We Invite You to Attend a Library Program in March

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Leaving February, to me, is always a bit like picking up the wrapping paper after opening Christmas gifts…it is a job I love to have finished. I look at the first of March as a huge step towards spring, and while I will admit to still wearing my winter coat to work today, I have been thrilled this week to enjoy being outside more and to hearing birds singing in the mornings. We obviously have not had the typical cold and snowy January and February that Illinois tends to provide, but it hasn’t been spring quite yet either!

As the person who arranges the adult program schedule for EPLD, I feel like I am always looking at the “next season.” While we are decorated with valentine hearts and displays of comfort food books, on my side of the desk, I am thinking of who to contact for a program on creating spring wreaths or preparing for Easter vacation car trips. (In reality, I think it keeps me in a state of perpetual confusion as to what day/month/year today actually is, but that could just be who I am anyway.) So, now that we are entering the month I have been living in for the past 4 weeks, I am excited to share some of the events Eureka Public Library has planned for March. I’ll leave these in a list format since that is the way we post the event schedule in our our e-newsletter and on our website, www.eurekapl.org. If you would like a “calendar” of events, drop by and grab one off the desk at EPLD. For more information or to register for any of these, just give us a call at 467-2922. Have a great first day of March!

March Schedule:

Thursdays, March 1 and 15, 9:30 a.m.- Stacks & Snacks.  We will be showing off the newest books and  talking about the authors that have been added here at EPLD on the first Thursday and on March 15, we look forward to talking about what you are reading! Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and light snack while we talk books.

Saturday, March 3, 9a.m.-noon.ATTENTION PARENTS:Is Your Child Miserable & Medicated? Does your child suffer from allergies, asthma, food sensitivities & intolerances, eczema, ADD or headaches?  Dr. Leslie Quiram is offering a FREE ($150 value) screening for children on Saturday, March 3from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Eureka Public Library.  This 10 minute computerized screening will tell you what stressors (mold, mites, foods, pollens, animals, etc) are contributing to your child’s issues.  The screening is intended to be informative and educational.  For more information on this FDA-cleared technology visit http://drquiram.nanosrt.com.Following the computerized inspection each attendee will receive a print-out and complete report of findings from Dr. Quiram.  Appointments are required.  Please call the library at 309-467-2922. Dr. Quiram can be reached at 309-965-2384. 

Mondays, March 5 and 19, 3-4 p.m.-Young Mom’s Group. On the first and third Monday afternoons of this month we are partnering with the Baby Fold (Bloomington) to provide some time for young moms to meet, socialize and enjoy themselves. Snacks and babysitting for 0-5 year olds is provided for those attending this afternoon group time. For more information please call Jen Guidebeck at 309-532-7026.

 Mondays, March 5 and 12, 6:30 p.m. -Learn to Knit Lace.Mary McSweeney is teaching this class on learning to knit lace. Cost for the class is $20. Supply list includes size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn.  Must know how to knit and purl. Please sign up at the Library!

Tuesdays, March 6 and 20, 6:30 p.m. Sit and Stitch.Call the Library at 467-2922 for details.

Friday, March 9, 4:30-6 p.m.-Brock Eastman Book-Signing. Brock will be here selling and signing copies of his books and talking with those interested in learning more about publishing. Brock lives in Colorado and works as aproduct marketing manager forFocus of the Family. Brock is also the author of two young adult books, HowlSage and Taken, and co-author of Showdown With the Sheperd,an Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station book.

Mondays, March 12 and 26, 3:30-5 p.m. Tween Scrapbooking-for our middle school friends. We will be making cards on the 12th and working with wire on the 26th! Free, but you must register.

Monday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.-Card-making for Active Duty Military. We will be making all occasion cards and working with embossing. The cards we make are sent to US troops serving overseas. Cost for the evening is $5, which covers supplies and postage.

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.-Seed Starting.Woodford County Master Gardener Sue Rowen guides us through how seed starting can be economical, challenging and fun in this Master Gardener presentation. Seed starting has come a long way since those first little Dixie cups of soil we all worked with in elementary school! Free, but we require registration.

Friday, March 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m.-Rules of the Road class.Taught by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Be prepared for your driver’s test! Free and open to anyone ages 16 and older. Registration is not required for this class.

Thursday March 22, 6:30 p.m. Creating Wreaths from Recycled Materials. Susan and Val return, with more ideas for fun ways to re-use, or re-create in a fun new way! We will be making door wreaths using old player piano sheet music! Free, but we are limiting enrollment so be sure and sign up!

Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.-Scrapbooking Tools and Techniques. Debi Smith directs this program as we work with wire while making fun and interesting cards and scrapbook pages. The EPLD Cricut cutter is available for use during this time as well. Cost for the evening is $5 and covers all materials. All projects are yours to take home!

Tuesday, March 27, 3:30 –5 p.m.-Master Gardener Help Desk.Do you have a plant problem or gardening dilemma? Stop by and check with our experts! The Woodford County Master Gardeners provide this free service.

Thursday, March 29, 6:30 pm-”Quilt Gardens Tour” traveloguein the Activity Room at the Eureka Apostolic Home. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful pictures of the northern Indiana Amish Quilt Gardens. Our hostess, Woodford County Master Gardener Lisa Hill was inspired to create this travelogue during her 2011 tour of the area. Lisa is eager to share the pictures of beautiful gardens, quilt murals and lovely people. This travelogue is free and open to the community.