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OCTOBER 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
Oct 3, 5:30 pm
Oct 10, 5:30 pm
Oct 17, 5:30 pm
Oct 24, 5:30 pm
Oct 31, 5:30 pm

Widmark Wednesday Movies
Oct 12, 5:30 pm

In-Person Preschool Storytime and Craft
Tues, Oct 4, 10:30 am – The 3 Little Pigs and 3 Little Pig collage
Tues, Oct 11, 10:30 am
– Scary Things and Blown Straw painting
Tues, Oct 18, 10:30 am
– Bats and Bat finger puppet craft
Tues, Oct 25, 10:30 am
– Spooky Things and Spider tote
Monday, Oct 31, 5:00–5:30 pm Pre-Trick-or-Treat Storytime Families with preschool and school-age children are invited to stop into the Youth Services area for some not-so-spooky stories and songs, as well as a goody bag of treats!

Tuesday, Oct 4 PPL “Take and Make”—Stuffed Mushroom Craft The October “Take and Make” project is a whimsical woodland mushroom.  Gather your mushroom kit starting on Tuesday, October 4th, while supplies last. The kit will include instructions (including an example of Lisa’s alternate version, which is a mushroom gnome)and supplies to make a red and white mushroom. Then you can use materials that you might have at home to create your own version.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 6:00 pm Haunted History with Terry Lynch Mr. Lynch is a nationally recognized actor and history enthusiast with a wide following throughout the state. His one man interactive presentations give audiences a new, first person perspective on the people and events that make up our history and culture. During this program Mr. Lynch will explore the entertaining and chilling tales of the historical hauntings of the Midwest. Stories of the S.S. Eastland, Brookfield Zoo, Fort Dearborn Massacre, and John Dillinger (to name just a few) help to guarantee spooky goosebumps, while learning a bit of history at the same time!
This program is not intended for younger audiences. It is recommended for grade 6 to Adult.

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

Thursday, Oct 6, 5:30–7:30 pm Read Em and Weed Gardening Group This meeting will be discussing House Plants, different aspects of their care, and how to repot and prune large plants.  We will have plenty of time to go over questions you may have so come prepared and we can draw from the experience in the room to answer them.  All are welcome, if you like house plants, grow food, or just enjoy flowers…we have room for you.

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Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022, 7-8 pm Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward—Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.  This online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. REGISTER HERE

Thursday, Oct 13, 6:30 pm Page Turners Book Club The club’s October selection will be The Silent Patient, a New York Times-best-selling psychological thriller by Alex Michaelides. Patrons should call the library to reserve a copy of the book.  Bring a book title and author that you would recommend to the group for future monthly selections.  The Page Turners Book Club is open to all library card holders looking for their next great read!

Saturday, Oct 15, 10:00 am Medicare 101 Tim Burgess from Physicians Mutual, will talk about and answer questions on Medicare.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 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, Oct 19, 5:00–7:00 pm Friends of the Library Membership Appreciation Social Please stop by the Matson Meeting Room to enjoy a glass of wine or beverage, light snacks, and visit with fellow Friends, many of whom volunteer their time to make the library a more vibrant place. Bring a non-member and be entered into a drawing for gift certificates to the Friends of the Library used book sale.

Thursday, Oct 20, 6:00–8:00 pm Board Game and Card Playing Night Come for a social evening with your favorite board game and/or easy-to-play card games.

What We Hunt in the Shadows” Vampire Escape Room Friday, Oct 28, 10:00 am–7:00 pm; Saturday, Oct 29, 10:00 am –2:00 pm Looking for a spooky (but not-too-spooky) family or group activity for Halloween? The Princeton Public Library will be hosting “What We Hunt in the Shadows,” an escape room set in a vampire hunter’s study—where participants will solve riddles to find and unlock clues in order to defeat an evil vampire before they, too, become its victims!

The escape room will take place in the library’s Matson Meeting Room. Slots start on the hour with 45 minutes to find and destroy the vampire. Although this is a family-friendly event, puzzles will be best solved by 3rd grade and up, though younger siblings are welcome. We recommend groups of up to 6. REGISTRATION REQUIRED—call or stop by PPL Youth Services 815-875-1331, ext. 220