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Chamber Meeting
Thursday, October 18
Fr. Weber Room at IHM
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Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. 
Meeting begins at noon.
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Country Christmas 
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What’s in Your Wallet?

By Tiffani Stewart

St. Charles City-County Library 

What’s in your wallet? You probably have cash, a credit card (or two), a bank card, and a shopping rewards card. But do you have the one card that gives you so much, but requires nothing in return? The one card that can enrich your life at no charge? This magical card is your library card. Is it there? 

“That’s not for me,” you may be thinking. “I’m not a book person.” Maybe you never liked to read, you’re a slow reader, or you simply don’t have time. The library offers more than just books. If you like entertainment of ANY kind, we may have just what you need. 

Did you know that you can check out new release movies at your local library branch? The day that a movie comes out on DVD is the day that it is available on library shelves.        You can reserve the newest movies and get a phone call or an email when your copy is available, or you can take advantage of our “Most Wanted” movies. These movies are popular. They are new. They are first-come, first-serve, and over the course of a year or two, they could save you hundreds of dollars in rental fees. Stop in at your nearest branch to browse the “Most Wanted” section. 

If you love indies, documentaries, and classic films, Kanopy.com has over 30,000 movies on its virtual shelves. Use your library card to create an account, then choose up to seven movies each month to stream on your computer, tablet, or internet-connected T.V. Breakfast at Tiffany’sOrdinary PeopleInvasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Nutty Professor are just a few of the titles available at Kanopy. There is also a whole library just for kids, with popular T.V. shows, movies, story times, and educational films. 

You may be thinking, “I’m more of a music person.” We can help! Check out new release CDs from artists in every genre at your nearest branch, or use your library card to stream music from Hoopla. Cardi B? Luke Bryan? Ariana Grande? Thomas Rhett?  Drake? Hoopla’s got ‘em all. We also offer a large selection of Christian artists, kids’ music, and movie soundtracks. 

T.V. shows? Yep. Computer help? Got that too. Concerts? Events? Classes? Check, check, and check. Get yourself a library card and get access to all of the entertainment you can handle. Oh…and we have books too.


One more reason to get that library card? You can try one of these classes or events this month at the Boone’s Trail Branch or the Augusta Branch Libraries: 


  •  2018 Photo Contest (all branches), Sat., Sept. 15th -Mon., Oct. 15th. Enter the 5th annual Photo Contest with an original photo in one of three categories. Prizes are awarded by age group. Visit any branch or youranswerplace.org for contest guidelines.

  •  An Evening Concert with the Augusta Bottoms Consort (Augusta), Mon., Oct. 1st, 6:00 p.m. Bring a chair (and maybe a picnic) and enjoy the engaging acoustic ensemble, Augusta Bottoms Consort. They will play old country, jazz, folk, blues, and original toe-tapping tunes.

  •  Game On! Giant Tic Tac Toe (Augusta), , Oct. 22nd and Oct. 29th, Tues., Oct. 23rd, Thurs., Oct. 25th and Sat., Oct. 27th. Drop in during library hours for a fun game of GIANT Tic Tac Toe.

  •  It’s National Cat Day (Augusta), Mon., Oct. 29th, drop in all day. Celebrate cats! Make one cat toy to take to your furry friend, and one to donate to the animal shelter.

  •  Spooktacular Halloween Party (Boone’s Trail), Tues., Oct. 30th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Drop in for Halloween-themed games, activities, and treats. Costumes are welcome.



  •  I Love Quilts (Augusta), Tues., Oct. 2nd, 10:00 a.m. Take your quilt-making to the next level with Foundation Paper Piecing.  Bring your Show & Tell projects and Block of the Month!

  •  Hand and Foot Canasta* (Boone’s Trail), Thurs., Oct. 4th and 18th, 1:00 p.m. Join us for this exciting rummy card game. Never played?   We’ll teach you!

  •  MahJongg* (Boone’s Trail), Thurs., Oct. 11th and 25th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Join us to play MahJongg every other Thursday. New players welcome!

  •  Augusta Book Discussion* (Augusta), Mon., Oct. 15th, 2:00 p.m. Read and discuss with us the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods for 27 years, The Stranger in the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel.

  •  New Melle Nonfiction Book Discussion Group* (Boone’s Trail), Thurs., Oct. 18th, 10:00 a.m. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead was written by Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. We’ll discuss her business strategies, personal life, and the changes that she suggests for everyone.

  •  Movie Talk: Hacksaw Ridge* (Boone’s Trail) Mon, Oct. 22nd, 6:00 p.m. Check out the Oscar-nominated movie, “Hacksaw Ridge”, starring Andrew Garfield, and watch it at home.  We’ll meet to discuss this compelling story of one man’s pacifist approach to war.

  •  Coffee at the Library (Augusta), Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Come in for a hot cup of coffee and great conversation.

  •  Knit-a-Long (Augusta), Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. The Augusta Knitting Club meets every Thursday to create with friends.


  •  Discovery Kids: Slime* (Boone’s Trail), Oct. 1st, 5:00 p.m. Mix everyday ingredients in just the right way…and you’ll make creepy slime!

  •  Story Time (Boone’s Trail), , Oct. 11th and Thurs., Sept. 25th, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and crafts to enhance early literacy. Story time is open to children ages 3-6.

  •  Read to a Dog* (Boone’s Trail), Tues., Oct. 16th, 6:00 p.m. Bring a book or choose one of ours to read to an adorable dog from Love on a Leash.

  •  Let’s Create: Halloween Craft (Augusta), Mon., Oct. 23rd, drop in all day. Drop in to create paper plate mummies and mosaic pumpkins.

  •  Special Story Time: Halloween*(Boone’s Trail), Mon., Oct. 29th, 6:00 p.m. Wear your Halloween costume for this special Halloween-themed storytime.          



  •  Discovery Kids: Slime* (Boone’s Trail), Oct. 1st, 5:00 p.m. Mix everyday ingredients in just the right way…and you’ll make creepy slime!

  •  Club Read: Dragonet Prophecy* (Boone’s Trail), Mon., Oct. 15th, 6:00 p.m. Read Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland, then join us for Club Read, open to grades 4-8. We’ll talk over cool drinks and delicious snacks about this fantasy adventure. Bring a friend! 

*Register at www.youranswerplace.org or call Boone’s Trail at 636-398-6200 or Augusta at 636-228-4855. 

The Boone’s Trail and Augusta branches are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.