Activities at River Valley Library

Originally Posted Online: Aug. 25, 2014, 1:50 pm
Last Updated: Aug. 25, 2014, 3:43 pm
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Press release submtited by River Valley District Library.

River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, announces activities.To register or for information, call 309-523-3440.
Cup of Tea Book Club -- 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27. Come ready to discuss a book you've read or pick up ideas for a new book to read. The book theme for the month is summer beach reads or back to school.
Teen Gaming Night -- 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. Games include XBOX 360 and board games. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Library Closure -- Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. The library will re-open 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Music Round Table -- 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Continue to explore the Beatles and their ongoing influences on music and culture.
Brown Bag Lunch and Movie -- 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, "The Other Woman." Bring a lunch.
Creative Doodling Workshop -- 2 p.m. Sept. 5. Bring your own pair of old or new white sneakers and leave with an artful pair of walking shoes. Doodling supplies will be provided.


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