Events

January 2020

January 1 Library Closed Happy New Year!

January 3 Special Story time for ages 3-8 11:15

January 3 Book Ninja Training 2-4 PM Ages 8 and older

January 8 Story time 11:15 AM

January 8 Books on Wednesday Book Club 3:45 PM at the library

January 9 Healthy Cents -Eating Healthy on a dime. 5:30-6:30 PM

January 13 Lego Club 5:45 -6:30 PM

January 15 Story time 11:15 AM

January 15 Afterschool Club 3-4:30 PM

January 15 Board Meeting in the Stengel Room 7 PM The public is welcome.

January 19 Tax Efficiency with Thrivant Financial 2 PM

January 20 Cookbook Club 6 PM

January 22 Story time 11:15 AM

January 23 Healthy Cents 5:30-6:30 PM

January 29 Story time 11:15 AM

January 29 Afterschool Stem Day 3-4:30 PM

December 2019

December 2 Mommy and Me 11:15 AM

December 3 Cookbook Club 6 PM

December 4 Storytime 11:15 AM

December 4 Afterschool Club 3-4:30 PM

December 7 Christmas in the Village: Storytime with Mrs. Claus 1-3 PM

December 9 Lego Club 5:45 PM

December 11 Storytime 11:45 AM

December 15 Cookie Exchange & crafting party 2 PM

December 16 Mommy & Me 11:45 AM

December 16 Rock Painting Club 5:30 PM

December 18 Storytime 11:15 AM

December 18 Afterschool Club 3-4:30 PM

December 18 Board Meeting in the Stengel room 7 PM The public is welcome to attend.

December 20 Christmas movie night 4 PM

December 24 Library Closed Christmas Eve

December 25 Library Closed Christmas Day

December 27 Stem Day A variety of STEM activities will be available all day.

December 31 Library open 11 AM to 5 PM Please note the change in hours.

January 1 Library Closed

November 2019

November 4 Mommy and Me 11:15 AM

November 4 Christmas Decor Exchange Drop off items and take what you want!

November 4 Radiology display starts! Thanks to ASRT for the wonderful grant!

November 5 Cook Book Club 6 PM

November 6 Radiology Day!!!

November 6 Story time 11:15 AM

November 6 Afterschool Club 3-4:30 PM Students from SVCC will be here to help.

November 9 Family Game Night 3 PM

November 10 Board of Trustees will serve refreshments during “The King & I”

November 10 Uncovering Your Family History 2 PM Kerry Knodle, genealogist

November 11 Veteran’s Day! Thank you for your service!

November 11 Lego Club 5:45 PM

November 13 Story time 11:15 AM

November 13 Magic Show @ DLR Junior High 6:30 PM Maggie & Amos Foundation

November 18 Mommy and Me 11:15 AM

November 18 Rock Painting Club 5:30 PM

November 20 Story time 11:15 AM

November 20 Afterschool Club 3-4:30 PM

November 20 Board Meeting 7 PM The public is welcome to attend.

November 21 Family reading Night 5 PM

November 27 No story time

November 28 Library Closed Happy Thanksgiving!

October 2019

October The Book Sale will continue for the first 3 weeks of October.

October 1 Cookbook Club 6 PM

October 2 Story Time 11:15 AM Coffee with a Cop

October 2 Afterschool Club 3-4:30 PM

October 4 Free Zumbini Class 11:15-12 Zumba for kids

October 7 Mommy and Me 11:15 AM

October 9 Story Time 11:15 AM Special Guest Fire fighter

October 12 Fall Crafting Program 3 PM

October 14 Lego Club 5:45 PM

October 16 Story Time 11:15 AM

October 16 Afterschool Club 3-4:30 PM

October 16 Board Meeting 7 PM The public is welcome to attend.

October 21 Mommy and Me 11:15 AM

October 21 Rock Painting Club 5:30 PM

October 23 Story Time 11:15 AM

October 28 Haunted Library 6 PM

October 30 Story Time 11:15 AM Guest reader Krystal

October 30 Halloween movie 3-5 PM

October 31 Halloween

September 2019

September The Book Sale will be running for the entire month of September.

September 2 Labor Day Library Closed

September 3 Cookbook Club 6 PM

September 4 Story time and Big kids Story time 11:15 AM

September 4 Afterschool Activities 3-4:30 PM Come join the fun!

September 7 Annual Book Sale starts! 10 AM

September 9 Lego Club 5:45 PM

September 11 Story time 11:15 AM

September 18 Story time 11:15 AM

September 18 Afterschool Activities 3-4:30 PM

September 18 Library board Meeting 7 PM in the Stengel Room The public is welcome!

September 23 Banned Book Read Out 6 PM Everyone is welcome!

September 25 Story time 11:15 AM

September 28 Family Yoga 11 AM

September 28 Trivia Night Fundraiser 6:30 at Pinecrest Grove

August 2019

August 6 Cook Book Club 6 PM

August 8 Poetry Jam 6 PM

August 17 “Chosen: Custody of the Eyes” Documentary movie 4 PM at Pine Grove

August 20 Upcycled T-shirts Project 6 PM Registration required!

August 21 Library Board Meeting 7 PM in the Stengel room The public is welcome!

August 30 Escape Room 11 to 5 Sign up for a time!

July 2019

July 1-6 No Summer Reading Program activities

July 2 Cook Book Club 6 PM

July 4 Library Closed Have a safe and happy holiday!

July 10 Under the Sea art with Maja Shoemaker 11 AM K-3rd

July 12 Little People Story time 11 AM

July 12 Under the Sea Art with Maja Shoemaker 1 PM 4th-8th

July 17 Artist in Residence Art Project 11 AM K-3rd

July 18 Face What??? How to Use Facebook 6 PM Adults

July 19 Little People Story time 11 AM

July 19 Artist in Residence art Project 1 PM 4th-8th

July 20 Last Day to record in reading logs! You must reach your goal to come to the party!

July 24 Giant Candyland 1-3 PM All ages welcome!

July 27 Final Party 3 PM Everyone who completed their goal is invited.

May 2019

May 1 Story time 11:15 AM

May 3 Star Wars Movie Marathon begins. A New Hope 3 PM

May 4 May the Fourth Be With You! The Empire Strikes Back 10 AM Return of the Jedi 1 PM

May 6 Lego Club 5:45 PM

May 8 Story time 11:45 AM

May 13 DIY Container Plants for Your Garden with Master Gardeners 6 PM

May 14 Cookbook Club 6 PM

May 15 Story time 11:15 AM

May 15 Library Board Meeting 7 PM in the Stengel Room The public is welcome.

May 17 Graphically Speaking Artist Reception 6-8 PM

May 17 through May 26 Graphically Speaking Art Show at the Old Sandstone Gallery

May 18 Graphically Speaking: Artist workshop 9 AM at the Senior Center Registration required!

May 18 Panel Discussion: Morals Behind the Mask with Dr. Joe Serrano 6 PM Library

May 27 Library Closed. Memorial Day

May 28 Registration begins for Summer Reading Program!

May 30 Movie & popcorn 1 PM Kids under 8 must have an adult with them.

April 2019

April 3 Story time 11:15 AM

April 8 Lego club 5:45 PM

April 9 Cookbook Club 6 PM

April 10 Story time 11:15 AM

April 12 Volunteer Appreciation Reception 3-5 PM

April 17 Story time 11:15 AM

April 17 Library Board Meeting 7 PM in the Stengel Room. The Public is welcome!

April 24 Story time 11:15 AM

March 2019

March 4 Lego Club 5:45 PM

March 6 Story time 11:15 AM Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

March 11 The Journey to Mollie’s War – WACS and WWII 6 PM

March 12 Cookbook Club 6 PM

March 13 Story time 11:15 AM

March 20 Story time 11:15 AM

March 20 Library Board Meeting 7 PM in the Stengel room. The Public is welcome!

March 27 Story time 11:15 AM

March 28 Game Day 2-5 PM

March 30 Library Tea 2 PM @ the DUMC Reservations are required.

February 2019

February 6 Story time 11:15 AM

February 8 Mini-golf fundraiser 2-5 PM

February 9 Mini-golf Fundraiser 11-3 PM

February 11 Lego Club 5:45 PM

February 12 Cookbook Club 6 PM

February 13 Story time 11:15 AM

February 15 Serenity House Virtual Dementia Tour 11 Am to 5 PM

February 20 Story time 11:15 AM

February 20 Library Board Meeting 7 PM in the Stengel Room. The Public is welcome!

February 27 Story time 11:15 AM

February 28 American Legion 100th Birthday Program 6 PM

January 2019 Events

January 1    Library Closed   Happy New Year!

January 8    Cookbook Club    6 PM    Sign up at the Library.

January 9    Story time    11:15 AM

January 14    Lego Club    5:45 PM    Ages 4 and up are welcome.  We ask that parents stay                                                                                   with children age 10 and under.

January 16    Story time    11:15 AM

January 16    Library Board Meeting    7 PM in the Stengel room.  The Public is welcome!

January 18    Build-a Buddy Workshop    2 PM  Sign up required.  There is a small fee.

January 20    Adult Program    Web of Doom with Len Levinson    2 PM

January 23    Story time     11:45 AM

January 30    Story time    11:45 AM

December Events

December 1    Christmas in the Village   1-3 PM  Family event

December 5    Story time and Big Kids Book Club  11 AM

December 5    Early Release Movie   2 PM   It’s a Christmas movie!

December 10   Lego Club   5:45 PM

December 11    Cook Book Club    6 PM    Call or stop by the library for more details!

December 12    Story time and Big Kids Book Club  11 AM

December 19    Story time and Big Kids Book Club   11 AM

December 19    Library Board meeting    7 PM  in the Stengel Room  The Public is welcome!

December 24    Library Closed   Christmas Eve

December 25    Library Closed    Christmas Day    Merry Christmas!

December 26    No story time

December 28    Game Day!  Come and play a game at the library!

December 31    Special hours  Open 11 to 5   Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!

November Events

November 2    Bizarre History of Illinois with Chad Lewis   6 PM

November 5    International Game Week begins!

November 7    Story time and Big Kids Book Club   11 AM

November 10    Family Game Night   6 PM

November 12    Lego Club   5:45 PM

November 14    Story time and big Kids Book Club   11 AM

November 14    Library Board Meeting in the Stengel Room   7 PM   Public is welcome.

November 21    No story time today.

November 22    Library Closed    Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28    Story Time and Big Kids Book Club   11 AM

November 29    Madeline L’Engle’s 100th birthday

October Events

October 1-25   Book sale during regular library hours

October 3    Story time and Big Kid Book Club  11 AM

October 8    Lego Club   5:45 PM

October 10    Story time and Big Kid Book Club   11 AM

October 17    Story time and Big Kid Book Club   11 AM

October 17    Library Board Meeting   7 PM  Stengel Room   Public is welcome to attend!

October 24    Story time and Big Kid Book Club  11 AM

October 24    Movie and popcorn   2 PM    “Scared Shrekless”

October 25    Last day for the book sale!

October 29    Haunted Library carnival   6 PM

October 31    Story time and Big Kid Book Club   11 AM

September Events

September 3   Library Closed  Labor Day

September 10    Lego Club   5:45 – 6:45 PM

September 13    Rock River Center Representative here  11 AM until noon

September 13    Adulting 101: Basic Budgeting   6 to 8 PM

September 15    Trivia Fundraiser at Pine Grove Community Center   Doors open at 6:30

September 19    Library Board Meeting   7 PM  Stengel Room   Public is welcome to attend!

September 27    Banned Books Program  6 PM

September 29    Book sale begins during regular library hours

August Events

August 7    Poetry Jam   6 PM   This is a family friendly event.

August 15    Library Board meeting   7 PM   The public is welcome to attend!

August 22    Story time resumes!   11 AM

August 29    Story time   11 AM

August 26    Bald Hill Prairie Preserve – The Largest Tree in Illinois!   2 PM

August 30    Adulting 101: Home Maintenance   6 to 8 PM

July Events

July 4   Let Freedom Ring!   Library is closed.

July 7   Histories for Kids   10 AM  at the Bandshell 

July 11   Dream Boxes art   11 AM   K-2nd

July 13   Little People Story time   11 AM

July 13   Dream Boxes project   1 PM  3rd-8th grade

July 18   Zambian Adventure!   11 AM  K-2nd

July 18   Library board meeting   7 PM   The public is welcome to attend.

July 20   Little People story time   11 AM

July 20   Zambian Adventure!   1 PM   3rd-8th grade

July 21   Last day to turn in reading logs.

July 25   Giant Candyland!   1-3 PM   All ages!

July 26   Adulting 101: DIY and Save Some Money   6-8 PM

July 28   Summer Reading Program Final Party!   3:30 PM   You must reach your goal on your reading log to attend.

July 29   The Assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.   2 PM

June Events

June 3   Josiah movie   2 PM

June 6   K-2nd  Rambling Recycled Art program  11 AM

June 8   Little People story time  11 AM  birth to Kindergarten

June 8   Balloon Class   1 PM   3rd-8th grade

June 13   Preparing for Disaster  Visit from the Police   11 AM   K-2nd

June 15   Little People story time   11 AM   birth to kindergarten

June 15   Would you survive the Zombie Apocalypse?   1 PM   3rd -8th grade

June 20   Word Art project   11 AM   K-2nd

June 20   Library Board meeting   7 PM   The public is welcome to attend.

June 21   Adulting 101: Fix It Yourself!   6-8 PM   Ages 12 and up

June 22   Little People story time   11 AM   birth to Kindergarten

June 22   Calligraphy Art class   1 PM   3rd-8th grade

June 23   Escape Room!   Ages 8 and up  10 AM -3 PM   Registration is required!

June 27   Around the World Weather!   11 AM   K-2nd

June 29   Little People story time   11 AM   birth to Kindergarten

June 29   How to make an apple pie!   1 PM   3rd-7th grade

May Events

May 2    Story time and Book Club  11 AM

May 5    Free Comic Book Day  10-3

May 9    Story time and Book Club  11 AM

May 12   Small Pots for Gardens  10 AM  Please register for this event.

May 16   Story time and Book Club  11 AM

May 16   Board Meeting  7 PM in the Stengel Room  The Public is welcome to attend!

May 20   History of Lowell Park  2 PM

May 23   Story time and Book Club  11 AM

May 24   Adulting 101: Take Care of Yourself!  6 PM

May 28   Library closed for Memorial Day.

May 29   Summer Reading Program registration begins!

April Events

April 1   Happy Easter!

April 4   Story time and Big Kid Book Club  11 AM

April 9   Lego Night   5:45 PM

April 11   Story time and Big Kid Book Club  11 AM

April 17   Early Release movie  2 PM

April 18  Story time and Big Kid Book Club  11 AM

April 18   Board Meeting   7 PM in the Stengel Room   The Public is welcome to attend!

April 19   Adulting 101:  Healthy Living and Cooking simplified.   6 PM

April 22   Celebrate Poetry – Read Some, Write Some  Workshop with Mary Gardner  2 PM

April 25   Story time and Big Kid Book Club  11 AM

March Events

March 4  Estate Planning: End of Life issues  2 PM

March 5   Lego Club  5:45 PM

March 7   Story time  11 AM   Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 7   Movie & popcorn  2 PM

March 8   Rock River Center Representative available 11 AM to noon.

March 14   Story time  11 AM

March 15   Movie for adults!  2 PM  The 2017 remake of one of Agatha Christie’s finest!

March 18   Library Tea  2 PM  Registration is required.

March 21   Story time  11 AM

March 22   Adulting 101: Get a Job!  6-8 PM

March 28   Story time  11 AM   Easter Egg Hunt

March 28   Battle Spring Break Boredom:STEM fun  2-5 PM

February Events

February 5  Lego Club  5:45 PM

February 7  Story time  11 AM

February 8  Rock River Center Representative available 11 AM to noon.

February 9  Mini-Golf Fundraiser  2 to 5 PM  Everyone is welcome.  $1 per person or $5 a                                                                                                                                            family

February 10 Mini-Golf Fundraiser  10 AM to 3 PM  Everyone is welcome.  $1 per person or                                                                                                                                             $5 a family

February 10  Foundation Bake Sale  10 AM to 3 PM

February 14  Story time  11 AM

February 15  Adulting 101  6 to 8 PM  Money Management  Refreshments will be served.                                                                                               Please register.

February 21  Story time  11 AM

February 21  Board Meeting in the Stengel room at 7 PM.  The public is welcome to                                                                                                                                               attend.

February 25  Arm Chair Traveler: South America with Jon Murray  2 PM

January Events

January 1  Library closed for holiday.  Happy New Year!

January 8  Lego Club  5:45 PM

January 11  Rock River Center Representative available 11 AM to noon.

January 17  Board Meeting in the Stengel room at 7 PM.  The public is welcome to attend.

January 23   Holocaust Remembrance Program  7 PM   Registration appreciated.  $4                                                                                                                               suggested donation.

December Events

December 2   A Visit from Mrs. Claus!  2 to 3 PM  Everyone is welcome!

December 4  Lego Club   5:45 PM

December 14  Rock River Center Representative available  11 AM to noon.

December 20  Board Meeting in the Stengel room.  7 PM  The public is welcome to attend.

December 23 to December 25  Library is closed for the holiday.  Merry Christmas!

November Events

November 6  Lego Night  5:45 PM

November 9  Rock River Center representative available 11 AM to noon.

November 12  Veteran Program has been cancelled.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

November 15  Board Meeting  7 PM in the Stengel room.  The public is welcome to attend.

November 16  Family Reading Night   5:45 – 7:00 PM  Everyone is welcome!

November 23  Library closed for Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your day!

October Events

October 2   Lego night  5:45 PM

October 5   Movie and popcorn  2 PM

October 12   Rock River Center Representative   11 to 12 in the meeting room

October 19   BBC & Tea  2 PM

October 22   Adult program  2 PM

October  27   The Haunted Library By-the-Book Costume Ball   6 PM

September Events

September 1   End of Summer Movie  2 PM

September 4   Library Closed for Labor Day

September 6   Story time starts  11 AM

September 11   Lego Club resumes  5:45 PM

September 12  Library Closed for In-Service

September 16  Annual Book Sale begins during regular hours

September 17  Adult program  2:00 PM   “Serenity Hospice and Home 101”

September 20  Board Meeting  7:00 PM in the conference room.  The public is welcome.

August Events

August 2 and 4   STEAM Showcase at the Encore Gallery at the Sandstone Building  6PM

August 21   National Senior Citizen Appreciation Day   3-5 PM

August 24   BBC and Tea  2 PM

July Events

July 4   Closed  Have a Happy and safe 4th of July!

July 12  SRP event  11 AM  Check your schedule

July 14  SRP event  1 PM  Check your schedule

July 18  Adult Lego Challenge Night  6PM

July 19  SRP event  11 AM  Check your schedule

July 21  SRP event  1 PM  Check your schedule

July 21  Last day to turn in book logs.

July 26  Giant Candyland  2-4 PM

July 27  BBC and Tea  Movie  2 PM

July 29  Final Party!  3:30 PM  Must complete your reading goal to come to the party.

June Events

June 7  SRP event  11 AM  Check your schedule

June 9  SRP event  1 PM  Check your schedule

June 10  Porchfest  2 PM  Mary Ley will be performing on our porch on Front St.

June 12  Blockfest  Byron Library

June 14  SRP event  11 AM  Check your schedule

June 16  SRP event  1 PM  Check your schedule

June 21  SRP event  11 AM  Check your schedule

June 22  Adult Lego Challenge Night  6 PM

June 23  SRP event  1 PM  Check your schedule

June 27  Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary Celebration  5:30 PM  Everyone welcome!

June 28  SRP event  11 AM  Check your schedule

June 29  BBC and Tea  2 PM  Miss Marple’s “The Body in the Library” movie

June 30   SRP event  1 PM  Check your schedule

May Events

May 1   Lego Club  5:45 pm

May 3   Storytime  11 am

May 4   Movie  3:30 pm   May the 4th be with you!

May 10   Storytime  11 am

May 12   Summer Reading Program Kick Off at OES!

May 14   Mother’s Day

May 17   Storytime  11 am

May 17   Library Board meeting  7 pm   The public is welcome to attend.

May 18   Adult program   Found Money Program  1-3 pm

May 21   Adult program   Vintage Book Craft  2 pm     There is a limit of 10, so please                                                                                                                           register!

May 25   Movie    2:00 pm      See the story of the women mathematicians behind the US                                                           space program.  This is highly recommended by library staff.

May 29   Memorial Day   Library Closed

May 30   Registration begins for Summer Reading Program

April Events

April 5   Storytime   11:00 am

April 10 National Library Week

April 12  Storytime  11 am

April 19  Storytime  11 am

April 19  Library Board meeting   7 pm   The Public is welcome to attend.

April 23  Adult Program  Bud Weiner: Recollections of Nashville, TN   2 pm

April 26  Storytime  11 am

February Events

February 6  Lego Club  5:45 pm

February 9  Rock River Center Representative   11-12 am   Help for Seniors

February 10 & 11  Bakery Extravaganza   during regular library hours

February 10 to ?   Paperback book sale   during regular library hours

February 12   Pub Crawl: The Ins and Outs of Publishing    2:00 pm   program for adults

February 16  Movie & popcorn  2 pm

February 17  Annual Mini-Golf Fundraiser   1-5 pm   $1 per person/$5 per family  Reserve                                                                                                                                          your  tee time!

March Events

March 1   Storytime – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!  11 am

March 6   Lego Club   5:45 pm

March 8   Storytime   11 am:

March 9   Rock River Center Representative   11-12 am  Help for Seniors

March 15   Storytime – Leprechaun Hunt!   11 am

March 19   Annual Library Tea @ the Disciples United Methodist Church   2 pm

March 22   Storytime   11 am

March 23   Adult Program – Hummingbird Garden with Peggy Doty   6 pm

March 28   Movie and popcorn!   2 pm

March 29   Storytime   11 am

March 31   Kids Program – Pizza Palooza!   1 pm

April  Events

April 3    Mt. Morris Community Library Foundation Meeting   7 pm