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Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 23, 2018

Brain Exercise Classes at the Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class!

This class is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any time.

Call 815-632-3611 or register online: go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

(no classes in June or September)

view flyer here

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 23, 2018

Brain Exercise Classes at the Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class!

This class is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any time.

Call 815-632-3611 or register online: go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

(no classes in June or September)

view flyer here

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 23, 2018

Brain Exercise Classes at the Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class!

This class is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any time.

Call 815-632-3611 or register online: go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

(no classes in June or September)

view flyer here

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 23, 2018

Brain Exercise Classes at the Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class!

This class is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any time.

Call 815-632-3611 or register online: go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

(no classes in June or September)

view flyer here

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 23, 2018

Brain Exercise Classes at the Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class!

This class is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any time.

Call 815-632-3611 or register online: go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

(no classes in June or September)

view flyer here

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 23, 2018

Brain Exercise Classes at the Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class!

This class is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any time.

Call 815-632-3611 or register online: go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

(no classes in June or September)

view flyer here

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 23, 2018

Brain Exercise Classes at the Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class!

This class is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any time.

Call 815-632-3611 or register online: go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

(no classes in June or September)

view flyer here

Trivia Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Month until November 04, 2018

Are you a Wise Guy or Gal? A Smarty Pants?  Go head-to-head against others and prove it!  Refreshments will be served, "prizes" will be awarded, and it's free!  So come out and test your knowledge, exercise your mind, and have a good time!

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)

 

Trivia Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Month until October 18, 2018

Are you a Wise Guy or Gal? A Smarty Pants?  Go head-to-head against others and prove it!  Refreshments will be served, "prizes" will be awarded, and it's free!  So come out and test your knowledge, exercise your mind, and have a good time!

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