Sesquicentennial Tea Pary!

Friends of the Mount Carroll District Library Sesquicentennial Tea Party

Tea & coffee served with delectable finger sandwiches & delicious desserts
Sunday, May 7, 2017
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

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.

Tot Time

Planting Our Library Garden!
Ms. Pam Sorg will help us prepare and plant our outdoor raised beds with your favorite vegetables and flowers!
Wednesday, April 19 at 10 am



The Dry – Jane Harper
The Second Mrs. Hockaday – Susan Rivers
Swimming Lessons – Claire Fuller
A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
Her Every Fear – Peter Swanson
The Fifth Petal – Brunonia Barry
The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden
Gilded Cage – Vic James

The men in my Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan – Patricia Bosworth
Patient H.M. A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets – Luke Dittrich
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America – Michael Eric Dyson
Hit Makers: The Science of popularity in an Age of Distraction – Derek Thompson
Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town – Brian Alexander
Books for Living – Will Schwalbe
American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from Americas’s Back Roads – Pascale LeDraoulec
Strengths Finder 2.0 – Tom Rath
Social Anxiety and Shyness Ultimate Guide – Lisa Kimberly
Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard – Jennie Allen
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers – Tim Ferriss


The Edge of Seventeen
Victoria The First Season
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Pressed Flower Valentines

Learn the art of pressing flowers while creating your own cards, bookmarks, or picture...the possibilities are endless...

Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 am

All materials provided. All ages welcome!


The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
The Magdalen Girls – V. S. Alexander
The Gods of Gotham – Lyndsay Faye
Time of Death – Lucy Kerr
To the Bright Edge of the World – Eowyn Ivey
The Passenger – Lisa Lutz
Victoria – Daisy Goodwin
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women who Propelled us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars – Nathalia Holt
My Father Before Me – Chris Forhan
American heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst – Jeffrey Toobin
The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer – Elizabeth Blackburn
While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man’s Descent into Madness – Eli Sanders
Take the Mic- Marc Kelly Smith
Stage a Poetry Slam – Marc Kelly Smith


Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! – Laura Numeroff
Love – Eric Carle
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George! – H. A. Rey
You Were the First – Patricia MacLachlan
I Am a Big Sister – Caroline Jayne Church
Biscuit Visits the Doctor – Alyssa Satan Capucilli
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart – Jane O’Connor
Ada Twist, Scientist – Andrea Beaty
A Child of Books – Oliver Jeffers
Let’s Meet a Teacher – Bridget Heos
Delivering your Mail
The Berenstain Bears Jobs Around Town
All About Animals in Winter – Martha Rustad
A Bed for Winter – Karen Wallace
Over and under the Snow – Kate Messner
When Winter Comes – Nancy Van Laan
Puppy Mind – Andrew Jordan Nance
Not Your Valentine – Regina Jennings
Police Dogs – Mary Ann Hoffman
Getting Through My parents’ Divorce – Amy J. L. Baker
Two Homes – Claire Masurel
Caring for Your Pets – Ann Owen
My First Quilt Book – Winky Cherry
My First Machine Sewing Book – Winky Cherry
Go Go Yoga for Kids – Sara J. Weis
Yoga & Mindfulness: Practices for Children – Jennifer Cohen Harper

The Accountant
Deepwater Horizon
Florence Foster Jenkins
The Hollars
The Dressmaker
Doctor Thorne
Mercy Street – A Six-Part Civil War Drama PBS
Pilates for Beginners & Beyond
Yoga for Kids

Poetry SLAM Workshop

Sign up today for performance poetry workshops with Marc Kelly Smith at the Mount Carroll District Library!

Starting Tuesday, January 31, 2017
6:30 to 9 pm for 4 sessions at the Mount Carroll Library
208 N. Main

Marc Smith’s performance poetry workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of performing poetry professionally and effectively on stage in a public forum. By the end of the workshop, the shyest, most inexperienced student will have the confidence to read or recite poetry on stage to peers and strangers alike. Through writing exercises (some playful, some more introspective) students will begin to understand the close relationship between text and performance, and experience the joy of writing and performing can bring.

Participants from high school age and above are encouraged to sign-up today. There is no charge for the workshops. Space is limited.

To register please call the Library at 815-244-1751

To learn more about Marc and poetry performance visit


Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 am
Laura will be here with all the supplies and instructions to make a beaded wrist or ankle bracelet.
Jeannie will be here to show us French twists, French braids, rolls and fancy ponytails.
Please call the library to register. There is no charge for this program.


Tony & Susan – Austin Wright
The Whole Town’s Talking – Fannie Flagg
The Violets of March – Sarah Jio

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs – Douglas Smith
How the Police Generate False Confessions: An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room – James Trainum L.
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Optimist’s Guide to Divorce: How to Get Through Your Breakup and Create a New Life You Love – Suzanne Riss
Strengths Based Marriage: Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other’s Gifts – Jimmy Evans
Nobody’s Son: A Memoir – Mark Slouka
The Glass Universe: How the ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars – Dava Sobel
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital – David Oshinsky
War Diaries 1939-1945 – Astrid Lindgren
Thank you for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations – Thomas L. Friedman
Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams – Mark Ribowsky
Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life – Christiane Northrup
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners – Therese Oneill
My Own Words – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West – Peter Cozzens
Forever Words: The Unknown Poems – Johnny Cash
Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave it All Away – Lisa Napoli
Killing the Rising Sun – Bill O’Reilly
The Brain Warrior’s Way – Daniel G. Amen
Stepparenting: 50 One-Minute Dos & Don’s for Stepdads & Stepmoms

10 Cloverfield Lane
Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years – The Beatles
Game of Thrones Season 6
Break Point
Blood Father
Captain Fantastic
Suicide Squad
War Dogs


December 1 at 5:00
Greenery and Ribbon supplied. Please bring along any decorations to adorn your holiday creation!
Call 815-244-1751 to register


Gone Missing – Linda Castillo
Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
News of the World – Paulette Jiles
Lacy – Shanna Hatfield
The Mothers – Brit Bennett
The Paris Architect – Charles Belfoure
The Whistler – John Grisham
The Wonder – Emma Donoghue
Today Will Be Different – Maria Semple
Tidewater – Libbie Hawker
Twelve Days of Christmas – Debbie Macomber
The Christmas Angel Project – Melody Carlson
A Baxter Family Christmas – Karen Kingsbury
A Lowcountry Christmas – Mary Alice Monroe

On Living – Kerry Egan
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Ghosts – Raina Telegemeier
Amulet-Prince of the Elves, Escape from Lucien, Firelight – Kazu Kibuishi
Pokemon Adventures Books 1-3

Frosty the Snowman – Look and Find
A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas – Philip Yates
The Twelve Days of Christmas – Laurel Long
Santa’s Secret – Mike Dumbleton
Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy – Tim Bugbird
Christmas in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder
The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book – Chris McVeigh
Can You See What I See Christmas – Walter Wick
Biscuit Gives a Gift – Alyssa Satom Ca[ico;;o
Go, Go, Grapes! – April Pulley Sayre
Dive into the Sea
Jump into Fall
Hiccupotamus – Steve Smallman
Can You Say Peace? – Karen Katz
I Love You Forever – Margaret Park Bridges
Crocodaddy – Kim Norman
The Circus Ship – Chris Van Dusen
Fibonacci Zoo – Tom Robinson
Little Gray’s Great Migration – Marta Lindsey
Peter Rabbit: Be My Friend
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Firehouse
Fancy Nancy Best Reading Buddies – Jane O’Connor
Paddington Plays On – Michael Bond
The Saggy Baggy Elephant – Tennant Redbank

Darth paper Strikes Back – Tom Angleberger
Alcatraz – Matt Chandler
Tower of London – Blake Hoena
The Winchester – Matt Doeden
The Queen Mary – Matt Doeden


The Infiltrator
The Legend of Tarzan
Hell or Highwater
Poldark Season 2
A Christmas Story

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