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Monday January 23
  • 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm;  Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 6 pm.

     

    Recurs weekly
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Board of Trustees Meeting
    Recurs monthly
Tuesday January 24
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Sign & Sing Story Time

    Join our friends from Communication Junction for an in-person story time filled with stories, songs, movement, and bubbles! Ages 0-5.
    Please register here:https://engagedpatrons.org/Events.cfm?SiteID=2335

    Recurs monthly
  • 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 5 pm.

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday January 25
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm What the Tech?! Mobile Devices (iOS/Apple)

    This workshop is for those who have a new iOS/Apple mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or are considering getting one, and want to learn more about the basic functions. It will help you get connected, identify common apps, and build confidence in using your device safely. If you have an iOS/Apple device, please bring it with you to the workshop. 


    Please register at https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/adult-family-events/what-the-tech/ or call 309-274-2719. 

    Presented through the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T. 

  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm What the Tech?! Mobile Devices (iOS/Apple)

    This workshop is for those who have a new iOS/Apple mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or are considering getting one, and want to learn more about the basic functions. It will help you get connected, identify common apps, and build confidence in using your device safely. If you have an iOS/Apple device, please bring it with you to the workshop.


    Please register athttps://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/adult-family-events/what-the-tech/or call 309-274-2719.

    Presented through the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T.

  • 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 5 pm.

    Recurs weekly
  • 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Chinese Language & Culture

    Learn the basics of the Chinese language while experiencing festivals, food, and traditions. These free classes, taught by Chinese community member MengMeng, are open to adults and youth ages 10 & up.

    Attendees are encouraged to come to all seven sessions, as the concepts will build on each other, but you can also pick which ones fit your schedule. Details & registration at bit.ly/3UTcERh or call 309-274-2719. 

    January 25 – Greetings, tones, numbers, Chinese names 
    February 1 – Pronunciation I, introductions, age, countries, colors 
    February 8 – Pronunciation II, Chinese New Year activities, Chinese calendar, phrases I 
    February 15 – Pronunciation III, Dragon Boat festival, sticky dumplings, phrases II 
    February 22 – Pronunciation IV, Mid-Autumn festival, moon cakes, dialogues 
    March 1 – Chinese characters & calligraphy 
    March 15 – Friendly competition (Jeopardy!), additional language resources

    Recurs weekly
Thursday January 26
  • 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Lego Club

    Bring your friends and your imagination! Compete in a timed challenge and show off how creative you can be during the free build. Ages 4 and up.

    Recurs monthly
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Super Secret Graphic Novel Club

    Come talk about comics & graphic novels in a secret location at the library not normally open to the public! This month’s book is Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction, by Mike Mignola, and the password is “Broom” (mention it to a staff member for entry). Ages 16-adult.

    Recurs monthly
Friday January 27
Saturday January 28
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Paws to Read

     For kids who love dogs and love to read! Established in 2005 by the Peoria Humane Society, the Paws to Read program helps children develop their literacy skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs. The children have fun petting a furry friend while improving their reading skills and boosting their self-esteem.

    10 – 10:15 am: meet the dogs;
    10:15 am – 11 am: read to the dogs


    Dog and cat food donations are appreciated, but not required.

    Walk-ins are accepted, but your advance registration will help us know how many volunteers we will need and will guarantee your opportunity to read to a dog. Click the link to register: bit.ly/3uX9G4w or call: 309-274-2719

Sunday January 29
Monday January 30
  • 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm;  Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 6 pm.

     

    Recurs weekly
Tuesday January 31
  • 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 5 pm.

    Recurs weekly
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Curiosity & Cheesecake

    Reading this month: Inciting Joy: Essays, by Ross Gay
    Join us at the library to discuss fascinating true stories about our world, its people, creatures, history, science, and more! Copies of our current book are available to check out at the library. 
    Curiosity & Cheesecake is sponsored by Triple Dipple’s Treats & Delicacies: you’ll have the chance to sample their famous cheesecake at every meeting.
    More info at https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/adult-family-events/curiosity-cheesecake/.

    Bonus: Hear Ross Gay speak on January 11 as part of our Illinois Libraries Present series! Come to the library for a watch party of this live online event, or register for the Zoom link at https://bit.ly/Rossgay.

    Recurs monthly
Wednesday February 1
  • 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 5 pm.

    Recurs weekly
  • 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Chinese Language & Culture

    Learn the basics of the Chinese language while experiencing festivals, food, and traditions. These free classes, taught by Chinese community member MengMeng, are open to adults and youth ages 10 & up.

    Attendees are encouraged to come to all seven sessions, as the concepts will build on each other, but you can also pick which ones fit your schedule. Details & registration at bit.ly/3UTcERh or call 309-274-2719. 

    January 25 – Greetings, tones, numbers, Chinese names 
    February 1 – Pronunciation I, introductions, age, countries, colors 
    February 8 – Pronunciation II, Chinese New Year activities, Chinese calendar, phrases I 
    February 15 – Pronunciation III, Dragon Boat festival, sticky dumplings, phrases II 
    February 22 – Pronunciation IV, Mid-Autumn festival, moon cakes, dialogues 
    March 1 – Chinese characters & calligraphy 
    March 15 – Friendly competition (Jeopardy!), additional language resources

    Recurs weekly
Thursday February 2
  • 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Tween Creativity Club
    Recurs monthly
Friday February 3
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am Storytime @ the Library

    Join us for some fun with stories, songs, and a craft that encourages development of Early Literacy skills in young children. Parent/guardian participation with the craft is required. Ages 3 -5.

    Recurs monthly
Saturday February 4
Sunday February 5
Monday February 6
  • 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm;  Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 6 pm.

     

    Recurs weekly
Tuesday February 7
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Take & Make Craft

    Pick up a Take & Make Crafternoon kit every 2nd Monday of the month and follow along with the instructions on how to complete your creation!

    Recurs monthly
  • 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 5 pm.

    Recurs weekly
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Let's Taco 'bout It

    Reading this month: Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montell
    Life is complex and many-layered, kind of like a taco. Chew on some of the issues facing our world—and on actual tacos, too—in this discussion group. Copies of our current book are available to check out at the library.
    More info at https://www.chillicothepubliclibrary.org/adult-family-events/just-us-reading.

Wednesday February 8
  • 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm TeenSpace

    Looking for somewhere to hangout after school? Join us in the Youth Activity Room for snacks, comfy seats, games, video games and/or movies just for YOU. Ages 13 and up. Hangout starts at 2:45 pm, but drop in anytime! Mondays end at 4:45 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 5 pm.

    Recurs weekly
  • 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Chinese Language & Culture

    Learn the basics of the Chinese language while experiencing festivals, food, and traditions. These free classes, taught by Chinese community member MengMeng, are open to adults and youth ages 10 & up.

    Attendees are encouraged to come to all seven sessions, as the concepts will build on each other, but you can also pick which ones fit your schedule. Details & registration at bit.ly/3UTcERh or call 309-274-2719. 

    January 25 – Greetings, tones, numbers, Chinese names 
    February 1 – Pronunciation I, introductions, age, countries, colors 
    February 8 – Pronunciation II, Chinese New Year activities, Chinese calendar, phrases I 
    February 15 – Pronunciation III, Dragon Boat festival, sticky dumplings, phrases II 
    February 22 – Pronunciation IV, Mid-Autumn festival, moon cakes, dialogues 
    March 1 – Chinese characters & calligraphy 
    March 15 – Friendly competition (Jeopardy!), additional language resources

    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander

    Register for the Zoom link at bit.ly/ILP_KwameAlexander or come to the library for a watch party.

    Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Kwame will share ways to say yes to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he shares his own publishing journey. As a creator of more than 36 books, Kwame will energize our community to harness the power of words and storytelling for change! 

    Please note that this program will be presented live without a recording.

    Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author of 36 books, including Swing, Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson, Rebound, The Undefeated, The Crossover, and The Door of No Return. A regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover show on Disney+.

    This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. 

    To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

Thursday February 9
  • 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Lego Club

    Bring your friends and your imagination! Complete a challenge card or show off how creative you can be. New members are always welcome. Ages 4 and up.

    Recurs monthly
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cooking around the World

    Expand your horizons—and your palate—as you learn about the culture and cuisine of Southern India and sample some recipes! Register by Feb. 4 at bit.ly/3uX9G4w or call 309-274-2719. Visit cpldcooking.weebly.com for recipes and photos from past programs. 

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New Books

6 Times We Almost Kissed (and One Time We Did) by Sharpe, Tess, Author
Nick and Charlie : A Heartstopper Novella by Oseman, Alice, Author, Artist
Wings of Fire : the Graphic Novel. Book Six, Moon Rising by Sutherland, Tui, 1978- Author
The VIlla by Hawkins, Rachel, 1979- Author
Bright Winter Night by Brydon, Alli, Author
All That We Are by Stewart, Mariah, Author
Dragon Noodle Party : A Story of Chinese Zodiac Animals by Compestine, Ying Chang, Author
Rhinos At Recess by Osborne, Mary Pope, Author
Karen's Birthday by Farina, Katy, Author, Artist
Stuck With You by Burnell, Heather Ayris, Author
Exes and O's by Lea, Amy, Author
Spare by Harry, Prince, Duke of Sussex, 1984- Author
Loathe to Love You by Hazelwood, Ali, Author
The House In the Pines : A Novel by Reyes, Ana, 1982- Author
Bam and the Batwheels! by Wrecks, Billy, Author
The Hunter by Herrera, Jennifer, Author
Parker Grows A Garden by Curry, Parker, Author
All Hallows by Golden, Christopher, Author
Captain Stone's Revenge by Keene, Carolyn, Author
Passover : A Celebration of Freedom by Bader, Bonnie, Author
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