Travelogue Series Presentation

Nov 1 2018 6:00 pm


Oct 25 2018 6:00 pm

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

The Blackhawk War of 1832

Sep 25 2018 6:00 pm

Doug Bergren will tell us of the events of this important part of our local history, with time for questions and answers.

Friends of the Library Present Spoon River Anthology

Oct 7 2018 2:00 pm

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.

Meteorites: Messengers from Space & Time

Sep 27 2018 6:00 pm

What's New on Mars?

Aug 30 2018 6:00 pm

Join us as we welcome back Dr. Paul and Mrs. Diane Sipiera of the Planetary Studies Foundation in Elizabeth, who will discuss what scientists have learned from incredible images taken and the geological discoveries made during unmanned missions to Mars. 

Painting Cows!

Aug 4 2018 10:00 am

 Val Ward returns to the library for a lesson on painting cows.  (Her talent is helping artists who are novice painters create works of which they can be proud!)

All ages Welcome!  All supplies are provided.

LEGO Night

Aug 2 2018 6:00 pm

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. 

Architectural Evolution of Downtown Mount Carroll

Jul 18 2018 6:30 pm

A second program from The “Building Downtown Communities Program” series of seminars will be
presented on July 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Mount Carroll District Library. The first program focused on
the Mount Carroll Carnegie Public Library. This second program will discuss the evolution of Downtown
Mt. Carroll. The series of programs were created by Architectural Restoration Consultants, Inc. to
further the understanding of historic preservation in the local community. The downtown has
traditionally been the commercial and social center of community activity. The historic downtown
usually has the most unique buildings creating a sense of place. This program will combine the history of
building development from the original mill site up Market Street to the branching of building along
Main Street. The architectural styles, building materials and preservation, businesses, and the history
will be discussed along with a walking tour of the downtown.

The program will be presented from an architectural restoration consultant’s perspective. Ernst Nemeth
is recognized by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the National Park Service as an historic
building assessor with over twenty five years of experience. A handbook concerning the presentation
will be provided along with information concerning the preservation and restoration of historic

Seating is limited and to ensure receiving a handbook please make a reservation by contacting:
Mount Carroll District Library: 815-244-1751

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