New Materials


The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb – Melanie Benjamin

Past Tense – Lee Child

On Second Thought – Kristen Higgins

Good Luck with That – Kristen Higgins

Sweetest Heartbreak – Heather Bentley

At the Wolf’s Table – Rosella Postorino

Temple Secrets – Susan Gabriel

Finding Dorothy – Elizabeth Letts

The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides


Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing

The Best of Royko: The Tribune Years – Mike Royko

Montaigne in Barn Boots – Michael Perry

Days on the Family Farm – Carrie A. Meyer


The Children Act

The Sisters Brothers


Boy Erased

The Wife

Bohemian Rhapsody

Learn Needle Tatting

Learn Needle Tatting with Catherine Pokropinski.

Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 am

All materials are provided.  Class size is limited, so please

 call the library to reserve your spot. 815-244-1751 

Weather Closings

The Library will be closed Wednesday, January 30 &

Thursday, January 31 due to the expected inclement weather. 

A Visit to Ireland: A Travelogue

Carol & Michelle visited many natural sites and historic landmarks during their two-week visit.  They will have photos and stories to share with us, as well as tips on trip planning and budgeting.

 Mount Carroll Public Library

Thursday, January 24th, at 6:00 pm



Abraham Lincoln and the Law

Our resident lifelong amateur historian Doug Bergren will be giving a talk on Abraham Lincoln’s life after he moved to Illinois, his prewar professional life, his early political career and his legislative efforts during the Civil War, and how they affect us today. Doug’s interest in Illinois and local history started when he failed to return a book on the Freeport Lincoln/Douglas Debate to the Freeport Public Library when he was in junior high school.

Thursday, January 17 at 6:00pm

Please call the library to register.


New Materials

Night of Miracles – Elizabeth Berg
The Dakota Winters – Tom Barbash
Once Upon a River – Diane Setterfield
Kingdom of the Blind – Louise Penny
Death of a Rainmaker – Laurie Loewenstein
Sunburn – Laura Lippman
The Travelling Cat Chronicles – Hiro Arikawa
Waiting for Eden – Elliot Ackerman
November Road – Lou Berney
The Night Visitor – Lucy Atkins

Natural Causes – Barbara Ehrenreich
Jello-O Girls – Allie Rowbottom

It’s a Book – Lane Smith
The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook – Selwyn E. Phipps
Dr. Ernest Drake’s Dragonology – Ernest Drake
Dinosaurology – Raleigh Rimes
Funny Jokes for Funny Kids – Doctor Meme
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce
Santa Bruce – Ryan T. Higgins
Big Cat, little cat – Elisha Cooper
Grumpy Monkey – Suzanne Lang
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas – Eric Litwin
Train Your Angry Dragon – Steve Herman
They All Saw a Cat – Brendan Wenzel
What Should Danny Do? – Ganit Levy
Miracle on 34th Street – Valentine Davies
The Tree of Goodness – Andrew Newman
The Christmas Wish – Lori Evert

How to Draw a Dragon: Drawing Dragons for Kids Step by Step – Water Studios
Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Guinness World Records 2019
Ripley’s Believe It or Not 2019

Black Panther

Simply Fabulous Jewelry and Accessory Sale

Beginning Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00am-1:00pm
at the Mount Carroll Library!

The sale
will feature a large selection of gently used jewelry and accessories at incredibly reasonable prices!!
The sale will continue through December 22nd during library business hours.

Refreshments will be served.
All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Mount Carroll District Library who support the library’s programming & restoration.


The Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Mount Carroll Library invite you to a Joint Outreach on Nov. 16th, 2018 from 9-12 at the Library.
Services provided:
-Answer employment & unemployment questions
-Create an Illinois Job Link (IJL) registration
-Assist with building resumes and searching for jobs in the IJL
-Aid with completing online job applications
-Provide guidance on filing unemployment claims and exploring career options
-Answer questions about networking, resume writing, interviewing , and completing applications
-Provide re-training information
Illinois businesses are hiring and looking for worker on , a site that is free for workers and employers; no-cost HR recruitment services are available at the website and at (877)342-7533.

Inspired by Nature

Saturday, November 17 at 10:00 am

A fun morning for families to create a natural ornament to take home and make one to hang on the community tree this holiday season.

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension

A Basic Lesson in Felt Embroidery

Deb Peterson will offer a class in how to make a felted needle holder and basic embroedery stitches to decorate it.

All materials are provided.

Class size is limited to 8; please call the library at 815-244-1751 to register.

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