PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, March 6, the Bureau County Pastors meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Also, Thursday, the PHS Book Club Tigers Read will discuss “The Future of Us,” by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler and “The Arrival,” by Shaun Tan during lunch periods in the PHS Learning Center. Also at 6:30 p.m., Martha Brunell will lead Wild with Words, a writing group. All are welcome to attend but registration is required. To register, call 815-875-1331, ext. 2213.
Sunday, March 9, the Children’s Book and Young Adults Novel Book Club for Grown-ups will meet at 2:30 p.m. at the Flour House Bakery and Coffee, 950 N. Main St., Princeton. The group will discuss “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and read-alikes.
Monday, March 10, the library will host Monday Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. They will show a film about a FBI agent who hunts down a young con artist who successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor and assistant attorney general, cashing more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 different countries.
Tuesday, March 11, the preschool story time and craft will be at 10:30 a.m. The topic will revolve around a pot of gold.
Wednesday, March 12, Chicks with Sticks, a crochet and knitting group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Periodical Section. New members are welcome. Also at 6:30 p.m. the library will show a Widmark Wednesday movie: When a London hustler whose ambitious plans never work out encounters the most famous Greco-Roman wrestler in the world, he dreams up a scheme that he thinks will finally be his ticket to financial independence.
Thursday, March 13, the Friend of the Library Book Club will discuss “Swallow the Ocean,” by Laura M. Flynn at 4 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. the library will host an adult craft night for people older then 10 years old. The craft will be creating St. Patrick’s Day cards. All materials will be supplied.
BUDA — Bring your luck to the Mason Memorial Public Library. Children in Grades K-5 are invited to the library from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 15 to make St. Patrick’s Day crafts and watch a movie.
The library has added new DVDs: “All Is Lost,” “Nebraska,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Captain Phillips” and “The Lone Ranger,” and some oldies but goodies, “Space Jam,” Batteries Not Included,” “Somewhere in Time” and “Honey, Shrunk the Kids.”
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 to 5 years old 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.