To a packed room of more than 60 patrons aged 8 to 80, the Geneva Library Foundation kicked off the first of its new Speaker Series. Dr. Donald Lincoln of Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), presented "Hoopla in July: Did the LHC Find the Higgs Boson?"
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Geneva Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL.
Fireworks are normal for the Fourth of July, but this year’s pyrotechnics were of a scientific nature, rather than merely an incendiary one. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announced their evidence resulting from their search for the Higgs boson. The Higgs boson is the one piece predicted by the current theory that has not yet been discovered and scientists have been looking for it for nearly 50 years.
Perhaps you and your family have enjoyed the Geneva Public Library's diverse resources and programs as a member of our community or you would just like to assure that this historic legacy thrives for generations to come. Supporting the future of the Library has never been easier.
The Geneva Library Foundation now offers several convenient ways to give. The “Donate Now” button to the left now allows you to conveniently donate using a credit card or bank transfer. More sophisticated forms of support, including named beneficiaries, bequests and charitable trusts, are now possible, as well.
At the end of each year during the holiday season, the Geneva Library Foundation sends giving envelopes in the November/December Library Link issue. The Geneva Library Foundation would like to extend our sincere thanks to the following residents for giving generously during that time as well as the first quarter of 2012:
A warm thank you to everyone who came out to support the Geneva Library Foundation and our successful Book Fair on December 9th at Barnes & Noble in Geneva Commons! A special thank you to the individuals & organizations who were key to our success -
Chris Stumpf of Happy Faces Face Painting who spent several hours painting the faces of our excited young book fair readers. Chris can be hired for future events such as birthday parties and picnics at 630-513-1902.
The new law signed by Governor Quinn now requires companies that have marketing agreements with companies in Illinois, but no physical presence in the state, to collect state tax. The Amazon Associates program is considered a marketing program, and Amazon has decided to terminate the Amazon Associates program for all Illinois-based participants. The Geneva Library Foundation sincerely thanks all of you who have contributed to this program in the past - it was a great success. The giving does not have to stop and we encourage you to use the "Donate now!" button to make your tax deductible contribution to support the Geneva Library Foundation.
On Oct. 16th, the Geneva Library Foundation presented “Haunted Geneva – A Night with Travis Thrasher” at the library. It featured novel Ghostwriter, by local author Travis Thrasher, which is set in Geneva. Fans enjoyed several readings and discussions with the author, give-aways, and a reception including fantastic hors d’oeuvres from the Inglenook Pantry and desserts from Harry and David. Travis answered many questions about the book and his extensive experience in the writing industry and how it is rapidly changing in the face of self-publishers on the Internet and the emergence of eBooks.
Travis Thrasher is the author of thirteen works of fiction and his goal is to continue to tell powerful and moving stories that will reach fiction readers of all types. As a fulltime novelist for over two years, Travis feels he’s still just warming up and is “glad to be a part of all the great things happening at the library this year.”
“There are things I learn about the writing process and about myself with every novel. I believe my best stories are still in front of me, waiting to be discovered like a buried treasure. I’m thankful that I’m able to dig a little more every day. “ More information on Travis Thrasher and his novels can be found at www.travisthrasher.com
Have you ever asked yourself this question or even pondered the thought? To a child walking into Youth Services, it must be priceless. Although they may not understand the value of a dollar, it is the one place where the possibilities seem endless and books unlimited. To an adult, it may be that they can check out as many books, videos or cd’s and not have to worry about money being exchanged. It may even be the many book discussions, the use of a computer, or just sitting by the fire place to read. These are just a few things of what make a library great. This is what makes the Geneva Library the place to be and so valuable to those who use it.