Annual Halloween Costume Party
The Princeton Public Library Youth Services Department will host its annual Halloween Costume Party for Pre-K through 4th grade on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The evening will start at 6:00 pm with gathering songs and a story, followed by a costume parade and judging. Costumes will be judged in four categories, Funniest, Spookiest, Cutest, and Judges’ Choice, in two age categories, Pre-K to 1st grade and 2nd grade and up. After awards are presented, magician and artist Dan Laib will be our special guest, bringing his Magic and Art Show to the library main circulation area.
Advanced sign-up is requested—stop by the Youth Services desk or call 815-875-1331, ext.220.
ART TEACHERS EXHIBIT IN NOVEMBER AT PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thirteen local artists present “Behind the Inspiration”, a biennial exhibit featuring original works of art by art teachers of Bureau County. The exhibit will include a variety of media including ceramics, acrylic paintings, silk screen printing, photography, watercolor and jewelry. Each artist has been or continues to be a teacher of art in Bureau County.
Schools represented include Princeton elementary and High School, Bureau Valley schools, Depue, Peru, and Illinois Valley Community College.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 8th, at 6:00 and will include refreshments. The artists will be available at that time to answer questions about their pieces. This exhibition will remain displayed through November 22nd,during regular library hours.
The Princeton Public Library Receives Generous Donation
The Princeton Public Library received generous donations from Linda Gustafson and memorials made for Roger Gustafson. These gifts have provided the library with a new outdoor addition of a paved area, plantings and a 500 pound frog named Jeremiah. The area of pavers connects the handicap parking area to the entrance of the library. Jeremiah lends a whimsical aesthetic to the existing water fountain feature. Two benches matching the existing bench on the southeast part of the front lawn will be added soon to offer patrons the opportunity to sit and enjoy the surroundings.
Roger Gustafson was a great contributor to the community and the particularly the library. He dedicated his time and wisdom as a member of the board of trustees from September, 2013 until the time of his passing in November, 2016. Roger was a very active supporter and patron of the library. He also enjoyed being outdoors and gardening, making the creation of this park-like area especially appropriate in tying together two things that were important to him. Roger’s wife, Linda worked closely with Josh Schnaitor of Prairie Nursery and Landscaping to produce a sitting area that reflected Roger’s personality as it would complement the existing landscaping maintained by Jane Morris, The Gardening Governess. Board Member Jan English also participated in the planning as a representative of the library. Together, these individuals have provided a comfortable outdoor area that all library patrons in the community can enjoy for years to come.
There will be a free seminar about retirement and investing. It will be put on by Cyr Financial and they will talk about - how much do you need to retire, how to protect your portfolio, and social security & pension answers. This seminar will by held on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 at the Princeton Public Library. This program is free and all are welcome to attend. Register by calling 815-925-7501 or CyrFinancial.com.
On Thursday, October 24th at 6:30 Bill Schnabel will be presenting a program on Biking the Lewis & Clark Trail. He will talk about the origins of the Lewis & Clark Trail, the drive behind the ride, and the people, places and events of the trip. This free program will be held at the Princeton Public Library and all are welcome to attend.
On Saturday, October 26th there will be a Tractor Show in the Parking Lot of the Princeton Public Library from 10:00-3:00. The Indian Valley Antique Club will be co-hosting this event. There will be Antique Tractors and other farm equipment on display. The club members will be happy to talk to you about their tractors and answer any questions you might have. The Indian Valley Antique Club will also be selling food and refreshments during the show...so come for lunch. If you have an Antique Tractor, feel free to bring it to the show and display it for all to see. This will be a fun day for the whole family, so come and enjoy. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.