Make an appointment at the Pekin Public Library from 9:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, for a half hour one-on-one tutoring session to answer basic tech questions such as: Making an email account; searching the internet; using a new device; downloading an eBook, using PowerPoint, etc. Just let us know in advance what topic you would like to discuss. To schedule an appointment, please call the library at 347-7111, ext. 0.
Planting the Spanish Seed Storytime
This interactive program will introduce children ages 3-7 and their caregiver to español through books, songs, and activities at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at the Pekin Public Library. Tania Cruz, with 15 years of experience teaching español, will be leading this story time. For more information, please call the library’s Youth Services Department at 347-7111, ext. 3, or go to www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.
In STEAM Adventures, children in grades 3-6 investigate topics in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics at the Pekin Public Library. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, to test egg protecting parachutes. Registration is required at www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.
How to Get Hired by the State of Illinois
The State of Illinois is seeking candidates to fill multiple positions in multiple agencies. This workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at the Pekin Public Library, provides an overview of employment opportunities, application criteria and hiring procedures. The workshop will include information on: successful search strategies for commonly hired State positions; a better understanding of the State application process; translating your life experience in an effective CMS100 application; tips for preparing for State testing and interviewing; and a Question and Answer session. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, please go to www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.
Off the Hook Knitting and Crochet Group
Knitters and crocheters of all experience levels are welcome to join us at this fun, informal group at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at the Pekin Public Library. See what others are working on, get advice from other crafters, learn new techniques, and share your own work. For more information, please go to www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.
Happy Baby Yoga
Join us at the Pekin Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on June 27 for Happy Baby Yoga. Holli Green, yoga instructor from Parkside Athletics, leads a mommy and baby yoga class that teaches techniques in gentle breathing and stretching, which can aid in babies’ digestion. This class is for infants 3½ - 18 months old. For more information, please call the library’s Youth Services Department at 347-7111 ext. 3.
Hands On! Makerspace
Join us for a MakerSpace for families to come together to use materials to develop creative projects at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at the Pekin Public Library. We will supply materials, you create! For more information, please call the Pekin Public Library at 347-7111, ext. 3, or go to our website at www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.
The Fun Factory starring, Steve Parker, will be full of comedy, magic and ventriloquism at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at the Pekin Public Library. Through the magic of reading, great adventures will be encountered that young people of all ages will enjoy.
Great Decisions ‘Russia’s Foreign Policy’
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Read the Great Decisions briefing book at home, then come and watch a short DVD and discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. This week’s program is ‘Russia’s Foreign Policy,’ at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 29 at the Pekin Public Library. Once you register, you can pick up a briefing book at the library’s Information Desk. For a complete schedule and to register, please go to www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.
Car Buying: Smart Consumer, Better Deal
Buying a car can be tricky and sometimes stressful. Let AARP’s instructor Steve Hartley teach you to search, negotiate, and save money on your next car or truck purchase at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 29 at the Pekin Public Library. Learn about ratings, on-line tools, and the best time to buy a new vehicle. These are insider tips to becoming a savvy consumer while saving money. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations required by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300. (Open to the public; you do not need to be a member of AARP to enjoy this program.)