Craft classes at the Library


Beaded Jewelry Class
Necklace Pendant and Earrings
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
6 - 7:30 pm
Cost - $15.00 includes all materials

Needle Felting Class
Creating a Picture
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
6 - 7:30 pm
Cost - $15.00 includes all materials

Instructor - Julie Sword
Call the library to reserve your place - 815-244-1751

Library Holiday Closings

The Mt. Carroll Township Public Library will be closed on the following days:

Tues. Dec. 24, 2013
Wed. Dec. 25, 2013
Tues. Dec. 31, 2013
Wed. Jan 1, 2014

Happy Holidays!!

December Activities at the Mount Carroll Township Public Library

Activities at the Mount Carroll Township Public Library in December, 2013:


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 through the decoration of Christmas trees displaying the crafts, ornaments and customs of the following countries : Holland, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Sweden 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 3 workshops for children and adults of all ages on the following dates:

Pioneer America - December 7, 2013 10:30 am
This class will take place in conjunction with our 'Father Christmas' program. Children will learn about the different customs back in Pioneer days and will make ornaments to take home.

Sweden - December 12, 2013 6-7 pm
Participants will learn about Santa Lucia Day and other Swedish customs. Story time and a craft making straw ornaments will follow.

Mexico - December 19, 2013 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 following as well as the breaking of the Piñata for toys, prizes and candy.

Any questions? Call the library at 815-244-1751.

Do you want a quick refresher on Microsoft Word, Excel, updating your Resume? There is help for you at the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library! Jean Livengood will be here every MONDAY in DECEMBER from 4 to 6 pm to help you. FREE of charge. Call the library for more information. 815-244-1751.

Read with
‘Father Christmas’
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:30 am
Story time fun ! Crafts! Refreshments!

Make a “Ruffle Scarf” for Christmas!
Date: Tues. Dec. 10 and 17, 2013
Time: 6—7:30 pm
Learn how at the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library.
Cost $10.00 Includes all materials. Open to all ages.
Instructor—Julie Sword
Call 815-244-1751 to reserve your spot in this class.

Wed. December 4 and Wed. December 18, 2013 at 10:oo am. Join us as Deanna Doty presents a story time and craft activity to Preschool children.

Donate to Heartland Pet Welfare

From November 16 - December 2, 2013, Heartland Pet Welfare and No Kill Cat Shelter will be collecting donations of supplies for its center. A drop box will be available at the library for donations of: Paper Towels, Dish Soap, Bleach, Garbage Bags and other cleaning supplies for the shelter. Stop by the library to donate or for more information call: 815-244-6543 or email:

Heartland Pet Welfare
2720 Wacker Rd.
Savanna, IL 61074


Friends of the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library present:

Muriel Anderson in Concert

Sunday, December 1, 2013 2:00 pm

First Lutheran Church 301 South Clay Street

Mt. Carroll, IL 61053

FREE CONCERT - Donations Accepted


" One of the world's best and most versatile guitar instrumentalists." Chicago Tribune

" Just one hell of a great player....Muriel plays the guitar like we all wish to play" Les Paul

" Muriel deserves National Recognition" Chet Atkins


Mt. Carroll Township Public Library Knitting Club

The Mt. Carroll Township Public Library is forming a Knitting Club!
Starting September 19, 2013!
Every Third Thursday from 6 to 7 pm at the library.
Bring what you are working on. Snacks will be provided.
Free of charge. Questions? Call the library at 815-244-1751

Her-Story: The Hands Project

"Her-Story: The Hands Project" Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer, Elizabeth Chambers of Mt. Carroll is now on display at the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library. (July – August 2013)

"The Hands Project" is a photographic compilation of women’s stories through their hands. “Through this project, I wanted to spread awareness of the struggles, joys, triumphs and passions that are unique to women,” Elizabeth shares. "Her-Story" is the birth of "The Hands Project", which will continue to develop to tell the stories of people across the world, through photographing their hands.

Breakfast Book Club


The Mt. Carroll Township Public Library has started another new book club.

Our Breakfast Book Club is now meeting the last Wed. morning of every month at 10:00 am.

We still have openings for a few new members.  Call the library at 815-244-1751 if you would like to join us!

Barnes and Noble comes out with a Nook app

For those of you patrons who have a Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet, there is great news!

Barnes and Noble has released a Nook app that you can download to make OMNI LIBRARIES checkout easier.

Here is the link to access the download:

Please call the library 815-244-1751 if you have any questions.


Small Business Grant

Are you a small business owner? Thinking about opening your own business?

The Mt. Carroll Township Public Library has received a grant from the Illinois State Library to assist you.

Our library has the following materials available for checkout:

Digital Camera



Smart Interactive Board

Motorola Xoom

Portable Projector Screen

Training DVDs, Business Plan Software, Sales and Marketing Software, 'How to' guides and Business manuals.

Contact for library for more information - 815-244-1751



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