PRINCETON – Monday, Aug. 26, the Princeton Theater Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Also, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a documentary that chronicles the annual journey of emperor penguins as they march, single file, to their traditional breeding ground. The remarkable journey follows the penguins as they leave the security of their ocean home to travel on the frozen ice through blinding blizzards, guided only by their instincts.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, a Talk About will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 30, a Mississippi Valley Blood Drive will take place all day in the library meeting room. Also Friday, a farewell party will be held for Miss Connie at 6 p.m. in the youth services area.
SPRING VALLEY – The Young Adult Book Club is reading “Purple Heart” by Patricia McCormick and will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, 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. every Tuesday for the preschool children and their parents and/or guardians. There is a book read and craft activity during this time.
LAMOILLE – 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.
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 District Board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The library also 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.