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St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Poetry Reading
Saturday, April 26th

Bring your poetry to read, or just sit back and enjoy the writings of others.

3rd Annual
Blossomtime Tea Party

Wednesday, April 30th

Join us for a cookies and punch reception to meet the kings and queens of Blossomtime. Come in your own fancy dress-up clothes. Don't forget your camera!


The library will be CLOSED
on Saturday, May 3rd

For the Blossomtime Festival. We will reopen on Monday, May 5th.


The Lake Bluff Book Group

Wednesday, April 30th-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer
Learn more here

The Moveable Feast Book Club

Wednesday, May 14th-- 12:10pm
Join us to discuss: Food Journey's of a Lifetime and Forty Years of Chez Panisse. Bring your sack lunch!
Learn more here

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Monday, May 12th ---- 7:00pm
We'll meet at Rybelle's to discuss:
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Learn more here

Scholars and Scoundrels:
The Men's Book Club

Wednesday, May 14th---- 7:00 pm
Call of the Wild by Jack London
Learn more here

Check out what is happening
in the Children's Department:


Story time in May:

Story times for toddlers and preschoolers are on Tuesdays mornings @ 10:30am with Special Guest Readers

Read around the County

Wednesday May 14th -- 11:30-12:30 on the bluff outside.


Check back soon for super fun Summer Reading Program info!
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