Warm up with some quilts and some good companionship at the CCLD Winter Quilt Retreat January 29-February 1. Anyone can join this group for the weekend, day, or just come whenever you can. The quilting starts on Thursday, January 29, from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM. Everything can remain set up for quilting again on Friday, January 30, from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM. You do not have to be here the whole time. Quilting will resume at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 31, until 9:00 PM and then again on Sunday, February 1, from 10:30 AM-6:00 PM. Quilters may come and go to meet their own schedules. Bring your meals, wear comfortable clothes, and bring a big project or lots of small ones! Dinner will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a fun and creative experience. If you are interested in joining us for the Winter Quilt Retreat, please register by January 26 to help determine how many tables will be needed. In the event of bad weather, the retreat will be cancelled. Call the library at 815-694-2800 or register here.
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.
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!
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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