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Saturday, October 1st

The library is hosting a Roots Music festival on Saturday, October 1st! The gates open at 9:30a.m. and the first act goes on at 10a.m. We have a superb lineup of regional and national talent. Drop in or spend the day! Refreshments will be available and people are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets. This festival is open to all ages. For a complete listing of acts and more details about the festival, visit the Bookstock Facebook page.

Music Under the Dome Concert
Sunday, October 9th at 4pm

Jacksonville’s own Robert Sampson will be performing on Sunday, October 9th at 4pm. He is a talented Blues musician and a six-time winner of the Illinois Central Blues Club’s Blues Challenge. Robert has competed in the International Blues Challenge in  Memphis, Tennessee on several occasions and has been a finalist three times. He tours nationally performing original compositions as well as popular favorites.


Humanities Film Series
Thursday, October 20th at 6:30pm

The theme of the fourth annual Humanities Film Series is Perspectives on Power and Responsibility. Partnering with MacMurray College, on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30pm the library will be screening A Face in the Crowd, the 1957 film about a rising music star, a crafty music producer, and the influence they yield. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Library Director Chris Ashmore.




September Book Clubs

The next meeting of the Community Book Club will be on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm to discuss The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley. Books can be checked out from the library or purchased at Our Town Books on the square. You can find a complete list of books and meeting times here.

The next Senior Book Club will be held at the Community Park Center on Tuesday, October 25th at 11am to discuss Halloween Legends. The discussion will be led by Outreach Librarian Diane Hollendonner. Participants are encouraged to bring an item to story to share.