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Library Corner

PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, March 21, the ITC Education Committee will meet at 4 p.m. in the local history room. Play with Words: Creative Writing Workshop will be at 6:30 p.m., and the Quilters Guild meeting will meet at 7 p.m. in the Local History Room.

Friday, March 22, is the last day of the Dr. Seuss reading program.

Saturday, March 23, Princeton Ministers’ Wives will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the library meeting room.

Monday, March 25, Princeton Theater Group Board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Monday Night Movie will be at 6 p.m. and feature a musical biography of a legendary Ziegfield comedienne. Set in the mid-1920s, it portrays her rise to fame.

Tuesday, March 26, Talk About will be hosted at 6:30 p.m.

TISKILWA –  Mark your calendars for the upcoming special event at Tiskilwa Public Library:

On Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. the library will offer a program hosted by the Tiskilwa Historical Society, which is located across the street from the library. “Pre-Civil War Quilts: Their Hidden Codes to Freedom of Slaves through the Underground Railroad,” will be presented by Dr. Clarice Boswell of Plainfield. In addition to the pre-Civil War and replica quilts, Boswell will share her own family’s stories dating back to the Civil War era.

WYANET – The R.A. Sapp library’s book group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 to discuss Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus.” All are welcome to join.

WALNUT – Winter Adult Enrichment classes are at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Future classes are in the works. Check back to this spot to see what’s new.

A reminder: the library now has three binders full of coupons to exchange. There is no limit on how many coupons may be taken. If you have coupons you don’t use, please bring them to the library, even the expired coupons. What can’t be used in the binders is sent to troops serving overseas.

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

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

LAMOILLE – Come to the library for a lesson on how to find and borrow items for your Kindle, Nook or other devices. The library has eReaders to lend. Not sure if you will like using an eReader? This is the perfect way to try one out before you purchase. You must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid library card with no outstanding fines or history of fines. Other restrictions may apply. Both of these services are made available with funds from the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant.

The library will offer a class on multimedia in March. The class will cover working with digital photos, music and videos. Anyone interested should call the library at 815-638-2356. Computer classes are ongoing, so it you haven’t had the opportunity to take advantage of the free classes, there is still time. All materials are furnished. Classes are funded by the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant.

SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Public Library will host a weekly story hour during March and April for children ages 3-5. A specific day and time will be set after registration. Please call librarian Sue Lanxon at 815-454-2628 or 815-454-2592 to register your child.

In addition, the library would like to start a monthly book club. Interested adults should call either phone number.

LADD – The Ladd Public Library is currently holding a used book sale.  The selection of books include many titles by best selling adult authors, as well as some children books.  Hardcover books are 50 cents, and paperbacks are 10 cents.  The book sale is open in the lobby during regular library hours.

The library has copies of the cookbook, “A Taste of Ladd” available for purchase. The cookbook contains nearly 500 recipes submitted by area residents, compiled in a three ring binder format. The cookbooks are $14, and are available at the circulation desk.  The library continues to hold its monthly adult book club on the first Monday of each month. New members are always welcome. The selection this month is, “Girls in White Dresses” by Jennifer Close. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

The library staff is beginning to prepare for the summer reading program, “Have Book Will Travel.” The staff is planning to have displays of various postcards, so if you have any that you would allow the library to use, or even just make a copy of, it would be most appreciative.

The library continues to hold its preschool story times at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. The program is designed for ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied with a parent or guardian. Each session consists of stories, activities and a craft.

PERU– The Peru Public Library holds a story time for children ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Children hear stories, sing songs, dance and learn finger plays. Registration is not required.

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

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