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

New Trustee Open House

Interested in serving as a Mt. Carroll Library District Trustee?

Residents considering running for a Mount Carroll Library District Trustee position in the April election are encouraged to attend an open house at the Mt. Carroll Library, Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 am. Current library district trustees will be on hand to introduce library board responsibilities, time commitments, legal responsibilities, and discuss the election process.

This open house is a great opportunity to learn how the Board of Trustees formulates policies and plans for the future.

An eligible candidate for the position of Library District Trustee must be a registered voter who resides within the Mount Carroll Township. For more information, contact Pam Naples at 815-244-1751 or


Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
The Underground Railroad – Colson whitehead
From This Day Forward – Lauraine Snelling
The Humans – Matt Haig
The Trespasser – Tana French
Two by Two – Nicholas Sparks
Darktown – Thomas Mullen
Winter Storms – Elin Hilderbrand
Leave Me – Gayle Forman
The Bookshop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan
Daisy in Chains – Sharon Bolton
The Girl in the Castle – Santa Montefiore

15 Minutes Oustside: 365 Ways to get out of the house and connect with your kids – Rebecca P. Cohen
The Book of New Family Traditions – Meg Cox
Lab Girl – Hope Jahren
The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills they used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop – Sharon and David Bowers
Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed – Glennon Doyle Melton
Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War – Mary Roach
How to Raise an Adult – Julie Lythcott-Haims
Dinner: The Playbook – Jenny Rosenstrach
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert B. Cialdini
Hands Free Mama – Rachel Macy Stafford
Slow Family Living – Bernadette Noll
The 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership – John C. Maxwell
Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders – Beverly Lowry
Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal – Eugene Soltes
Native American Trail Marker Trees – Dennis Downes
Reference Guide for Essential Oils – Connie and Alan Higley
Complete Wine Selector – Katherine Cole
The Complete Root Cellar Book – Steve Maxwell
The Complete Book of Pickling – Jennifer MacKenzie
The Essential Home-Ground Flour Book – Sue Becker


Love & Friendship
Eddie the Eagle
The Fits
The Brain
A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness
Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred


Mischling – Affinity Konar
Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
Ordinary Grace – William Kent Krueger
A Worthy Heart – Susan Anne Mason
The last Days of Night – Graham Moore
I Will Send Rain – Rae Meadows
Magic – Danielle Steel
Marnie – Shanna Hatfield
The Undoing of Saint Silvanus – Beth Moore
The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jefferies
Home – Harlan Coben
The Humans – Matt Haig

Sully: The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson – Chesley B. Sullenberger
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World – Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill – Candice Millard
In Such Good Company – Carol Burnett
Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction – Elizabeth Vargas
Love Warrior: A Memoir – Glennon Doyle Melton
The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life – John Le Carre
How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from puddles to the Sea – Tristan Gooley
Asperger Syndrome Explained – Sara Elliott Price
On Trails: An Exploration – Robert Moor

Free State of Jones
Fathers and Daughters
Before I Go To Sleep
Me Before You
You’re Not You
Cedar Cove Season One
The Jungle Book

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