New Materials!

The Nickel Boys – Colson Whitehead
Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough
The Lager Queen of Minnesota – J. Ryan Stradal
The Escape Room – Megan Goldin
The Last Book Party – Karen Dukess
Hello Girls - Brittany Cavallaro
The Oysterville Sewing Circle – Susan Wiggs
Outfox – Sandra Brown
The Last Good Guy – T. Jefferson Parker
The Bitterroots – C. J. Box
Midnight at the Blackbird Café – Heather Webber
The Great Unexpected – Dan Mooney

Three Women – Lisa Taddeo
The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip – Jeff Guinn
Beneath the Tamarind Tree – Isha Sesay
Fodor’s Alaska – Teela Ballas
3 Day Guide to Prague
Alaska Activity Guid
Alzheimer’s with My Mother, Eilleen -Jim Dicke II
I Heard You Paint Houses - Charles Brandt
Facebnook for dummies – Carolyn Abram
The Ghosts of Eden Park -Karen Abbott

Library Website Survey

We are interested in how you use the library website and how you would like to use it so we can redesign it with you in mind. Thanks for your input!

Introduction to Ukulele

Ever Want to Play the Ukulele?? Samantha Barra will be offering group lessons at the library! If you don't have your own to play, we will have instruments for you to use during the hour-long classes. For ages 5 and up! Registration for the lessons is required. 815-244-1751

New Materials!

FICTION Lost Roses - Martha Hall Kelly A Woman Is No Man – Etaf Rum Normal People – Sally Rooney Such a Perfect Wife – Kate White What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon The Confessions of Frannie Langton – Sara Collins The Guest Book – Sarah Black Disappearing Earth – Julia Phillips The Farm – Joanne Ramos Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss Gullah Secrets – Susan Gabriel Queen Bee – Dorothea Benton Frank The Unbreakables – Lisa Barr Most Dead Things – Kristen Anett City of Girls - Elizabeth Gilbert The Subway Girls – Susie Orman Schnall NON FICTION It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way – Lysa Terkeurst The Impossible – Joyce Smith Inside an Honor Killing – Lene Wold Once More We Saw Stars – Jayson Greene The Moment of Lift – Melinda Gates The Tippling Bros.: A Lime and a Shaker – Tad Carducci Aloha Rodeo – David Wolman DVD’S The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society Arctic Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again First Man The Upside Apollo 11 LARGE PRINT NON-FICTION The Line Becomes a River – Francisco Cantu LARGE PRINT FICTION Come Home to Me – Liz Talley The Golden State – Lydia Kiesling Lady of a Thousand Treasurer – Sandra Byrd Sunset Wins – Max Brand Give Me Your Hand – Megan Abbott The Fox – Frederick Forsyth Stay Hidden – Paul Doiron When the Lights Go Out – Mary Kubica Red Clark of the Arrowhead – Gordon Young Dangerous Illusions – Irene Hannon Mayhem & Mass – Olivia Matthews Dial Meow for Murder – Bethany Blake The Emperor of Shoes – Spencer Wise JUVENILE FICTION Dear Girl – Paris Rosenthal Dear Boy – Paris Rosenthal Milk From Cow to Carton – Aliki The Popcorn Book – Tomie dePaola The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig – Eugene Trivizas The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams Popcorn – Alex Moran Bertha and the Racing Pigeon – Pam Ayres A Young Man’s Dance – Laurie Knowlton I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat - Donald Hall “Let’s Get a PUP!” – Bob Graham Popcorn – Frank Asch Kitten and Friends – Aimee Chapman JUVENILE NON-FICTION The Milk Makers – Gail Gibbons Homing Pigeons – Jenny Fretland VanVoorst May I Pet Your Dog? – Stephanie Calmenson JUVENILE DVD’S Best of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel’s Winter Wonderland It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood All About Allergies Spooktacular Halloween! 20 Sports Stories How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World DONATIONS Colebridge Community Series – by Ann Hazelwood The Basement Quilt The Potting Shed Quilt The Funeral Parlor Quilt Jane Austen Quilt Club Ghostly Quilts on Main Quilted Lilies Quilted Christmas

Cooking with Herbs - Garlic

Thursday, May 16, 5:30
Learn how to grow, harvest and preserve herbs. Participants will cook a light meal to enjoy.
Call the library to register.
Presented by Illinois Extension

Oak Hill Cemetery


Mount Carroll, Illinois
Illustrating the tradition of the cultural and aesthetic roles of
“Garden Cemeteries” of Europe

The Mount Carroll District Library is continuing its series on the historical development of Mount Carroll, Illinois with a presentation exploring the relationship of the Oak Hill Cemetery to the European Rural Cemetery movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The “Building Downtown Communities Program” is a series of seminars created by Architectural Restoration Consultants, Inc. to further the understanding of historic preservation in the local community. Oak Hill Cemetery, practically speaking, is a place of entombment, but it is also, symbolically, built more for the living than for the dead. Oak Hill is an urban style cemetery in a rural environment with small town values and virtues.

On Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 6 PM the Mt. Carroll District Library will be the location of a program discussing the underlying philosophy and architectural creation of “Garden Cemeteries in Europe and America. Ernst Nemeth is recognized by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the National Park Service as an historic building assessor with over twenty five years of experience. A handbook concerning the presentation will be provided.

Seating is limited and to ensure receiving a handbook please make a reservation by contacting:

Mount Carroll District Library: 815-244-1751

"Look, See, Enjoy!"

Do you love art? Or...have you ever stood in front of a painting wondering, “What’s the big deal?”

“Look, See, Enjoy” is the first in a series of lively presentations, demonstrations, and discussions about art and art history for both beginners and experts to be held at the Mount Carroll District Library on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 pm.

Laurel Bergren, a former art dealer and forever Japanese art historian will weave together history, techniques, and art elements for a greater understanding and appreciation of Western and Eastern art. Famous and not-so-famous pieces of art from the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country, will form the basis of each session.

“Love of art is contagious,” says Laurel Bergren, “We will be using the Art Institute’s collection because it is so easily accessible by car for those who want to look at, see, and enjoy our subjects first-hand.”

Seating is limited, so please call the library at 815-244-1751 to register.


A local 4-H member will bring rabbits of different breeds so we can learn about them.

For more information and to register for this free program, please call the library at 815/244-1751. 

The Black Hawk Wars

Thursday, March 28th, at 6:00 pm

Our resident lifelong amateur historian Doug Bergren will be giving a presentation on the Blackhawk War, predicated on the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and other “legislative” efforts. Doug’s interest in the Blackhawk War and its local effect took shape when he decided to write his undergraduate paper for history. Doug’s talks at the Library are intended to offer information on the background events that isn’t taught in school that drive the much larger events we do learn about. Many of the laws passed in the 1830’s through the 1870’s still affect us to this day, and we may be surprised to learn as to which ones and how. 

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

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