Free Events at Peoria Public Library January 7- 13, 2012

Grand Opening
Peoria Public Library McClure Branch. Ribbon-cutting at 10:00 a.m. Open to public. Branch open until 6:00 p.m. Regular hours are Monday –Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Make It! Take It! Crafts

01/07/12 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Make It! Take It! Crafts – North Branch
While looking for some fun books, stop in the Children’s Activity Room and make a cool craft. While supplies last. Ages 4-10. 497-2100 FREE

Winter Warm up Movie
01/07/12 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Winter Warm up Movie – Lincoln Branch
“Warm up your engines” and join us for a showing of Cars 2 and some fun snacks! All ages welcome. 497-2600 FREE

Bio & Non-fiction Book Club
01/08/12 3:00PM – 5:00PM
The Biography and Non-fiction Book Club will meet on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. New members welcome!

Story Afternoons – North Branch
1/09/12 2:30PM – 3:00PM
Join us for an afternoon of stories, songs, and activities. All ages welcome. 497-2100 FREE

A Lusty, Bawdy River Town
01/09/12 6:00PM – 7:00PM
A Lusty, Bawdy River Town – North Branch – Seminar Room
Norman Kelly, well known popular author and Peoria Historian will be the guest of the Peoria Public Library North Branch for a series of four lectures on the History of Peoria, Illinois. His series promises to be a witty, fast-paced history of Peoria circa 1845-1950. January’s lecture will be “Peoria: Our Early Pioneer Days.” 497-2120 FREE

Sci-Fi- Fantasy Book Club
01/09/12 6:30PM – 7:45PM
The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club meets on January 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Branch to discuss Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi and Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. Call 309-497-2149 for more information and meeting location. New members are always welcome.

MLK: The Power of a Dream
01/12/12 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Power of a Dream – Lincoln Branch
Join us for a celebration marking the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Dreamer,” as he was affectionately known, demonstrated that dreams can become a reality. Through hard work and determination, Dr. King never wavered in his dream of equality, freedom, justice, and civil rights. All ages welcome. 497-2600 FREE

Book Signing with Julie Hyzy
01/12/12 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Anthony and Barry Award winner Julie Hyzy is the national bestselling author of the White House Chef Mystery series featuring the intrepid Olivia (Ollie) Paras, and the Manor House Mystery series featuring mansion curator Grace Wheaton. Join her for an interesting talk about her latest book, Affairs of Steak. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. 497-2143 FREE

Tadpoles Storytime
01/09/12 10:30AM – 11:00AM – North Branch
01/11/12 10:30AM – 11:00AM -Main Library
01/12/12 10:30AM – 11:00AM – North Branch
Are you looking for a storytime that is just right for your 2 or 3 year old? Join us for stories, songs, activities, and easy crafts that are a perfect fit for little ones who are too big for the baby storytime but not quite ready for the preschool storytime. Children ages 2 – 3 years and their caregivers are welcome. 497-2200 FREE

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