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Earbud Organizers


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Snow Village Display

Stop by one of the circulation desks and ask to see the village!… [more]

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Gleaning from Glenna Book Signing


Gleaning from Glenna Book Signing Gleaning from Glenna Book Signing

Coloring Craze Family Night


Coloring Craze Family Night Coloring Craze Family Night

Creativity @ the Carnegie Sep-May


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Mark your calendars for Monday, December 5 to stop in to honor John Sayers who is retiring after nearly seventeen years of leading Kewanee Public Library District. A reception will be held from 5pm until 7pm.

Come and enjoy the Dept. 56 Snow Village and this year's new additions. This one of a kind arrangement will be available for viewing now through January 7, 2017. Stop at one of the circulation desks and ask to see it.

The link to the first group of newspapers that we had digitized is now available for you to use. Click on the heading above and it will take you to the newspapers. This is an ongoing project and as more of the microfilm is digitized, it will be added to this link. Anyone, not just Kewanee Public Library District patrons, will be able to access this particular link to look at the old newspapers. Continue reading to see how you can help this project become completed.

The Henry County Genealogical Society, Kewanee Historical Society and Kewanee Public Library District are requesting donations to digitize the Kewanee newspapers now on microfilm here at the library. Once digitized, the newspapers will be able to be searched from your computer. The project will be on-going until all of the available microfilm has been done.

3-D Printing for 6th - 9th grades will be held December 6. Please register at the Youth Services desk on the 2nd floor. 5th-8th graders are invited to make "Homemade Earbud Organizers" on December 7. Bring your family to Coloring Craze Family Night @ 6pm on December 12. PreSchool-8th graders who check out a book from the Aviation Month display can enter for a chance to win "The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes." See Sarah Barth in the Youth Services Dept. to find out about the "Horror" Book Club! Legos will be available on Saturdays in the Youth Department. Make & Take Crafts will be offered December 22, 27, 28, 29 & January 3.

Friends of the Library present "Creativity @ the Carnegie". Come "sit & sew" with your knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitching or quilting. Check the events calendar for details.

last time this year!
With the holidays fast approaching, time is precious so our December theme is "Potluck" and bring 3 dozen of the same kind of cookie/candy/fudge to exchange. Find a recipe that fits the theme, make it and bring it along with copies of the recipe to the KPLD Community Room on Thursday, December 15 at noon to share with our Recipe Round Up members! Join us for good food, friendship, and lots of laughter! NOTE: DATE CHANGE - THIS IS 1 WEEK EARLIER


Don't know what to do with those bins of LEGOS the kids have outgrown? The Youth Department is looking for donations of LEGOS. We are happy to take used LEGOS that are in good condition to use for a monthly program for elementary school students.

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Check out our
Winter Brochure of Events

Now through January 7, 2017
Dept. 56 Snow Village
available for viewing.

Library will close
at 5pm
December 2

Lego Drop-In Saturdays
Youth Department
December 3, 10 & 17

Retirement Open House
for Director John Sayers
December 5

PreK Story Time
December 6, 13, 20 & 27
11:30am - Noon

3-D Printing for
6th - 9th graders
December 6 @ 3:30pm

Homemade Earbud Organizers
December 7 @ 3:30pm
5th - 8th grades

Library Board Meeting
December 12 @ 4pm

Coloring Craze Family Night
December 12 @ 6pm

Horror Book Club
December 13 @ 4pm
High School & YA
"The Haunting of Hill House"

Recipe Round Up
December 15 @ Noon
"Potluck" and bring 3 dozen
cookies/treats to exchange

"Gleaning from Glenna"
Book Signing and Discussion
December 15 @ 2pm

Creativity @ the Carnegie
"Come sit & sew"
December 15 5-7pm

Adult Book Club
December 19
2pm meets @
KPLD Community Room
7pm meets @
Country Morning Coffee Cafe
"Christmas at Harrington's"

Make & Take Crafts
over Christmas holiday
December 22, 27, 28 & 29

December 23 - 26
for Christmas Holiday

December 30, 2016 - January 2, 2017
for New Year's Holiday

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