The 2017 Summer Reading Program,
“Read By Design” is sponsored by the following . . .
CLAY CITY, FLORA, LOUISVILLE BANKING CO.
DAIRY QUEEN – FLORA
FLORA BANK & TRUST
FRANK & BRIGHT FUNERAL HOME
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
ROBERT N. MARLEY DDS
WIN (WABASH INDEPENDENT NETWORKS)
WTCI/WIN (WABASH TELEPHONE CO-OP, INC.
US BANK (COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM)
For the next few months, Flora Public Library will be presenting a series of history programs called The Amazing Americans History Series. Six people will provide programs about prominent people from America’s past. All programs are absolutely free and everyone is welcome to attend.
The first program will be Thursday, June 15, at 6:30 pm.
David Wolfe, of Owensboro, KY, has been a storyteller for most of his life. He is the founder of the Owensboro Ghost Walk Tour Company and is a Civil War re-enactor. He has a history degree from Brescia University and travels the country teaching about the past, according to his website, www.davidwolfe.us.
For this program, he will embody Benjamin Franklin, who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned person of wide-ranging knowledge and learning, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.
The Amazing Americans History Series is made possible by a generous donation from Cargill Cares.
As part of the annual Summer Reading Program at the Flora Public Library, Animal Tales, a live animal program, will be performing on Monday, June 5 at 3:30PM in the afternoon. This year’s program, Animal Architects will feature a variety of exotic animals from across the globe that utilize very unique abilities to build and construct as part of their survival in the wild. Among the animals expected to appear will be a timber or grey wolf pup, a Lanner falcon, a Rococo Toad, a Honduran milksnake, a Chaco tarantula and either a coatimundi or a four-eyed opossum. Be prepared to get up-close and personal learning about these very constructive critters. The Friends of the Flora Public Library is co-sponsoring this program. This program is free and open to all.
On Wednesday, June 7 at 2:30PM in the afternoon, Robin Brooks, Branch Manager of the local US Bank will be reading to local children at the library. This will be the first of several “Reading with Robin” storytimes scheduled for the summer. These programs are coming to the library courtesy of the US Bank Community Outreach Program. All of this summer programs at the library are free and open to everyone.
LIBRARY TO HOST FIRST AUTHORS BOOK FAIR
Flora Public Library will host the 2017 Local Authors Book Fair in May! The Authors Book Fair will be Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Authors will have their work on display in both the community room and main library. Light refreshments will be served and a drawing for door prizes will be held after 2:00 pm.
The Forget-Me-Not Resource Center at the Flora Public Library includes books, DVD’s, and other resources that anyone, regardless of having a library card, can check out. The materials cover topics on caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, understanding dementia, biographies of people who have Alzheimer’s disease, educational books on brain health, activities to do with a person with Alzheimer’s, DVDs that are soothing and relaxing, educational and many others. If you do not have a library card, check out under Flora Forget-Me-Not.
Sponsored by Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness
Jim Cartright, Plant Manager of Flora’s Cargill facility, along with members of his Cargill Cares team, visited the library recently to present a donation of $2,500.00.
Flora Public Library is grateful to Cargill Cares for this very generous donation. Their dedication and generosity to the community has an extremely positive impact on area residents. Thank you on behalf of the library board and staff.
Flora Garden Club Unit #13 presented a plaque in memory of Bernadine Rankin, a founding member, to Donna Corry, Library Director and the library board members on November 14th. The plaque will be displayed at the library and was presented by Shirley Conard and other Unit #13 members. The presentation was also attended by Bernadine’s sister, Jane Gilliland and her daughter-in-law, Jane. (pictured above)