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Limestone Township Library District       Volume 16, Issue 3


The BookMark!

2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee         815-939-1696

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.

Registration for programs is required prior to the day of the event.
Register by calling the library or stopping by the Front Desk
Adult Programming
Adult Book Club 
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Join us for lively discussion as we explore various genres every month. Books are available for pick up at the Front Desk, or we can order a copy if needed. Fall book club selections are:
Sept. 13 -
Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson
October 11 - Still Lifeby Louise Penny
Nov. 8 - Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Coloring for Adults
September 12 & November 14

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
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.
YA/Adult Craft Night
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
September 20:
Mason Jar  Craft
October 18: Glitz and Glam Wine Bottle
Join us as Miss Pat leads us to make a decorative craft fitting for the
season. This event is for young adults and adults. All supplies are included; there is no program fee.

Holiday Craft and More at Busse and Rieck's
Tuesday November 1
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Take an adult field trip to Busse and Rieck's for a night of fun. We will be making a holiday craft along with seeing the latest home decor styles.
There is a $5.00 fee payable upon registration

Veterans Reception
Thurs November 10
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

We invite area veterans to join us for coffee and small refreshments to honor their service for our country.

Crochet with Helen
Thursday, November 9
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Take on a simple crocheting project as Helen teaches us how to make a Gingerbread Man Ornament.
A supply list is available upon registration.
Computer Classes

Computer Basics Tues Sept. 27  Mon October 17   Mon Nov. 7.
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn how to use the computer. Get comfortable with Password login,
file storage locations, Microsoft Office programs, keyboarding, and printing.
Computer Skills Class:
Email Basics

Friday, Sept. 30
Wed November 16
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn how to communicate effectively with email to send your message. We will learn how to attach documents, add  web links, identify spam, and block unwelcome emails. Users need to bring a valid email account.
Intro to the Internet
Wed October 19
10 AM-11:30 PM
Explore how to safely navigate the Internet.  This course will include visits to several websites that will provide you valuable information.
Beginning Excel
Thurs October 6
Thurs October 27
6:00-7:30 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.

Google Docs
Thurs Nov. 3 and
Thurs Nov. 10

6:00-7:30 p.m.
You will learn Google Docs basics; how to create and format documents, manage documents with multiple users, and build a Docs archive.  Users are required to bring a valid Gmail account to login. 

See a program that you would like to attend?
Call the Library at      815-939-1696
to register.

The Limestone Township Library will be closed on these days:
Mon September 5 - Labor Day;
Mon October 10
- Columbus Day;
Fri November 11 - Veterans' Day;
Thurs Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving;
 Fri November 25 -Day after Thanksgiving.
Events for 
American Girl Day
Sat October 1
12 Noon - 2 P.M.

Celebrate the 1930s with a Mother/Daughter movie date featuring a Kit Kittredge movie and craft of the era. 
For Moms and their children in 1st grade and older. This is a KALA (Kankakee Area Library Association)
One Book, One Community Event

Dave Clark PresentsProhibition 
Thurs Oct 13th 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Local historian Dave Clark will talk about the  influence of Prohibition and Al Capone in the Kankakee County area. This is a KALA One Book, One Community Event.

Friends of the Limestone Library
Fall Festival
Sat October 29 12:30  - 2:30 PM

Our annual fall celebration promises fun for the whole family with crafts, a performance from Mr. Magic,
and the annual book sale.

Family Reading Night
Tues Nov 22
6:30 P.M. 7:30 P.M.

For all Ages
It's a Read for the Win as we have fun celebrating families reading together!

Movie Day!
Wed Nov 23
1:00 P.M.

School is out!
So spend your day at the Library with friends watching a movie, eating popcorn and drinking lemonade.
Teen Book Club
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
A book club just for teens in 9th through 12th Grade featuring the latest series and award nominated  YA books. We will meet the last Tuesday every month.
Fall Selections are as follows:
Sept. 27: Cinder
October 25: Scarlet
November 29: Cress

Caudill Book Club Last Monday of the Month
6:30-7:30 PM

Calling  all kids in 4th - 8th Grade. Come together to read and talk about one Caudill book each month.
Fall Selections are as follows:
September 26 - Three Times Lucky,
October 24 -Lincoln's Grave Robbers,
November 28 -
The President Has Been Shot

Monarch Book Club
First Monday of the Month
October 3   November 7

6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
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.
One Book,
One Community Event

Book Discussion Tues Oct 18
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Kids in 5th -8th Grade can get together to talk about
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.
Books will be available for pick up before the meeting or we can put one on hold for you. KALA is the Kankakee Area Library Association.
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program updates

Sat October 15
Sat November 19
    1:00   - 2:00 PM  
 4th Grade & older 

Compete against family and friends with the word game that has you pull out letter tiles and fill the available spaces on the board  for the most points.

One Book, One Community
The Kankakee Area Library Association announced that their selection for One Book,          One Community is
Get Capone by Jonathon Eig.
Watch for KALA One Book,
One Community events listings in the month of October.
Pre-K - KindergartenStorytime
Tuesdays  at 10:00 A.M. September 6, 13, & 27; October 4, 11, & 25; November 1, 15, & 29. Storytime is a mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to
five-year-old children.
Storytime at Night
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Sept. 8 & Sept. 29;
Oct. 6 & Oct. 27;
November 3
Enjoy Storytime
activities during
an evening session. 

Tiny Explorers    10:00 A.M.
September 20;
October 18;
November 22
Playing at a number of stations, children will learn fine motor skills with the help of manipulative toys. These activities are meant for children from ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Lego Building
Sat Sept. 10 & 24;
Sat October 8;
Sat Nov. 5 & 26

1:00 PM - 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.

Holiday Craft:
Little Witch
Sat October 22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
and Up
Join us for crafting time as we make a witch to use as a Halloween decoration.
All supplies are provided; there is no fee for this program.
Young Adults

 Banzai! Financial Literacy
4th-8th Grade
Sat Nov. 12,
1:00 - 2:00 PM
& Mon Nov. 14,
6:30 - 7:30 PM

9th-12th Grade
Thurs Nov. 17
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
& Sat  Nov. 19
1:00 - 2:00 P.M
Banzai! is a computer-based educational tool that helps teach the value of a dollar. Sponsored by Riverside Community Credit Union, the program starts with a pre-test that takes the participant through a group of life financial situations. The program runs two days for each age group.