PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, April 17, the Bureau County Retired Teachers meeting will be at 11 a.m. The PHS Book Club “Tigers Read” will meet at the PHS Learning Center during lunch hours. At 6:30 p.m., Barn Quilts of Bureau County will give a presentation on the barn quilt public art movement, both its history in the United States and its development in Bureau County. At 7 p.m., the Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet.
Saturday. April 19, the Princeton Junior Women’s Club will host a preschool craft for ages 3-6 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Monday, April 21, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a happy couple, deeply in love, however, their lives are shattered when the protagonist is killed in a robbery. Returning as a ghost, he can neither be seen or heard by his love. When he discovers his death was not an accident, he must find a way to warn his love about the danger she is in. Also on Monday, a Living Works meeting will be at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, the preschool story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. and feature a butterfly craft. Also, the Bureau County Health Discussions meeting will be at 11 a.m. A family science night program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Patrons will observe chemical reactions and dissect owl pellets. The program is meant for children ages 7-12 with a parent or guardian. The program is co-hosted by the Princeton High School Science Club.
Wednesday, April 23, the Tiskilwa Bible Church Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the local history room.
Thursday, April 24, Friends of the Library Book Sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week with the theme “Lives Change @ Your Library.”
Amnesty Weeks will continue until April 26. Patrons who have any items checked out and they are overdue, bring them into the library or drop them into the book drop on the west side of the building and owe nothing on those items. However, if an item is damaged or lost, the patron must pay the full amount for the item. If a patron has a previous fine, pick up a coupon for $1 off at the circulation desks. Also during these two weeks, there will be free replacement on lost and/or damaged Richard Mautino Library cards.
Friday, April 18, the library will be closed in observance of Good Friday.
Tuesday, April 22, story time in the children’s department will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Participants will make wind chimes out of recycled materials.
Wednesday, April 23, there will be an after school kite craft from 4 to 5 p.m.
MINERAL — The Mineral-Gold Library will be celebrating National Library Week from April 14 to 19. Stop in for refreshments all week, check out all of the library’s new books, pick up color pages for the little ones, and see what’s in the book sale.
NEPONSET — The Neponset Library has been celebrating National Library Week with fun programs and events for all ages this week.
On Saturday, April 19, the library will host a candy bar Bingo event from 1 to 3 p.m. A Bingo card costs one regular-sized candy bar. Participants can play up to three bingo cards per game. It will be fun to see who walks away with the most candy bars. The event welcomes all ages.
Tuesday, April 22, the library will host an e-book basics program from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Patrons are asked to bring passwords for their accounts and their Neponset Public Library cards.