Page Turner Book Club 2023 Schedule Announced

The Page Tuner Book Club will meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Macomb Public Library Meeting Room. The public is invited to attend. The following books have been selected for the first have of the year.

January 11. Have you Seen Luis Valez by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Discussion leader Jaan Sturgis.

February 8. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Discussion leader Becky Parker.

March 8.   A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny. Discussion leader Alice Davenport

April 12. October Light by John Gardner. Discussion leader Mary Elizabeth Vos

May 10. River of the Gods: Genius, Courage and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candace Millard. Discussion leader TBA.

June 14. Leaving Eastern Parkway by Matthew Daub. Discussion leader Nancy Jones.

Saturday, February 4, 2023: Special Books and Media Sale

Join us between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for our FICTION & MYSTERY special book and media sale at the Library Annex, 109 E. Jefferson St., Macomb, IL. All books are in good condition and very reasonably priced. Also included in this sale are the oversized books on the shelves along with DVDs, CDs, and LP records. Proceeds invested in the public library.

Books Distributed to Social Services by FOL.

Pictured below is Becky Parker, Book Sales Co-chair with Scott Gregory, Librarian for the Western Illinois Correctional Center. (July 2021) The Correctional Center was just one of a number of social service agencies that received books not sold during the 2021 Heritage Days Book Sales. In August a few hundred books were given to the Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility. As part of the on-gong culling process, Becky and Elisa Rasmussen, have selected books to donate to nursing home, WIRC, McDonough County jail, and other social service agencies.

Thanks to continued donation of books, CDs, and DVDs, a larger stock of new material will be available for our next book sale. Donations of good conditioned, timely books and media are always welcomed. Call the library if you would like to drop them off at the library or if you would like books to be picked up.

Friends Purchase State of the Art Research Tool.

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The Friends of the Library purchased a microfilm/reader/scanner/printer which will make historical and genealogy research much faster.  Scan Pro 3000 is a computer based digital scanner that can utilize 35 microfilm and microfiche to convert to a digital format that can be manipulated to print on a single sheet of paper.  Local Researcher Allen Nemec (pictured above) states “The Scan Pro 3000 is terrific!  I was able to save historical documents to my USB drive with ease.  The new machine allows you to rotate, enhance, and crop images with just a few clicks!   It is truly state of the art and the only one to my knowledge in the county.  Thank you for updating to this high tech equipment.”