102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Mon - Thurs: 9AM–8PMFri: 9AM–5PM
Sat: 8AM–5PMSun: Closed
Month Flat Week Day

Thu. 4 Jul, 2019

Library Closed

Thu. 4 Jul, 2019 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Mon. 8 Jul, 2019

Preschool Summer Reading Program

Mon. 8 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Sterling Reads - PreSchool

Mon. 8 Jul, 2019 10:45 am - 11:30 am

This summer program offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program. 

PreSchool programs will be Mondays at 10:45 am on June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15, 22

View flyer here

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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)

 

K-2nd grade Summer Reading Program

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Sterling Reads K-2

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 10:45 am - 11:30 am

This summer program offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program.

 View Flyer here

3rd-5th grade Summer Reading Program

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Sterling Reads 3rd - 5th grade

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

This summer program offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program.

 View Flyer here

Wed. 10 Jul, 2019

Board Game Day

Wed. 10 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come out and try a new board game or play an old one.  All ages are welcome.  Feel free to bring your own game(s) if you like.

Thu. 11 Jul, 2019

Toastmasters

Thu. 11 Jul, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Mon. 15 Jul, 2019

Preschool Summer Reading Program

Mon. 15 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Sterling Reads - PreSchool

Mon. 15 Jul, 2019 10:45 am - 11:30 am

This summer program offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program. 

PreSchool programs will be Mondays at 10:45 am on June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15, 22

View flyer here

Tue. 16 Jul, 2019

K-5th grade special Summer Reading Program

Tue. 16 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

WQPT will be coming to present a special program on the moon!

Sterling Reads K-5th grade

Tue. 16 Jul, 2019 10:45 am - 11:30 am

This summer program offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program.

 

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Thu. 18 Jul, 2019

Young Adult Game Night

Thu. 18 Jul, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

There are a variety of activities for teens that could include book discussions, board games, movies -- and there is always good conversation and food.

Mon. 22 Jul, 2019

Preschool Summer Reading Program

Mon. 22 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Sterling Reads - PreSchool

Mon. 22 Jul, 2019 10:45 am - 11:30 am

This summer program offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program. 

PreSchool programs will be Mondays at 10:45 am on June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15, 22

View flyer here

Tue. 23 Jul, 2019

Wits Fitness

Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

End of Summer Reading Party

Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

All ages of kids who participated in Summer Reading this year are invited.  Bring your tally sheets for a chance for prizes.  This is the final program and will be held on the north lawn of the library (weather permitting).

Wed. 24 Jul, 2019

Space Exploration Program - Youth

Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Space Exploration Program - Adults

Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Thu. 25 Jul, 2019

Toastmasters

Thu. 25 Jul, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Tue. 30 Jul, 2019

Summer Reading Trip to Timber Lake Playhouse

Tue. 30 Jul, 2019 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

For the Summer Reading participants K-5th grade who have signed up for this trip.

They will be leaving at 8:30 am from the Library.  The kids will be seeing "The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig", getting at T-shirt, book and tour of the theater, as well as a Meet and Greet with the cast of the show!

They will return to the library at 1:20 pm.

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