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By the Book 11-16

PRINCETON — In addition to being able to come into the Princeton Public Library to use its computers or access its free wireless connection, patrons can also check out one of the library’s five new Hotspot Wi-Fi devices to take home.

The borrower must be a library card holder, 18 or older, and in good standing with the library. First-time users must sign an acknowledgement form at the circulation desk prior to checkout. The device can only be checked out for seven days, and will not be renewable.

When checking out the Hotspot, the borrower will receive the device, a power cord, an instruction manual, and a carrying case. All items must be returned at the same time to the front desk during business hours in order to avoid a late fee. They cannot be returned using the drop box locations.

The overdue fine is $1 per day. Failure to return the Hotspot and accessories within four weeks after the original due date will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account of $100 with a $15 additional charge for the adapter. Hand the case and its contents directly to a library staff member. The user assumes responsibility for the cost of repair or replacement in the event that Wi-Fi Hotspot or its accessories are lost, stolen or damaged.

The Princeton Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Users are prohibited from using Wi-Fi Hotspots in any way that violates federal, state, and municipal laws. Users are encouraged to follow safe Internet practices. The Princeton Public Library is not responsible for personal information that is shared over the Internet.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 10:45 a.m., Tigers Read PHS book club.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Star Wars family reading night.

Monday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., the Monday movie is about a man who must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m., Youth services storytime and craft program. The library will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, the library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

This week, the library added new nonfiction books to the collection, including “Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship Between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill” by Deanne Stillman, “Unqualified” by Anna Faris, and “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II” by Liza Mundy. The library also added new fiction books to the library collection, including “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman and “Uncommon Type: Some Stories” by Tom Hanks.

Author Tim Pletkovich, whose most recent book is “Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame,”
will share stories from his research at upcoming events at the library: Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. His books will be on sale after his presentation.

SPRING VALLEY — The library is selling gift cards again this year for the holiday season as a fundraiser. The cards available are for purchases at many of the area businesses, big name businesses, plus online businesses. The gift cards that are purchased give different percentages of the cost back to the library. The second order will be due by noon on Friday, Dec. 8, with delivery by Dec. 22. The order sheets that list the gift cards available for purchase may be picked up at the library during regular business hours.

Payment for the gift cards must be done at the time of ordering by check and/or cash. For more details, call 815-663-4741.

The library is collecting aluminum cans with the proceeds supporting the library and local scouts. Cans may be dropped off at the library during its hours of operation. A large box inside the west front door is available for drop off. Cans should be tied in a plastic bag. For more information, call the library.

LAMOILLE — It’s time once again for LaMoille-Clarion Public Library’s Mitten Tree, which is a program that collects gifts for local children based on need and helps give them a merrier Christmas than they might otherwise have. Mitten Tree applications may be picked up at the library or the school and dropped off at the library by Nov. 20. Mitten Tree recipients must reside in the LaMoille library/school district and be eligible for free or reduced lunches. All information is strictly confidential. If you know someone in our library/school district who qualifies, let them know.

WYANET — The library provides computer classes to patrons on the first and third Thursdays of the month. The classes are taught by Ethan Sproul and James Smith.

BUDA — The library is open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; closed Thursday; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday.

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

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.

BRADFORD — The Board of Trustees of the Bradford Public Library District will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Bradford Fire House Community Room to honor Cinda Scott, children’s librarian. Cinda has served the Bradford library for 40 years.

The library will host a Christmas Craft-String art at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. The cost is $5. Please make your reservation by Friday, Nov. 24. Everyone who attends needs to bring a hammer. Sign up today!

The library will host “Christmas Cookie Fun” for kids in pre-kindergarten to 8th grade on Saturday, Dec. 2. The time of the event is from 10 a.m. to noon. Judy Acton will once again be in charge of the activities. Reservations are due by Saturday, Nov. 25. The kids will also get to do a Christmas craft on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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