Friday, November 18, 2011

The Calendars Are Here! (and much more!)

If you ordered a Homer Library birthday calendar they are available for pick-up now at the Homer Library! We are open M, Tu, Th, Fri 2-7pm, Weds 9am-2pm and Sat 10am-2pm.

We keep filling our shelves with new book and DVD titles. Some of our most recent dvd additions are: Cars 2 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

For adult fiction books we have added: The Litigators by John Grisham, Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson, Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks, The Priest’s Graveyard by Ted Dekker, Secrets of the Tudor Court by Kate Emerson, and Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel.

For the juniors and teens we have in: Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney, Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead, 1st Kill (a Vladimir Tod book) by Heather Brewer and Destined by PC Cast (the most recent House of Night novel). We have also been getting in some wonderful non-fiction for both kids and adults.

Have you read something wonderful lately? We are looking to start a display for “patron recommendations”. If you’ve read something that you think others might like, please let us know – we would love to pass along your recommendation. Just give us a brief description of what you liked about the book. You can do this anonymously if you prefer.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Mango Language Demo!

Thursday Nov. 10th at 7pm the Homer Community Library will give a demonstration on how to use Mango, the on-line language learning program. There are about 45 different languages to choose from. We offer all of the common languages, such as French, Spanish and German but also offer Urdu, Slovak, Korean, Chinese, Farsi and many, many more! This is perfect for home schoolers who would like to learn a foreign language as well as anyone about to travel. You DO NOT need a library card to attend. If you are interested in a demonstration but can not attend this event, please contact the library and we can arrange something.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Meet Author Maureen Holtz on Nov. 12th

Meet author, Maureen Holtz and learn about,

Robert Allerton:
The Private Man & The Public Gifts

Most people know Robert Allerton only as the rich and mysterious man who built a mansion on many acres outside of Monticello. But few people realize that the main building of the Art Institute of Chicago is named after him, or that he's the son of the founder of the Chicago Stockyards, & the First National Bank of Chicago. Robert Allerton was also named Chicago's Richest Bachelor in 1906!

To find out more about this mysterious man and the connection between him and the town of Allerton, Illinois join us at the

Homer Community Library
Sat, Nov. 12th @ 1:30pm

The Homer Community Library is located at 500 East 2nd St., (the Homer-Catlin Rd), Homer, IL. For more information contact us at 217-896-2121 or