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Library Corner Jan. 23

PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Jan. 23, Wizards’ Wonder Faire organizational meeting (for Aug. 16) will be held at 6:30 p.m. All interested individuals, community organizations and vendors are welcome to attend. For more information, call Ron McCutchan at 815-875-1331, ext. 2213, or email

Friday, Jan. 24, the library will offer a new program. Poetry Slam: “Coffee and Couplets” will meet at 7 p.m. at Four and Twenty Cafe, located at 420 S. Main St., Princeton. Bring a poem to read — can be someone’s own work or the work of another poet’s. Those interested in coming to listen are also welcome, as well.

Monday, Jan. 27, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature an FBI agent who hunts down a young con artist, who successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor and assistant attorney general and cashed more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 different countries.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, the preschool story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and will feature a polar bear craft.

SPRING VALLEY — Saturday, Jan. 25, the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library will host a New Year Movie Day for ages 7 and up. Activities will be available and popcorn will be served.

The library is also trying to put together a young adult book club. Patrons interested are encouraged to attend a meeting from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27. At the meeting, a book will be selected to read and a discussion date in February will be scheduled.

Books are ordered for each child; they do not need to buy their own copy. For those interested, but unable to attend these meetings, contact the library at 815-663-4741 prior to the meeting.

Also at the library, on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6 p.m., story time is held for children ages 3 to 8 years old. This involves a story being read by the librarian and a craft that is associated with the story.  

BUDA — The Mason Memorial Public Library’s new books include “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy, “Innocence” by Dean Koontz, “The Supreme Macaroni Company” by Adriana Trigiani and many more paperbacks for adults. For young adults, the library now has the whole “Divergent” series by Veronica Roth.

The library has a large DVD collection and has something for everyone to watch. Stop by and get a book, movie or stack of magazines to cuddle up with during this cold wintry weather.

LAMOILLE — Mark the calendar for Saturday, Feb. 8, when Rebecca Caudill readers will vote for their favorite nominee at 11 a.m. in LaMoille-Clarion Public Library. 

A reminder that patrons must be in Grades 4-8 and have read at least three of the nominees to be eligible to vote. Each vote counts, so patrons really do have a say in which book gets the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award for 2014.

Also on Saturday, Feb. 8, the library will show the movie “Despicable Me 2” at 12:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided.

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