102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Monday - Tuesday: 9AM–8PM ∙ Wednesday - Friday: 9AM–5PM 
Sat: 9AM-1PM    ∙    Sun: Closed

A.R.K.S.

Monday, April 01, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until April 10, 2019

Adults Reading Kid's Stuff

The Sterling Public Library is happy to resurrect a popular adult program from the past,  A.R.K.S.  In this 6 weeks program kids’ books and children’s authors will be explored.  Participants will also be challenged to read books from a “Bingo sheet.”  Those who take the reading challenge and fill up the bingo sheet will receive a bag of children’s books.

A.R.K.S. programs will be held each Monday in March 2019 and April 1 and 8, 2019.  Programs will be held in the library community room from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Monday, March 4, 2019            Introductions, Purpose, and Stories

Monday, March 11, 2019          You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You

Monday, March 18, 2019          Author Joplin James Patras

Monday, March 25, 2019          Author Jannifer Powelson

Monday, April 1, 2019               Merry Christmas!

Monday, April 8, 2019               Favorites (Bring a favorite children’s book)

 

You must register for this program at the Adult Circulation Desk or by email to the Children’s librarian Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A.R.K.S.

Monday, April 08, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Week until April 10, 2019

Adults Reading Kid's Stuff

The Sterling Public Library is happy to resurrect a popular adult program from the past,  A.R.K.S.  In this 6 weeks program kids’ books and children’s authors will be explored.  Participants will also be challenged to read books from a “Bingo sheet.”  Those who take the reading challenge and fill up the bingo sheet will receive a bag of children’s books.

A.R.K.S. programs will be held each Monday in March 2019 and April 1 and 8, 2019.  Programs will be held in the library community room from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Monday, March 4, 2019            Introductions, Purpose, and Stories

Monday, March 11, 2019          You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You

Monday, March 18, 2019          Author Joplin James Patras

Monday, March 25, 2019          Author Jannifer Powelson

Monday, April 1, 2019               Merry Christmas!

Monday, April 8, 2019               Favorites (Bring a favorite children’s book)

 

You must register for this program at the Adult Circulation Desk or by email to the Children’s librarian Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until November 22, 2019

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 December)

view flyer here

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until November 22, 2019

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 December)

view flyer here

RPG Club

Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Do you want to try a Role Playing Game like Dungeons and Dragons?  Is it something you already enjoy?

Anyone 14 or older is welcome to come join the game!  No experience necessary.

If you can't stay the whole time, you are welcome to come when you can.

 

The game for May 30th is OSRIC. 

OSRIC is a recreation of the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D).

Toastmasters

Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until December 13, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until November 22, 2019

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 December)

view flyer here

Toastmasters

Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until November 27, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Toastmasters

Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until December 13, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until November 22, 2019

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 December)

view flyer here

Space Exploration Program - Adults

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

The Whiteside County Extension Office is presenting a program at the Sterling Public Library to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. 

There will be a Youth Program from 10-11am and an Adult Program from 11-noon. 

No Registration is necessary.

View Flyer here

Toastmasters

Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until November 27, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

RPG

Thursday, August 01, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Do you want to try a Role Playing Game like Dungeons and Dragons?  Is it something you already enjoy?

Anyone 10 or older is welcome to come join the game!  No experience necessary.

If you can't stay the whole time, you are welcome to come when you can.

The game for Aug 1 is OSRIC. 

OSRIC is a recreation of the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D).

Toastmasters

Thursday, August 08, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until December 13, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Toastmasters

Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until November 27, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until November 22, 2019

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 December)

view flyer here

Toastmasters

Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until December 13, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Wits Fitness

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Every Month until November 22, 2019

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 December)

view flyer here

Toastmasters

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until November 27, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

RPG Club

Thursday, October 03, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Do you want to try a Role Playing Game like dungeons and Dragons?  Is it something you already enjoy?

Anyone 10 or older is welcome to come join the game!  No experience necessary.

If ou can't stay the whole time, you are elcome to come when you can.

The game on October 3 will be Zweihänder, a dark fantasy tabletop role-playing game..

Contact Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

 

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