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

Mon. 2 Sep, 2019

Library Closed

Mon. 2 Sep, 2019 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

The library will be closed all day, Monday, September 2, for Labor Day.

Tue. 3 Sep, 2019

RPG Club

Tue. 3 Sep, 2019 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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 adventure on Tuesdays will be Rappa Athuk. It uses the Swords and Wizardry (Original Dungeons & Dragons 1974) rules. 

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

Library Board Meeting

Tue. 3 Sep, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sterling Public Library Board meets the first Tuesday of each month in the conference room at the Library.

To see Library board (and City of Sterling) meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019

RPG Club

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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 on the 5th of September will be Sign of The Mountain using OSRIC (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons) rules. 

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

Sat. 7 Sep, 2019

LEGO Club, K-4th grade

Sat. 7 Sep, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Building Challenges with regular Lego 

Register by stopping in at or calling the library at 815-625-1370 or by filling out this form:

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LEGO Club, 5th - 8th grade

Sat. 7 Sep, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Building Challenges using computer software

Register by stopping in at or calling the library at 815-625-1370 or by filling out this form:

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Mon. 9 Sep, 2019

Toddler Time

Mon. 9 Sep, 2019 9:30 am - 10:00 am

All 18 months-3 years old are welcome!

 This is an interactive story time where the toddlers are encouraged to participate in stories and play while learning to listen and share.

PreSchool Story Time

Mon. 9 Sep, 2019 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

Stories, poems, finger plays/songs and craft at each story time.

Tue. 10 Sep, 2019

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tue. 10 Sep, 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)

 

Wed. 11 Sep, 2019

Local Author/ Sterling Reads Kickoff

Wed. 11 Sep, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Susan Chapman Wolff, children's author and Sterling native, will be here on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 to talk about writing and her books: Quackers Wants to Fly and Ollie and the Missing Hoos.

Ms. Wolff is an SHS graduate and taught elemetary school in the Chicago suburbs. 

This is also the kickoff for Sterling Reads, but everyone is invited to this event.  Please join us!

 

 The Cheerleading Squad will be here on Sept.11 to read with the kids.

Sterling Reads is a program that offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. They will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings this fall.  The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program.

Sign up at the Library, 815-625-1370 or online here.

(You only need to sign up once, not for each date)

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Thu. 12 Sep, 2019

Toastmasters

Thu. 12 Sep, 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. 16 Sep, 2019

Toddler Time

Mon. 16 Sep, 2019 9:30 am - 10:00 am

All 18 months-3 years old are welcome!

 This is an interactive story time where the toddlers are encouraged to participate in stories and play while learning to listen and share.

PreSchool Story Time

Mon. 16 Sep, 2019 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

Stories, poems, finger plays/songs and craft at each story time.

Thu. 19 Sep, 2019

Young Adult Game Night

Thu. 19 Sep, 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.

Sat. 21 Sep, 2019

LEGO Club, K - 4th grade

Sat. 21 Sep, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Building Challenges with regular Lego 

Register by stopping in at or calling the library at 815-625-1370 or by filling out this form:

Fields marked with * are required
Name of person(s) attending *
Phone or email *
Number attending
For Children's programs, include grade of child(ren)
Event Signup *
Send Reset

Mon. 23 Sep, 2019

Toddler Time

Mon. 23 Sep, 2019 9:30 am - 10:00 am

All 18 months-3 years old are welcome!

 This is an interactive story time where the toddlers are encouraged to participate in stories and play while learning to listen and share.

PreSchool Story Time

Mon. 23 Sep, 2019 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

Stories, poems, finger plays/songs and craft at each story time.

Tue. 24 Sep, 2019

Wits Fitness

Tue. 24 Sep, 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

Wed. 25 Sep, 2019

Sterling Reads

Wed. 25 Sep, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Sign up at the Library or online here.

(You only need to sign up once, not for each date)

 

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Thu. 26 Sep, 2019

Toastmasters

Thu. 26 Sep, 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. 30 Sep, 2019

Toddler Time

Mon. 30 Sep, 2019 9:30 am - 10:00 am

All 18 months-3 years old are welcome!

 This is an interactive story time where the toddlers are encouraged to participate in stories and play while learning to listen and share.

PreSchool Story Time

Mon. 30 Sep, 2019 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

Stories, poems, finger plays/songs and craft at each story time.

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