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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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15Apr/18Off

Earth Day Party

The Library is having an Earth Day Party, geared for children, at the library on April 21, 2018.  It will be an open house format  from 11:00 till 1:00 with crafts and light refreshments.  So you and your child can come when it works into your schedule.

We are planning to make flowerpots  to plant seeds in out of recycled news papers  and bracelets/necklaces and windsocks out of recycled plastic grocery bags.  We will also be giving out a packet of seeds to each child.

It's a party and all are invited.

Please call the Library 476-1887 if you have any questions.  We are open Mon.-Thurs. 8-12 and Fri. and Sat 10-2.

 

 

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15Apr/18Off

Adult Coloring Night

The Library is planning for its second Adult Coloring Night on April 19th.    All are invited to come and share a good time.  We will have everything you need to create a beautiful work of art.  We now will have bookmarks to color if you do not think you can do a full page.  To be truthful last month I think we got more visiting done the coloring.  We will start again at 5:00 and end around 7:30.  Charlie Flemming will be there again to show us what he did with the list of names we gave him last month.

If you do not want to color you can still come for the company and coffee and cookies.

If you can not make it this time, remember we will be doing it every third Thursday of the month.  Hope to see some new faces and welcome back some regular artist.

 

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19Mar/18Off

Adult Coloring Night

This Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Library is having an Adult Coloring Night.  We will supply all the material necessary for you to create a work of art.

The Coloring Night will be held at the Library, 115 W. Laurel St., starting at 5:00 and ending around 7:00.  It will be an open house format so you can come and go when ever your schedule allows.

An local artist, Charlie Flemming, will be here at 6:00 to show some of his work.  He takes a name, first or last,  and turns it into a piece of art.  He is willing to take a name, only one per person per month, take it home and bring it back the next month for you to color.

There is no cost involved.  All are welcome.

So come and have a cup of coffee and a cookie and create a lasting reminder.

Any questions?  Give us a call, 476-1887.  Our hours are Mon. - Thurs.  12-8 and Fri. and Sat. 10:00 to 2:00

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12Mar/18Off

20th Year

Our spring Preschool Reading Program is here and the Library is buzzing with giggles and activities.  The reading program is in its 20th year and still going strong.  Held every Wednesday in March at 10:00, at the library 115 West Laurel St., for children ages 2-5.  This low-key, casual program is open to all children and last about 45 minutes.  We read stories, do simple crafts and have a good time.  Because it is held when the library is closed we do not have to be concerned about noise or space.  We take over the complete library and enjoy ourselves.

All are invited and are welcome.  An adult must stay with the child to keep them comfortable.  Stuffed animals and favorite blankets are also welcome.

There is no cost or registration.

If you have any question please call the library at 476-1887.  Our hours are  12-8 Monday - Thursday and 10-2 Friday and Saturday

 

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20Dec/17Off

Vacation Toiletries Drop-Off Site

The Millstadt Library would like to offer a helping hand to those in need.web 1

But we can’t do it alone, we need your help too.

You know when you go on vacation and they have those complimentary little toiletries, like small bottles of shampoo or conditioner, even disposable razors or sample size boxes of tissues and for some reason you can’t help yourself but bring them all home and have nothing to do with them but stuff your bathroom drawers full of your new collection? We have just the solution.

We at the Millstadt Library have become aware that you can do something useful with these little, travel-sized toiletries and are offering our location as a drop-off site for these items.

We are connected with a representative of a local organization that takes these donated items every Wednesday and delivers them to those in need.

Just getting a bag of soap, shampoo, and other toiletries, the things we often take for granted, could help change someone’s day, perspective, or even more. And all you have to do is round up those little bottles of toiletries to help out.

So, if you plan on travelling this year, for work or fun, far or near, please pick up those hotel, motel toiletries and bring them on up to the Library. We’ll do the rest.

Additionally, any small or travel-sized toiletries you would like to donate are appreciated as well.

We’ll be collecting these items all year.

We’re open Monday-Thursday 12-8 and Friday-Saturday 10-2. For more information, feel free to call us at 476-1887 or stop by at 115 W. Laurel.

Thank you very much!

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11Dec/17Off

Holiday Open House

The Library had it's first Annual Holiday Open House and it was a total success with 78 people in attendance and 25 new cards issued.  The cookies and hot chocolate hit the spot and the drawings and attendance prizes had people leaving with smiles on their faces.  The Open House put a lot of people in the Christmas mood.

We would again like to thank the Millstadt IGA and Breadeaux for sponsoring, in part, the drawings for $25.oo gift cards.  The business  in Millstadt are truly wonderful.  They support of the organizations in the Village and the people calling Millstadt their home.  Please support them in return.

Hot Cocoa Bar Coffee Cookies

Hot Cocoa Bar
Coffee
Cookies

Our Librarians hard at work issuing out New Library Cards

Our Librarians hard at work issuing out New Library Cards

Open House Crowd

Some of the Crowd from Our Open House

 

 

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3Oct/17Off

Pre-School Reading Program

Our October Pre-School Reading Program starts tomorrow Wednesday October 4th.  

Every Wednesday in October at 10:00 the Millstadt Library welcomes children ages 2 - 5 to a program geared just for them.  We are able to have a relaxed time to introduce the Library to them by having stories read and crafts done because the Library in normally closed at that time.

All children are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult to keep them comfortable.  The program, in its 19th year, will last about 45 minutes.

There is no cost and registration is not required.  If you have any questions please call the Library at 476-1887.

 

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5Sep/17Off

Success

Boy can we throw a party.  The Eclipse Party, held at the Library was a total success.  We had a little over 200 people and we are pretty sure they had a good time.  The weather was perfect, no clouds, and the Eclipse was everything that it was supposed to be.  When Mother Nature puts on a show she does it up right. Many thanks to the Lauko Family for donating the snow cones and popcorn and the Senior Center for donating the Moon Pies. 

Next eclipse in 2024.  Save the date.

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