Mar 27 Monday
Join us at Harvard Diggins Library with Mark Hutson, author of So Costly a Sacrifice: The Forgotten Story of the Borgstroms. the Only Four-Gold-Star Family of WW2. Mark will discuss the history of service flags given to military families and the fascinating story described in his book. Enjoy a display of a few of many service flags in his personal collection.
This event is free and open to the public. To register, fill out the form on the library's website calendar
Apr 05 Wednesday
Jonah Mixon-Webster is a poet, educator, scholar, and art activist from Flint, MI. He is the founder of the Flint-based non-profit Center for Imaginative Freedoms and Economic Relief (C.I.F.E.R.) and serves as chapter leader of PEN America-Detroit. His debut poetry collection, Stereo(TYPE), received the PEN America/Joyce Osterweil Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry.
Join Illinois Valley Community College's One Book, One College program for this exciting event featuring one of the most celebrated poets of our time.
Apr 15 Saturday
Join us for a celebration of the past. During one Saturday each month from April to August, there will be a different author featured for a showcase of classic mystery stories and the detectives who helped to solve the crimes. Selected authors include Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Cornell Woolrich, and W. R. Burnett. These showcases will include an overview of the author’s best-known stories, and the main characters, with clips from some of the classic films that they had inspired.
This event is intended for ages 13 and up. No registration is required.
For more information, please contact Tom at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150 or email@example.com.
May 06 Saturday
Cap off Children's Book Week by joining us for a live, virtual drawing workshop with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novels and many others. Jarrett's workshop is sure to inspire the inner artist in everyone! The watch party is open to students in 3rd grade and up. Space is limited. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 08 Monday
Local resident Barbara Backman will soon release a book titled Capron, Illinois — A Brief History about the village located west of Harvard, past Chemung. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Capron and learn of the places and events that helped shape life in a village on the prairie in the late 19th and early part of the 20th century and view historic photographs.