Events

May 25, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    May 25, 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.

May 27, 2019
  • Library Closed for Memorial Day

    May 27, 2019

May 28, 2019
  • Color Me Calm

    May 28, 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.

May 31, 2019
  • TAG

    May 31, 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.

June 1, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    June 1, 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.

June 7, 2019
  • Teen Game Night

    June 7, 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. This month's Teen Game Night is sponsored by Premier Orthodontics in Peru!

June 8, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    June 8, 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.

June 11, 2019
  • Bounces and Tickles for Infants

    June 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 amYouth Services-Lower Level

    Join us for lap bounces, lifts, songs, and finger plays designed to stimulate babies. Fun ways to use music, shakers, scarves, and books with babies are demonstrated. Bring a small baby blanket for floor activities. Enjoy the flexibility of coming when you can and we understand when families cannot attend.

    Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 or stop by Youth Services to sign up.

  • Color Me Calm

    June 11, 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.

  • How Not To Cook for 8-9 year olds

    June 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Class Size: 10
    Facilitated by Sue Glassman: LaSalle County Cooperative Extention

  • Doggie Tales

    June 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmYouth Services, Lower Level

    Help your child gain confidence in reading by reading to Ruby or Lila, certified therapy dogs. Kids read for approximately 5-10 minutes. Non-readers may also participate by telling Ruby a story from pictures. Register by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5. An adult must attend with the child.

    Ruby and Lila are Ms. Julie Condi's Furry Family Loved Ones

  • 20 & 30 Something Book Club

    June 11, 2019 @ 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.

June 12, 2019
  • Story Explorers Best for Children 3-7

    June 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amYouth Services-Lower Level

    Stories, songs, and activities make for a lot of fun each week. Don't miss out.
    Enjoy the flexibility of coming when you can and we understand when families cannot attend.

    Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 or stop by Youth Services to sign up.

  • Tween Book Club For Kids 9-12

    June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmMeeting Room-Lower Level

    Have fun talking about the books you are reading while enjoying treats and maker activities.
    This is a very flexible program and registered participants will help decide the activities.

    Additional meeting dates are June 19 & 25.

June 13, 2019
  • Wiggles and Giggles Best for Children 1-3

    June 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

    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.

  • Just for Tweens Club For Kids 9-12

    June 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmLower Level Meeting Room

    Bring a friend and enjoy the fun. Stuff the suggestion box with ideas of what activities you would like to do at the library. Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 or stop by Youth Services to sign up.

    Activities may include:
    Journal Jar and Journal with Pen
    Upcycle Tin Craft
    Perler Beads Craft
    Friendship Cards Upcycle Bookends
    Card games, Legos and Treats

  • Board Meeting

    June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmLibrary meeting room

    The meeting of Peru Public Library Board of Trustees

June 14, 2019
  • Anime Manga Appreciation Club

    June 14, 2019 @ 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.

June 15, 2019
  • Peruvian Purlers

    June 15, 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.

June 17, 2019
  • My First Book Club For Kids 7-9

    June 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amMeeting Room

    Each week kids explore a picture book chosen by the librarians. Kids also enjoy hands-on or make and take activities based on the book of the week.
    Dates for this 2 session program are June 17 & June 24

    Children registered for the program are expected to attend both sessions.

  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Support Group

    June 17, 2019 @ 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.

June 18, 2019
  • Bounces and Tickles for Infants

    June 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 amYouth Services-Lower Level

    Join us for lap bounces, lifts, songs, and finger plays designed to stimulate babies. Fun ways to use music, shakers, scarves, and books with babies are demonstrated. Bring a small baby blanket for floor activities. Enjoy the flexibility of coming when you can and we understand when families cannot attend.

    Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 or stop by Youth Services to sign up.

  • Nail Art Club For Kids 9-12

    June 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amYouth Services Lower Level

    Follow along with the design of the week to learn the basics of creating cool nail art. All supplies provided by the library. Participants are asked to come with lean nails.

    Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 or stop by Youth Services to sign up.

  • Nail Art Club for Kids 9-12

    June 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pmYouth Services Lower Level

    Follow along with the design of the week to learn the basics of creating cool nail art. All supplies provided by the library. Participants are asked to come with lean nails.

  • Doggie Tales

    June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmYouth Services, Lower Level

    Help your child gain confidence in reading by reading to Ruby or Lila, certified therapy dogs. Kids read for approximately 5-10 minutes. Non-readers may also participate by telling Ruby a story from pictures. Register by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5. An adult must attend with the child.

    Ruby and Lila are Ms. Julie Condi's Furry Family Loved Ones

June 19, 2019
  • Story Explorers Best for Children 3-7

    June 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amYouth Services-Lower Level

    Stories, songs, and activities make for a lot of fun each week. Don't miss out.
    Enjoy the flexibility of coming when you can and we understand when families cannot attend.

    Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 or stop by Youth Services to sign up.

  • Tween Book Club For Kids 9-12

    June 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmMeeting Room-Lower Level

    Have fun talking about the books you are reading while enjoying treats and maker activities.
    This is a very flexible program and registered participants will help decide the activities.

    Additional meeting dates are June 19 & 25.

June 20, 2019
  • Wiggles and Giggles Best for Children 1-3

    June 20, 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.

  • Just for Tweens Club For Kids 9-12

    June 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmLower Level Meeting Room

    Bring a friend and enjoy the fun. Stuff the suggestion box with ideas of what activities you would like to do at the library. Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 or stop by Youth Services to sign up.

    Activities may include:
    Journal Jar and Journal with Pen
    Upcycle Tin Craft
    Perler Beads Craft
    Friendship Cards Upcycle Bookends
    Card games, Legos and Treats

  • Teens Talk Books

    June 20, 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.

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