September 25, 2017
  • On The Trail of Heroes - Home School class September 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    On the Trail of Heroes: Stories of heroic figures are told and retold around the world. This year we will look into heroic myth -- investigating the traits that are common to legendary figures from around the globe and how those traits influence culture, even today. This home school class is offered to children grades 3-12. Please register for this class at the Youth Services desk.

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  • Planting the Spanish Seed - WILL BE RESCEDULED September 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    This interactive family program will introduce children to español through books, songs, and activities. Tania Cruz, with 15 years of experience teaching español, will be leading this story time.

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  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins PG13; CRAB September 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Banned Books Made into Movies - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins PG13

    Panem is split up into 12 districts. Each year, every district is forced to randomly choose two tributes--one girl and one boy--to fight in the annual Hunger Games. A fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen takes her sister's place when she is called to be the tribute of the 74th annual Hunger Games.

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  • Read Me a Story (Family Style) YS September 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Come join Ms. Nona for a fun-filled evening of stories, songs, activities, and a craft for families. This week's theme: Fall is Here

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September 26, 2017
  • Tech Tuesday - Training Room September 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

    Make an appointment for a half hour one-on-one tutoring session to answer basic tech questions such as: Making an email account; searching the internet; using a new device; downloading an eBook, using PowerPoint, etc. Just let us know in advance what topic you would like to discuss.
    We are not able to:•Run diagnostics •Troubleshoot or fix malfunctioning devices • Computer maintenance

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  • Preschool Storytime YS September 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Ms. Nona shares stories, songs, activities, and a craft with children ages 3-5 s they enjoy a fun-filled morning while getting ready for kindergarten.
    This week's theme: Fall is Here

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  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown PG13 CRAB September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Banned Books Made into Movies - The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown PG13 CRAB

    A dead body has been found, setting Langdon off on an adventure as he attempts to unravel an ancient code and uncover the greatest mystery of all time. The story tells the investigation started by symbolist Robert Langdon and a good-looking cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, around the murder of a Museum Louvre's curator.

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  • STEAM Adventures, Grades 3-6 September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    In STEAM Adventures, children in grades 3-6 investigate topics in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. This month we are designing our own marble maze! Come check out the fun!

    Space is limited. To register please call 347-7111 ext. 3 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

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September 27, 2017
  • Toddler Time YS September 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

    This entertaining program, led by Ms. Nona, is for toddlers ages 18-36 months and their parent or caregiver. Basics such as colors, numbers, and letters are taught through stories, activities, and crafts. Come enjoy interactive play with children of the same age.
    This week's theme: Silly Squirrels

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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone PG - CRAB September 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Banned Books Made into Movies - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Ron Weasley is not very brave friend and Hermione is the smart friend. But not everything is quiet at Hogwarts as Harry suspects someone is planning to steal the sorcerer's stone. On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter discovers that he is no ordinary boy.

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  • Happy Baby Yoga September 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Mommy and baby yoga class that teaches techniques in gentle breathing and stretching, which can aid in babies' digestion. Holli Green, yoga instructor from Parkside Athletics Club, will be leading this class.This class is for infants 3½ - 18 months old. Please register for this class in Youth Services or calling 347-7111 ext. 3

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September 28, 2017
  • Books and Rattles YS September 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    A play group for wee ones 0-18 months old. This is an informal playtime for babies and their grown-ups t to gather and interact. The play group will meet on Thursday mornings during the month of September. The library will provide the space and a variety of toys. Space is limited. Please register for this program by calling 347-7111 ext. 3.

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  • Fellowship of the RIng PG-13 - CRAB September 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Banned Books Made into Movies - Lord of the Rings / Fellowship of the Ring
    Set in mythic pre-historic times, a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a magic ring from his elderly cousin Bilbo. Wise to the powers that the magic ring holds, the dark Lord Sauron wants it, knowing it will enable him to enslave the people of Middle Earth. In his effort to thwart Sauron, Frodo recruits the fellowship of a wizard, an elf, a dwarf and others on a mission to destroy the ring by casting it into the volcanic fires in the Crack of Doom. However, the ring unleashes its own power as a result of the struggle

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  • Hands On! September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    All hands on! We will roll in our MakerCart into action. Join us for a MakerSpace for families to come together to use, and learn to use materials as well as develop creative projects. This month's MakerCart theme is nature!. What can you do make with objects from nature? Items like sticks, leaves, nuts, etc.
    We will supply materials, you create!

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  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Need to rack up those volunteer hours? Need to add some leadership references to your college application?

    Then Teen Advisory Board is for you!!

    Junior high and high school students meet once a month to assist in choosing which teen programs, speakers, or activities we bring to the Pekin Public Library. Teens gain leadership skills, organizing skills, and build a sense of teamwork through while making the Pekin Public Library a better more fun place for teens and book lovers alike.

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September 29, 2017
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - CRAB September 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Banned Books Made into Movies - To Kill a Mockingbird

    Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck) is a lawyer and a widower. He has two young children, Jem and Scout. Atticus Finch is currently defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman.

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September 30, 2017
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain G - CRAB September 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Banned Books Made into Movies - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain G
    Mark Twain's boy hero (Josh Albee) finds mischief and danger with Huckleberry Finn (Jeff Tyler) and Becky Thatcher.

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