PRINCETON — Thursday at the Princeton Public Library, the Business Leads Team will meet at noon; an After School Craft Day will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; and the committee meeting for Journey Stories will meet at 6:30 p.m.
Art By Numbers, the annual art show, is coming up soon. All art projects for the show should be turned in by Friday. They may be handed in at the main desk or to Margaret Martinkus, library curator. Art By Numbers will open to the public on April 9.
On Monday, the Monday Night Movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and will present a remake of a 1935 film of two repressed married women from 1920s London who rent an exquisite Italian villa for a month. Princeton Youth Football will also meet at 6:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, the preschool story hour will be held at 10:30 a.m.. There will be music with Miss Cheryl, and the theme is Easter. All area preschoolers and their parents or guardians are welcome to attend. Also, the Gateway HRC Committee will meet at 1 p.m.; WUNT will meet at 6:30 p.m.; Lyric Winds, a classical woodwind quartet, will perform at 6:30 p.m.; and the Lions Club Board will meet at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Crafters Club will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and The Society for Creative Anachronism will meet at 6:30 p.m.
LAMOILLE — RC3 will meet for the first time at the LaMoille-Clarion Public Library Monday. All junior high students are welcome to call or stop in for details.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, LaMoille’s own Hal Adkins will answer questions from the public and maybe throw in a few tales.
Sara Hildebrand will do a story hour on farm animals at 2:30 p.m. April 11 at 2:30 p.m.
The library has received many new children and young adult books.
Mark your calendars for June 5 for the summer reading kick-off. Magic by Cory will be here to get the “Reading is Sooooo Delicious” summer off to a great start!
OHIO — The Ohio Public Library’s Easter Party will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Also, there are a number of new books that have come in recently. New titles include “The Jefferson Key” by Steve Berry; “The Thief” by Clive Cussler; “Finally Home: Lessons from a Free Spirited Dog” by Elizabeth Parker; “Deep Storm” by Lincoln Child, “One Good Dog” by Susan Wilson; “Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family and a Whole Town About Hope and Happy Endings” by Janet Elder; and “Amazing Gracie” by Dan Dye. New children’s selections include new Superman, Batman, Super Hero Squad, Marco Flamingo, Backbeard the Pirate, Winnie the Pooh, Thomas the Tank Engine, and other story books.
TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Public Library and the Tiskilwa Historical Society are proud to invite the public to a very special program, “An Evening With Mary Todd Lincoln, Featuring Laura Keyes,” at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Tiskilwa Museum on Main at 110 E. Main St., Tiskilwa. President Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies, but few people know “her story.” Actress Laura Keyes will share Mary’s story in an entertaining and educational program for adults and children alike. The presentation focuses on the life and losses of Mrs. Lincoln and is set on 14 April 1865, as she prepares for an evening at the theatre with her husband and friends. Immediately following the presentation in the upper level Community Room, refreshments will be served in the lower level galleries.
The book club will begin again on April 16. “So Brave, Young and Handsome” by Leif Enger will be the book to discuss.
The library is selling tickets for “Making Dreams Come True,” an embroidered quilt made by 17 local quilt artists. Tickets are available through June.
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. Please call 815-663-4741 for more information.
Secretary Jesse White, in cooperation with the library, is offering a Rules of the Road review course for anyone in the area. The course is free. The purpose of the course is to help participant pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the written and driving examinations, and also provides information on the vision screening. The course will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 20. Please call 815-663-4741 to register.
In honor of National Library Week and the 100th anniversary of Spring Valley’s Carnegie Library building, the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library, in conjunction with Angelo’s Restaurant in Spring Valley, will hold a Pizza Week. Proceeds from the purchase of any 14-inch cheese or cheese and pepperoni pizza from Angelo’s during the week of April 11-15 will benefit the library. Tickets may be purchased at the library or the restaurant for $8 to cover the cost of one 14-inch pizza, dine-in or carry-out. For more information, call 815-663-4741.
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.