All Libraries

Please view each of our locations’ programs below. Call us with questions or concerns.

Closed Staff Meeting

Friday, October 18th  @ 1:00 P.M.

We will be closed at 1:00 P.M. for a Staff Meeting for the remainder of the day. We will reopen Saturday, October 19th @ 9:00 A.M.

Closed Columbus Day

Monday, October 14th

We will be closed all day for Columbus Day. We will reopen Tuesday, October 15th @ 9:00 A.M.


Fall Prevention/ Blood Pressure Checks

Wednesday, October 16th @ 2:00 P.M.

Liberty Village Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living of Peru will be here to do Fall Prevention and Free Blood Pressure Checks at the library.

Rescheduled to a later date.

Hennepin Steel Mill

Thursday, October 10th @ 6:00 P.M.

Mike O’Connor will be at the library to go over the history of Hennepin’s Steel Mill or to some Big Blue. Learn the operations, the different companies that came in, and the culture of the Steel Mill in this presentation.

Lizzy Borden

Thursday, October 3rd @ 6:30 P.M.

In 1892 a young woman named Lizzie Borden found herself the accused murderer of her father and stepmother. Although she was acquitted of all charges, rumor mills and gossipmongers relentlessly pursued her the rest of her life. In this presentation, Tricia hopes to peel away decades of hearsay, misinformation, and media lies to reveal the real Lizzie Borden of Fall River.

Hands on Science Makey Makey

Thursday, September 26th

4:00 P.M. & 6:00 P.M.

Introduction to Makey Makey. An everyone electronic invention hand-operated controller that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. This program is provided in part from the IEEE Chicago Section Grant.

Hennepin Story Time

Hennepin Story Time

Every Thursday @ 3:30pm

Join us for story time in Hennepin. For children 2 – 5 years of age.
Read.  Craft.  Play.


Halloween Crafts


Saturday, October 19th @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

You will be able to choose from paper plate spiders, ghosts in windows and cotton ball ghosts.

Tri-County Opportunities

Tuesday, October 8th @ 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Vanessa Hoffeditz will be discussing all the programs that Tri-County Opportunities has to offer.

Special Effects Make-Up

Saturday, October 5th @1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

In time for Halloween. A special effects make-up demonstration be prepared for gruesome, creepy, and gory make-up. May not be suitable for our younger patrons.

Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion Group

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of every month. No assigned book to read.
Group directed. Instead share your own insights, opinions, and views.
Make recommendations. Please join us and share!

Preschool Story Times

Preschool Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 11:00 A.M.

Stop in for stories, crafts, activities and more!
For children 2 – 5 years of age.

Wee Ones

Wee Ones

Every Thursday at 10am

30 minutes of stories and songs!
Ideal for little ones under 3 years of age.


Books and Brunch

A morning gathering to enjoy coffee and a light breakfast with fellow readers.

Wood Carving

Saturday, September 21st @ 10:30 A.M.

Leon Gass will be teaching the art of wood carving.


Homework Helpers

Every Tuesday & Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Kids have the opportunity to do their homework at the library with others during the school year.

Illinois Trappers Association

Tuesday, September 24th @ 6:30 P.M.

Joe McCall will show how to hunt a variety of animals. What is legal to catch and what is not? Game tasting will be provided.

The Pontiac Trail Route 66

Thursday, September 26th @ 6:30 P.M.

Larry McClellan will be discussing parts of his book. The Pontaic Trail & Route 66 and the Chicago to St. Louis Roads.

Crash Reconstruction

Saturday, October 5th @ 10:30 A.M.

Illinois State Police Officer Jonathon Keeker will be here to discuss a crash reconstruction.

Adult Movie Night

Tuesday, October 10th @ 6:00 P.M.

Sweet Home Alabama will be playing. Snacks will be provided.

Lego Building

Saturday, October 12th @ 10:00 A.M.

Build with Legos at the library.

Marydale Stewart & Friends

Tuesday, October 15th @ 6:30 P.M.
An evening of poetry,
ballads, and music.

Poet and novelist Marydale Stewart will read selections of her work,
singer/songwriter Sam Barbour will play guitar and sing old-fashioned
favorites, and Jon McCutchan will
perform the dramatic ballads of Robert Service and other poets.

Story Hour


First Saturday of the month @ 10:00 A.M.

First Saturday of the month a guest reader comes in.


Movie Night

Wednesday, October 16th @ 5:30 P.M.

Watch a movie at the library third Wednesday every month. Snacks will be provided. This month is Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Homework Helpers

Every Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Kids have the opportunity to do their homework at the library with others during the school year.

Books and Brunch


Second Saturday of the month.
A morning gathering to enjoy coffee and
a light breakfast with fellow readers.