On Wednesday Mornings beginning June 21st through July 26th at 10:00am
We will have stories, crafts, and snacks at each session along with a visit from or a visit to community helpers: employees from the post office, ambulance, veterinary clinic, farm, bank, and nursing home.



The River of Kings – Taylor Brown
The Other Einstein – Marie Benedict
A Simple Favor – Darcey Bell
Edgar & Lucy – Victor Lodato
The Wanderers – Meg Howrey
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti
Eggshells – Caitriona Lally
The Hearts of Men – Nickolas Butler
The Women in the Castle – Jessica Shattuck
Say Nothing – Brad Parks
Daughters of Castle Deverill – Santa Montefiore

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City – Matthew Desmond
The Magnolia Story – Chip and Joanna Gaines
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit – Michael Finkel
The Undoing Project – Michael Lewis
Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign Against Joseph McCarthy – David A. Nichols
The Lost City of the Monkey God – Douglas Preston
Mask of the Sun: The Science, History, and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses – John Dvorak

The Girl on the Train
20th Century Women

Art Tour

Local Artists Will be on Display

Sunday, April 23 from 1-4 pm

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.

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