PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, Aug. 15, the program, Playing with Words: Creative Writing will be at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Covered Bridge Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. in the local history room.
Monday, Aug. 19, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room and features a romantic comedy that follows Frances, whose marriage has recently fallen apart, as she travels to Italy to escape and get her life back together. She is captivated by the beauty of Tuscany and impulsively buys a crumbling villa. She enjoys her new friends who are helping her fix up the home, and her adventures are filled with unexpected surprises.
Tuesday, Aug. 20, WUNT will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the local history room. A Talk About will also take place at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Members of the Bureau County Fair Board will speak about the history of the Bureau County Fair.
SPRING VALLEY – The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library had a successful end to its Summer Reading Program — Have Book, Will Travel. The library had 57 children finish the program with their reading requirements.
The Young Adult Book Club is reading “Purple Heart” by Patricia McCormick and will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 26 in the library for a group discussion of the book. If anyone is interested in reading the book and joining in on the discussion, contact the library at 815-663-4741 for a copy of the book.
Story time is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday for the pre-school children and their parents and/or guardians. There is a book read and craft activity during this time.
LAMOILLE – The LaMoille-Clarion District Library’s story hour will be at 2 p.m. today, Thursday.
For patrons who are thinking about purchasing an eReader or other device, the library has a few options for those interested in trying them out before making a final decision on a purchase. The library owns Kindles, Nooks, an iPad and a laptop. Inquire at the circulation desk, and the librarian will be happy to help.
SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Public Library will be celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its Carnegie library this Saturday, Aug. 17. Events begin at 11 a.m. and include building tours, a special stamp cancellation, a free picnic-style lunch, entertainment, special speakers and more. The public is invited.
LADD – The Ladd Public Library currently has two card catalogs it is trying to sell. There is a larger catalog with 40 drawers and a smaller catalog with 12 drawers. The librarians are asking $500 and $375 respectively for the items. The card catalogs may be viewed at the library and will be sold in “as is” condition.
The librarians are also pleased to announce the library’s biographies purchased through the Back to Books Grant are now available to be checked out. The new biographies should appeal to a variety of ages and interests. Some of the new titles include, “Stan Mikita: Forever a Blackhawk,” “Out of the Blue: Victor Cruz,” “Ghosts of War,” “Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain” and many more.
The library is also interested in re-energizing the adult book club this fall. The book club typically meets once per month to discuss a book chosen by the group. Anyone who is interested in joining the book club may sign-up at the library.
DEPUE – The Selby Township Library hosts a blood pressure and blood sugar screening from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The screening is sponsored by St. Margaret’s Health and is free and open to the public.
The library’s summer reading program is winding down. Anyone who has completed the program may now pick-up prizes. Children receive school supplies for having attended programs and reading books.
New books in the library include: “The Wanderer” by Robyn Carr, “Bomb Shell” by Catherine Coulter, “Zero Hour” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown, “True Love” by Jude Deveraux, “A Step of Faith” by Richard Paul Evans, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen JoyFowler, “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini, “The Lemon Orchard “by Luanne Rice, “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg and “Silken Prey” by John Sandford.
WALNUT – The Walnut Public Library continues to collect used cell phones. Drop off any old cell phones at the library. The library staff will send them off for money that will be put toward the HVAC account.