The Mount Carroll Township Public Library will be hosting an evening program filled with history and food. Join presenters from the Apple River Fort State Historic Site as they bring the past of life in the most savory ways. Learn how those on the 1830s frontier cooked their meals. Cooking implements such as Dutch ovens and the tin kitchen will be spotlighted during this program.

The Hearth Cooking program will begin at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 15th. This presentation is offered at no cost to the general public, although donations are most welcome. The Mount Carroll Township Public Library is located at 208 N. Main Street in Mount Carroll, Illinois. For more information please contact the library at (815) 244-1751.



The Photograph - Beverly Lewis
Dances with Wolves - Michael Blake
The Art of Crash Landing - Melissa DeCarlo
The Enterprise of Death - Jesse Bullington
Last Words - Michael Koryta
Girl Waits with Gun - Amy Stewart
The Gilded Hour - Sara Donati
The Unbearable Lightness of being - Milan Kundera
The Sound of Glass - Karen White


Blood Will Out - Walter Kirn
A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie - Kathryn Harkup
The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan - Winston Churchill
Raising Kids to Thrive - Kenneth R. Ginsburg
Why Geology Matters - Doug MacDougall
I Will Teach you to be Rich - Ramit Sethi
The Story of the Earth - Robert M. Hazen
Prehistoric Life ; The Definitive visual History of Life on Earth




Torn, Tangled, and Bound - Erica O'Rourke
The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley
Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon


Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi
Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb? - Ron Roy
Who Cloned the President? - Ron Roy
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family - Jack Gantos
Stowaway! - Erin Soderberg
Waiting - Kevin Henkes
Rocks & Minerals - Steve Tomecek



Black Chalk - Christopher J. Yates
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein


Space Odyssey: Voyaging Through the Cosmos - William Harwood
Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins - Susan Casey
The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation - Joe Urschel


The Duff - Kody Keplinger
Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne Collins
The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley


Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast - Josh Funk
The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph - Jack Gantos
Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph - Jack Gantos
Louise Trapeze is Totally 100% Fearless - Micol Ostow
The Princess in Black - Shannon Hale



Kitchens of the Great Midwest - J. Ryan Stradal
Hostage Taker - Stefanie Pintoff
Perfect Touch - Elizabeth Lowell
Eileen - Ottessa Moshfegh
Evergreen Falls - Kimberley Freeman
Silver Linings - Debbie Macomber
Circling the Sun - Paula McLain
We Never Asked for Wings - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Marriage of Opposites - Alice Hoffman
Two Across - Jeff Bartsch
The Secrets of Lake Road - Karen Katchur


Laura Ingalls Wilder Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey - Rinker Buck
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery - Henry Marsh
It's a Long Story: My Life - Willie Nelson


The English Spy - Daniel Silva
Brush Back - Sara Paretsky
The Fixer - Joseph Finder
Nemesis - Catherine Coulter
NYPD Red 3 - James Patterson
Murder at Barclay Meadow - Wendy Sand Eckel
The Murderer's Daughter - Jonathan Kellerman
X - Sue Grafton



We All Looked Up - Tommy Wallach
Saint Anything - Sarah Dessen
The Trylle Series by Amanda Hocking - Switched, Torn, and Ascend
Princess of the Midnight Ball, Princess of Glass, Princess of the Silver Woods - Jessica Day George


The Walking Dead, Volumes 1-3 - Robert Kirkman


Tuesdays at the Castle - Jessica Day George
Penny and her Song - Kevin Henkes
Penny and her Doll - Kevin Henkes
The Day the Crayons Came Home - Drew Daywalt
Lego Play Book


Roller Girl - Victoria Jamieson
The Truth About Stacey - Raina Telgemeier


A Poetry Workshop at the Mount Carroll Township Library
Thursday, September 17, 6:30 PM
Poet Carol Gloor, Facilitator
No Charge

Many of us don't read or try to write poetry because we think it's too hard, too "intellectual," and
we are not that way. This workshop will show you different. You can enjoy the poetry of
others, as well as write your own, for your own satisfaction, to share with family and friends, or
to get published. You don't have to make up something from thin air (although you can if you
want). Writing prompts will be provided and hints to get you started. You will then be given
time to write: rhyming, free verse or a prose poem (a poem which uses concentrated language
but which often is in sentences)whatever your heart tells you to do. You will then read your
work and learn to give and receive constructive criticism to and from others, to and from your
RSVP at 815-244-1751


Imagine you are taking a walk along a nature trail, and you come upon a page from a children’s book, laminated and mounted on a stake. As you continue to walk you discover another page, then another, and another, you soon realize you are reading a story! The Story Book Trail combines the enjoyment of a children’s story with the benefits of walking outdoors and an appreciation for the natural world.

University of Illinois Extension
Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists invite you to spend an hour with us at a Storybook Trail
at The Mount Carroll Library on September 5, 2015 at Noon!


The Mount Carroll Community Foundation has awarded the Mount Carroll Township Public Library a grant to help fund their Learning with LEGOS program.

The purpose of the Learning with LEGOs program is to provide an interactive hands-on science/mathematical program for children. “Playing” with LEGOS promotes early literacy development by learning to follow directions. That is why LEGO programs are becoming increasingly popular in libraries.

With this funding the library plans to have a hands-on outreach program from Discovery Center Museum located in Rockford, Il on Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 am. They will provide their program Lots of LEGOs. This program will investigate gears and forces and use America’s favorite bricks to construct a merry-go-round or windmill that really works! This program will be for children from grades 1-6.
The remaining funds will be used for LEGO bricks that will be used for the initial program and subsequent programming at the library.
The Mount Carroll Library would like to thank the Mount Carroll Community Foundation for this grant and for recognizing the importance of this program. Their support for programs like these directly serves the library’s mission statement and will help to allow those without access to educational programs or museums to participate and learn in this creative environment. Consistent programming for all ages promotes growth and familiarity with the library.

We are fortunate to have organizations such as this that support this remarkable community we live in.


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