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January 2020

Limestone Township Library District


2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee, IL

Try something different in the New Year!

Please register for any programs
one day prior to the event.

Call us if you have any questions
at 815-939-1696.
Manga/Anime Drawing Class
Thursday, January 2
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M

Learn how to draw in the popular Manga/Anime style with teacher Elena Turrell.
All supplies are provided,
there is no fee for this program.
Drop-in Tech Support
Friday, January 3
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Bring in your new devices and let Staff help you work it so you can read ebooks from Libby
and do simple procedures.
Speed Chess Tournament at Northfield Square Mall
Saturday, January 4
Open to all Ages

Start Time at 11:00 AM
Join the Limestone Township Library as they sponsor a Speed Chess Tournament at
Northfield Square Mall on January 4th.
This program is open to chess players of all ages. Start time is 11:00 A.M.
You can pre-register by calling the library
at 815-939-1696.
Special note: If possible, bring your own chess set, and chess clock. A cell phone with a Lichess app will work in place of a chess clock.  
Tuesday, January 7
10:15 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-years-old children.

NOTE: Storytime will then take a winter break                 till February 4, 2020.
Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 14        and January 28
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Join us for some gentle stretching
and muscle building using
yoga movements as our guide.
This program is for teens
and adults only.
This program is sponsored by           the Friends of the Limestone  Township Library District.
Chess Puzzles
How do I write my solution?
A chessboard is a grid meaning that every square has a name (i.e. e4, c6, d8, etc.). Pieces also have names. King=K, Queen=Q, Bishop=B, Knight=N, Rook=R, and pawn=a, b, c, etc. (depends on the letter of the file
it starts on).
A typical game might start out as 1. e4 (white's move) d5 (black's move) 2. exd5 ("x" stands for captures) Qxd5.
The puzzles are in order of Easy, Medium, and Hard.

How do I send in a solution?
You can email your solutions to to be entered in a monthly drawing to win a prize. Please also let us know if you find any mistakes with the puzzles       or if you have any questions.

Adult Book Club 
Tuesday, January 14
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Join us for lively conversation as we discuss
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen.       Books are available at the front desk 
Monarch Book Club
Saturday, January 18
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Kids in 1st -3rd Grade have their own book club.
We will read the award winning or nominated book at our gathering time and have a crafting session.
Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, January 21
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

The Friends of the
Limestone Township Library District
support and advocate for the Library.
Join us at our January meeting
and see how you can help our community.

Chess Club
Thursday, January  23
5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Join our chess club to learn
and improve your ability to play.
All ages are welcomed. 
Bluestem Book Club
Saturday, January 25
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Kids in 3rd – 5th Grade will meet each month to a discuss a book from the Bluestem Award Nominee list and have their own book club.
Adult Craft Night
Thursday, January 30th 
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

Join us for an evening of crafting as we decorate flower pots for succulents or your plant of choice.
There is no fee for this program but space is limited.
  The library will be closed 
the following days:
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  Wednesday, January 1, 2020
                                                                                                    Monday. January 20, 2020

Be on the look out for a program
on backyard gardening
and another Euchre tournament
in the month of February.

Did you see something you liked?
Register by calling the Library
at 815-939-1696.

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