PRINCETON — Today, 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.
Saturday, Sept. 21, the writers group will meet at from 9 to 11 a.m. in Study Room A.
Monday, Sept. 23, Princeton Theater Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Local History room. Also, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man, who is unjustly accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. Will the trial change any of the racial tensions in the town?
Tuesday, Sept. 24, Delta Kappa Gamma will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. Also, Bikers and Books: A Reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room.
Thursday, Sept. 26, An after-school craft day will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the youth services department. Also, a Talk About discussing urban chickens will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room.
SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library has a variety of programs coming up for the last part of September.
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.
Saturday, Sept. 21. The library will host a movie and bingo trivia program. Students in fourth grade and older are invited to the children’s library to watch a movie and be served popcorn and a drink from 10 a.m. to noon. Following the movie, there will be a bingo trivia contest, which will consist of questions about the movie. Prizes will be given to the children with the most correct answers.
Coming up on Sept. 26, the library will host a board game night between 5 and 6:30 p.m. for children of all ages. Games and instructions for the games will be provided by the library. Patrons are encouraged to bring friends and enjoy a evening of fun and learning new games.
TISKILWA — The library is offering e-Books 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.
LAMOILLE — 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.
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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 e-Reader 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 — 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.