PRINCETON — Playing with Words: Creative Writing Workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Princeton Public Library. The Covered Bridge Quilt Guild Board will meet at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the library will be closed to install the Smithsonian exhibit, Journeys Stories.
On Sunday, there will be a reception of the opening of the Smithsonian exhibit, Journey Stories, from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited.
On Monday, J.V. Enterprises will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Journeys film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. The movie is an absorbing action drama that recreates the classic romantic tale of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith while the tumultuous beginning of a new world threatens to divide people rather than unite them.
On Tuesday, the preschool story hour will be held with the theme Thanksgiving. All area preschoolers and their parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Also, The American Girls Path for Journeys Stories: Journeys with Josephina, Rebecca and Addy will be presented for school age students at 3:30 p.m.; WUNT will meet at 6:30 p.m.; and at 6:30 p.m., Journeys: The Musical Path: Songs for the American Road with Phil Kaufmann drawing from the collections of John and Alan Lomax.
On Wednesday, the Journeys matinee will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Three lost household pets, a golden retriever, a bulldog and a cat survive a harrowing series of adventures as they struggle to find their way home.
The library will be closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving.
SPRING VALLEY — Story time with Ms. Jeri is held every Tuesday from 5:30 until 6 p.m. in the children’s room of the Richard A. Mautino Memorial 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.
Nov. 26 is “Book Chat,” a young adult book club. Call the library for details at 815-663-4741.
Nov. 29 is “Trim our tree party.” Bring your family and help the library decorate its Christmas tree! Christmas music, cookies and games will be offered. The library is asking each family to donate one Christmas ornament for its tree that will be used year after year. Feel free to mark your ornament with your family’s name. The party will start at 6 p.m. and will wrap up at 7 p.m. Please call the library to sign up at 815-663-4741.
Attention all Santas. Need help with your gift giving list? The Richard Mautino Library can help, and the best part is you will be helping the library at the same time! The library is selling gift cards to many of the most popular businesses such as iTunes, Subway, Menard’s and many, many more. You simply pay face value for the card, and the library receives a percentage of your purchase — a win/win situation. Orders for November must be placed no later than Nov. 30. Stop in or call the library at 815-663-4741 for full details.
LAMOILLE — Thanksgiving week the LaMoille-Clarion Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and be closed all day on Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 23. Normal hours will resume on Nov. 24.
LADD — The Ladd Public Library has resumed its preschool story times on the first and third Monday of each month. These sessions are designed for 2 to 5 year olds with a parent or guardian. Each session consists of stories, activities and crafts.
Also, the adult book club has resumed meeting. For more details on this and all library programs, contact Amy at 815-894-3254.
WYANET — The Raymond A. Sapp Library’s November book group will meet one week early today, Thursday, because of Thanksgiving. The group is discussing Liane Moriarty’s book, “What Alice Forgot” at 7 p.m.
SHEFFIELD — “Give the Gift of Reading” will be the theme at the Sheffield Public Library during the annual Celebrate Sheffield Open House on Saturday. Amid festive holiday decorations, seasonal refreshments will be served, including hot cider and coffee as well as cheeses, crackers and sausage. Constance Deal and her violin students will provide live holiday music from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Librarian Sue Lanxon will read holiday stories in the Children’s Department every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Freshly-popped popcorn and lemonade will be served for the children. Peruse both traditional and new holiday book selections while relaxing in the new comfortable reading areas, or check them out to enjoy at home. Participate in the “For the Kids” campaign by purchasing tickets for the many baskets offered by Sheffield businesses and organizations! Sheffield Library will offer a festive large basket brimming with new holiday books for the entire family! Tickets for the gift baskets will be for sale on Main Street, along with maps showing patrons where the baskets are located.
Remember, any library materials, including holiday-themed titles, the library doesn’t have on hand can usually be found at one of the other member libraries and ordered through the RAILS Inter-Library Loan system at no cost to you. Most items are delivered within one week.
PERU — The Peru Public Library holds a story time for children ages 3 through 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.