MARCH 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
March 6, 5:30 pm
March 13, 5:30 pm
March 20, 5:30 pm
March 27, 5:30 pm

No Widmark Wednesday Movie this month

In-Person Preschool Storytime and Craft
Tues, March 7, 10:30 am – Lion and Styrofoam plate/tray prints
Tues, March 14, 10:30 am
– St. Patrick’s Day and Shamrock necklace craft
Tues, March 21, 10:30 am
– Pond Life and Pond Painting activity
Tues, March 28, 10:30 am
– Growing a Seed and “What Will Grow?” art activity

Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 pm Princeton Knitting & Crochet Group (Formerly Chicks with Sticks) Experienced and novice knitters and crocheters are welcome to join in this social crafting time.

Wednesday, March 1, 7 pm Virtual Presentation: Illinois Libraries Present The Weird and Wonderful World with Mary Roach Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times best-selling science author, Mary Roach—despite her claim that “people call me a science writer, though I don’t have a science degree and sometimes have to fake my way through interviews with experts I can’t understand”! Roach will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live. This program will be recorded and available for a limited time after the live presentation. The link will be shared with all registrants via Zoom (both those who register and attend and those who register and are unable to attend) REGISTER HERE

Thursday, March 2, 5:30 pm This month’s Read ‘Em and Weed Gardening Group discussion topic will be XXXXX. All levels of gardening enthusiasts are encouraged to stop in.

Saturday, March 4, 10 am Medicare 101 Tim Burgess from Physicians Mutual, will talk about and answer questions on Medicare.

Tuesday, March 7 March Take-n-Make: String Egg Get ready for spring with a colorful string egg. These are fun and easy to make. The end result will have you making more to decorate your home with. Make several eggs to place in a basket or string together to make a garland or a wreath. Use your creativity. We will supply you with instructions, embroidery string, and a water balloon. You will need water, glue, tweezers and a pin. The kits and instructions will be available March 7 while supplies last.

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-8 pm Meet the Candidates: Princeton City Council City Council Members Jerry Neumann and Hector Gomez will be asked to describe their role in city government and what they see as strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to good city management. Since they are running unopposed, they will be asked to offer their perspectives on specific issues that came up in their current terms as well as what they plan to do in the next two years. After each has made his presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions submitted by the audience. Hosted by Midwest Partners and the Princeton Public Library, in collaboration with the Bureau County Historical Society Missed the forum? Watch the video.

Thursday, March 9, 1–2:30 pm Alzheimer’s Support Group

Thursday, March 9, 3:30–5:30 pm Youth Dungeons & Dragons For ages 10 and up – second and fourth Thursdays 3:30-5:30 pm . For more information, contact the PPL Youth Services Desk (815) 875-1331, ext. 220 or e-mail jmargowski@princetonpl.org

A Nearly Normal Family by M. T. Edvardsson

Thursday, March 9, 6:30 pm Page Turners Book Club The book selected for March will be A Nearly Normal Family by M. T. Edvardsson, a canny, intensely suspenseful legal thriller. An 18-year-old teenager is accused of murdering a 32-year-old man, provoking a crisis for every person close to her and challenging the commandments of the law as they confront the bonds of love and family life.

Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 pm Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage for Women in Illinois,” presented by Jeanne Schultz Angel (In partnership with the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau) Prior to 1920, women were denied the vote in the majority of elections in the United States. The struggle for enfranchisement began with the birth of our nation and was strategized differently in our local, state, and federal elections. Despite what people today believe to be a straightforward goal, the path to women’s suffrage was infused with sexism and racism and triggered a fear of feminism whose roots are still seen today.
While wealthy women advocates played a vital role in the suffrage movement, they were not the only ones seeking enfranchisement. From attorney Ellen Martin, the first woman to vote in Illinois, to Ida B. Wells, a woman who did not let racism silence her voice, women’s suffrage has been a battle hard fought by a diverse group of activists in Illinois.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Sale takes place in the Friends Sale Room at the rear of the library. Patrons may enter through the front doors of the Library & follow the signs which will direct them to the sale.
Preview Members only: Wednesday March 15, 2023 4-6:30pm
Open To the Public:
Thursday, March 16
10am – 6pm
Friday, March 17 10am – 5pm
Saturday, March 18 10am – 2pm

Tuesday, March 21, 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.

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30-8 pm Meet the Candidates: Princeton School Board Each candidate will be asked to present their case for election in 10-15 minutes by describing wht they believe are the most important issues for school boards to address, in addition to discussing strengths and weaknesses in the schools and threats and opportunities in Princeton and the surrounding area. Candidates will also be asked to answer questions prepared on a range of topics pertinent to the issue of public schools and education. Hosted by Midwest Partners and the Princeton Public Library, in collaboration with the Bureau County Historical Society

Thursday, March 23, 3:30–5:30 pm Youth Dungeons & Dragons For ages 10 and up – second and fourth Thursdays 3:30-5:30 pm . For more information, contact the PPL Youth Services Desk (815) 875-1331, ext. 220 or e-mail jmargowski@princetonpl.org

Wednesday, March 28, 6:30–8 pm Meet the Mayoral Candidate Candidate Ray Mabry will have the opportunity to present his vision for the city and the mayor’s role within that vision. There will be a time for Q&A with the candidates after each presentation. Hosted by Midwest Partners and the Princeton Public Library, in collaboration with the Bureau County Historical Society

Tuesday, Mar 28, 4–7 pm Impact Life Blood Drive Sign up directly at https://www.bloodcenter.org to reserve your place and time.

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