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Charles B. Phillips Library Fundraiser -- Charlie's Fall Fling

Oct 13 2018 10:00 am
Oct 13 2018 10:00 am

Bring your family and friends to Charles B. Phillips Library's Fundraiser, Charlie's Fall Fling on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at 13820 County Line Road Newark, IL (Meadowlands Farm). Play old-fashion games, stop by the Redbud Creek Farm stand, enjoy great music by Kevin & the Infinite Possibilities, free popcorn provided by Heartland Bank, purchase taffy apples from Newark PTO, get lost in a corn maze, create festive fall crafts, go on a hay ride and much more!

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                              

Admission fee is $5 and food will be available at an additional cost. For any questions contact the library at 815.695.5851. Help raise funds for Charles B. Phillips Library's programming.

National Night Out

Aug 7 2018 5:00 pm
Aug 7 2018 8:00 pm

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Front Street Park in Newark.

                                                                                     

Join us at the library at 6:00 p.m. for a special Storytime with Kendall County Deputy and Newark Fire Fighter.

Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles

Jul 18 2018 2:00 pm
Jul 18 2018 3:00 pm

Join us at the library for Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles on Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. 

                                                                      

 

Free event tickets can be picked up at the library starting July 5. Tickets must be presented day of program.

Meet Louisa May Alcott

Jul 19 2018 6:30 pm
Jul 19 2018 6:30 pm

 

                                                                                                      

In celebration of the classic book Little Women turning 150 years old, Leslie Goddard will be portraying the author, Louisa May Alcott on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Miss Alcott will share stories of her poverty-filled childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and how Little Women came to be. Open to the public.

 

                                                                                                                     

Author Talk: Growing Up Hall and Tall By Lynnette Diane Hall Johnson

May 31 2018 6:30 pm
May 31 2018 7:30 pm

“Newark High school was indeed a family affair.” Local author, Lynnette Diane Hall Johnson will be at the library on Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her memoir; Growing Up Hall and Tall: A Memoir of Living in the Bosom of a Large Family. Her book addresses living on a farm, memories of attending Newark High, to other memories of local towns including, Lisbon and Morris. 

                                                                                           

Author Talk

May 31 2018 6:30 pm
May 31 2018 7:30 pm

“Newark High school was indeed a family affair.” Local author, Lynnette Diane Hall Johnson will be at the library on Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her memoir, Growing Up Hall and Tall. Her book addresses living on a farm, memories of attending Newark High, to other memories of local towns including, Lisbon and Morris.

                                                                                                        

Your Best Garage Sale Yet!

Mar 1 2018 6:30 pm
Mar 1 2018 7:45 pm

                                                                             

Garage sale season is just around the corner. Beth Randall will outline the best tips and ideas for making your garage sale successful on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. You will learn how to price your items, how to get the crowds to come to your sale, and most importantly how to get the customers to make a purchase! Beth is very knowledgeable on the art of garage sales and will share all the  inside secrets with you.

 

The Underground Railraod

Feb 15 2018 6:30 pm
Feb 15 2018 7:45 pm

                                                                           

In honor of Black History month, Terrance Lynch will be portraying the owner of a “Safe House” in Illinois on Thursday, February 15  at 6:30 p.m. Hear how a safe house was used as a stopping point for slaves to gain rest and nourishment before going on to safety in Canada. Several safe houses in the Chicagoland area will be highlighted.

 

 

Holiday Closing

Jan 1 2018 10:00 am
Jan 1 2018 6:00 pm

The library will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance of New Year's Day. 

                                                

Christmas at Marshall Field's Presented by Leslie Goddard

Dec 21 2017 6:30 pm
Dec 21 2017 7:45 pm

                                                                            

Leslie Goddard's illustrated lecture traces the store’s beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays, the toy department, Cozy Cloud cottage, and the Christmas catalog. See family photos with Santa Claus over the years and peek behind-the-scenes at the employee party. And of course, meet Uncle Mistletoe and his family on Thursday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.         

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