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

Sun. 19 Jun, 2022

There are no events on this day.

Mon. 20 Jun, 2022

Summer Reading: Preschool

Mon. 20 Jun, 2022 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us during week three of the summer reading program to learn about bugs! We will be reading books, singing songs, doing activities, and creating a caterpillar craft. This program is geared toward preschoolers, but all ages are welcome.  

*Children do not need to register or be participating in the summer reading program to attend this program. 

Role-Playing Game Club

Mon. 20 Jun, 2022 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Mike to play Pathfinder 1st Edition. They will meet each Monday from 3:30-7:30 in the Sterling Public Library's conference room.  This is open to anyone 10 years or older.

Pathfinder is a rich and complex fantasy Role-Playing Game that uses the same d20 ruleset at the core of Dungeons & Dragons. Players take on the role of heroic adventurers, often explorers and scholars employed by the Pathfinder Society, who travel the world solving problems, unravelling mysteries and collecting treasure.

Feel free to email Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Tue. 21 Jun, 2022

Summer Reading: K-2nd grade

Tue. 21 Jun, 2022 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us during week three of the summer reading program to learn about bugs! During this program we will read books about bugs, learn about beneficial insects and metamorphosis, and create a bumblebee craft. This program is geared toward kindergarten through second graders, but the library can accommodate different ages if necessary.    

*Children do not need to register or be participating in the summer reading program to attend this program. 

Summer Reading: 3rd - 5th grade

Tue. 21 Jun, 2022 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join us during week three of the summer reading program to learn about bugs! During this program we will read books about bugs, learn about beneficial insects, and create homemade bug hotels. This program is geared toward third through fifth graders, but the library can accommodate different ages if necessary.

*Children do not need to register or be participating in the summer reading program to attend this program. 

Summer Reading: 6th - 8th grade

Tue. 21 Jun, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you have something that needs to be said? Do you love writing stories, poems, or secrets in your journal? No matter what you love, hate, or have experienced, there could be a zine for that! Sixth through eighth graders are invited to learn what a zine is, how to make one, and why they are the coolest. We will look at examples of other artists’ zines, learn how to make zines, and have time to create our own.

*Participants do not need to register or be participating in the summer reading program to attend this program. 

Wed. 22 Jun, 2022

Illinois Libraries Present Chef Kwame Onwuachi

Wed. 22 Jun, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. CST | Zoom

A James-Beard award-winning chef, Onwuachi opened five restaurants before turning thirty. He was a 2015 Top Chef contestant and can currently be seen judging Food Network's Chopped. In 2021, Onwuachi became the youngest Executive Producer at Food & Wine magazine. He will present on his exciting career in food, as chronicled in his bestselling memoir, Notes from a Young Black Chef. 

Click the link below to register for this free program:
https://bit.ly/June22_KwameOnwuachi

Thu. 23 Jun, 2022

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 24 Jun, 2022

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 25 Jun, 2022

Intro to Theatre Workshop 4th-5th grade

Sat. 25 Jun, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn about the basics of theatre in a fun and energetic environment! Participants will be led through a variety of drama games, acting and movement exercises, and hands-on creative activities to aid them in learning about the basics of theatre, performing, and building self-confidence. From the history of theatre to auditions and improvisation, everyone will be able to find something they enjoy in this introductory workshop. 

Kayla Lansing is a theatre professional and drama therapist currently living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received her BA in theatre from St. Ambrose University and her MA in drama therapy from Kansas State University. Kayla has experience with a wide variety of different theatre styles and types, including classical, musical theatre, improvisation, and puppetry. Kayla has spent the last six years teaching theatre camps, workshops, and classes on the side while earning her college degrees and becoming a full-time therapist. Some of Kayla’s favorite performances include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Parade, The Tempest, Cabaret, and Stop Kiss. 

*Registration is not required for this event, but there is a cap at 30 students per workshop. If you would like to register to save your spot you can call the library at 815-625-1370 or stop by the children’s desk. 

Intro to Theatre Workshop 6th-8th grade

Sat. 25 Jun, 2022 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come learn about the basics of theatre in a fun and energetic environment! Participants will be led through a variety of drama games, acting and movement exercises, and hands-on creative activities to aid them in learning about the basics of theatre, performing, and building self-confidence. From the history of theatre to auditions and improvisation, everyone will be able to find something they enjoy in this introductory workshop. 

Kayla Lansing is a theatre professional and drama therapist currently living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received her BA in theatre from St. Ambrose University and her MA in drama therapy from Kansas State University. Kayla has experience with a wide variety of different theatre styles and types, including classical, musical theatre, improvisation, and puppetry. Kayla has spent the last six years teaching theatre camps, workshops, and classes on the side while earning her college degrees and becoming a full-time therapist. Some of Kayla’s favorite performances include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Parade, The Tempest, Cabaret, and Stop Kiss. 

*Registration is not required for this event, but there is a cap at 30 students per workshop. If you would like to register to save your spot you can call the library at 815-625-1370 or stop by the children’s desk. 

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