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June 24, 2024
  • Books and Babies

    June 24, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    Books and Babies will take place in the Youth library.  For ages 6 weeks to 24 months. 

    We will meet every Monday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

  • Summer Break- Write Here- Adult Writing Club

    June 24, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Our Adult writing club will be on Summer break for May, June & July.

June 25, 2024
  • Color Me Calm

    June 25, 2024 @ 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.

  • Be Creative Art Night

    June 25, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Children can drop by the library to create whatever they can imagine! We will have tons of different art supplies for children to create with.

June 26, 2024
  • Sign Painting

    June 26, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Flex your creative muscles with sign extraordinaire Jyllian Ossola. You may recognize her name from other local sign painting classes.  This program is for adults ages 18 and older.  
     
    This program is FREE. Space is limited.

     Register here.
     
    If for some reason you register and cannot make it, please email [email protected] so that space can be assigned to a waiting artist.

June 27, 2024
  • Thursday Tots

    June 27, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    For toddlers ages 1-3. We will meet every Thursday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

    Takes place in the Children's Library.

  • LaLeche League of the Illinois Valley

    June 27, 2024 @ 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 | [email protected] | 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.

  • LaLeche League of the Illinois Valley

    June 27, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    For more information, click here. Be sure to ask about library programs for your children.

June 28, 2024
  • Tech Help Fridays

    June 28, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Drop in Story Hour

    June 28, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    New story hour for preschool and elementary-aged children! Join us for a story, songs, rhymes, and crafts on Fridays this summer. We hope to see you there!

  • Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

    June 28, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 Program Librarian on teen interests and trends
    • Advise book choice for teens on what they will need for homework and enjoyment

    The Peru Library TAG meets on the last Friday of the month at 3:30. Snacks are provided.

June 29, 2024
  • Peruvian Purlers

    June 29, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLower Level 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.  Takes place in the Adult Library- teen area the month of February.

  • Painting Workshop for Kids

    June 29, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join Miss Mikaila at the library for a painting class. She will teach you step-by-step how to create a summer painting. Registration is required. Register here: https://forms.gle/qCqifu7oNUvS8pSg8

July 1, 2024
  • Books and Babies

    July 1, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    Books and Babies will take place in the Youth library.  For ages 6 weeks to 24 months. 

    We will meet every Monday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

July 2, 2024
  • Brick Builder's Club for Kids 5-12 years Siblings Welcome

    July 2, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmChildren's Library

    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.

  • Possibilities Where the Journey Begins

    July 2, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmLower Level Meeting Room

    This peer support group is for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and bipolar symptoms in a safe, supportive environment created to listen and learn together to navigate their diagnosis with others doing the same.

    Questions? 
    Contact Don, Lead Facilitator
    Email: [email protected]

July 4, 2024
  • Library Closed - Independence Day

    July 4, 2024Peru Public Library

    The library is closed in observance of Independence Day. We resume our regular hours on the 5th of July

  • Thursday Tots

    July 4, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    For toddlers ages 1-3. We will meet every Thursday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

    Takes place in the Children's Library.

July 5, 2024
  • Tech Help Fridays

    July 5, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Drop in Story Hour

    July 5, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    New story hour for preschool and elementary-aged children! Join us for a story, songs, rhymes, and crafts on Fridays this summer. We hope to see you there!

  • Cancelled due to Holiday- Teen Game Night

    July 5, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmMain Library

    Are you in the age range of 12-18?  Join us for Teen Game Night.  It's a night to meet new friends, and play all games!

July 6, 2024
  • Peruvian Purlers

    July 6, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLower Level 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.  Takes place in the Adult Library- teen area the month of February.

July 8, 2024
  • Books and Babies

    July 8, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    Books and Babies will take place in the Youth library.  For ages 6 weeks to 24 months. 

    We will meet every Monday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

July 9, 2024
  • Color Me Calm

    July 9, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLower Level Meeting Room

    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.

  • Chalk the Walk

    July 9, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Come join us on June 4th at 1:00 pm to decorate our sidewalk with chalk! This event is for children ages 2-12. Walk-ins are welcome!

  • 20 & 30 Something Book Club

    July 9, 2024 @ 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.

July 11, 2024
  • Thursday Tots

    July 11, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    For toddlers ages 1-3. We will meet every Thursday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

    Takes place in the Children's Library.

  • Board Meeting

    July 11, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmLibrary meeting room

    The meeting of Peru Public Library Board of Trustees

July 12, 2024
  • Tech Help Fridays

    July 12, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Drop in Story Hour

    July 12, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    New story hour for preschool and elementary-aged children! Join us for a story, songs, rhymes, and crafts on Fridays this summer. We hope to see you there!

  • Anime Manga Appreciation Club

    July 12, 2024 @ 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. Join us for a night filled with all things Anime.  New members are always welcome.

July 13, 2024
  • Peruvian Purlers

    July 13, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLower Level 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.  Takes place in the Adult Library- teen area the month of February.

  • MESStival

    July 13, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Join us in Washington Park for a fun and messy time!

July 15, 2024
  • Books and Babies

    July 15, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    Books and Babies will take place in the Youth library.  For ages 6 weeks to 24 months. 

    We will meet every Monday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

  • Comic Book Workshop for Kids

    July 15, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join Jerry from Do Art Productions as he teaches us how to create our very own comics! This event is meant for children ages 6-12. Registration is required.

  • Summer Break- Write Here- Adult Writing Club

    July 15, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Our Adult writing club will be on Summer break for May, June & July. 

  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Meeting

    July 15, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmLower Level Meeting Room

    Meets the 3rd Monday of every month.  

    Positive Approach to Care (Teepa Snow)
    Guest Speaker: Beth Nolan
    More details to come. 

    Share a loved one’s journey or listen to how others deal with theirs. 

    Questions? 
    Contact: Joanne Milby: 815.228-1858; Peg Gonet: 815.481.6465 or Bob Frig: 815.220.0202

  • Alzheimer's Caring Friends Meeting

    July 15, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmLower Level Meeting Room

    Meets the 3rd Monday of every month.  

    Share a loved one’s journey or listen to how others deal with theirs. 

    Questions? 
    Contact: Joanne Milby: 815.228-1858; Peg Gonet: 815.481.6465 or Bob Frig: 815.220.0202

July 16, 2024
  • Brick Builder's Club

    July 16, 2024 @ 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.

July 17, 2024
  • Wellness Wednesday- Blood Pressure/ Glucose Check

    July 17, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    • Get your blood pressure and blood sugar checked for FREE.
    • No Appointment Necessary.
    • A twelve-hour food and beverage fast is recommended for more accurate blood sugar test results.
  • Teen Sign Painting Class

    July 17, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Ages 12-18 

    Paint a sign for your bedroom door with local small business owner, Jyllian Ossola!  You may recognize her name from other local sign painting classes.  Jyllian Ossola is a creative arts instructor. She is a graduate of IVCC and owns her own business, Flipping Vintage, refurbishing furniture and home decor. She has also created signs for some local businesses. Along with teaching a variety of adult education programs such as barn quilts and home decor she instructs an after-school art program in Putnam County organized by IVCC. She also works as a Special Education teacher at Lighted Way Association in LaSalle. Jyllian believes that no one is ever too young or too old to create something beautiful.

     Registration is required.  The program is FREE!

    Register here

     If for some reason you register and cannot make it, please email [email protected] so that space can be assigned to a waiting artist.

July 18, 2024
  • Thursday Tots

    July 18, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    For toddlers ages 1-3. We will meet every Thursday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

    Takes place in the Children's Library.

  • ABC Book Club

    July 18, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The Afternoon Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the Month at 2 pm.   Come join the discussion and find some new reads along the way.  Everyone is welcome.  Contact Marti Pack at 815-223-0229 or [email protected],  if you have any questions.

July 19, 2024
  • Tech Help Fridays

    July 19, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Drop in Story Hour

    July 19, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    New story hour for preschool and elementary-aged children! Join us for a story, songs, rhymes, and crafts on Fridays this summer. We hope to see you there!

  • IL Valley Youth Symphony

    July 19, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmMain Library

    Join us for an evening of music.   The performance will feature several musical selections, including  Schubert Marche Militaire, Finale from Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Soon Hee Newbold Appalachian Hymn, and other works

    Since 1987 the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony has provided students with a valuable and unique musical experience through weekly rehearsals and regular performances. Currently, the IVYSO offers 3 levels of string orchestra for students in grades 3-12.

July 20, 2024
  • Peruvian Purlers

    July 20, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLower Level 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.  Takes place in the Adult Library- teen area the month of February.

July 22, 2024
  • Books and Babies

    July 22, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amChildren's Library

    Books and Babies will take place in the Youth library.  For ages 6 weeks to 24 months. 

    We will meet every Monday. Activity or craft will follow Storytime!

  • Summer Break- Write Here- Adult Writing Club

    July 22, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Our Adult writing club will be on Summer break for May, June & July.

July 23, 2024
  • Color Me Calm

    July 23, 2024 @ 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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