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January 30, 2023
  • In-Person Adult Book Discussion

    January 30, 2023 @ 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.

    Peru Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: Adult Book Club
    Time: Jan 31, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
            Every month on the Last Mon, 12 occurrence(s)
            Jan 31, 2022 06:30 PM
            Feb 28, 2022 06:30 PM
            Mar 28, 2022 06:30 PM
            Apr 25, 2022 06:30 PM
            May 30, 2022 06:30 PM
            Jun 27, 2022 06:30 PM
            Jul 25, 2022 06:30 PM
            Aug 29, 2022 06:30 PM
            Sep 26, 2022 06:30 PM
            Oct 31, 2022 06:30 PM
            Nov 28, 2022 06:30 PM
            Dec 26, 2022 06:30 PM
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February 1, 2023
  • Lighted Way Story Time

    February 1, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

February 2, 2023
  • Wiggles & Giggles Toddler Program

    February 2, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    For ages 1-3 years old, come take some to shake those sillies out! Join us in the downstairs Youth Library for some dancing, moving, and activities. Meets every Thursday morning at 9:30-10:30 AM. Sessions may go longer than scheduled.

February 3, 2023
  • Tech Help Fridays

    February 3, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Teen Game Night

    February 3, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmMain Library

February 4, 2023
  • Peruvian Purlers

    February 4, 2023 @ 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.

  • Stage 212 Fairytale Improv Workshop

    February 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Join some actors from the community to star in your own version of a fairytale! For children in 1st-5th grade, come spread your wings and take to the stage. Contact the library to get your spot today.

February 6, 2023
  • Bounces & Tickles Infant Program

    February 6, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    For children 6 weeks to 1 year old, join us in the downstairs Youth Library for some tummy time, bouncing, and other motor exploration skills along with some fun music! Meets every Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM.

February 7, 2023
  • Brick Builder's Club for Kids 5-12 years Siblings Welcome

    February 7, 2023 @ 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 ext. 214 to make an initial registration. Walk-ins welcome.

    In case of inclement weather, call the library or visit our Facebook page for updates.

    Please note: The library is pleased to resume in person programming. With this in mind, the library reminds our patrons and guests masks are optional and social distancing may not be possible during our community events, classes and programs. Patrons or guests exhibiting signs or symptoms of possible illness are kindly requested to refrain from attendance at in-person programs, events or classes until their signs or symptoms are gone.

  • Weather with Illinois Storm Chasers

    February 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

February 8, 2023
  • Ready, Set, READ! Preschoolers Program

    February 8, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    For ages 3-5, join us for a special story time in the downstairs Youth Library. Each week, children will be told a theme to follow. Their job is simple: find a book in the library that matches the theme! Books will be read once the hunt is over. Activities and art projects will be available afterwards. Meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 PM. Will go later, if necessary.

  • Placeholder for Extension Office Program

    February 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

February 9, 2023
  • Wiggles & Giggles Toddler Program

    February 9, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    For ages 1-3 years old, come take some to shake those sillies out! Join us in the downstairs Youth Library for some dancing, moving, and activities. Meets every Thursday morning at 9:30-10:30 AM. Sessions may go longer than scheduled.

  • Board Meeting

    February 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmLibrary meeting room

    The meeting of Peru Public Library Board of Trustees

February 10, 2023
  • Tech Help Fridays

    February 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Anime Manga Appreciation Club

    February 10, 2023 @ 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.

February 11, 2023
  • Peruvian Purlers

    February 11, 2023 @ 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, 2023
  • Bounces & Tickles Infant Program

    February 13, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    For children 6 weeks to 1 year old, join us in the downstairs Youth Library for some tummy time, bouncing, and other motor exploration skills along with some fun music! Meets every Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM.

February 14, 2023
  • Color Me Calm

    February 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    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, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmPeru Public Library, 1409 11th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

    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 15, 2023
  • Ready, Set, READ! Preschoolers Program

    February 15, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    For ages 3-5, join us for a special story time in the downstairs Youth Library. Each week, children will be told a theme to follow. Their job is simple: find a book in the library that matches the theme! Books will be read once the hunt is over. Activities and art projects will be available afterwards. Meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 PM. Will go later, if necessary.

February 16, 2023
  • Wiggles & Giggles Toddler Program

    February 16, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    For ages 1-3 years old, come take some to shake those sillies out! Join us in the downstairs Youth Library for some dancing, moving, and activities. Meets every Thursday morning at 9:30-10:30 AM. Sessions may go longer than scheduled.

February 17, 2023
  • Tech Help Fridays

    February 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

February 18, 2023
  • Peruvian Purlers

    February 18, 2023 @ 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 20, 2023
  • Bounces & Tickles Infant Program

    February 20, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    For children 6 weeks to 1 year old, join us in the downstairs Youth Library for some tummy time, bouncing, and other motor exploration skills along with some fun music! Meets every Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM.

February 21, 2023
  • Brick Builder's Club

    February 21, 2023 @ 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 ext. 214 to make an initial registration. Walk-ins welcome.

    In case of inclement weather, call the library or visit our Facebook page for updates.

    Please note: The library is pleased to resume in person programming. With this in mind, the library reminds our patrons and guests masks are optional and social distancing may not be possible during our community events, classes and programs. Patrons or guests exhibiting signs or symptoms of possible illness are kindly requested to refrain from attendance at in-person programs, events or classes until their signs or symptoms are gone.

February 22, 2023
  • Ready, Set, READ! Preschoolers Program

    February 22, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    For ages 3-5, join us for a special story time in the downstairs Youth Library. Each week, children will be told a theme to follow. Their job is simple: find a book in the library that matches the theme! Books will be read once the hunt is over. Activities and art projects will be available afterwards. Meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 PM. Will go later, if necessary.

February 23, 2023
  • Wiggles & Giggles Toddler Program

    February 23, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    For ages 1-3 years old, come take some to shake those sillies out! Join us in the downstairs Youth Library for some dancing, moving, and activities. Meets every Thursday morning at 9:30-10:30 AM. Sessions may go longer than scheduled.

  • La Leche League of the Illinois Valley Support Group

    February 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    This meeting is hosted by Samantha Whiteaker. This free monthly Breastfeeding and Information Support Group welcomes pregnant mothers, babies, and toddlers. While at the library, check out the resources for young children.

    Interested individuals may contact Samantha at 309-258-9262 | ivlllgroup@gmail.com | or FB La Leche League of the Illinois Valley.

    In case of inclement weather, contact Samantha or call the Peru Public Library and inquire about weather-related closings. 

February 24, 2023
  • Tech Help Fridays

    February 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Teen Advisory Group

    February 24, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    TAG Members:Encourage teen involvement in the libraryPromote and encourage reading by teensTake a leadership role in the planning and hosting of teen programs, services, and eventsAdvise the library on teen interests and trendsHelp 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 25, 2023
  • Peruvian Purlers

    February 25, 2023 @ 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 27, 2023
  • Bounces & Tickles Infant Program

    February 27, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    For children 6 weeks to 1 year old, join us in the downstairs Youth Library for some tummy time, bouncing, and other motor exploration skills along with some fun music! Meets every Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM.

  • In-Person Adult Book Discussion

    February 27, 2023 @ 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.

    Peru Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: Adult Book Club
    Time: Jan 31, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
            Every month on the Last Mon, 12 occurrence(s)
            Jan 31, 2022 06:30 PM
            Feb 28, 2022 06:30 PM
            Mar 28, 2022 06:30 PM
            Apr 25, 2022 06:30 PM
            May 30, 2022 06:30 PM
            Jun 27, 2022 06:30 PM
            Jul 25, 2022 06:30 PM
            Aug 29, 2022 06:30 PM
            Sep 26, 2022 06:30 PM
            Oct 31, 2022 06:30 PM
            Nov 28, 2022 06:30 PM
            Dec 26, 2022 06:30 PM
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February 28, 2023
  • Color Me Calm

    February 28, 2023 @ 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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