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By the Book 5-17

PRINCETON — Thursday, May 17, 10:45 a.m., Tigers Read PHS Book Club will meet.

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m., board game night.

Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m., Monday Movie: A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Tuesday, May 22, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services story time and craft. The theme will be lightening bugs.

Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m., the library will host a music jam.

Thursday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., Kit Ashton will perform traditional music from the British Island of Jersey. Ashton will sing songs and discuss the music of endangered languages from around the world.

Monday, May 28, the library will be closed from Memorial Day.

SPRING VALLEY — Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the children’s library will host a tea party for boys and girls of all ages. Every child should be accompanied by an adult. There will be cupcake decorating, tea party foods as refreshments, and crafts for entertainment. Dress up is optional, otherwise attire is casual. Please call to save a seat at the tea party at 815-663-4741.

Monday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library will have a free introduction to smart phones class to provide phone users the tools and hands-on training about their smart phones. J.C. Heerdt from IV Cellular will provide instructions to all participants, no matter the brand or model of phone. Participants will learn the basic set-up of their phone, use of phone’s digital camera, sending and receiving emails, text and picture messaging, sharing pictures, downloading apps from the app store, smart phone security, and introduction to the cloud. A question-and-answer session will take place after the presentation. Reserve a seat by calling 815-663-4741.

Tuesday, May 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the University of Illinois Extension with the Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman, will kick off a three-part series of Tasty Tuesdays at the Library.

Calorie Salary, which will be held on May 22, will teach you how to stay in your calorie budget and how to enjoy tasty and delicious foods.

Tuesday, June 19, The Sweet Life will be about the safety of artificial sweeteners and how to use them in cooking and baking to decrease sugar in your diet.

Tuesday, July 24, Mindful Eating will finish the series with how to learn the benefits of slowing down to experience the environment and savor each bite. All of the Tasty Tuesdays programs will start at 5:30 p.m. and end approximately at 6:30 pm.

To register, please call the University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889 or online at: by May 18, June 15, and July 20, respectively.

WYANET — The library has been hosting a class on self-publishing, books, poetry, etc., on the second Tuesday each month at 1 p.m. So all aspiring authors and poets, come on out and see how to get those books out to the adoring public.

BUDA — The library is open from 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 — Walnut Public Library has a new display in its showcase. Gene Henrikson has brought in some of his blacksmith items, along with storyboards displaying the process of creating each item. Stop in and take a look.

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 — 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.

PERU — Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m., Heinz Suppan will present a program based off his book, “Making Time: The Radium Girls of Ottawa.” The program is free and open to the public.

Peruvian Purlers, a group of knitters, crocheters and others, gets together every Saturday morning at the library from 10 a.m. to noon. Doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or master, everyone is welcome.

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