New Titles at the Library June 2014


The Black Cat - Martha Grimes
Knight of Darkness - Kinley MacGregor
Faithful Place - Tana French
A Promise to Believe in - Tracie Peterson
A Love to Last Forever - Tracie Peterson
Cassidy - Lori Wick
Sabrina - Lori wick
Daybreak - Shelly Shepard Gray
Three Amish novellas An Amish Miracle - Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, & Mary Ellis

Large Print Fiction:

The Associate - John Grisham
The Rainmaker - John Grisham
The Street Lawyer - John Grisham

Non Fiction:

Orange is the new Black - Piper Kerman
The End of the Dream - Ann Rule
Generous Spirit: The Life of Mary Fry - Paul E. Fry

Young Adult Fiction:

Betrayed - P.C. Cast
Untamed - P.C. Cast
Hunted - P.C. Cast
Tempted - P.C. Cast
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare



Wed. June 4 - Summer Reading Kick-off with Chris Mason and her Therapy Dogs @10:00 am

Wed. Jun 11 - Come with us to visit our local veterinarian clinic - with Dr. Gary Whitebread and staff. Meet at the library @10:00 am

Wed. June 18 - Join us for story time and crafts at the library. Theme is "The Zoo" @10:00 am

Tues. June 24 - Carroll County Farm Bureau will present "All Things Ag in Your Breakfast" @ 10:00 am

Wed. July 2 - The Humane Society TBA @10:00 am

Wed. July 9 - "All About Pets" story time and craft @ 10:00 am

Wed July 16 - Carroll County Farm Bureau "All About Insects" @ 3:00 pm

Wed. July 23 - Bring your pets to the first annual "Pet Show". Prizes will be awarded for many categories. FUN!!! @ 10:00 am


BOOK SALE APRIL 26, 2014 8AM - 2PM

NEW - Friends of the Library Book Bags
EACH-$15 - Fill a bag with any used books
Apron - $15 Includes any name embroidered on by Red Gate Embroidery, Free

Large selection of - Cookbooks, Children's, Mystery's, Romance,
Grab Bags, Records,
Videos, CD's, Books on Tape, DVD's

Hundreds of vintage magazines - Saturday Evening Post, Life, National Geographic, Etc.

All monies raised will go to the restoration projects in the library.
Sponsored by Friends of the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library.


Join Nancy Gmitro Carroll County Master Gardener at the Mt. Carroll Public Library as we explore a wide range of gardening topics.

Thursday, May 1
5:00-6:30PM Propagation - Making the Most of Your Plants
Cuttings, grafting, layering and division. Participants will practice propagation techniques during class.

Thursday, June 5
5:00-6:30PM Containers - The Tried and True and Something New
Advantages of using containers, their soil preparation, plant choices and care. Finding and using objects around your home.

Thursday, July 3
5:00-6:30PM Succulents - The Latest Gardening Craze
The care and maintenance of succulents and how to use them in the landscape and in the house. Take home garden will be made.

Thursday, August 7
5:00-6:30PM Cool Weather Gardening
Includes vegetables and plants for fall gardening. Garden chores to do now that make next year easier.

Register by calling the library at 815.244.1751
There is no cost to attend these programs.


Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener's as we explore the world of herbs. Participants will learn all about Chives, Basil, Rosemary, Mint, Dill and Garlic. Learn their history, how to grow, as well as how to add them to your daily menu. Enjoy some delicious samples prepared from our Nutrition Educator, Natalie Rodakowski.

Classes will be held the fourth Thursday of each month at the library from 5:00-6:00PM
$5 each or all sessions for $20

May 22 - Chives
June 26 - Basil
July 24 - Rosemary
August 21 - Mint
September 25 - Dill
October 23 - Unique Herb

Advanced registration is needed one week prior to the program.
Register online at or by calling Carroll County Office at 815.244.9444


Help us Celebrate- NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!!!!

Tell us your favorite story about our library or what the library means to you and you could win free DVD rentals for a year.
Submit your stories to the library.
Contest ends April 30, 2014.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Library

Kids!!!! Do you want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a fun way? Come to the library for a fun evening of crafts, activities and snacks. Led by Nancy Gmitro, participants will make leprechaun hats, magic wands and partake of green lemonade and leprechaun cookies.
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: At the Mt. Mount Carroll Township Public Library
Free of charge.
For more information, please contact the library at 815-244-1751

New Titles at the Library - January 2014


Born in Fire - Nora Roberts
Born in Ice - Nora Roberts
Dust - Patricia Cornwell
Hazardous Duty - W.E.B. Griffin
Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival - Jennifer Chiaverini
River Road - Jayne Ann Krentz
1st Love - James Patterson
Gone - James Patterson
What Once Was Lost - Kim Vogel Sawyer

Non Fiction:

Flyover Lives - Diane Johnson (From Moline, IL)
Unremarried Widow - Artis Henderson
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books - Wendy Lesser
French Women Don't Get Facelifts - Mireille Guiliano
The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI - Betty Medsger
Upheaval - Lou Dobbs
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War - Robert M. Gates
Decoding Your Dog - American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Anticancer: A New Way of Life - David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
The Time of Our Lives - Tom Brokaw
True Compass - Edward Kennedy
Founding Gardeners : The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation - Andrea Wulf


Despicable Me 2
Game of Thrones: Season 2
The Butler
Lone Rager
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Petticoat Junction: Return to Hooterville
We're the Millers

Young Adult:

Crushed - Sara Shepard
Deadly - Sara Shepard

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!!

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