Illinois & Michigan Canal with Sean McCambridge

In 2011, during excavation for a new building in LaSalle, hundreds of human remains were discovered in an old cemetery. Who were they and what were their stories? Some were Irish immigrants, like Sean McCambridge, who escaped near-certain starvation during the Irish potato famine of 1845 and found work in America building the I&M Canal. Join us on April 24th to hear his story.

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Knitting Your Thing? Or maybe crocheting?

What ever your fiber craft, join the Peruvian Purlers Saturday mornings at the Peru Library. The group meets from 10-12 in the meeting room. Bring your yarn, have a ball.

Saturday mornings not convenient? Drop in at another library to join the fiber fun. Oglesby Public Library on Thursday evenings; Princeton Public Library’s Chicks with Sticks; Robert W. Rowe (Sheridan) on Monday’s; Reddick Public Library District (Ottawa)’s Loop Group on Saturday afternoons.

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Teen Bake Sale and Raffle

Saturday, April 12th is the annual TAG Bake Sale, held in the main lobby from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you love cookies, pies, cakes, brownies, or muffins, stop by the TAG Bake Sale.

The Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is also sponsoring the Peru Library Garden Basket Raffle during April. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. So please tell your gardening friends and relatives about the basket chock full of gardening books, seeds, tools, and other paraphernalia. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 12th.

All proceeds go toward Peru Library teen programs and materials.

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Spring has Sprung, Reading is Fun

Join Peru Girls Scout Troop 1587 and the Peru Public Library to celebrate Spring Reading on Saturday, 29 March from 1-2pm. There will be guest readers, and story time with a craft.

Children pre-school through 1st grade are welcome, but registration is requested because of space limits.

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