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Wednesday, May 25, 2022


4:45 PM - Planning Committee Meeting      


Location:  
Contact:  Teri Schwenneker   13095233440   director@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Planning Committee Meeting 
RIVER VALLEY DISTRICT LIBRARY Board of Trustees Planning Committee Meeting River Valley District Library May 25, 2022 at 4:45 pm
I. Approval of Agenda
II. Minutes Review/Approval
III. Discuss any additional members to be recruited to the Planning Team
IV. Go over Planning Team Charge and Responsibilities Document from Amanda Standerfer
V. Discuss possible surveys and survey ideas
VI. Discuss information to be obtained from the community: what we want to know; why; and who to obtain it from
VII. Discuss when to start the strategic planning process; possibly schedule initial meeting
VIII. Discuss ideas to maintain/initiate excitement in the community while planning is in progress (i.e. 3D Printer, light fixtures)
IX. Other
X. Adjournmen
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
7:00 PM - Illinois Libraries Present: Jessamine Chan & Emily Maloney      


Location:  Zoom
Contact:        
Description:  

 

Join Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney for a discussion about the systems of power that impact our lives, our families, and our finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, The School for Good Mothers and Cost of Living.

Jessamine Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good Mothers, her debut novel. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House and Epoch. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Chicago with her family.

Emily Maloney is the author of Cost of Living, a collection of essays. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Essays, among others. She holds an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh and lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her partner and their dog.

 

Join us on Zoom.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m.

 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Zoom Event Attendee Registration Link: 

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ryU236syQQa1Zq2L8OsDKQ

 

OR

 

https://bit.ly/ILP_JessamineEmily


 



Thursday, May 26, 2022


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PMQuilting by the River      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  


Friday, May 27, 2022


4:00 PM - 7:45 PMDungeons and Dragons      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-7:45 for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. 


Saturday, May 28, 2022


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLego Club      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the lego club at the library! 

Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take-on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast!




Monday, May 30, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED for Memorial Day      


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Tuesday, May 31, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, June 1, 2022


5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, June 2, 2022


9:45 AM - Friends Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Breakfast at 9:45 AM and meeting at 10 AM!
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 


Monday, June 6, 2022


5:30 AM - Summer Reading Begins!      


Location:  
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Here I am at…” Camp River Valley District Library! We are Reading Beyond the Beaten Path for our 2022 Summer Reading Program, as we turn the library into a 6 week long camp! We're starting things off with our Nature Explorers Camp: Hiking, Nature Art, Exploring and More! At week three we'll begin Music Camp: Fireside Songs, DIY Instruments, Kazoos – This is going to be a blast! Finally, we’ll wrap Summer Reading up with Science Camp: Volcanos, Discovery Stations, and STEAM Challenges – You’re not going to want to miss this! Make sure to sign up for The Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path to experience adventures, crafts, music, movies, and a summer full of reading and learning!
9:00 AM - noneMonday Movie Matinee      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Dr.Dolittle) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided: Hot Dogs and Chips (All Ages)
Adults Movie (Disney Nature Earth) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (Isle of the Dogs) starts at 5:30PM Dinner provided: Hot Dogs and Chips 

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 


Tuesday, June 7, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM - Robotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
3:30 PM - It's Your Choice!      


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Description:  
As the title suggests, this group really is your choice.  We will meet and talk about whatever book or movie we want to discuss.  

This group will meet the first Tuesday of the month at 3:30PM in the Community Room on the second floor of the library. 

This group will be lead by a friend of the library, Joanne. While you are here, ask about how you too can become a friend to the library. 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, June 8, 2022


1:30 PM - Wapsi River Environmental Educational Center      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Reptiles and Amphibians! 
Frogs, snakes, salamanders, oh my! The Wapsi River Environmental Educational Center will be here to teach us about the reptiles and amphibians that live around us. You can even learn to attract more to your house. (All Ages)
Registration is required
6:00 PM - Lotus Lanterns      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for a night of Korean Culture! Enjoy a traditional Korean treat before making a beautiful Lotus Lantern. Younhee Shin from Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project will be joining us Via zoom on the projector to guide us through the making of the Lotus Lantern.  
Registration is REQUIRED
13세 이상  (ages 13 and up)  거기 보자  (see you there)
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Thursday, June 9, 2022


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMQuilting by the River      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  
6:00 PM - Dan Gogh's Magical Camp Adventure      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Looking for a magical escape? Experience the great outdoors in this one-of-a-kind variety show! Artist Dan Gogh will be your guide for engaging camp activities, including searching for magical survival equipment, and amazing nature discoveries. Wander off the beaten path and join Dan Gogh where magic, comedy, and art are all part of the adventure. 


Friday, June 10, 2022


1:30 PM - 2:30 PMFigge Art Class for Kids      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Let's get artsy with the Figge! Come to RVDL from 1:30pm - 2:30pm to get creative and explore new and fun art techniques! (K-5th) 

:::Registration Required:::
4:30 PM - 7:45 PMTeen Game Night      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for an awesome night of tabletop games, video games, and snacks! We will have Dungeons & Dragons, Swords & Sorcery/Lasers & Feelings, and a variety of video games.

Registration Required!



Monday, June 13, 2022


9:00 AM - noneMonday Movie Matinee      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Dora and the Lost City iof Gold) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided (All Ages)
Adults Movie (The Great Outdoors) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (Indian Jones) starts at 5:30PM Dinner provided

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PMRotary Board Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  


Tuesday, June 14, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM - Robotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, June 15, 2022


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMBunco with Friends of the Library      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  Come have some fun with the Friends of River Valley District Library!
1:30 PM - Owl Pellet Dissection and Scat Tour At Dorrance Park      


Location:  Dorrance Park
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Meet us at Dorrance Park at 1:30 to dissect owl pellets, learn about what they eat and how they digest things. Afterwards we will take a scat tour through Dorrance Park trails. We will keep our eyes open for animal scat and learn about identifying animals through their exreta. (2nd grade and up) limited to 30 participants. 
Registration Required. 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
6:00 PM - Scrap Book Paper Art      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us as we create unique art with scrapbooking paper. 
Registration Required 
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Thursday, June 16, 2022


5:30 AM - Town Wide Yard Sales      


Location:  
Contact:  Heidi Iffland   3095233440   heidi@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 


Friday, June 17, 2022


5:30 AM - Town Wide Yard Sales      


Location:  
Contact:  Heidi Iffland   3095233440   heidi@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMGames and More      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  For Adults who like to play games.  We have card games, board games, puzzles, dominoes and much more.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMDIY Nature Explorer Kit      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Create your very own nature explorer kit! You'll have everything you need to venture into Nature: Magnifying Glass, Test Tubes, Compass, and a Nature Explorer's Journal, all wrapped up in a weathered and well traveled adventurer's case. (k-5) Limited to 18 participants 

Registration Required 
5:30 PM - 7:45 PMTeen Fear Factor      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Come test your courage as we put you up to disgusting, terrifying, and bizarre challenges. Do you have what it takes? 
Registration is Required! 


Saturday, June 18, 2022


5:30 AM - Town Wide Yard Sales      


Location:  
Contact:  Heidi Iffland   3095233440   heidi@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  


Monday, June 20, 2022


9:00 AM - noneMonday Movie Matinee      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Sing) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided (All Ages)
Adults Movie (Into the Woods) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teen Movie (School of Rock) Starts at 5:30 dinner provided 

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
5:30 PM - River Valley District Library Board Meeting of the Library Trustees      


Location:  Community Room
Contact:        
Description:  


Tuesday, June 21, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM - Robotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 

6:45 PM - Book Discussion with Joanne Hachtel      


Location:  Community Room
Contact:        
Description:  The book being discussed willl the The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline.



Wednesday, June 22, 2022


1:30 PM - Camp Fire Sing-Along and Smores      


Location:  Library
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Songs and smores around the fire sounds great to me... Sing along as we cook up some marshmallows and sing some clasic camp tunes! (All Ages)
Registration required
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
7:00 PM - Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Kwame Onwuachi James Beard Award-Winning Chef      


Location:  Zoom
Contact:        
Description:  

An Evening with Kwame Onwuachi

James Beard Award-Winning Chef

 

Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef.  His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” Onwuachi will share stories behind his family’s recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture.

 

A James Beard award-winning chef, Onwuachi was also named Food & Wine’s best new chef in 2019 and Esquire’s chef of the year in 2019. He has opened several restaurants and was the executive chef at acclaimed Kith/Kin in Washington, D.C.

 

 

For more information on this speaker please visit prhspeakers.com.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Register Via Zoom at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5CpR67i4Q1u05HW3E3C5xg

 

OR

 

https://bit.ly/June22_KwameOnwuachi

 
 



Thursday, June 23, 2022


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PMQuilting by the River      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Friday, June 24, 2022


1:30 PM - 2:30 PMFigge Art Class for kids      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Let's get artsy with the Figge! (K-5th grade)
Registration Required

4:30 PM - 7:45 PMTeen Game Night      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Come in for an AWESOME night of tabletop games, video games, and snacks! We will have Dungeons and Dragons, Swords and Socery/Lasers and Feelings, and a variety of Video Games!
Registration Required



Saturday, June 25, 2022


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLego Club      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the lego club at the library! 

Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take-on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast!




Monday, June 27, 2022


9:00 AM - noneMonday Movie Matinee      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Encanto) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided (All Ages)
Adults Movie (A River Runs Through It) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (Encanto) starts at 5:30PM Dinner provided

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - WQPT’s Summer of Possibilities Story Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  The summer is full of possibilities and so is your child. Join WQPT as we read a story and participate in a hands-on activity. Each child will receive a PBS Kids Summer Activity book and a calendar inspiring their curiosity each day throughout the summer. Recommended for ages 3-8.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM - Robotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, June 29, 2022


1:30 PM - Kazoo Workshop      


Location:  Library
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Ka-Ka-Kazoooo! Gesundheit! Stop in for a kazoo-tastic Kazoo workshop. Each kid will get a free kazoo! Learn how to play, learn a song, and create an amazing marching band. (k-5th) Limited to 30 participants.  
Be sure to register! 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
6:00 PM - Adult Rock Art      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us as we create beautiful art with ROCKS! 
Registration is required


Thursday, June 30, 2022


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
7:00 PM - Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Michelle Zauner      


Location:  Zoom
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

An Evening with Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

 

Michelle Zauner, the indie rock star of Japanese Breakfast fame, discusses her music career and her bestselling book Crying in H Mart. Her memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity was a New York Times notable book of the year.

 

In conversation with Jessica Hopper, Chicago-based music critic, producer, and author.

 

Join us on Zoom.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m.

 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).




Friday, July 1, 2022


1:30 PM - 2:30 PMMake your own Instrument      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Rain sticks, harmonicas, guitars, and drums! Join us to make some awesome DIY instruments! (K-5th grade) limited to 24 participants. 
Registration Required! 
5:30 PM - 7:45 PMTeen Talent Show      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Flaunt your talents at RVDL's Talent Show! Sing, dance, tell a joke, balance on a chair on your nose! Whatever your talent is, come show it off at the library! 
Registration Required


Monday, July 4, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED for Independence Day      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Have a Safe and Happy 4th Of July 


Tuesday, July 5, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM - Robotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, July 6, 2022


1:30 PM - Absolute Science Discovery Stations      


Location:  Library
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Rock Identification, Connectors, Van De Graff Generator, Singing Bowls, Magnet Stations, Euler's Coin, Helicone, Hypnogizmo, Swinging Sticks, Bubbles! You wont want to miss this opportunity to exploreand learn with Absolute Science Discovery Stations! (All Ages)
Registration is Required! 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
6:00 PM - Bison Bridge Chat      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  The Bison Bridge is a concept like no other currently in the United States. Stop by the library to hear from a Living Lands and Waters Representative to learn more about this incredible project. 


Thursday, July 7, 2022


9:45 AM - Friends Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Breakfast at 9:45 AM and meeting at 10 AM!


Friday, July 8, 2022


1:30 PM - 2:30 PMFigge Art Class for kids      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL and the Figge for a fun art class for kids! (K - 5th Grade) 

Registration is required 

4:30 PM - 7:45 PMTeen Game Night      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Stop in for an awesome night of tabletop games, video games, and snacks! We will have Dungeons & Dragons, Swords & Sorcery/Lasers & Feelings, and a variety of Video Games!
Be sure to register!



Monday, July 11, 2022


9:00 AM - noneMonday Movie Matinee      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Flubber) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided (All Ages)
Adults Movie (The Theory of Everything) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (Inside Out) starts at 5:30PM Dinner provided

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 


Tuesday, July 12, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM - Robotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, July 13, 2022


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMBunco with Friends of the Library      


Location:  
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  Come have some fun with the Friends of River Valley District Library!
1:30 PM - Let's Make a Volcano!      


Location:  Library
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  I bet you're erupting with excitement for this one! Join RVDL  as we make clay volcanos, and explore chemical reactions! Meet us across the street at the picnic tables for this super exciting program. (All Ages) 
Registration Required
6:00 PM - Adult SRP      


Location:  
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  


Thursday, July 14, 2022


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMQuilting by the River      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Friday, July 15, 2022


12:30 PM - 1:30 PMBlank Park Zoo Visit      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL and Blank Park Zoo to meet some awesome live animals! (All Ages) 

Ragistration is required 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMGames and More      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  For Adults who like to play games.  We have card games, board games, puzzles, dominoes and much more.
5:30 PM - 7:45 PMTeen Cupcake Wars      


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Put your cupcake decorating skills to the test at the Library Cupcake War Competition. 
Registration Required 


Monday, July 18, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 


Tuesday, July 19, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM - Robotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, July 20, 2022


5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, July 21, 2022


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 


Friday, July 22, 2022


4:00 PM - 7:45 PMDungeons and Dragons      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-7:45 for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. 


Saturday, July 23, 2022


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLego Club      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the lego club at the library! 

Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take-on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast!




Monday, July 25, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 


Tuesday, July 26, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM - Robotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, July 27, 2022


5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, July 28, 2022


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PMQuilting by the River      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Monday, August 1, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRobotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 2, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 3, 2022


5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, August 4, 2022


9:45 AM - Friends Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Breakfast at 9:45 AM and meeting at 10 AM!
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 


Friday, August 5, 2022


4:00 PM - 7:45 PMDungeons and Dragons      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-7:45 for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. 


Monday, August 8, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRobotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 9, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 10, 2022


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMBunco with Friends of the Library      


Location:  
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  Come have some fun with the Friends of River Valley District Library!


Thursday, August 11, 2022


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMFamily Yoga with Dassah      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMQuilting by the River      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Friday, August 12, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED for TUG FEST      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Saturday, August 13, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED for TUG FEST      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Lets GO Illinois!


Monday, August 15, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRobotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 16, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 17, 2022


5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Friday, August 19, 2022


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMGames and More      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  For Adults who like to play games.  We have card games, board games, puzzles, dominoes and much more.
4:00 PM - 7:45 PMDungeons and Dragons      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-7:45 for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. 


Monday, August 22, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRobotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 23, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 24, 2022


5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, August 25, 2022


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMQuilting by the River      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Saturday, August 27, 2022


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLego Club      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the lego club at the library! 

Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take-on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast!




Monday, August 29, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStory Time      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRobotics Club (Closed Classes)      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 30, 2022


7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRotary Meeting      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 31, 2022


5:00 PM - 8:00 PMStitching and More      


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Monday, September 5, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED for Labor Day      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Wednesday, September 14, 2022


7:00 PM - Historical Society      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Dale Hachtel       dale_hachtel@msn.com
Description:  


Wednesday, October 12, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED for Staff In-Service      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  ILA Conference
7:00 PM - 7:45 PMHistorical Society      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Dale Hachtel       dale_hachtel@msn.com
Description:  


Wednesday, November 9, 2022


7:00 PM - 7:45 PMHistorical Society      


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Dale Hachtel       dale_hachtel@msn.com
Description:  


Thursday, November 24, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED for Thanksgiving      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Friday, November 25, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Saturday, December 24, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED for Christmas Eve      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Wishing our patrons a happy and joyous Holiday Season! 


Monday, December 26, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED Christmas Observed      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Saturday, December 31, 2022


5:30 AM - CLOSED For NYE      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Wishing our Patrons a happy and healthy NEW YEAR!!! See you all in 2023.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

4:45 PM -
Planning Committee Meeting


Location:  
Contact:  Teri Schwenneker   13095233440   director@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Planning Committee Meeting 
RIVER VALLEY DISTRICT LIBRARY Board of Trustees Planning Committee Meeting River Valley District Library May 25, 2022 at 4:45 pm
I. Approval of Agenda
II. Minutes Review/Approval
III. Discuss any additional members to be recruited to the Planning Team
IV. Go over Planning Team Charge and Responsibilities Document from Amanda Standerfer
V. Discuss possible surveys and survey ideas
VI. Discuss information to be obtained from the community: what we want to know; why; and who to obtain it from
VII. Discuss when to start the strategic planning process; possibly schedule initial meeting
VIII. Discuss ideas to maintain/initiate excitement in the community while planning is in progress (i.e. 3D Printer, light fixtures)
IX. Other
X. Adjournmen
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
7:00 PM -
Illinois Libraries Present: Jessamine Chan & Emily Maloney


Location:  Zoom
Contact:        
Description:  

 

Join Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney for a discussion about the systems of power that impact our lives, our families, and our finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, The School for Good Mothers and Cost of Living.

Jessamine Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good Mothers, her debut novel. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House and Epoch. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Chicago with her family.

Emily Maloney is the author of Cost of Living, a collection of essays. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Essays, among others. She holds an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh and lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her partner and their dog.

 

Join us on Zoom.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m.

 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Zoom Event Attendee Registration Link: 

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ryU236syQQa1Zq2L8OsDKQ

 

OR

 

https://bit.ly/ILP_JessamineEmily


 



Thursday, May 26, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Quilting by the River


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  


Friday, May 27, 2022

4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Dungeons and Dragons


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-7:45 for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. 


Saturday, May 28, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lego Club


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the lego club at the library! 

Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take-on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast!




Monday, May 30, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED for Memorial Day


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, June 1, 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, June 2, 2022

9:45 AM -
Friends Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Breakfast at 9:45 AM and meeting at 10 AM!
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 


Monday, June 6, 2022

5:30 AM -
Summer Reading Begins!


Location:  
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Here I am at…” Camp River Valley District Library! We are Reading Beyond the Beaten Path for our 2022 Summer Reading Program, as we turn the library into a 6 week long camp! We're starting things off with our Nature Explorers Camp: Hiking, Nature Art, Exploring and More! At week three we'll begin Music Camp: Fireside Songs, DIY Instruments, Kazoos – This is going to be a blast! Finally, we’ll wrap Summer Reading up with Science Camp: Volcanos, Discovery Stations, and STEAM Challenges – You’re not going to want to miss this! Make sure to sign up for The Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path to experience adventures, crafts, music, movies, and a summer full of reading and learning!
9:00 AM - none
Monday Movie Matinee


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Dr.Dolittle) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided: Hot Dogs and Chips (All Ages)
Adults Movie (Disney Nature Earth) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (Isle of the Dogs) starts at 5:30PM Dinner provided: Hot Dogs and Chips 

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM -
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
3:30 PM -
It's Your Choice!


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  
As the title suggests, this group really is your choice.  We will meet and talk about whatever book or movie we want to discuss.  

This group will meet the first Tuesday of the month at 3:30PM in the Community Room on the second floor of the library. 

This group will be lead by a friend of the library, Joanne. While you are here, ask about how you too can become a friend to the library. 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, June 8, 2022

1:30 PM -
Wapsi River Environmental Educational Center


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Reptiles and Amphibians! 
Frogs, snakes, salamanders, oh my! The Wapsi River Environmental Educational Center will be here to teach us about the reptiles and amphibians that live around us. You can even learn to attract more to your house. (All Ages)
Registration is required
6:00 PM -
Lotus Lanterns


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for a night of Korean Culture! Enjoy a traditional Korean treat before making a beautiful Lotus Lantern. Younhee Shin from Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project will be joining us Via zoom on the projector to guide us through the making of the Lotus Lantern.  
Registration is REQUIRED
13세 이상  (ages 13 and up)  거기 보자  (see you there)
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Thursday, June 9, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Quilting by the River


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  
6:00 PM -
Dan Gogh's Magical Camp Adventure


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Looking for a magical escape? Experience the great outdoors in this one-of-a-kind variety show! Artist Dan Gogh will be your guide for engaging camp activities, including searching for magical survival equipment, and amazing nature discoveries. Wander off the beaten path and join Dan Gogh where magic, comedy, and art are all part of the adventure. 


Friday, June 10, 2022

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Figge Art Class for Kids


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Let's get artsy with the Figge! Come to RVDL from 1:30pm - 2:30pm to get creative and explore new and fun art techniques! (K-5th) 

:::Registration Required:::
4:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Teen Game Night


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for an awesome night of tabletop games, video games, and snacks! We will have Dungeons & Dragons, Swords & Sorcery/Lasers & Feelings, and a variety of video games.

Registration Required!



Monday, June 13, 2022

9:00 AM - none
Monday Movie Matinee


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Dora and the Lost City iof Gold) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided (All Ages)
Adults Movie (The Great Outdoors) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (Indian Jones) starts at 5:30PM Dinner provided

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Rotary Board Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM -
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, June 15, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bunco with Friends of the Library


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  Come have some fun with the Friends of River Valley District Library!
1:30 PM -
Owl Pellet Dissection and Scat Tour At Dorrance Park


Location:  Dorrance Park
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Meet us at Dorrance Park at 1:30 to dissect owl pellets, learn about what they eat and how they digest things. Afterwards we will take a scat tour through Dorrance Park trails. We will keep our eyes open for animal scat and learn about identifying animals through their exreta. (2nd grade and up) limited to 30 participants. 
Registration Required. 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
6:00 PM -
Scrap Book Paper Art


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us as we create unique art with scrapbooking paper. 
Registration Required 
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

5:30 AM -
Town Wide Yard Sales


Location:  
Contact:  Heidi Iffland   3095233440   heidi@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 


Friday, June 17, 2022

5:30 AM -
Town Wide Yard Sales


Location:  
Contact:  Heidi Iffland   3095233440   heidi@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Games and More


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  For Adults who like to play games.  We have card games, board games, puzzles, dominoes and much more.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
DIY Nature Explorer Kit


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Create your very own nature explorer kit! You'll have everything you need to venture into Nature: Magnifying Glass, Test Tubes, Compass, and a Nature Explorer's Journal, all wrapped up in a weathered and well traveled adventurer's case. (k-5) Limited to 18 participants 

Registration Required 
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Teen Fear Factor


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Come test your courage as we put you up to disgusting, terrifying, and bizarre challenges. Do you have what it takes? 
Registration is Required! 


Saturday, June 18, 2022

5:30 AM -
Town Wide Yard Sales


Location:  
Contact:  Heidi Iffland   3095233440   heidi@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  


Monday, June 20, 2022

9:00 AM - none
Monday Movie Matinee


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Sing) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided (All Ages)
Adults Movie (Into the Woods) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teen Movie (School of Rock) Starts at 5:30 dinner provided 

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
5:30 PM -
River Valley District Library Board Meeting of the Library Trustees


Location:  Community Room
Contact:        
Description:  


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM -
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 

6:45 PM -
Book Discussion with Joanne Hachtel


Location:  Community Room
Contact:        
Description:  The book being discussed willl the The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline.



Wednesday, June 22, 2022

1:30 PM -
Camp Fire Sing-Along and Smores


Location:  Library
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Songs and smores around the fire sounds great to me... Sing along as we cook up some marshmallows and sing some clasic camp tunes! (All Ages)
Registration required
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
7:00 PM -
Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Kwame Onwuachi James Beard Award-Winning Chef


Location:  Zoom
Contact:        
Description:  

An Evening with Kwame Onwuachi

James Beard Award-Winning Chef

 

Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef.  His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” Onwuachi will share stories behind his family’s recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture.

 

A James Beard award-winning chef, Onwuachi was also named Food & Wine’s best new chef in 2019 and Esquire’s chef of the year in 2019. He has opened several restaurants and was the executive chef at acclaimed Kith/Kin in Washington, D.C.

 

 

For more information on this speaker please visit prhspeakers.com.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Register Via Zoom at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5CpR67i4Q1u05HW3E3C5xg

 

OR

 

https://bit.ly/June22_KwameOnwuachi

 
 



Thursday, June 23, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Quilting by the River


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Friday, June 24, 2022

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Figge Art Class for kids


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Let's get artsy with the Figge! (K-5th grade)
Registration Required

4:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Teen Game Night


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Come in for an AWESOME night of tabletop games, video games, and snacks! We will have Dungeons and Dragons, Swords and Socery/Lasers and Feelings, and a variety of Video Games!
Registration Required



Saturday, June 25, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lego Club


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the lego club at the library! 

Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take-on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast!




Monday, June 27, 2022

9:00 AM - none
Monday Movie Matinee


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Encanto) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided (All Ages)
Adults Movie (A River Runs Through It) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (Encanto) starts at 5:30PM Dinner provided

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM -
WQPT’s Summer of Possibilities Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  The summer is full of possibilities and so is your child. Join WQPT as we read a story and participate in a hands-on activity. Each child will receive a PBS Kids Summer Activity book and a calendar inspiring their curiosity each day throughout the summer. Recommended for ages 3-8.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM -
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, June 29, 2022

1:30 PM -
Kazoo Workshop


Location:  Library
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Ka-Ka-Kazoooo! Gesundheit! Stop in for a kazoo-tastic Kazoo workshop. Each kid will get a free kazoo! Learn how to play, learn a song, and create an amazing marching band. (k-5th) Limited to 30 participants.  
Be sure to register! 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
6:00 PM -
Adult Rock Art


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us as we create beautiful art with ROCKS! 
Registration is required


Thursday, June 30, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
7:00 PM -
Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Michelle Zauner


Location:  Zoom
Contact:  Celeste McKay       celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

An Evening with Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

 

Michelle Zauner, the indie rock star of Japanese Breakfast fame, discusses her music career and her bestselling book Crying in H Mart. Her memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity was a New York Times notable book of the year.

 

In conversation with Jessica Hopper, Chicago-based music critic, producer, and author.

 

Join us on Zoom.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m.

 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).




Friday, July 1, 2022

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Make your own Instrument


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Rain sticks, harmonicas, guitars, and drums! Join us to make some awesome DIY instruments! (K-5th grade) limited to 24 participants. 
Registration Required! 
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Teen Talent Show


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Flaunt your talents at RVDL's Talent Show! Sing, dance, tell a joke, balance on a chair on your nose! Whatever your talent is, come show it off at the library! 
Registration Required


Monday, July 4, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED for Independence Day


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Have a Safe and Happy 4th Of July 


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM -
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, July 6, 2022

1:30 PM -
Absolute Science Discovery Stations


Location:  Library
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Rock Identification, Connectors, Van De Graff Generator, Singing Bowls, Magnet Stations, Euler's Coin, Helicone, Hypnogizmo, Swinging Sticks, Bubbles! You wont want to miss this opportunity to exploreand learn with Absolute Science Discovery Stations! (All Ages)
Registration is Required! 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!
6:00 PM -
Bison Bridge Chat


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  The Bison Bridge is a concept like no other currently in the United States. Stop by the library to hear from a Living Lands and Waters Representative to learn more about this incredible project. 


Thursday, July 7, 2022

9:45 AM -
Friends Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Breakfast at 9:45 AM and meeting at 10 AM!


Friday, July 8, 2022

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Figge Art Class for kids


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL and the Figge for a fun art class for kids! (K - 5th Grade) 

Registration is required 

4:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Teen Game Night


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Stop in for an awesome night of tabletop games, video games, and snacks! We will have Dungeons & Dragons, Swords & Sorcery/Lasers & Feelings, and a variety of Video Games!
Be sure to register!



Monday, July 11, 2022

9:00 AM - none
Monday Movie Matinee


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join us for Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee! 

Kiddos Movie (Flubber) starts at 12:30PM Lunch provided (All Ages)
Adults Movie (The Theory of Everything) starts at 3:00PM light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (Inside Out) starts at 5:30PM Dinner provided

Please be sure to register so that we can accurately count meals! 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM -
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, July 13, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bunco with Friends of the Library


Location:  
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  Come have some fun with the Friends of River Valley District Library!
1:30 PM -
Let's Make a Volcano!


Location:  Library
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  I bet you're erupting with excitement for this one! Join RVDL  as we make clay volcanos, and explore chemical reactions! Meet us across the street at the picnic tables for this super exciting program. (All Ages) 
Registration Required
6:00 PM -
Adult SRP


Location:  
Contact:  Kathy Peschang   13095233440   kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  


Thursday, July 14, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Quilting by the River


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Friday, July 15, 2022

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Blank Park Zoo Visit


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL and Blank Park Zoo to meet some awesome live animals! (All Ages) 

Ragistration is required 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Games and More


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  For Adults who like to play games.  We have card games, board games, puzzles, dominoes and much more.
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Teen Cupcake Wars


Location:  RVDL Community Room
Contact:  Celeste McKay   13095233440   celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Put your cupcake decorating skills to the test at the Library Cupcake War Competition. 
Registration Required 


Monday, July 18, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM -
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, July 20, 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, July 21, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 


Friday, July 22, 2022

4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Dungeons and Dragons


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-7:45 for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. 


Saturday, July 23, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lego Club


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the lego club at the library! 

Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take-on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast!




Monday, July 25, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
9:30 AM -
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mrs.herrmann@icloud.com 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, July 27, 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, July 28, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Quilting by the River


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Monday, August 1, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, August 4, 2022

9:45 AM -
Friends Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Breakfast at 9:45 AM and meeting at 10 AM!
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 


Friday, August 5, 2022

4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Dungeons and Dragons


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-7:45 for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. 


Monday, August 8, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 10, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bunco with Friends of the Library


Location:  
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  Come have some fun with the Friends of River Valley District Library!


Thursday, August 11, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Dassah


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Class will involve 15-20 minutes of yoga with adults and children. Then, the children will have a structured activity with the children's librarian while adults finish up with more yoga! 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Quilting by the River


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Friday, August 12, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED for TUG FEST


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Saturday, August 13, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED for TUG FEST


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Description:  Lets GO Illinois!


Monday, August 15, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 17, 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Friday, August 19, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Games and More


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  For Adults who like to play games.  We have card games, board games, puzzles, dominoes and much more.
4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Dungeons and Dragons


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-7:45 for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons. 


Monday, August 22, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 24, 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Thursday, August 25, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Quilting by the River


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:     309-523-3440   
Description:  


Saturday, August 27, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lego Club


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the lego club at the library! 

Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take-on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast!




Monday, August 29, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:        
Description:  Full group story times every Monday morning from 10 am-11 am! Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks and tons of amazing books! 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robotics Club (Closed Classes)


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Meghan Herrmann      mrs.herrmann@icloud.com
Description:  Robotics club will continue as a closed group for the Lego Robotics teams. If you are interested in joining a robotics team, please contact Meghan Herrmann at mre.herrmann@icloud.com 


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Rotary Meeting


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Sue Hebel      susieghebel@mchsi.com
Description:  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  This class is for all levels of experience.  The instructor has 15 years of teaching Yoga and is a Registered Nurse who is committed to keeping students safe.  We will look at strength, flexibility, relaxation and FUN.  All are welcome!
 



Wednesday, August 31, 2022

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stitching and More


Location:  
Contact:  Beverly Skelton       
Description:  Join us at RVDL to work on your crafts!


Monday, September 5, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED for Labor Day


Location:  
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

7:00 PM -
Historical Society


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Dale Hachtel       dale_hachtel@msn.com
Description:  


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED for Staff In-Service


Location:  
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Description:  ILA Conference
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Historical Society


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Dale Hachtel       dale_hachtel@msn.com
Description:  


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Historical Society


Location:  Community Room (Upstairs)
Contact:  Dale Hachtel       dale_hachtel@msn.com
Description:  


Thursday, November 24, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED for Thanksgiving


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Friday, November 25, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED


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Saturday, December 24, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED for Christmas Eve


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Description:  Wishing our patrons a happy and joyous Holiday Season! 


Monday, December 26, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED Christmas Observed


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Saturday, December 31, 2022

5:30 AM -
CLOSED For NYE


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Description:  Wishing our Patrons a happy and healthy NEW YEAR!!! See you all in 2023.