Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World
at the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library

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 throughout the decoration of Christmas trees displaying the crafts, ornaments and customs of the following countries: Holland, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Sweden, England, Poland, 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 2 workshops for children and adults of all ages on the following dates:

Poland - December 6, 2014, 10:30 am

This class will take place in conjunction with our 'Father Christmas' program. Children will learn about the different customs back in Poland days and will make ornaments to take home and decorate the library's tree.

Mexico - December 11, 2014, 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 follow as well as the breaking of the Pinata for toys, prizes, and candy.

Read With 'Father Christmas'

Read with 'Father Christmas'

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:30 am
at the Mt. Carroll Twp. Public Library

Story Time Fun!

Sponsored in part by the Northwestern Illinois Reading Council



Bittersweet - Colleen McCullough
The Book of Strange New Things - Michel Faber
Burn - James Patterson
The Burning Room - Michael Connelly
The Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett
Gray Mountain - John Grisham
The Long Way Home - Louise Penny
Paying Guests - Sarah Waters
Some Luck - Jane Smiley
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good - Jan Karon


The Big Tiny: A Built it Myself Memoir - Dee Williams
Empire of Sin - Gary Krist
Killing Patton - Bill O'Reilly
Midnight in Siberia - David Greene
Tales of a Helicopter Pilot - Richard C. Kirkland


Sisters - Raina Telgemeier


Jersey Boys
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
August: Osage County



Us - David Nicholls
Scandal in the Secret City - Diane Fanning


The American Plate - A Culinary History in 100 Bites - Libby O'Connell

The Aviators - Winston Groom

Pumkin Fest on Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mt. Carroll's Pumpkin Fest will be Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Friends of the Library will be having a fall sale here at the library. There will be library memorabilia and fall books for purchase from 9-1.

The library will also have a Halloween Story Time at 12:30.

Please Stop By and See Us!


Lookaway, Lookaway - Wilton Barnhardt
Nantucket Sisters - Nancy Thayer
The Prayer Box - Lisa Wingate
The Butcher - Jennifer Hillier
Lucky Us - Amy Bloom
Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult
The Missing Place - Sophie Littlefield


Call the Midwife - Jennifer Worth
Suddenly, The Cider Didn't Tast So Good - John Ford


The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lone Survivor
The Fault in Our Stars
Call the Midwife Season 3
National Geographic Where's Amelia Earhart

More New Titles!


Redshirts - John Scalzi
Priests of Mars - Graham McNeill


Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health - Laurie Garrett
Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage - - Cherry Hill
Horse Health & Nutrition for Dummies - Audrey Pavia
Stable Smarts - Heather Smith Thomas
The Secret language of horses - Heather Dunphy

"Winterberry Quilt Raffle"

The New Quilt is in!!

The Friends of the Mt. Carroll Twp. Public Library are raffling off their annual quilt.

"Winterberry" is a full sized quilt in vibrant greens, rich reds, winter whites and winterberry prints. Donated and pieced by Diane Manikowski and machine quilted by Jill Schaulis of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs.

Drawing held Sat., Dec. 6, 2014, at noon at the library.

Winner need not be present.

TICKETS: $1.00 or 6 for $5.00

All proceeds will be used for the restoration of the Mt. Carroll Twp. Public Library.

New Titles from Generous Book Donors!


Life Support - Tess Gerritsen
The Edge- Catherine Coulter
All Night Long _Jayne AnnKrenz
Lawman - Diana Palmer
Shades of Fortune - Stephen Birmingham
The River Knows - Amanda Quick
Mistaken Identity - Lisa Scottoline
The Last Lover - Laura Van Wormer
Mercy - Julie Garwood
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens


The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
Shattered Silence - Margaret Daley
Scorned Justice - Margaret Daley


The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer
The Battle for Skandia - John Flanagan
The Icebound Land - John Flanagan


Ernest Shackleton: A Life of Antarctic Exploration - Paul P. Sipiera
The Dragonfly Effect - Jennifer Aaker
The Insanity File - Mark E. Neely, Jr.
Cisco Networking for Dummies
Networking for Dummies
Managing America's Cities - Roger L. Kemp
UnMarketing - Scott Stratten
Engage! - Brian Solis
Tough Choices - Carly Fiorina
Dealing With Darwin - Geoffrey A. Moore
God is in the Small Stuff - Bruce Bickel
Medical Myths That Can Kill You - Nancy L. Snyderman
The Belly Off Diet - Jeff Csatari
Reader's Digest Reverse Diabetes
You May Not Like It, But You're a Lot Like Me - Charles J. Sauber
World Class It - Peter A. High
Leadership is Dead - Jeremie Kubicek
Simplified Strategic Planning - Robert W. Bradford
Balanced Scorecards & Operational Dashboards - Ron Person


Ptolemy's Gate - Jonathan Stroud
The Golem's Eye - Jonathan Stroud
Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke
The Akhenaten Adventure - P.B. Kerr
The Sea of Trolls - Nancy Farmer
The Angel's Command - Brian Jacques
The Upstairs Room - Johanna Reiss
Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis
The Other Side of Truth - Beverley Naidoo
Fire Star - Chris D'Lacey
The Fire Within - Chris D'Lacey
Stealing Freedom - Elisa Carbone
The Arctic Incident - Eoin Colfer
North - Donna Jo Napoli

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