Events

February 25, 2020
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    February 25, 2020 @ 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.

  • Color Me Calm

    February 25, 2020 @ 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.

February 26, 2020
  • Cancelled -Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    February 26, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Ms. Lynn is on vacation and Miss Meridith is out of the office in the morning.
    Kids & caregivers experience the fun of stories, music, movement, and make-and-take activities. Open play and socialization follows each class. Registration requested.

February 27, 2020
  • Tax Preparation

    February 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • Cancelled Wiggles and Giggles

    February 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 amMain Library with activities to follow in Youth Services

    This week is cancelled. Ms. Lynn is on vacation. See you next week.

    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.

February 28, 2020
  • Hot Chocolate Friday

    February 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Stop by for Hot Chocolate! Coffee bar for adults is open! Join in the weekly activity from creative canvas art, perler beads, paint pouring and more! Build with Legos, enjoy our play area, and see all our new books!

  • TAG

    February 28, 2020 @ 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.

February 29, 2020
  • Happy Leap Year Day

    February 29, 2020

  • Peruvian Purlers

    February 29, 2020 @ 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 2, 2020
  • Tax Appointments

    March 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

March 3, 2020
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    March 3, 2020 @ 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

    March 3, 2020 @ 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.

March 4, 2020
  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    March 4, 2020 @ 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.

March 5, 2020
  • Tax Preparation

    March 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    March 5, 2020 @ 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

    March 5, 2020 @ 4:15 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.

  • Doggie Tales with Ms. Julie and Ruby

    March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    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.

March 6, 2020
  • Hot Chocolate Friday

    March 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Stop by for Hot Chocolate! Coffee bar for adults is open! Join in the weekly activity from creative canvas art, perler beads, paint pouring and more! Build with Legos, enjoy our play area, and see all our new books!

  • Teen Game Night

    March 6, 2020 @ 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.

March 7, 2020
  • Peruvian Purlers

    March 7, 2020 @ 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 8, 2020
  • Teen Tech Week Celebration!

    March 8, 2020 - March 14, 2020 @ , 

March 16, 2020
  • Tax Appointments

    March 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Support Group

    March 16, 2020 @ 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.

March 17, 2020
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    March 17, 2020 @ 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

    March 17, 2020 @ 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.

March 18, 2020
  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    March 18, 2020 @ 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.

March 19, 2020
  • Tax Preparation

    March 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    March 19, 2020 @ 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.

  • Doggie Tales with Ms. Julie and Ruby

    March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    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. Call 815-223-0229.

  • Nellie Bly: Adventures of a "Mad" Woman with Tricia Kelly

    March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

March 20, 2020
  • Hot Chocolate Friday

    March 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Stop by for Hot Chocolate! Coffee bar for adults is open! Join in the weekly activity from creative canvas art, perler beads, paint pouring and more! Build with Legos, enjoy our play area, and see all our new books!

March 21, 2020
  • Peruvian Purlers

    March 21, 2020 @ 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.

  • SAT Practice Testing

    March 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pmLibrary Meeting Room - Lower Level

    Practice the SAT test in a simulated environment before taking the SAT College Test. 

    The Peru Library and Sylvan Learning of Peru are hosting SAT Practice Tests at the Peru Library. The SAT Practice Test is for students in grades 9 through 12.  Afterward, test scores are emailed to the students.

    SAT Practice Test is the 3rd Saturday afternoon of the month, starting 15 February, from 1pm until 4:30pm at the Peru Public Library. Test days are 15 February, 21 March, 18 April, and 16 May. 

    The practice test is open to all high school-aged students.  Remember to bring 2 pencils and a calculator for the practice test. Water bottles permitted.

    Registration is required for the SAT Practice Testing. Register by calling the Peru Library at 815-223-0229, or register online. Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the test day.  Each practice test is limited to 12 students, maximum.

    Students and their families have the option of schedule a free consultation to discuss their practice test results with the Director of Sylvan Learning of Peru.

March 23, 2020
  • Tax Appointments

    March 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

March 24, 2020
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    March 24, 2020 @ 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.

  • Color Me Calm

    March 24, 2020 @ 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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