PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Feb. 6, the PHS Book Club, Tigers Read, will discuss “Ashfall” by Mike Mullin during lunch periods in the PHS Learning Center. Also today, the Children’s Book and YA Novel Book Club for Grownups will meet at 2:30 p.m. at Flour House Bakery and will discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Also, adult craft night will be at 6:30 p.m., and participants will be making Valentine’s cards and paper crafts. All materials will be supplied. Open for ages 10 and up.
Monday, Feb. 10, Livings Works will meet at 6 p.m. Also, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a handsome playboy and beautiful night club singer who have a romance on a Europe to New York cruise. Despite being engaged to others, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building, but will the reunion take place?
Tuesday, Feb. 11, the preschool story time and craft will be at 10:30 a.m. and feature a Valentine’s Day craft. Also Tuesday, a Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. and feature Jennifer Allen and Lori Windows as they discuss endurance riding.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, Chicks with Sticks will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the periodical section. New members are welcome. Call the library for more information. Also, the Widmark Wednesday Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a unique World War II film about a group of U.S. Navy weathermen and their interactions with a band of Mongol nomads who rescue them from the Japanese.
Thursday, Feb. 13, Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “The Hoot and Holler Opening Soon” by Billie Letts. All are welcome. Also Thursday, the library will host a Pride and Prejudice Ball: English Country Dances at 6:30 p.m.. Learn the steps from the time of Jane Austen and before. No experience needed. All ages welcome. Period clothing (Empire/Regency Victorian) optional.
SPRING VALLEY — The library hosts story time for children ages 3 to 8 years old every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6 p.m. This involves a story being read by the librarian and a craft that is associated with the story.
SHEFFIELD — Weekly story hour for preschoolers will begin Monday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. The program will run for about six weeks. Registration is required. Call the Sheffield Public Library at 815-454-2628.
Look out for the library patron survey in this month’s water bill. Patrons are encouraged to take time to read and respond to the survey. This is an opportunity to voice opinions on future classes and programs patrons would like to see offered if there is enough interest. Residents are asked to include contact information on the survey, so the library can follow-up on the suggestions.
The library is makings plans for a soup supper to be held in March. More details will follow.
Library newsletters including information on new book arrivals, upcoming events and library news are available in the library, in the post office entrance and some local restaurants.
Reminder: Library hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The library is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.
OHIO — Wednesday, Feb. 12, Sara Hildebrand from the Bureau County Farm Bureau will present on the presidents of the United States at 4 p.m. Snacks will be served.
Also, the library’s annual fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Rip’s in Ladd. Tickets are $7 and available at the library or from any library board member.
BUDA — Saturday, Feb. 8 the Mason Memorial Public Library will host a Valentine’s Day craft from children in Grades K-8. The fun happens from 11 a.m. to noon.
New books at the library include “Standup Guy,” by Stuart Woods; “First Love,” by James Patterson and Emily Raymond; “A Week in Winter,” by Maeve Binchy; “While we Were Watching Downton Abby,” by Wendy Wax; “Let me be the One,” by Bella Andre and many more.
New DVDs include Lee Daniel’s “The Butler” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.”
LAMOILLE — The voting for Rebecca Caudill readers has been moved back to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Participants will vote for their favorite nominee at 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.
The library has added many new titles to its collection. Stop in and find a new favorite today.
PERU — The Peru Public Library has many new children’s programs scheduled for this winter.
Children and their adult caregivers are welcome from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday for Cabin Fever Play and Read mornings. Books, toys, puzzles, puppets, coloring sheets, building blocks and bricks will be made available. No registration necessary.
Also, Doggie Tales, readings with Tillie, will be held monthly. This program is for both the beginner and experienced reader. Kids will read for 5-10 minutes to Tillie, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who is a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs, Inc. and Intermountain Therapy Dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required.
Story time for children 3-5 years old continues though April 30 and is held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Children enjoy stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts. Registration is appreciated.
Wiggles and Giggles is for newborns to children as old as 3 years. Continuing through March 25, the program is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Programming includes fingerplays, bounces, tickles and songs. Registration is appreciated.
All programs are flexible and families may bring younger or older children to these programs. Visit www.perulibrary.org or call 815-223-0229, ext. 5, for more information and registration.