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Friday, 06 September, 2019
Friday, 13 September, 2019
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019
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    Enjoy a photographic journey on Wednesday (followed by an on-site guided walk on Thursday), of Coles County’s newest natural area. Join photographer and GPF Board Member, Fred Delcomyn, as he uses his photography to highlight the unique land forms, plants and animals of Warbler Ridge. Warbler Ridge Conservation area, located between Lake Charleston and Fox Ridge State Park, began when a private non-profit conservation organization, Grand Prairie Friends (GPF), purchased a 141-acre site in 2012. Seven years later, the site has grown to 1,000 acres and now includes nine acres of restored wetland, thousands of new trees and ten miles of trails for the public to enjoy along the meandering Embarras River.

    Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning.  Free.  Please register at #581-5114.

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Workshop/Webinar
Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Saturday, 28 September, 2019
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    Kevin and Paul Baumann, brothers, are very knowledgeable about local cemeteries and have visited many other cemeteries in their travels internationally. They will start the day with a PowerPoint presentation on Tombstone Art. In the afternoon, Roselawn-Mound Cemetery and Old City Cemetery will be toured, with Paul and Kevin as guides. One just might hear bagpipes in the background and see re-enactments of moments in the life of pioneers who lived long ago. In case of rain, we will meet back in the library (after lunch on your own) for afternoon stories of art in the lives of those who lived here in Coles County long ago.

    This event offered through a collaboration of:  Coles County Arts Council, Academy of Lifelong Learning, Coles County Historical Society and Coles County Genealogical Society

    Registration required by 9/23 at 581-5114.  $10 per person.  16 and under N/C.  

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
Wednesday, 02 October, 2019
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    Molly Bellamey, formerly on the National Road Association of Illinois Board of Directors, will educate on the purpose and funding of the road that began in 1811 in Cumberland, MD and ended in Vandalia, IL in 1837. She will describe pioneers who moved west, and how they managed the work and hardships of travel in the early 1800s. The National Scenic Byways Program will be examined along with things to see and do today along the Road in Illinois. Not to be missed, Molly's delightful children's book, Patch on the National Road, will be shared. Lucky attendees will go home with a copy!

    Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning.  Free and open to the public; registration requested at 581-5114. 

    Tags: Academic/Event Scheduling | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
Friday, 04 October, 2019
Saturday, 05 October, 2019
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    Join us for a lecture and workshop on the history and techniques of the humble String Quilt. Strips of scrap fabric, clothing, and anything cloth related were sewn together and referred to as 'strings'. Common amongst the thrifty quilter, these were useful and much loved for their warmth and artistry. We will follow the evolution of these String Quilts into the modern quilt movement today. Begin a small project wtih some basic sewing supplies as you design your own project with the basic string block. Listen, learn, and love to stitch? Bring a dish or snack to share at lunchtime and your drink, as we share stories of the quilts and quilters in our lives. Supply list will be sent to each registrant.

    Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning; taught by Jamie Willis.  

    Member price: $25  Non-member: $29

    Call 581-5114 to register by 9/25/19.

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
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    Join us for a lecture and workshop on the history and techniques of the humble String Quilt. Strips of scrap fabric, clothing, and anything cloth related were sewn together and referred to as 'strings'. Common amongst the thrifty quilter, these were useful and much loved for their warmth and artistry. We will follow the evolution of these String Quilts into the modern quilt movement today. Begin a small project wtih some basic sewing supplies as you design your own project with the basic string block. Listen, learn, and love to stitch? Bring a dish or snack to share at lunchtime and your drink, as we share stories of the quilts and quilters in our lives. Supply list will be sent to each registrant.

    Offered through the Academy of Lifelong Learning, taught by Jamie Willis. 

    Academy Member price:$25

    Non-member price: $29

    Register at 581-5114 by 9/25/19. 

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
Tuesday, 22 October, 2019
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    Just in time for your holiday photos! This course introduces learners to purpose and methodologies of digital photography storage and management.  Learners will have the opportunity to engage hands-on with a digital photo storage solution and explore its features and benefits.  A Google account will be required to fully participate in the course, and it is preferred that learners arrive to the session with one created ahead of time.  Assistance in creating a Google account prior to the start of the course can be found at the Academy office by appointment.

    Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning, taught by Jeff Cranstoun.  Free and open to the public, however seating is limited Registration required by 10/17/19, at 217-581-5114. 

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
Thursday, 24 October, 2019
Wednesday, 30 October, 2019
Friday, 01 November, 2019
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    Dr. Zhiwei Liu will briefly introduce the biological background of teas and the tea plant, the classification of teas and how they are made, and how to properly brew different kinds of teas. You will be then taken on a journey back into the Chinese history to find out how this little plant has become integrated in the Chinese culture, from poetry, to daily life of the average folks, and finally to become a government-controlled merchandise, and how these little leaves led the Middle Kingdom into a position to defend itself against invading western powers and eventually opened itself to the rest of the world, although reluctantly. While you immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of tea, you will be invited to taste several of Dr. Liu’s favorite teas directly from China.

    Offered by the Academy of Lifelong Learning; instructed by Dr. Zhiwei Liu, hosted by The Cafe, Klehm Hall.  Seating is limited - registration requested at 217-581-5114 by 10/28.  

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
Friday, 08 November, 2019
Tuesday, 12 November, 2019
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    Booth Library's University Archives & Special Collections and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) housed within it are unique resources on the EIU campus. The University Archives houses the 1895 Old Main time capsule, Garner Sheet Music Collection, and an oral history interview collection. The Archives serve to preserve University history through photographs, documents, faculty manuscript collections, and other diverse ephemera. Booth Library’s Special Collections represent a broader range of resources, including postcard collections, regional history related resources, and rare bound volumes from as far back as the 17th century.

    Bill Schultz, Jr., Cataloging Librarian who also serves as the Interim Head of the University Archives & Special Collections will provide an overview of the University Archives, Special Collections and IRAD. He will show examples of the types of records and documents that can be found in each area, discuss archival practices to organize and preserve such materials, and also present an orientation to this department’s online archival resources. He will also touch on how individuals can take steps to preserve their own physical and digital collections. The session will last approximately 90 minutes and will include a tour of the University Archives.

    Offered through the Academy of Lifelong Learning; free and open to the public. Registration requested by 11/11/19 at #581-5114.

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students | Workshop/Webinar
Thursday, 21 November, 2019
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    Here is a new spin on an old practice. Come to this session to learn about the role of a doula for you and your family at the end of life. Learn how they are trained, how they can be of assistance and how to obtain one. This is another way to inform yourself as to the options available to you for peace and comfort at the end of life.

    Offered through the Academy of Lifelong Learning; taught by Sheila Greuel, former EIU faculty.  Free and open to the public - registration requested by 11/20 at 581-5114.

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Workshop/Webinar
Wednesday, 04 December, 2019
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