PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Jan. 2, the Creative Crafters will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Sandra Rieker 815-879-4091.
Friday, Jan. 3, The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drive will be from noon to 5 p.m. To donate, contact Julie Wayland at 815-875-1331 or go to www.bloodcenterimpact.org.
Monday, Jan. 6, The Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature an inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country in their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
Tuesday, Jan. 7, the pre-school story time and craft begins at 10:30 a.m. and will feature a penguin craft. Also, Tuesday, Epiphany Tales: “The Inn-keeper” with Dick Dorsch and “The Gift of the Magi” with Ron McCutchan. The tales begin at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, Chicks with Sticks crochet-knit group will be at 6:30 p.m. in the periodical section. New members welcome. Call the library for more information. Also Wednesday, the Widmark Wednesday Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m., and racism is the central theme of this film noir thriller about an Africa-American doctor treating wounded bank robbers.
Thursday, Jan. 9, the Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Also Thursday, adult craft night begins at 6:30 p.m. for ages 10 and up. The theme will be beads and buttons — easy jewelry crafts. All materials supplied, but participants may bring their own beading supplies and equipment.
SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library is currently hosting a book sale, where items are 10 cents each. The sale includes a lot of books on cassettes for the same price.
WYANET — Thursday, Jan. 9, Ron Bluemer will visit and talk about the 1950s in the Illinois Valley, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the 2nd Thursday@the Library program.
Bluemer, who is an Illinois author and Granville resident, will discuss his book, “Back to the 50s: Impact on the Illinois Valley.” Bluemer is also an Illinois historian and has written several books on gambling places, prohibition and coal mines in the Illinois Valley.
Tuesday, Jan. 14, the library’s computer class will meet at 1 p.m. Dorene Stalter will be back after the holidays with all sorts of computer wisdom. Any and all are invited to come with questions and concerns about computers.
OHIO — The Ohio Public Library has revamped its Facebook page. Search “Ohio Public Library District” to like the page. Events and new items will be posted to the page.