Adult Winter Reading Challenge, February 1 – 28

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Pick up an Adult Winter Reading Challenge sheet at the library or download and print one from home!

Complete challenges by selecting and reading a book that is matched to a topic on the challenge list or by attending a program at the library!

Each challenge you complete is one entry into our prize drawing.  Complete as many or as few challenges as you wish!

Turn in your challenge sheet, with COMPLETE contact information, anytime during February.  Winners will be notified the first week in March!

Traffic Light Eating Thursday, February 22 at 6:30

  Red…yellow…green…what does it mean when you’re eating? Learn about this effective and simple way for parents to teach kids how to make their own healthy eating choices.

Planting Your Pollinator Garden Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30

  Learn which perennials, annuals, and shrubs provide the needed nectar and pollen for honey bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.  A continuous bloom time for the whole season is the goal!  Presented by University of Illinois Master Gardeners Trudy Yazujian and Ella Maxwell of the Heart of Illinois Beekeepers Association.

DPL Code Club Friday, March 9, 4:00

  We are starting a new club centered around coding for kids! The library is partnering with Prenda.co to provide an easy to use to use database to help children learn to code.  Every month kids can code together while learning at their own pace.  For children ages 8 and up. Please bring your own laptop if possible, we have a limited number available at the library for use.  

YA for All Book Club Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30

  Join in the discussion of great Young Adult titles that adult and young adult readers can enjoy! Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 PM   The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee Amazon Book Description: A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee—Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s. Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. more »

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting Thursday, March 1, 6:00 pm

Help decide what teen programs are offered at the library! Grades 7-12 Come to our monthly meeting to talk about what YOU would like to do at the library. Get involved in putting on programs, organizing service projects, talking about books, meeting excellent study buddies, and of course, eating lots of snacks!! P.S.  If you need service hours this is a great opportunity!