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Come Check Out a Book Club in a Bag!

That's right, the library has the perfect way to help you beat this winter weather. Come check out a Book Club in a Bag and create your own Book Club with your own friends. We have 15 titles to choose from covering an array of interests. There are 10 copies of each title in your Book Club in a Bag as well as a discussion guide for your book discussion. The extended check out period of 6 weeks gives everyone plenty of time to read the book. So come on in and get your own book club going today!

Programs for Grades 4-8

The Year of the Dog
Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare

Did you know the Library offers several programs just for kids in grades 4-8? We currently have spaces available for the following programs this month: The Scene Remix (Thursday, February 13, from 4:30-5:30 pm), Girls Rock Book Club (Tuesday, February 18, from 6:30-7:30 pm), and Guys Read (Friday, February 21, from 4:30-5:30 pm).

In the Scene Remix, we'll be playing Wii Sports on the big screen! Join us for video games and snacks.

In Girls Rock Book Club, the girls will be discussing the book The Year of the Dog, by Grace Lin. Ask for the book at the Circulation desk and come prepared to discuss it while you make funky crafts and have fun with other girls.

In Guys Read, the guys will be discussing Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare, by Darren Shan. Ask for the book at the Circulation desk and come prepared to chat about the book or the series, do an activity, and hang out with other guys. Registration is required and spaces are still available for these programs.

eBook User Needed

The New Lenox Patriot is doing an article on eBooks in the Library and would like to talk to someone who regularly uses the library's eBook or other digital download services. If this is you, please contact Kate Hall at khall@newlenoxlibrary.org with your name, phone number and email.

Save Money and Help the Food Pantry

Food for Fines

Food for Fines is coming! The library has added a second Food for Fines which usually happens during the summer. This year, we will be holding two, one from February 10-15 and one during the summer. If you bring in a non-perishable food item from February 10-15, we will waive up to $15.00 in late fees from your card. So, if you have been waiting to pay off those fees or have an item that is very overdue, bring in food to get the slate wiped clean.

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Come Warm Up With Some CHILI!

Chili

Come join us this Saturday, February 1st from noon-1 in the Meeting Rooms on the first floor for our annual CHILI COOK OFF! There will be at least 6 different pots of chili from which to taste and for which to vote! If you are a chili aficionado please join us and vote for your favorite. If you have a recipe you want to share there is still time to get in on the fun. Thanks to Gatto's Restaurant & Bar for sponsoring this event and providing gift certificates for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! YUM!

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