Library Receives Grant

The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library was recently awarded a “Back to Books” grant in the amount of $4,250.00 for a project entitled “Creativity as a Spiritual Path.”   These funds may be used for purchases including fiction and/or non-fiction books in a variety of formats, languages and reading levels.  Acceptable materials include: 

*Books --*Large-print books --*Audio books --*Graphic Novels --*Educational CDs or DVDs 

LogoNuevoThese collection development grants are funded with a combination of state dollars and federal Library Services and Technology funds awarded to the Illinois State Library by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

As part of the grant agreement and to bring attention to the new materials, the library will host seven Saturday programs on the theme of “Creativity as a Spiritual Path.”   In addition, the library will host a seven-class webinar  based on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.  


Creativity as a Spiritual Path Saturday Programs Schedule

 All programs begin at 2 pm and take place in the library

 December 28:Spirituality and Poetry: An Experiential Workshop- Caroline Johnson

 January 25: Spirituality and Creativity in Parenting - Elisabeth &Brian Hornich

February 22: Mandala Workshop - Pam Lowrie - Create and Interpret your own Mandala.

March 29: Theosophy and the Arts – Danelys Valcarcel


  Very Brief Video Recording of Introductory Program: Build a Group Mandala!

The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library launched its Back to Books Creativity as a Spiritual Path Programs with a “Build a Group Mandala” event at TheosoFest on September 7! 




Library Video Interviews!

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We're very excited to announce the start of a new program run by the Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library! Each month, the library will be featuring two different online video segments. In How I Became a Theosophist, Dan Smolla will talk with theosophists about their early experiences with theosophy and various theosophical concepts. In Featured Favorites from the library, theosophists will discuss some of their favorite books from our library's catalog.


Very Short How to Use the Library Catalog Video Tutorials

This very short video (under three minutes) will show you clearly and simply how to find items and have them shipped to you.  Click here to watch!

This equally short video will show you more adventurous researches how to use the online library catalog to perform advanced searches!  Click here to watch!

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