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NEW PROGRAM Family Story Time – Thursdays at 1:00

1:00 Family Story Time with Ms. Ashtyn

1:00 Family Story Time with Ms. Ashtyn Begins Thursday, January 9th

JAN 9 – Being Kind to Friends

JAN 16 – Feelings

JAN 23 – Pete the Cat

JAN 30 – SPECIAL TIME 10:30 Money Minded Story Time with Mr. Joe from the State Treasurer’s Office

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PLEASE fill out our: Library Usage Survey

The Watseka Library is currently planning programming for May, June and July. In an effort to better suit the needs of our patrons, please take a moment to fill out this survey.

New Library Hours Begin February 17, 2020
Monday and Tuesday 9-7
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1

American Heart Month Programs – February 20th beginning at 10:00

In observance of American Heart Month, the library will host two timely presentations to raise awareness on the importance of having a healthy heart.  Personnel from Iroquois Memorial Hospital will be at the library to lead the discussion on Thursday morning, February 20.  “Ways to Live a Heart Healthy Life, From Age 1-100” from 10:00-10:30 am will be presented by Marsha Hubert, Registered Nurse.  “Eat  Smart for a Healthy Heart” will be led by Holly Issac, Registered Dietitian from 10:30-11:00 AM.  Everyone can benefit from learning ways to keep their hearts healthy. In addition to these programs, blood pressure screenings will be done from 10:00 to Noon.  This program is free and open to the public.  Sign up is not required

Keep Your Heart Healthy


John Deere: a Discussion of the History and Future of Agriculture

The program will be presented March 31st at 6:30 PM. Using the format of a first person dialogue, Brian Ellis will portray Deere in the setting of a private board meeting as Deere announces his retirement from John Deere & Company. During the portrayal, Ellis will show the founder of the company reflecting on his life of successes and struggles. Ellis is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, historian, and naturalist who lives in Bishop Hill, Illinois. He has worked with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the Field Museum in Chicago. The Friends of the Watseka Public Library group is hosting the program which is free and open to the public . The Illinois Humanities Council has provided funding for the program: Ellis is a participant in the Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

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