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Limestone Township Library              Vol. 17 Issue 3



The BookMark!


2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee         815-939-1696          www.limestonelibrary.org

Library Hours

                        Monday through Thursday 10 A.M. - 8 P.M.                                                                    Friday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.                                             Saturday 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Adult Programming
Adult Coloring
Monday, June 5th
6:30 P.M. -7:30 PM
Come for an evening of coloring and relaxation as you create beautiful pictures. Bring your own coloring book and medium (colored pencils, markers, or crayons), or use our colored pencils and coloring pages.
This event will also take place on July 10th

Adult Craft
Tuesday, June 6th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Get out for a night
of Crafting a
Fairy Garden House.
All supplies are included and there is no fee.
This event also occurs Thursday, July 20th (Prism Sun Catchers).

Greener, Cleaner with Anna Stange
Monday, June 12th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Adults
Join us as Anna Stange teaches us how to make cleaning products for around the house that are environmentally friendly and
do a great job.

Adult Book Club 
Tuesday, June 13th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Join us for lively discussion as we talk about A Good Woman by Danielle Steel. There are books available at the desk. We can always put more on hold. This program will also occur on July 11th
Char Morgan
Fairy Garden Designs

Tuesday, June 20th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Join us as Char Morgan demonstrates how to make a fairy garden. All participants will leave with the start of their own special garden. All supplies are provided. There is no fee for this class.
Scrabble for Adults
Monday, July 17th
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Come out for a night of fun as you battle against opponents to see who can score the most points building words tile by tile.
Discovery Boxes
Looking for something to do on a quiet day?
Check out one of our discovery boxes.
Each box features games, books, and activities related to a single topic, such as the ocean, Mexico, painting, or counting.
Young Adult
6th Grade & up


Sculptures
Wed, June 14th
1:00 P.M –2:00 P.M. 6th Grade and Up.
Learn about sculptures and create your own designs for an afternoon of art fun.
Monogram Pizazz
Thurs, June 22nd
1:00 P.M -2:00 P.M.
Work on a design featuring your initial! All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.

Rubberband Art
Wed., June 28th
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
6th Grade and Up
Discover what you can create with something as simple as a rubberband.

Punk Art
Wed., July 5th
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
6th Grade and Up
Make something new and different featuring faux
metal techniques.
All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.

Painted Wine Bottles
Wed, July 12th
1 P.M. – 2 P.M.
6th Grade and Up
Take an empty wine bottle and paint it to look like anything your mind can imagine.

Metal Medallions
Weds, July 19th
1:00 P.M.-2:00P.M.
6th Grade and Up
Try your hand at metal working by creating a medallion of your own design. All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.

Teen Art and Craft Show
Saturday, July 22nd
11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Teens show off your mad arts and crafts skills at our open art show. Items will be available for sale and should be hand-made. For ages 13 - 19. Registration deadline is
July 15th, minimal space fee.
Call the Library for more information.
Father's Day Events

Father’s Day Craft
Friday, June 16th
1:00 P.M.– 2:00 P.M. Kindergarten and up. Have fun make a craft to celebrate your dad. There is no fee for this program all supplies are provided

Father/Child Lego Building
Saturday, June 17th
1:00P.M. – 2:00P.M.
Make it a special day with Dad in an afternoon of building fun. For children in Kindergarten and older.
Special Events

Summer Reading Kick-Off:
Easel Painting.

Saturday, June 10th
1:00 P.M.
All Ages
Help kick off our Reading by Design summer reading program by creating your own designs on our easels. Each session will last 30 minutes.

Family Night at the ONU Strickler Planetarium – Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
Tuesday, June 13th
6:30 P.M.
Join us for a night time field trip to the ONU Planetarium to learn about Solar Eclipses, how to safely watch them, and what we can learn that is otherwise hidden by the bright sun.


Chicago Fire Soccer Clinic
Wed., June 21st
1:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M.
K- 5th Grade
Held at the Limestone Hawkins Field
Learn skills and tips from members of the professional soccer staff to make your soccer playing ability that much better.
Advanced registration
is required.
Call the Library for required equipment

Summer Reading Program Finale
With Chris McBrien

Saturday, July 29th
10:30 A.M.–
11:15 A.M.
Celebrate the end of a fantastic Summer Reading program with
Chris McBrien,
the Magic Storyteller.

Semi-Annual
Book Sale

Starts Wednesday, June 7th
Stop in at the Library for our Semi-Annual Book Sale in the foyer. Hardbacks cost $1.00 each, and paperbacks are $.25 each. Children’s books are $.25 each. There will be many different titles.
The sale runs through Thursday, June 29th
Book Clubs

Monarch Book Club

Monday, June 5th
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Kids in 1st -3rd Grade have their own book club. We will read the book of the month at our gathering time and have a crafting session. This event will also take place on July 3rd.

Teen Book Club
Monday, June 26th
11 A.M. – 12 Noon
Read and discuss Y.A. novels for young adults in 9th - 12th grades. Books are available at the Front Desk. June’s Selection is Goodbye Days. This event will also take place on
July 24th.

Caudill Book Club
Monday, June 26
6:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.
4th – 8th Grades
Kids in 4th-8th Grade get to meet each month to discuss a Caudill Award winning book from the past year. Books are available for pick-up ahead of time at the Front Desk. The selection for June is The Paper Cowboy. This event will also take place on July 24th.

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3rd - 5th Grade Programs

University of ILL Extension - Engineer for a Day!
Tuesday, June 13th
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Presented by the University if Illinois Extension office, kids in 3rd-5thgrades will take on the challenges an engineer faces. A challenge will be introduced, and the kids will brainstorm how to solve it, design, build it, and test out their idea. Kids will learn how to solve real world problems using supplies they can find at home. This week's challenge is Oil Spills and Sailboats. This program also happens on:
June 20th -Bridges and Ziplines
June 27th - Rockets and Space
July 11th - Marble Mazes and Roller coasters.
See Something
that interests you?
Call the Library at 815-93916996
and register for
a program.
Author Appearances
Author Visit  Christopher Pender
The Phoenix #1
Thursday, June 22nd
6:30 P.M. – 7: 30  P.M.
Science Fiction and Horror short story writer and novelist Christopher Pender will visit with us to read from his new novel, The Phoenix. There will be a question-and-answer session.


New Author Visit
Drew Carriker

Tuesday, June 27th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Limestone resident Drew Carriker will read and discuss his first book, Randolph the Blue Nosed Reindeer.


Local Author Visit
Gary Moore

Thursday, July 13th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Local award-winning author Gary Moore will read from his latest book, The Final Service. There will also be a question-and-answer session.
Events for all Ages

Read to the Dogs
Monday, June 19th
6:30 P.M.–7:30 P.M.
Children will have a chance to read aloud to the trained therapy dogs on hand, giving the children a sense of confidence and companionship as they read.
This event also takes place
July 18th.
Movie Day –
Lego Batman
Friday, June 23rd
1:00 P.M.
All Ages
School is out!
Come to the Library and watch a movie with your friends. Popcorn and Lemonade will be served.
This event will also occur on June 30th
(A Dog’s Purpose),
July 14th
(Max 2 Whitehouse Hero),
and July 21st
(Monster Trucks).
Pre-School - Kindergarten
Storytime
Tues., June 13th 
10 A.M.–11 A.M.
Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to 5-year-old children. Storytime also meets on June 27, July 11,
and July 18.
Tiny Explorers
Tuesday, June 20th
10 A.M  – 11 A.M.
Playing at a number of stations, children will learn fine motor skills with the help of manipulatives. Activities are meant for children from ages 6 months to
5 years old.
This program also occurs July 18th.

Tiny Explorers at Night
Thurs., June 29th

6:30 P.M.–7:30 P.M.
Playing at a number of stations, children will learn fine motor skills with the help of manipulatives. Activities are meant for children from ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Container Gardening with Anna Stange
Monday, June 12th
1:00 P.M-2:00 P.M..
K – 2nd grade
Anna Stange will show younger children how to make a starter container garden. All supplies are included, there is no fee for this program.

Ready, Set, Draw
Monday, June 19th
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
K- 2nd Grade
Younger children will learn elementary steps of drawing while creating their own designs. All supplies are provided there is no fee for this program.
This program will also occur
Monday June 26th..

Fireworks Art
Monday July 3rd
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
K-2nd Grade
Younger children will create their own designs inspired by fireworks. All supplies are provided there is no fee for this program.

Glowing Art
Monday July 3rd
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
K-2nd Grade
Younger children will create their own designs that will glow on its own.
All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.
The Library will be closed on:
Monday, May 29th and
Tuesday, July 4th