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WSIU Almanac 12.11.23

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Kevin Boucher

On this day in 1997 Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a UN climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

Celebrate the season with Marion Carnegie Library! This Thursday from 5 to 7pm. There will be activities throughout the library, for everyone. Take photos with The Grinch and making custom bookmarks in the Children’s Department, decorate stockings in the Young Adult Department, create custom ornaments in the MCL Technology Lab, and make beeswax candles on the Main Floor for grown-ups. Plus, grab some popcorn and hot cocoa. This event is completely free and open to everyone. No registration is required, and you can drop in anytime between 5 and 7pm on Thursday night.

Glenn Poshard and author Carl Walworth will discuss their book, Son of Southern Illinois: Glenn Poshard’s Life in Politics, the book they created about Glenn Poshard’s life. Poshard and Walworth will be at Herrin City Library on Friday, December 15, 2023, at 2:00 pm. The event is presented by the Herrin History Room and is free and open to the public.

 In Hardin County, join The River-to-River Trail Society for Thacker Hollow/Initial Tree hike This hike is free and open to the public. This will be a hike of moderate difficulty, 5 miles in length, 4 hours hiking time. This will be a through hike. Visit www.rivertorivertrail.net for more information including driving directions to the meeting area for this hike.

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WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.