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Library Corner 9-12

PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, Sept. 12, The Friends Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. The public is invited to attend. Call the library for more information.

Friday, Sept. 13, Relay for Life meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room.

Saturday, Sept. 14, the Covered Bridge Quilters Sewing Machine Servicing Day will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. For more information, call the library at 815-875-1331.

Monday, Sept. 16, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature Jacob, who is left penniless and homeless after the death of his parents. Events lead him to join the circus as a vet, working under the unstable boss, August, whose violent tendencies give everyone reason to be cautious around him, including his beautiful and quiet wife, Marlena, whom August is very possessive of and who Jacob finds himself in love with.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, an Affordable Health Care Act information session with Terry Worman from the AARP will meet at 3 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. Also Tuesday, a Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. with Worman, who will give out information about the Affordable Health Care Act.

Thursday, Sept. 19, Retired teachers will meet at noon in the Matson Meeting Room. A Festival 56 Committee meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. A Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. and feature The Millenials: a round table discussion in the Matson Meeting Room. Also Thursday, the Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. in the local history room.

SPRING VALLEY – 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.

TISKILWA – Monday, Sept. 16, the Tiskilwa Public Library’ will host a program at 4 p.m. called “Butterflies,” presented by Sara Hildebrand from the Bureau County Ag Literacy Department. Children will learn about how butterflies pollinate flowers and migrate. Treats and a story will be offered.

The library’s monthly book club will also meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 to discuss “Small Steps” by Peg Kehret.

The library is also offering eBooks through OmniLibraries. Patrons are encouraged to call ahead to set aside a time to register an account with their reading device. For questions contact the library at 815-646-4511.

BUDA – New books at the Mason Memorial Library in Buda include: “Mistress” by James Patterson and David Ellis; “Rose Harbor in Bloom” by Debbie Macomber; “The Girls of August” by Anne Rivers Siddons; “First Sight” by Danielle Steel; “The Lemon Orchard” by Luane Rice; “Second Honeymoon” by James Patterson and Howard Roughan; “The Kill Room” by Jeffery Deaver and “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand.

The library has also added new DVDs for patrons to check-out.

WYANET – Today, Thursday, Sept. 12, the R.A. Sapp Library will host Todd Milliron, an independent agent, who will present a program on the ins and outs of the Affordable Health Care Act. Milliron will help sort out all the questions and details for the individual. Refreshments will be served.

LAMOILLE – Tuesday, Sept. 17, the LaMoille Clarion Library will host a fall story hour at 3:30 p.m. Snacks and stories will be available to welcome the fall season.

Many new books and movies have been added at the library. A few movies include: “Super Buddies,” “The Zookeeper,” “Epic,” “The Sound of Music” and “Country Strong.”

A few added adult books include: “The Supreme’s at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat”  by Edward Kelsey Moore; “Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, summer 1953”  by Elizabeth Winder; “Crunch Time” by Diane Mott Davidson; “Hunting Eve” by Iris Johansen; “The Lemon Orchard” by Luanne Rice and “Death Angel” by Linda Fairstein.

Children’s and young adult books include: “The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancy; “Zom-B” by Darren Shan; “The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: an Origami Yoda Book” by Tom Angleberger.

Planning a trip? Stop in and check out the databases A to Z the USA and A to Z the World.  Everything anyone wants to know about a possible destination no matter the reason.

A reminder if wanting to avoid overdue fines; Items must be returned to the library before the day it closes, on the day books are due. This includes items left in the outdoor book-drop, which is checked each day before the library closes.

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 re-energizing the adult book club this fall. This month’s selection is “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin. Copies are available at the library.  Any adult is welcome to join the discussion group.  Questions may be directed to Amy at 815-894-3254.

Preschool story times will be resuming at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.  Story times, which are aimed at children ages 3-5 with a parent or guardian, are held on the first and third Monday of each month.

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.

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.

PERU – Today, Thursday, Sept. 12, the Peru Public Library will feature a new program at 10 a.m. for children aged 3 and under called, “Wiggles and Giggles.” The new program introduces the fun of finger plays, bounces, tickles and songs to infants and toddlers.

Also, the story time program for children ages 3 to 5 years old will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Children will enjoy stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts.

To accommodate families, these programs are flexible, and families are welcome to bring younger or older children to the programs. For more information or to register, call 815-223-0229. 

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