PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, May 8, Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “The Shoemaker’s Wife,” by Adriana Trigiani. At 6:30 p.m., the Wild with Words writers’ group led by Martha Brunell will meet. At 7 p.m., the Tiskilwa Bible Church Bible study will meet in the local history room.
Monday, May 12, Living Works will meet at 6 p.m. Also, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a true story about a homeless African American teen who is taken in by a well-to-do white family. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship. At the same time, the youth’s presence in the family’s lives leads them to some insightful self discoveries of their own.
Tuesday, May 13, A Talk About will be held at 10:30 a.m. and feature an Edwardian hat presentation and craft. All materials will be supplied. Participants are welcome to bring their own hat base and/or trims.
Wednesday, May 14, Chicks with Sticks knitting/crochet group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the periodicals reading section. Newcomers are welcome. Also, Widmark Wednesday Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a covert FBI agent who infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.
Thursday, May 15, the Bureau County Retired Teachers will meet at 11 a.m. An after-school story time and visit from a blacksmith will be at 3:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., a Talk About will be held with blacksmith Lewis Bodamer. At 7 p.m., the Covered Bridge Quilt Guild will meet.
WYANET — Today, Thursday, May 8, the library’s last 2nd Thursday@the Library program for the season will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature Dave Tarnowski, who will bring guests and his music to the library. Tarnowski’s guitar playing is renowned by local musicians and loved by the church masses, especially the Wyanet masses. Patrons are invited to join in on the fun. Refreshments will be served after the music.
TISKILWA — Tuesday, May 13, the library will host a school-age story time from 4 to 5 p.m. Patrons will make a craft, have a treat and read a book.
Patrons who might be interested in being a part of the Friends of the Library are encouraged to contact library Director Lisa Bettner at 815-646-4511.
BUDA — Saturday, May 10, the Mason Memorial Library will host a special Mother’s Day program for young patrons to make a gift for their moms. The fun will be from 11 a.m. to noon.
The library is planning an open house in June. Watch the Illinois Valley Scene for more information.
BUREAU — The Leepertown Township Public Library is open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The library has computers for patron usage, as well as fax and copier service. For more information, call library Director Rose Thompson at 815-659-3283.
SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to eBooks across the state. The initial funding for the program was provided by a grant from Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White through the Illinois State Library.
Patrons with a library card can download the platform on a variety of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK, Kindle Fire, Sony Reader devices and more. For those interested, call the library at 815-454-2628 to set-up a time to get devices loaded.