Stinson Memorial Library

Photo by Amber Filbeck.
Stinson Memorial Library in Anna concluded its annual summer reading program on Wednesday, July 26, with a finale party for young people who participated in the program and their families. The “Build a Better World” themed program ended with a bouncy castle, hot dogs, building activities and a...
Photo by Amber Filbeck.
Stinson Memorial Library in Anna is hosting its annual summer reading program for children of preschool age through the 8th grade. The theme this year is “Build a Better World.” Stinson’s children’s librarian, Beth Sisler, read “Big Bear Hug,” a book about caring for trees, during the preschool and...
This is not Chuck. I'm guessing that this is one of Chuck's northern cousins. Chuck's cousin apparently is not very bright, either, because he/she was playing alongside the road, which was good when it comes to generating a somewhat blurry photograph, but not so good when it comes to longevity.
This week, dear readers, allow me to wax philosophical. And, you're asking yourself: What exactly does he mean when he's going to wax philosophical?  Thank you for asking. To be honest with you, to wax philosophical was one of those things I've heard hundreds of times on the Journey Through Life....
The public is invited to attend an informational and planning meeting about a community food bank garden in Anna. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. June 22 at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Organizers said that the new community food bank garden is located on the grounds of Choate Mental Health...
Here's hoping that the squirrel was offering a prayer of forgiveness to the god of typographical blunders on behalf of the person who tries to entertain you each week in this space.
As you may have noticed, this space occasionally is devoted to a bit of wandering around and aimless observations, and so it will be this week... ...first up, allow me to reflect on a couple of boo boos which showed up in last week's paper... ...for one thing, yours truly somehow managed to move an...
“Rule Number 1: Anything is Possible” With those words, author and former Union County resident Don Michel opens his newly published book. Michel’s book is titled “Getting to Know...Walter Cronkite, Buckminister Fuller, Michael DeBakey, MD, Arthur Godfrey, Ann Landers and the Officer Who Arrested...
“Build a Better World” is the theme for the 2017 summer reading program at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The program is scheduled to begin June 14 and continues with weekly activities through July 20. Registration for the program is underway through June 9 at the library.  Registration also is...
“Build a Better World” is the theme for the 2017 summer reading program at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The program is scheduled to begin June 14 and continues with weekly activities through July 20. Registration for the program is underway through June 9 at the library.  Registration also is...
Historian and author Darrel Dexter, standing, shared some stories about the Union County area’s history during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna.
A new edition of a book about Union County history was featured during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.” The PAST...
A new edition of a book highlighting the history of an area county has been published. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter...

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