Events

September 16, 2019
  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Support Group

    September 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pmUpstairs in the main lounge

    Please note, for the September meeting the group will meet upstairs with guest speaker Carol Krancic. Carol will host a question and answer session about dementia.

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

September 17, 2019
  • U.S. Constitution Week begins

    September 17, 2019

    Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23.

    The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.

    This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    From the DAR website: https://www.dar.org/national-society/education/constitution-week

  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    September 17, 2019 @ 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.

September 18, 2019
  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    September 18, 2019 @ 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.

September 19, 2019
  • Wiggles and Giggles Best for Children 1-3

    September 19, 2019 @ 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.

  • Teens Talk Books

    September 19, 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: Reading with Ruby

    September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    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.

September 21, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    September 21, 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.

September 24, 2019
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    September 24, 2019 @ 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

    September 24, 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.

  • Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Recruitment Meeting

    September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmLibrary Meeting Room

    Contact: Linda Volker (815)760-2000

  • Doggie Tales: Reading with Sara

    September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Kids practice reading out loud to Sara, Ms. Pam's certified therapy dog. Children read to Sara for 5-10 minutes and must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-readers may tell Sara a story.
    Registration required.

September 25, 2019
  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    September 25, 2019 @ 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.

September 26, 2019
  • Wiggles and Giggles Best for Children 1-3

    September 26, 2019 @ 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.

  • Moments in Lincoln's Life with Tom Emery

    September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Moments in Lincoln’s Life. This one-hour program is based on
    Tom Emery's new release by the same name. This book is a compilation of articles on some of the lesser-known experiences of the sixteenth President, with fresh looks on the more famous episodes. The program will cover Lincoln’s pre-presidential life, including his early romances, his work as a surveyor and postmaster, first political campaigns and some of his notable friendships. Other topics will include Lincoln’s law career, how he celebrated Christmas and holiday seasons, and little-known facts about the assassination, as well as a look at Lincoln’s descendants.

September 27, 2019
  • TAG

    September 27, 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.

September 28, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    September 28, 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.

September 30, 2019
  • Adult Book Discussion

    September 30, 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.

October 1, 2019
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    October 1, 2019 @ 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.

October 2, 2019
  • Little Tykes for Kids Birth-5 years

    October 2, 2019 @ 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.

  • Wellness Wednesday

    October 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

October 3, 2019
  • Wiggles and Giggles Best for Children 1-3

    October 3, 2019 @ 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.

October 4, 2019
  • Teen Game Night

    October 4, 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.

October 5, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    October 5, 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.

October 6, 2019
  • Teen Read Week

    October 6, 2019 - October 12, 2019 @ , 

October 15, 2019
  • Bounces & Tickles for Babies Birth-12 months

    October 15, 2019 @ 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.

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