PRINCETON — An After School Craft Day will be held at the Princeton Public Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today, Thursday, 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.
On Monday, the BMP Special Education Co-op will meet at 8:30 a.m., and the Monday Night Movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Gomez and Morticia’s haunted house is full of freaks, ghouls and laugs. Their children, servant and a disembodied hand as a pet make up this frightening family.
On Tuesday, the preschool story hour will be held, with the theme Halloween. All area preschoolers and their parents or guardians are welcome to attend. Also, United Health Care will meet at 9:30 a.m., and Talk About: Halloween Origami workshop will meet at 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Youth Services Halloween party will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with hot dogs, treats, games and crafts. Also, a family movie for Halloween will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and Widmark Wednesday Movie NIght will be held at 6:30 p.m.
WYANET — The Raymond A. Sapp Library second annual Cemetery Walk was a success. There were approximately 70 people at the event. The historical tales were well received and the educational information was immense. The board has already decided to have a third annual walk next year. Stay tuned for further information on that date. Also if anyone has a relative or knows of someone interred in the Wyanet Cemetery that they would like to have included in the next walk, call the library with the information.
The R.A Sapp Library’s Book Group is celebrating its 13th anniversary at 7 p.m. today, Thursday. The book for October is Sara Gruen’s “Ape House.” The public is welcome to join the discussion. Refreshments will be served.
OHIO — The Ohio Public Library’s Halloween party will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. There will be fun, food and activities for participants, as well as a costume contest for the spookiest, prettiest and best homemade costumes.
Also, the library is taking orders for Butter Braids at the library until Nov. 2.
LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Clarion Public Library will have a Halloween story hour at 1 p.m. Saturday. Join Joyce for some not so scary stories, a craft and a snack. All ages are welcome. Wear a costume if you wish.
The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday for Halloween.
The library has added Cypress Resume to its computers. This is a software that takes the “pain” out of writing or updating your resume, cover letters and or references. It’s very easy to use and takes no time to turn out a professional resume.
The library has also added the database A to Z the USA. This database tells you everything you ever wanted to know about our states. Just a few of the categories at your fingertips are population, education, maps, government and politics and even recipes! This is a great resource if you are doing geography projects, searching for colleges, vacation spots or thinking about relocating to another area.
Classes will be starting soon but there is still time to register or suggest a class.
NEPONSET — The Neponset Public Library will host “The Last Lecture” book discussion at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 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.
BUDA — The Mason Memorial Public Library is decorated for Halloween. There’s a sash on the door that says “Do not enter” but they really don’t mean it, come on in. Once you are in you will find they have new books.
For adults there are all four of the newest books by James Patterson, Jeffrey Deaver’s “XO”; J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy”; Mitch Albom’s “The Time Keeper”; Dennis Lehane’s “Live by Night”; Patricia Cornwell’s “The Bone Bed’; Dean Koontz’ “Odd Apocalypse”; Daisy Goodwin’s “The American Heiress”; Cathy Lamb’s “A Different Kind of Normal”; and lots of paperbacks by J.D. Robb, Elin Hilderbrand, Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, Beverly Barton, Lisa Jackson, and already some new Christmas stories.
For DVDs the library has received “The Hunger Games,” “Titanic,” “The Avengers,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Cinderella,” “E.T.,” “Madagascar 3” and “Bridesmaids.”
SPRING VALLEY — Story time is held every Tuesday at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library from 5:30 to 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.
PERU — The Peru Public Library holds a story time for children ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Children will hear stories, sing songs, dance and learn finger plays. Registration is not required. Visit www.perulibrary.org or call 815-223-0229, ext. 5, for more information.