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Submitted by The Chrisman Public Library

Cowpie, a Whinny Nickers Miniature Horse, will be visiting Chrisman Public Library on Thursday, July 29th at 2:30. Look for him in the gazebo right across from the library. The owner of Cowpie, Mrs. Pat Bolen, will be presenting a short program, a story and providing a coloring page. If possible and time permitting, the children will be allowed to pet Cowpie. This is for children of all ages and their parents. If it is a rainy day, please call the library (217)269-3011 to see if we had to reschedule.
We were happy to have Susan from Forest Glen here for our last program. She brought a lot of interesting things with her including real animal pelts, turtle shells, butterflies and cicada exoskeletons. She gave us a lot of information on the colors, stripes, and masks that an animal might have. Most animals have muted colors to protect them from predators. Birds might be vividly colored to attract mates. The kids were thrilled to stroke the raccoon furs and match the pictures of different skeletons to pictures of the actual animals. The butterflies were beautiful and the birds were delicate. We had 14 kids and 10 adults attend. It was a very nice program.
We chose 4 of the kids’ book reviews. E read The Berenstain Bears and the summer job it was about “Brother and Sister helping farm Ben. They grow a cornfeild, sweeped the barn, slop the pigs, call the cow, and lock the bull gate.” His favorite part was “when Brother and Sister scared farmer Ben with the new scarecrow.” A read Big Bear, Little Bear by David Bedford. The book was about “I want to be like you when I grow up.” and her favorite part was “wen Little Bear was on Big Bear’s shoulders.” C read Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway by Max Brailier. It was about “The princess sneaks onto Cosmoe’s ship and the Queen’s army is trying to kill Cosmoe. Cosmoe accidentally broadcasts a message and the static made it sound different. So now Cosmoe has an army after him and also has bounty hunters.” His favorite part was when Cosmoe accidentally trips one of the galaxy’s best bounty hunters. Another E read Magic Bunny Dancing Days and it was about “When Sara Penfold finds a bunny she discovers that it has magic so she agrees to help Arrow to escape the Evil bunnys.” and E’s favorite part was “When Sara finds Arrow in the locker room at the dance Studio and he saves her from falling and hurting herself.”

The upside of irrationality: the unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home—Dan Ariely
A life God rewards—Bruce Wilkinson
The grace and truth paradox—Randy C. Alcorn
AHA: awakening , honesty, action: the God moment that changes everything—Kyle Idleman
Present over perfect: leaving behind frantic for simpler, more soulful way of living—Shauna Niequist
It’s better to build boys than mend men—Truett S. Cathy
10 essentials of highly healthy people—Walter Larimore
The northbound train: finding the purpose, setting the direction, shaping the destiny of your organization—Karl Albrecht
Developing the leader within you 2.0—John C. Maxwell
Raising a team player: teaching kids lasting values on the field, on the court, and on the bench—Harry Sheehy
The Gospel according to Jesus: what is authentic faith?–John MacArthur
The get yourself organized project—Kathi Lipp
Play ball: the life and troubled times of major league baseball—John Feinstein

For one more day—Mitch Albom
The woman from Prague—Rob Hart
High stakes—Fern Michaels
My year of rest and relaxation—Ottessa Moshfegh

Fins—Randy Wayne White
STINGERS—Randy Wayne White

Ernest goes to camp PG
Employee of the month PG13
You, Me, and Dupree PG13

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