Letter: Big Rock Library happenings

By on September 8, 2011

Visit the Big Rock Library during the Plowing Match activities on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18. Check the activity board for times for storytellers and craft activities for the youngsters on the front porch.

Judie Christensen and Susie Kritzberg from The Old Barn Museum will be at the big oak dining room table with a miniature tepee to view and Indian artifacts to handle. They will be accompanied by Buffie, the mounted buffalo, for a unique photo opportunity with your family.

Hunt for treasures at the large semi-annual, gently used book sale on both days. Bargain bag prices are in effect from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

There is an ongoing remembrance of Cindy Polfer’s life and talents in the upstairs meeting room. She was a College of DuPage fashion design student, so the room is filled with the creations of a very talented knitter and creative mind.

One of the newest ventures in the village is highlighted in the informative display upstairs by Rebecca Gengler, featuring Polish pottery.

If you cross the parking lot to the Historical Society Museum, Bob Mau has an ongoing wood carving demonstration both days. He is a skilled carver who recently exhibited at the International Congress of Wood Carvers in Iowa.

You can find Big Rock Library and Historical Society Museum across the street from the Plowing Match grounds at 48W445 Hinckley Road in Big Rock. If you haven’t yet toured this library in a restored Victorian house or the museum highlighting Big Rock history, you’re in for a treat of the best kind.

Mary Hauge
Big Rock