Dinosaurs at the library

Dinosaurs are coming to the Eureka Public Library! Families are invited to the library, located at 202 S. Main, on Saturday, February 1, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to learn all about dinosaurs. The library will be hosting a free "Take Your Child to The Library Day" open house event with dinosaur-themed games, activities, crafts and prizes. Call the library at 309-467-2922 for more information. 

Middle School Paper Crafters

Danielle Husted and Debi Smith will be teaching a paper crafting class for middle school-aged youth from 3:30-5 p.m. on Monday, February 10, at the Eureka Public Library, 200 S Main. Each month the instructors teach participants different decoration techniques using a variety of fun paper designs. This month participants will create Valentine’s Day cards. This is a free program, but space is limited to 10 participants. Register by February 8 by calling the library at 309-467-2922.

Make and Take Cards Night

Join instructor Debbi Smith for a fun night of paper crafting at the Eureka Public Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 10. Participants will make two to three different types of cards and take their creations home at the end of the evening. Class fee is $2. Space is limited; register by calling the library.

The Beauty of Greenland and Icebergs

Debra Blunier of Eureka will be sharing stories and photographs of her recent travels in Greenland. This free travelogue program will be held in the Activity Room of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home, 610 W. Cruger, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11. Blunier will share her beautiful photographs of icebergs and the remarkable landscape of the White Island along with photography travel tips. This program is sponsored by the Eureka Public Library. For more information, contact the library.

Medical Identity Theft

Medical identity theft is a growing financial problem with severe consequences for individuals and families. Financial professionals and consumer protection agencies are still learning more about this aspect of identity theft. In a free workshop being held at the Eureka Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, University of Illinois Extension Educator Camaya Wallace Bechard will teach participants about the warning signs, the effects, and strategies to safeguard your medical identity. Understanding the effects of medical identity can help consumers take additional measures to protect personal information. Call the library to register by February 12.

Introduction to DNA Testing

Professional Genealogist Carol Genung will be presenting a free introductory class on DNA testing and genetic genealogy at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the Eureka Public Library. Participants will learn what DNA is, the differences in the testing companies, and the beginning steps of what to do with your results. Call the library to register.