Figge Art Museum Presents…

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Figge Art Museum Outreach staff will present an overview of the work of multi-disciplinary artist, Vanessa German, who uses found objects in her work.  Participants will then be guided to create their own works of art in a similar style.

The library also has a Figge Art Museum pass for patrons to check out at the circulation desk.

www.figgeartmuseum.org

 

What do Julia Child, Nachos, and Woodstock have in common?

If you guessed today, August 15, you’re right!

Go buy yourself a plate of nachos as a prize. Or a French dish… Or tickets to a music festival. Whichever you’d enjoy most.

WHAT A DAY!

August 15 is a big day in the world of cuisine as it happens to be the birthday of both Julia Child (1912) and Ignacio Anaya Garcia (1895).

Julia Child, in case you don’t know, was a hugely popular and influential chef, cooking show host and author whose career spanned decades and helped change the way Americans cook. She is a household name to this day and her cookbooks continue to inspire home chefs to try their hand at French cuisine.

Ignacio Anaya Garcia worked in the El Moderno restaurant in the Texas-Mexico border town of Piedras Negras in 1943 when a group of American women came in looking for a quick snack. The kitchen was shutting down for the evening (or, depending on which story you hear, hadn’t finished setting up for lunch) and didn’t have any food ready so Ignacio threw together some ingredients and called it “Nachos Especiales.” Nachos were here to stay!

And, as if that wasn’t enough to make today special, today is also the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Woodstock music festival!

Joe Cocker performs in front of huge lighting- and soundtowers

In honor of everything connected with this special day, here is a short and eclectic list of books for you to enjoy.

Thumbnail The Road to Woodstock Ultimate Nachos : From Nachos and Guacamole to Salsas and Cocktails Mastering the Art of French Cooking
The Everything Easy Mexican Cookbook : Includes Chipotle Salsa, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chiles Rellenos, Baja-Style Crab, Pistachio-Coconut Flan... and Hundreds More! My Life in France Woodstock : The Oral History Dark Side of the Spoon : The Rock Cookbook

Learn how to use Ancestry.com at the Moline Public Library!

Ancestry Library Edition Database Class

Trace your family history through the in-library online database, Ancestry Library Edition. The popular database includes over 10 billion genealogical records, the world’s largest online family history resource.

Bob Conklin, Adult Services Librarian, discusses and demonstrates basic features of the database.  Collections within the database include birth, marriage, and death records, military records, newspapers, and immigration records, and much more.

Seating is limited and registration is required in person at the 2nd floor Information Desk or by phone at 309-524-2470.

 

 

Underground Railroad Program

underground railroad program

In this collaborative arts and history program, Vocalist Tony Sconyers will begin and close this program on the Underground Railroad by singing a selection of Spirituals.  Angela Snook, Geneseo Historical Museum, will speak about our local region’s role in the Underground Railroad, including at least three known homes in Geneseo that were confirmed Underground Railroad hideaways.

NEED TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE?

Illinois Map

Rules of the Road Review Class

Nancy Johnson, associated with AARP and the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, will present a free, 90-minute Illinois Rules of the Road class for seniors.

Registration is required.

NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR VISIT!

Heather Gudenkauf program

Join us as we welcome New York Times Bestselling Author, Heather Gudenkauf, back to Moline Public Library! She will be here featuring her newest release, Before She Was Found, a psychological suspense novel involving three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa community.

Come meet Heather, talk about books, and be among book lovers!

Heather’s book will be available for purchase with Books-A-Million.