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St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Coming February 2nd:

Digital Mash-Up at the Library

Come check out our new program built around our very cool new educational computers in the children's department. The Pk-2nd grade computers have no internet access, but are loaded with fun educational games. The 3rd-6th grade computers have a restricted internet environment and also lots of cool games. We will have a different theme each week to explore.

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Magical Fun
Saturday, February 7th
@ 11:00 am

Magician John Dudley will be here at the library during the Magical Ice Fest on Saturday, February 7th at 11:00am to perform his comedy magic show. Pick up a take-home craft in the children's department to enjoy. See St. Joseph Today's website for a full schedule of events.


The Lake Bluff Book Group

Wednesday, January 28th-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Learn more here

The Moveable Feast Book Club

Wednesday, February 11th-- 12:10pm
Join us to discuss: Salt ByMark Kurlansky. Bring your sack lunch!
Learn more here

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Monday, February 9th ---- 7:00pm
We'll meet at Coach's to discuss:
Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman
Learn more here

Scholars and Scoundrels:
The Men's Book Club

Wednesday, February 11th---- 6:30 pm
The Brothers Karamazovby Fyodor Dostoevsky
Learn more here

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


Magician: February 7th @ 11:00am

Magician John Dudley will perform his magical comedy show, and you can grab a take-home craft in the children's department.

Story Time

Story time will begin February 3rd and 4th with more Pete the Cat. Story time runs from February 3rd - April 29th, with a break for our booksale April 14th and 15th.


Candy Land!
Wednesday, February 18th, 5:00-6:30pm

Explore candy and goodies from around the world, and build a marshmallow catapult !
Get your geek on. Show your support. |

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