May Writer’s Workshop

The Library in conjunction with the Deadrock Writer’s Group is pleased to sponsor a two day Writing Workshop.  Local authors and instructors will be presenting classes on a few topics and local best-selling author Christopher Paolini will be speaking.  Class size is limited to 15 but Christopher’s talk is open to the public.  Sign-up sheets will be available at the front desk of the library.  Please contact Tim at with questions.  The workshop will be held May 13 and 14 at the Library.  There is no cost to attend.

Classes include:  Point Of View (POV) discussion and Writing Prompts with Mike Petry and Kristine Backes; Setting Writing Goals and Getting Organized with Molly Searl; and Choosing the Right Word with Lisa Reuter.


Money Smart Week April 25-30

The Library is pleased to be a part of Money Smart Week.

The Library, in conjunction with Stephanie Cunningham, will be offering a series of three brown bag programs for this event. Please bring your own lunch, soft drinks will be provided.

On Monday April 25th @ Noon, we will be offering Budget 101. Basic budgeting will be explained with worksheets available.

On Wednesday April 27th @ Noon, we will be offering Investing 101. Explanations of all the terms used in investing and examples of safe investing options.

On Friday April 29th @ Noon, we will offer the final presentation Retirement 101. Getting ready for retirement can be a daunting experience. Stephanie will make it easier for you.

We will also offer flyers and worksheets and a magazine on several money related issues all through the month at the front desk. Please stop by and pick some up.

About Money Smart Week
Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance. Partnering Organizations will host their events for next year April 23 – 30, 2016.

Navigating college for Homeless and Low-Income students

Figuring out how to pay for college is a challenge for any student, but for those coming from homeless or low-income situations, this may seem like a barrier that’s nearly impossible to overcome. My team at realize this herculean challenge–which is why we created our Homeless & Low-Income Student Resource Guide.

You can view it here:

Some highlights of this guide include resources to cover costs associated with going to school, including tuition, housing, meals, text books, medical care and more. Additionally, there are recommendations for how best to balance work & school. combines decades of experience in financial literacy and data to provide comprehensive, easy-to-use tools to help users make smarter financial decisions.

After Hours Teen Game Night

March’s Teen Game Night will be held Saturday the 12th from 7- 9 PM for youth in 6th – 12th grades. We will begin the fun with a couple of rounds of “Murder in the Dark.” After that, it’s teens’ choice! Participants are asked to meet at the Third St. entrance to gain admittance, as the Library will be closed to all but teens. For more information, call Lisa @ the Library: 222-0862.

Remote Sign-in Issue

If you’ve had trouble signing in to your library account, try entering your first name, a dot, then your last name (for example, andrew.carnegie). Your password should be the same.

Please call 222.0862 or email with any questions!