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Upcoming C.E. Brehm Memorial Library events


The C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library in Mt. Vernon offers a variety of classes and special presentations. Below are some of their upcoming events.

The Adult Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. on November 16 to discuss the book Nickel’s Worth of Skim Milk by Robert J. Hastings. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk on the first floor.

Bring the whole family together with a Family Reading Night at 6 p.m. on November 16 for a new show from one of our favorite Summer Reading performers, Roz Puppets. George and the Dragon is a whimsical retelling of a classic tale set in the times of dragons and enchanted creatures. A young lad, George, will face the terrible Dragon of legend. But how fierce is this dragon? Is he really as bad as the tale would have us believe? All questions will be answered in this fun, furry, and unforgettable story. Guaranteed that all ages will enjoy the show. Family Movie Night and Game Day at the Library will be held a week earlier than normal this month.

Family Movie Night will be held on Nov. 17. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and adults must be accompanied by a kid. Because of the licensing agreement they can’t advertise what movies they will be showing, so call 618-242-6322 to find out the movie being shown. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m.

There will be a Game Day at the Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. There will be board games, card games, and role-playing games. Children are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.

A Library Learners Homeschool Meet Up will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 21. Learn to utilize library resources for a successful homeschool experience. Meet fellow home educators to share ideas, triumphs, challenges, and concerns.

The Library will be closed Nov. 23 and 24.

Homeschool Moms Gathering is a mom’s night out. Join other moms to discuss making the most of your unique homeschool. All homeschool moms are welcome. They will meet next on Dec. 5. The event will be hosted by Hannah Greever.

Young Yogis will be offered at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7. Relax with yoga and a good book! Yoga offers a space for kids to move, feel accepted in their own bodies, and train the brain for a growth mindset. Come join in as zoo animals leap off pages and inspire kids to learn self-care. This is hosted by Niki Wisniewski, educator and lover of yoga and literature. It is for ages 5–12. Please call 618-242-6322 ext. 4 to RSVP.

Free Pictures with Santa is coming up. Visit the second floor from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and have your picture made with Santa. Pictures will be provided by Lynne Mulch Photography. The pictures will be digital and be displayed on the library Facebook page. Patrons will have the option to receive an email if they choose not to have the pictures on social media.

The C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library is located at 101 S. 7th St. in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. For more information on the Library and its programs call 618- 242-6322.

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