All Libraries

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

Library District Closure Announcement

In order to help the prevention of COVID-19 and other flu-type viruses, the Library District will close until further notice, effective as of 5:00 P.M. Monday, March 16th.

Materials can still be returned in the book drops, and all fines, during the time the library is closed, will be waived. Our electronic databases, like Omni, eReadIllinois, Hoopla, and Kanopy will remain open and available. Links for all can be found on our website. Our wireless network will remain on and available.

All Programs we had planned are canceled as well across all of our branches.

If your card becomes unusable, due to overdue fines, please call us at 815-925-7020. We will make sure your card is cleared, so you can enjoy our electronic resources.

Thank you for understanding.

Hennepin

Mussels, Moonshine, & Music: Mississippi Valley Migrant Life in the Early 20th Century

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In time almost forgotten, the Midwest and upper South were once home to thousands of Americans who lived and worked on the rivers as sharecroppers, fishermen, mussel shellers, button cutters, traveling minstrels, and even moonshiners. Work was their life, and the work was hard. But though they were the backbone of industry in cities like Muscatine and Cairo, they played too, enjoying the music of Memphis and St. Louis along with their ways. Audiences will join Dennis Stroughmatt on an exciting voyage of discovery using both performances and presentations.

Telling Deere Tales: John Deere

Thursday, April 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
It will be on Facebook Live. If the library is open or still closed by this date.
You have been invited to a private board meeting and celebration of John Deere & Co. The founder of the company is retiring and handing the plow to his son Charles. John Deere reflects on the history of his self-scouring plows, shares some of his personal struggles, and then turns to the future and the great changes in agriculture that he foresees in the vision of his son who transforms the company and the future of farming. Like JohnDeere, historian and author, Brian “Fox” Ellis, covers a hundred years if agricultural history and then leads a discussion on the future of farming. Raising issues like the pros and cons of agriculture versus agribusiness, the role of technology and mechanization, the small family farm, centennial farms, and community agriculture.

Homework Helper

Hennepin

Homework Helper

Anytime during Library Hours

Starting in Hennepin this Spring. Students are welcome to work on homework at the library during library hours.

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.

Granville

May Flower Craft

Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Make toothbrush splatter flowers at the library.

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.

Putnam

Books and Brunch

A morning gathering to enjoy coffee and a light breakfast with fellow readers. First Saturday every month.

The Extraordinary Life of Orson Welles

Will be on Facebook Live!
Tuesday, April 21st
6:00 P.M.
Orson Welles was most famous-or perhaps infamous-for The War of the Worlds and Citizen Kane. But despite his almost mythical status, the real Orson Welles is all but unknown. Storyteller Tricia Kelly will put the spotlight on Mr. Welles’life and career through stories and accompanying PowerPoint to expose why Orson Welles deserves to be called a legend. 

Magnolia

Homework Helpers

Every Tuesday 3:30 – 7:00 P.M.

Every Thursday 3:30 – 6:00 P.M.

Every Saturday 9:00 – Noon

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

McNabb

Eat. Read. Social.

Third Saturday of every month 9:00 A.M. – Noon Enjoy a quick bite & coffee with your books and friends.

Homework Helpers

Every Wednesday 3:30 – 7:00 P.M.

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

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