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 Illinoisjoblink.com , a site that is free for workers and employers; no-cost HR recruitment services are available at the website www.Illinoisjoblink.com 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.

New Materials


The Dream Daughter – Diane Chamberlain

Fallout – Sara Paretsky

Lady of a Thousand Treasures – Sandra Byrd

The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris

Mycroft and Sherlock – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Washington Black – Esi Edugyan

The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton

The Dinner List – Rebecca Serle

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

Shelter in Place – Nora Roberts

A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult

Pachinko – Min Jin Lee


Chickens in the Road – Suzanne McMinn

Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture – Gabriel Thompson

The Sun Does Shine – Anthony Ray Hinton

Bright Line Eating – Susan Peirce Thompson

Rush: Revolution, Madness & the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father – Stephen Fried

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk – Ben Montgomery

The Good Neighbor: the Life and work of Fred Rogers – Maxwell King

Power Foods – Whole Living Magazine

Fear – Bob Woodward

These Truths: A History of the United States – Jill Lepore


The Missing Wife – Sheila O’Flanagan

The Masterpiece – Francine Rivers

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery – Jenny Colgan

The Bookshop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan

Winter Sisters – Robin Oliveira

The Healer’s Touch - Lori Copeland

The Sea Keeper’s Daughters – Lisa Wingate

Dead Reckoning – Mike Blakely

Bear Town – Fredrick Backman

The President is Missing – Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Nemesis – Catherine Coulter

Beach Rental – Grace Greene

By Invitation Only – Dorothea Benton Frank

My Italian Bulldozer – Alexander McCall Smith

Love Will Find a Way – Penny Appleton

Past Perfect - Danielle Steel

Fairytale – Danielle Steel

Fall From Grace – Danielle Steel

Trip to the Lake – Jamie Stonebridge

The Switch – Joseph Finder

Gallagher’s Pride – M. K. McClintock

The Alice Network – Kate Quinn

The Amish Girl Who Never Belonged – Samantha Price

Amish Trust – Ruth Harztler

Murder at Midnight (A Rex Graves Mystery) – C. S. Challinor

Under Fire - Grant Blackwood

Beach House for Rent – Mary Alice Monroe

I’ve Got My Eyes on You - Mary Higgins Clark

The Rooster Bar – John Grisham

The Life We Bury – Allen Eskens

A Soldier Finds Grace – Katherine Saint Clair

The Trembling Hills – Phyllis A. Whitney

Roses Have Thorns – Sandra Byrd

The Lightkeeper’s Daughters – Jean E. Pendiziwol

Sold on a Monday – Kristina McMorris


I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 – Lauren Tarshis

I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 – Lauren Tarshis


Molly’s Game

The Crown Season 1

Eighth Grade

Three Identical Strangers


I Saw the Light

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Ken Burns Presents The Mayo Clinic


Meteorites – Paul Sipiera

A Traveler’s Guide to Mars – William K. Hartmann

National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space – Linda K. Glover

West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express – Jim DeFelice

DONATIONS FROM STARNET for parents and educators

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life – Richard Louv

The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox – Erin E. Barton

Caring for Young Children with Special Needs – Cindy Croft

45 Strategies That Support Young Dual Language Learners – Shauna L. Tominey

Really Seeing Children – Deb Curtis

Big Questions for Young Minds – Janis Strasser

DONATIONS FROM STARNET for young readers

Mama’s Gloves – Mike Huber

The Amazing Erick – Mike Huber

Rita and the Firefighters – Mike Huber

All in One Day – Mike Huber

Bree Finds a Friend – Mike Huber

Evette’s Invitation – Mike Huber

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