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Presented by Chris Vallillo! "Abraham Lincoln in Song" is a musical program that sheds light on one of history's most beloved figures. In this historically accurate program, Chris uses period music Lincoln may well have known and sung, and Lincoln's own stories to illustrate his life and put it into context. The show is designed to be an interactive, accessible program that educates as well as entertains. It covers Lincoln's life from his birth on the big south fork of Nolan's Creek in Kentucky in 1809 through his death in 1865. "Abraham Lincoln in Song" is geared for elementary school students to adults. Please plan on joining us for a GREAT program!


Please click on the link above to check out our successes for 2017!

We have had fantastic community response to our project so far as well as the help of the Kewanee Historical Society and the Henry County Genealogical Society. We have 220 rolls of microfilm (through 1961) digitized and available online. There are just over 200 more rolls to be done to bring the project up to the end of 1999. We have been notified that the cost of digitizing will be increasing sometime in 2018. At the present time, the cost per roll is $95. This would be a great time to start your 2018 donations which would help us take advantage of the lower price. If you would like to donate, please contact the library. Anyone, not just Kewanee Public Library District patrons, are able to access this particular link to look at the old newspapers.

We are now showing a recently released movie on the second Tuesday of the month @ 2pm. February 13th will be "Only the Brave"! We want to thank Wanee Theater for providing us with popcorn! If you missed it at the theater, you still have a chance to see it on the big screen!

Homeschoolers' Afternoon is taking a break until March 2018.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR TEENS (6th-12th graders)
Learn new skills in photography and photo editing. Throughout this school year, photographer Joni Harden will lead sessions on the best methods for taking photos and editing them. These sessions are free of charge. The library will provide equipment for use during sessions. This program is sponsored by a grant (Project Next Generation) which was awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the federal Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA).

See Sarah Barth in the Youth Services Dept. to find out about the "Horror" Book Club which will meet Thursday, February 22th @ 4:30pm.

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

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 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 until all of the microfilm has been digitized. Anyone, not just Kewanee Public Library District patrons, will be able to access this particular link to look at the old newspapers.

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Pre-K Creativity
Tuesdays @ 11:30am
February 6th, 13th

Library Board Meeting
Monday, February 12th @ 4pm

Recently Released Movie
"Only the Brave"
Tuesday, February 13th @ 2pm

Creativity @ the Carnegie
"Come sit & sew"
Thursday, February 15th 5-7pm

Adult Book Club
Monday, February 19th
2 & 7:30pm
"The Good, Good Pig"

Chris Vallillo presents:
"Abraham Lincoln in Song"
Monday, February 19th @ 6pm
Geared for Elementary Students through Adults

Horror Book Club
Thursday, February 22th @ 4:30pm
High School & YA
"Rabbit in Red"

Henry County Genealogical Society
"Slavey & Underground Railroad in Henry County"
Monday, February 26th @ 1:30pm

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