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A Holiday Book Drive

August 16 - September 27

Organized by Jennifer Bast, former Mendota resident! Why: To spread literacy and benefit the children of Mendota! When: NOW through September 27th at 11:59 CST Who: Children attending the annual Mendota Chamber’s event “Mendota Christmas” will go home with a free book distributed by members of the Graves-Hume Library staff! aka: Santa’s helpers! Donations can…

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6:00 pm

The Happy Invention: The Documentary Value of Picture Postcards with Katherine Hamilton-Smith

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Library is hosting this presentation in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Speakers Bureau. Katherine Hamilton-Smith, founding curator of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives, will present “The Happy Invention: the Documentary Value of Picture Postcards.” The first picture postcards were published for the 1889 Paris Exposition, celebrating the completion of the Eiffel Tower.…

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6:30 pm

Read with GiGi

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Grades Kindergarten and older Snuggle up with GiGi the Labradoodle. Bring or borrow a special book from the Library to read to the GiGi. Registration required; no library card necessary.

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