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Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 PM
Patty’s fairy garden workshop at the library over the summer was a big hit so we’ve invited her back to help us create our own beautiful fall centerpieces to display on Thanksgiving!
Patty will instruct participants how to craft a unique centerpiece which will include two candles, fall flowers in a seasonal container (think gourds and pumpkins).  All supplies will be provided to you.
Cost to attend is $26 per centerpiece. 
Please register at the library by November 10th.
Payment due when registering.
*Image above does not reflect actual centerpiece you’ll be making*

The library is once again offering tickets for our annual FALL HARVEST BASKET RAFFLE. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and can be purchased at the library or the Shabbona Cafe. Money raised from ticket sales are invested in library programming.  Last year we raised over $700!  We hope to raise even more this year. We are grateful to the individuals and businesses who have donated items to be included in the basket. This year’s basket contains gift certificates to the following businesses:

Wisted’s Supermarket
Honey Hill Orchard
Jonamac Orchard
Wrigley’s Garage
Shabbona Cafe
Ka-Ti Flowers
Screamers
R&R Pub  

PLUS:  Handmade soap and lotion by Toft Touch Soaps of Somonauk, fall table runner by Judy Sprinkle,  dish cloth by Linda Novotny, pumpkin bread from Carole Melton. Jonamac apple wine, candles, fall decor, books, and DVDs.

Over $300 worth of gift certificates and items!
Drawing for the basket winner will take place at 6:30 PM at the library on October 10th.  You need not be present to win.

The library will be closed Friday, March 10th so that staff can attend a library staff development day with other library professionals in DeKalb.  We will be back on Saturday morning at 9 am.

Congratulations LESA CLANIN on being the winner of the HARVEST BASKET RAFFLE!

Thanks go out to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and to all the businesses that donated items for the basket.  We raised $750 for library programming!

Join us at the library on Saturday, May 7th from 10am-12pm and make beautiful paper flower bouquets to present to Mom on Mother’s Day!  Children under 10 years old should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.

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congrats

OLIVIA MONTEIRO is the WINNER of a $25 gift card for her VISUAL JOURNAL entry in the 2nd Annual ICHS ART GALLERY hosted by the library.  Congrats, Olivia!

Thig readis year the Flewellin Memorial Library will be participating in The Big Read, a national program that offers grants to support organizations in developing community-wide programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.  We’d like to invite members of our community to join us in reading the book In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.  The library will host a book discussion and showing of the film starring Salma Hayek. If you are interested in participating with us, give us a call at 815-824-2079, email at shabbonalibrary@gmail.com, or stop in. Those who participate will receive a free copy of the book. Please let us know by March 1st if you’d like to participate.  The film showing and book discussion will be scheduled in March pending the amount of interest shown.

spring

Once again we’ll be offering a number of programs to keep kids busy over Spring Break.

March 18th–Indian Creek High School Art Gallery.  Join us at the library from 5-6:30 to view some amazing art by local high school art students.  Light refreshments will be served.

March 21st & 22ndGame DAYS!  We’ll have board games and a Wii available from 3-7pm on both days. If the kids get stir crazy send them down to the library.

March 24thDr. Seuss’s Birthday Party 2:30
We’ll read a few favorites by Dr. Seuss, enjoy some birthday cupcakes and watch the movie Horton Hears a Who.  We ask that parents or older sibling accompany children under 8 years old.

March 25th—Family Movie Night and Pizza! 5-7pm
We’ll be showing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (PG-13).  Spend an evening at the library enjoying a movie and pizza with friends and family. Donations welcome. Parents or sibling should accompany children under 8 years old

Due to the hazardous weather conditions the library will remain closed today.  Authorities have advised that people avoid traveling as roads are considerably icy.