Events

September 29, 2016
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    September 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren'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.

  • ABCs of Dementia and Caregiving

    September 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pmGrove Center, 1055 6th, LaSalle, Illinois

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

  • Top Dogs! Family Fun Night

    September 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmChildren's Room

    Meet our Doggie Tales Friends and sign up to be a member of this reading club where kids practice reading to certified therapy dogs. Meet Ms. Julie and Lila, Ms. Pam and Sara, and Ms. Theresa and Willow. We’ll have lots of fun activities and light refreshments will be served. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

September 30, 2016
  • TAG

    September 30, 2016 @ 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.

October 1, 2016
  • Peruvian Purlers

    October 1, 2016 @ 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.

  • Pokémon @ the Library

    October 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Celebrate all things Pokémon!!
    Hunt Pokémon in the library stacks!
    Design your own Pokémon
    Share tips and tricks for Pokémon Go
    Bring your Pokémon cards to do battle

    All ages welcome.
    Registration is requested. Call 815-223-0229, email perulibrary@perulibrary.org or stop by to register.

October 3, 2016
  • Tech Savvy Teens

    October 3, 2016 @ 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

    October 3, 2016 @ 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.

October 4, 2016
  • Bounces and Tickles for Babies

    October 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren's Room

    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. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

  • Chess Club

    October 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmChildren's Room

    Chess Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month beginning October 4. Chess club is open to players of all skill levels in 3rd thru 8th grades. Limited space is available. Chess instruction is taught by Ms. DeAnna Carlson. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5.

October 5, 2016
  • Social Security Explained

    October 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    Nick Wroblewski & Mike Wittig, of WestPoint Financial Group, present 'The Social Side of Retirement,' a seminar about Social Security retirement benefits -- past and present--, and how to make a decision that is right for you.

    Registration is not required for this workshop.

October 6, 2016
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    October 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren'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.

  • Tween Nail Art Club

    October 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmChildren's Room

    Learn the basics of creating cool nail art designs with the tools the experts use, like striping tape, dotting tools, and more! Additional information about products used will be available at registration. This club is open to kids in grades 4 & 5.
    Additional dates: November 3 and December 1
    Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

October 7, 2016
  • Teen Game Night

    October 7, 2016 @ 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.

October 8, 2016
  • Peruvian Purlers

    October 8, 2016 @ 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.

October 10, 2016
  • Teen Read Week Sing It Up

    October 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    Sing It Up Get together with friends for karaoke fun; cordless microphones, top songs, & snacks! Peru Mall movie tickets awarded to the door prize winner!
    Enter to win Peru Mall movie tickets at the Teen Read Week Trivia Contest held all week in the Teen Area!

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    October 10, 2016 @ 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.

October 11, 2016
  • Bounces and Tickles for Babies

    October 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren's Room

    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. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

  • Color Me Calm

    October 11, 2016 @ 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.

  • Extreme Vision Paranormal

    October 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmMain Library

    Back by popular demand! Experience recordings of spectral voices, see amazing photos of ghostly guests, Learn the findings of Peru Library’s investigation! Question and answer session following the presentation. Peru Mall movie tickets awarded to a teen door prize winner!

October 12, 2016
  • Teen Read Week Anime Club

    October 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    Are you an anime and manga fan? If so, join us & hang out with other teens who love Japanese entertainment! Chat about your favorite manga and watch anime while meeting new friends! POCKY! Peru Mall movie tickets awarded to the door prize winner!
    Enter to win Peru Mall movie tickets at the Teen Read Week Trivia Contest held all week in the Teen Area!

  • Fashion Club for 3rd thru 5th graders

    October 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmLower Level 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.

  • Fashion Club for 6th thru 8th graders

    October 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmLower Level 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.

October 13, 2016
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    October 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren'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.

  • Teen Read Week Zombie Book & Movie Mashup

    October 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    Zombie Book & Movie Mashup If your book & movie choices are infested by the dead, then feast on our zombie book & movie mashup as we screen clips & pages from some of our favorite zombie movies & books. Pizza! Peru Mall movie tickets awarded to the door prize winner!
    Enter to win Peru Mall movie tickets at the Teen Read Week Trivia Contest held all week in the Teen Area!

  • Teen Nail Art Club

    October 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmChildren's Room

    Learn the basics of creating cool nail art designs with the tools the experts use, like striping tape, dotting tools, and more! Additional information about products used will be available at registration. This club is open to kids in grades 6-8.
    Additional dates: November 10 and December 8
    Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

  • Board Meeting

    October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmLibrary meeting room

    The meeting of Peru Public Library Board of Trustees

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Ruby

    October 13, 2016 @ 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.

October 14, 2016
  • Teen Read Week Party

    October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmMain Library

    Grab Your Glow Sticks! It’s Party Time! Costume Contest! 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners will receive Peru Mall Movie Tickets! Snacks, Video Games, Prizes, & more! Peru Mall movie tickets awarded to the door prize winner!
    Enter to win Peru Mall movie tickets at the Teen Read Week Trivia Contest held all week in the Teen Area!

October 15, 2016
  • Peruvian Purlers

    October 15, 2016 @ 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.

October 17, 2016
  • Tech Savvy Teens

    October 17, 2016 @ 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.

  • Illinois Valley Alzheimers

    October 17, 2016 @ 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

    October 17, 2016 @ 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.

October 18, 2016
  • Bounces and Tickles for Babies

    October 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren's Room

    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. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

  • Chess Club

    October 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmChildren's Room

    Chess Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month beginning October 4. Chess club is open to players of all skill levels in 3rd thru 8th grades. Limited space is available. Chess instruction is taught by Ms. DeAnna Carlson. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to register.

October 20, 2016
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    October 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren'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.

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Willow

    October 20, 2016 @ 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.

  • Lindbergh in Illinois

    October 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    Did you know Charles Lindbergh was an air mail pilot for the Robertson Aircraft Corporation (St. Louis, MO). Flying from St. Louis to Chicago, twice Lindbergh parachuted from his planes which crashed near Wedron and Peoria. For Lindbergh in Illinois, Ron Bluemer talks about Lindbergh, the crashes and the current exhibit at the LaSalle Historical Society.

    Ron Bluemer has written Rally around the Flag, Connecting links : From Chicago to the Mississippi River, Fire Below : the Cherry Mine disaster, among other titles.

October 22, 2016
  • Peruvian Purlers

    October 22, 2016 @ 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.

  • Halloween Fun!

    October 22, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pmChildren's Room

    The library kicks off Halloween fun before the Peru Halloween Parade. Drop in at the library and enjoy family friendly fall activities based on some of your favorite book characters! Costumes encouraged but not necessary. Bring a camera to capture your family’s fun at our photo stations. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

October 24, 2016
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    October 24, 2016 @ 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.

October 25, 2016
  • Color Me Calm

    October 25, 2016 @ 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

    October 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren's Room

    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. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

  • Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your family tree?

    October 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmLower Level Meeting Room

    Did you know the DAR recognizes soldiers, sailors, and civilians for their service during the Revolution? Ever wonder if you have a Patriot in your past? Join us a Linda Sigmon Byrd talks about Patriots, genealogy and the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).

    Date changed from September to October.

October 27, 2016
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    October 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 amChildren'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.

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Sara

    October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmChildren's Room

    Ms. Pam brings Sara the 4th Thursday of the month. Sara loves to listen to children read. She doesn’t mind when words are sounded out, skipped over, or misspoken. Sara just loves to listen! Children read for 5-10 minutes to Sara. Kids must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Call Children's Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to sign up.

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