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Participants in the Walnut Public Library's adult enrichment class by Gene Henrickson will learn how to make this Wood Spirit carving.
Participants in the Walnut Public Library's adult enrichment class by Gene Henrickson will learn how to make this Wood Spirit carving.

PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Talk About: Survival Skills in the Wild will be presented by Jason Thompson at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library.

On Monday, the Monday Night Movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. A classic fairy tale with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess and true love, as read by a kindly grandfather (played by Peter Falk). This film, directed by Rob Reiner, is based on William Goldman’s novel. Cary Elwes and Robin Wright juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane and Peter Cook.

On Tuesday, the preschool story hour will take place at 10:30 a.m., and the theme will be snow. Talk About: Music Program: TV Theme Songs and Jingles will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sing along with pianist Charlie Gebeck and program coordinator Ron McCutchan and reminisce about your favorite shows, play “Name that Tune,” and break for commercials. Audience members are encouraged to think of a favorite tune or jingle to sing or hum as a stumper for the rest of the group.

On Jan. 31, Talk About: Basic Book Repair and Maintenance with library curator Margaret Martinkus will be presented at 6:30 p.m.

WYANET — The Raymond A. Sapp library’s January book group will meet at 7 p.m. today, Thursday 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 Saturdays 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, PO Box 728, Walnut, IL 61376-0728, or just stop in at 101 Heaton, in Walnut.

Classes are:

Saturday — Loom Knitting Class ... Learn how to cast on the loom, stocking stitch and pearl stitch. You need to provide your own looms and yarn. You will be making a scarf and matching hat.

Feb. 9 — Beginner Wood Carving by Gene Henrickson. 

Feb. 23 — Paper Bead Class ... The group 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.

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.

The library is collecting aluminum cans with the proceeds going to the support of the library. The cans may be dropped off at the library during the hours of operation, which are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday — Wednesday; 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The cans should be tied in a plastic bag and placed in the large box inside the west front door. People living in Webster Park may drop off their bags of cans at 202 Elm St. in the driveway. Call 815-663-4741 with any questions.

The library board meets at 8 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month.

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

LAMOILLE — Computer classes continue at the LaMoille-Clarion Public Library. Classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. and Tuesday evening at 5:15 p.m. Each class lasts about one hour. For questions regarding classes or to sign up, contact the library at 815-638-2356 or email

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

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