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By the Book 2-15

PRINCETON — Thursday, Feb. 15, 10:45 a.m., Tigers Read PHS Book Club will meet.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m., the library will host a Wellness Workshop.

Monday, Feb. 19, the library will be closed for Presidents Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m., the Youth Services story time and craft. The theme will be baby sock seal.

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m., Travel New England’s Rails and Sails at the library. Co-hosted by Experience Travel in Princeton, the program will explore the beauty of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Many are coastal sites. Some of the places are seen from a cruise boat, others by steam train. There will be two repeat programs, one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 6:30 p.m. This program is free to attend, and all are welcome.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m., the junior high book club meets.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., the library will host board game night.

The library will offer a quick and easy way to register to vote. If you are not registered to vote or have moved or changed your name since the last time you were registered, bring two forms of ID (which includes driver’s license, Social Security card, ID and/or something that shows a current address) to the library during the following days and times: Thursday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. Registration will occur at the reference desk in the center of the library. Registration materials will be filed directly with the Bureau County Clerk’s office upon completion of the registration forms.

The library recently added new DVDs to the its collection, including “The Secret Garden,” “Get Out,” “Eclipse Over America,” “Stranger Things: Season 1” and “Desert Song.” New large print books added to the library’s collection, include “One More Song to Sing” by Lindsay Harrel, “Many Sparrows” by Lori Benton and “Fools and Mortals” by Bernard Cornwell.

SPRING VALLEY — Lego Play is a new program for children ages 8-16 to create masterpieces with Legos. Legos will be provided by the library. Any child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult and will be given Duplo blocks to build with during the program, if they so desire. Please do not bring in any Legos to the program, respect the creativity of others, leave the Legos at the library, and have fun. This free program will be held once a month the third Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call the library at 815-663-4741 with any questions.

The library in Spring Valley is also collecting aluminum cans with the proceeds supporting the library and local Scouts. Cans may be dropped off at the library during its hours of operation. A large box inside the west front door is available for drop off. Cans should be tied in a plastic bag. For more information, call the library.

The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library Board of Trustees will hold meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.

WYANET — The R.A. Sapp Library’s computer classes, normally held on the first and third Thursdays at 6 p.m., will be on hiatus until further notice because of a conflict in time.

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.

The library has a book group that has been meeting for 18 years. The group meets and discusses a vast array of authors and subjects. February’s book, “The Girl Before” by JP Delaney, is a psychological thriller with many twists and turns and deals with death and deception. The group will meet next at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. The public is welcome to join.

LAMOILLE — The library will be holding two children’s book award programs on Saturday, Feb. 24. At 10:30 a.m., the library will host a Monarch Award story hour for children in grades kindergarten through third grade. The group will read several of the award-nominated titles and then vote for its favorites.

After the Monarch Award story hour, the library will host a pizza party for children in grades fourth to eighth who have read at least three books nominated for this year’s Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award. The nominees will be discussed during pizza before favorites are voted on.

BUDA — The library is open 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 — 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 — Winter Reading Olympics at the library is going on now until Feb. 28. Come get a book log and sign up to be eligible for prizes. All ages welcome.

Monday, Feb. 19, there will be no school in observance of Presidents Day. Lunch and games for kids will be provided for students at 11:30 a.m. Reservations must be made by Feb. 16.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. STEAM Club will meet at the library.

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.

PERU — Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Carol Chandler presents Orphan Trains of Northern Illinois at the library. Between 1854 and 1929, more than 250,000 homeless and orphaned children from crowded eastern U.S. cities were transported to new homes all over the country. These orphan trains, the largest child migration program in the U.S., had a significant impact on the settlement of the Midwest. Chandler’s research covers northwestern Illinois and adjoining counties in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m., the library will hoist a program about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The program will be presented by the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options and much more. Registration is required. Call the library at 815-223-0229.

Again this year, trained AARP volunteers will be at the library to prepare federal and state income returns for electronic filing. This service is for older citizens and/or those with lower incomes. No business-related tax returns. Appointments for completing returns are available Mondays and Thursdays starting Feb. 12 and ending April 6. To schedule an appointment, call the library at 815-223-0229 or stop by the library at 1409 11th St.

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