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Created Equal Programs

Created Equal 2015

 

In early March 2015, the Lillie M. Evans Library District will be hosting a series of three programs focusing on the theme, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The programs will be on Tuesdays starting March 3rd and continuing through March 17th, and all programs will be presented at the Princeville Heritage Museum (325 N Ostrom Avenue). Each program will incorporate documentary film clips to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history.

 

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The films provided through the grant include: The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, Freedom Riders, and Freedom Summer. All are available at the LME Library. The goals of the Created Equal grant focus on telling the stories of individuals, creating a deeper understanding of the ways Civil Rights have been obtained, and helping people understand Civil Rights history as central to the American story.

 

In addition to the Created Equal programs, the LME Library will host a series of video presentations at the Library. All video presentations are part of the Presidential Primary Source Project, a series of free, fifty-minute, interactive video conferencing programs focusing on human and civil rights themes. The Presidential Primary Source Project is a collaboration between the National Park Service, U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums, other cultural and historic organizations, and the Internet2 community. More information about the Presidential Primary Source Project is available at https://k20.internet2.edu/presidents or on our LME Library website at lmelibrary.org. All video presentations will be at the LME Library (207 N Walnut Street).  

 

All programs are free and open to the public. The Lillie M. Evans Library is one of the 473 institutions across the country awarded the Created Equal films and programming grants. Please join us in chronicling the history of the civil rights movement with these special programs and events.


 

Resources for Created Equal

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle website: http://www.neh.gov/created-equal

 

Questions about the Presidential Primary Source Project


Publicity and Press Releases for Created Equal program

Press Release from the LME Library
Poster of Created Equal programs
Brochure for Created Equal events

Resources for Book Lovers

Since libraries are all about readers, we have created this page to help book lovers find their next favorite book.  Below are two clickable icons for sites that will help by identify books you’d like to read. 

 

 

bookbrowse
  • BookBrowse is a subscription based guide for books. To access, you just need your LME Library card. 
  • BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" back stories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.
  • BookBrowse seeks out these gems from both established writers and first time authors - novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just 'page-turners', and thought-provoking non-fiction that entertains as it informs.
Literature Map fantastic fiction2
  • To use Literature Map, type in an author’s name and this engine will generate a map of read-alike authors. The closer two authors are, the more likely someone will like both of them. 
  • Be sure to vet the authors--sometimes authors someone else may think matches, doesn't necessarily mean you'll see the relationship!
  • FantasticFiction is the best place to go to find out the titles and order of series. 
  • Say you like James Patterson’s Alex Cross books—which one is the first of the series? FantasticFiction can tell you as well as all Patterson’s other series titles.
  • Entries also include author biographies, books recommended by the authors, and lists of similar authors.

Now that you know what you want to read, how do you find out if we own it?  

By using our library catalog, RSAcat.  The LME Library is a member of the Resource Sharing Alliance which makes it easy for our users to search and to borrow materials from almost 200 libraries in central Illinois. RSAcat is our library online catalog and is how our staff and patron searches for materials in our collection.  RSAcat can be limited to one library or all of the RSAcat When you search for items from our LME Library homepage, materials are first limited to the LME Library collection.  

Only want to check to see if we have it in ebook format? 

Now you can search both our ebook services through our library catalog at: http://alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/LillieMEvansLD/search/results?te=ERC_ST_LILLIE-M-E

Did you know about LME Library’s book group?

LME Library has an active bookgroup that has been meeting for more than a decade.  It’s called the “Talk About a Good Book” group and we usually meet in person on the last Monday of the month. All our welcome--just stop in to pick up a book!  Information is posted about the books we’re reading on our bookgroup blog or call the library at 385-4540.

Wondering what other local book groups are reading?

Visit the RSA bookgroup page at http://rsabookgroups.pbworks.com/

Looking for online book groups? We have several linked below:

https://www.bookbrowse.com/bookclubs/ BookBrowse offers resources for book clubs, including advice, reading guides, and book club Q&As. You can also join other BookBrowsers to discuss books online. This is a library subscription database and REMOTE USERS MUST BE A LME LIBRARY CARD HOLDER TO ACCESS THIS SITE.   

 

http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewforum.php?f=43&sid=3c5ce520213d728d90a5d70414978efa Book and Reading Discussion Forums for Readers is an online message boards for readers, book lovers and writers. 

 

http://www.booktalk.org/ The booktalk.org forum book discussions last for 2 or 3 months each and are staggered so new book discussions are starting every month. You'll find all the information you need directly: book titles, authors, genres, start and end dates for discussions, and links to the discussion forums. Author interviews or live chats may be scheduled for each book.

 

http://www.bookgrouponline.com/  BGO is the place for readers to discuss what they’ve read, whether they love it or hate it!  In addition to all things bookish, they also have the Anything But Books area where other media and issues are discussed and games are played.

 

Goodreads.com has many online book discussions groups.  Here are some of our favorites:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/77598-101-books-to-read-before-you-die This group discusses books from the 101 books to read before you die list. They read one book from the list per month. To complement the 101 books to read before you die list, they also have a list of 100 children's books.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/95645-reader-s-choice-book-club--frisco-public-library A book club at Frisco Public Library that explores and discusses quality fiction and nonfiction in all genres. All are welcome to join the online discussions as well as attend the meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/47640-lillie-m-evan-library-book-club Our very own LME Library’s bookgroup for those interested in discussing the book online.  

Local & General Information

There are many resources available

Databases & E-Resources

Library Databases

In addition to our library catalog, RSAcat, the library subscribes to several online resources for our patrons.  Some of the resources require a LME Library card number and sometimes a PIN #.  If you do not know your PIN #, please ask at the library circulation desk for assistance (385-4540).  Home access is available for all LME Library cardholders. 

Audio & E-Books

We subscribe to several databases that have e-books, audio books or interactive books. All resources can be used with a computer and some can be downloaded to compatible devices. Databases include:

Alliance Digital Media Library (ADML) ebooks & audiobooks for adults & children

eRead Illinois ebooks & audiobooks for adults & children

Project Gutenberg classics in ebook format

Pop-up Picks small collection of ebooks changed seasonally

Tumblebooks K-6th grade online ebooks

Children's Resources

There are several databases with resources for children or about children's materials. These include:

Alliance Digital Media Library (ADML) some children's e-books and audiobooks

eRead Illinois some children's ebooks 

Tumblebooks K-6th grade online ebooks

Early World of Learning from World Book- is comprised of three sites offering rich resources designed for easy integration into the PreK through 2nd grade reading curriculum. 

Encyclopedias

World Book Web has encyclopedias for early (World Book Online for Kids), middle (World Book Online Info Finder), and advanced users (World Book Online Reference Center).  There are more than 20,000 photos, illustrations & maps; science fair projects; primary sources; read-aloud functionality; games & activities; and computer & web tutorials.  In addition, there is a Spanish language encyclopedia (Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica online) and World Book Discover for more graphically based learners.   Finally, there is The Early World of Learning which offers a wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.

World Book Newsletters are available monthly and an archive is available.

Genealogy

HeritageQuest is a great resource for genealogists! Simply enter your library card number (barcode) to gain access to US Census records, search books, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank (founded to serve African Americans), and US Serial Set for memorials, petitions, private relief actions. 

Languages

Rocket Languages is an online language learning site.  Always wanted to learn a foreign language?  Now’s your chance—you can access the site in the library or at home!  There are courses in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, German, French, Chinese and Arabic as well as American Sign Language and English for Spanish Speakers.

Magazine Articles

America’s News Find information on topics related to business, community issues and events, education, government, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content featuring the Peoria Journal Star and Chicago Sun-Times.

Newspaper Articles

America’s News Find information on topics related to business, community issues and events, education, government, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content featuring the Peoria Journal Star and Chicago Sun-Times.

Peoria Journal Star Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of PJ Star. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, and more.

Reader's Advisory

Wondering what to read next or have a favorite author that you would like to find some readalikes?  BookBrowse is for you! Find your new favorite books today!

If you are looking for books in a series, try Fantastic Fiction. Just type in the author's name and you'll see all the books in every series your author's written.  It's that easy!

Testing

Illinois DMV Practice Tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test. Also provides answers to most questions about getting an Illinois Driver's License.

 

 

Help in Hard Times

Help in Hard Times

The organizations and companies listed below were compiled to help you through hard times.  In addition, there are several local organizations including:

  • Community Food Pantry (for anyone) is housed in the Princeville Presbyterian Church, 339 S. Santa Fe Av., Princeville 385-4402. Distributes 5-6 p.m. every 1st & 3rd Thurs. of the month - totally confidential
  • Backpack program for PCUSD #326 school children contact schools PJSHS 385-4660/PGS 385-4994 or director, Beth Potter,309-696-9917. Students receive a backpack on Fri. (oldest child in family) filled with food & snacks for the wknd.
  • Township Supervisor (for those living within each particular township.) has funds to provide some Ameren help, rental aid, help with medications, etc. Princeville is broken into several townships so consult the Village website for supervisor contacts at https://princeville.org/local-government/

*** All information published herein is gathered from sources which are thought to be reliable, but the reader should not assume that the information is official or final. The Lillie M. Evans Library District does not assume responsibility for errors, and all information is subject to change without notice. Programs, projects and links listed here are not operated by nor are they the responsibility of the library. Links from this page to external web sites are provided as a service to our users and do not constitute an endorsement by the Lillie M. Evans Library District.***

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Click an organization or company to see more information about their services and how to contact them.

Employment/Unemployment Services Healthcare and Insurance

Discounted Items or Services

Other Services & Aid

Disability Works – Increasing economic opportunities for people with disabilities. They are dedicated to helping you find a rewarding work experience in Illinois. Through Disability Works you can look for a job, find job placement services, find job skills training, or learn about what Illinois community colleges and universities have to offer.

Goodwill Industries – Goodwill shopping is for anyone, regardless of income, who wants to save money. In-store surveys show that people from all walks of life and incomes shop at Goodwill frequently. Plus, they use the proceeds from all their store sales to fund their job training and employment services.

IL AllKids – AllKids is comprehensive healthcare for kids that includes doctors visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. Parents pay monthly premiums for the coverage, but rates for middle-income families are significantly lower than they are on the private market.

IL Department of Employment Security (Unemployment Office) – IDES is your direct link to Illinois workforce services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more!  

IL Department of Human Services (DHS) – DHS can help meet your basic needs, cope with illness, emergencies, or other challenges to self-sufficiency.

Most Requested Services

IL FamilyCare – FamilyCare offers healthcare coverage to parents living with their children 18 years old or younger. FamilyCare also covers relatives who are caring for children in place of their parents. Like All Kids, FamilyCare covers doctor visits, dental care, specialty medical services, hospital care, emergency services, prescription drugs and more.

IL Skills Match (ISM) – At the ISM web site, you can quickly match your job requirements and skills to thousands of job openings in Illinois. It's easy to use and it's FREE - simply register through their website. You can also view what skills employers are looking for. Show me an overview of Illinois Skills Match. A list of related websites is also available to you. 

Monster (Job Site) – Free job search site. Companies post jobs looking for potential employees. You may post your resume free and submit it to employers or allow employers to browse for your resume and contact you. There are several ads on this site that are not always 100% free services. Beware when clicking on them or signing up for them.

PeoriaHelpWanted.com – Free local job search site. Local companies post jobs looking potential employees. You may post your resume free and submit it to employers or allow employers to browse for your resume and contact you. There are several ads on this site that are not always 100% free services. Beware when clicking on them or signing up for them.

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. – Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is a United Way Agency. They provide free legal services to low income persons and senior citizens with civil legal problems. To see if you are eligible for Prairie State’s services, call the office that serves your county:
Serving Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford and Marshall Counties.
331 Fulton St, Ste 611
Peoria, IL  61602
(309) 674-9831

Salvation Army – The Salvation Army offers seasonal assistance, social services, adult rehabilitation, shelters, feeding programs, disaster relief or child care. The Salvation Army provides help for today's people in need and hope for future generations. They also have retail stores filled with clothes, housewares, furniture, toys and more. Plus they use the proceeds to fund the services they offer.

SeniorNet – SeniorNet's mission is to provide adults 50+ education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. Courses are offered on a variety of topics from basic computer usage to internet and email training. They also offer courses on digital photography and genealogy. WARNING: CLASSES ARE LOW COST, BUT NOT FREE.

Social Security Online – What can I do online?

  • Apply for benefits.
  • Check if you qualify.
  • Estimate future benefits.

Tax Assistance (Free)–It's your refund. Get it fast. Get it all. The State of Illinois urges you to avoid RALs (Refund Anticipation Loans) and instead chose Illinois E-Filing at www.tax.illinois.gov, and file your federal taxes online at www.irs.gov. Find out more about RALs and how and where to get free tax assistance.

Toys for Tots – The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Visit their site to request toys this Christmas or to find out how and where to donate new unwrapped toys.

Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)– The mission statement for VETS is to provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) – WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. Who can receive these services?

Work 4 Illinois –This links to the State of Illinois web-based electronic hiring system. This system significantly expands access to state employment while increasing transparency, accessibility, accountability, and consistency in the state hiring process. The State provides job opportunities in a wide range of occupations and titles. This website will guide you through the state employment process for the departments under the jurisdiction of the Governor. The State of Illinois is required to comply with certain hiring criteria when selecting individuals for employment.

YMCA – For the past 160 years the Greater Peoria Family YMCA has been a community based service organization dedicated to building the mind, body and spirit for members of the Peoria area community.  By offering value-based programs emphasizing education, health and recreation for individuals regardless of sex, race or socio-economic status. 

Homeschool & Educator Resources

Welcome to the LME Library Homeschool & Educator Resource Page!

Like most public libraries, the Lillie M. Evans Library serves homeschool families and educators in our area.  To assist educators and learners with their needs, we have developed a section of our website for our homeschoolers, educators and students.  This page includes links to online resources as well as tips on using the library catalog.  We have persistent links that support areas of curriculum directly into RSAcat, our online catalog.  Finally we have information about any local groups that focus on homeschooling activities.


 RSAcat - Your Library Catalog   RSAcat

The LME Library is a member of the Resource Sharing Alliance which makes it easy for our users to search and to borrow materials from almost 200 libraries in central Illinois. RSAcat is our library online catalog and is how our staff and patron searches for materials in our collection.  RSAcat can be limited to one library or all of the RSAcat When you search for items from our LME Library homepage, materials are first limited to the LME Library collection.  

 

You can searching for items from the LME Library Collection only: http://alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/LillieMEvansLD

or

you can searching for items from all RSAcat member libraries: http://alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/

 

RSA Quick Links 

If you're looking for materials on these subjects, just click on the search terms to link directly to RSAcat:

Homeschooling | Mathematics |Algebra | Great Courses DVDs

 

RSAcat Bookmarklet 

This bookmarklet will allow patrons to check for any book they are looking at on an internet page to see if it is available RSAcat.  Here is the link to the instructions and the bookmarklet.  You just drag it into your favorites bar: http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/bookmarklet/1750.a6f/Resource-Sharing-Alliance-NFP-Enterprise-account- Install it on your computer and play around, it works quite well.

 RSAcat 'My Account' Features

In addition to searching for items in the RSAcat, library users can use the RSACat’s ‘My Account’ feature to easily view library account information, renew items, and manage holds.  Please visit http://lmelibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16&Itemid=200 to review these features. You can also make and edit your own lists.


Online Databases & E-Resources

In addition to our library catalog, RSAcat, the library subscribes to several online resources for our patrons.  Some of the resources require a LME Library card number and sometimes a PIN #.  If you do not know your PIN #, please ask at the library circulation desk for assistance (385-4540).  Home access is available for all LME Library cardholders.  All our databases & e-resources are listed in the left column of each webpage under "Library Subscription Databases".  In addition, descriptions of each database is available at http://lmelibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=172

 

Additional Database Resource Information:

America's New: Hot Topics and Special Reports

 

 

worldbook web

World Book Resources for Homeschool.pdf

 We have fantastic resources for our home educators and students from World Book Web including:

Early World of Learning

 

new wb-kids

World Book Kids is the website specially designed just for young students and there are resources for home educators too! Lesson Plans, Science Projects and Common Core Correlations are all at your finger tips. To access your resources click on For Educators then Educator Tools at the bottom of the database. Short training videos are available at  http://www.worldbookonline.com/training/html/webinars_kids.htm

 

new wb student

World Book Student is designed for students in upper elementary and middle school. Resources for home educators include Lesson Plans and Common Core Correlations and all are at your finger tips. To access your resources, click on For Educators then Educator Tools at the bottom of the database. Short training videos are at http://www.worldbookonline.com/training/html/webinars_student.htm

 

new wb advanced

Tailored for the needs and skills of students in grades 8 and up, World Book Advanced includes a streamlined design, access to historical documents, and important news updates.  The “Take Me To…” feature allows learners to find Pathfinders and Resource Guides.  Also under the “Take Me To...” menu is Teaching with Documents that provides lessons plans for educators. World Book Advanced has videos designed to introduce users to the various features on the site. http://www.worldbookonline.com/training/html/webinars_advanced.htm  

 


IDNR Field Packs

The LME Library has 2 field packs from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources available for checkout.  These packs are ideal for hands-on exploration of the natural world and circulate for 2 weeks.

   

Click images for links to library catalog.


 

Library Links for Websites 

We've bookmarked our favorite websites at http://lmelibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=191  

One of the librarian's favorite links is for The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (http://www.p21.org/).  P21 is a national  organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help educators keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation). 


Local Homeschooling Organizations

APACHE (Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators) is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors. They are not a membership organization, but instead offer a monthly newsletter, annual convention, used curriculum fair, and various events throughout the year.

Rainbow Resource Center - Based out of Toulon, IL, Rainbow has educational resource supply company for homeschoolers.  Their newsletter is available online or by email.  They also have an information page for homeshoolers and live help through their consultants.

Library Links

We've bookmarked our favorite websites on Diigo.  Click on the topics below to see sites:

 

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