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PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, April 4, Craft workshop: Decorate magnetic photo frames with Carrie Webb at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Friday, April 5, “The Architecture of Art” show reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the library.

Monday, April 8, Gamma Phi will meet at 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a sweet, relaxed-paced, whimsical romance. When Alex Wyler moves into an unusual glass house on stilts over a lake, he discovers a note from the previous tenant in the mailbox – but no one has lived in the house for years. He replies and soon discovers that he is corresponding with a doctor named Kate Forster who’s writing from two years in the future. Their correspondence turns romantic, and their paths cross in unexpected ways; but when they try to truly connect, danger looms.

Tuesday, April 9, A Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be on renewing the Austin Bryant house. A Skype conversation with architect Scott Neely will take place in the library meeting room.

Wednesday, April 10, Mississippi Valley Small Public Library Directors will meet from 9 a.m. to noon in the library meeting room. Chicks with Sticks meets at 6:30 p.m.

TISKILWA — Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. the library will offer a program hosted by the Tiskilwa Historical Society. “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.

Mark your calendars for Monday, April 22, when all children are invited to the Earth Day program held from 4 to 5 p.m. In honor of this day, children will create an original bird house with recycled materials to take home to their yard. Treats and a story will also be available.

SPRING VALLEY — Story time is held from 5:30 to 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. The event is free of charge.

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

WALNUT — The library has binders full of coupons to exchange. There is no limit on how many coupons may be taken. Please bring any unused coupons to the library. Expired coupons will also be taken. What can’t be used in the binders is sent to troops serving overseas.

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’s 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 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. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each session consists of stories, activities and a craft.

LAMOILLE — Computer classes are ongoing. Classes help get you familiarized with digital photos, music and videos. If 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. For more information call 815-638-2356.

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library will host a weekly story hour this month 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.

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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