Lizzie Borden: Did She Do It?

Lizzie Borden photoOn the morning of 4 August, 1892, Andrew Borden and his wife were butchered in their home. Almost immediately suspicion fell on Borden’s daughter, Lizzie. But did she really commit such a horrific crime?  Hear her side of the story on Thursday, 18 September at 6:30.

Please be advised that there may be material some viewers find disturbing.

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Library Card Sign-up Month

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Do you have your Library card? Stop by today to register for your own Peru Library card.

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Genealogy database added to collection

World Vital Records Rectangle 2e - 255x83We added World Vital Records to our group of databases for use by Peru patrons. With your library account number (barcode) the database is accessible in the library, at home, anywhere, anytime. World Vital Records is a massive library database with billions of Family History and Genealogy records and millions of family trees. Peru library patrons may access U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940 (the most recently opened census), military records, the enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records, millions of newspaper articles among other local and international collections.

World Vital Records joins Freegal Music, Zinio, Consumer Reports, America’s News, OMNI and eRead Illinois as the library’s eCollection.

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Library closed for Labor Day

The library is closed September 1st in observance of Labor Day. Our usual hours resume on Tuesday at 9 am

The library’s online, electronic services remain available when the building is closed. To download free music, ebooks, and magazines use the Books+More portion of the website. To use a database (World Vital Records, Newsbank, etc.) use the Homework & Research portion.

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