Meeting Room B

Coal Swamps, Coral Reefs, and Continental Glaciers

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Raymond Wiggers, author of the popular earth-science guidebook Geology Underfoot in Illinois,presents an illustrated lecture incorporating a diverse selection of outstanding scenic locales and geologic sites in Illinois. The presentation covers all major sections of the state---from Chicago's monumental downtown to the great river valleys of the central counties, and from the canyons and lead mines of the Galena region to the soaring cliffs of Shawnee National Forest, far to the south.
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Pet Projects

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
(Grades 4-6) Have a pet you want to pamper? Learn how to make a catnip pillow and no-bake doggy treats! Please register. Here is a list of the ingredients we'll be using:

pumpkin puree
peanut butter
milk
oats
coconut oil
shredded coconut
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CANCELLED, DO NOT REGISTER: Margin Project Booktalks

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
(Grades 4-6) Are you looking for a new way to read and talk about books? Come learn about the Margin Project, where you write thoughts and questions in books as you read, then other readers write back! At this program you'll hear awesome book talks, see Margin Project examples, and suggest books you'd like to see added to the collection! Please register.
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The Men of Omaha Beach

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Men of Omaha Beach paints the picture of Omaha Beach on 6 June 1944 and provides insight into the how and where the Normandy Invasion took place. After a brief introduction to why Omaha Beach, we focus upon individuals from the US 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions in the initial assault waves who overcame the German defenses and upon men of the US 2nd Ranger Battalion who captured the German gun positions at Pointe du Hoc. They are the men responsible for the success of the risky endeavor we call D-Day. Their lives before and after D-Day are briefly described.
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