Events

June 28, 2017
  • Preschool Story Time

    June 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Story Time encourages imagination, curiosity, and play. Children experience creative learning through books, music, movement, and more. Siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime follows each session. Registration is requested and may be made by calling Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5. There is no charge for this class

  • Camp Half-Blood

    June 28, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pmYouth Services, Lower Level

    Calling all Percy Jackson fans! Do you have powers you can’t explain? Do you sometimes find yourself speaking Greek? Come to our Demigod Camp and discover your Greek god or goddess parent, participate in training sessions for your quest, and more. Registration required and may be made by contacting the library at 815-223-0229 ext 5. or stop by Youth Services.

June 29, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggle for Children 1 to 3 Years

    June 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Through this class, families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follows each session. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up. There is no charge for this class.

  • iPhone Camera with Rodney

    June 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Rodney Tennison is back teaching, this time teaching iPhone/IPad users to use their iPhone/iPad camera. Learn the basics of picture taking, lighting, cropping, zooming, sharing, and more.

  • Chapter Book Explores Book Club

    June 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Participants should be ready to read or already reading chapter books. Kids explore different chapter book series and hands on activity each week. Readers should bring a favorite chapter book they have read to the first meeting. Each reader will have an opportunity to tell what they liked about the book! Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

July 1, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    An informal weekly gathering of knitters, crocheters and others at the Peru Library. Doesn't matter if you are beginner or master, all are welcome.

July 3, 2017
  • Picture This! Book Club

    July 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Each week similar themed picture books will be explored with an activity. Although some supplies will be provided by the library, children will be provided a suggested supply list to enhance their creative project. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

  • Wiggles and Giggles for Children 1-3 Years

    July 3, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follow each session. Call Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

July 4, 2017
  • Library Closed - Independence Day

    July 4, 2017Peru Public Library

    The library is closed in observance of Independence Day. We resume our regular hours on the 5th of July

July 5, 2017
  • Preschool Story Time

    July 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Story Time encourages imagination, curiosity, and play. Children experience creative learning through books, music, movement, and more. Siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime follows each session. Registration is requested and may be made by calling Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5. There is no charge for this class

July 6, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggle for Children 1 to 3 Years

    July 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Through this class, families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follows each session. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up. There is no charge for this class.

  • Chapter Book Explores Book Club

    July 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Participants should be ready to read or already reading chapter books. Kids explore different chapter book series and hands on activity each week. Readers should bring a favorite chapter book they have read to the first meeting. Each reader will have an opportunity to tell what they liked about the book! Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

July 7, 2017
  • Teen Game Night

    July 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmMain Library

    Get Your Game On! We’ve got XBox 360, PS2, PS3, Wii, 5 Gaming Screens, 10 PCs for Interactive Game Play, Board Games, Super Smash Bros, Just Dance, DDR, Guitar Hero. Bring a teen rated game, we’ll play it! Teen Game Night is held on the 1st Friday of every month, is open to ages 12-18, and is a free program.

July 8, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    An informal weekly gathering of knitters, crocheters and others at the Peru Library. Doesn't matter if you are beginner or master, all are welcome.

July 10, 2017
  • Picture This! Book Club

    July 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Each week similar themed picture books will be explored with an activity. Although some supplies will be provided by the library, children will be provided a suggested supply list to enhance their creative project. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

  • Tech Savvy Teens

    July 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    We film & take photos and set up gaming & audio visual equipment at teen library events. We also assist with the library’s teen facebook page, help create flyers, and create skits for promotional library videos. Snacks are always provided.
    We meet twice a month on Mondays in the library meeting room from 3:30 – 4:45. New members are always welcome.

  • Wiggles and Giggles for Children 1-3 Years

    July 10, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follow each session. Call Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

July 11, 2017
  • Color Me Calm

    July 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    Miss coloring? Listen to your inner child and relax. Drop by between 10 and 12 for coloring, coffee and companionship the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month. Coffee, coloring sheets, and colored pens and pencils will be provided. Color Me Calm is held in the library's meeting room on the lower level. This program is for adults only.

  • Bounces and Tickles for Babies Birth to 1 Year

    July 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Join us for lap bounces, lifts, songs, and finger plays designed to stimulate babies birth to 12 months. Fun ways to use music, shakers, scarves, and books with babies are demonstrated. Bring a small baby blanket for floor activities. Stay after to enjoy the new board book collection and meet other parents. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

  • Doggie Tales

    July 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Ms. Julie and Ruby are back! Help your child gain confidence in reading by reading to Ruby, a certified therapy dog. Kids read to Ruby for 5-10 minutes. Non-readers may also participate by telling Ruby a story from pictures. Stay after reading and Ruby will do tricks with you. Register by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5. An adult must attend with the child.

  • Nail Art Club for 9-12 Year Olds

    July 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Session 1: June 20 & 27; Session 2: July 11 & 18
    Learn the basics of creating cool nail art designs as you follow along with the design of the week! Space is limited to four participants. Kids should come with unpolished nails. Participants may sign up for one or both days in the session. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

  • 20 & 30 Something Book Club

    July 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    In your 20s or 30s and love to read? Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm to discuss the book of the month. All are welcome to attend.

July 12, 2017
  • Preschool Story Time

    July 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Story Time encourages imagination, curiosity, and play. Children experience creative learning through books, music, movement, and more. Siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime follows each session. Registration is requested and may be made by calling Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5. There is no charge for this class

  • Behaviors and Communication - Alzheimer's Program

    July 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amLibrary reading area

    Communication becomes more difficult as Alzheimer's progresses. Leading to frustration and confusion, resulting in behaviors that are difficult for caregivers to understand and manage. Hosted by the Peru Library, this program introduces caregivers, family members and friends to skills and strategies improving communication. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter. All are welcome.

July 13, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggle for Children 1 to 3 Years

    July 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Through this class, families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follows each session. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up. There is no charge for this class.

  • Chapter Book Explores Book Club

    July 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Participants should be ready to read or already reading chapter books. Kids explore different chapter book series and hands on activity each week. Readers should bring a favorite chapter book they have read to the first meeting. Each reader will have an opportunity to tell what they liked about the book! Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

  • Board Meeting

    July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmLibrary meeting room

    The meeting of Peru Public Library Board of Trustees

July 14, 2017
  • Anime Manga Appreciation Club

    July 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    The Teen Anime Manga Club meets at 3:30 on the 2nd Friday of the month in the lower level of the library. We discuss everything otaku, share original mangas, watch new anime, play Yu-Gi-Oh & Pokemon, & help plan the Peru Library annual Animinicon. New members are always welcome.

July 15, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    An informal weekly gathering of knitters, crocheters and others at the Peru Library. Doesn't matter if you are beginner or master, all are welcome.

July 17, 2017
  • Up-cycle Fashion Camp

    July 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    For kids entering 4th–5th grade, this 5 day camp will explore ways to up-cycle fashion! Make something old totally new again by re-designing old jewelry, bags, purses, belts, and clothes. Students are expected to attend each day. A supply list will be provided at registration. Camp facilitated by Ms. Lynn, Ms. Deanna & Ms. Viktoriya. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5. or stopping by Youth Services. There is no fee for this camp.

  • Tech Savvy Teens

    July 17, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    We film & take photos and set up gaming & audio visual equipment at teen library events. We also assist with the library’s teen facebook page, help create flyers, and create skits for promotional library videos. Snacks are always provided.
    We meet twice a month on Mondays in the library meeting room from 3:30 – 4:45. New members are always welcome.

  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Support Group

    July 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    The Illinois Valley Alzheimers group meets monthly at the Peru Library on the 3rd Monday. All are welcome to attend the group.

  • Wiggles and Giggles for Children 1-3 Years

    July 17, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follow each session. Call Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

July 18, 2017
  • Bounces and Tickles for Babies Birth to 1 Year

    July 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Join us for lap bounces, lifts, songs, and finger plays designed to stimulate babies birth to 12 months. Fun ways to use music, shakers, scarves, and books with babies are demonstrated. Bring a small baby blanket for floor activities. Stay after to enjoy the new board book collection and meet other parents. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

  • Doggie Tales

    July 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Ms. Julie and Ruby are back! Help your child gain confidence in reading by reading to Ruby, a certified therapy dog. Kids read to Ruby for 5-10 minutes. Non-readers may also participate by telling Ruby a story from pictures. Stay after reading and Ruby will do tricks with you. Register by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5. An adult must attend with the child.

  • Up-cycle Fashion Camp

    July 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    For kids entering 4th–5th grade, this 5 day camp will explore ways to up-cycle fashion! Make something old totally new again by re-designing old jewelry, bags, purses, belts, and clothes. Students are expected to attend each day. A supply list will be provided at registration. Camp facilitated by Ms. Lynn, Ms. Deanna & Ms. Viktoriya. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5. or stopping by Youth Services. There is no fee for this camp.

  • Nail Art Club for 9-12 Year Olds

    July 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Session 1: June 20 & 27; Session 2: July 11 & 18
    Learn the basics of creating cool nail art designs as you follow along with the design of the week! Space is limited to four participants. Kids should come with unpolished nails. Participants may sign up for one or both days in the session. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

July 19, 2017
  • Preschool Story Time

    July 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Story Time encourages imagination, curiosity, and play. Children experience creative learning through books, music, movement, and more. Siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime follows each session. Registration is requested and may be made by calling Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5. There is no charge for this class

  • Up-cycle Fashion Camp

    July 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    For kids entering 4th–5th grade, this 5 day camp will explore ways to up-cycle fashion! Make something old totally new again by re-designing old jewelry, bags, purses, belts, and clothes. Students are expected to attend each day. A supply list will be provided at registration. Camp facilitated by Ms. Lynn, Ms. Deanna & Ms. Viktoriya. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5. or stopping by Youth Services. There is no fee for this camp.

  • KidZ Flix: Zootopia

    July 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmMain Floor Reading Area

    The library gets wild with this 2016 Disney comedy about a world without humans. You’ll roar with laughter at an unlikely pair of adversaries that must get along to solve a crime. Children not yet completed 2nd grade must be accompanied by an adult. Families may bring a snack to enjoy during the movie. Movie running time is approximately 80 minutes and the movie begins promptly at 1:00pm. Registration for this free movie is appreciated and may be made by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5.

July 20, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggle for Children 1 to 3 Years

    July 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Through this class, families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follows each session. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up. There is no charge for this class.

  • Up-cycle Fashion Camp

    July 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    For kids entering 4th–5th grade, this 5 day camp will explore ways to up-cycle fashion! Make something old totally new again by re-designing old jewelry, bags, purses, belts, and clothes. Students are expected to attend each day. A supply list will be provided at registration. Camp facilitated by Ms. Lynn, Ms. Deanna & Ms. Viktoriya. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5. or stopping by Youth Services. There is no fee for this camp.

  • Teens Talk Books

    July 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 in the library meeting room and talk about plenty of books. We choose one (sometimes two) for the book of the month. Snacks are always provided and new members are always welcome.

  • Chapter Book Explores Book Club

    July 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Participants should be ready to read or already reading chapter books. Kids explore different chapter book series and hands on activity each week. Readers should bring a favorite chapter book they have read to the first meeting. Each reader will have an opportunity to tell what they liked about the book! Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

July 21, 2017
  • Up-cycle Fashion Camp

    July 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    For kids entering 4th–5th grade, this 5 day camp will explore ways to up-cycle fashion! Make something old totally new again by re-designing old jewelry, bags, purses, belts, and clothes. Students are expected to attend each day. A supply list will be provided at registration. Camp facilitated by Ms. Lynn, Ms. Deanna & Ms. Viktoriya. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5. or stopping by Youth Services. There is no fee for this camp.

  • Animinicon

    July 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmMain Library

    Come join us for Peru Public Library’s biggest event of the year, Animinicon! Animinicon is an anime/manga and Japanese culture & cosplay appreciation event held once a year. 2017 marks our 10th year running. Every year we strive to improve our event as much as possible to make it an awesome experience for all of you!

    There’s going to be tons of stuff to do, free food, & prizes! Come in cosplay or just as yourself, either way come enjoy a fun filled night full of anime, cosplay, dancing, gaming, and much more! Cosplay isn’t limited to just anime & manga, feel free to wear/bring cosplay from videogames, movies, tv shows, webcomics, etc!

    Things to experience:
    * Otaku Mix – Anime Music Session
    * Cosplay Competition! (for prizes)
    * Challenges/Games for prizes
    * Video gaming (including Dance Dance Revolution, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and more!)
    * Free food! Including Ramen & Pocky
    * Manga lounging area
    * Anime art displays with work by local artists
    * Rave/Dance!

July 22, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    An informal weekly gathering of knitters, crocheters and others at the Peru Library. Doesn't matter if you are beginner or master, all are welcome.

July 24, 2017
  • Picture This! Book Club

    July 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Each week similar themed picture books will be explored with an activity. Although some supplies will be provided by the library, children will be provided a suggested supply list to enhance their creative project. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

  • Wiggles and Giggles for Children 1-3 Years

    July 24, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follow each session. Call Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

July 25, 2017
  • Color Me Calm

    July 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLibrary meeting room

    Miss coloring? Listen to your inner child and relax. Drop by between 10 and 12 for coloring, coffee and companionship the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month. Coffee, coloring sheets, and colored pens and pencils will be provided. Color Me Calm is held in the library's meeting room on the lower level. This program is for adults only.

  • Bounces and Tickles for Babies Birth to 1 Year

    July 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Join us for lap bounces, lifts, songs, and finger plays designed to stimulate babies birth to 12 months. Fun ways to use music, shakers, scarves, and books with babies are demonstrated. Bring a small baby blanket for floor activities. Stay after to enjoy the new board book collection and meet other parents. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

  • Doggie Tales

    July 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Ms. Julie and Ruby are back! Help your child gain confidence in reading by reading to Ruby, a certified therapy dog. Kids read to Ruby for 5-10 minutes. Non-readers may also participate by telling Ruby a story from pictures. Stay after reading and Ruby will do tricks with you. Register by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5. An adult must attend with the child.

July 26, 2017
  • Preschool Story Time

    July 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Story Time encourages imagination, curiosity, and play. Children experience creative learning through books, music, movement, and more. Siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime follows each session. Registration is requested and may be made by calling Youth Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5. There is no charge for this class

July 27, 2017
  • Rules of the Road - Illinois Secretary of State

    July 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amLibrary meeting room

    Scott explains the Rules of the Road. The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam.

  • Wiggles and Giggle for Children 1 to 3 Years

    July 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Through this class, families engage in the fun of finger plays, movement, and music. Although best for children ages 1-3, siblings are welcome to attend. Playtime activities follows each session. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up. There is no charge for this class.

  • Chapter Book Explores Book Club

    July 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Participants should be ready to read or already reading chapter books. Kids explore different chapter book series and hands on activity each week. Readers should bring a favorite chapter book they have read to the first meeting. Each reader will have an opportunity to tell what they liked about the book! Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229 x 5.

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