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

Travelogue Series Presentation

Thursday, November 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Wesley Kee, a resident of rural Mount Carroll, has walked portions of the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails.
He will tell us how he prepared for the walks, the gear he needed, and some information to plan your walk!
Please call the library at 815/244-1751 to register.

Sacred Landscapes and the Stars— An archaeological-astronomy trek to the Four Corners Area of the Southwestern U.S.

The Mount Carroll District library continues its Travelogue Series on Thursday, October 25, with a visual presentation by Mount Carroll’s Stephanie Samuels and Dan Brinkmeier. They will will share images and stories about their August, 2018 trek to the Four Corners Area of the U.S., and talk about “Dark Skies” star gazing and camping at archaeological sites such as Chaco Canyon, Hovenweep, and Mesa Verde. The presentation is at 6 pm.

Please call the library tor reserve your spot! 815-244-1751

Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
Presented by Sinnissippi Centers
Tuesday, October 9th, at 6:00
at the Mount Carroll Public Library

PURPOSE: to reduce the number of prescription drug and opioid-related deaths.
FOR: treatment providers, law enforcement, EMS, educators, social workers, families and individuals who prescribe or experience opioid misuse
INFORMATION PROVIDED: Definition and effects of opioids; scope of problem; who is at risk; reducing risk of overdose; essentials for first responders; storage of Naloxone; Good Samaritan law; medication-assisted treatment

The training lasts no longer than 1 hour; those who attend the entire program may receive free Naloxone.

For more information, please contact the library at 815/244-1751.

Spoon River Anthology

Friends of the Mount Carroll District Library present Spoon River Anthology See Lee Edgar Masters’ collection of poems , Spoon River Anthology, come alive through songs and stories on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church, 301 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll. This free program is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining and thought provoking humanities events for their communities. tr porno

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.

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