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HEALTHY FOODS CAN BE DELICIOUS-II

HealthyEatingEveryone had so much fun learning about healthy eating last fall that we decided to do it again! Join us on Monday, March 16, from 6:30-8:00 PM and see how you can make healthy AND delicious food. Judy Regnier will be cooking and sharing different recipes and discussing ways to flavor healthy food options. There will be tastings and participants will get copies of recipes used. Registration is required for this program and should be received by Thursday, March 12, by calling the library at 815-694-2800 or by completing the online registration.

 

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Homebound Healthcare of Kankakee will be back on Wednesday, March 18, at 2:00 PM for another Sit & Fit exercise program. Attendees will learn ways to increase range of motion, stretch, turn, and breathe in a non-weight bearing format. Discover ways to become more mobile and get yourself going. Many helpful healthy tips will also be shared. For more information or to register for this program, call 815-694-2800 or complete the online registration.

NEW CAKE PAN COLLECTION

The library is now offering a wide variety of shaped cake pans for checkout! Novelty shapes such as teddy bears, castles, tractors, and footballs are available as well as round, heart, and hexagonal tiered pans. Also available are different sized cupcake pans, tart/quiche pans, and springform pans. A Castle Decorating Kit and a Carousel Kit can also be used. A set of decorating tips is also available. Items may be checked out for a two week period. Many pans include baking and decorating directions and ideas. See a list of available cake pans or contact the library at 815-694-2800.

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ZINIO FOR LIBRARIES

Central Citizens’ Library District is now offering access to dozens of popular magazines that can be read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through Zinio for Libraries. Recently added magazines include Bon Appetit, Brides, and Self. See the complete list of available magazine titles here. All magazines are complete editions, some with enhanced content such as audio and video. Get started with Zinio by setting up your accounts, one to view the library’s magazine collection and one for your personal viewing collection. Get helpful tips setting up your account here. Best of all, there is no waiting list and no need to return issues!

Central Tots

The Central Tots program will be starting up again for this coming school year. The first session will be on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 6:30 PM. This program is for preschool-age children and features read-aloud stories, some skills work, and a related craft. It is also an opportunity for both children and parents to socialize with others. The Tots program is offered twice a week with an evening session on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and a repeat session on Friday mornings at 10:00 AM. No registration is required. Contact the library at 815-694-2800 for further information.

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