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Due to the “High” COVID community level in our area, masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings, including when attending in-person library programs.
Two ways to attend virtual programs
Attend virtual programs from the comfort of your home on your own computer or device: register using the link provided in the program description.
View live streamed programs in person at the library: reserve your seat by visiting https://bit.ly/3uX9G4w or calling 309-274-2719. (In most cases, you will still have the opportunity to submit questions and comments through the library facilitator.)
Slide into Reading!
June 6 – July 31
We’re rooting for you to make a home run with reading this summer! Our Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, birth through adult. Read a little bit each day to earn a book, a pool party at Shore Acres, a Town Theatre movie ticket, a Peoria Chiefs ticket (K-8), a Peoria Rivermen ticket (K-12), and the chance to win the grand prize: a family membership at Peoria Riverfront Museum. Details & registration coming soon.
True Crime with Dr. Amanda Vicary
Wed., June 29 @ 6:30 pm
Dr. Amanda Vicary (Illinois Wesleyan University) will discuss her research on true crime and why people (especially women) like it. She’ll also explore two cases of potential wrongful convictions in Illinois that she teaches about in her classes (Barton McNeil and Jamie Snow), and Chester Weger, the convicted person in the Starved Rock murders case. Register for the Zoom link at bit.ly/3wE5BTt or come to the library for a watch party (RSVP at bit.ly/3G7QFjb).
Exhibit: Backyard Wildlife–Photography by Julie Dodge
June 3 – 30
Julie Dodge, local photographer, naturalist, and wildlife enthusiast, attracts many species of birds and wildlife to her backyard sanctuary. Julie recently restored her Mossville Bluffs property into a native woodland savanna to attract even more wildlife and pollinators. This series of images showcases the diversity of wildlife native to our region, including some birds that take up residence for a brief stay during the seasonal migration.
Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Michelle Zauner
Thur., June 30 @ 7 pm (rescheduled from original date of 5/30)
Join musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, “Crying in H Mart.” Jessica Hopper joins her in conversation. More info and registration online or call 309-274-2719.
Songwriting Workshop with Henry Alanna
Sat., July 16 @ 1 pm
Whether you’re new to songwriting or looking for some fresh tools, you can up your game in this workshop with musician/songwriter Henry Alanna. You’ll get the chance to play around with some basic rhythmic concepts and rhyme schemes, as well as explore some common chord structures and how to write a melody. Ages 14-adult. Click here to register or call 309-274-2719.
Concert: Henry Alanna
Sat., July 16 @ 2:30 pm
Henry Alanna describes themself as somewhere between an eclectic folk-punk goblin and a heartbroken, soft-spoken beetle, and has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, and the Indigo Girls. They enjoy creating music to find joy in the tragic and hurt in the beautiful. If you enjoy music that speaks to internal truths and quiet revelations, you’ve come to the right place. Click here to RSVP or call 309-274-2719.
Click on a club name or thumbnail to learn more.
An eclectic book club for adults that meets on third Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.
Fascinating true stories about our world, its people, creatures, history, science, and more. Meets last Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.
Explore stories told through the combination of words and visual art. Ages 16-adult. Meets first Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
Chat about whatever you’re currently reading, and share recommendations. Meets at Shore Acres on second Tuesdays at 12:00 pm.
Life is complex and many-layered, kind of like a taco. Chew on some of the issues facing our world on second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.
Other Recurring Programs
Get one-on-one help learning to download eBooks and use the library’s online resources for your tablet or smartphone. Call Seth at 309-247-2719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Have a specific program or technology you want to learn? Let us know by sending us an email at email@example.com.