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By the Book 9-14

PRINCETON Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m., Jean Lawton will lead an i-Phone/i-Pad photography class using the free photo editing app “Be Funky.” Be Funky offers loads of fun editing effects, including ones to turn your photos into cartoons, oil paintings or pop art. It includes hundreds of graphic images and fonts to include in custom layouts. The program will also teach basic functions such as taking photos, editing them and attaching them to email and text messages. If time allows, the group will also explore Instagram.

Monday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., Monday Movie: A famous detective and his assistant thwart terrorist attacks in this 2011 sequel to a popular movie series.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services story time and craft.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Recollections of work done on Stars Wars and other movie projects with Peter Wentworth-Shields. Using examples from movies he has worked on, such as “Star Wars,” “Clockwork Orange,” “Captain Nemo” and “The Little Prince,” he will explain to participants what it was like to work in motion picture art departments 40 to 50 years ago. Computers back then were as big as houses and artists made use of blueprints and scale models, as well as back projection and stop motion to create special effects.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3:45 p.m., Junior High Book Club discussion.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., the library will host its third annual author fair. Meet over 20 local authors and participate in writing related programming.

SPRING VALLEY Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., the Melikin Puppets will return to the library to present “Dragon Feathers!” Merlin, the world’s foremost authority on dragons, leads the cast through three classic dragon tales and invites selected members of the audience to participate in an authentic Chinese dragon dance. This program is free and for all ages. This program is supported by a grant from OmniArts.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the children’s library will host a pirate party in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Pirate stories will be read along with crafts, games and snacks during the hour.

Starting September, the adult library will have an activity tables for individuals to participate in while at the library. There will be jigsaw puzzles, coloring pages and other puzzles. Supplies will be provided by the library.

WYANET The library is starting up its program season for the 2017-18 year. This year, the library is adding a class for budding authors. On the second Tuesday of each month, the library will be sponsoring a self-publishing class.

The library also features night computer classes with Ethan Sproul and James Smith of TestPoint II Technologies. These classes meet on the first and third Thursdays each month at 6 p.m. The classes are learning about Windows 10. There is one Windows 10 computer with available WI-FI for personal laptops.

OHIO Monday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m., the library will host the University of Illinois Extension for their program “Mindful Eating.”  Interested individuals should contact the library to sign up at 815-376-5422 by Saturday, Sept. 16.

LAMOILLE The library has many new titles to choose from. However, if it doesn’t have an item you’re looking for, ask the librarian if she can order them for you through interlibrary loan.

Want to join the fun of choosing a book award? If you are in Grades 4-8, you are eligible to read Rebecca Caudill Award nominees and have the opportunity to choose the winner from 20 nominees. Ask your librarian for details.

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.

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