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No-Sew Sock Snowman


No-Sew Sock Snowman No-Sew Sock Snowman

Gingerbread Bath Bombs


Gingerbread Bath Bombs Gingerbread Bath Bombs

Date Changed Creativity @ the Carnegie

Note Date Change for December 2017:  Now meeting on December 14 instead of December 21.… [more]

Date Changed Creativity @ the Carnegie Date Changed Creativity @ the Carnegie

Snow Village Display

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

Snow Village Display Snow Village Display

Christmas & New Years Hours

In observance of Christmas & New Year's Holidays, Kewanee Public Library District will be closed… [more]

Christmas & New Years Hours Christmas & New Years Hours


The Library will be closed Saturday throughTuesday, December 23rd - 26th for the Christmas holiday. We will be closed Saturday through Monday, December 30th through January 1st for the New Years holiday.

Are you looking for an end of the year tax deduction? 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 increase at the beginning of 2018. Until the end of 2017, the cost per roll is $95. This would be a great time for end of the year donations to help us take advantage of the lower price. If you would like to donate, please contact the library.

We are now showing a recently released movie on the second Tuesday of the month @ 2pm. December 12th will be "Home Again"! 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. For Family Fun STEAM Night on Tuesday, December 5th, you will be making Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses. 5th-8th graders will be making Gingerbread Bath Bombs on Wednesday, December 13th.

Ages 13 and up are invited to come make their very own snowman on Thursday, December 21 @ 3:30pm. This includes teens and adults.

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, December 28th @ 4:30pm.

This will be our final gathering for 2017. This will be a potluck and cookie/candy exchange. Bring 3 dozen of your favorite holiday cookies or candy to share. We will be back in April 2018.

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

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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will be on display through
December 22nd

December 1st
Library closing @ 5pm

Photography for Teens
6th - 12th grades
December 2nd @ 11am

Family Fun STEAM Night
Graham Cracker Houses
December 5th @ 5:30pm

"Get Covered Illinois"
Informational Event
December 7th

Library Board Meeting
Monday, December 11th @ 4pm

Recently Released Movie
"Home Again"
Tuesday, December 12th @ 2pm

Gingerbread Bath Bombs
Wednesday, December 13th
Grades 5-8

Recipe Round Up
Thursday, December 14th @ Noon
"Potluck & Cookie/Candy Exchange"

Creativity @ the Carnegie
"Come sit & sew"
Thursday, December 14th 5-7pm

Adult Book Club
Monday, December 18th
2 & 7pm
"The Christmas Wedding"

No-Sew Sock Snowman
Thursday, December 21st
Ages 13 and up

Saturday, December 23rd
Library will be closed

Monday & Tuesday, December 25th & 26th
Library will be closed

Horror Book Club
Thursday, December 28th @ 4:30pm
High School & YA
"Killer Clown"

Saturday, December 30th
Library will be closed

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