Cooking with Hoopla! Tuesday, June 14 @ 10:00am


We’re combining the joy of cooking and the excellent availability of culinary titles using your free Hoopla account accessed with your library card and pin number!

Join us as we discuss Foil Packet Cookbook by Lisa Benjamin

Want the perfect camping cookbook?

Lisa Benjamin has crafted the ideal camping recipe book for your camping needs. Sit down and enjoy all of these robust foil packet recipes from the comfort of your tent.

These are the camping recipes you’ve been dreaming of!

  – Amazon

We’ll be talking about the book and sharing our experiences with any of the recipes that we’ve tried from the title. 

Email for a Zoom meeting invite.

If you need help using Hoopla, please call the library for assistance at 309.243.5716.


Page Turners Book Club Thursday, June 2, 1:00p


This discussion will be in-person at the library!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.


July 7 –  The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah 


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Cozy Little Book Club Wednesday, June 1, 11:00a


Do you enjoy a light and entertaining read?  We do too!

We usually meet on the first Wednesday of every month.

This discussion will be a Zoom meeting.  Please email for a meeting invite registration.

A Lack of Temperance by Anna Loan-Wilsey

On the eve of the heated presidential election of 1892, Miss Hattie Davish arrives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a scenic resort town where those without the scent of whiskey on their breath have the plight of temperance on their tongues. Summoned for her services as a private secretary, Hattie is looking forward to exploring the hills, indulging her penchant for botany–and getting to know the town’s handsome doctor. But it’s hard to get her job done with her employer nowhere to be found. . .

An army of unassuming women wielding hatchets have descended on the quiet Ozark village, destroying every saloon in their path–and leaving more than a few enemies in their wake. So when their beloved leader, Mother Trevelyan, is murdered, it’s easy to point fingers. Now that she’s working for a dead woman, Hattie turns to her trusty typewriter to get to the truth. And as she follows a trail of cryptic death threats, she’ll come face to face with a killer far more dangerous than the Demon Rum. . .

 – Amazon

July 6 – Death Bee Comes Her by Nancy Coco


Walk-n-Talk Book Club Thursday, May 26, 9:45a


Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, January – October. 

Our next discussion will be on Thursday, May 26 at 9:45 am.  

We will gather in the library parking lot and then walk the trail* for about 45 minutes while we discuss The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green.

*Weather permitting. If the weather is not cooperating then we will be meeting via Zoom. 

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar.

Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity. As a species, we are both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough, a paradox that came into sharp focus as we faced a global pandemic that both separated us and bound us together.

– Amazon

June 23 – World of Wonders by Aimee Nexhukumatathil