The English Spy - Daniel Silva
Brush Back - Sara Paretsky
The Fixer - Joseph Finder
Nemesis - Catherine Coulter
NYPD Red 3 - James Patterson
Murder at Barclay Meadow - Wendy Sand Eckel
The Murderer's Daughter - Jonathan Kellerman
X - Sue Grafton



We All Looked Up - Tommy Wallach
Saint Anything - Sarah Dessen
The Trylle Series by Amanda Hocking - Switched, Torn, and Ascend
Princess of the Midnight Ball, Princess of Glass, Princess of the Silver Woods - Jessica Day George


The Walking Dead, Volumes 1-3 - Robert Kirkman


Tuesdays at the Castle - Jessica Day George
Penny and her Song - Kevin Henkes
Penny and her Doll - Kevin Henkes
The Day the Crayons Came Home - Drew Daywalt
Lego Play Book


Roller Girl - Victoria Jamieson
The Truth About Stacey - Raina Telgemeier


A Poetry Workshop at the Mount Carroll Township Library
Thursday, September 17, 6:30 PM
Poet Carol Gloor, Facilitator
No Charge

Many of us don't read or try to write poetry because we think it's too hard, too "intellectual," and
we are not that way. This workshop will show you different. You can enjoy the poetry of
others, as well as write your own, for your own satisfaction, to share with family and friends, or
to get published. You don't have to make up something from thin air (although you can if you
want). Writing prompts will be provided and hints to get you started. You will then be given
time to write: rhyming, free verse or a prose poem (a poem which uses concentrated language
but which often is in sentences)whatever your heart tells you to do. You will then read your
work and learn to give and receive constructive criticism to and from others, to and from your
RSVP at 815-244-1751


Imagine you are taking a walk along a nature trail, and you come upon a page from a children’s book, laminated and mounted on a stake. As you continue to walk you discover another page, then another, and another, you soon realize you are reading a story! The Story Book Trail combines the enjoyment of a children’s story with the benefits of walking outdoors and an appreciation for the natural world.

University of Illinois Extension
Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists invite you to spend an hour with us at a Storybook Trail
at The Mount Carroll Library on September 5, 2015 at Noon!


The Mount Carroll Community Foundation has awarded the Mount Carroll Township Public Library a grant to help fund their Learning with LEGOS program.

The purpose of the Learning with LEGOs program is to provide an interactive hands-on science/mathematical program for children. “Playing” with LEGOS promotes early literacy development by learning to follow directions. That is why LEGO programs are becoming increasingly popular in libraries.

With this funding the library plans to have a hands-on outreach program from Discovery Center Museum located in Rockford, Il on Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 am. They will provide their program Lots of LEGOs. This program will investigate gears and forces and use America’s favorite bricks to construct a merry-go-round or windmill that really works! This program will be for children from grades 1-6.
The remaining funds will be used for LEGO bricks that will be used for the initial program and subsequent programming at the library.
The Mount Carroll Library would like to thank the Mount Carroll Community Foundation for this grant and for recognizing the importance of this program. Their support for programs like these directly serves the library’s mission statement and will help to allow those without access to educational programs or museums to participate and learn in this creative environment. Consistent programming for all ages promotes growth and familiarity with the library.

We are fortunate to have organizations such as this that support this remarkable community we live in.


5 Flights Up
Woman in Gold
The Longest Ride
The Book of Negroes
Mr. Selfride Season 1
Poldark Season 1
Last Tango in Halifax Season 1



The Truth According to Us - Annie Barrows
The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George
The Colossus - Ranjini Iyer
The Book of Speculation - Erika Swyler
My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You she's Sorry - Fredrik Backman
The Rumor - Elin Hilderbrand


The Heir - Kiera Cass


Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans - Sylvia A. Earle
What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley - Kim Cross
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe
Historical Atlas of the United States - Derek Hayes
Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficent Lifestyle from Homestead to Field - Audrey Levatino


Sycamore Row - John Grisham
Family Games - Jean Stubbs
The Wedding Quilt - Jennifer Chiaverini
Only Time Will Tell - Jeffrey Archer
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Circle of Grace - Penelope J. Stokes
Gone Missing - Linda Castillo
Minding Frankie - Maeve Binchy
Day by Day - Delia Parr
Cost - Roxana Robinson
Free Fall - Fern Michaels
Heart of the West - Penelope Williamson
The Proposal - Lori Wick
The Silver Star - Jeannette Walls
River Rising - Dorothy Garlock
The Sunday Wife - Cassandra King
Vanished - Karen Robards
Come Home - Lisa Scottoline
Summer's Child - Luanne Rice
The Hope Within - Tracie Peterson
The Bridge of Peace - Cindy Woodsmall
The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
In Need of a Good Wife - Kelly O'Connor McNees
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal - Conor Grennan


Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
In the Unlikely Event – Judy Blume
Eight Hundred Grapes – Laura Dave
Armada – Ernest Cline

Michael Collins: A Life - James Mackay
Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our man-Made World – Mark Miodownik
The Weather Experiment: the pioneers Who Sought to See the Future – Peter Moore
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship – Robert Kurson
The Ocean of Life: The Fate of man and the Sea – Callum Roberts
Making authentic Craftsman Furniture – Gustav Stickley
The Complete Manual of Woodworking – Albert Jackson


From Norvelt to Nowhere – Jack Gantos


This summer, adults and children have the opportunity to experience one story in three different ways.
For children ages seven and older, the story is James and the Giant Peach. At sign-up, you will receive a copy of the book by Roald Dahl. We will meet to watch the film version and talk about similarities and differences. Then we will head to Timberlake to see the play.* We will meet once more to discuss all three versions.
July 13th-July 24th – Register and receive your free book.
July 28th 2:00 - Watch the movie and paint a T-shirt to wear to the theater.
Aug. 4th 12:30– Attend a pre-party at the library and go to Timberlake for the 2:00 performance.
Aug. 6 2:00 – Come to the wrap-up party at the library, which will include a snack and a craft.
*A parent or adult caregivers may attend our meetings and must be available to drive to Timberlake and attend the play. (Ticket cost is $7.) The books and tickets for the children who participate in the first two sessions are provided by the Friends of the Library.
Big Fish is the story for adults. The schedule is as follows:
July 13th-24th - Register and receive your free book, courtesy of the Friends. Purchase your ticket ($20).
July 30th 6:30 - Discuss the book and watch the movie.
Aug. 5th 6:00 - Attend a pre-party at Timberlake and the play.
Aug. 13th 6:30 - Meet at the library to compare all three versions. (Optional)

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