PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Dec. 12, Bureau County Pastors will meet at 10 a.m. Also Thursday, the Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “Montana 1948” by Larry Watson. All are welcome to attend.Monday, Dec. 16, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room and feature three ghosts who persuade a cold-hearted, tight-fisted man of business to mend his ways.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, the WUNT board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Also Tuesday, a performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. and feature A Gene Autry Christmas (with other holiday songs of the 20th century) with Phil Kaufmann and Ron McCutchan.
Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Junior High Book Club meets at 3:30 p.m. to discuss “The King of Ithaka” by Tracy Barrett.
Thursday, Dec. 19, the youth services area will host a Polar Express pajama party family night at 6:30 p.m. Crafts and activities with hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Pajamas are optional. Call 815-875-1331, Ext. 2213 to register.
LADD — Preschool 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 — Saturday, Dec. 14, the Ohio Public Library will host a Christmas party at 10 a.m. There will be ornament-making among many other activities planned and treats for all attendees.
The library has also revamped its Facebook page. Search Ohio Public Library District to like the page. Events and new items will be posted to the page.
BUDA — Saturday, Dec. 21, the Mason Memorial Public Library will host a Christmas-themed activity day at 11 a.m. Students in Kindergarten through eighth grade are encourage to attend for crafting, snacks and a story.
New books at the library include, “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom; “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham; “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci; “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson and many more paperbacks, including Christmas stories.
New DVDs include, “Monsters University.” “Grown Ups 2,” “White House Down,” “Turbo,” “Planes.” “Home Alone-Holiday Heist,” “Little Mermaid II,” “The Wolverine,” “Smurfs 2.”
WALNUT — The library is hosting a coloring contest for children in prekindergarten to fifth grade. Prizes will be awarded in three different categories: Prekindergarten and first grade; second and third grades; fourth and fifth grades. Prizes will be handed out on Dec. 21.
The library can help with gift giving, if books are on a patron’s giving list. Staff members will be available to help with ideas and placing orders.
PERU — The Peru Public Library will host an afternoon of holiday fun beginning at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Enjoy hearing favorite holiday stories told with an expected twist followed by a holiday craft and take home treat. Children should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Seating is limited and registration is requested by calling 815-223-0229, ext. 5. Fore more information, visit www.perlibrary.org and search the children’s services’ page.