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Take a Look at our Nook!
We now have Nook Simple Touches that you can place holds on and checkout with pre-loaded books- titles include GONE GIRL, THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY trilogy and many more. Ask the Adult Services Desk or the circulation desk - take one for a "test drive" today!
Street Release: My Bookshelf
Never sure when your favorite author is coming out with a new book? Want to be notified automatically when your favorite, newest fiction releases are ready for you to pick-up at the library. Join our Street Release by either printing out the form then bringing it into the library or stop in and fill one out. It's that easy!
Coffee and . . .
For Retirees and Seniors, the library meeting room is open on Mondays from 9am - 11am for you to enjoy a cup of coffee and . . . while you glance at the local newspapers, magazines, etc.
The Casual Crafter
Join us every 2nd Friday of the month (1:30-3p.m.) for craft time! We are a group of ladies who enjoy crafting and socializing. Each month we make a new craft; it's a fun way to end your week. If this sounds like it interests you, we would love to have you! Call Ann at 815/478-3987 to sign up, or there is a sign up sheet at the circulation desk. (To ensure enough materials, we encourage you to pre-register.)
Library Perks for Adults
Library Perks for Adults are available every day over by the newspapers and magazines. Have a cup of coffee or tea on us!
Just the Basics (Free Computer Tutoring)
If you are interested in signing up or for more information contact Adult Services - 478-3987. This class is not designed to be able to help people who need help in maintaining their Windows Operating System, or who currently have any other "technical" problems on their home computer. The goal of this class is to help those patrons who may be intimidated by getting started on a computer, and that this will allow them to start using the computer resources here at the library. Our recent Universal Classes purchase has offerings to help with Microsoft programs such as Word (see top of page).
It's All About the Yarn
We will see you again in the summer!
Manhattan-Elwood Quilting Group
So much going on that we have created a separate page - right side tab - to keep us sewing on the right path.
If you would like more information or to get added to our Group contact Pam by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Women Watching Movies
Every First Friday of the month- contact the Library for the titles. Popcorn provided. Call or email your reservation.
Guys' Night Out Movie Night
On the second Tuesday of every month, join us for a classic or modern movie for guys, the kind that your wife will want you to get out of the house and watch. Contact the Library for the titles. Popcorn provided. Call or email your reservation.
Guys' Night Out Movie Night
On the last Thursday of every month, join us for a classic movie that has withstood the test of time. Whether they are silent films, classic comedies, or film noir, there are many great films from the past century to celebrate, so come enjoy them with us. Contact the Library for the titles. Popcorn provided. Call or email your reservation.