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Wednesday April 23rd, 2014

Tonight! Hope to see you there! See MoreSee Less

Civil War Field Embalming

April 23, 2014, 7:00pm

Wood River Public Library

Join us for a unique history program!

As Dr. Benjamin F. Lyford, following the Battle of Gettysburg, Jon Austin will present a first-person presentation in the style of a 19th century medical school lecture, using a re-enactor “corpse” as a visual aid.

Topics include:
– verification of death,
– period medicine & chemistry,
- human anatomy,
– and the preparation of dead soldiers for shipping and burial.

Also covered are such subjects as
– 19th century mourning rituals,
- Lincoln’s funeral,
– and the ways in which modern funeral practice have developed over time.
For more information, visit www.civilwarembalmer.com/ – See more at: www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/jon-austin-0#sthash.pBQDrbz7.dpuf

Mr. Austin has appeared on MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, National Geographic Explorer, WGN-TV Chicago, National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’, and public television stations across Illinois. He has appeared in USA Today, the New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Chicago Tribune, and in each of the state’s daily newspapers.

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Monday April 21st, 2014

REMINDER: Storytime tonight from 6:30-7:15 PM. We’re reading about- and playing with- science! See MoreSee Less

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Monday April 21st, 2014

Tune in to the Mike Montgomery show on WBGZ 1570 AM today at 4pm to hear an interview with Jon Austin!
We hope to see you Wednesday at 7pm for Jon Austin’s program!
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Civil War Field Embalming

April 23, 2014, 7:00pm

Wood River Public Library

Join us for a unique history program!

As Dr. Benjamin F. Lyford, following the Battle of Gettysburg, Jon Austin will present a first-person presentation in the style of a 19th century medical school lecture, using a re-enactor “corpse” as a visual aid.

Topics include:
– verification of death,
– period medicine & chemistry,
- human anatomy,
– and the preparation of dead soldiers for shipping and burial.

Also covered are such subjects as
– 19th century mourning rituals,
- Lincoln’s funeral,
– and the ways in which modern funeral practice have developed over time.
For more information, visit www.civilwarembalmer.com/ – See more at: www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/jon-austin-0#sthash.pBQDrbz7.dpuf

Mr. Austin has appeared on MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, National Geographic Explorer, WGN-TV Chicago, National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’, and public television stations across Illinois. He has appeared in USA Today, the New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Chicago Tribune, and in each of the state’s daily newspapers.

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Saturday April 19th, 2014

Did you know you can get text messages when your items come in? Call us to set up text notification and get your items faster! Texts are sent automatically when your items arrive. See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Wood River Public Library created an event. See MoreSee Less

Civil War Field Embalming

April 23, 2014, 7:00pm

Wood River Public Library

Join us for a unique history program!

As Dr. Benjamin F. Lyford, following the Battle of Gettysburg, Jon Austin will present a first-person presentation in the style of a 19th century medical school lecture, using a re-enactor “corpse” as a visual aid.

Topics include:
– verification of death,
– period medicine & chemistry,
- human anatomy,
– and the preparation of dead soldiers for shipping and burial.

Also covered are such subjects as
– 19th century mourning rituals,
- Lincoln’s funeral,
– and the ways in which modern funeral practice have developed over time.
For more information, visit www.civilwarembalmer.com/ – See more at: www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/jon-austin-0#sthash.pBQDrbz7.dpuf

Mr. Austin has appeared on MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, National Geographic Explorer, WGN-TV Chicago, National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’, and public television stations across Illinois. He has appeared in USA Today, the New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Chicago Tribune, and in each of the state’s daily newspapers.

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Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Job Opening –

Wood River Public Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Page I. This position averages 12-15 hours per week, with primarily evening and weekend shifts. Applicants must be able to follow directions well, pay attention to detail, and have good customer service skills. Duties for Page I include, but are not limited to, shelving materials, processing materials, assisting patrons at the Circulation desk, and carrying out assignments from supervisors.

All interest applicants must stop by the Library to pick up an application. All applications for this opening must be returned by May 2, 2014. Contact Kate at 254-4832 or kate@woodriverlibrary.org if you have any questions.
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Tuesday April 15th, 2014

Attention Roxana School District patrons: Stop by our table at the Community Fair this evening and say "Hi!" to Chris and Kate! We’ll also be raffling off this book set! See MoreSee Less

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Monday April 14th, 2014

“It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.”
― Neil Gaiman

It’s National Library Week! Thanks to everyone who contributed to our display!
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Friday April 11th, 2014

A ton of books have been donated in the past few weeks. We’re selling all of these! Most of them are 25 cents each so there are some great deals here. See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday April 9th, 2014

2nd-5th graders: Get MONEY SMART at the library this Friday! See MoreSee Less

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