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Beyond the Bookshelves: February is full of fun!

Looking for something to do? Check out events at Geneva Public Library!

Drop in and discover an amazing diorama of trains and landscapes created by the Northern IL LEGO Train Club from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 and from 12 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20.

Join authors Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski for a discussion of their book, “When You Wonder, You’re Learning,” inspired by the legacy of Mister Rogers from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Share your thoughts at our community-wide discussion of our One Book, One Community book, “The Good Neighbor” by Maxwell King, and hear what the book means to Geneva residents from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25.

Don’t miss “The Life of Bessie Coleman,” a one-woman show performed by Gigi Coleman, great niece of the legendary and groundbreaking African-American aviator, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.

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The Librarian Recommends: A heartwarming and inspiring memoir, “Officer Clemmons” by François Clemmons describes his experience on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Clemmons was one of the first African Americans to have a recurring role on a children’s TV series. His presentation – as both a beloved neighbor to Mister Rogers and as a respected authority figure – has been described as groundbreaking, says our Librarian Allyson Palagi.

Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing manager for Geneva Public Library. The “Beyond the Bookshelves” column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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