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Library Corner 10-10

PRINCETON – Monday, Oct. 14, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a historical drama with an award-winning portrayal of a president not only dealing with war, but also striving for change.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, preschool story hour and pumpkin craft will be at 10:30 a.m. Also on Tuesday, a Talk About will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be about staying healthy with essential oils with Linette Bolin, certified clinical aromatherapist.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Widmark Wednesday movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a reporter who tracks down a reclusive adventure novelist in self-exile in Central America. The two fall for each other, but on their return flight to Mexico City, their plane crashes near the remote hideaway of Nazi war criminals intent on disposing of their drop-in “guests.”

Thursday, Oct. 17, a planning meeting for August 2014 Wizard’s Wonder Faire at PPL will be held at 6:30 p.m. All interested individuals, vendors and organizations are welcome to attend. For questions call Ron McCutchan at 815-875-1331 or email

SPRING VALLEY – The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library will host a book club for fourth- through eighth-graders featuring the book “The Stepsister” by R.L. Stine from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Also, on Oct. 17, the library will host a game night for all ages from 5 to 6 p.m.

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

Check out the library’s new website at as it offers many options for searching new items, information about upcoming programs and new materials.

LAMOILLE – The LaMoille-Clarion Public Library will host a flu shot clinic from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Making an appointment is not necessary.

Vaccines will be administered by the Bureau County Health Department. Vaccines are $25 for adults and $12 for children 18 and under. Cash, check and medicare Part B are accepted. Medicaid is only accepted for children 18 and under. Patrons are asked to bring insurance cards.

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.

WYANET – The R.A. Sapp Library’s third annual cemetery walk will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. 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 are back in session. Story times are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Monday of each month. They are geared toward children ages 3-5, who are accompanied with a parent or guardian.

OHIO — The Ohio Public Library will host a program on apples with Bureau County Farm Bureau at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. The library invites patrons to join in and learn about apples and bob for them afterward. Refreshments will be available, as well.

Mark the calendar for the library’s upcoming annual Halloween party at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The library will have games, activities, food and a costume contest.

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.

New books for September include: “The Summer Girls” by Mary Alice Monroe; “The Wednesday Daughters” by Meg White Clayton; “The Hero” by Robyn Carr; “Robert B. Parker’s Damned if You Do” by Michael Brandman; “Thankless in Death” by J.D. Robb; “Bones of the Lost” by Kathy Reichs; “How the Light Gets In” by Kouise Penny; “Never Less Than a Lady” by Mary Jo Putney; “The Prayer Box” by Lisa Wingate; “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton; “Santa is Montana” by Janet Dailey; “Lowboy” by John Wray.

WALNUT – The Walnut Public Library is selling VHS tapes. Patrons are invited to fill a grocery bag for $1. Librarian Michele McAlvey challenges patrons to find out the various crafts that can be made out of old VHS tapes. There are sites on the internet that have ideas of things to make out of old tapes. Patrons are also invited to check-out the ongoing book sale at the library. Sign-up for a library card to borrow books and have new reading material all the time.

The 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, 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.

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