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A good book is an event in my life.  -Stendhal, The Red and the Black
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August 2017
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm.
Children's Program:
End of Summer Party at 10am (TBA).
Last Day to Turn in Reading Logs for Adult, Young Adult, and Children's Summer Reading Programs.
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Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm. Blood Drive
2:00-6:00pm.
Dreams, Designs, and Dastardly Deeds: The Women of Missouri
Rt 66 at 6:00 pm.
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Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm.
Library Board meeting at 5:15pm.
Library closed 8-10 am for staff meeting.
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Friends of the Library meeting at 5pm.
Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun event at 12:30-2:00
Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm.
PAWS for Reading at 10am.
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Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm.
 


September 2017
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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National Library Card Sign Up Month.
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Library Closed for Labor Day. Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm.
Myrtle McCracken Lillard Book Give Away.
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Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm.    
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Friends of the Library meeting at 5pm. Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm.
Library Board meeting at 5:15pm.
    Library closed 8-10 am for staff meeting.
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Banned Books Week September 24-30. Nifty Needlers 1pm to 3pm.     PAWS for Reading at 10 am.


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WHO WAS MYRTLE MCCRACKEN LILLARD?
Myrtle McCracken Lillard was raised in the Mt. Salem area of Laclede County. She graduated from the eighth grade in 1943. Unable to afford to go on to High School, she became a waitress. Books were expensive and precious. After she and her husband moved to Pennville, Indiana, Myrtle continued to work as a waitress, factory worker and baked goods for a local restaurant. Regardless of not returning to school, she was an avid reader. Myrtle knew from her own mother that reading as a family is a special opportunity. As a result, her son and two daughters are readers, too. Her favorite novel was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Myrtle’s passion for reading and her belief in education, led her family to establish the Myrtle McCracken Scholarship at the Lebanon High School in 2004.
Myrtle passed away in 1973, but she continues to inspire book lovers today!




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