Each month, we host a variety of events for adults, including book discussions, movie events, crafting, computer classes, tasting events, and so much more!
If you have any questions about our adult programs or ideas for future programs, please contact Catherine Bailey at 217-342-2464, ext. 29.
Congratulations to JR Elder who finished first in the Second Annual Get Bookin’ 5K! For more race results, click here. Thanks again to everyone for supporting the new library! Fun race pictures are available at the library’s Facebook page.
The learning doesn’t end with the event, check below for handouts and other information from past events.
Instagram & Twitter – Our presenters introduced us to these two forms of social media and walked us through the basics of using them.
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Presenters: Instagram – Sara Smith, Twitter – Susan Lorenz
1. Twitter 101
Seed Starting Class – Our presenters walked us through the process of starting seeds indoors. Handouts with tips and information about starting seeds and general gardening information were distributed.
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Presenters: Master Gardener Larry Johnson, Master Gardener Intern Janet Kennedy and Master Gardener Purnima Shah
1. Seed Starting Basics: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8703.html
For years following 2013: http://www.yougrowgirl.com/2006/03/31/the-lazy-gardeners-seed-starting-chart/
4. Frost Tolerance of Vegetables and Flowers: www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/frost-tolerance
5. Cold Resistant Definition: http://www.cactuspedia.info/note-book/Dictionary/Dictionary_C/dictionary_cold_resistance_cold_hardy.htm
6. Click on the “sheets” below for various garden tips.
Ghost Hunting in Illinois – Bruce Cline and Kale Meggs of the Little Egypt Ghost Society spoke about Southern IL hauntings, equipment used in ghost hunting and how to capture spirits with a camera.
Date: February 25, 2013
Presenters: Bruce Cline, author of History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois and More History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois; and Kale Meggs, author of 99 Nooses: Illinois Justice at the End of a Rope, 1779-1896.
1. Tips for Capturing Ghosts with Your Camera
Pinterest 101 - Learn the basics for getting started on Pinterest.
Date: January 24, 2013 & February 14, 2013
Presenter: Joanna, HML Staff
1. Pinterest 101 Presentation
Mother and Daughter After Hours – Mothers and daughters came together at HML to make scrumptious stocking stuffer body scrubs and eco-friendly newspaper gift bags.
Local Author Night – Eighteen local authors and one local harpist set up shop at HML to talk about their books as well as sell and sign them.
Date: November 8, 2012
Local Author Contact List
Sculptures On the Avenues – Participants took a stroll around downtown Effingham and learned about fourteen of the sculptures placed there as part of the Sculptures On the Avenues program.
Date: October 3, 2012
Presenter: Vicki, HML Staff
1. Sculptures On the Avenues Presentation
Exploring Vegetarian Cooking – HML Library Director Amanda McKay presented on her reasons for cutting meat out of her diet, shared recipes and tips on where to buy great vegetarian products locally.