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Signs of a Stroke
Wednesday, March 1st at 2pm

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, accounting for 1 out of every 20 American deaths. On Wednesday, March 1st at 2pm Dr. Scott Boston of Passavant Hospital will explain what to watch for in yourself and your loved ones in an interactive and informative presentation.

Book Clubs

The next meeting of the Community Book Club will be on Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm to discuss Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. Books can be checked out from the library or purchased at Our Town Books on the square. You can find a complete list of books and meeting times here.

The next meeting of the Senior Book Club will be on Tuesday, March 14th at 11am at the Community Park Center. Outreach Librarian Diane Hollendonner will lead a discussion on "Women Inventors." Participants are encouraged to bring an item or story to share.


Music Under the Dome Concert
Sunday, March 5th at 4pm

The Illinois College Women’s Chorale is an advanced group of singers who perform music of all eras. The Illinois College Chamber Singers are an elite group of highly skilled singers with a focus on vocal excellence. Both groups perform widely for campus and community events and are sought after for performances near and far. Enjoy a wonderful concert on Sunday, March 5th at 4pm.

You can find the full schedule of upcoming Music Under the Dome concerts here. All concerts are free and open to the public.


Butterflies, Bees, Gardens and Trees
Medicinal Plants on March 13th at 7pm

The Butterflies, Bees, Gardens and Trees speaker series is back! Each year we host a series of speakers on a variety of yard and garden related topics. On March 13th at 7pm we kick of this year's series with Michelle Berg Vogel, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Coordinator serving Calhoun County. She will she will help you discover a whole new side to your garden in this presentation on medicinal plants. Many plants have uses beyond their appearance and taste. They can also be used for their medicinal properties; the trick is knowing which part of a pant to use and how to prepare it. Find a complete listing of this years speakers here.

The Mysteries of Tea with Taylor Mercantile
Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm

Explore the mysteries of tea with Troy and Lisa from Taylor Mercantile on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm. Discover the history of tea and unravel the many myths and misconceptions that surround this ancient drink. Learn how to prepare tea, the differences between various kinds of tea, and why you'll want to make it your alternative hot drink.