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PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, the BMP Special Education Co-op will meet at the Princeton Public Library at 1 p.m., and the Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. to discuss “My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business” by Dick Van Dyke.

On Saturday, the Pastors Wives will meet at 9:30 a.m.

The library will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King’s birthday.

On Tuesday, a preschool story hour will be held at 10:30 a.m., and the theme will be penguins. All area preschoolers and parents or guardians are welcome to attend. Also, “Songs of the Inner Revolution” by singer/songwriter Kevin Kramer will be at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the library board will meet at 7 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.

On Jan. 19, Think Tank: Shift Happens: How Does the Digital Society Change Us? will take place at 6:30 p.m., and the Quilter’s Guild will meet at 7 p.m.

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.

WYANET — Wyanet resident Curt Johnson, a history buff and author, will present a program on “Gunmakers of Illinois and Bureau County” at the Raymond A. Sapp Library at 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday. He will talk about gunsmiths native to Bureau County and Illinois, whom he encountered since 1968 while researching his book. Johnson will have about a dozen firearms produced by these gunmakers on display during the program. Johnson, the author of “Gunmakers of Illinois, 1683-1900: Volumes 1-3,” is a first-time presenter at the Raymond A. Sapp Library and has been giving talks on these subjects for 15-20 years.

Also, the January Book Group is reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The group will meet to discuss the book at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Anyone interested in the book is invited to join the group and the discussion.

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.

LADD — Preschool story times are held at the Ladd Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Monday of each month. Programs are designed for 2-5 year olds with a parent or guardian. Information on these, and all library programs, may be found at or on Facebook.

OHIO — The Ohio Public Library District has just received a number of new children’s books that include Clifford, Thomas the Tank Engine, Curious George, dinosaur books, and many others. There are also some new large print fiction books by Felix Francis, Jeffrey Archer, Janet Dailey and Anne Perry that just came in too. “Many new books are coming in soon, so stop into the library and check them out!” said Director David Sprung.

LAMOILLE —The LaMoille-Clarion Public Library has added several items to its collection:

Adult non-fiction: “The Time of Our Lives” by Tom Brokaw, “Last Day on Earth” by David Vann and “Sheepish” by Catherine Friend.

Adult fiction: “The Leopard” by Jo Nesbo, “Red Mist” by Patricia Cornwell, “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson, and “77 Shadow Street” by Dean Koontz.

There are also many new books on countries, science and various careers for children and teens.

As a reminder, if the library needs to close due to inclement weather, the closing will be announced on WZOE and on Quad City TV stations, WQAD and KWQC.

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