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The program is Inside this issue: Announcements 2 Adult Programs 2 PrarieCat is coming! 2 Upcoming Children’s Programs 3 YA Programs 3 Edible Book Festival 3 Calendar of Library Events 4 Library Hours 4 210 N Main Street Seneca, IL 61360 Phone: 815-357-6566 Fax:815-357-6568 www.senecalibrary.org Page 2 Announcements Library Survey New Titles of Interest The Library wants to know what you think, • Flesh and Bone: a Body and is conducting a survey! Forms are in- Celebrate Na- Farm Novel by Jefferson cluded in this newsletter and available tional Library from the library’s website. Everyone who Bass Week returns a form will receive a library coupon • The Sweet Potato Queens’ April 15-21st is National for $3, which can be used to pay for movie Library Week - a time First Big-Ass Novel by Jill rentals, fines, or other things at the library. to celebrate the contributions of Only one survey per person. Conner Browne libraries, librarians and library • The Fifth Vial by Michael workers in schools, campuses and Microfilm Reader Palmer communities nationwide - and the Seneca Library is getting a new Microfilm • Sisters by Danielle Steel perfect time for our community to reader. Two options are available for us. come together at your library. • A Far Country by Daniel Stop by the desk to see the details and In honor of library week, Seneca Mason which one you’d prefer. Public Library District will offer free kid movies, waive all late fees • Nerve Damage by Peter for the week as long as the items are Drop Box Abrahams returned, and replace lost library The drop box located on the outside of the • Nineteen Minutes by Judi cards for no charge. We will also building is there for your convenience. Please remember to only place library Picoult waive the $5 processing fee for any lost items. The multicultural mov- items in it and not other • Waiting for Summer’s Re- ies displayed in the staff’s prefer- items as this damages turn by Kim Vogel Sawyer ences area will continue to be free library material. of charge with a limit of two. Upcoming Adult Programs Adult Lunch & Video Adult Book Club Mystery Book Club On Tuesday April 17th at noon the The Hard Way: a Jack Meets April 11th at 6:30 pm and movie will be Paper Moon star- Reacher Novel by Lee Child will read Murder in the Marais by will be discussed on April Cara Black. ing Ryan and Tatum O’Neil. 25th. Pashazade by Jon Courtenay Of Mice and Men, staring On May 23rd the Adult Book Grimwood will be discussed on Robert Blake and Randy Quaid, Club meets and will be dis- May 9th at 6:30 pm. will be shown on May 15th at cussing An Ordinary Man: noon. Please remember to sign up an Autobiography by Paul Dates can change, confirm dates when you Rusesabagina. receive your book. in advance. PrairieCat is coming! will have access to more than catalog, pa- eight million library materials, trons will Our library has joined with 195 including everything the Seneca not be able other libraries across northern Public Library District owns. to place Illinois and eastern Iowa to pro- Adding these libraries to the new holds online during the first week vide you with a fabulous, new online catalog makes it easier to of April. Holds can still be placed information tool, find materials, reference links, by contacting library staff. The PrairieCat and get items though interli- PrairieCat will be available in early Online Catalog. brary loan. April. Stay tuned for more details. In the PrairieCat Due to the change in our online online catalog you 210 N Main Street Seneca, IL 61360 Phone: 815-357-6566 Fax:815-357-6568 www.senecalibrary.org Page 3 Upcoming Children’s Programs Edible Book Festival Please sign up in advance for all ac- The Animal Fun Club will meet on Seneca Library will be tak- tivities unless otherwise noted. April 25th to learn about bears. They ing part in the interna- will also meet on May 16th to learn tional sensation of Books Chess & Checkers Club will con- about deep sea creatures. To Eat by hosting an edi- tinue to meet the first Wednesday of (For kids in 3rd grade or ble book festival on April every month, for kids of all older.) 16 at 6:00 pm . ages. Children under 5 must attend with an adult. Participants create edible In May, the after-school craft will be making flowerpots books that are displayed, The after-school craft in April is egg and planting seeds. (Ages 5 judged, and then con- decorating. (Ages 5 and and up. Kids under 5 may sumed. The entries can up. Children under 5 may attend with an adult.) take a humorous or literal attend with an adult.) interpretation of a book/ Think you know your facts about the The May after-school movie is the poem. Your creativity is Wind In The Willows. Mole, Rat, your limit. US? Then join us for States Trivia Badger, and Toad are brought to life on April 11. (Ages 7 and up) in this adaptation of Kenneth Gra- Some examples include: A hame's classic tales. This movie is 79 Design paper airplanes and decorate minutes and not rated. bear-shaped cake in honor Frisbees at Fun Fliers in of Winnie-the-Pooh, April. (Ages 8 and up.) Let’s Get Ready For Summer! On books with pages made May 21st, bring a pair of flip flops or out of tortilla pages, or a Sign-up for the American other shoes to the library and deco- ginger- Girl Club starts on May 14th. Meet- rate them for summer. bread ings will start in June. Space is lim- (Ages 5 and up. Children library. ited to 15. (Ages 10 and up) under 5 may attend with Anyone an adult.) Young Adult is wel- come to submit an entry; Program New J and YA Story Time however you must sign up On May 11th, Titles in advance. (no age limit) come to the • Wildwood Dancing Story time for ages 3- Don’t feel like making library for Se- by Juliet Marillier 5 year olds is limited to something? You can still crets & Spies. Learn • Lady Friday by 12. So make sure to come and see what every- how to make and crack Garth Nix sign up! The current one else created. Informa- secret codes, along • The Runaway Prin- session runs tion sheets are available with creating your very cess by Kate April 5th in the library. own Alberti’s Cipher Coombs through Disk . We will also be • One Red Dot by May 31st on Other examples are at making invisible paint . David A Carter Thursdays http://books2eat.com/ (Ages 8-16) at 11:45. photos.html 210 N Main Street Seneca, IL 61360 Phone: 815-357-6566 Fax:815-357-6568 www.senecalibrary.org Non-Profit Organization Seneca Public Library District U.S. Postage Paid 210 N. Main Street Postal Permit # 13 Seneca, IL 61360 Seneca, Illinois 61360 Phone: 815-357-6566 Fax: 815-357-6568 Library Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 p.m.6:00p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. www.senecalibrary.org Seneca Public Library Events at a Glance April 2nd 3:30 pm April 27th 3:30 pm May 16th 3:30 pm After School Craft Fun Fliers Animal Fun Club— Egg Decorating deep sea creatures May 2nd 3:30pm April 4th 3:30pm Chess & Checkers Club May 16th 6:30pm Chess & Checkers Club Library Board Meeting May 11th 3:30 pm April 11th 3:30 pm Secrets & Spies May 21st 3:30 pm United States Trivia Let’s Get Ready for Summer! May 14th 3:30pm April 16th 6:00 pm After School Craft May 25th 3:30 pm Edible Book Festival Flowerpots & planting seeds After School Movie Wind in the Willows April 17th noon May 14th Adult Lunch & Movie Sign up for American Girl Every Thursday 11:45—12:45 Paper Moon Club Starts Story time runs April 5th through May 31st April 18th 6:30pm May 15th noon Library Board Meeting Adult Lunch & Movie The Library will Of Mice and Men be closed on April 25th 3:30 pm April 6th and May Animal Fun Club—Bears 28th.
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