Events

March 25, 2019
  • AARP Tax Preparation

    March 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    The AARP-sponsored tax preparers are back! Contact the library to schedule your income tax appointment. You MUST bring a picture ID (for example your Drivers License), your Social Security Card, and your paper copy of last year's taxes.
    Please note, the last appointment for the day begins at 3pm.

  • Adult Book Discussion

    March 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.

March 26, 2019
  • Color Me Calm

    March 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

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

    Kids practice reading out loud to Ms. Pam's certified therapy dog. She loves to hear kids read out loud to her and to help kids gain confidence in reading. Kids read to Ms. Pam's therapy dog for 5-10 minutes and must be accompanied by an adult.
    Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

March 27, 2019
  • Little Tykes Story Time for Children Birth-5 Years of Age

    March 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Led by Ms. Lynn and Ms. Meridith, this free class offers stories, songs, finger-plays and music & rhythm activities for babies and children not yet in Kindergarten. All activities
    are carefully selected and adaptable for enjoyment by all ages. Play and learn activities including dramatic play and art follow after each class.

    Families with babies should bring a small blanket to lay baby on for some activities and infant toys are available for play time.

    Registration is requested and made by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5. Drop-in's are welcome and families may come and go as needed.

  • Brick Builders Club

    March 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Come for an evening of brick building with Lego's®. 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. Stay a little longer and present your design to the club members. 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 register and walk-ins welcome.

    Additional dates for winter/spring 2019 are:
    March 27

    April 10
    April 24 (Last club meeting for Spring)

March 28, 2019
  • AARP Tax Preparation

    March 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    Please note, the last appointment for the day begins at 3pm.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    March 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

    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.

March 29, 2019
  • Hot Chocolate Fridays

    March 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level of the Library

    Stop by the library for free hot chocolate, marshmallows & cookies. Enjoy free Lego play, board games, dramatic play and maker stations. It is best to be at the library no later than 3:30 pm to ensure adequate time to complete the make station activities. While we do our best to be sure everyone can enjoy the full experience, we cannot guarantee availability of activities and treats after 3:45 pm.

    Children with food allergies may bring their own light snack to enjoy.

  • TAG

    March 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.

March 30, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    March 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.

April 1, 2019
  • AARP Tax Preparation

    April 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    The AARP-sponsored tax preparers are back! Contact the library to schedule your income tax appointment. You MUST bring a picture ID (for example your Drivers License), your Social Security Card, and your paper copy of last year's taxes.
    Please note, the last appointment for the day begins at 3pm.

April 4, 2019
  • AARP Tax Preparation

    April 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    Please note, the last appointment for the day begins at 3pm.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    April 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

    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.

April 5, 2019
  • Teen Game Night

    April 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Teen Game Night

    April 5, 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. This month's Teen Game Night is sponsored by The Igloo, 2819 4th Street Peru!

April 6, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    April 6, 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.

April 8, 2019
  • National Library Week

    April 8, 2019 - April 13, 2019 @ , 

  • AARP Tax Preparation

    April 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    The AARP-sponsored tax preparers are back! Contact the library to schedule your income tax appointment. You MUST bring a picture ID (for example your Drivers License), your Social Security Card, and your paper copy of last year's taxes.
    Please note, the last appointment for the day begins at 3pm.

April 15, 2019
  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Support Group

    April 15, 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.

April 18, 2019
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

    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

    April 18, 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

    April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Kids practice reading out loud to Ruby, Ms. Julie's certified therapy dog. Ruby loves to hear kids read out loud and to help kids gain confidence in reading. Kids read to Ruby for 5-10 minutes and must be accompanied by an adult.
    Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up or for more information.

April 19, 2019
  • Library closed

    April 19, 2019

April 20, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    April 20, 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.

April 23, 2019
  • Color Me Calm

    April 23, 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.

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