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January computer classes at Collinsville Library

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville Memorial Library Center offers free computer classes every month. The month of January 2015 includes: Tech Q&A- Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 1:30 p.m. Computer Basics 1- Wednesday, January 7 at 5 p.m. Computer Basics 2- Thursday, January 8 at 5 p.m. Microsoft Word Basics- Saturday, January 10 at 3 […]

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Video game tournament at Collinsville Library

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog and his SEGA friends are invited to join a video game racing tournament at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. On Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m., join Sonic, Tails and more as they race cars, bikes, and hovercrafts in this fun all-ages racing game for the Wii. The tournament is […]

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Finding your roots at the Collinsville Library

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  4 Comments

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New and experienced genealogists are invited to join the History and Genealogy Club of Collinsville. The club is a friendly group of people who share an interest in genealogy and local history. All are welcome to share findings and resources. Each meeting focuses on a different topic such as immigration or family stories. Meetings are […]

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Craft group at Collinsville Library

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Crafters of all skill levels and types of crafts are welcome to join the “Yarn Paper Scissors” craft club at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. Regardless of whether you sew, knit, crochet, scrapbook, stamp, embroider, paint, woodwork, quilt, or bead, you are invited to be a part of this supportive group of DIYers.  Share your […]

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Job assistance workshops at Collinsville Library

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville Memorial Library Center is hosting a series of monthly job assistance workshops in 2015. A representative from the Madison County Employment & Training Department will be at the library on the second Monday of each month (first Monday in October) at 2 p.m. to help you with the various aspects of finding the right […]

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Senior art competition looking for entries

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted content Don’t miss the chance to enter your piece of art in Life Experienced – A Senior Art Competition. Southwestern Illinois College and the St. Clair County Office on Aging are once again partnering with the Gateway East Artists’ Guild and Art on the Square for this unique art competition and exhibit. Artists 60 […]

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Collinsville Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

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Submitted content The Collinsville Police Department will welcome members of the community to discuss issues, build relationships and drink coffee Tuesday, Dec. 16. The event, held at the McDonald’s at 520 Ramada Blvd., Collinsville – near Illinois Route 157 and Interstate 55/70 – will be an informal gathering in a neutral space, Collinsville Police said. […]

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IDPH encourages flu vaccines during Vaccinate Illinois Week

By   /  December 4, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Health-Caduceus

Submitted content The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that it is encouraging everyone 6 months old and older to get a flu vaccine during Vaccinate Illinois Week, Dec. 7-13. Vaccinate Illinois Week coincides with National Influenza Vaccination Week, a national observance established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination and encourage more […]

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Halo 4 Tournament at Collinsville Library

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted content Gamers are invited to play in an Xbox 360 Halo 4 tournament at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation.  Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same. On Thursday, […]

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December Teen Tech at Collinsville Library

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted content The Collinsville Memorial Library Center invites teens to learn more about up-and-coming technologies through a series of hands-on workshops. Continuing monthly through May 2015, teens can learn about building a computer from scratch, using professional-grade graphic design tools and more. The programs in this teen tech series are on the last Wednesday of […]

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McKendree University is a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

McKendree STEM

Submitted content McKendree University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media. It recognizes McKendree as among 125 elite schools offering education in science, technology, engineering and math for students who aspire to STEM-focused careers. Victory Media connects individuals in transition with education and career opportunities. Its 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved […]

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Local bookstore is quarterfinalist for national, independent small business award

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

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Submitted content The national small business movement Independent We Stand recently announced the quarterfinalists for the 2014 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. Afterwords Books, of Edwardsville, was named one of the quarterfinalists.Located at 232 S. Buchanan St., Afterwords Books is a five-year-old family owned and operated bookstore. The store offers […]

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SWIC Music Department presents “A Holiday Celebration”

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted content Southwestern Illinois College’s collective of singers and musicians will host the school’s annual holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and will take place in the Mascoutah High School auditorium. The concert band will be directed by Ed Jacobs, the guitar ensemble by Travis Mattison […]

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Holiday market at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Unique gifts will be on sale at the 7th annual Blum House Holiday Market Saturday, Dec. 6. The Blum House Holiday Market runs from 1 to 6 p.m..  Tour the historic Blum House and meet and support local authors and artists.  The market features books, hand painted ornaments, jewelry, art and more. The […]

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Blood drive at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The American Red Cross is asking for your help in saving lives this holiday season by donating blood at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. The American Red Cross will be at the library on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 6 p.m.  The need for donated blood is ongoing and urgent.  Every contribution […]

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Making ornaments at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted content Adults and teens are invited to a handmade ornaments workshop at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. On Tuesday, Dec 16 at 6 p.m., get into the holiday spirit by learning how to turn plain, clear ornaments into personalized decorations.  All supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own decorative trinkets […]

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Child and teen Wii tournament at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 23, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted content Children and teens age 17 and under are invited to a party at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. A “Mario Party 9,” that is! On Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., you can enjoy playing a variety of mini-games while helping Mario and his friends save the Mini Stars from Bowser and Bowser […]

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State health department promotes diabetes awareness and prevention

By   /  November 22, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Health-Caduceus

Submitted Content This November, American Diabetes Month, Illinois Department of Public Health Director LaMar Hasbrouck is encouraging everyone to learn their risk factors for diabetes and how to reduce or eliminate them. Diabetes is a serious chronic disease caused when blood sugar (glucose) levels are above normal and a hormone called insulin is not able […]

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The adoption journey; why not?

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Living  /  No Comments

The Gaffords. Front row, Savannah and Boomer. Back row, Mike and Sarah / Submitted photo

By Sarah Gafford, in recognition of November as National Adoption Month “What made you decide to adopt?” I have been asked this question hundreds of times. My answer is almost always the same, “why not?” The seed of adoption was planted in my heart since…well, since forever. The funny thing is that it was growing […]

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Collinsville Library December computer class schedule announced

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted content The Collinsville Memorial Library Center offers free computer classes every month. The classes in December include: Tech Q&A – Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17 at 1:30 p.m. Computer Basics 1 – Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Computer Basics 2 – Thursday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. Internet Basic s- Monday, Dec. 8 at […]

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