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Events

Events

Apr
21
Sun
Prom Murder Mystery Party @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Prom Murder Mystery Party @ Reddick Public Library

Join us at the library for a totally rad prom! But beware,
this prom is a killer! Will you survive long enough to solve
the mystery?

Apr
23
Tue
Ready, Set, Read! @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ready, Set, Read! @ Reddick Public Library

Join us for a fun story time featuring music,
movement activities, sing-a-longs, literacy games, crafts, and stories.
This event is for children ages 3-6 years.

Silent Book Club (Grades 3-12) @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Silent Book Club (Grades 3-12) @ Reddick Public Library

Introverts unite! Bring whatever book you are
reading and enjoy some quiet time with others. There will be an
opportunity to discuss your book if you so desire and, of course, there
will be snacks. This event is for children and teens in Grades 3-12.

Apr
24
Wed
Shake, Rattle, Read! @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Shake, Rattle, Read! @ Reddick Public Library

Sing, dance, craft, and create priceless
memories at this fun interactive story time planned especially for
the younger crowd. This event is for children ages 9-36 months.

(No) Sewing Made Simple @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
(No) Sewing Made Simple @ Reddick Public Library

Create your own no sew bunny plushie. Absolutely no sewing skills
are required.

Apr
25
Thu
Bug Hotel (Grades K-2) @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Bug Hotel (Grades K-2) @ Reddick Public Library

Use materials from nature to create a hotel for bugs in
your yard that will keep your crawly friends safe and warm.

Mighty Microgreens @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mighty Microgreens @ Reddick Public Library

Join local food advocate Rev. Holly Koster from the Ridge Fridge Food Co-op for a
discussion and demonstration on sprouting your own countertop
microgreens. Discover how supplementing your meals with these
tasty sprouts boosts your mental health, eases aging, and supports local
agriculture.

Apr
27
Sat
parkrun @ Heritage Harbor
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am
parkrun @ Heritage Harbor | Ottawa | Illinois | United States

parkrun (spelled with a small p) is the world’s largest organized running activity, in which more than 1 million people participated last month alone. The weekly, free 5K run/jog/walk came to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th, 2017.  In the U.S., parkrun is spreading to the midwest, with arriving in Ottawa after opening earlier this year in the communities of Mansfield, Ohio and Eagan, Minnesota.

 

parkrun is uniquely inclusive – a free, weekly, volunteer-led event welcoming walkers, joggers, dogs on leashes, families with strollers and people with special needs.   In Ottawa at Heritage Harbor it is being created by local resident volunteers led Pierre Alexander and Tammy Barry.

 

Every Saturday in 15 countries around the world (and nine locations in the U.S.), 200,000 people or more gather in their local parks, typically at 9 am, rain or shine, for a 5 kilometer parkrun. Participants receive an email with their time results an hour or two afterwards.

 

The first parkrun was started in a London park by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE, an IT expert and amateur runner, who has received an Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurship and was granted a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth honoring his parkrun achievements.  For Sinton-Hewitt, parkrun is as much about building communities as running. 

 

As of 2017, 3.5 million people have signed up for parkrun, with more than 10,000 new participants weekly. In the US, parkruns began in 2012 in Livonia, Michigan. By the end of June, there will be 12 parkruns in the U.S., including Heritage Harbor.  

 

The American Cancer Society is partnering with parkrun US to promote healthy lifestyles. According to the Society, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk include being physically active on a regular basis and getting to and staying at a healthy weight throughout life.  Physical activity is an important component of weight control.  Running has been associated with numerous health benefits, notably, the potential to extend life by seven years.  By removing obstacles that keep people from physical activity and contact with parks, parkrun is helping them live healthier, happier lives.  Therefore, the American Cancer Society has endorsed parkrun to help increase the number of participants and events across the US.

Crafter Hours: Butterfly Garland @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Crafter Hours: Butterfly Garland @ Reddick Public Library

We will be making a butterfly garland using pink cupcake liners and clothespins.
Registration is required as spots are limited due to the availability of supplies.
To reserve a spot for this class, please call the library or stop by the Circulation Desk.

The Loop Group @ Reddick Public Library
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Loop Group @ Reddick Public Library

Learn to knit or crochet in a friendly environment with knowledgeable people.

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