Join us downtown for the ArtsPartners Sculpture Walk!
Take a walk and hear a talk about each of the 16 sculptures displayed in 7 to 8 blocks. Tours leave at 10:00 AM so plan to arrive at the Peoria Riverfront Museum lobby about 9:45 AM. The walk takes about 1.5 hours. What a great way to breathe in some art! Families welcome!
*Registration required. Please call the library at 309.243-5716 to reserve your place.
Want to attend an adult program at the library, but not quite sure what to do with the kids?
Out Adult Swim series is the program for you! Enjoy some adult only time while the kids hang out in the children’s area supervised by our Youth Services staff.
June 14: MakerBot 101
June 21: MakerBot 102
June 28: Party Planning on a Budget
Be part of the newest book club at the Dunlap Public Library!
Do you enjoy a light and entertaining read? We do too!
We’ll meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am.
Wednesday, June 7 at 11:00
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
London 1932. Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke. She bolted from Scotland — and engagement to Fishface (Prince Stiegfriend) — for London, where she has:
a) built a fire in the hearth
b) fallen for an absolutely unsuitable Irish peer
c) made a few quid housekeeping incognita, and
d) been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son
When an arrogant Frenchman trying to swipe her family estate winds up dead in her bathtub, how can she clear her very long family name?
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, January – October at 10:00 am.
We’ll walk the trail and discuss books!
Join us on Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 am to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Graceful, moving and powerful.”
–Michael Chabon, New York Times bestselling author of Moonglow
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.
“Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden.”
To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century.
As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists.
Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.
–Barnes & Noble
Meets every other month on the 2nd Monday in January, March, May, July, September, & November @ 6:30 pm.
Love mystery & suspense? Join us on Monday evening, July 10 at 6:30!
We will be discussing The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
The first entry in the acclaimed Ruth Galloway series follows the “captivating”* archaeologist as she investigates a child’s bones found on a nearby beach, thought to be the remains of a little girl who went missing ten years before.
Forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties. She lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants—not quite earth, not quite sea. But her routine days of digging up bones and other ancient objects are harshly upended when a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach. Detective Chief Inspector Nelson calls Galloway for help, believing they are the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing a decade ago and whose abductor continues to taunt him with bizarre letters containing references to ritual sacrifice, Shakespeare, and the Bible. Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson receives a new letter—exactly like the ones about Lucy.
Is it the same killer? Or a copycat murderer, linked in some way to the site near Ruth’s remote home?
September 11 – All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
November 13 – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Creative Artists & Crafters Tackle Unfinished Stuff Club
Usually the 1st Friday of the month from 10:00 until noon (drop-in style).
Our next meeting will be on June 2!
Our challenge (if you choose to participate) is to create something humorous…something that would make someone else laugh or a least make their lips twitch into a small smile. 🙂
We provide the tables…you bring your unfinished projects to work on. Meet others to share ideas & learn new techniques!
Hope you can join us. Bring a friend!