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Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:18 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, at the Princeton Public Library, the BMP Special Education Co-op will meet at 1 p.m.; the Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. to discuss “Devil in the White City;” and Deborrah Wyndham, pianist, will give a performance on the history of ragtime at 6:30 p.m.

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

On Monday, the Monday Night Movie, held at 6:30 p.m., will feature a true story from Africa about a boy and his cheetah.

On Tuesday, a preschool story hour will be held at 10:30 a.m., and the theme will be St. Patrick’s Day. All area preschoolers and parents or guardians are welcome to attend. There will be a Talk About: March Madness: Fill your Bracket workshop with Grant Lynch and local “experts.”

On Wednesday, the Junior High Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m.; Gamma Phi will meet at 4:15 p.m., and Chicks with Sticks will meet at 6:30 p.m.

On March 15, the Business Leads Team will meet at noon, and the Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m.

OHIO — The Ohio Public Library wants to thank everyone who attended and donated items for the Rip’s fundraiser held on Sunday. Director David Sprung said the event was a great success thanks to everyone who participated.

The library is also going to sponsor a free March Madness bracket challenge. The event is open to all ages. Interested individuals should stop in to the library to sign up and pick up a bracket to fill out. 

WYANET — At the Raymond A. Sapp Library’s 2nd Thursday@the Library program in March, former WGN radio personality Kathy O’Malley will talk about gardens and gardening. It is almost that time of year. The need to be gardening heats up as spring approaches. O’Malley will be at the library at 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday. As always, refreshments will be served.

The library’s Computer Class takes place at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Dorene Stalter will answer any and all questions about computer usage. Bring your questions and laptops if you have them. The public is invited to all classes.

The Library’s Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. March 22 to discuss the book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. All are invited to read and talk about the book.

NEPONSET — The Neponset Public Library was awarded a $760.92 2012 Illinois Public Library Per Capita Grant. Library Director Carissa Faber said the library will use the monies toward adult and children’s materials and programs, and any remaining money will be used for improving technology for the library.

WALNUT — New titles are available at the Walnut Public Library!

Non-fiction: “Quiet” by Susan Cain, “The Founders’ Key” by Larry P. Arn, “The Yoga Bible” by Christina Brown, “Yoga as Medicine” by Timothy McCall, “The Swerve” by Stephen Greenblatt, “Once Upon a Secret” by Mimi Alford, and “Ernest Hemingway” by Carlos Baker.

Adult fiction: “Taken” by Robert Crais, “Kill Shot” by Vince Flynn, “Catch Me” by Lisa Gardner, “Home Front” by Kristin Hannah, “The Fear Index” by Robert Harris, “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson, “I’ve Got Your Number” by Sophie Kinsella, “Exclusive” by Fern Michaels, “Oath of Office” by Michael Palmer, “Private Games” by James Patterson, “Cold Vengeance” by Douglas Preston, and “D.C. Dead” by Stuart Woods.

Juvenile non-fiction: “Sharks” by Sindy McKay, “and “The LEGO Ideas Book” by Daniel Lipkowitz.

Juvenile fiction: “School: Hasn’t This Gone On Long Enough?” by Jim Benton, “The Worst Things in Life are Also Free” by Jim Benton, “Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers” by Jim Benton, “Me! (Just Like You, Only Better)” by Jim Benton, “It’s Not My Fault I Know Everything” by Jim Benton, “That’s What Friends Aren’t For” by Jim Benton, “Bad Kitty for President” by Nick Bruel, “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading” by Tommy Greenwald, “Big Nate” by Lincoln Pierce, “Big Nate and Friends” by Lincoln Pierce, “Okay for Now” by Gary Schmidt, “My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian, “Justin Case” by Rachel Vail, “The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas” by Subipta Bardhan-Quallen, “One Christmas Night” by M. Christina Butler, “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann, “Olivia and the Christmas Present” by Farrah McDoogle, “Abe Lincoln at Last!” by Mary Pope Osborne, “Phineas and Ferb” by Scott Peterson, “Love, Splat” by Rob Scotton, “Badgers Parting Gifts” by Susan Varley, and “Llama Llama, Wakey-Wake” by Anna Dewdney.

Large print fiction: “Taken” by Robert Crais, “Catch Me” by Lisa Gardner, “Bonnie” by Iris Johansen, “Copper Beach” by Jayne Ann Krentz, and “The Scoop” by Fern Michaels.

Young adult non-fiction; “The Lego Ideas Book” by Daniel Lipkowitz.

Young adult fiction: “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare, “Clockwork Prince” by Cassandra Clare, and “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green.

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 will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a story hour at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Please take note of the different time for story hour. In addition to Dr. Seuss, the library is also celebrating the Irish in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Also, there was a six-way tie for favorite Rebecca Caudill book this year! The library has several of the 2013 nominees so fourth- through eighth-graders can start on those titles any time. 

Library Director Joyce Sondgeroth said lots of new things are happening with this group this year, so stop in and check it out!!

New items added to the collection are: “America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook 2012,” “Chasing Fire” by Nora Roberts, “The Leopard” by Jo Nesbo, “Locked On” by Tom Clancy, “The Next Always” by Nora Roberts, “Private: #1 Suspect” by James Patterson, “Private Games” by James Patterson, “Prince of Ravenscar” by Catherine Coulter, and “The Rope” by Nevada Barr.

For children and young adults: “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger, “Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper, “The Year Money Grew on Trees” by Aaron Hawkins, “Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917” by Sally M. Walker, “I.M. Pei: Architect of Time and Purpose” by Jill Rubalcaba, “Iceberg Right Ahead! The Tragedy of the Titanic” by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, and “The Mermaid’s Mirror” by L.K. Madigan.

DVDs: “The Help,” “Secretariat,” “Love Finds a Home,” and “Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”

TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Public Library is selling tickets for “Making Dreams Come True,” an embroidered quilt made by 17 local quilt artists. The quilt is on display at the library for the next month, and tickets are available through June. Proceeds of the raffle will go to Illinois Mohammed Shriners to continue their service projects.

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 www.laddlibrary.com or on Facebook.

SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library will offer Reading Buddies from noon to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month through June 2. The program is designed for children from age 4 through fourth grade. Volunteers from Hall High School will read to the children, play games, make a craft or watch a puppet show. Parents are asked to accompany their children. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. Please call 815-663-4741 for more information.

LASALLE — Join the LaSalle Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday for “The Relativity of Albert Einstein.” Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson brings Albert Einstein to life in this unique one-man show. Imagine Albert Einstein explaining the theory of relativity in a fun, exciting way without mathematics or a knowledge of physics required. The show covers elements of Einstein’s life and humor, the speed of light, time travel, gravity and space-time, and what is E=MC2 anyway? This show will excite kids and adults alike to look at the workings of the universe with new eyes.

Hudson is an actor, director, writer, teacher and filmmaker. He attended the Circle in the Square Theater School on Broadway and spent more than 14 years on the New York stage. He has studied with such great directors as Michael Kahn, Nikos Psacharopoulos, Nikita Makhalkov, Larry Moss and Sandra Seacat.

Hudson has directed more than 300 theatrical pieces, including workshop productions with Brooke Shields, “The Three Sisters” with Jessica Lange, Don Johnson and Tatum O’Neal, and “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf” with Marlo Thomas.

Throughout his career Hudson has been active as a teacher on the professional as well as the collegiate level, combining his many experiences and talents. Currently he is co-owner of Cincinnatus Motion Picture, a film company that to date has produced commercials, industrial long forms and its first feature film “Tattered Angel.” Recent acting film credits include “The Greater Good,” “Finders Keepers” and “Hell-O-Ween.”

This program is made possible through funds from the Alwin C. Carus Trust. It is free and open to the public. For information, contact the library at 815-223-2341.

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