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Ben Keirn will share his experiences living and working in the African nation of Chad at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Webster Community Public Library. The public is invited.
Photo Provided Ben Keirn will share his experiences living and working in the African nation of Chad at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Webster Community Public Library. The public is invited.
Take an armchair journey to Africa at North Webster Community Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when Ben Keirn shares his experiences living and working in the African nation of Chad.

During 2017, Keirn served in an administrative position for the N’Djamena English International School located in Chad’s capitol city. While there, he was also involved in ministry with a local church and missionary agencies and served on the Overseas Security Advisory Council at the U.S. Embassy.

Come and learn about this former French colony, its land and people through photos and narrative.

The program is free and open to the public.

Visiting DeKalb

Take a trip closer to home and sign up for the field trip to DeKalb County on April 29.

Leaving the library at 9 a.m. and traveling by carpool, the group will visit Sechler’s Pickle Factory in St. Joe where the Sechler family has been making pickles since the 1920s. Afterward, there will be an opportunity to purchase pickle products in the company’s showroom.

For safety, no open-toe shoes, sandals or dangling jewelry is allowed on the factory tour.

Next stop will be the Auburn-Cord-Duesenburg Museum in Auburn. This National Historic Landmark contains three floors of automotive history, displaying over 120 classic and vintage autos.

Museum admission fee is $12.50 per person. The field trip will also include a lunch stop. Advance registration is required to join the field trip with limited space available, so sign up early to reserve your spot. Bring along money for museum admission, gift shops and lunch. The field trip is for adults only.

Coffee And Canvas

Openings are still available for the Coffee and Canvas painting class at 10:30 a.m. May 4.

Instructor Karla Hayden will show how to paint a spring floral scene.

The cost is $18 and includes canvas and painting supplies, plus cookies and coffee. Theses painting classes fill up fast, so sign up soon to reserve your space. The non-refundable payment is due when registering. Children cannot be accommodated in the class, and library policy does not allow for unattended children in the library.

Cookies In Celebration

Friends of North Webster Community Public Library will provide free cookies and coffee to patrons on Monday  in celebration of National Library Week April 7-13. Stop by for a cookie and discover all your local library offers.