Events

November 12, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 12, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    November 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Caregivers & babies not yet walking enjoy a first group experience and enjoy books, lap bounces, songs, and lifts. Open playtime and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

  • Teen Writer's Club

    November 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pmLibrary Meeting Room

  • 20 & 30 Something Book Club

    November 12, 2019 @ 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.

November 13, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 13, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Kids & caregivers experience the fun of stories, music, movement, and make-and-take activities. Open play and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

November 14, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 14, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    November 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 amMain Library with activities to follow in Youth Services

    A free and fun interactive class for children 1-3 years old. Caregivers and children join in the fun of music and movement combined with the use of shakers, bells, scarves and more. Each class is themed around a short story. Art and make and take crafts along with sensory, dramatic and other play and learn activities follow each session. Older and younger siblings are welcome to attend. Enjoy the flexibility of coming when you can and we understand when families cannot attend.

    Initital registration is appreciated and is made by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5.

  • Board Meeting

    November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmLibrary meeting room

    The meeting of Peru Public Library Board of Trustees

November 15, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 15, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

November 16, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 16, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 16, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Peruvian Purlers

    November 16, 2019 @ 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.

November 17, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 17, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 17, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

November 18, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 18, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 18, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Support Group

    November 18, 2019 @ 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.

November 19, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 19, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 19, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Rules of the Road Class

    November 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amLibrary Meeting Room

    Staff from the Illinois Secretary of State's office are here for the second of two Rules of the Road training sessions. This class all are invited to this free class.

  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    November 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Caregivers & babies not yet walking enjoy a first group experience and enjoy books, lap bounces, songs, and lifts. Open playtime and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

  • Brick Builder's Club for kids 5-12 years

    November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Come for an evening of brick building with Lego's® on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. There is no fee to be in this club. Builders 5-12 years enjoy themed building challenges each session or can build their own designs. Kids build from 6-6:45 pm and each builder can present his/her design to the club members beginning at 6:45 pm. Lego® bricks are provided. Please do not bring Lego® bricks or figures from home. Lego designs remain on display for at least 1 week. Call 815-223-0229 to make an initial registration. Walk-ins welcome.

November 20, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 20, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 20, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    November 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Kids & caregivers experience the fun of stories, music, movement, and make-and-take activities. Open play and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

November 21, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 21, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 21, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 amMain Library with activities to follow in Youth Services

    A free and fun interactive class for children 1-3 years old. Caregivers and children join in the fun of music and movement combined with the use of shakers, bells, scarves and more. Each class is themed around a short story. Art and make and take crafts along with sensory, dramatic and other play and learn activities follow each session. Older and younger siblings are welcome to attend. Enjoy the flexibility of coming when you can and we understand when families cannot attend.

    Initital registration is appreciated and is made by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5.

  • Teens Talk Books

    November 21, 2019 @ 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.

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Ruby

    November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Kids practice reading out loud to Ruby, Ms. Julie's certified therapy dog. Children read to Ruby for 5-10 minutes and must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-readers may tell Ruby a story.
    Registration required.

  • Ottawa Rescue Case with Heinz Suppan

    November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmMain Library

    Heinz Suppan will be here talking about the Ottawa Rescue Case, a fascinating tale about a runaway slave, the law and the residents of Ottawa in the 1800s.

November 22, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 22, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 22, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

November 23, 2019
  • Food for Fines

    November 23, 2019

    The annual Food for Fines drive at area libraries.

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 23, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Peruvian Purlers

    November 23, 2019 @ 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.

November 24, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 24, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

November 25, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 25, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Adult Book Discussion

    November 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    The group meets the last Monday of each month to discuss their thoughts of that month's book. All are welcome to attend.

November 26, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 26, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Color Me Calm

    November 26, 2019 @ 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.

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Sara

    November 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Kids practice reading out loud to Sara, Ms. Pam's certified therapy dog. Children read to Sara for 5-10 minutes and must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-readers may tell Sara a story.
    Registration required.

November 27, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 27, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

November 28, 2019
  • Library Closed for Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2019

  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 28, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

November 29, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 29, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • TAG

    November 29, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    TAG Members:
    Encourage teen involvement in the library
    Promote and encourage reading by teens
    Take a leadership role in the planning and hosting of teen programs, services, and events
    Advise the library on teen interests and trends
    Help library staff choose books teens will need for homework and for enjoyment

    The Peru Library TAG meets on the last Friday of the month at 3:30. Snacks are provided.

November 30, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers annual sale

    November 30, 2019

    Do your holiday shopping at the Peru Library. Buy adorable shrugs, hats, gloves, scarves and more during the Peruvian Purler's annual sale.

    The sale proceeds help defray bus trip costs.

  • Peruvian Purlers

    November 30, 2019 @ 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.

December 3, 2019
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    December 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Caregivers & babies not yet walking enjoy a first group experience and enjoy books, lap bounces, songs, and lifts. Open playtime and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

  • Brick Builder's Club for Kids 5-12 years

    December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Come for an evening of brick building with Lego's® on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. There is no fee to be in this club. Builders 5-12 years enjoy themed building challenges each session or can build their own designs. Kids build from 6-6:45 pm and each builder can present his/her design to the club members beginning at 6:45 pm. Lego® bricks are provided. Please do not bring Lego® bricks or figures from home. Lego designs remain on display for at least 1 week. Call 815-223-0229 to make an initial registration. Walk-ins welcome.

December 4, 2019
  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    December 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Kids & caregivers experience the fun of stories, music, movement, and make-and-take activities. Open play and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

December 5, 2019
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 amMain Library with activities to follow in Youth Services

    A free and fun interactive class for children 1-3 years old. Caregivers and children join in the fun of music and movement combined with the use of shakers, bells, scarves and more. Each class is themed around a short story. Art and make and take crafts along with sensory, dramatic and other play and learn activities follow each session. Older and younger siblings are welcome to attend. Enjoy the flexibility of coming when you can and we understand when families cannot attend.

    Initital registration is appreciated and is made by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5.

  • Cupcake Decorating for Kids 9-12

    December 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Kids 9-12 years complete a decorating project and gain experience using decorating bags, piping tips, and more! Registration is required and may be made by calling (815) 223-0229.Registration is limited to 6 participants. Registered participants who do not show without prior cancellation will be placed on a wait list for the next class. This program is free.

December 6, 2019
  • Teen Game Night

    December 6, 2019 @ 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.

December 7, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    December 7, 2019 @ 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.

December 10, 2019
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    December 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Caregivers & babies not yet walking enjoy a first group experience and enjoy books, lap bounces, songs, and lifts. Open playtime and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

  • Teen Writer's Club

    December 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pmLibrary Meeting Room

  • 20 & 30 Something Book Club

    December 10, 2019 @ 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.

December 11, 2019
  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    December 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Kids & caregivers experience the fun of stories, music, movement, and make-and-take activities. Open play and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

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