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Sip & Shop Market
10/25/18 - 10/25/18
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09/13/18
 -12/27/18
"The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018" exhibit

Booth Library's fall 2018 exhibit and program series provides historical information on the 1918 influenza pandemic as well as providing a current public health perspective on influenza.

Topics of contagion, vaccination and infection will be covered from a historical, medical and social perspective. The effect of the 1918 flu on EIU and Charleston will be highlighted. Coverage of the epidemic in the press will be explored. Local public health experts will cover measures taken to control future epidemics.

A full schedule of programs related to this topic also will be presented. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed anytime the library is open. Visit the library website for more details at www.library.eiu.edu


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10/04/18
 -10/18/18
Meditation

Scientific study continues to provide evidence that meditation is good for mental clarity and a calm state. Consistent meditative practice decreases stress and improves well being, while boosting the size of your brain in several regions.  These 3 sessions will provide the foundation for your practice in your journey to peace and contentment.  Teacher Jay Shinde provides exceptional guidance.   

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10/18/18
Diplomats Meeting: Unique Suites Hotel

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10/22/18
Film screening:

International Open Access Week is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebration Booth Library will host events and feature OA collections.

Open Access Week, Oct. 22-28, 2018, is celebrated globally and provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about open access to information and its potential benefits, and to share what they know with others. Open access is the free and immediate online access to the results of scholarly research.

OA resources take many forms: electronic books, media, journals and open educational resources, such as the Open Textbooks Alliance e-books available from Booth. Eastern Illinois University’s institutional repository, The Keep, coordinated by Booth Library, is open access and shares the scholarly output of EIU faculty with the world.

As part of Open Access Week activities, Booth will feature two film screenings, “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Both films will be shown in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. There is no charge, and the public is invited.

On Oct. 25, the public is invited to a brown bag lunch discussion of open educational resources with Lynne Curry (History), Lauri DeRuiter-Willems (Health Promotion) and Stacey Knight-Davis (Booth Library). They will discuss their experiences in teaching with resources that have zero costs for their students. The discussion will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Edgar Room of the library.

Throughout the week Booth Library exhibits will feature open access resources and provide information for students, scholars and the community to learn about the open access movement.

Open Access Week activities are co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate Faculty Forum Committee, Center for the Humanities, and the Faculty Development and Innovation Center.

For more information on Open Access Week, contact Steve Brantley, head of Reference at Booth Library, at 581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

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10/23/18
The Antique Mystique

What do you call "antique"?  The public infatuation with heirlooms and obsolete items of days gone by has created a market that defies logic…unless you consider what some items mean to Boomers, collectors, and curiosity junkies.  Join us at Copper Eagle to learn what's popular now, how pricing works, and what makes antiquing a 'thing'. 

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10/23/18
Film screening: The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

International Open Access Week is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebration Booth Library will host events and feature OA collections.

Open Access Week, Oct. 22-28, 2018, is celebrated globally and provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about open access to information and its potential benefits, and to share what they know with others. Open access is the free and immediate online access to the results of scholarly research.

OA resources take many forms: electronic books, media, journals and open educational resources, such as the Open Textbooks Alliance e-books available from Booth. Eastern Illinois University’s institutional repository, The Keep, coordinated by Booth Library, is open access and shares the scholarly output of EIU faculty with the world.

As part of Open Access Week activities, Booth will feature two film screenings, “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Both films will be shown in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. There is no charge, and the public is invited.

On Oct. 25, the public is invited to a brown bag lunch discussion of open educational resources with Lynne Curry (History), Lauri DeRuiter-Willems (Health Promotion) and Stacey Knight-Davis (Booth Library). They will discuss their experiences in teaching with resources that have zero costs for their students. The discussion will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Edgar Room of the library.

Throughout the week Booth Library exhibits will feature open access resources and provide information for students, scholars and the community to learn about the open access movement.

Open Access Week activities are co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate Faculty Forum Committee, Center for the Humanities, and the Faculty Development and Innovation Center.

For more information on Open Access Week, contact Steve Brantley, head of Reference at Booth Library, at 581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

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10/25/18
Sip & Shop: Unique Suites Hotel

The Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Sip & Shop Market on Thursday, October 25th, from 4:30-8 PM! Shop till you drop with over 20 local vendors, a drink ticket, food, desserts, music, a silent auction, and much more! If purchased by 4 PM on October 24th, tickets are $15 each. Tickets purchased at anytime on October 25th will be $20 each. Tickets are available online, calling the Chamber at 217-345-7041, stopping at 501 Jackson Avenue, or emailing cacc@charlestonchamber.com - We hope to see you all there! *Must be at least 21 years of age to attend*
 

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10/26/18
The Culture of Coffee

Do you enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea? Most of us do! Are you curious about the coffee culture that has developed in the last twenty years? And are you familiar with the history of these two beverages?  Join us for a presentation of these topics and more! A beverage and light snack will be offered to each attendee, at no charge. Seating is limited to 20, so register early! Academy members should use their Academy parking passes; non-members may obtain a parking pass at EIU Police Dept., 7th and Grant.   

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10/27/18
Touch A Truck


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10/29/18
 -11/12/18
Grandma Told Me...

Every family has its stories, some are true, some are not. Using free internet sources, learn to find and read the records of your ancestors’ lives, following them as they followed their dreams. See how your ancestors fit into the American experience, whether they were new immigrants, westward pioneers, or old settled colonists. This is an easy entry into the world of genealogy for the interested beginner.

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10/30/18
"Immunity and Contagion: Living in the Age of Bio-politics"

This lecture is part of Booth Library's fall exhibit and program series, "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018." The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 13-Dec. 31.

"Immunity and Contagion: Living in the Age of Bio-politics" by C.C. Wharram, professor and director of Center for the Humanities

For more information on "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018" series, visit the web page at http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.


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10/31/18
Blind as a Bat?

As Halloween approaches, bats are common images that may evoke feelings of fear and curiosity.  They aren't blind, dirty or pests.  They are, however, critical to many ecosystems and the only true flying mammal.  They pollinate plants, distribute seeds, can eat thousands of insects daily, and serve as prey to other animals.  Their unique features continue to inspire scientific discoveries, like their membrane wings and echolocation have inspired technological advances in engineering.  Learn more about Illinois bats, current research and Citizen Science opportunities.  

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11/01/18
Business After Hours: Charleston Country Club

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11/01/18
100+ Women Who Care Open House


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11/01/18
Wine & Winds

Extending the popular "Brass and Brew" event from last spring, "Wine and Winds" will feature a wine tasting, conversation and music.  Former EIU Provost, Blair Lord, will give a program that features two tasting rounds of side by side wine pairings with a discussion of the different styles, growing regions and vinification techniques together with musical interludes featuring an EIU wind ensemble.  The musical selections will be chosen to harmonize with the wines selected for the tasting.  Come for the enjoyable educational experience and entertaining music, and stay for the dinner special at the Country Club.  

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11/04/18
Pepita's Poinsettia: Acrylic Painting

According to Mexican legend, a poor young girl named Pepita brought a bouquet of weeds to gift the baby Jesus. As she knelt by His manger the weeds suddenly burst into bright red flowers, thereafter known as “Flores de Noche Buena,“ or Flowers of the Holy Night. We know them as the poinsettia and will be using acrylic paints to create our own 11 x 14 masterpiece.  Join us as we learn about the relationship of complementary colors in this fun and educational painting class.

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11/04/18
Yesteryear, Yesterday, or Just a Minute Ago: A Reading by Past Forward Memoir Writers

You don’t have to travel far to take a trip down memory lane. The members of Coles County's Past Forward Memoir Group will be celebrating their tenth anniversary with a reading of stories and reflections about life's unforgettable moments. Join us to hear selections as diverse as the authors who penned them - serious, humorous, quirky and the unexpected will all be on the menu. We'd love to share an afternoon of memories with you - and cookies will be served! 

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11/07/18
Film Screening and Discussion: "1918"

This event is part of Booth Library's fall exhibit and program series, "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018." The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 13-Dec. 31.

"Film screening and discussion: "1918" (Foot, 1985), with discussion led by Lynne Curry, professor of history

For more information on "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018" series, visit the web page at http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.


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11/08/18
 -11/15/18
Is

Is "Entitlements" actually a misnomer? What are your greatest concerns for our financial future? Tax cuts, increasing spending, inflexible politicians or the lack of funding? Reports published as news add to the drama.  Learn the realities about Medicare and pensions from Rich Wandling, Political Science Professor,  in our free 2-session series.  Your input and questions will add to the discussion.

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11/08/18
Business After Hours: McGrady Inn

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11/13/18
Board of Directors: Chamber Board Room

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11/14/18
Patient Advocacy

What is a patient advocate and when would I need one? Advocates can be found everywhere and are able to assist patients and families with various resources.  Join us in identifying different types of advocates in the Coles County area, learn how to access them, and discuss the barriers and challenges to this role.

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11/14/18
Poster Presentations

This event is part of Booth Library's fall exhibit and program series, "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018." The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 13-Dec. 31.

History 4950 students of Professor Lynne Curry will give poster presentations in the library's West Reading Room.

For more information on "The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018" series, visit the web page at http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.


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11/15/18
 -11/17/18
Festival of Trees

Sarah Bush Lincoln’s annual winter wonderland. The theme this year is Mistletoe Magic
 
Friends Night Out - $10,
6 to 8 pm, Nov. 15
 
Festival Opens - $3
10 am to 8 pm, Nov. 16
9 am to 1 pm, Nov. 17
 
Gala - $75
Dinner and live auction
6-10 pm, Nov. 17
 
Bid on 4-foot and 7-foot fully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, home décor and more in a silent and live auction. Net proceeds support Life…Nothing Beats It, a capital campaign to help fund the new Heart Center at Sarah Bush Lincoln.
 

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11/15/18
Diplomats Meeting: Unique Suites Hotel

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