January Programs

Due to distributor contracts, we cannot list movie titles here. Please call the Circulation Desk if you would like more information about a particular movie night: 815-875-1331, ext 200. All movies are free and open to all.

Monday Night Movies
Jan 2 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY
Jan 9, 5:30 pm
Jan 16 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY
Jan 23, 5:30 pm

Jan 30, 5:30 pm

No Widmark Wednesday Movie this month

In-Person Preschool Storytime and Craft
Tues, Jan 3, 10:30 am – Kindness (with guest reader Brianna Legner) and snowflake craft
Tues, Jan 10, 10:30 am – Snowy stories and Sparkling salt painting
Tues, Jan 17, 10:30 am
– Fish and Egg carton fish
Tues, Jan 24, 10:30 am
– Feelings (with Miss Jacqui) and DIY Scratchboard (1 of 2–coloring)
Tues, Jan 31, 10:30 am – Patterns and DIY Scratchboard (2 of 2–scraping)

Wednesday, Jan 4, 5:30–7:30 pm Chicks with Sticks Experienced and novice knitters and crocheters are welcome to join in this social crafting time.

Tuesday, Jan 10 This month’s Take-n-Make Project is an Upcycled Clipboard. It’s a new year.  Why not use a pretty clipboard to help you hold your “to-do” list or to hold a picture from the recent holidays? We will supply a clipboard, decoupage, brush, decorative paper, and ribbon. These kits will be available on January 10 while supplies last.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 7-8 pm Illinois Libraries Present: Joy—A Conversation with Ross Gay Kick off your new year with a conversation about joy with best-selling essayist and award-winning poet Ross Gay. An exploration of the joy we incite when we turn our attention to what we love and what brings us together, Ross will discuss his most recent collection of essays, Inciting Joy, with performance poet Dan “Sully” Sullivan. REGISTER HERE

Thursday, Jan 12, 6:30 pm Page Turners Book Club The club’s December selection will be The Stars Are Fire, by Anita Shreve, an exquisitely suspenseful novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath–based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine’s history.

Monday, Jan 16 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY

Tuesday, Jan 17, 5:30–7:30 pm Music Jam Bring your instrument or a song to sing, or just come to listen and enjoy a casual evening of (mostly folk) music.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 4–7 pm Impact life Blood Drive Sign up directly at https://www.bloodcenter.org to reserve your place and time.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 6–7 pm Birth to Five Illinois Focus Group Birth to Five Illinois: Region 28 is hosting a focus group about early childhood services. This is a chance for parents/caregivers to voice challenges and concerns they have faced finding childcare and accessing early childhood services specific to the Princeton and surrounding areas. (Special incentive: those participating will receive a $25 gift card.) The information shared in this focus group will be collected as part of a regional scan. The goal of Birth to Five Illinois is to amplify input from parents, providers, and communities in the development of policies and funding priorities for early childhood services specific to our region. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit the region 28 webpage and contact the Regional Manager.

Thursday, Jan 26, 3:30–5:30 pm Youth Dungeons & Dragons for ages 10 and up. Kids learn how to play D&D at the library. January 26 will be character creation and basic rules; on February 9, we will begin play. The group will meet on 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the Matson Meeting Room.