Upcoming programs announced for library

The following upcoming programs were announced by Allerton Public Library Director Lisa Winters at the Oct. 3 meeting of the library board.

–Tuesday, Oct. 16: 1 p.m. – “19th Century Steamboats” by Robert Swenson, an architect, preservationist and educator who was raised along the lower Ohio River in Metropolis. Combining his professional interests with his personal background, Swenson has conducted extensive research about steamboats constructed in his hometown during the 19th century. His presentation will also discuss the complexity of river transportation.

Saturday, Oct. 27: 2 p.m. (on the library lawn) – “Halloween Treasure Hunt.” Kids of all ages can wear a costume and follow a map to find treasures. There will also be additional games, prizes and treats at the event.

Saturday, Nov. 3: 10 a.m. – “Kids Painting Party” – Kids of all ages can come to the library for a fall canvas painting party.

Saturday, Dec. 8: 10 a.m. – “Teddy Bear Tea Party” – Youth of all ages can bring their teddy bear or other stuffed animal for a tea party and holiday storytime with Mrs. Claus.

Registration is needed for all of the above programs by calling the library at 762-46876 or online for the youth programs at http://monticellolibrary.org.children.html

In other action, the board:
–heard there was nothing new regarding additional dollars from the Max E. Hency estate. The library was informed two years ago that previously unknown investment accounts from Hency – who donated around $3 million for construction of a new library building – had been found and would be processed for distribution according to his will.

It was thought the library would receive approximately $70,000 from the latest Hency investment portfolio. The literary benefactor died in 2005 and left 5 percent of his estate to three individuals, with the remainder to be split between the Allerton Public Library District and the trust for a Maryland home once owned by American writer and journalist Henry Louis Mencken in Baltimore.



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