Special Event

Kids and Critters Costume Parade & Story Hour

Oct 27 2018 10:30 am

Ages preschool – 4th grade
The parade begins at 10:30 downtown Mount Carroll and arrives at the library for story hour. Crafts and snacks provided!

Acoustic Instruments Night at the Library!

Aug 23 2018 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 these instruments.

For ages 12 & up

This program is sponsored by The Freeport Art Museum, through The Illinois Arts Council.

Library Jam Session

Jul 20 2018 7:00 pm

This event is one of several musical programs to come in the near future! So, grab your instrument and join us for an informal jam session! 
The Mount Carroll Library will be using an underutilized space in the library to offer a place to learn, teach, play and record music.

This program is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and the Freeport Art Museum. 

Friends Tea Party

May 6 2018 2:00 pm

Mount Carroll Community House. Doors open at 1:30



Tea & coffee served with delectable finger sandwiches & delicious desserts. Music by Harpist Alyssa Nelson.

Guests are encouraged to dress for tea and wear hats!



Tickets available at the Mount Carroll District Library. 815-244-1751.



Sponsor a Table for Four: $40.00. Individual Tickets: $10.00 per person.



Tea cup treasures, books, and plant sale.

All proceeds will be used to benefit the library's programming and restoration. 

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
815-244-1751

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.

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