PRINCETON — Today, 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.
Monday, Sept. 30, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a drama about the rise and fall of a corrupt politician who makes his friends richer and retains power by his popular appeal. The southern politician is loosely based on Gov. Huey Long of Louisiana.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, Peter Fletcher will perform classical guitar at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room.
SPRING VALLEY — Today, Thursday, 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.
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 — The Tiskilwa Public Library has kicked off its new automation system for checking out items. Patrons are encouraged to visit the library and pick-up their new cards. Not only is the library fully automated now, but it also offers free downloadable e-books and e-audio books for its patrons through Omnilibraries.org.
Check out the library’s new website at www.tisklib.org as it offers many options for searching new items, information about upcoming programs and new materials.
LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Clarion Public Library is participating in Banned Books Week by highlighting many of the new books banned or challenged in the past. The library is calling on all patrons to support their right to read by checking out a banned or challenged book.
The library also has added many new titles to its collection including: “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks; “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton; “The Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon and “Four Blue Stars in the Window: One Family’s Story of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and the Duty of a Generation” by Barbara Eymann Mohrman.
New videos include: “The Smurfs: the Legend of Smurfy Hollow,” “Epic,” “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “Super Buddies.”
The library reminds all students and parents its databases, encyclopedias and reference materials are available to help with school assignments. Take advantage of the many free resources available at the library.
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 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 geared toward 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.
LASALLE— Today, Thursday, Sept. 26, the library will host an informational session at 6 p.m. about Shelfari, which is a social cataloging website for books. Shelfari users build virtual bookshelves of the titles they own or have read and can rate, review, tag, and discuss their books. Users can also create groups that other members may join, create discussions and talk about books, or other topics. Recommendations can be sent to friends on the site for what books to read. Learn more when experienced user Nancy Nieslawski walks patrons through the world of Shelfari and all it has to offer.
This program is free and open to the public.
For questions or is you have any special needs, please contact the library at 815-223-2341.
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, 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.