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By TERRIE VISEL
Rantoul Press columnist
The e-reader technology petting zoo will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Rantoul Public Library.
Examine Nooks, Kindles, iPads and other android devices, all donated.
Enhance your e-reader knowledge by reading a few pages or playing a game. The e-reader petting zoo — don’t miss it.
At 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, the New Writers Group will gather to discuss their latest writings. You’re invited to join in, whether you’re a newbie with writing or have been writing for a while. Everyone is welcome for encouraging writing support with the new writers groups.
Challenges can create comedy as companions craft courageous contests during board game afternoon from noon-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
Caution: this family-rated fun for all ages can cause chuckles and celebrations.
Monday, Feb 18, beginning at 1 p.m., “Hotel Transylvania” will be shown in the Community Room.
Rated PG, this 2012 animated comedy tells the tale of the hotel where monsters go to vacation. Nominated for several awards, “Hotel Transylvania” is a delightful movie. Popcorn will be provided for this free movie.
The puzzle exchange returns from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, and 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Trade in your solved jigsaw puzzles for ones you’ve yet to try. After all, precise puzzle piecing is pleasurable.
It’s time for all teens and adults to enroll in the Warm Up With a Good Book winter reading program.
Cozy up with an enjoyable read from the fine selection of books available through the library.
The program will continue through mid-March, with prizes awaiting your completion of the reading plan.
Parents, please remember to encourage your children to continue their participation in the Snow Better Time to Read winter reading program.
Voting starts soon on the nominated books in three different categories. Reading is so important for our children, so be sure to provide praise for their reading accomplishments.
Be sure to keep an eye on The Friends of the Library’s Corner of gently used books. When you see the banner announcing Half half-price day at the corner, all books on the Friends’ shelves will be featured at half price.
While you’re at the library, don’t forget to pick up a free copy of the monthly calendar so you’ll know when all the January activities are slated.
You can also have a convenient look at the calendar of events at the library’s website: www.rantoul.lib.il.us.
The website also links you to a wide variety of additional reference and educational materials.
As always, we look forward to seeing you at our fine Rantoul Public Library, located at 106 West Flessner, where there is always something fun and exciting on the schedule.
Terrie Visel, a resident of Rantoul and a member of Friends of Library, writes a bi-monthly column.