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  • BIG BOOK SALE Shop and support the library! The Friends of the Library of- fer bargains for all ages at their annual BIG Book Sale. Get the best items at great prices! The group also operates an ongoing sale during all open hours in the library’s lower level. Donations of books, music, and movies are accepted all year long at the library’s circulation desk.

    SPRING 2015 Volume 17, Issue 2 ____________________

    400 Richland Street East Peoria, IL 61611 3 0 9 . 6 9 9 . 3 9 1 7 ____________________ LIBRARY HOURS Mon-Thurs 9a-9p Fri 9a-6p Sat 9a-5p Sun (Sept-May) 1p-5p Exceptions: April 5 - Closed May 13 - Opening 11 a.m. May 24 & 25 - Closed

    All library programs and events are free and located at the library, unless otherwise noted. Some programs require registration.

    REGISTER at the library, at, or by calling 699-3917, unless otherwise noted. Space may be limited.

    dRop In programs do not require registration.

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    ThurSdAy, JunE 11 5-8:30 p.m.

    Preview Night for Friends of FDL Members

    Not a member? Not a problem! Become a member at the door for $5!

    FrIdAy, JunE 12 9 A.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Open to the public

    SATurdAy, JunE 13 9 A.m.-3 p.m. Open to the public

  • nEW And ImprOVEd LIBrAry CALEndAr nOW OnLInE Visit the library’s new and improved online calendar of events at The calendar offers increased functionality and convenience for patrons. Scope the calendar by date, age group, or event type. Register online for some events. Share events by email and online, and like them on Facebook. Sign up for event notifications, as well as text and email event reminders.

    GAmInG @ yOur LIBrAry Bored this summer? Beat the heat. Come play at the library! It offers WiiU for kids through 8th grade and three different video gaming systems - PlayStation 3 and 4 and Steam (PC games) - for high schoolers. Play titles such as MarioKart, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Portal, Terraria, Need for Speed, Little Big Planet, and others. The library also offers a variety of board games for all ages to play in the library. Enjoy Pictureka, The Enchanted Forest, Settlers of Catan, Ascension, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin games, and more. Bring your library card or ID, grab a table, and have fun. For details and a list of games, visit

    COunSELOr @ yOur LIBrAry 1st Wednesdays • April 1, May 6, June 3 • 3-4:30 p.m. Tazwood Center for Wellness offers free, half-hour confidential counseling and referral sessions in a private space at the library. A licensed clinical profes- sional is available to discuss emotional, behavioral, and familial concerns, ad- diction, DUI, severe conflicts, and difficulty adjusting to life situations. DROP IN

    ShArE yOur TALEnTS And KnOWLEdGE...prESEnT A prOGrAm! The library is always looking for people and organizations willing to share their expertise. Whether leading a workshop, giving a presentation, hosting a discussion, or entertaining with a performance, volunteers help the library offer a wide array of educational and entertaining opportunities. (Please note that religious, political, or commercial programming, or solicitation of business, is not allowed.) If interested, please contact Genna Buhr at 699-3917.

    LIBRARY BOARD MEETINGS April 27 at 6 p.m. May 18 at 6 p.m. June 29 at 6 p.m.

    Recordings of Fondulac District Library Board meetings are available online at


    The Friends support the library’s mission through advocacy, fundraising, and volunteerism. Annual dues are only $5.

    ONGOING BOOK SALE Open during regular library hours, the Friends ongoing Book Sale is located on the first floor across from the Checkout Desk. Great used books, music, and movies are available with prices starting at 25¢.

    AWESOME BOX Returning something awesome to the Fondulac District Library? Don’t forget to put it in the Awesome Box.

    The library shares titles on its website that patrons think are AWESOME. Placing items in the Awesome Box allows the commu- nity to see what others have found particularly helpful, entertaining, or mind-blowing.


    puzzLES @ yOur LIBrAry Fondulac District Library found another great way to work out your brain! The library now lends 500+ piece jigsaw puzzles. Take a puzzle home for a week, put it all together, bring it back, and grab another. The library also accepts donations of complete, sturdy puzzles with 500 or more pieces in good condition. Donations may be brought to the Second Floor Information Desk.

    Call 347-1148 for immediate

    assistance with a mental health crisis.

  • STrOnG AT ThE LIBrAry, ThE FOrCE IS.

    STAr WArS dAy

    AprIL 11 10 am-3 pm


    Visit or call 699-3917 for more info

    NOt-sO-drunKEn zOmBIE SATurdAy mATInEE Saturday, April 18 • 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27 • 1 p.m. Join the Drunken Zombie crew for a not-so-serious horror flick and a live post-movie podcast at the library, where talking back to the movie is both acceptable and encouraged! (Sober zombies only at this alcohol-free event, please.) Movie titles will be announced at

    FOnduLAC GAmInG CLuB 4th Wednesdays • April 22, May 27, June 24 • 6 p.m. FDL’s Gaming Club is a chance for gamers of all ages and experience to get together and play! The club plays mostly plays board and card games, but is open to trying games of all kinds. The library has a wide variety of games ready for you to try, so come and play at the library! DROP IN

    A rhyThmIC EVEnInG WITh dEnnIS STrOuGhmATT Illinois Creoles, French Canadians, and Louisiana Cajuns (& Their Fiddling) Wednesday, June 17 • 7 p.m. Dennis Stroughmatt, a master musician and expert on French-American folkways, explains the historical and cul- tural nuances among Illinois Creoles, French Canadians, and Louisiana Cajuns. Stroughmatt performs fiddle tunes representing these three communities and compares their traditional fiddle repertoires and playing styles. DROP IN This Road Scholar Program is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council [IHC], which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. This event is free and open to the public.

    pOWWOW drum prESEnTATIOn Saturday, June 20 • 1-3 p.m. Learn about central Illinois’ American Indian community as the Eagle Ridge drum group presents powwow music and dancing. Put on your dance shoes, and try a little powwow dancing! Bring a lawn chair, as the event takes place in the grassy area adjacent to the library. In the event of inclement weather, the program moves inside. DROP IN

    YA FOR ALL BOOK CLUB 2nd Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For readers of all ages interested in young adult literature. DROP IN

    April 14 Bumped by Megan McCafferty

    May 12 Jackaby by William Ritter

    June 9 Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills

    MOVIES @ THE LIBRARY Visit or call for more info about what’s showing! DROP IN Seating is limited and available first come, first served.

    First Friday Flicks 1st Fridays at 1 p.m.

    Movie Night 2nd Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

    Mid-week Matinee 3rd Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

    More Movies! Check the library website for aditional showings and special movie events!

    GAMING @ THE LIBRARY Fondulac District Library offers in-library gaming for all ages during regular library hours. DROP IN

    Board and Card Games For all ages

    WII/WII U Video Games For kids through 8th grade

    PlayStation 3 & 4 Steam Digital PC Games For teens ages 14-19

    AGES ALLyu-GI-Oh! nIGhT1st Thursdays

    April 2, May 7, June 4 6 p.m.

    Meet at the library for a friendly duel. Gather up your best decks and see what you can do. Yu-Gi-Oh Night is a great time to try out a new deck or see how an old favorite stands up. DROP IN

  • FOnduLAC FILm: rEVIEW & dISCuSSIOn 1st Wednesdays • April 1, May 6, June 3• 6 p.m. Are you interested in cinema? Would you like to be a film geek? Join us at Fondulac District Library for a series of movies and discussions. The events begin with the screening of a movie, followed by discussion. Films may be rated anywhere from G to R and may be tried-and-true fa- vorites or modern classics. Visit or call for more info about what’s showing. Seating is limited. DROP IN

    EmBrACInG ThE SEASOnS: EATInG LOCALLy Wednesday, April 8 • 7 p.m. Join us in talking about seasonal eating! Lisa Powell, a seasonal foods en- thusiast, discusses how to buy, make, and preserve locally-grown produce and fruits. See how delighting your senses all year round can help support the local economy. DROP IN

    mInECrAFT FOr TEEnS & AduLTS 3rd Wednesdays • April 15, May 20, June 17 • 6 p.m. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the game, come and play at the library! Partici- pants help shape the types of Minecraft experiences offered. DROP IN

    BEnEFIT ACCESS prOGrAm AppLICATIOn ASSISTAnCE Tuesday, April 21 • 10 a.m.-12

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