Events

January 19, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    January 19, 2017 @ 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.

  • Teens Talk Books

    January 19, 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

    January 19, 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.

January 20, 2017
  • Open Mic Night

    January 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmMain Library

January 21, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    January 21, 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.

January 23, 2017
  • Tech Savvy Teens

    January 23, 2017 @ 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

    January 23, 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.

January 24, 2017
  • Color Me Calm

    January 24, 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.

January 26, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    January 26, 2017 @ 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

    January 26, 2017 @ 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.

January 27, 2017
  • TAG

    January 27, 2017 @ 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.

  • Game On 17 & Up

    January 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

January 28, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    January 28, 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.

January 30, 2017
  • Tech Savvy Teens

    January 30, 2017 @ 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

    January 30, 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

    January 30, 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.

February 2, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    February 2, 2017 @ 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.

February 3, 2017
  • Teen Game Night

    February 3, 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.

February 4, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    February 4, 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.

February 6, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    February 6, 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.

February 9, 2017
  • Wiggles and Giggles

    February 9, 2017 @ 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.

  • Board Meeting

    February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmLibrary meeting room

    The meeting of Peru Public Library Board of Trustees

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Ruby

    February 9, 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.

February 10, 2017
  • Anime Manga Appreciation Club

    February 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    The Teen Anime Manga Club meets at 3:30 on the 2nd Friday of the month in the lower level of the library. We discuss everything otaku, share original mangas, watch new anime, play Yu-Gi-Oh & Pokemon, & help plan the Peru Library annual Animinicon. New members are always welcome.

  • Friday Night Movie Night

    February 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmMain Library

    Clash of the Khans

February 11, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    February 11, 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.

February 13, 2017
  • Income Tax Preparation

    February 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 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.

  • Fashion Club for 3rd thru 5th graders

    February 13, 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

    February 13, 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

    February 13, 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.

February 14, 2017
  • Color Me Calm

    February 14, 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.

  • 20 & 30 Something Book Club

    February 14, 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.

February 16, 2017
  • Income Tax Preparation

    February 16, 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.

  • Wiggles and Giggles

    February 16, 2017 @ 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.

  • Teens Talk Books

    February 16, 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

    February 16, 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.

February 17, 2017
  • Movie Night

    February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Details to be announced

February 18, 2017
  • Peruvian Purlers

    February 18, 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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