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By the Book 4-20

PRINCETON — Thursday, April 20, 10:45 a.m., PHS Book Club, Tigers Read, will meet.

Friday, April 21, 1 p.m., I-CASH will be at the library. Patrons will have the opportunity to find lost cash in the system.

Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. Monday Movie: The main character is a hard working executive, and while on a business trip, his plane crashes into the ocean, and he is the only survivor.

Monday, April 24, 3 p.m., Money Smart Week: Investing by Heartland Bank.

Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services story time and craft.

Tuesday, April 25, 4 p.m., Money Smart Week: Identity theft and scams by Heartland Bank.

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., music jam.

Wednesday, April 26, 2 p.m., Money Smart Week: Investing for college by HBT Investment Services.

Wednesday, April 26, 4:30 p.m., Money Smart Week: Buying or selling a home by First State Bank.

Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. Monday Smart Week: Retirement planning/income distribution by Thrivent Financial.

Friday, April 28, 4 p.m., Monday Smart Week: Estate planning by attorney Jim Angel.

Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort of the Money Smart Advisory Council, a diverse group of more than 40 Chicago-area organizations working together to promote personal financial literacy.

The library recently added new DVDs to the library collection, including “Planet Earth II,” “20th Century Women,” “Two for the Road,” “Lion” and “Hidden Figures.”  New large print books at the library include “Miss Julia Weathers the Storm” by Ann B. Ross, “Forever a Hero” by Linda Lael Miller and “An Uncommon Protector” by Shelley Shepard Gray.

WYANET — The Wyanet Library’s Book Group meets on the fourth Thursday. The April book is “The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman. This book, a forbidden love story, is set on a tropical island about the woman who gave birth to Camille Pissarro, also known as the “father of impressionism.” There are copies of the book available to read. The group meets Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m.

The library now features night computer classes. These classes meet on the first and third Thursdays each month at 6 p.m. The classes are learning about Windows 10. There is one Windows 10 computer available with available WI-FI for personal laptops.

The library is switching up the daytime classes. The night computer classes are doing so well the staff thought perhaps a writing group or a how-to self-publish class might be interesting. Any thoughts? Please contact the library.

SPRING VALLEY — Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with the library, is offering a Rules of the Road review course for all citizens in the Illinois Valley area. The course is on April 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is a free program, and the purpose of the course is to help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations, and also provides information on the vision screening. Call the library at 815-663-4741 to register or stop by the library at 215 E. Cleveland St., Spring Valley.

Every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, adult coloring is offered at the library to help you relax and release some of the stress in your life. Coloring pictures and colored pencils are supplied by the library.

The children’s library has story time on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6 p.m. During this time, children are able to read stories, given a craft to put together and are served refreshments.

LADD — Tuesdays at 10 a.m., the library holds preschool story times, which include stories, crafts, songs and snacks. Children from ages 2 to 5 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.

WALNUT — The library is asking patrons to donate empty ink cartridges and old cell phones. The library is able to recycle them for cash.

LAMOILLE —The library has received many great new reads for adults, teens and children of all ages. New videos have also made their way to the library. No need to pay for a movie rental when you can pick them up free at the library with a valid library card.

Therapy Thursdays is ongoing at the library. Come and go between 1 and 4 p.m. Materials will be furnished, or people may bring their own.

DEPUE — On the second Tuesday of every month, the library hosts blood pressure and blood sugar screenings for free. The screenings are administered by St. Margaret’s Health from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

TISKILWA — On the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m., the library’s book club for adults meets.

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the library hosts a yoga class, where participants enjoy camaraderie with others and are challenged mentally and physically. Cost is $5 per person.

BUREAU — The Leepertown Township Public Library is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library has computers for patron usage, as well as copier, scanning and fax services. Call 815-659-3283 for information. (The fax number is the same as the phone number).

LADD — The library sponsors an adult coloring club on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult card club is on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

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