PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, Oct. 3, Bureau County Pastors will meet at 10 a.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. Also, Playing with Words: Creative Writing Workshop will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. John O’Hara will be reading poems from his poetry train book during this time.
Saturday, Oct. 5, Star Wars Reads Day. Visit the display in the youth services department.
Monday, Oct. 7, Living Works will meet at 6 p.m. in the local history room. Also, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …
Tuesday, Oct. 8, Barn Quilts of Bureau County will meet at 5 p.m. in the local history room. For more information, contact Tracy Hannon at 815-866-9112. Also, at 6:30 p.m. Bill Jamerson will present “Dollar-A-Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps.”
Wednesday, Oct. 9, Widmark Wednesday movies will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room and feature a former POW who has not only been charged with treason, he has even signed a confession. His court martial should be an open-and-shut case, except his military investigator is suspicious that he refuses to defend himself, and the investigator uncovers a horrifying truth that will shake the Army to its core.
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 – 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 has added many new titles and videos to its collection.
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.
WYANET – The R.A. Sapp Library’s computer classes will continue at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. The classes are taught by Dorene Stalter, who is available to answer as many questions and predicaments in the hour time slot.
On Thursday, Oct. 10, the library’s third annual Cemetery Walk will take place at 6:30 p.m. The library’s 2nd Thursday@theLibrary program in October will be a tour through Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet. Patrons are invited to visit several graves of Wyanet’s interesting residents. Attending patrons are asked to park on the street and are encouraged to bring a flashlight.
LADD – 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 is nearing completion on its building repair project. A ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned for some time in October.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the library will host a flu clinic, provided through St. Margaret’s Health. Flu shots will be available during the monthly blood pressure/sugar clinic. The cost per shot is $25, however, Medicare assignment is accepted. Flu shots and blood pressure screening will be offered from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
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 – The LaSalle Public Library will host classical guitarist Peter Fletcher at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Fletcher will perform selections from his new CD, an all-Grieg album in which he wrote the guitar transcriptions.
Fletcher began guitar study at the age of 7 under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland. From that time, he proceeded to learn from masters from all over the world. In 1995, he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Fletcher’s three recordings, “The Art of Classical Guitar,” “A Peter Fletcher Recital” and “Federico Mompou: Guitar Works,” have received critical acclaim.
In demand as a performer in cultural venues throughout the country, Fletcher has been invited to give recitals for many years. He made his New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in Feb. 2007, returned in 2008 and 2009, 2010 and 2013 to a completely sold-out audiences. Interests outside of music include reading and cross-country running. He lives in New York City.
This program is made possible with funding from the Alwin C. Carus Trust. It is free and open to the public. For questions or if you need special accommodations, 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.