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Library corner 10-18

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon today, Thursday, at the Princeton Public Library. Also, the ITC Committee will meet at 4 p.m.; and the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble will offer a performance with a spooky theme at 6:30 p.m.

On Monday, the Princeton Theater Group will meet at 3:30 p.m., and the Monday Night Movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. — romance and suspense in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

On Tuesday, the Preschool Story Hour will be held, with the theme ghosts. All area preschoolers and their parents or guardians are welcome to attend. Also, Talk About: Science Fair for Audio Geeks will meet at 6:30 p.m. and will offer old radios/vintage recording equipment/ and experimental audio. Look over the equipment and ask questions of the owners.

On Wednesday, the BMP Special Education Co-op will meet at 8:30 a.m.; and Widmark Wednesday Movie Night will be held at 6:30 p.m.

On Oct. 25, an After School Craft Day will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and the activity will be carving pumpkins. Also, Praise and Coffee will meet at 6:30 p.m., and the Green River Book Club will discuss “Snowflower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See at 7 p.m.

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library will host its sixth annual fall wiener roast at 6 p.m. Friday. The event will take place outside on the west side of the building. Hot dogs, chips, s’mores, and hot chocolate will be served free to library patrons. At about 6:30 p.m., a skit, based on the Suzanne Williams’  book “Library Lil” will be performed. “Library Lil” is about a librarian who loves books and reading, but unfortunately, the town where she works is made up of non-readers. One stormy night Lil’s opportunity to change the community’s way of thinking occurs, and Lil takes action. The skit will be followed by some scary book sharing by children’s librarian, Sue Lanxon. A blazing fire, plenty of food and good stories will be provided. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Public Library has planned a special story time for children at 4 p.m. Monday called “Halloween Fun.” Kids will make a Halloween craft, enjoy a treat and spooky story. You can contact the library at 815-646-4511 or

OHIO — The Ohio Public Library’s Halloween party will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27. There will be activities and food, as well as a costume contest. Please stop in to let the staff know if you can come join us for some fun. 

Also, the library is taking orders for Butter Braids at the library until Nov. 2.

NEPONSET — The Neponset Public Library will host “The Last Lecture” book discussion at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27, based on the book by Randy Pausch.

The library will observe National Gaming Day @ Your Library at 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Play cards, board games, computer games, video games and more. There will be lots of fun and pizza.

SPRING VALLEY — Story time is held every Tuesday at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library from 5:30 until 6 p.m. in the children’s room of the library. There is a story and a craft-related project during this time for preschool children through third grade. A parent must accompany their child. This is free of charge.

A Rules of the Road Review Course will be presented at the library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9. This program is a great review class and is free to the public. Please call the library to register at 815-663-4741.

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Clarion Public Library has received the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant funds. The projected date for classes to begin is the first week in November. If you are interested in signing up for a class or have suggestions for classes please contact the library at 815-638-2356 or by email at Classes will be offered free of charge to people in the LaMoille-Clarion Library District and to persons outside of the district as space allows.

PERU — The Peru Public Library holds a story time for children 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Children will hear stories, sing songs, dance and learn finger plays. Registration is not required. Visit or call 815-223-0229 ext. 5 for more information.

If you would like to include your news on our Library Corner page, please email your items to Barb Kromphardt at For more information, feel free to call Kromphardt at 815-875-4461, ext. 242.

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