Byron Public Library District announces programs
Each month the Byron Public Library schedules events, classes and activities geared towards youth and adults. Please register for all programs by calling 815-234-5107.
Baby Boogies – Tuesdays, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Ages: Birth-18 months, with caregiver. Songs, art, parachute time, bubbles, and playtime. Explore new activities to do with your baby. Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
Toddler Storytime – Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Ages: 18 months-3 years, with caregiver. Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and movement just right for toddlers. Same program offered on both days, so please register for one class a week. Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
Preschool Storytime – Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Ages: 3-6 years. Join us for a fun-filled hour of stories, movement, action rhymes, songs, and crafts. Same program offered on both days, so please register for one class a week. Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
New Service – Do you have home movies on VHS that you would like to transfer to DVD? Let the Byron Library assist you with our new VHS to DVD converter! Bring in your old VHS tapes and a blank DVD, or purchase a blank DVD at the circulation desk for $1. This service is intended for use on home movies, only.
Troops say ‘Thank You’ – The Byron Public Library recently received a thank you card from members of an Army medical troop stationed overseas. These brave men and women received the items that patrons donated during the month of November for the library’s “Adopt a Soldier” care package drive. All of the donations were greatly appreciated, and the soldiers thank everyone who participated for their love and support.
Super Bowl LIII Scoop presented by Sean Considine – Monday, Jan. 28, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. What does it take for a team to get to the Super Bowl? What makes an underdog? How are the odds determined? What do the referee calls mean? Sean will give the scoop on everything football to prepare you for this year’s Super Bowl. Novice football watchers and devoted fans alike will enjoy Sean’s stories and professional knowledge.
Prairie State Legal: Know Your Rights presentation with one-on-one appointments to follow: Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection presented by Attorney Leann Duncan – Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1 to 1:20 p.m. After the Know Your Rights presentation, individuals can meet with a lawyer at no cost to discuss civil legal issues such as: problems with their landlord, clearing criminal records, orders of protection and divorce for domestic violence victims, bankruptcy, housing discrimination, problems with SNAP/TANF/Medicaid, social security overpayments, getting guardianship of a minor or disabled adult. Each individual will go through an eligibility screening before talking to an attorney for free. Prairie State cannot help with criminal defense, traffic cases, personal injury, workmen’s compensation, or immigration cases. Appointments can be scheduled ahead of time, by calling 815-965-2902. Walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meet the Author: Heather Bentley, Author of Sweetest Heartbreak – Friday, Feb. 8, 10 to 11 a.m. Heather is the 2018 winner of the Soon to Be Famous Author Project, awarded and judged by librarians. Prior to the presentation, checkout a copy of her book at the library or read it digitally – available for free on Biblioboard. Join Heather in a discussion of her romance novel, described as “when naïve, humble and beautiful meets arrogant, brash and handsome.” A sizzling discussion awaits! Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
Sweet Treats – Friday, Feb. 8, 10 to 11 a.m. – ages 5-9 years, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – ages 10-14 years. Create and decorate Valentine themed treats. Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
Library Dance Party – Monday, Feb. 11, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Ages: 18 months-5 years, with caregiver. Join us for a monthly music and movement program! Explore new music and move wit shakers, scarves, and ribbon wands. Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
Head Strong: Exercise Strategies to Enhance Memory and Thinking – Presented by Karla Belzer, Extension Educator, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Are you headstrong about keeping your head strong? Challenging the brain with puzzles and games can be very beneficial, especially as we grow older. Join us as we learn about memory and aging and explore several exercise strategies to enhance thinking. Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
Messy Art Monday – Monday, Feb. 18, 10 – 11 a.m. Ages: K-5th Grade. Head to the library for some messy and fun art projects! Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
“Two for One Broadway” Cabaret: a performance of Nostalgia Entertainment – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2 to 3 p.m. What’s better than a dynamic song form a hit Broadway musical? Two dynamic songs from a hit Broadway musical! This delightful, one-hour cabaret, presenting Broadway musicals from the 1930s to the 1980s, features favorite tunes from seven Broadway shows, including Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Cats, and more. In between songs, Matt and Cynthia Gruel share interesting tidbits unique to each musical. This Cabaret is a certain treasure for all musical theatre lovers! Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
Llama Llama Storytime – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 to 7 p.m. Ages: 2-8 years, with caregiver. A special evening storytime, with activities, crafts and stories inspired by Anna Dewdney’s beloved Llama Llama books. Meet and take your photo with Llama Llama! Please call 815-234-5107 to register.
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