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The Friendly Library


Limestone Township Library               Vol. 17 Issue 4
 

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 Scrabble
Tues., September 5
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. This event also takes place on October 23rd, November 6th, and December 11th.
 
Adult Book Club 
September 12
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Join us as we discuss Small Great Things by Jodi Picoults, a contemporary drama about the after effects of a black nurse and white supremicist family demands in a labor delivery ward. Books are available for pick up at the Front Desk.
 
YA/Adult Craft
Tues., September 14
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Get out for a night of Crafting a Hooty Owl. All supplies are included and there is no fee. This program also occurs October 14th (Halloween Décor),November 9th (Origami Holiday Wreath), and December 14th (Holiday decor).
 

Pushing the Limits – Change
PLACE Science Program
Sat., September 16
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Book Club meets Science Café to discuss extreme weather, climate change, and community resiliency with Dr. Jason Webster, NOAA science partner. Register in advance at the Library. The first 20 people to register will receive a free copy of “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago” by Eric Klinenberg. This program made possible by a grant from Public Libraries  Advancing
Community Engagement (PLACE).
This event also takes place on
October 7 (Community) and
November 4
 (Strategy).

Adult Coloring
Mon., September 18
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 October 16 , November 13, and December 18.
 
Medicare Basics: Which Plan is for You?
Tues. September 26
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Learn about the various medicare supplement plans and how to tell which has the features you want w
ith Patricia Hanley independent insurance consultant.
 

Discover our Storybags!
Each storybag comes with a book, an activity sheet, and a stuffed animal or activity that goes with the theme of the book. They are available for a three-week check out. Ask a staff member where to find them.

Computer Classes
 
Beginning Excel
Thurs., Oct. 5
and 12

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Build your Excel skills in this session for beginners. Gain hands-on experience by learning how to work with formulas, enter and edit data, create charts, format worksheets, and much more.  Practice what you learn by creating your own usable worksheets.

Intro to Computers
Wed., Oct. 11
6:00  – 7:30 P.M.
Learn the basic information about your computer starting with learning how to turn it on and off, save files, get to the internet, and other basic functions.

 
Computer Q&A – One-on-One
Wed., October 18
6:00 P.M.;
6:30 P.M.;
& 7:00 P.M.

Sign up to get a 20 minute one-on-one tutorial about your computer. Bring your laptop or device and plan for an half an hour of active learning.

E-Resources Introduction
Wed., October 25
6:00  – 7:00 P.M.
Are you curious about digital resources that the library offers to you the patron? Sign up for this class that teaches you how to utilize Omni for ebooks or Zinio/RD for magazines. Learn about Tumblebooks and World Book Online as well.

See something you would like to attend? Call the library at  815-939-1696 and register over
the phone.

    Grandparents               and Me           Storytime at Night
Thurs., Sept. 7
6:30  – 7:30 P.M.
Pre-k and up

Come for Storytime with Grandma and Grandpa in the Evening. 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.

 
Getting Ready for Kindergarten Kickoff
Thurs., Sept. 28   at the Limestone Township Firehouse  6:30 – 7:30 P.M. Ages 3 – 5 years old Join us as we kick-off our year-long 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program with a visit to the Limestone Township Fire Department.
 
One Book One Community Event:
Topiaries for your Home at Busse and Rieck
Tues., October 3
6:30  – 7:30 P.M.

Join us as we take an Adult field trip to Busse and Rieck to learn how to create and decorate a topiary plant.

 
Friends of the Limestone Township Library  Annual Fall Festival.
Sat., October 28

10 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Spend the day with us and our Open Air Craft Market. There will be stories, crafts, and games for kids. Browse the book sale and start looking for the perfect hostess gifts. Costumes are encouraged.
Veteran’s Reception
Fri., Nov. 10
1:00  - 3:00 P.M.   
We invite area veterans to join us for coffee and small refreshments to honor their service for our country.

National Family Reading Night
Tues., Nov. 14
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Pre-k and up
Join us for fun activities as we celebrate the joy of families reading together. There will be games, crafts, and storytime.


Kindergarten and Up
                             
Lego Building    
Sat.,Sept. 9      
1:00  -  2:00 PM

Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Join us and other Lego enthusiasts for an afternoon of building fun. For children in Kindergarten and up. This event will also occur on November 18th, December 2nd, and December 23rd.

 
Halloween Craft
Sat., Oct. 14     1:00  – 2:00 P.M Kindergarten and up
Have fun making a fun spooky craft for the Halloween season. All supplies are provided, there is no cost for this program.


School’s Out Movie Day –           Sat., Nov. 25       1:00 – 3:00 P.M.      School is out! Come to the Library and watch a movie with your friends. Popcorn and Lemonade will be served. This program will also happen on December 26th, December 28th, and December 29th.
 
Family Gingerbread House Workshop
Sat., December 16
11:30. – 12:30 P.M. or 1:00 - 2:30 P.M.
Children of all ages can make gingerbread houses. All supplies are provided; there is no cost for this program. You can choose to do either the 11:30 A.M. session or the 1:00 P.M. session. Parents need to stay with their child in second grade or below.

The Library will be closed the following days:
Mon., September 4
Labor Day
Mon., October 9
Columbus Day
Sat., November 11
Veterans Day
Thurs., Nov. 23
Thanksgiving Day
Fri., Nov. 24
 

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Monarch Book Club
Mon., September 11
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
1st- 3rd Grade

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 October 5th, November 2nd, and December 7th.

Teen Book Club
Tues., September 19
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Read and discuss Y.A. novels for young adults in 9th - 12th grades. Books are available at the Front Desk. September’s Selection is Witch & Wizard. This event will also take place on October 31st (The Gift), November 28th (The Fire), and December 27th  (The Kiss).


Caudill Book Club
Monday, September 25
6:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
4th – 8th Grades

Kid in 4th-7th 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 September is The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley PearsallThis event will also take place on October 30th(Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman), November 27th (I Will Always Write Back by Martine Ganda), and December 26th (The Boy on the Wooden Box).

 

Pre-K thru Kindergarten

Storytime
Tuesday, September 5
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 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. Also meeting on Sept. 12th and 26th; October 3rd, 10th, 24th, and 31st; November 7th, 14th, and 28th; and December 5th, 12th, and 26th.

Grandparents     and Me       Storytime at Night
Thurs., Sept. 7
6:30  – 7:30 P.M.

Pre-k and up
Come for Storytime with Grandma and Grandpa in the Evening. 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.

Tiny Explorers  Tues., Sept. 19  10:00 – 11:00 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 October 17th,November 21st, and December 19th.

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!
Having a library card give you access to many sources of learning - in or out of school. What card do you have in your wallet?

An Evening
with Santa

Mon., December 4
Starting Time
6:00 P.M.

Join the Friends of the Limestone Township Library District as they present An Evening with Santa. Don’t miss out on Santa reading Clement Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Afterwards, the children can share their personal wish lists with Santa in the Peterson Schoolhouse. This program is for children in pre-school through 3rdGrade.

YA/Adult Craft
Tues., Sept. 14
6:30  – 7:30 P.M.

Get out for a night of Crafting a Hooty Owl. All supplies are included and there is no fee. This program also occurs October 14th(Halloween Décor), November 9th(Origami Holiday Wreath), and December 14th (Holiday Decor).