Between the Lines - Kewanee Public Library District
Between the Lines
A Newsletter from the Friends of the Kewanee Public Library District and the Library Staff
Music @ the Carnegie
The Legacy Girls
And their Nifty Fifties and sixties show
Thanks to our many wonderful sponsors, we once again have a fabulous and fun time planned.
The Legacy Girls, who brought back the Andrews Sisters in 2014, are returning to perform
their Nifty Fifties and Sixties Show. With hits from rockers to teen idols to girl groups,
The Legacy Girls bring their style to your favorites.
Join us Saturday, October 29th, for what is sure to be a great time. Tickets are on sale
now! The evening begins with cocktails at 6:00 pm and dinner catered by P.L. Damron’s
following at 6:30 pm. The music portion of the evening will be from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Don’t delay; tickets sell out fast. Tickets are available at the Library for $35 each.
Benefactor: Rux Funeral Home, State Bank of
Toulon, RNJ Distribution
Patron: Calvert Tax & Bookkeeping, First
Financial Investment Advisors, Jackson & Peck
Financial Group, Heartfelt Gifts, Union Federal
Savings and Loan
Advocate: Sullivan Door Company, Peoples
National Bank of Kewanee, Ed’s Heating, Air
Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric, Mike Nichols
State Farm Insurance, Johnson Chiropractic Clinic
B E T WE E N T HE LI NE S
September 20th 1:30 pm- Relax with Colors: Adult
for High Schoolers and Young Adults
4th Thursdays @ 4 pm.
September 20th 6 pm - “Medicare Made Clear” Meeting Learn all about your Medicare choices as well as gain access to
tools and resources that will make it easier to understand the
basics of Medicare.
September 22—Bram Stoker’s Dracula
September 22nd noon - Recipe Round Up - Vegetable
September 26th 5:30 pm - Relax with Colors: Adult
Christie’s And Then There Were None
October 24th 5:30 pm - Relax with Colors: Adult
October 27th noon - Recipe Round Up - Gluten Free
October 27th 1:30 pm - Relax with Colors: Adult
Register on the Second Floor of the Library
November 17th noon - Recipe Round Up - 5 or Fewer
Ingredients (Please note date change due to Thanksgiving holiday.)
November 28th 5:30 pm - Relax with Colors: Adult
With two separate meeting times, you’re sure to be able to make it to our adult book club. We meet at 2 and 7 pm on the third Monday of
every month. The 2 pm meeting is held at the library, but the 7 pm meeting is graciously hosted by the Country Morning Café across the
street from the library. We’re not a formal group of literary critics, so don’t be intimidated. Most of us just like to read a good book. Stop
by the Information Services desk in the lower level to get each month’s book selection.
September 19th - The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel
As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave
smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had
tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.
Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene
Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA.
Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship,
coffee and cocktails.
As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together, forming bonds that
would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century.
October 17th - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s
small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the
dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been
keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and
longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which
mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
November 21st - Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon
Rachel Simon's sister Beth is a spirited woman who lives intensely and often joyfully. Beth, who has an intellectual disability,
spends her days riding the buses in her unnamed Pennsylvania city. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow
passengers are her community. One day, Beth asks Rachel to accompany her on the buses for an entire year. This wise, funny,
deeply affecting true story is the chronicle of that remarkable time. Rachel, a writer and college teacher whose hyperbusy life
camouflaged her emotional isolation, had much to learn in her sister's extraordinary world. Full of life lessons from which any
reader will profit, Riding the Bus with My Sister is "a heartwarming, life-affirming journey through both the present and the
past...[that] might just change your life" (Boston Herald).
Elegantly woven throughout the odyssey are riveting memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, fierce sisterly loyalty, and
astonishing forgiveness. Rachel Simon brings to light the almost invisible world of adults with developmental disabilities, finds unlikely heroes
in everyday life, and, without sentimentality, portrays Beth as the endearing, feisty, independent person she is. This heartwarming memoir
about the unbreakable bond between two very different sisters takes the reader on an inspirational journey at once unique and
B E T WE E N T HE LI NE S
Family Nights are always great fun, and October’s and November’s are sure to follow suit. A quick note about them
before we start, we have changed the day of the week Family Nights are held. Instead of Tuesday nights, we’ll now be
holding them on Monday nights at 6 pm. October 3rd will be the first Family Night of the season and it will be monster-themed. We’ll read monster-themed stories, have an activity for the family, eat some treats, and have a giveaway
or two. November’s Family Night, on November 7th, we will get into the election mood. Come in and vote for your
favorite book series. It’s sure to be hard fought campaign between Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie and Eric Litwin’s
Pete the Cat. Be sure to cast your ballot.
Are Saturdays more your style for library browsing? Now is the perfect time to come in. Twice a month, we let our
imaginations run wild with Lego Saturdays. Anyone with children elementary age, or older, is welcome to come and
build. No expectations and no limits. We have plenty of Legos for everyone to share, though we’d never discourage
donations of more.
Can’t stop by for either of those programs? Don’t worry; we love to see you whenever you can make it. Grab a few
books and be sure to say hello to our new Children’s Room clerk Anna, while you’re here.
September 7th 1:30 pm - Homeschoolers’ Afternoon
September 10th 10 am - 12 pm - Lego Saturday
September 17th 10 am - 12 pm - Lego Saturday
October 1st 10 am - 12 pm - Lego Saturday
October 3rd 6 pm - Monster Family Night
October 5th 1:30 pm - Homeschoolers’ Afternoon
October 15th 10 am - 12 pm - Lego Saturday
October 29th 10 am - 12 pm - Halloween Open House
November 2nd 1:30 pm - Homeschoolers’ Afternoon
November 7th 6 pm - Vote Your Favorite Series Family Night
November 12th 10 am - 12 pm - Lego Saturday
Check in with us to get details on our 3D printing computer classes
for sixth through eighth graders.
September is National
Library Card Sign-Up
To celebrate, anyone who
gets a new library card or
renews an expired card
will receive a free book to
take home with them.
HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, October 29th
10 am to 12 pm
Wear your costume to
trick-or treat at the
desks on each floor of
KPLD’s 7th Annual Area Art Show
Whether you’re a photographer or a painter, a sculptor or a
potter, a professional or a hobbyist, we’d love to showcase
your talent. On Monday, October 10th and Tuesday, October
11th, we will be accepting artwork for our seventh annual area
art show. If you’ve never entered your artwork before, don’t
be discouraged; we’re always looking for new artists. Simply
stop by for the application, or get it online at our website, and
bring it in with your artwork during our submission days.
Opening night will be Monday, October 17th at 6 pm, and
the show will run through October 21st.
A Note From Your Friends…
To all who volunteered to help with our
Hog Days Book sale - a big THANK
YOU! We so appreciate your hard work on
this event. We also thank all who donated
books for the sale. Keep them coming.
Remember to purchase your tickets for this
year's Music at the Carnegie on October
29th. It should be another very enjoyable
evening with great food and music. And
what a fun way to support the library!
A Newsletter from the Friends of the Kewanee
Public Library District and the Library Staff