Making Music with the BELLETONES
Saturdays at 10:00 am – 10:30am. FEB.17, MARCH 24, APRIL 21 & MAY 19
Kids of all ages! Sing-a-long with Kids’ Classic Songs. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.
Art Workshops Inspired by Black History Month
No skills or prior knowledge necessary. All workshops are free with supplies provided. Older children are welcome with a parent. No registration required.
Sun, Feb 18, 2:30pm – Create a Romare Bearden College with artist DeSande R. Bearden is the king of collage! Using color paper, magazine pieces, pencil, glue, and copies of photographs, you can discover a whole new way of making art. Please bring photo copies of photographs of people you admire or have really had a positive impact on your life. Incorporating these images and materials you can make a memorable scene.
Tue, Feb 27, 6pm – Watercolors by local artist Trish Ollie. A wonderful experience with watercolor to create. Even if you have never painted before. Surprise yourself!
BOOK WRITING, PUBLISHING, & MARKETING: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 from 4-5 PM
In this practical program for aspiring and published writers, Kentucky author Eddie Price talks about his road to publishing his award-winning book, Widder’s Landing, now in its 4th printing.
Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00pm
Learn about what it takes to write, publish and market your book. Open to teens & adults.
CLASS DISMISSED: A film about learning outside of the classroom
Showcases a growing trend in alternative education strategies that are working for many families.
THURS., FEB. 22 AT 5:30 PM SAT., FEB. 24 AT 3:00 PM
90 minute free film for parents will be followed by a discussion led by Renee Schwartz, MS in Curriculum & Instruction
Children’s Winter/Spring 2018 Programs:
- Family-Style Story Times. Tuesdays at 10:00 am Feb. 13 — April 24. Join Ms. Pat & Ms. Wendy for a weekly story time for 0 to 6 yr. olds .
- Making Music with THE BELLETONES. Saturdays at 10:00 am. Feb. 17, March 24, April 21 & May 19. Sing-a-long with kids’ classics! NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Kids of all ages!
- CLASS DISMISSED: A film about learning outside of the classroom. THURS., FEB. 22 AT 5:30 PM SAT., FEB. 24 AT 3:00 PM 90 minute free film for parents will be followed by a discussion led by Renee Schwartz, MS in Curriculum & Instruction
- FREE Parenting Workshops. 1st FRIDAY 10:30-11:00 AM Led by Dr. Erica Jowett Hirst. March 2 – Managing Bedtime Difficulties. April 6 – Improving Social Skills. May 4 – Managing Challenging Behavior.
- LET’S WRITE! YOUNG POETS’ WORKSHOPS (4th – 8th Graders) Saluki Writers Project (led by SIU English Grad Students) Tuesdays 4:30 — 5:30 pm Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27 & April 3 ONGOING REGISTRATION BEGINS FEB. 1.
- ‘WONDER’ FREE SPRING BREAK FAMILY MOVIE. Wednesday March 14 at 1:00 pm. THE STORY OF A 10-YEAR OLD BOY GOING TO SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME. Free Popcorn! NO TICKETS REQUIRED — DROP IN!
- FARMER JASON!!! followed by “Almost Earth Day” activities Sat., April 21 at 1:00 pm A ROLLICKING, LIVE SHOW WITH SING-A-LONGS & DANCING. Award-winning entertainer brings original songs of nature, ecology & farming through folk/country/rock/punk music.
- “PARTNERS IN READING.” A free program for kids in grades 1–5. Kids explore books and reading activities one-to-one with their reading partners (SIUC students). Partners will select reading materials based on individual interests. Feb. 28 – April 19. Wed or Thurs 4 – 5pm. Sign up for 1 hour/week. Register at the Circulation Desk through Feb 11. Also, register by phone at 457-0354, ext. 7 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK WRITING, PUBLISHING, & MARKETING: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 4-5 PM In this practical program for aspiring and published writers, Kentucky author Eddie Price talks about his road to publishing his award-winning book, Widder’s Landing, now in its 4th printing. Learn about what it takes to write, publish and market your book. Open to teens & adults.
GAME ON: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 4-5 PM Play video games, board games, card games, whatever your heart desires. If it’s a game you can play it! We’ll have the X-Box and Wii U set up and we’ve got a large collection of tabletop games for you to play. Feel free to bring your own games too.
Art Workshops Inspired by Black History Month No skills or prior knowledge necessary. All supplies provided. All workshops are free. Older children are welcome with a parent.
- Create a Romare Bearden College with artist DeSande R. Sun, Feb 18, 2:30pm
- Watercolors by local artist Trish Ollie. Tue, Feb 27, 6pm
A Tale of Two States: IL & KY Presentation by author Eddie Price. See how deeply rooted Illinois history is woven into Kentucky. Learn about the states’ close relationship and influence that each state has had upon the other. This program is in partnership with Daniel Brush Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Wed, Feb 21 at 11am
Writing, Publishing, & Marketing Learn about the publishing industry today (the hard facts). Hear author Eddie Price speak about his approach to writing. Tuesday, Feb 20 at 4pm
Big Muddy Film Festival 2018 Screening of the 2018 John Michaels Social Justice Award Winner (films as activism that address themes of peace, justice, community action, human rights, and environmental conservation. Sunday, Feb 25 at 2pm
Brown Bag & A Book Discussion Group: Select any book or DVD (yours or the library’s) to share. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like. Meets each Monday at noon. Feb 26 from noon-1:00pm
Knitting:All experience levels welcome. Bring your own supplies. Feb 26 from noon-1:00pm (Library closed Feb 19.)
Open Tech Help: Thursdays, Feb 8, 15 & 22 available from 9-2:00pm
Bookmark Library Newsletter
See what’s going on at the library! Read the November-December 2017 Library Bookmark Newsletter!
NOW ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS
Yes, we will take your book donations! Bring ’em on! Our storage building is fixed and we’re ready to accept your used books.
- Please call ahead if you need to bring a large collection.
- Please, no mold or mildew (If books were stored in a damp basement or a hot garage, or if they smell funny–no thanks.)
Thank you for all of your support!
MUZZY CLUB teaches English, French, Spanish, Italian or German. It’s the fun way to learn a foreign language.
MUZZY CLUB, the award-winning BBC Language Course for Children is now available to CPL patrons through the library’s website using their 14-digit library card number. MUZZY CLUB uses functional language, repetition and “spiraling”. Words and phrases are first introduced and then reintroduced many times in several new contexts. MUZZY CLUB uses a natural immersion approach surrounding learners with visual, aural and contextual language, modeled on the way we learn our first language. It’s perfect for beginning to intermediate language learners of all ages.
PRINT FROM ANYWHERE!!!
You can now print from any device (laptop, cell phone or tablet), yours or ours, home or at the library. You will pick up the prints from our library circulation desk. Printing is in black/white and $0.10 per page. Give it a try!
Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group
Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group is a group of book lovers that meets together every Monday at the Carbondale Public Library. Discussions are friendly and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. We keep discussions limited to one hour starting promptly at noon. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a Carbondale Public Library cardholder to be a part of the group. Just bring your brown bag lunch and one book to discuss/share to the Library’s Meeting Room on Monday afternoons at noon!
3M Cloud Library – New and improved ebook and digital audiobook service!
Now you can check out ebooks and digital audiobooks from one convenient place, the 3M Cloud Library! Our e-book consortium is moving its entire collection from Overdrive (Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go) to the 3M Cloud Library (formerly called eRead Ilinois). This will provide you with access to more than 32,000 e-books! These ebooks and digital audiobooks can also be found when searching the online SHARE catalog. To download the new service or for more 3M Cloud Library information, go to http://ebook.3m.com. If you need assistance or a walk-through on how to use the new service, come to Open Help. (You can see our calendar available dates and times.) When signing in for the first time, remember to choose “Illinois Heartland Library System” as your library.
You can also use the service online at https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/illinoisheartland/Featured (Just remember to choose Illinois Heartland Library System from the list of libraries and systems.)
THE CARBONDALE HISTORICAL QUILT
The Carbondale Historical Quilt hangs is on display on the north ramp at the library. Finished in 1983, this quilt took 27 people two years to complete. The quilt is made up of 24 squares that depict important historical people, places and events from Carbondale, Illinois. Read More…
Have a library card from another town?
We no longer have a 5 item limit.
Now you can check out as many items as Carbondale card holders:
5 DVDs, 5 VHS, 5 video games, no limit on books and magazines!
Tax Documents for Taxpayers with Disabilities
Did you know the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides online tax products and services for taxpayers with disabilities? Individuals may visit the IRS Accessibility page (www.irs.gov/uac/IRS.gov-Accessibility) to download forms, publications, and other products and to access tax-related videos in English and American Sign Language. The IRS recommends checking the website often as it is continuously adding more products to assist persons with disabilities.
For Sale At The Library
Reusable Shopping Bags are $3 each. Choose from 3 different styles and colors. Logos created by patrons.
Available while supplies last.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LIBRARY!
Morningstar Mutual Funds Now Available Online
Morningstar Mutual Funds (paper version) is being discontinued at the library. You can now access the online version from home or at the library.
You will have access to their classic one-page summaries, as well as detailed mutual fund, stock, and exchange-traded fund analysed reports, real-time data, and investment tools.
This useful website and many others can be found on our website by clicking on the “Research” tab, located at the top of your screen.
Explore Your Family History at the Library
The Library’s Genealogy Resources: We have Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and African American Heritage Quest available. This useful website and many others can be found on our website by clicking on the “Research” tab, located at the top of your screen.
Student Resources and Scholarship Opportunities
Looking for scholarships? We have a list of places to check out. Find it under the ‘Resources’ tab on the ‘Links of Interest’ page or click here.
Accelerated Reading List at AR BookFinder
AR BookFinder allows users to search for books in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program used by local schools. Books may be searched by title, author, reading level, interest level and point value.
Support Carbondale Public Library with a Schnucks Customer Card!
Pick up your Schnucks Customer Card at Carbondale Public Library.
Present your card to the cashier every time you shop at Schnucks.
When you shop, a percentage of money will be donated to Carbondale Public Library. Read More…
Online Payments and Donations
You can now pay fines, pay for lost materials, or make monetary donations online. All you need is your library card and credit card. It’s easy! You can now use your credit card at the library. Read more…