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By the Book 3-22

PRINCETON — Celebrated annually in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Throughout March, the Princeton Public Library will present programs, films and a special art display featuring local and national contributions by women.

Thursday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., game night.

Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., Monday Movie: The story of the former British Prime Minister as she reflects on her life.

Tuesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services story time and craft. Messy craft day.

Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m., the library will host a music jam.

Thursday, March 29, 6:30 p.m., Remember Indian Creek: A presentation by author Heinz-Dietrich Suppan, who tells the story of several settlers who were looking to start a new life along Indian Creek in the 1800s. Suppan spent more than two years researching the material and visited with a descendant of two sisters who were the only survivors of the Indian Creek Massacre. The book includes maps and photographs from the era, plus modern day photographs that show artifacts. A bibliography of sources should prove useful for those wanting to do their own research.

“Remember Indian Creek” will be sold after the presentation. Suppan has taught German and history classes at a variety of schools. He currently teaches at Marquette Academy and Joliet Junior College and lives with his wife, Leslie, in Ottawa.

SPRING VALLEY — Mark the calendar for a Rules of the Road review course at the library on Friday, April 6 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program is free and can help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal exam. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations, and also provides information on the vision screening. Call the library at 815-663-4741 to register or stop by the library at 215 E. Cleveland St.

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.

OHIO — The Ohio Public Library will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m., in the library. After all the eggs are found, there will be treats and some craft activities.

BUDA — The library is open from 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 — Walnut Public Library has a new display in its showcase. Gene Henrikson has brought in some of his blacksmith items, along with storyboards displaying the process of creating each item. Stop in and take a look.

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 — Monday, March 26, 11 a.m., Makerspace Table.

Tuesday, March 27, 2 p.m., story hour for all ages.

Thursday, March 29, 2 p.m., craft club.

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 — 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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