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By the Book 10-12

PRINCETON — Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., Bill Jamerson’s musical history program, “Up in the UP.”

Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Health Happens Expo: Local vendors and service providers will be present throughout the library to offer information and help. Done in partnership with the Patient Innovation Center, a nonprofit organization that helps families make informed decisions about health care and health coverage.

Monday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., Monday Movie: After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors, an airplane designer, tries to make a flyable plane from the wreckage.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services story time and craft. The theme will be fall leaves.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m., junior high book club discussion.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 10:45 a.m., Tigers Read PHS Book Club will meet.

Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m., sewing machine cleaning day. Sign-up in advance is required.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., Birds of Prey Presentation: Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center presents a live bird educational program along with a number of tabletop displays.

The library recently added new nonfiction books to the library collection, including “The Odyssey of Echo Company,” by Doug Stanton, “What is it All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man,” by Art Garfunkel and “Unshakeable Trust: Find the Joy of Trusting God at All Times, in All Things,” by Joyce Meyer.

SPRING VALLEY — Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the children’s library will have Lego Play, which is a new program for children ages 8-16 to create masterpieces with Legos. The Legos will be provided by the library. Any child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult and will be given Duplo blocks to build with during the program, if they so desire. Patrons are asked not to bring in any Legos to the program, respect the creativity of others, leave the Legos at the library and have fun. This free program will be held once a month. Call the library at 815-663-4741 for questions.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m., the children’s library will host a free Halloween party. Children are not required to wear a costume, but they may if they so desire. There will be games, bingo and refreshments throughout the evening.

The library is collecting aluminum cans with the proceeds supporting the library and local scouts. Cans may be dropped off at the library during its hours of operation. A large box inside the west front door is available for drop off. Cans should be tied in a plastic bag. For more information, call the library.

WYANET — The Wyanet library’s 2nd Thursday@the Library program will be held Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. The event will tell tales and tidbits about the First Ladies of the White House.

Wyanet’s own, Cindy Martin, will regale us with interesting info on the first ladies, from Eleanor Roosevelt thru Pat Nixon and possibly beyond. Come hear about the ladies behind the most powerful men in the world and grab some delectable refreshments.

Need help with your computer? The library has a computer class on the first and third Thursdays of the month starting at 6 p.m. Ethan Sproul and James Smith bring their techie knowledge to the library for all to parse. The next computer class will be Thursday, Oct. 19.

LAMOILLE — Friday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Bureau County Health Department will hold a flu vaccine clinic at the library. Call the library for details at 815-638-2356.

Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m., the library will host a children’s Halloween story hour. Show off your Halloween costumes and join the librarians for stories, snacks and fun.

BUDA — The library is open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; closed Thursday; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and closed Sunday.

WALNUT  The library is asking patrons to donate empty ink cartridges and old cell phones. The library is able to recycle them for cash.

DEPUE — On the second Tuesday of every month, the library hosts blood pressure and blood sugar screenings for free. The screenings are administered by St. Margaret’s Health from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

TISKILWA — On the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m., the library’s book club for adults meets.

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the library hosts a yoga class, where participants enjoy camaraderie with others and are challenged mentally and physically. Cost is $5 per person.

BUREAU — The Leepertown Township Public Library is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library has computers for patron usage, as well as copier, scanning and fax services. Call 815-659-3283 for information. (The fax number is the same as the phone number).

LADD — The library sponsors an adult coloring club on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult card club is on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

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