Friction Farm to Perform
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Friction Farm, a modern folk duo, will perform music from their current CD “I Read Your Book,” on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 7 p.m., in the Carnegie Room. The performance is free and open to the public.

Friction Farm’s previous album, “Every Mile Is A Memory,” earned the duo a spot as Kerrville New Folk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists in 2011.

They continue to combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.

Library Closure
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The library will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

eResources & eDownloads are available to library card holders 24/7. Also, library accounts can be managed and items renewed with the online catalog at any time. The renewals phone line will be open for messages during the closer at 217-753-4900 x5616.

The library will re-open on Tuesday, September 6th at 10 a.m. for regular library hours.

Library Renovation to Begin
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The library will begin renovation on Tuesday, September 6th. The renovation will begin with the 3rd floor. The 3rd floor will be closed to customers beginning on Tuesday, September 6th.

Staff will be able to retrieve books from the 3rd floor on an as needed basis. If no one is available to retrieve a book, customers may place a request either with a staff member in person or by calling 217-753-4900 ext. 5630. Customers can also use the library catalog to place a request. Customers will be notified when the item is available for pick-up.

The library is sorry for any inconvenience and thanks you for your patience while the library is renovated.

Alley Behind Library Closed
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The alley behind the library that connects the CWLP drive through with Capitol Ave. will be closed to through traffic starting August 8th. The parking spots along the alley by the library and the north book drop will also be closed during this time.

The parking garage under the library will be open and will be the exit for any traffic through the alley off of 7th St. between CWLP and the library.


Come into the library and browse the shelves or search the catalog to find our latest additions.
Below are some of the titles added this month or click here to view a complete list of new items.

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