Wednesday, March 14, 2007

MISSION READ: To the Library and Beyond

In cooperation with the Library Summer Reading Programs in the area, Dr. Sandra Magnus, NASA astronaut, has confirmed the date of her visits to the libraries this Spring!

Dr. Magnus was born in Belleville and graduated from Belleville West. She received her bachelor degree in physics and a master degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a doctorate from the School of Material Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

On Saturday, April 7, 2007 she will be at the Hayner Public Library in Alton at 10:00am, the Collinsville Library at 1:00pm, and O'Fallon Library at 3:00pm to share her experiences of being in space and working on the International Space Station.

A true hometown girl with a 'World of Experience' - Come listen to the fascinating world of a real astronaut!

Friday, March 09, 2007

New online databases

3 new online databases are displayed on the Main Page of our website.

Check them out!

Gale Reference Library with over 300 reference sources from subject areas of Art through Social Studies. Ratings giving you information on HMOs, Insurance Companies and Stocks.

Encyclopedia Britannica returning with an updated version of a complete new look and reference set for your use.

To see more databases that are available for your research on various topics go to

Monday, March 05, 2007

March events at the library

Upcoming programs in March that may interest you.

Fiber GuildThursday, March 8th starting at 5:30pm in the Blum House, 414 West Main, adjacent to the Collinsville Public Library Center.
Beginners through advanced people with the interests of knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, basket weaving, etc. can share their interests and get help with projects.

St. Patrick’s Day CelebrationSunday, March 18th starting at 1:30pm in the Community Room of the Collinsville Library Center.
Music begins at 1:30 Join bagpiper, Marty Petrie and musician, Vickie Busekrus for a sing-along time to help celebrate the wearing of the green and our favorite local leprechaun Ken Carroll.

Value Line for Beginners
Wednesday, March 28th starting at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Collinsville Library Center.
Value Line, a noted instrument for understanding and following the stock market, will be explained by local user David Gries. Time will include an introduction of the publication and a question and answer session.

Food for FinesFrom St. Patrick’s Day March 17th through Easter April 8th
Bringing in a nonperishable food item will subtract $1.00 off of fines on your library card. This excludes fines for lost items or processing charges. If you do not have fines, please consider bringing in food for the area's needy.

See our calendar of events on our website for more events.