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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale: Friday, October 17 - Saturday, October 18

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Fall Book Sale, October 17th and 18th in our upstairs Community Room. The hours will be as follows: Friday, October 17: 9am - 8pm and Saturday, October 18: 9am - 1pm. We will have a variety of media for sale so please make time to stop in and shop, see you there!

Ted X Talks-"The Power of Disconnection": Wednesday, October 22: 6-7pm

Based on "TED Talks", join us at the library to watch a short, inspirational and thought provoking TED topic film. This session we will watch "The Power of Disconnection" with speaker Drew Dudley. If you would like to learn more about TED Talks, you can check them out on YouTube. To sign up to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Brown Bag Movie Day: Thursday, October 23: 12:30am-3pm

We will be watching the recently released to DVD, "Blended", rated PG-13 and starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Please feel free to bring a "brown bag" lunch to enjoy while we watch the film and visit. Stop by the library or call 309-523-3440 to sign up to attend.

Make a Fall Leaf Basket: Friday, October 24: 2-4pm

We will be making small baskets out of autumn leaves! We will begin on Friday, October 24th and then come back Friday, October 31st to put the finishing touches on. Registration is required, please call 309-523-3440 or stop in to the library to do so.

Book Quilt Raffle

In honor of our 100th birthday, we are raffling off the gorgeous book quilt that was on display at our 100th birthday party made by the Quilting by the River group. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and are available at the library circulation desk. if you would like to see the quilt, it is currently in our display case near the entrance for viewing. The drawing will be held Tuesday, December 30th.

Check Out Some New Non Fiction!

The library is pleased to announce that we have recently received a grant to purchase new non-fiction DVD's for our collection! This includes documentaries, concerts, instructional videos, popular television and much more. All DVD's purchased with the grant are on display near the music section. They are free and check out for one week. Stop in and pick a few up today!

River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Election

The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees has five positions up for election in April 2015: Library Trustee, 4 year term (three positions) and Library Trustee, 2 year term (two positions). Any person who resides within the library district and is a registered voter is eligible to run for office. Interested parties may pick up an election packet at the library.

Building Expansion Information

At a special meeting held on Feb. 4th 2013, the "Old Academy" Site was chosen as the preferred site for our building expansion project. The secondary choice was remaining at the exisiting site. Please click on the "Library Expansion" tab to the left of this page for more information. Also, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please call the library.

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