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Seven-year-old Paige Kraml of Spring Valley puts the finishing touches on a rocket she built last week during a three-day program at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library in Spring Valley. Paige and 10 other children learned how to build and decorate the rockets during three evening sessions at the library.
Seven-year-old Paige Kraml of Spring Valley puts the finishing touches on a rocket she built last week during a three-day program at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library in Spring Valley. Paige and 10 other children learned how to build and decorate the rockets during three evening sessions at the library.

PRINCETON — Civil War Ghosts and Legends with Barry Cloyd will be presented at 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Princeton Public Library.

On Monday, the Women’s Club will meet at 1:15 p.m., and the Monday Night Movie will tell the Civil War story of the Shenandoah Valley at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, a preschool story hour will be held at 10:30 a.m., and the theme will be “Pumpkins.” Talk About at 6:30 p.m. will be Visiting the Beyond with Curt Strutz.

On Wednesday, the Junior High Book Club will discuss “Peak” by Roland Smith at 3:30 p.m., and the Bureau County Retired Teachers will meet at 5 p.m.

On Oct. 13, the BMP Special Education Coop will meet at 1 p.m.; the Friends Book Club will discuss “Isaac’s Storm” by Erik Larson at 4 p.m.; and Gamma Phi will meet at 4:15 p.m.

OHIO — The Ohio Public Library District has a book club that meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the library.

WYANET — The computer classes at the Raymond A. Sapp Memorial Township Library are held at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. In October, Dorene Stalter will talk about search engines. Any and all are invited to attend these classes. The October class will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The library also has monthly programs for people of all interests. The programs are called the 2nd Thursday@the Library. These programs are scheduled on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. September through May, excluding December. (Hence the name!) The Sept. 8 program was presented by Bob and Carol Gunberg of Princeton. The couple are members of the SABLE Lighthouse Association in Michigan. Carol took us on a “tour” of a day in their life at each of the three lighthouses their association helps preserve. It was a delightful and informative program.

The library looks forward to the Oct. 13 program which will be a Cemetery Walk through the cemetery at the edge of Wyanet. The board and staff will guide the participants through the cemetery and will talk about the Sapps and other locals that are interred there.

In the future, the 2nd Thursday@the Library programs list includes Illinois Road Scholars Ronald Solberg; The Whizbangs of Oohs and Ahs: Those Magnificent Traveling Salesmen of Illinois; Penelope Bingham with a food program from the Illinois Humanities Council; Wyanet native Curt Johnson talking about guns native to Illinois; Jan Pistole, coordinator, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at PMH, addressing heart health; and Kathy O’Malley chatting about hostas in gardens. The Wyanet Library has tried to keep its programs appealing to all.

In addition, the library’s book group will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 to talk about “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.

SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library holds a story hour at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday for all preschool through first-grade children.

The library will host “Bullying” from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. There will be two sessions presented at this time in two different rooms, one will be for parents and the other will be for children in grades 4 through 8. The North Central Behavioral Group will put on the program. Please register at the library or by calling 815-663-4741.

The library is raffling a commemorative T-shirt quilt made from T-shirts donated by local businesses and given to the library by Juliann Reviglio Moss. The quilt is being displayed in Valley Photo’s window in Spring Valley, and all proceeds from the raffle will go to the library. Tickets cost $1 each or six tickets for $5, and may be bought at the library. The raffle will continue through noon, Oct. 31. For more information, call 815-663-4741.

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with the library, is offering a Rules of the Road Review course from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4. The purpose of the free program is to help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations and also provides information on the vision screening. Call the library at 815-663-4741 to register or stop by the library at 215 E. Cleveland St.

BUDA — The Mason Memorial Public Library is having a change in policy. When you check out any videos, it’s always been free for two library days. The policy for VHS will remain the same, but there will now be a 50 cents charge for two days for the DVDs. This will start on Nov. 1. The late fines will remain at $2 per item per day. If you have any questions, call the library at 309-895-7701.

DEPUE — The Selby Township Library hosts a blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic the second Tuesday of each month. Stop in anytime between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. to have your pressure and sugar checked by a health care professional. The clinic is provided by St. Margaret’s Health and is free and open to the public.

LAMOILLE —The LaMoille-Clarion Public Library reminds children in fourth through eighth grades to not forget to sign up for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Awards. Read three of the 20 books nominated, and you may vote for your favorite book in February. Contact the library to sign up.

HENRY — The Henry Public Library’s successful fall series concludes at 7 p.m. today, Thursday with popular storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis presenting his final program on Lincoln through the eyes of his friends. In today’s program, Ellis presents Walt Whitman’s Lincoln: Memories of the Civil War and Our 16th President.

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