"Finding Fossils in Point Rock Park"

Saturday, October 14 from 2-4 pm

This program will feature paleontologist Dr. Robin Whatley, Associate Professor in the Science and Mathematics Department at Chicago’s Columbia College.

Residents who have fossils and interesting geological specimens in their possession are encouraged to bring them to the program for a “show and tell”

Following the introductory program, Dr. Whatley will then lead an informal fossil hunt and walk in Point Rock Park to look at the fossil record of ancient animals and environments that can be seen in the park’s limestone rock faces.

For information and to sign up for the geology program, call the Mount Carroll District Library at 815-244-1751 This program is open to all ages.

SLAM CABARET DEUX

Saturday, October 21 at Henry's Double K in Mount Carroll at 7:00 pm

A special evening of performance poetry and spoken word.
Hosted by Marc Kelly Smith
Featuring-from France!-the Slam Poetry Group "Zurg and Yopo"
Plus
The Round Midnight Jazz Trio from Dubuque
Guest Poets from The Green Mill in Chicago
Local performance Poets form the poetry workshop in Mount Carroll
This is an Open Mic! Speak your mind!
$50 fo Best Performance
Tickets $10.00 - H.S. Students Get in Free!
Tickets available at the Mount Carroll Library
Proceeds will benefit future library programs.
Sponsored by The Mount Carroll District Library and Henry's Double K

NEW MATERIALS

FICTION

Reincarnation Blues – Michael Poore
Seeing Red – Sandra Brown
The Right Time – Danielle Steel
The Driver – Hart Hanson
Sourdough – Robin Sloan
The Address – Fiona Davis
Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
How to Find Love in a Bookshop – Veronica Henry
The Velveteen Daughter – Laurel Davis Huber
Emma in the Night – Wendy Walker
Garden of Her heart – Shanna Hatfield
Home of Her Heart – Shanna Hatfield
Stalking Ground – Margaret Mizushima
Hunting Hour – Margaret Mizushima
Virtue Falls – Christina Dodd

NON FICTION

Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family – Kathy McKeon
The Cancer Revolution – Leigh Erin Connealy
Living with Cancer – Vicki A. Jackson
Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill – Nishi Whiteley
JUVENILE
Minecraft: The Island – Max Brooks

DVD

The Hero
Beatriz at Dinner
Paris Can Wait
The Big Sick
Longmire Season 1

GENEROUS DONATIONS

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher – lee Child
Boar Island – Nevada Barr
Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect – Jonice Webb

Mount Carroll District Library Expands Service Area

All persons residing in the West Carroll School District will soon have access to public library services. The Mount Carroll District Library Board of Trustees, at its regular September 13th board meeting, approved an ordinance to expand its district north and east of Mount Carroll, eliminating the West Carroll School District’s public library service gap. The area includes parts of Salem, Freedom, and Woodland Townships.
“The Mount Carroll District Library has come under increasing pressure over the years to provide materials, electronic access, research assistance and programming to school children and individuals who reside nearby, but outside our boundaries,” said Dan Brinkmeier, President of the Mount Carroll District Library Board. Expansion planning began in 2013 with a series of focus group meetings consisting of community members, board members, and library consultants.
“The library isn’t just about books anymore.” said Pam Naples, Director of the Mount Carroll Library, “The mission of the library is to serve as a gathering place and a gateway to knowledge, community resources, and an opportunity for life-long learning.”
During the past 15 months, 8,414 people visited the library and 2,011 people participated in 241 programs. Over 11,000 items (almost 6 items per hour) were borrowed from the library’s collection of books, e-books, and DVDs. Five public access computers were in constant use. Free, open-access WIFI was used day and night both inside and outside the library building.
By expanding its service area, the Mount Carroll District Library expects to better meet the needs of all patrons. The library will increase hours, services, and programming. In the longer-term, a facilities upgrade and addition to the west side of the current building is planned to provide needed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility compliance, rest rooms, a meeting room, distance-learning facilities, and space for services, materials, and additional programming.
New patrons are invited to a special event at the library on Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 am to learn more about the expansion and library services. For more information contact: Pam Naples 815-244-1751

Poetry Slam Workshop

Sign up today for performance poetry workshops with Marc Kelly Smith at the Mount Carroll District Library!

Starting Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:30 to 9 pm for 3 sessions at the Mount Carroll Library
208 N. Main

Participants from high school age and above are encouraged to sign-up today. There is no charge for the workshops. Space is limited.

To register please call the Library at 815-244-1751

Brain Health Series

Join us for an interactive, three-part series designed to better understand our brains as we mature. Each session will cover information related to brain health research, as well as fun and interesting strategies and exercises to challenge ourselves.
Sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension

September 19 & 26 at 2:00pm and October 10 at 10am

New Materials

NEW MATERIALS
FICTION
Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
The Broken Road – Richard Paul Evans
Y is for Yesterday – Sue Grafton
If the Creek Don’t Rise – Leah Weiss
Gone to Dust – Matt Goldman
Class Mon – Laurie Gelman
NON FICTION
The Boy Who Loved Too Much – Jennifer Latson
The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II – Svetlana Alexievich
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land – Monica Hesse
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories – Laura Shapiro
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety – Jimmy Carter

JUVENILE
Trapped in a Video Game – Dustin Brady
Victor Sparks: The Apocalypse Hero – Joe Smith
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
Dragons Love Tacos 2 – Adam RubinMinecraft: The Island – Max Brooks
Black Belt Bunny – Jacky Davis
What Do You Do With an Idea? – Kobi Yamada
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth – Judd Winick
Game Changer – John Coy
Around the World – John Coy
Night Driving – John Coy

YOUND ADULT
Gap Life – John Coy

DVD
The Lost City of Z
The Dinner
Wakefield
Split

GENEROUS DONATIONS

The Last Secret of the Deverills – Santa Montefiore
Leopard at the Door – Jennifer McVeigh
The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness - Anthony A. Goodman
The War That Saved My Life – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Escape Room in a Haunted Library!

Reginald, the resident ghost, has been stealing books from the library and hiding them in the basement. Do you have what it takes to find the books and return them to the librarian?
Thursdays in August! Two Sessions offered!
6:15-7:15 & 7:30-8:30
For High School Students, Adults, and Families. Teams of 2 to 6 people. Register online or at the Mount Carroll Library. Free of Charge.

New Materials!

FICTION
Testimony – Scott Turow
Whiskey & Charlie – Annabel Smith
Do Not Become Alarmed – Maile Meloy
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Salt House – Lisa Duffy
The Little French Bistro – Nina George
Camino Island – John Grisham
Jewelweed – David Rhodes
Same Beach, Next year – Dorothea Benton Frank
Since We Fell – Dennis Lehane

NON FICTION
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Sherman Alexie
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam – Mark Bowden
Settle for More – Megyn Kelly
Born a Crime – Trevor Noah
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2017
Guinness World Records 2017
Minecraft: Guide to Creative

JUVENILE FICTION
Dog Man, Dog Man Unleashed, Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties – Dav Pilkey
The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, and The land of Stories – Chris Colfer

DVD
The Shack
Founder
Logan
Planet Earth II
Gold
Life Animated

GENEROUS DONATIONS

YOUNG ADULT
My First Love – Francine Pascal
For Keeps – Natasha Friend
So Much Closer – Susane Colasanti
The Infinite Sea – Rick Yancey
Let It Snow – John Green

SUMMER READING

SUMMER READING PROGRAM – COMMUNITY HELPERS
On Wednesday Mornings beginning June 21st through July 26th at 10:00am
We will have stories, crafts, and snacks at each session along with a visit from or a visit to community helpers: employees from the post office, ambulance, veterinary clinic, farm, bank, and nursing home.

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