Book Club!

August 29 & 31, 2016 Book Club

Book Club!
Evening Meeting: Monday, August 29—6:30 AM
Kool Beanz Café, 1316 Niedringhaus Avenue
Morning Meeting: Wednesday, August 31—10:30 AM
Training & Events Room, Downtown Library, 2001 Delmar Avenue
Join the Six Mile Regional Library Book Club for an evening or morning discussion of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese! Questions? Call 452-6238 ext 4

Genealogy Club!

Genealogy Club August 18, 2016

Genealogy Club!

Thursday, August 18—1:00-2:00 PM (Third Thursday of Every Month)

History & Quiet Study Room, Downtown Library, 2001 Delmar Avenue

Visit the library and have your genealogy questions answered! Meet with others who are researching their family histories and discuss resources and search tips! Questions? Call 452-6238 ext 4

Veterans’ Assistance Commission of Madison County at the Library

Madison County VA August 17, 2016

Veterans’ Assistance Commission of Madison County at the Library

Wednesday, August 17—9am-12pm (Third Wednesday of Every Month)

History & Quiet Study Room, Downtown Library, 2001 Delmar Avenue

The Veterans’ Assistance Commission (VAC) provides needed services exclusively to Honorably Discharged Military Veterans ans their families who reside in Madison County. The Veterans’ Assistance Commission works closely with all Veterans’ organizations, as well as local, state, and federal agencies, to ensure the rights to which each Veteran is entitled have been granted. Services include interim and/or emergency financial assistance, Veteran’s Treatment Court, administrative service work and advocacy-related services (case management), jobs program-related services, and VA medical-related transportation services (DAV Transportation Network). Questions? Call 452-6238 ext 4

SMRLD has 2 Illinois Library Association Award Winners

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Mary Jo Akeman, Trustee of the Six Mile Regional Library District, is the recipient of the 2016 Illinois Library Association Trustee of the Year Award.

This citation is awarded to a public library trustee for achievement, leadership, and service to libraries. The award is sponsored by Peregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, Ltd. Mary Jo Akeman has served as a trustee of the Six Mile Regional Library District for more than forty years. She has served in all officer positions of the local library district more than once; currently she is the treasurer. Her calm and considerate demeanor has influenced this library to become what it is today – a vital, vibrant, active community partner. Akeman is a consistent and ardent supporter of libraries and library systems. She was a director of the former Lewis & Clark Library System board. She has participated in past state library legislative days, and has attended trustee workshops and both state and national conferences to keep apprised of what’s going on in libraries in the larger forum. Akeman is an active board member, helping to plan staff appreciation parties, library open house events, and anniversary celebrations. She served on the centennial celebration committee and participated in both the local Fourth of July parade to memorialize the achievement and the celebration at the library – dressing in early 1900s period costume during both events. She has actively worked on revising the library’s bylaws and helped to write policies, procedures, guidelines, and grant applications.

Tina Hubert, Director of the Six Mile Regional Library District located in Granite City, Illinois, is the 2016 recipient of the Illinois Library Association Librarian of the Year Award.

The award recognizes a librarian’s distinguished service and leadership in Illinois libraries. The award is sponsored by Sikich. Tina has worked in libraries for over 20 years. In 2010, she became Director of the Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD). During her short tenure she has managed a $4.1 million renovation, spearheaded a succession referendum campaign, and positioned the library as an integral part of the community’s revitalization plan. Throughout her career, and regardless of her role, Tina has strived to create services that strengthen the community. Currently she serves on several county and city boards within her district, not only as a library advocate but as a conduit for change and collaboration. Tina is no stranger to sharing with the Illinois library community. She has served as an ILA Board member, ALA Councilor, ILEAD U Mentor, Chair of the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee and on numerous other professional committees. “Tina lives her commitment to the businesses and members of the communities served by SMRLD, as well as the greater library community, with everything she does.” stated Juliette Douglas, Deputy Director of Six Mile Regional Library District, “She is well respected and continually demonstrates that libraries can and do transform people and communities.”

The Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon held on Tuesday, October 18, during the 2016 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Rosemont.

Author Signing-Becky Kueker

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An Author Signing
The Six Mile Regional Library District announces the booking signing and discussion of Hiding In My Pajamas, the highly-anticipated retirement planning book by author Becky Kueker at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 2001 Delmar Avenue Granite City, IL 62040

About the Book
Somewhere between a memoir and a how-to, Hiding in My Pajamas is a uniquely refreshing funny and candid look at the emotional costs of retirement. Closing that work-life career door behind you as you start Chapter 2 of your life, while working out the emotional aspects, has become the best kept secret with professional women today.

Retiring from a successful career as partner in a commercial architecture firm, Becky shares her own personal journey as she started a new life, 1,600 miles from her home, while struggling with the emotional stereotypes that deal with retirement and aging. She exposes the fears and anxieties, along with the marital turbulence, and financial challenges she faced along the way. Utilizing wit and wisdom, she bares her soul and her marriage to encourage women to try and not hang on to the past. For women 35 and older, Becky shares her “Plan” for a secure financial and emotional retirement. She outlines strategies to get your plan in place, sharing not only her story, but heartfelt stories of women who have tried to stop the runaway freight train of emotions as they close the door on their careers. Exploring why ”this wasn’t what I planned”, she offers the courage to identify a brand new you as you joyously move on to a different life with new purpose and meaning. Finally someone has published a brutally candid look at a 25 year plan to retirement from a woman’s perspective that resonates with honesty.

Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Avenue Granite City, IL 62040 on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM. To learn more visit or call us at 618.452.6238.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive 8.15.2016

Blood Drive
Monday, August 15—3-6 PM
Downtown Library, 2001 Delmar Avenue
One donation saves three lives! Please join us & help keep families whole in our community. To schedule your donation, please contact Erica Hanke-Young at 452-6238 ext 3. Or go to Sponsor Code: 10688



NIA Body Conditioning Class at the Library!

NIA Class August 13, 2016

NIA Body Conditioning Class at the Library!

Saturday, August 13—10:00-11:00 AM

Training & Events Room, Downtown Library, 2001 Delmar Avenue

Explore health, wellness, and fitness at the library! Join us on the second Saturday of each month for a NIA Class. NIA is a sensory-based, body conditioning movement practice that draws from the Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Every experience can be adapted to meet different needs and abilities. Questions? Call 452-6238 ext 4