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Warm Up With a Good Book!
Adult Winter Read
February 1-28

An adult reading program where you read a Blizzard of Books to help  keep cabin fever away. Disappear in a storm of stories and
READ as much as you like!
Enter each book that you’ve read between February 1st and February 28th online at
For each book you’ve read (does not have to be a library book), you get to pick which grand prize drawing you would like to enter!
No registration required.
Please ask Staff if you need any help with submissions.
Participants do NOT need a library card or to read library items!
Grand prizes
* Kindle Fire 7 + selection of digital movies
* $50 in Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon gift cards & $20 AMC gift card
* 2 tickets to any 2019 Summer Season Production of your choice at the Little Theatre On the Square
* Starbucks gift basket

THANK YOU! To our generous sponsors:
The Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon
The Little Theatre On the Square
Starbucks (Charleston)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Purchase a great find for yourself or your sweetie...we have everything from fiction to non-fiction, DVDs, and children’s books...something for all your loved ones!
Friday, February 8, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, February 9, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Charleston Carnegie Public Library Book Sale Room

Hardcover books, audio books, DVDs and vinyl records are $2. Paperback books, children’s books, music CDs, puzzles and games are 50¢. There also is a large selection of sale books for 25¢.
Books are sorted into categories such as Mystery, Romance,
Sci-fi/Fantasy, Hobbies & Crafts, History, Inspiration, Biography, Cookbooks, Sports, Gardening, Classics, and Children’s books.
We accept cash or checks.
All proceeds from the book sale support the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. Thank you for your support!
For Kids
Preschool Story Time
Mondays, February 11-April 22
We will be CLOSED Monday,
February 18

10:30am, 1:15pm, or 5:30pm
Tuesdays, February 12-April 23
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
Wake up Mr. Turtle for story time. Come enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. This is one program, presented at 4 different times to enjoy the fun.  
Books & Babies
Thursdays, February 14-April 25
Craft Room
Ages infant through 36 months with caregiver.
Bouncing rhymes, songs, finger plays, stories, and other early literacy fun will be presented. 
Make and Take
Saturday, February 2
10:30am-4:00pm, or while
supplies last.
KidSpace Atrium
Kids under eight, please bring a
grown-up to help.
Make special Valentines for your loved ones! Drop in  to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home!
Library Legos
Thursday, February 7
Rotary Room A
Grades K-8
Kids under eight, please bring a grownup to help! If you love Legos, join us as we build together, take on challenges, show off building skills, and just have fun. 
New KidSpace Staff
Join us in welcoming our newest KidSpace staff members!

Daniel recently moved here from Kentucky where he worked in a public library and is overjoyed to have the opportunity to continue his library journey with us. Favorite book: The Maze Runner series James Dashner 
Brenda came to the area a year and a half ago to help care for her granddaughter. Having visited the library on numerous occasions, she was excited to see the opening for a library associate and is enjoying learning this new position.  Favorite Book: Love Comes Softly series by Jeanette Oke.
For Teens
Teen Buttons!
Tuesday, February 5
Middle & High Schoolers
Make your own custom buttons! Limit of 2 buttons per student. 
Teen Craftivity
Tuesday, February 12
Middle & High Schoolers
Make a DIY project here and take it home. Hinged “Altoid” style tins become keepsake boxes with decorative paper and trim!
For Adults
Black History Month Movie
In honor of Black History Month, come watch these Oscar nominated and winning films featuring African- American actors, writers, and directors; including this year’s nominees for Best Picture, Best Director,and Best Adapted Screenplay. We must remember that representation matters.
“We’ve got to keep telling our stories because our experiences are so broad and rich and multifaceted there isn’t just one way to be black...The more stories we share the more reflective we can be of the whole diverse African-American community.” - Oprah Winfrey

Black Panther: Monday, February 4, 5:00pm
Rotary B, Rated PG-13

Glory, Wednesday, February 13, 1:00pm
Rotary B, Rated R

Get Out, Tuesday, February 19, 6:00pm
Rotary B, Rated R

BlacKKKlansman, Monday, February 25, 5:30pm
Rotary B, Rated R

Hearts & Kisses
Tuesday, February 5
Rotary Room B
Adults 18+
Decorate a “Kiss Jar” for
February. Give it to your Valentine filled with candy hearts, flowers, or chocolate kisses. And if time permits, there will be another small heart project-a garland or wreath.
"Let's Go & Grow": Tips on Successful Seed Starting
Wednesday, February 6
Rotary Room A
Local Master Gardeners will talk about seed selection and germination. Gardening tips will be shown, demonstrating the differences between container gardening and in-ground planting. Handouts and seed starter kits will be provided after the program while supplies last.
Grandma's Got Gmail Open House
Friday, February 8
Information Desk Area
Irritated with technology? Not sure how to use the tablet
or smart phone your kids thought you needed?
Be a part of our Grandma’s Got Gmail outreach program. We have teamed up with volunteers from Eastern Illinois University’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism office who can work with you one on one to help you with all of your technology needs. Anything from, “What’s an App?” to “How do I put a profile picture on Facebook?” and everything in-between! Feel free to bring your own devices and any questions you have. Hope to see you and your friends there!
Cozy Mystery Meetup
Wednesday, February 20
447 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL

We’re ooing Off Campus!!! Join us for a Cozy Mystery Meetup at Charleston’s locally owned and operated cafe specializing in blended teas, lemonades, shakes, smoothies, pastries and more. Come and share about your favorite cozy mystery author or book! Hope to see you and your friends there!
Senior Social Group: Pie
Wednesday, February 27
Rotary Room B
Did you know that February  is the Great American Pie Month? Let’s celebrate Pie month with: PIE! We’ll discuss our favorites, share pie baking fails, try samples, and exchange memories of pie making and eating! Free coffee, tea, and great conversation. Hope to see you, and bring a friend!
Make sure you check out the Ready To Respond newsletter brought to you by the Charleston Fire Department!
Fri 1 Winter Read Starts!
Sat 2 Make and Take 10:30am-4:00pm
Sun 3  
Mon 4 Black History Month Movie
Tues 5 Teen Buttons 4:00pm-5:00pm

Hearts & Kisses 6:00pm
Wed 6 Let's Go & Grow 1:00pm
Thurs 7 Library Legos 4:00pm-5:15pm
Fri 8 Library Book Sale 10:00am-6:00pm

Grandma's Got Gmail Open House 2:00pm
Sat 9 Library Book Sale 10:00am-5:00pm
Sun 10  
Mon 11 Preschool Story Time 10:30am, 1:15pm, or 5:30pm
Tues 12 Preschool Story Time 10:30am

Teen Craftivity 4:00pm-5:00pm
Wed 13 Black History Month Movie
Thurs 14 Books & Babies 10:30am
Fri 15  
Sat 16  
Sun 17  
Mon 18 CLOSED for Staff Training
Tues 19 Preschool Story Time 10:30am

Black History Month Movie
Wed 20 Cozy Mystery Meetup 5:30pm-6:30pm
Thurs 21 Books & Babies 10:30am
Fri 22  
Sat 23  
Sun 24  
Mon 25 Preschool Story Time 10:30am, 1:15pm, or 5:30pm

Black History Month Movie
Tues 26 Black History Month Movie
Wed 27 Senior Social Group: Pie! 11:00am
Thurs 28 Books & Babies 10:30am

End of Winter Read!
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