Millstadt Library
8Sep/18Off

Food Truck Night!

Beep! Beep! Rev up your appetites and come out to the Millstadt Library’s Food Truck Night!

Join us Thursday, September 13th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for some food, fun, and music. We’ll be hosting three local trucks, General Sherman’s, the Spud Shack, the STL Philly Wagon and the Bomb Pop Man Ice Cream Truck in the side yard next to the library, located at 115 West Laurel, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260. Offsite parking is provided by Zion Evangelical Church at 117 West White Street, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260. For guaranteed seating, feel free to bring a lawn chair and please, no outside food or drink.

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You might be wondering, what does a food truck have to do with a library? (We don’t blame you.) So, here’s the answer; one of the main jobs of libraries is to educate our communities by giving experiences that might not be readily available to them. Hosting Food Truck Night is just one of the ways we help to enrich our community’s culture through this mission. It’s also a great way for us to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

So, join us for a great night, all about bringing communities together. After all, it’s just one of the many things libraries are good for!

For more information about our event, feel free to call us at (618) 476-1887, check out our event page on Facebook, @MillstadtLibrary, our website, www.millstadt-library.org, or stop by at 115 West Laurel, Millstadt, IL 62260.

We’re sure to keep you well read and fed!

 

 

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18Jul/18Off

Comic Book Night

Comic Book Night has come and gone and we had a wonderful time.  The Library would like to thank Sam Weber and Fantasy Books of Belleville for making sure everyone had a great time.  Sam brought us comic books to give away, Nichole took great pictures, the popcorn was great, and our Library Board supported us by helping us by filling in with willing hands wherever they could.

Here are a few of the pictures taken that night.

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18Jul/18Off

Coloring Night This Thursday!

Don't forget, this Thursday, July 19th is our 5th Adult Coloring Night! 000

Come join us from 5pm to 7pm for a great night of relaxation. We provide the colors, pages, and the artist, Charles Flemming! (He'll create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using your name!)

We hope to see you there!

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9Jul/18Off

Fandoms Unite!

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The Millstadt Library's Comic Book Night is coming faster than a airplane!

Adventure to the Millstadt Library, 115 West Laurel, Thursday July 12th, starting at 6 p.m. for an all-ages, action-packed night of:

  • FREE comics from Fantasy Books
  • FREE pictures with our super hero photo props
  • FREE popcorn, a drawing for a free-standing promo of Marie Lu’s book, "Batman Nightwalker"
  • Guest presentation from a local comic book writer and illustrator, Sam Weber!
    (Sam's web comic, "Oarsworn," can be found at https://tapas.io/series/Oarsworn)

Bring your friends and family, you're in for a super time!

Questions? Call us at 476-1887, Stop by, or Message us on Facebook!

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2Jul/18Off

Let Freedom Ring!

In honor of Independence Day, the library will be closed on the Fourth of July.

To get everyone in the spirit of the holiday, here's Emerson's famous poem about the Revolutionary War that immortalized the phrase, "the shot heard round the world."

Don't forget the fireworks at Liederkranz on the 4th, starting at 9 p.m.

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"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world,

The foe long since in silence slept,
Alike the Conqueror silent sleeps,
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When like our sires our sons are gone.

Spirit! who made those freemen dare
To die, or leave their children free,
Bid time and nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and Thee."

 

 

13Jun/18Off

Coloring Night

We can't believe that a month has passed and it is almost time for our Adult Coloring Night again.  On June 21, 2018 we will be ready with all the supplies needed to have a stress free time at the library.  Come any time between 5:00 and 7:00 to enjoy coffee, cookies and, oh yes, coloring.  Charlie Flemming will be here and will take your name and turn it into a piece of art.  If you had a chance to read the article in the Millstadt News you realize that he has quite a talent and is willing to share it with us at no cost.

Bring a friend or two and turn it into a "girls night out".  Bring your teenagers and turn it into a "family fun night".

Any questions?  Call the library at 476-1887

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7Jun/18Off

Summer Reading Program

The library is getting ready to start its annual Summer Reading Program.  The program, starting June 11th  and running through July 21st,  is open to all grade school students.  There are weekly prizes and end of the program prizes for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 plus a Grand Prize open to all readers.

All the student has to do is come into the library and pick up a log.  The log is used to keep track of the books read.  The log is then returned and a prize is awarded.  One weekly prize per sheet.  For each book read the child's name is put into the drawings held at the end of the program.

It's fun and simple. If you have any questions please call 476-1887.  The library is open Mon. - Thurs. 12-8 and Fri. and Sat. 10-2.

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14May/18Off

Coloring Night Date Change

Adult Coloring Night will not be on the third Thursday this month, instead it will be on May 24th!

For our regulars, we are sorry for the inconvenience.

For our newbies, here’s an extra week to get the date right!

But why the change, you may ask? Two of our librarians, Sue and Nichole, will be adventuring off into the heart of the Land of Lincoln, Springfield, IL, for a conference on Autism. Be sure to check back on how their trip went!

And make sure to come by the Library on the 24th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Adult Coloring Night! Join the community in taking the time to read a little, relax a bit, and recolor your life. As always, coloring books and pencils are provided (so are coffee and cookies).

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, stop by or give us a call at 476-1887

10May/18Off

MayFest is coming fast!

Don't forget, this Saturday, open-house-style from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. we're doing medieval crafts! (Also making something special for mom if anyone so chooses to do so.)

To get ready for MayFest, here's a Simplified Heraldry Handbook we put together. Of course there's plenty more heraldry information out there, but this is a good place to start.

For more information, check out the resources from the Library System, on heraldry and the middle ages.

We hope to see you there!

(All of the heraldry information we provided can be found at these websites)

https://coadb.com/glossary

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/visit/FamilyDaysOut/2878793/2878796/herladry-activity-pack

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/easter/preparing-for-easter-adventure-quests/our-guide-to-heraldry/

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1May/18Off

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! MayFest is upon us!

MayFestCometh to the Millstadt Library to celebrate spring at MayFest! Joineth us May 12th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, open-house-style, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to forge your own shield, crown, and a flower for the fair maiden in your life (or for thyself). All art welcome to partake in the revelry.

MayFest or Maifest is a traditional German holiday that celebrates the end of the long, dark Winter and the coming of warm weather and sunshine. (For more information, check out this site.)

We're kicking off the arrival of Spring with a medieval flair.  Children of all ages (accompanied by an adult) are encouraged to decorate their own crown and shield. We'll have some resources available to help everyone understand shield heraldry for those who want a more authentic piece. Like all of our events, this is an open-house-style, so come anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and make what you want and leave when you want. It's that easy.

As our MayFest is held the Saturday before Mother's Day, we're also going to be making some flowers for children to gift to Mom, themselves, or anyone else important in their life.

As per usual, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 476-1887, message us on Facebook, or stop by at 115W. Laurel.

We shall await thy arrival!

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