Acoustic Instruments Night at the Library!

Thursday, August 23 at 6:00 pm

Will Mueller will bring assorted acoustic instruments for you to sample. Here's your chance to ask questions and learn what it takes to play thses instruments.

Will Mueller is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, originally from eastern and central Iowa, who continues a musical tradition that has been in his family for over five generations.

For ages 12 & up

This program is sponsored by The Freeport Art Museum, through The Illinois Arts Council.

Library Jam Session Friday, July 20 at 7:00

This event is one of several musical programs to come in the near future! So, grab your instrument and join us for an informal jam session! 
The Mount Carroll Library will be using an underutilized space in the library to offer a place to learn, teach, play and record music.

This program is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and the Freeport Art Museum. 

Putnam Museum Pass

 The Mount Carroll District Library has purchased a Library pass to the Putnam Museum.  This pass can be presented at the Putnam’s Ticketing Counter to be redeemed for up to five tickets to the General Admission Exhibits and Science Center.

The Putnam Museum, located in Davenport, is the oldest museum west of the Mississippi.  Known for its unique, submersive, and hands-on exhibits for people of all ages, the Putnam draws 150,000 visitors a year.

The pass is not redeemable for the Movie Theater or Blockbuster Exhibition Tickets, for the ASTC Reciprocal Program and does not provide discounts at the Museum Store or Snack Stop.

Please call or drop by the Library for details or to reserve the pass for a day or weekend. 815-244-1751

Architectural Evolution of Downtown Mount Carroll

A second program from The “Building Downtown Communities Program” series of seminars will be
presented on July 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Mount Carroll District Library. The first program focused on
the Mount Carroll Carnegie Public Library. This second program will discuss the evolution of Downtown
Mt. Carroll. The series of programs were created by Architectural Restoration Consultants, Inc. to
further the understanding of historic preservation in the local community. The downtown has
traditionally been the commercial and social center of community activity. The historic downtown
usually has the most unique buildings creating a sense of place. This program will combine the history of
building development from the original mill site up Market Street to the branching of building along
Main Street. The architectural styles, building materials and preservation, businesses, and the history
will be discussed along with a walking tour of the downtown.

The program will be presented from an architectural restoration consultant’s perspective. 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 along with information concerning the preservation and restoration of historic
buildings.

Seating is limited and to ensure receiving a handbook please make a reservation by contacting:
Mount Carroll District Library: 815-244-1751

Go North to Alaska! A Travelogue

The Mount Carroll District Library continues its Travelogue Series  on Thursday, June 21st, with  Mount Carroll’s own Tom and Nola Charles. Tom and Nola will share tips on how to take “the road off the beaten path” when visiting Alaska, based on their extensive vagabonding around the 49th state in 2016 and 2017.  Their presentation begins at 6 pm.

  

Memorial Day Presentation

Learn about what it meant to “Fly over The Hump” with WWII Army Air Corps

veteran Jim Hartman during a special Memorial Day presentation on Monday, May 28, at 2 pm at the Mount Carroll District Library. The library is honored to feature Jim, one of Mount Carroll’s WWII veterans, as he talks about his experiences flying B-24 Liberator heavy bombers in the China-Burma-India Theater of War, and what it was like to fly over the Himalayas (“The Hump”). Jim’s presentation will also feature photos of bombers from his personal collection taken during the war, as well as maps and diagrams that help to explain where he flew, and why.

History buffs, students, and the general public are encouraged to attend this special District Library presentation, and learn first hand

about WWII flying from someone who was there and saw it all!

  

New Materials

 FICTION

The Secret Sense of Wildflower – Susan Gabriel

The Girls in the picture – Melanie Benjamin

White Houses – Amy Bloom

An American Marriage – Tayari Jones

Now That You Mention It – Kristan Higgins

The Masterpiece – Francine Rivers

The Hush – John Hart

Only Killers and Thieves – Paul Howarth

Force of Nature – Jane Harper

The Accidental Empress – Allison Pataki

The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor

Sisters Like Us – Susan Mallery

The Promise of Dawn – Lauraine Snelling

The Hunger – Alma Katsu

Need to Know – Karen Cleveland

Closer Than You Know – Brad Parks

JUVENILE

Cat Knit – Jacob Grant

Raisin the Littlest Cow – Miriam Busch

DVD

Murder on the orient Express

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Darkest Hour

The Shape of Water

Lady Bird

 

Come North to Alaska: A Travelogue

The Mount Carroll District Library’s new Travelogue Series begins on Thursday, February 22, with a slide show presentation by Mount Carroll’s own Tom and Nola Charles. Tom and Nola will share tips on how to take “the road off the beaten path” when visiting Alaska, based on their extensive vagabonding around the 49th state in 2016 and 2017.  Their presentation begins at 6 pm.

  

Tell It Like It Is w/Stephanie Samuels

Make your own Edible conversation Hearts! Bring your ideas to the library and create your own valentine sweets.  All supplies provided. 

 

 

Jam Space Open House

Friday, January 26 at 6:00 pm

The Mount Carroll District Library is highlighting a new community informal music effort called "Jam Space" by hosting an evening of live music featuring regional band members, Evan & Drew, from "Westfield." Patrons, parents, and musicians of all ages and representing all musical genres are invited to learn and share ideas about the library's plan to make a vacant basement space available for the fostering of informal musical groupings. The space will be used to learn, teach, and explore music. This program is still being developed, and the library is inviting public participation in helping define the use of the space and helping in its management. The Jam Space is not limited to Mount Carroll-based musicians. 

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