PRINCETON — Today, 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.
Monday, Feb. 17, the library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, the preschool story time and craft will begin at 10:30 a.m. and feature a patriotic-themed craft. Also, Tuesday, a talk about will be held at 6:30 p.m. and feature Linette Bolin, who will discuss essential oils to detox your home. Also, at 6:30 p.m., the Wizard’s Wonder Faire (to be held Aug. 16) organizational meeting will be held. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, a WUNT Board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, a Relay for Life meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Also, a family story time and craft will take place at 6:30 p.m. Call 815-875-1331, ext. 2213, or stop at the youth services desk to register. Also Thursday, a Covered Bridge Quilt Guild Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
WYANET — The R.A. Sapp’s 2nd Thursday@the Library will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. The program is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council. Illinois road scholar Pete Ellertsen will present his program, Swing Low: Dwight Moody, an Original Crossover Music Artist. Ellertsen will talk about Chicago evangelist Dwight Moody and his music director Ira Sankey. He will explain how their incorporation of Anglo-Celtic and African American spiritual music became the basis of much of today’s music including country, jazz, blues and rock. He will also talk about how their music took form from many cultures. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit Ellertsen’s blog “Hogfiddle” at hogfiddle.blogspot.com/p/road-scholars.html. See more at http://www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/pete-ellertsen#sthash.RfADbDyp.dpuf
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.
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.
OHIO — Mark the calendar for Ohio Public Library’s annual fundraiser to 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 — 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.”
LASALLE —Join the LaSalle Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. for Preserving your Personal Digital Files, presented by Alyce Scott. How safe are all those digital photographs, documents and music files you’ve been collecting? Attend this informational presentation, and you will learn ways to keep your digital files in good shape for the future.
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.