BOOK SALE APRIL 26, 2014 8AM - 2PM

NEW - Friends of the Library Book Bags
EACH-$15 - Fill a bag with any used books
Apron - $15 Includes any name embroidered on by Red Gate Embroidery, Free

Large selection of - Cookbooks, Children's, Mystery's, Romance,
Grab Bags, Records,
Videos, CD's, Books on Tape, DVD's

Hundreds of vintage magazines - Saturday Evening Post, Life, National Geographic, Etc.

All monies raised will go to the restoration projects in the library.
Sponsored by Friends of the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library.


Join Nancy Gmitro Carroll County Master Gardener at the Mt. Carroll Public Library as we explore a wide range of gardening topics.

Thursday, May 1
5:00-6:30PM Propagation - Making the Most of Your Plants
Cuttings, grafting, layering and division. Participants will practice propagation techniques during class.

Thursday, June 5
5:00-6:30PM Containers - The Tried and True and Something New
Advantages of using containers, their soil preparation, plant choices and care. Finding and using objects around your home.

Thursday, July 3
5:00-6:30PM Succulents - The Latest Gardening Craze
The care and maintenance of succulents and how to use them in the landscape and in the house. Take home garden will be made.

Thursday, August 7
5:00-6:30PM Cool Weather Gardening
Includes vegetables and plants for fall gardening. Garden chores to do now that make next year easier.

Register by calling the library at 815.244.1751
There is no cost to attend these programs.


Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener's as we explore the world of herbs. Participants will learn all about Chives, Basil, Rosemary, Mint, Dill and Garlic. Learn their history, how to grow, as well as how to add them to your daily menu. Enjoy some delicious samples prepared from our Nutrition Educator, Natalie Rodakowski.

Classes will be held the fourth Thursday of each month at the library from 5:00-6:00PM
$5 each or all sessions for $20

May 22 - Chives
June 26 - Basil
July 24 - Rosemary
August 21 - Mint
September 25 - Dill
October 23 - Unique Herb

Advanced registration is needed one week prior to the program.
Register online at or by calling Carroll County Office at 815.244.9444


Help us Celebrate- NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!!!!

Tell us your favorite story about our library or what the library means to you and you could win free DVD rentals for a year.
Submit your stories to the library.
Contest ends April 30, 2014.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Library

Kids!!!! Do you want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a fun way? Come to the library for a fun evening of crafts, activities and snacks. Led by Nancy Gmitro, participants will make leprechaun hats, magic wands and partake of green lemonade and leprechaun cookies.
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: At the Mt. Mount Carroll Township Public Library
Free of charge.
For more information, please contact the library at 815-244-1751

New Titles at the Library - January 2014


Born in Fire - Nora Roberts
Born in Ice - Nora Roberts
Dust - Patricia Cornwell
Hazardous Duty - W.E.B. Griffin
Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival - Jennifer Chiaverini
River Road - Jayne Ann Krentz
1st Love - James Patterson
Gone - James Patterson
What Once Was Lost - Kim Vogel Sawyer

Non Fiction:

Flyover Lives - Diane Johnson (From Moline, IL)
Unremarried Widow - Artis Henderson
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books - Wendy Lesser
French Women Don't Get Facelifts - Mireille Guiliano
The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI - Betty Medsger
Upheaval - Lou Dobbs
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War - Robert M. Gates
Decoding Your Dog - American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Anticancer: A New Way of Life - David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
The Time of Our Lives - Tom Brokaw
True Compass - Edward Kennedy
Founding Gardeners : The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation - Andrea Wulf


Despicable Me 2
Game of Thrones: Season 2
The Butler
Lone Rager
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Petticoat Junction: Return to Hooterville
We're the Millers

Young Adult:

Crushed - Sara Shepard
Deadly - Sara Shepard

Craft classes at the Library


Beaded Jewelry Class
Necklace Pendant and Earrings
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
6 - 7:30 pm
Cost - $15.00 includes all materials

Needle Felting Class
Creating a Picture
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
6 - 7:30 pm
Cost - $15.00 includes all materials

Instructor - Julie Sword
Call the library to reserve your place - 815-244-1751

Library Holiday Closings

The Mt. Carroll Township Public Library will be closed on the following days:

Tues. Dec. 24, 2013
Wed. Dec. 25, 2013
Tues. Dec. 31, 2013
Wed. Jan 1, 2014

Happy Holidays!!

December Activities at the Mount Carroll Township Public Library

Activities at the Mount Carroll Township Public Library in December, 2013:


Throughout the month of December the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library will be celebrating Christmas Around the World with area artist and master gardener, Nancy Gmitro. Nancy will share with us her expertise and knowledge of Christmas customs through the decoration of Christmas trees displaying the crafts, ornaments and customs of the following countries : Holland, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Sweden and Pioneer America. Come and visit the library to see Nancy's handiwork and learn about the different cultures and customs of other countries surrounding the Christmas season.

Nancy will conduct 3 workshops for children and adults of all ages on the following dates:

Pioneer America - December 7, 2013 10:30 am
This class will take place in conjunction with our 'Father Christmas' program. Children will learn about the different customs back in Pioneer days and will make ornaments to take home.

Sweden - December 12, 2013 6-7 pm
Participants will learn about Santa Lucia Day and other Swedish customs. Story time and a craft making straw ornaments will follow.

Mexico - December 19, 2013 6 -7 pm
Nancy will speak about the 'OJA DE DIOS' (The eyes of God) and other customs of Christmas in Mexico. Story time and craft will following as well as the breaking of the Piñata for toys, prizes and candy.

Any questions? Call the library at 815-244-1751.

Do you want a quick refresher on Microsoft Word, Excel, updating your Resume? There is help for you at the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library! Jean Livengood will be here every MONDAY in DECEMBER from 4 to 6 pm to help you. FREE of charge. Call the library for more information. 815-244-1751.

Read with
‘Father Christmas’
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:30 am
Story time fun ! Crafts! Refreshments!

Make a “Ruffle Scarf” for Christmas!
Date: Tues. Dec. 10 and 17, 2013
Time: 6—7:30 pm
Learn how at the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library.
Cost $10.00 Includes all materials. Open to all ages.
Instructor—Julie Sword
Call 815-244-1751 to reserve your spot in this class.

Wed. December 4 and Wed. December 18, 2013 at 10:oo am. Join us as Deanna Doty presents a story time and craft activity to Preschool children.

Donate to Heartland Pet Welfare

From November 16 - December 2, 2013, Heartland Pet Welfare and No Kill Cat Shelter will be collecting donations of supplies for its center. A drop box will be available at the library for donations of: Paper Towels, Dish Soap, Bleach, Garbage Bags and other cleaning supplies for the shelter. Stop by the library to donate or for more information call: 815-244-6543 or email:

Heartland Pet Welfare
2720 Wacker Rd.
Savanna, IL 61074

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