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Thursday, April 22, 2021


10:00 AM - Kids in the Kitchen (Story Time)      


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Kids in the Kitchen:

 Earth Day Recipe  

 

Thursday, April 22nd at 10 am

 

Join in on a fun and nutritional virtual kid cooking class with Nina Struss at River Valley District Library! Nina, a Hy-Vee Corporate Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, has developed a perfect Earth Day treat for kids interested in cooking! Get ready for some delicious and healthy...dirt? Get in the Earth Day spirit with this Chocolate Avocado Dirt and Worms recipe that kids will have just as fun making as eating! 
Two small white bowls filled with chocolate avocado pudding, garnished with crushed pistachios

 

Ingredient List and Instructions 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LyqlQHdGWFN3GqOXBzQ5w9W9han6l9fqWA4CkRsULfA/edit?usp=sharing

CLICK ZOOM LINK TO REGISTER:

Zoom Link:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84396019561


 


1:00 PM - 4:00 PMQuilting Group      


Location:  Community Room
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Friday, April 23, 2021


6:00 PM - Kim Sigafus: Journeying Through The American Indian Way of Life      


Location:  
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Join RVDL and internationally-published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker, Kim Sigafus for this virtual program about the American Indian way of life as it once was. Learn the history of the tribes that inhabited Illinois, as well as the history of the Trail of Tears as it pertains to those tribes. Discover what a typical day in the life of a Native in the early 1800’s looks like. Native harvest, music, courting, marriage, and more will be discussed, with a Question and Answer section at the end. 

To learn more about Kim, visit her website at: 

http://www.kimberlysigafus.com/index.html

CLICK ZOOM LINK TO REGISTER 

Zoom Link:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdu6oqjkvGNIla2KNqFMJpB3DVs7l2R-H

 

 



Saturday, April 24, 2021


1:00 PM - 3:30 PMVirtual Dungeons & Dragons      


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Monday, April 26, 2021


10:00 AM - Story Time      


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Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Story Time is Back!
 

Starting April, Monday 26th at 10 am
 

*Masks are required
 

We will be having 30 minute sessions of in-person story time per family! Sign up in the form below! 

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gRuQSNaJ1t7rnN7xCb_1A3n3QG7PDq9F3GL1rP9idmE/edit?usp=sharing




Tuesday, April 27, 2021


5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


Location:  Community Room
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Friday, April 30, 2021


6:30 PM - Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D: Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry      


Location:  
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

 

RVDLwelcomes IL Humanities Road Scholar, journalist, and Beat Latino radio show host and producer, Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D., for this musical, informative, and interactive program! 

“Latin hip hop artists are advancing the poetic traditions of their countries in unique ways. Nevertheless, academia and poetic circles have surprisingly not embraced and celebrated these artists as poets. This program, with video and lyric examples will make a case for hip hop as the new poetry with a focus on Latinos in the U.S., the Americas. The presentation, paired with slides and a rich set of musical videos, is lively, light and fun, and focused on participation, discussion, and musical enjoyment!”
-IL Humanities Road Scholar 

Photo by: Carolina Sánchez

To learn more about Catalina, visit her website at:

https://catalinamariajohnson.com/about/
CLICK ZOOM LINK TO REGISTER 

Zoom:

 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kceCqpj0oHtUhoJHy3TCdjqWYJ-J2aIsc

 



Tuesday, May 4, 2021


5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


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Thursday, May 6, 2021


10:00 AM - Kids in the Kitchen (Story Time)      


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More info TBA

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84396019561




Friday, May 7, 2021


5:30 AM - Friends Plant Sale: Basket Pick Up      


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Description:  Go to bit.ly/rvdlplantsale to pre-order your 10" hanging basket for $12 each by Saturday, April 17th. All proceeds go to the Friends of the River Valley District Library.


Saturday, May 8, 2021


5:30 AM - Friends Plant Sale: Basket Pick Up      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Go to bit.ly/rvdlplantsale to pre-order your 10" hanging basket for $12 each by Saturday, April 17th. All proceeds go to the Friends of the River Valley District Library.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021


5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


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Wednesday, May 12, 2021


3:00 PM - 4:00 PMBook Discussion Group: Carnegie's Maid      


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

Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, May 12th from 3-4 p.m.

 

Join RVDL for a book discussion on Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict, Moderated by Joanne Hachtel. 

 

*Masks are required*

 

About the Moderator:

Joanne Hachtel is a Port Byron resident, a volunteer docent at the Figge Art Museum, and a Friend of the River Valley District Library. She is a life-long reader and a lover of libraries. 

 

*Book discussions moderated by Joanne will not occur on a regular basis. If there is a book you would like to discuss, please be willing to moderate the discussion. To set up a book discussion in the future, please contact Celeste at celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org or call (309) 523-3192. 

 

About the Book: 

Carnegie’s Maid, Fiction, 281 pages

 

*There are plenty of copies in the system 

 

“With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maid is a book of fascinating 19th century historical fiction. Discover the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist to the world's first true philanthropist.”

 

About the Author:

Marie Benedict has written works such as The Other Einstein, The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare. She is a graduate of Boston College and the Boston University School of Law. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family. 

 

Sign Up:

Sign up in person at River Valley District Library

            OR

Visit this link to sign up via Google Forms: https://forms.gle/r8yhrqyme22cGZkYA




Tuesday, May 18, 2021


5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


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Tuesday, May 25, 2021


5:30 PM - 6:30 PMYoga      


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Friday, May 28, 2021


6:00 PM - Ernest M. Whiteman III: No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media      


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


Monday, May 31, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For Memorial Day      


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Thursday, June 10, 2021


8:00 AM - All Town Garage Sale      


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Friday, June 11, 2021


8:00 AM - All Town Garage Sale      


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6:00 PM - 6:45 PMEyes of the Wild      


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Saturday, June 12, 2021


8:00 AM - All Town Garage Sale      


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Tuesday, June 15, 2021


6:00 PM - Didgeridoo Down Under      


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Description:  More info TBA


Wednesday, June 23, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For Staff In-Service      


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Monday, July 5, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed for Independence Day (Observed)      


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Friday, August 13, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed for Tug Fest      


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Saturday, August 14, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed for Tug Fest      


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Monday, September 6, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For Labor Day      


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Wednesday, October 6, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For Staff In-Service      


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Thursday, November 25, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For Thanksgiving      


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Friday, November 26, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For Thanksgiving      


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Friday, December 24, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For Christmas      


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Saturday, December 25, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For Christmas      


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Friday, December 31, 2021


5:30 AM - Library Closed For New Year's Eve      


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Thursday, April 22, 2021

10:00 AM -
Kids in the Kitchen (Story Time)


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  

Kids in the Kitchen:

 Earth Day Recipe  

 

Thursday, April 22nd at 10 am

 

Join in on a fun and nutritional virtual kid cooking class with Nina Struss at River Valley District Library! Nina, a Hy-Vee Corporate Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, has developed a perfect Earth Day treat for kids interested in cooking! Get ready for some delicious and healthy...dirt? Get in the Earth Day spirit with this Chocolate Avocado Dirt and Worms recipe that kids will have just as fun making as eating! 
Two small white bowls filled with chocolate avocado pudding, garnished with crushed pistachios

 

Ingredient List and Instructions 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LyqlQHdGWFN3GqOXBzQ5w9W9han6l9fqWA4CkRsULfA/edit?usp=sharing

CLICK ZOOM LINK TO REGISTER:

Zoom Link:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84396019561


 


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Quilting Group


Location:  Community Room
Contact:        
Description:  


Friday, April 23, 2021

6:00 PM -
Kim Sigafus: Journeying Through The American Indian Way of Life


Location:  
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Join RVDL and internationally-published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker, Kim Sigafus for this virtual program about the American Indian way of life as it once was. Learn the history of the tribes that inhabited Illinois, as well as the history of the Trail of Tears as it pertains to those tribes. Discover what a typical day in the life of a Native in the early 1800’s looks like. Native harvest, music, courting, marriage, and more will be discussed, with a Question and Answer section at the end. 

To learn more about Kim, visit her website at: 

http://www.kimberlysigafus.com/index.html

CLICK ZOOM LINK TO REGISTER 

Zoom Link:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdu6oqjkvGNIla2KNqFMJpB3DVs7l2R-H

 

 



Saturday, April 24, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual Dungeons & Dragons


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Monday, April 26, 2021

10:00 AM -
Story Time


Location:  
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

Story Time is Back!
 

Starting April, Monday 26th at 10 am
 

*Masks are required
 

We will be having 30 minute sessions of in-person story time per family! Sign up in the form below! 

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gRuQSNaJ1t7rnN7xCb_1A3n3QG7PDq9F3GL1rP9idmE/edit?usp=sharing




Tuesday, April 27, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  Community Room
Contact:        
Description:  


Friday, April 30, 2021

6:30 PM -
Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D: Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry


Location:  
Contact:        celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org
Description:  

 

RVDLwelcomes IL Humanities Road Scholar, journalist, and Beat Latino radio show host and producer, Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D., for this musical, informative, and interactive program! 

“Latin hip hop artists are advancing the poetic traditions of their countries in unique ways. Nevertheless, academia and poetic circles have surprisingly not embraced and celebrated these artists as poets. This program, with video and lyric examples will make a case for hip hop as the new poetry with a focus on Latinos in the U.S., the Americas. The presentation, paired with slides and a rich set of musical videos, is lively, light and fun, and focused on participation, discussion, and musical enjoyment!”
-IL Humanities Road Scholar 

Photo by: Carolina Sánchez

To learn more about Catalina, visit her website at:

https://catalinamariajohnson.com/about/
CLICK ZOOM LINK TO REGISTER 

Zoom:

 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kceCqpj0oHtUhoJHy3TCdjqWYJ-J2aIsc

 



Tuesday, May 4, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Thursday, May 6, 2021

10:00 AM -
Kids in the Kitchen (Story Time)


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  

More info TBA

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84396019561




Friday, May 7, 2021

5:30 AM -
Friends Plant Sale: Basket Pick Up


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Go to bit.ly/rvdlplantsale to pre-order your 10" hanging basket for $12 each by Saturday, April 17th. All proceeds go to the Friends of the River Valley District Library.


Saturday, May 8, 2021

5:30 AM -
Friends Plant Sale: Basket Pick Up


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  Go to bit.ly/rvdlplantsale to pre-order your 10" hanging basket for $12 each by Saturday, April 17th. All proceeds go to the Friends of the River Valley District Library.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Book Discussion Group: Carnegie's Maid


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

Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, May 12th from 3-4 p.m.

 

Join RVDL for a book discussion on Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict, Moderated by Joanne Hachtel. 

 

*Masks are required*

 

About the Moderator:

Joanne Hachtel is a Port Byron resident, a volunteer docent at the Figge Art Museum, and a Friend of the River Valley District Library. She is a life-long reader and a lover of libraries. 

 

*Book discussions moderated by Joanne will not occur on a regular basis. If there is a book you would like to discuss, please be willing to moderate the discussion. To set up a book discussion in the future, please contact Celeste at celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org or call (309) 523-3192. 

 

About the Book: 

Carnegie’s Maid, Fiction, 281 pages

 

*There are plenty of copies in the system 

 

“With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maid is a book of fascinating 19th century historical fiction. Discover the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist to the world's first true philanthropist.”

 

About the Author:

Marie Benedict has written works such as The Other Einstein, The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare. She is a graduate of Boston College and the Boston University School of Law. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family. 

 

Sign Up:

Sign up in person at River Valley District Library

            OR

Visit this link to sign up via Google Forms: https://forms.gle/r8yhrqyme22cGZkYA




Tuesday, May 18, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


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Contact:        
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga


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Friday, May 28, 2021

6:00 PM -
Ernest M. Whiteman III: No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media


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


Monday, May 31, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For Memorial Day


Location:  
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

8:00 AM -
All Town Garage Sale


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Friday, June 11, 2021

8:00 AM -
All Town Garage Sale


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Eyes of the Wild


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Saturday, June 12, 2021

8:00 AM -
All Town Garage Sale


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

6:00 PM -
Didgeridoo Down Under


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  More info TBA


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For Staff In-Service


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Monday, July 5, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed for Independence Day (Observed)


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Friday, August 13, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed for Tug Fest


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Saturday, August 14, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed for Tug Fest


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Monday, September 6, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For Labor Day


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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For Staff In-Service


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Thursday, November 25, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For Thanksgiving


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Friday, November 26, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For Thanksgiving


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Friday, December 24, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For Christmas


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Saturday, December 25, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For Christmas


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Friday, December 31, 2021

5:30 AM -
Library Closed For New Year's Eve


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