Events

March 25, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    March 25, 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.

March 26, 2017
  • Peru Mayoral Forum

    March 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The Peru Library is hosting a forum with the mayoral candidates - Scott Harl, Rodney Perez and James Giordano. Kathy Tosh with the League of Women Voters of McLean County is the moderator of this 2-hour event.

March 27, 2017
  • Income Tax Preparation

    March 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:45 pmLibrary meeting room

    AARP-sponsored tax preparers are back! Contact the library to schedule your income tax appointment. You MUST bring picture ID (for example your Drivers License) and health insurance or Medicare Card. You MUST also bring your paper copy of last year's taxes.

  • Tech Savvy Teens

    March 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    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

    March 27, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pmChildren's Room

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

  • Adult Book Discussion

    March 27, 2017 @ 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 28, 2017
  • Color Me Calm

    March 28, 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.

March 30, 2017
  • Income Tax Preparation

    March 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    AARP-sponsored tax preparers are back! Contact the library to schedule your income tax appointment. You MUST bring picture ID (for example your Drivers License) and health insurance or Medicare Card. You MUST also bring your paper copy of last year's taxes.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    March 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

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

March 31, 2017
  • TAG

    March 31, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 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.

April 1, 2017
  • Teen Bake Sale

    April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmLibrary Lobby

  • Peruvian Purlers

    April 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.

April 3, 2017
  • Income Tax Preparation

    April 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:45 pmLibrary meeting room

    AARP-sponsored tax preparers are back! Contact the library to schedule your income tax appointment. You MUST bring picture ID (for example your Drivers License) and health insurance or Medicare Card. You MUST also bring your paper copy of last year's taxes.

  • Tech Savvy Teens

    April 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    April 3, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pmChildren's Room

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

April 4, 2017
  • Youth Chess Club

    April 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level of the Library

    From beginners to the more experienced, this club is perfect for children 3rd grade and older who wish to learn to play chess. For more information, call Youth Services at 815-223-0229 ext. 5.

April 6, 2017
  • Income Tax Preparation

    April 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    AARP-sponsored tax preparers are back! Contact the library to schedule your income tax appointment. You MUST bring picture ID (for example your Drivers License) and health insurance or Medicare Card. You MUST also bring your paper copy of last year's taxes.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    April 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

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

April 7, 2017
  • Anime Manga Club

    April 7, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pmLibrary Meeting Room

  • Teen Game Night

    April 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.

April 8, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    April 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.

April 10, 2017
  • Fashion Club for 3rd thru 5th graders

    April 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    Fashion Club meets the second Monday of the month September through May. Registration is limited to 12 students. Fashion design and complimentary nail art, brand identification and merchandising, winter and athletic apparel, fiber arts, jewelry accessories, and introduction to pattern use will be explored this year. This year's club is not in conjunction with 4-H. Students will register for either 5:30 pm-6:30 pm or 6:30pm -7:30 pmsession or To register, please call 815-223-0229 ext 5. or stop by the Peru Library.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    April 10, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pmChildren's Room

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

  • Fashion Club for 6th thru 8th graders

    April 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    Fashion Club meets the second Monday of the month September through May. Registration is limited to 12 students. Fashion design and complimentary nail art, brand identification and merchandising, winter and athletic apparel, fiber arts, jewelry accessories, and introduction to pattern use will be explored this year. This year's club is not in conjunction with 4-H. To register, please call 815-223-0229 ext 5. or stop by the Peru Library.

April 11, 2017
  • Color Me Calm

    April 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.

  • Youth Chess Club

    April 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level of Library

    From beginners to the more experienced, this club is perfect for children 3rd grade and older who wish to learn to play chess. For more information, call Youth Services at 815-223-0229 ext. 5.

  • 20 & 30 Something Book Club

    April 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.

April 12, 2017
  • KidZ Flix-Movie of the Month

    April 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmMain Library

    It's Spring! It's Bug Time! It's Ants versus Grasshoppers in the Disney Pixar comedy adventure film, IT'S A BUGS LIFE. Children not yet completed 2nd grade must be accompanied by an adult. A fun snack will be provided. Movie running time is approximately 90 minutes and the movie begins promptly at 1:00pm. Registration for this event is appreciated and may be made by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5. Kids may stay for fun activities after the movie.

April 13, 2017
  • Rules of the Road

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amLibrary meeting room

    Scott walks you through the Rules of the Road.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    April 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

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

  • Board Meeting

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

    The meeting of Peru Public Library Board of Trustees

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Ruby

    April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmChildren's Room

    Ms. Julie brings Ruby & Lila the 2nd Thursday of the month. Ruby and Lila love to listen to children read. They don’t mind when words are sounded out, skipped over, or misspoken. Ruby and Lila just love to listen! Children read for 5-10 minutes to Ruby and Lila. Kids must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

April 14, 2017
  • Library Closed

    April 14, 2017

    The library is closed for Good Friday

April 15, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    April 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.

April 17, 2017
  • Teen Minute to Win It Competition

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

    Race against the clock & compete with friends! PRIZES! SNACKS!

  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Support Group

    April 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pmMain reading area

    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

    April 17, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 6:35 pmChildren's Room

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

April 18, 2017
  • Using the library's World Vital Records Account - Genealogy Basics

    April 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    The last class in the Genealogy Basics series covers how to use World Vital Records, the paid genealogy database provided by the library.

    The fourth of a 4-part series meeting on the third Tuesday of the month. Registration is required for this intimate class of six. To register, call the library at 815-223-0229, email to perulibrary@perulibrary.org, or stop by the circulation desk.

    The class is repeated from 6-7:30 later this evening for those wanting an evening session.

    Genealogy 101 series includes 1) Starting your genealogy - January 17th; 2) Free resources for genealogy - February 21st; 3) Using the Census - March 21st; and 4) Using the library's World Vital Records account - April 18th. Take one class or take them all.

  • Using the library's World Vital Records - Genealogy Basics

    April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    The last class in the Genealogy Basics series covers how to use World Vital Records, the paid genealogy database provided by the library.

    The fourth of a 4-part series meeting on the third Tuesday of the month. Registration is required for this intimate class of six. To register, call the library at 815-223-0229, email to perulibrary@perulibrary.org, or stop by the circulation desk.

    The class is repeated from 6-7:30 later this evening for those wanting an evening session.

    Genealogy 101 series includes 1) Starting your genealogy - January 17th; 2) Free resources for genealogy - February 21st; 3) Using the Census - March 21st; and 4) Using the library's World Vital Records account - April 18th. Take one class or take them all.

April 20, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    April 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

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

  • Teens Talk Books

    April 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.

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Willow

    April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmChildren's Room

    Ms. Theresa brings Willow the 3rd Thursday of the month. Willow loves to listen to children read. She doesn’t mind when words are sounded out, skipped over, or misspoken. Willow just loves to listen! Children read for 5-10 minutes to Willow. Kids must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

April 21, 2017
  • Sci-Fi Fantasy Night

    April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmMain Library

    SCI-FI/FANTASY NIGHT – For Ages 13-25
    Cosplay contest, sci-fi fantasy screenings, trivia contests, video games and more! Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite comic book, anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasy or video game character for the cosplay contest. Peru Mall movie ticket prizes will be awarded in three categories: best sci-fi character, best fantasy character, & best overall. For more information, please call the library at 815.223.0229.

April 22, 2017
  • Money Smart Week

    April 22, 2017 - April 29, 2017

  • Peruvian Purlers

    April 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.

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