New Materials!



Lost Roses  - Martha Hall Kelly

A Woman Is No Man – Etaf Rum

Normal People – Sally Rooney

Such a Perfect Wife – Kate White

What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon

The Confessions of Frannie Langton – Sara Collins

The Guest Book – Sarah Black

Disappearing Earth – Julia Phillips

The Farm – Joanne Ramos

Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

Gullah Secrets – Susan Gabriel

Queen Bee – Dorothea Benton Frank

The Unbreakables – Lisa Barr

Most Dead Things – Kristen Anett

City of Girls 0 Elizabeth Gilbert




It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way – Lysa Terkeurst

The Impossible – Joyce Smith

Inside an Honor Killing – Lene Wold

Once More We Saw Stars – Jayson Greene

The Moment of Lift – Melinda Gates



The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society


Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!  Here We Go Again

First Man

The Upside

Apollo 11





Dear Girl – Paris Rosenthal

Dear Boy – Paris Rosenthal

Milk From Cow to Carton – Aliki

The Popcorn Book – Tomie dePaola

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig – Eugene Trivizas

The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams

Popcorn – Alex Moran

Bertha and the Racing Pigeon – Pam Ayres

A Young Man’s Dance – Laurie Knowlton

I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat - Donald Hall

“Let’s Get a PUP!” – Bob Graham

Popcorn – Frank Asch

Kitten and Friends – Aimee Chapman



The Milk Makers – Gail Gibbons

Homing Pigeons – Jenny Fretland VanVoorst

May I Pet Your Dog? – Stephanie Calmenson



Best of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Daniel’s Winter Wonderland

It’s a Beautiful Day in the  Neighborhood

All About Allergies

Spooktacular Halloween!

20 Sports Stories

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World



Colebridge Community Series – by Ann Hazelwood

            The Basement Quilt

            The Potting Shed Quilt

            The Funeral Parlor Quilt

            Jane Austen Quilt Club

            Ghostly Quilts on Main

            Quilted Lilies

            Quilted Christmas


Cooking with Herbs - Garlic

Thursday, May 16, 5:30
Learn how to grow, harvest and preserve herbs. Participants will cook a light meal to enjoy.
Call the library to register.
Presented by Illinois Extension

Oak Hill Cemetery


Mount Carroll, Illinois
Illustrating the tradition of the cultural and aesthetic roles of
“Garden Cemeteries” of Europe

The Mount Carroll District Library is continuing its series on the historical development of Mount Carroll, Illinois with a presentation exploring the relationship of the Oak Hill Cemetery to the European Rural Cemetery movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The “Building Downtown Communities Program” is a series of seminars created by Architectural Restoration Consultants, Inc. to further the understanding of historic preservation in the local community. Oak Hill Cemetery, practically speaking, is a place of entombment, but it is also, symbolically, built more for the living than for the dead. Oak Hill is an urban style cemetery in a rural environment with small town values and virtues.

On Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 6 PM the Mt. Carroll District Library will be the location of a program discussing the underlying philosophy and architectural creation of “Garden Cemeteries in Europe and America. Ernst Nemeth is recognized by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the National Park Service as an historic building assessor with over twenty five years of experience. A handbook concerning the presentation will be provided.

Seating is limited and to ensure receiving a handbook please make a reservation by contacting:

Mount Carroll District Library: 815-244-1751

"Look, See, Enjoy!"

Do you love art? Or...have you ever stood in front of a painting wondering, “What’s the big deal?”

“Look, See, Enjoy” is the first in a series of lively presentations, demonstrations, and discussions about art and art history for both beginners and experts to be held at the Mount Carroll District Library on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 pm.

Laurel Bergren, a former art dealer and forever Japanese art historian will weave together history, techniques, and art elements for a greater understanding and appreciation of Western and Eastern art. Famous and not-so-famous pieces of art from the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country, will form the basis of each session.

“Love of art is contagious,” says Laurel Bergren, “We will be using the Art Institute’s collection because it is so easily accessible by car for those who want to look at, see, and enjoy our subjects first-hand.”

Seating is limited, so please call the library at 815-244-1751 to register.


A local 4-H member will bring rabbits of different breeds so we can learn about them.

For more information and to register for this free program, please call the library at 815/244-1751. 

The Black Hawk Wars

Thursday, March 28th, at 6:00 pm

Our resident lifelong amateur historian Doug Bergren will be giving a presentation on the Blackhawk War, predicated on the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and other “legislative” efforts. Doug’s interest in the Blackhawk War and its local effect took shape when he decided to write his undergraduate paper for history. Doug’s talks at the Library are intended to offer information on the background events that isn’t taught in school that drive the much larger events we do learn about. Many of the laws passed in the 1830’s through the 1870’s still affect us to this day, and we may be surprised to learn as to which ones and how. 

New Materials


The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb – Melanie Benjamin

Past Tense – Lee Child

On Second Thought – Kristen Higgins

Good Luck with That – Kristen Higgins

Sweetest Heartbreak – Heather Bentley

At the Wolf’s Table – Rosella Postorino

Temple Secrets – Susan Gabriel

Finding Dorothy – Elizabeth Letts

The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides


Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing

The Best of Royko: The Tribune Years – Mike Royko

Montaigne in Barn Boots – Michael Perry

Days on the Family Farm – Carrie A. Meyer


The Children Act

The Sisters Brothers


Boy Erased

The Wife

Bohemian Rhapsody

Learn Needle Tatting

Learn Needle Tatting with Catherine Pokropinski.

Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 am

All materials are provided.  Class size is limited, so please

 call the library to reserve your spot. 815-244-1751 

Weather Closings

The Library will be closed Wednesday, January 30 &

Thursday, January 31 due to the expected inclement weather. 

A Visit to Ireland: A Travelogue

Carol & Michelle visited many natural sites and historic landmarks during their two-week visit.  They will have photos and stories to share with us, as well as tips on trip planning and budgeting.

 Mount Carroll Public Library

Thursday, January 24th, at 6:00 pm



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