PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, March 13, the Friends 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.
Monday, March 17, the library will host Monday Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. They will show a film about a shy, awkward chauffeur’s daughter and her relationships with the two sons of her father’s wealthy employers.
Tuesday, March 18, the preschool story time and craft will be at 10:30 a.m. The topic will revolve around turtles, including Dr. Seuss’ “Yertle the Turtle.” At 3:30 p.m. the after school program will meet with Dufy Hudson does Dr. Seuss;it is for Seuss fans of all ages. Also at 6:30 p.m. will be the Wizards’ Wonder Faire organizational meeting. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also at 6:30 p.m. will be the WUNT Board meeting. At 6:30 p.m. the library will host a Talk About: Essential Oils and the Raindrop Technique with Linette Bolin and Amy Hughes. Bolin is a certified clinical aromatherapist and will talk about the Raindrop Technique. It is a method of using reflexology and massage techniques with essential oils applied on various locations of the body to bring it structural and electrical alignment. Hughes, a licensed massage therapist, will provide a demonstration.
Wednesday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. the Junior High Book Club will discuss “Swindle” by Gordon Korman. Also at 7 p.m. the Princeton Public Library Board will meet.
Thursday, March 20, the PHS Book Club Tigers Read will select its May book in the PHS Learning Center during lunch hours. At 4 p.m. Festival 56 Learning Stage will meet. Also at 5:30 p.m. Relay for Life will have its meeting. Also at 6:30 p.m. will be the Family Storytime and Craft. To register, call 815-875-1331, ext. 2213, or stop at the youth services desk to register.
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.
OHIO — Monday, March 17, the library will host a basketball bracket challenge. Brackets can be picked up on that day or Wednesday, March 19. Brackets must be filled out and turned in prior to closing on March 19 to be eligible for the contest.
SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library will host its second soup supper on April 6 at the Sheffield Community Center. “A Taste of Sheffield-Soup Style” will be from 3 to 6 p.m. and will feature soups prepared and donated by some of the local restaurant chefs.
In addition, a variety of other soups will be made by the library board trustees and librarians. The cost of the supper, which includes up to two bowls of soup, bread, crackers, dessert and drink, will be $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and under. In addition, a raffle and 50/50 drawing will be held that evening. First prize will be a Kindle Fire; second prize is a Leap Frog learning system; and third prize is a basket of books for readers of all ages. Tickets will be available at the event. For more information about the supper, call the library at 815-454-2628. All proceeds from the event will go toward buying books and general improvements to the library.
WYANET — Amelia Earhart will tell her story when Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Leslie Goddard presents “Amelia Earhart Before the Legend” at the Wyanet Library’s 2nd Thursday@the Library program at 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday.
Goddard brings the American aviator to life telling about her amazing exploits and dazzling achievements. The program will examine her upbringing, the many records that she set, and her ability to succeed in a male dominated world. In 1928, Earhart was the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by airplane and then became the first woman to fly solo across the same ocean in 1932. Earhart was a media darling in the day, yet most talked about details of her life begin and end with her disappearance.
Goddard, a Darien, Ill., resident presents Earhart’s biography in first person brought to the R.A. Sapp Library through a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council Grant.
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.
LASALLE — Sunday, March 15, at 2:30 p.m. join the LaSalle Public Library after LaSalle’s Irish Fun Day Parade for Humorous Stories of Irish Heritage featuring storyteller Mick Henneberry.
Tuesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Leslie Goddard will present a first-person portrayal of Amelia Earhart.