Interested in starting a garden but don’t know how? Stop by Seed Starting 101, Sterling Public Library, March 7th, 9-11 am. Presented by Whiteside County Master Gardeners.
Whiteside County Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer expert advice and knowledge on backyard gardening and demonstrate how to start seeds. Check out the assortment of free seeds to get started from the Seed Library. The Seed Library will be available throughout the growing season.
March 3, 2018 is World Wildlife Day the and focus for this year is on “Big Cats.” Join Peggy Dotty on March 7 at the Sterling Library, 6 – 7PM, for "Large Predators Return….Or Are They?" There is a $5 fee for the program, please register at: go.illinois.edu/largepredators.
Visit the Sterling Public Library during the Genealogy Open House and learn about researching your family history. Make connections with other researchers and pick up on the latest tips and tricks in the field of genealogy. You can also take advantage of some one-on-one assistance from local genealogists during the open house. Also, learn about online and software research tools, and try out Ancestry.com on our library’s genealogy computers.
The Betty J. Gray Genealogy and Local History Room serves the community and library patrons in many ways from researching local history to helping patrons learn their family history. Betty J. Gray left a trust fund to help purchase materials for this department. Whiteside County Genealogists also contribute greatly as they house their research materials in the genealogy/local history department. Anyone is welcome to use these materials, but because of the fragile and historical nature of this collection, almost all materials in this room are for in-library use only.
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.
Author Tim Pletkovich will present a program on his highly acclaimed new book - Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame: Stories of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Fighting Irish. During his presentation, the audience will play "Jeopardy!" as they learn about Teddy Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, and William F. Buckley Jr.