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Butterflies, Bees, Gardens & Trees
Monday, August 8th at 7pm

Weather patterns can affect your food production, your life and your health. On Monday, August 8th at 7pm, Duane Friend, an Environmental and Energy Stewardship Educator with the University of Illinois Extension, will discuss the basics of weather and show how something as simple as rain, or lack thereof, will affect you.


Check out all the topics we will cover in this year's gardening series here.

Travelogue Program
Thursday, August 11th at 7pm

The final installment of our annual Travelogue series will be a presentation by Thomas Estabrook on Thursday, August 11th at 7pm. Estabrook is a junior at Grinnell College and has spent this past spring semester studying abroad in Prague, followed by a summer of travel and work. He will talk about the country and its culture, geography, and politics as well as his experiences as a college student studying in the Czech Republic.

Book Clubs

The Jacksonville Area Senior Center Book Club will meet on Tuesday, August 16, at 11:00am in the Community Park Building (1309 S. Main St.) to discuss "Women in Wartime". Outreach Librarian Diane Hollendonner will share information about how women have served during times of war, both at home and in the military. Participants are encouraged to bring items and stories to share.

The Community Book Club will meet on Thursday, August 18th at 7pm in the library meeting room to discuss and choose books for this year's reading list. The Community Book Club runs from September-May each year and all community members are invited to join the discussion. Books can be checked out from the library or purchased from Our Town Books on the square.

Antiques Appraisal Event Returns
Monday, August 22nd from 1-4pm

After the overwhelming response to last year's event, antique expert Mark Moran from PBS Antiques Roadshow will return to appraise your objects at this program. The event is free, but registration is required. Registration opens on Monday, August 8th. Call or stop by the library to register. Private appraisals may be scheduled for a fee paid directly to Mr. Moran. The public is welcome to observe.