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Lootery 2016 & Casino Night "Let Freedom Ring"
11/11/16
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08/11/16
 -05/04/17
Leadership Series Courses

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Employees are our most valuable asset and must be nurtured to ensure business growth. In this series, current leaders can enhance skill sets while new or emerging leaders can create a solid foundation of leadership skills. All participants will develop individual, practical skills to become extraordinary leaders and lead your business to the next level.
COMMUNICATING FOR SUPERIOR TEAMWORK - AUGUST 11, 2016
ŒŒBased on the principle that each individual has a dominant personality style and communication must be consistent with individual preferences
ŒŒIndividually customized 23-page DiSC profile provides participants with a better understanding of communication styles and offers expanded opportunities for team building
PRINCIPLES & QUALITIES OF GENUINE LEADERSHIP - SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
ŒŒOutlines universal leadership qualities and principles that assist individuals in becoming genuine leaders who can translate intentions into reality
COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE: MANAGING PERFORMANCE WITH DiSC - OCTOBER 13, 2016
ŒŒProvides actionable insights into conflict resolution, team building, leadership and coaching
ŒŒIndividually customized 26-page DiSC management profile provides participants the opportunity to explore the difference between their primary communication style and their leadership style
PROVIDING CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK - NOVEMBER 10, 2016
ŒŒProvides participants with the tools to provide customized feedback in a way that builds openness, mutual respect, and promotes problem solving and learning
COACHING – DEVELOPING OTHERS - DECEMBER 8, 2016
ŒŒFocus on helping participants develop others to expand capabilities, work independently and tackle new challenges
LEADING CHANGE AT EVERY LEVEL - JANUARY 12, 2017
ŒŒIdentifies five dimensions of change leadership that will help garner support for any change effort
ŒŒParticipants will be able to understand change behaviors, develop change leadership skills and behaviors, generate support for change efforts and improve their ability to lead change
RESOLVING CONFLICT WITHIN YOUR TEAM - FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Focuses on handling situations that often develop among and between team members and provides the skills and tools for team leaders to intervene directly or to support team members in addressing these situations on their own
DELEGATING FOR SHARED SUCCESS - MARCH 9, 2017
ŒŒAssists participants in developing the planning, interpersonal, and follow-up skills critical for successful delegation
TIME MASTERY - APRIL 6, 2017
ŒŒHelps individuals and teams develop customized strategies for improving productivity and increasing efficiency
ŒŒIncludes an individual Time Mastery Profile™ and Skills Gap Analysis that helps individuals focus their time management efforts for greater professional success
GIVING RECOGNITION - MAY 4, 2017
ŒŒAssists participants with recognizing and reinforcing behaviors that lead to desired results

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09/01/16
 -10/20/16
"For All the World to See" exhibit

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.  Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines such as LIFE, JET, and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show. Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery — from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African-American portraiture. For All the World to See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality.

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was curated by Dr. Maurice Berger, research professor, The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore. It was co-organized by the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture. For All the World to See has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA).


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09/29/16
Branding Civil Rights

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“Branding Civil Rights”
Presented by Stephen Eskilson, professor of art history

The civil rights movement in the United States arose at the same time that the field of graphic design was placing new emphasis on branding and corporate identity. Powerful political images from this era — such as the iconic “I am a Man” poster — can best be understood in the context of the overall visual culture of the 1960s, not as separate, compartmentalized works. Through a comparison of images from the civil rights struggle and the nascent international style of corporate communication, Eskilson will attempt to interpret these works in a new light.


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10/01/16
Story time

For ages 3-7. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free.

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10/04/16
FREEZE YOUR WINTER CAR WORRIES

Car Care 101!
Basic vehicle maintenance - the things you can monitor yourself • Warning lights and gauges - what do they mean • Tires - How their condition can affect your safety • Tips for safer travel in the winter.

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10/05/16
Executive Committee Meeting

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10/06/16
The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide”
Presented by Dread Scott, visual and performing artist
This program is co-sponsored by Booth Library and the Tarble Arts Center

This talk will look at a sampling of Scott’s art from the past 25 years. He works in a range of media including installation, photography, screen printing, video and performance. The works he will present will look at themes including:

• American democracy’s roots in slavery and how that sets the stage for our present.
• The criminalization of black and Latino youth.
• The continuum connecting the civil rights movement in the 1960s to contemporary Black Lives Matter resistance to murder by police.
• Imagining a world free of oppression and exploitation.

Scott states: “This is a world where a tiny handful of people control the wealth and knowledge humanity as a whole has created. It’s a horror for most of humanity — a world of profound polarization, exploitation and suffering. Billions are excluded from intellectual development and full participation in society. We don’t have to live this way, and I make art as part of forging a radically different world. I will present and discuss revolutionary art to propel history forward.”


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10/06/16
To See the Visible: Challenges from the Visual Leg

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“To See the Visible: Challenges from the Visual Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement”
Presented by Michael Loudon, emeritus, Department of English

The images in the For All the World to See exhibit still reverberate 50 years later in America’s conscience. The status quo continues to reflect its share of prejudicial images, albeit in the midst of an evermore plethora of images affirming black identity. The task yet continues to document both the injustice to and the achievements of African-Americans, from the Black Lives Matter movement through police cams to the movies. Indeed, Loudon says, even our churches are afflicted by white supremacy and white privilege, the unconsidered lens of the “normality” of whiteness. This presentation seeks to demonstrate that the work of the past still continues in the quest for a just economic life, an honest political process, a spiritual renewal, and a synthesis of personal and cultural growth in everyday, mainstream life.


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10/07/16
My Charleston Dentist Gives Back

MyCharlestonDentist.com is hosting a Free Dentistry Day on Friday, October 7, starting at 8 a.m. We will be providing free dental services (cleanings, fillings and extractions) to individuals who may not otherwise receive basic or routine dental care. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 217-345-1315 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org. We look forward to helping our neighbors, counterparts and those in our community!

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10/08/16
Paint the Town Pink 5K color run/walk

A fun 5K color run to honor people with all types of cancer. Participants are encouraged to wear a colorful tutu and enjoy the event with their friends and family.
 

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10/08/16
Story time: The Story of Ruby Bridges

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

Story time: ‘The Story of Ruby Bridges’ (1995), by Robert Coles
Presented by Minority Teachers Education Association

Members of the Minority Teachers Education Association will share the story of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white public elementary school in the American South in 1960. The story time is free and will feature stories, crafts and activities. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


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10/10/16
 -10/18/16
Applied Industrial Electricity

 
This 24 hour course is designed to provide participants* with the skills necessary to safely work with and troubleshoot electrical systems and motor controls.
 
Instructional topics:
 
Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tagout, NFPA-70E
Test Equipment
DC & AC Circuits
Electrical Symbols & Schematics & Documentation
Circuit Protection
Transformers
Power Supplies
Solenoids
AC and DC Motors
Signal Devices
Control Devices
Motor Starters and Protection / Electronic Drives
Troubleshooting Control Circuits
 
Lab Exercises:
 
Proper use of
Test Equipment
DC Circuits
AC Circuits & Reactive Devices
Print Reading
Transformer wiring and loading
DC motors
AC Motors
Photo eye and proximity switch properties and setup
Building and troubleshooting conventional motor starting circuits
 
*Employees participating in this training must be familiar with industrial equipment.
 

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10/11/16
Board of Directors Meeting

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10/12/16
Teaching with Images and Media to Transform Conten

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“Teaching with Images and Media to Transform Content Understanding and Actively Engage Learners”
Presented by Cindy Rich, director of EIU Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources Program

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights reveals the impact that images and media can have on people. Teaching with these visual materials can have the same impact in the classroom, by engaging learners to consider new perspectives and explore new people, places, things and events. Join our discussion about the use of primary sources (hands-on and digital) as valuable and relevant classroom tools across disciplines and grade levels. Hands-on activities based on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which feature materials from the Library of Congress, will be modeled and shared.


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10/17/16
Book Discussion: ‘Citizen: An American Lyric’

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

Book Discussion: ‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ (2014), by Claudia Rankine
Presented by Rehema Barber, director, Tarble Arts Center
This program is co-sponsored by Booth Library and the Tarble Arts Center

All are invited to participate in a discussion about Citizen: An American Lyric, a 2014 book by American poet Claudia Rankine. The first 15 who register in advance will receive a complimentary copy of the book to read prior to the event (additional copies will be available for checkout). To reserve a copy of the book visit the exhibit web page here, or call 581-6072.

Citizen: An American Lyric is both criticism and poetry, described by critic Michael Lindgren as having “boundary-bending potency … an innovative amalgam of genres.” Rankine recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seemingly slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV — everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.


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10/18/16
Tackling Racism with Art: A Conversation with Trav

This program is one of several being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 at Booth Library.

“Tackling Racism with Art: A Conversation with Travis Somerville”
Presented by Travis Somerville, visual artist, and Rehema Barber, director, Tarble Arts Center
This program is co-sponsored by Booth Library and the Tarble Arts Center

This talk will examine Somerville’s practice and the imagery that inspires his work, like the piece, Freedom Mugs, on view at the Tarble Arts Center. It will also look at how art can address American racism. Somerville’s work serves as a remixing of anti-nostalgia and critical memory. His work intermingles visual and verbal references to the semiotics of the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the civil rights movement, and the age of Obama. Somerville states that his work complicates the sense of a collective memory about how race has shaped the political, historical, cultural and social contours of America: “As I attempt to navigate the terrain between autobiography, history and art, all sorts of collisions take place. It is these interesting moments and the inconsistencies that inform them that I try to capture in my work.” Re-envisioning old advertisements, newspapers, vintage moneybags and cotton sacks, while poignantly juxtaposing his drawings and paintings against found imagery, Somerville entices viewers to ponder the biased and violent aesthetic influences found within America’s history and current happenings.


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10/24/16
 -11/03/16
Logix 5000 PLC

This 36-hour course provides participants* with the practical skills to service and troubleshoot Allen-Bradley Control Logix Automation Controllers.
 
Instructional topics:
 
Evolution of PLCs
PLC Components and assembly
Understanding Inputs and Outputs.
The CPU
Understanding Tag Based Memory
I/O Configuration
Using RSLinx Software
Using Studio 5000 Software
Understanding the Ladder Instructions
Documentation
Control Schemes
Troubleshooting
 
 Lab Exercises:
 
Assembling and commissioning a PLC
Communicating with PLC using RSLinx software
Connecting to a PLC, uploading and downloading programs using RSLogix software
Program documentation
Using basic instructions
Using Timer and Counter instructions
Using File Move and Compare instructions
Using Math instructions
Using Sequencer instructions
Monitoring inputs and outputs
Configuring Remote I/O
Build and troubleshoot an electronic drive control process
 
*Applied Industrial Electricity training or equivalent skills required for this class
 

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10/29/16
Story time

For ages 3-7. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free.

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