ComicFest 2021

September 03 & 04, 2021

Our annual comic convention is going online for the second year! Don your cape, tights, and mask, then join us for a two-day celebration of the best in pop culture.

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Free Books for Book Bike Week

Monday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We're giving away books for Book Bike Week! Drop by our book bike in front of the library every day this week to pick up a book for you or your kids.

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Crochet a Succulent Garden

Wednesdays in September, 3:00 - 4:30 PM.

Each Wednesday in September we will be working on crocheted succulents using a variety of patterns. Join us each week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

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Family Storytime

Tuesday, August 31, 10:30 AM.

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. You may request a Storytime Kit with items that can be used with all of our storytimes.

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Story Walk & Draw

July - August

Enjoy reading and the outdoors as a story unfolds flower by flower around the library property. Draw art to go along with the story with the provided chalk. The story walk will change throughout the summer so be sure to stop by more than once for some family fun.

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Crochet-a-Long: Sunburst Granny Square Bag

Wednesdays, August 04 - 25, 3:00 PM.

Every Wednesday in August we'll work on sunburst granny squares that we will join to create a handy bag. These squares could also be used for any project, such as a baby blanket or pillow, that uses granny squares. Join us each week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

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Family Storytime

Tuesday, August 24, 10:30 AM.

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. You may request a Storytime Kit with items that can be used with all of our storytimes.

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Young Adult & Kids Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, August 21, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

It's time for some great deals on kids and young adult books with the added benefit of free comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Draw with Shapes

Saturday, August 21, 10:30 AM. Ages 4-8 with an adult

Grab your pencil and paper! Follow along step-by-step in an online chat as we use simple shapes to draw a scene.

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My Favorite Lines: Reading in the Garden

Friday, August 20, 3:00 PM.

Bring a meaningful passage or two from your favorite books or poems to share aloud. In the library's garden, we'll exchange ideas, talk books, and enjoy the sunshine. Please wear your mask and keep socially distanced.

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Crochet-a-Long: Sunburst Granny Square Bag

Wednesdays, August 04 - 25, 3:00 PM.

Every Wednesday in August we'll work on sunburst granny squares that we will join to create a handy bag. These squares could also be used for any project, such as a baby blanket or pillow, that uses granny squares. Join us each week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

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The Cellist by Daniel Silva

Master of international intrigue Daniel Silva follows up his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestsellers The Order, The New Girl, and The Other Woman with this riveting, action-packed tale of espionage and suspense featuring art restorer and spy …


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160 Minutes: The Race to Save the Titanic

Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 PM.

At 11:40 PM, the largest ship in the word tragically struck an iceberg. At 2:20 AM, her lights blinked out and left 2229 people thrashing in 25-degree water. Author William Hazelgrove explores the race against time that saved 710 lives and the missed opportunities that might have save 1519 more.

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Family Storytime

Tuesday, August 17, 10:30 AM.

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. You may request a Storytime Kit with items that can be used with all of our storytimes.

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Story Walk & Draw

July - August

Enjoy reading and the outdoors as a story unfolds flower by flower around the library property. Draw art to go along with the story with the provided chalk. The story walk will change throughout the summer so be sure to stop by more than once for some family fun.

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Pen & Ink Writers Group

Monday, August 16, 7:00 PM.

The Pen and Ink Writers Group gathers on the third Monday of each month to read short stories, poems or essays, all inspired by a common theme. Build up your writing skills through practice, presentation and positive critique.

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Phase Five Updates

Now that we have entered Phase Five of the Restore Illinois Coronavirus Recovery Plan, we have increased access to library services and made updates to our safety requirements. Please see our Phase Five Update for complete information.…


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Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Friday, August 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

What's better than drawing on the sidewalk on a summer day. You bring the concepts, we'll supply the chalk. Plan on one half hour, socially distanced, drawing time on the library sidewalks. Please register only one spot per group or family.

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Crochet-a-Long: Sunburst Granny Square Bag

Wednesdays, August 04 - 25, 3:00 PM.

Every Wednesday in August we'll work on sunburst granny squares that we will join to create a handy bag. These squares could also be used for any project, such as a baby blanket or pillow, that uses granny squares. Join us each week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

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Bedtime Storytime

Tuesday, August 10, 7:00 PM. Ages 12 and under.

Put on your pajamas, brush your teeth, and join us on Zoom for bedtime stories and more!

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Family Storytime

Tuesday, August 10, 10:30 AM.

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. You may request a Storytime Kit with items that can be used with all of our storytimes.

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