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Events

Jan
2
Tue
Winter Reading Program (Jan 2-Feb 24) @ Reddick Public Library
Jan 2 @ 8:00 am – Feb 24 @ 8:00 am
Winter Reading Program (Jan 2-Feb 24) @ Reddick Public Library

A perk for all the books you read during the winter! Enter as many online or paper book review forms as you can between January 2nd and February 24th to be entered into a drawing to win a $30 Prairie Fox Books GIft Card and a $20 Jeremiah Joe Coffee GIft Card! Two winners will be drawn and notified after February 26th.

Feb
24
Sat
parkrun @ Heritage Harbor
Feb 24 @ 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.

Feb
26
Mon
Silent Book Club (Grades 4-12) @ Reddick Public Library
Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Silent Book Club (Grades 4-12) @ 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.

Feb
27
Tue
WCMY 1430 AM Book Group
Feb 27 @ 9:15 am – 9:15 am
WCMY 1430 AM Book Group

The Fury by Alex Michaelides will be discussed on AM 1430.

Ready, Set, Read! (Ages 3-6 yrs.) @ Reddick Public Library
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ready, Set, Read! (Ages 3-6 yrs.) @ 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.

Feb
28
Wed
Shake, Rattle, Read (Ages 9-36 months) @ Reddick Public Library
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Shake, Rattle, Read (Ages 9-36 months) @ 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.

Mar
2
Sat
parkrun @ Heritage Harbor
Mar 2 @ 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.

The Loop Group @ Reddick Public Library
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Loop Group @ Reddick Public Library

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

Mar
4
Mon
Monthly Kit: Saint Patrick’s Day @ Reddick Public Library
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am
Monthly Kit: Saint Patrick’s Day @ Reddick Public Library

This month’s kit will have festive St. Patrick’s Day recipes and a lucky
wooden four-leaf clover ornament to decorate your space. Kits will be
available as supplies last and are limited to one per patron.
Kits will be available the week of March 4.

Mar
5
Tue
Ready, Set, Read! @ Reddick Public Library
Mar 5 @ 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.

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