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Archive for August 31st, 2011

Farm and home tools subject of exhibit at Prairie Arts Center

Posted by wlpo on August 31, 2011

If you grew up on a farm or just appreciate that work that farmers do, you could enjoy an exhibit that opens this week at The Prairie Arts Center.

“Harvest:  Handcrafted Farm and Home Tools” features items that have been collected by Bureau County farmer Harold Steele.  It includes a wide array of primitive and more modern tools.

The show opens Friday evening at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton and runs through Sunday, October 2nd.

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Enjoy a Walk with the Mayor in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on August 31, 2011

Walking and local politics come together again in Ottawa.  Mayor Bob Eschbach kicks off another round of Walks with the Mayor at 6pm Thursday at Washington Square.  It was something he started last year.  He says it’s a way of supporting a healthy lifestyle while speaking with the mayor and other people in town.

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Library program allows members to checkout eBooks

Posted by wlpo on August 31, 2011

While there will always be the hard-copy book lovers, many people have fallen in love with electronic devices that let you turn the pages by sliding your finger across a screen.

The La Salle and Peru Public Libraries have a new program that allows you to checkout eBooks and eAudios from anywhere there’s an internet connection.  It’s called OMNI Libraries.  Laura Frizol, the Library Director in La Salle, explains how it’s similar to checking out the physical copy of a book.

To download books you need to have a library card through either La Salle or Peru Libraries.  A link to the program is available at the websites.  The program works with Nooks, IPads, IPhone, Sony Readers and later in the year the Kindle.

Learn more about how you can checkout eBooks by listening to an interview available at the AM 1220 WLPO news page.

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