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Community Briefs: Nov. 6, 2018

November 7, 2018

Kankakee library to host events

The Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant St., is hosting the following events:

Bingo — 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Bingo with the Books is held on the second Friday of each month for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. It’s held on the fourth floor. Snacks will be available.Tai Chi — 10-11 a.m. Nov. 13 and 27. The sessions from the Community Wellness Group practices deep stretching, flexibility and works to help create balance and energy.LOSS — 6 p.m. Nov. 13. Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide is a free, non-denominational program that supports individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide.

The program is offered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago in collaboration with the Diocese of Joliet. They are funded by United Way, private foundations, as well as charitable contributions. LOSS offers a safe, nonjudgmental environment where survivors of suicide can openly talk about feelings and experiences. They help patrons find community, direction and resources for healing.

The events are open and free to the public. For more information on upcoming events, contact the library at 815-939-4564.

• In observance of Veterans Day, the Kankakee Public Library will be closed Monday. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. Nov. 13.

Limestone library to host events

The Limestone Township Library District, 2701 W. Tower Road in Kankakee, is hosting the following events:

Monarch Book Club — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. Children in first- to third-grade have their own book club. They will read the award-winning or nominated book at our gathering time and have a crafting session.Family Reading Night — 6-7 p.m. Thursday. This will be a night of reading and fun, as families are encouraged to share time with books during the statewide celebration of families reading together.Veterans’ Brunch — 10 a.m.Saturday. The library district is hosting a veterans brunch to serve and honor veterans for their service to our country. Register by calling 815-939-1696.

KC-CASA hosting Yoga for Healing

Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault recently announced Yoga for Healing restorative trauma-focused yoga. The free 4-week healing series will run 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the KC-CASA office, 1440 W. Court St. in Kankakee, facilitated by Tami Galbreath, a trauma-informed yoga teacher.

The experience of practicing yoga can help participants find union between disconnected and challenging aspects of the self, allowing them to slowly build the pieces into a whole.

Each session offers survivors a safe space facilitated by empowerment-based language to gain greater awareness around restoration and mindfulness. Sessions will allow survivors to re-connect with themselves and build community with their peers. All levels welcome, no experience needed.

Space is limited. RSVP to yoga@kc-casa.org. Priority will be given to those who RSVP. For more information, call Shlinda at 815-932-7273 ext. 0.

Kankakee Quiltmakers

The Kankakee Quiltmakers Guild meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Bible Church, 2587 E. Armour Road in Bourbonnais.

Winners of this year’s show quilts will be awarded their ribbons. New members always are welcome.

For more information, contact Donna McGovern at 708-828-5110.

WGGS meeting

The November membership meeting of the Will-Grundy Genealogical Society will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St. in Coal City.

Jeffrey Bockman, a genealogical lecturer, author and writer, will speak on “Cemeteries — Look High and Low, Above and Below.” Guests are welcome, and refreshments will be served.

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