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


Saturday, October 22, 2016 Ages preschool – 4th grade
The parade begins at 10:30 on the east side of the courthouse and arrives at the library for story hour. Crafts and snacks provided!


Mondays, October 10th, 17th, and 24th
6:00-7:30 at the Community House
Instruction and live calling provided by Tim and Paula Schars
No Partner Necessary
Please call the library to register, as space is limited.


The Friends of the Mount Carroll District Library will be hosting
a presentation by author and filmmaker Abbie Reese through the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.
Abbie will share her work with cloistered contemplative nuns in Rockford, Illinois.
The event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted and refreshments will be served. The presentation will be held at
6 p.m. Sunday, October 23 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church,
301 South Clay Street, Mount Carroll.
Through still photographs, audio, and video, Abbie will share details
of monastic life, the nuns’ motivations, and their internal journeys.
A question-and-answer session will follow.



Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
The Black Widow – Daniel Silva
Sweet Tomorrows – Debbie Macomber
It Ends with Us – Colleen Hoover
Bay of Sighs – Nora Roberts
NYPD Red 4 – James Patterson
The Promise – Robert Crais
Belonging – Robin Lee Hatcher
Eden Hill – Bill Higgs
Nine Women, One Dress – Jane L. Rosen
The King of Lies – John hart
Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living – Louise Miller
The Good Father – Noah Hawley
The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
The Second half – Lauraine Snelling
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko – Scott Stambach

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – J.D. Vance
Vegan Bowl Attack 1 – Jackie Sobon

The Family Fang
The Dresser
The Dark Horse
Born to be Blue
The Very Hungry Caterpillar


America’s First Daughter – Stephanie Dray
Life’s Golden Ticket – Brendon Burchard
The Weekenders – Mary Kay Andrews
The Ringmaster’s Wife – Kristy Cambron
Miller’s Valley – Anna Quindlen
Second Life – S.J. Watson
Brighton – Michael Harvey

Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman – Mary Mann Hamilton
Missing Man: The American Spy who Vanished in Iran – Barry Meier
Blue Book Used Car Guide July-Sept. 2016
How the Post Office Created America – Winifred Gallagher
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary who Became an American Hero – Timothy Egan
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America – Nancy Isenberg
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time – Arianna Huffington
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert
Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment – Marianne Williamson
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise – Anders Ericsson
How Successful People Think – John C. Maxwell
The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book – Don Miguel Ruiz
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It – Chris Voss
Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John M. Gottman
Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love – Marcia Naomi Berger
Love & Respect – Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Things I Wish I’d Known Before we Got Married – Gary Chapman
Coming Apart: Why Relationships End & How to Live Through the Ending of Yours – Daphne Rose Kingma
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay – Mira Kirshenbaum
Home Schooling 101 – Erica Arndt
They’re Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate – Mrs. Sam Sorbo
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World – Kristen Welch
Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time – Jamie C. Martin
The Whole-Brain Child: Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel J. Siegel
The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting
Growing up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience – Christopher Willard
A parent’s Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder – Sally Ozonoff
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew – Ellen Notbohm
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain – Daniel J. Siegel
The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year – Armin A. Brott
The Nursing Mother’s Companion – Kathleen Huggins
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child


Brighton – Michael Harvey
The City of Mirrors – Justin Cronin
Circling the Sun – Paula McLain
Paradise Sky – Joe R. Lansdale
The Last Mile – David Baldacci
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero – Timothy Egan
The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss – Anderson Cooper
Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow
When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
Codependent No More – Melody Beattie

The Trials of Apollo – Rick Riordan

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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