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PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., a Book Craft Night will be held at the Princeton Public Library. Learn how to make miniature books for gifts, jewelry or dollhouses.

On Monday, the Monday Night Movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. The hilarity doesn’t let up for a moment in this classic screwball comedy as David Huxley, an uptight, stuffy paleontologist meets up with the irrepressible, unfathomable Susan Vance on the golf course.

On Tuesday, preschool story hour will take place, and the theme will be owls; Talk About: Lizzie Borden with Tricia Kelley and “Did She Do It?” will meet at 6:30 p.m.

On Jan. 17, Playing with Words: Creative Writing Workshop will meet at 6:30 p.m.

WYANET — The Raymond A. Sapp Library Board’s 2nd Thursday@the Library starts back up in January, after taking a break for Christmas. Chestnut Inn chef Monika Sudakov will again grace the library with her presence and talent. Today, Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., Chef Monika will talk to the group while preparing something delicious to sample. There is always so much to learn about food and preparation. Chef Monika will answer food and Inn related questions during and after her presentation. It is always a good time with the chef from the Chestnut Inn in Sheffield. As always, there will be delectable refreshments.

Also, the January book group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the adult collection room. The group is reading Irving Wallace’s “The Man.” Written in 1964, the book’s premise runs parallel to the assassination of JFK with a twist. The public is welcome to read the book and join in the sure-to-be lively discussion.

WALNUT — Winter Adult Enrichment Classes have been scheduled at the Walnut Public Library. All classes are on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. The cost of the classes will be kept at $10. If the cost is more than $10, it will be noted. All classes will be held at the library, except for the CPR class. Payment for the class must be made at the time you reserve your spot. You can send your reservation payment to Walnut Public Library, P.O. Box 728, Walnut, IL 61376-0728, or just stop in at 101 Heaton in Walnut.

Classes are:

• Jan. 12 - Calligraphy class. Learn the basics of calligraphy. All materials will be provided.

• Jan. 26 - Loom knitting class. Learn how to cast on the loom, stocking stitch and pearl stitch. You would need to provide your own looms and yarn. You will be making a scarf and matching hat.

• Feb. 9 - Wood carving. Learn basic wood carving techniques making a wood spirit. All materials will be provided.

• Feb. 23 - Paper bead class. We will be making a variety of beads, sizes and shapes and techniques for stringing the beads to make jewelry. All materials will be provided.

• March 9 - CPR class. The price for this class will be $30 for one person, $40 for couples. This class will be held at the Walnut Community Building, 129 S. Main St. If you need certification or to be re-certified, this class is for you.

More classes are being planned so check back to this spot often to see what’s new.
The staff is also available to help anyone learn computer basics, Internet, email, eBay ... just call with your needs.

Also, a chili luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Walnut Community Center, 129 S. Main St. The library needs to replace the furnace this winter. Advanced ticket sales are available at Citizen’s First State Bank, First Federal Bank and Walnut Public Library. Children ages 0-5 are free; ages 6-12  $4; ages 13-adult $6; and seniors 60 and over $4.

TISKILWA — The next book club/dinner discussion at the Tiskilwa Public Library will take place at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21. “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty is inspired by the life of silent-film star Louise Brooks. It is the story of two women who could not be more different, and the summer that changed them both.

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

LADD — The Ladd Public Library continues to hold its pre-school story times on the first and third Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

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 or call 815-223-0229, ext. 5, for more information.

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