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Upcoming Events

Vance Township Library Board meeting

Vance Township Library board meetings will be on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Meetings are at 6 p.m.  at the library,  public welcome. Those attending MUST wear a mask and be seated at least 6 feet from each other.  

Main Street Readers book club meeting  …   Public always welcome to attend

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Walking Shadows by Faye Kellerman … murder / mystery

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah  … a fiction based in Alaska.  Many emotions while reading this book including feeling as though you are in Alaska, happiness, physical abuse, forgiving, madness, sadness, and, well, can’t say another word without letting you know what will happen.  A must read.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson… a resident in Champaign, IL

This book is based on a true story of Henry “Box” Brown who escaped from slavery in a wooden box and mailed             himself to freedom with the help of two friends.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

fiction … suspense … Splintered Silence by Susan Furlong  (Central Illinois resident, formerly from Homer)

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

fiction … The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

fiction….Justice For None by Gene Hackman  (yes, Gene Hackman, the actor who grew up in Vermilion Co. Illinois)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

fiction … Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 

public welcome and encouraged to join The Main Street Readers

Once Upon a Town  by Bob Greene is a non fiction which took place during WWII in North Platte, Nebraska from December, 1941 until the end of the war.  The community volunteered every day and every night to offer support to the servicemen (who were on the troop train which stopped at the depot). The depot was transformed into the North Platte Canteen.  The soldiers were given home-cooked food and coffee,  reading materials, music, and misc. including food baskets and treats,  as well as friendly conversations during the few minutes that the train stopped over.  Soldiers from all over the U.S. were transported through these troop trains en route to their destinations in Europe and the Pacific during the war.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens … a highly recommended fiction  

We will be also discuss: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen … which was a Main Street Readers book for April, 2020.  Due to the Covid pandemic this was cancelled.

Painting Rocks Program

Painted rocks have already been painted, hidden, collected, and re-hidden by those who enjoy this popular hobby in Fairmount.

Therefore, Vance Township Library is conducting more painting classes this spring and summer for anyone who wants to attend, and from any town.

Next painting class will be posted.

Children’s Coloring

Children may come to the library at any time to color.  Coloring pages are available, as well as colored pencils, for each child to choose.

Adult Coloring Program 

Adults may also come to the library at any time to color.  Everything needed to color is available at the library, including many, many coloring pages to choose from.  Some are easy, many are very detailed.                                                 

When you were a child did you like to color? Do you still like to color now but think you are too old? Do you take over your child’s coloring book? We have just the thing for you! On the days listed above, at 1 p.m. we will be having our Adult Coloring Programs and our Children’s Coloring Programs! Everything is included, for free, all you need to do is show up and have an imagination. These are beautiful intricate works of art that you get to color the way you want. Come on over to the Library and have a fun, very relaxing time.

Crafty American Girls Programs

Call the library if you have any questions…733-2164.

Movie Matinee | To Be Announced….Movie matinees will be scheduled for every day school is released early/closed.  Call 733-2164 to let us know how many will be attending.  Also, if anyone is interested in coming into the library during any “open time”, you are welcome to watch a movie of your choice.