Special Event

Jam Space Open House

Jan 26 2018 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.

"Finding Fossils in Point Rock Park"

Oct 14 2017 2:00 am
Oct 14 2017 4:00 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 Poetry Slam Cabaret Deux

Oct 21 2017 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 pm at Henry’s Double K in Mount Carroll.
Tickets are available at the Library, Cost $10

Library Expansion Information Event

Sep 23 2017 10:00 am

Phil Passens - Civil War Music

Aug 26 2017 11:00 am

Phil Passens will be performing Civil War Music on the hammered dulcimer.
Phil will be performing on the bandstand in downtown Mount Carroll.

Sesquicentennial Tea Party

May 7 2017 1:30 pm

Friends of the Mount Carroll District Library Sesquicentennial Tea Party

Tea & coffee served with delectable finger sandwiches & delicious desserts
Doors open at 1:30
Program at 2:00 Laura Keyes portrays Laura Ingalls Wilder

Guests are encouraged to honor the Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial by wearing historic/vintage clothing

Tickets available at the Mount Carroll Library
Sponsor a Table for Four: $40.00
Individual Tickets: $10.00 per person

The event will be held at the Mount Carroll Community House
101 N. Main

Tea cup treasures and heirloom crafts sale
All proceeds will be used to benefit the Library's programming & restoration.

Slam Cabaret

Apr 8 2017 7:00 pm

The spoken word comes to Mount Carroll on Saturday, April 8, as poets, writers and performers are invited to show up and be heard during a special evening of performance poetry, hosted by Slam Poetry founder Marc Smith. Slam Poetry is a unique form of creative expression, performed before live audiences, and performers in this open mic will compete for a $50 cash award for best performance! The Slam Cabaret is also a night of great music, featuring guitarist Bill Encke and The Round Midnight Jazz Trio from Dubuque. Slam Poetry audience members don’t just come to watch and listen— they are part of the experience!

The Slam Cabaret starts at 7 pm at Henry’s Double K in Mount Carroll, and tickets are $7.50 per person, available in advance from the Mount Carroll Library. Admission is free for students and performers, and the event will benefit future Mount Carroll District Library programing. The Slam Cabaret is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council and The Freeport Art Museum.
For more information, contact the Mount Carroll library at 815-244-1751.


Dec 3 2016 1:00 pm
Dec 3 2016 3:00 pm

Tea and Cookes will be served.
Donations will be accepted.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mount Carroll Library

New Trustee Open House

Nov 19 2016 10:00 am

Interested in serving as a Mt. Carroll Library District Trustee?

Residents considering running for a Mount Carroll Library District Trustee position in the April election are encouraged to attend an open house at the Mt. Carroll Library, Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 am. Current library district trustees will be on hand to introduce library board responsibilities, time commitments, legal responsibilities, and discuss the election process.

This open house is a great opportunity to learn how the Board of Trustees formulates policies and plans for the future.

An eligible candidate for the position of Library District Trustee must be a registered voter who resides within the Mount Carroll Township. For more information, contact Pam Naples at 815-244-1751 or mtcarrolltownshippubliclibrary@gmail.com

An Evening with Phil Passen

Mar 13 2015 7:00 pm

The Mt. Carroll Friends of the Library present an Evening with Phil Passen

St. Patrick's Day Program

Few musicians play the hammered dulcimer. Fewer still sing while accompanying themselves on this fascinating instrument, whose name means "beautiful song." Phil Passen does both.

The tunes in this program of traditional Irish music range from beautiful slow airs to rousing reels and jigs, including some very recognizable melodies.

The concert is free and open to the public and will be held at:

The First Lutheran Church
301 S. Clay St. Mt. Carroll

This program is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency

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