Throwback Thursday: Neverwhere

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman was first published.

Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. It is the …

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Virtual Bring Your Own Book Club

Friday, October 22, 3:30 PM.

Our BYO Book Club is going back online! Have a favorite book or two (or four) you'd like to share with fellow readers and librarians? Drop into our virtual book club to tell us about them!

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Book Match

Find a book you’ll love with the help of your librarians.

Answer a few quick questions about your favorite reading experiences and we’ll get to work on a personalized book recommendation just for you. Once we’re sure we have a great suggestion for you, you’ll receive a message letting you know that your book is ready to pick up or download.

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Closed for Repair

Due to an emergency plumbing issue, we’ve been forced to close the building for repairs. We’re hoping to be able to open tomorrow, 09/23, but please check back before visiting.…

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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

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Harvest Moon and Star Theater

Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 PM.

Take a peek through our telescopes at the beautiful October full moon. We'll discuss basic star and planet identification and, if the skies are clear, look for Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus!

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Crochet a Tapestry Basket

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

Each Wednesday in October we'll learn tapestry crochet to create a pumpkin basket using Desert Blossom Crafts' Pumkin Basket pattern.  Join us every week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

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2022 Lincoln Award Winners

Each year, teachers, students, and librarians throughout Illinois nominate adult and young adult books to be voted on by students. The twenty books that receive the most votes are given the Lincoln Award, encouraging teens to read for pleasure and …

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Family Storytime

Tuesday, October 19, 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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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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Thirteen Dark Nights: The Big Combo

Monday, October 18, 7:00 PM.

Whether you’re a private eye or a femme fatale, join us on our Facebook page Mondays at 7:00 PM this fall for a series of thirteen online screenings of classic Film Noir movies. This week, The Big Combo starring Cornel Wilde.

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Read an Ebook Day

September 18th is Read an Ebook Day! Be a part of the festivities by checking out an ebook using the Libby App from Overdrive. Share what you’re reading and stories about why you love ebooks by using the hashtag #EbookLove …

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Criterion Collection: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Each week we’re recommending a movie from film lover’s favorite home video company, Criterion. The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality with supplemental …

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides you with unbiased reports on a variety of products. For over 80 years, Consumer Reports has provided product testing and ratings, research, and investigative journalism to help you to make better, …

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Fall Trivia Challenge for All Ages

If you missed out on participating in the Family Fun Night: Trivia Challenge on September 15th, here’s your chance to try your brain at answering the questions. Until the end of September, the trivia questions will be “live” and available …

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Throwback Thursday: It

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, It by Stephen King was first published.

It’s a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry, the haunting is real.

In 1958, the small town of Derry, Maine, …

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My Favorite Lines: Reading in the Garden

Friday, October 15, 3:30 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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