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WSIU Almanac 8.7.23

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Kevin Boucher

Congressman Glenn Poshard Book Signing is this week. The two day tour will cover multiple stops through Southern Illinois tomorrow and Wednesday. The former Illinois Senator, U.S. Congressman, and SIU President Glenn Poshard will be signing his biography, Son of Southern Illinois: Glenn Poshard’s Life in Politics and Education.

August 8th 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Talbott-Morrison Library in Waterloo 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - The Friends Corner on the first floor of the Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. A short reading is part of the agenda at SIU-E.

August 9th 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - The Harrisburg District Library 12p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - The Herrin City Library 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - The Stinson Memorial Library in Anna 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - The Varsity Theater in Carbondale

More information about the book can be found by visiting the website for SIU Press.


The Centralia Balloon Fest is August 18 through 20th at Centralia’s Foundation Park. Over 35 Hot air balloons will spend the weekend on display, having races, offering tethered balloon rides and offering a beautiful Balloon Glow to attendees. There will be vendors, contests, activities and live entertainment throughout the weekend. See more at www.centraliaballoonfestival.com

In Olney, The White Squirrel Bluegrass Festival is on Saturday, September 9th from Noon to 8pm at The Olney City Park Bandshell. Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers headline the event following a full day of Bluegrass Music.

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