Events

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Normal Public Library March 19, 2019 1:00PM-2:30PM Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program offered by Evergreen Senior Living. This program is designed to provide family caregivers with the tools to increase self-care and confidence. Over the course of six weeks, participants will learn strategies to reduce stress, change negative…MORE

NPL Bookclub

NPL Bookclub Normal Public Library March 20, 2019 6:30pm-7:30pm Everyone is welcome to join the discussion! We meet every other month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 2019 Selections: January 16: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Hinton March 20: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls May 15: The Kitchen House…MORE

Poetry is Normal Presents Jamie Wendt and Cynthia Gallaher

Poetry is Normal Presents Jamie Wendt and Cynthia Gallaher Normal Public Library March 23, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm Poetry is Normal Presents Jamie Wendt and Cynthia Gallaher on Saturday, March 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the Cafe. Two Chicago poets come to Normal to read us their new work. Jamie Wendt is the author of…MORE

French Connections

Title: French Connections Take a stroll through the courts of France in Haydn’s Queen Symphony and Chevalier du Saint-Georges Violin Concerto featuring Sphinx Competition winner Clayton Penrose-Whitmore. Milhaud’s The Creation of the World connects the rhythmic vitality of African music with the soul of American jazz. Tickets: $20 | Students (6-26 years) $6 | Students…MORE

Dungeons and Dragons Crash Course

Dungeons and Dragons Crash Course Normal Public Library Monday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 27 6:00pm – 8:00pm The folks at Red Raccoon games will be here to provide a quick introduction to Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games. This event will be held in two-parts. Join us Monday to run a quick game…MORE

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Normal Public Library March 26, 2019 1:00pm-2:30pm Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program offered by Evergreen Senior Living. This program is designed to provide family caregivers with the tools to increase self-care and confidence. Over the course of six weeks, participants will learn strategies to reduce stress, change negative…MORE

Art for All Ages – Veggie Menagerie Painting

Art for All Ages – Veggie Menagerie Painting Normal Public Library March 26, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm We will be painting with a variety of vegtables, on canvas to create a masterpiece. This event is for all ages. Come as a family, or just yourself. And dress to make a mess! Children under 12 must be accompanied…MORE

Author Event: Book Release and Signing, Ellis Hurd, Ed.D.

Author Event: Book Release and Signing, Ellis Hurd, Ed.D. Normal Public Library March 27, 2019 7:00PM-8:00PM Dr. Ellis Hurd’s new book, The Reflexivity of Pain and Privilege, offers a fresh and critical perspective to people of indigenous and/or marginalized identifications. It highlights the research, shared experiences and personal stories, and the artistic collections of those…MORE

Tech-It-Out

Tech-It-Out Normal Public Library March 28, 2019: 5:30pm – 7:00pm April 8, 2019: 4:00pm – 5:30pm April 25, 2019: 5:30pm – 7:00pm Drop in for a chance to Tech-It-Out with gadgets in our Story Hour Room! Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 will have the opportunity to engage their problem-solving skills and experience…MORE

Seed Swap

Seed Swap Normal Public Library March 28, 2019 6:00pm-7:30pm Come share and borrow community seeds and support our Normal Seed Library! This spring we will partner with Bill Davison from the University of Illinois Extension. Visit our Seed Library anytime the library is open!MORE

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Understanding TIF investments

As we near another local election, understanding what a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is and its role in economic development seems unclear to many I talk to.

WJBC Voices: JB the CK

Based on the budget, Pritzker ought to change his initials from J.B. (whatever they stand for) to C.K. (Can Kicker).