Local Author Fair
Saturday, March 9 th  from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

We invite you to meet and greet local adult and children’s authors, have a chance to purchase books, and have them signed.  

Don’t miss this chance to mingle with our published writing community!

A full author list can be found online .

March 11th, 10:00 a.m.

Calm your mind and body though guided meditation with certified teacher Isabel Raci. 

Includes gentle yoga, so bring a mat or pillow. 
Chairs will be provided.

March 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Learn how to navigate, use the task manager, manage your files, and more with Microsoft's latest operating system.

Join a book club!

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, March 8th, 10 a.m.
The Secret, Book, and Scone Society
- Ellery Adams

Book Buzz
Tuesday, March 12th, 7 p.m.
Emergency Contact
- Mary H.K. Choi

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.

March 6th, 6:00 p.m.
Grades 9-12

A Illinois Student Assistance Commission representative will do a 45 minute presentation about next steps after filing FAFSA and then will be available from 6:45-8:00 pm to answer questions or to help parents and students one on one.

March 11th, 4:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Future engineers will explore, experiment, and create.

March 8th, 12:30 p.m.
Ages 2 - 4

Getting messy has never been so much fun.

Stop in any time between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for your toddler to create a mini masterpiece with your help.

March 9th, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 3 - 5

Welcome to the wonderfully imaginative world of art. Kids will have fun while exploring art through a different medium each month.

All supplies provided.

March 11th, 10:00 a.m.
Ages 2 - 4

Come and celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring with a dance party at the library! Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get your groove on with an assortment of instruments and props at this interactive program.

Remember to Spring Forward this Sunday!
A Death of No Importance
(Jane Prescott Series, #1)
by Mariah Fredericks

Submitted by Lynn M.
Better than average period mystery. The main character is believable, and real events and facts of life in the Gilded Age are written in naturally, which makes the setting feel more immediate. I like how she wraps the story up, looking back decades later. Really looking forward to the next one!

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Submitted by Terri S.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, a kindly, caring Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. By now, considering this book was published in 2005, I think just about everyone has read it but me; a testament to the magic of good books, resting on library shelves just waiting for us to discover them.
The audiobook is pure gold, masterfully narrated Alan Corduner. A gorgeous story, deservedly earning a spot as one of my top favorite books of all time.

The Lowland
by Jhumpa Lahiri

Submitted by Joanne C.
This sweeping, lyrical novel is set alternately between Calcutta and Rhode Island. A moving story about two brothers raised in a very close family whose lives end up following different courses. One brother is involved in India's politics and the other a scholar whose education takes him to the United States. It has family conflict and the lifelong devotion of the one brother to his brother's widow and her child who he raises as his own. Rich descriptions of the Indian culture are very good, the story itself, altogether formidable and beautiful. A must read!

The Friendship War
by Andrew Clements

Submitted by Kelly F.
Grace is the new owner of boxes and boxes of old buttons scavenged from her grandfather’s factory renovation project. She never dreamed that these buttons would start an all-consuming fad and trade war at school. Grace also never dreamed that the button craze would cause her best friend Ellie to wage war on their friendship. Grace navigates button supply and demand, a blossoming friendship with Hank, and certain consequences of the button trade. An enjoyable read that shows the challenges, and the good stuff, of friendship!
(New Children’s Fiction)