What's Happening @ The Library...
Summer Reading Kickoff: Symphony & Songs
We are kicking off the summer with a symphony of songs! Listen to the melodies of the aca-awesome a capella quartet, Ac Rock, out on our lawn, then mellow out with the harmonious sounds of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra in the teen room. Stick around after the symphony for a musical ‘petting zoo’ where you can look at, touch, and even try out some of the instruments.
Registration for summer reading will also be open. All ages welcome, and no registration required to attend!
Saturday, June 6
Three Rivers Library presents a Nick Offerman Author Event
Three Rivers Library presents NICK OFFERMAN
Three Rivers Library invites Nick Offerman, comedian,TV and movie star, author, and Minooka native, to return to his hometown for a special presentation of his new book, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers.
Although this is a free event, due to limited seating, everyone that wishes to attend must have a ticket. To register for a free ticket, please contact Anderson's Bookshop at (630) 355-2665 or online at www.andersonsbookshop.com/event. When you register for your event ticket,you will have the option to pre-order a copy of Nick's book which includes a number for the autograph line. Books will also be available for purchase at the event. (No photos)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 AT 7:00PM
Minooka High School- Central Campus
301 S Wabena Ave
Minooka, IL 60447
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals - July 17, 2015
Baseball Bus Trip
Join us again this year for a fun-filled bus trip to U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago for Library Appreciation Night! Tickets are $30, and get you a spot on the bus and a ticket for the game. Tickets are first come first serve, so sign-up fast at either Three Rivers Library Location! Ticket fees are due at the time of registration, and a waiver must be signed.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Game Time: 7:10pm
Game Bus will depart from the Channahon Library
Departure time 4:30pm
Teatime in the Garden
Whether it is creating a relaxing environment for sipping your favorite cup of tea, or learning what plants you can grow to brew your own, master gardener Nancy Kuhajda returns for a talk on tea gardens. Nancy will talk about tea gardens throughout history and how to make your own tea garden. Recipes for herbal teas and some teatime treats will also be provided. Registration required.
Tuesday, June 2
6:30pm, Minooka Branch
"Mamma Mia" Matinee
Join us as we watch Meryl Streep sing and dance through the music of ABBA, in the hit movie version of Mamma Mia! Not only will you get to see the movie musical, but snacks will be provided and you will have the chance to win DVD musicals, including the newly remastered “Sound of Music” and new hit “Into the Woods!" Registration Required. Participants will also receive a raffle ticket, to be used for summer reading baskets, for attending!
Saturday, June 13
12-2pm, Minooka Branch
Music Education- American Music
Lewis University music teacher, Terrance Peeples, will be here to talk about the sources of American Music. He will cover the cultures and styles of this music, including the West African Heritage, British Folk Music and European Classical Music. He will also talk about the later influences of Cuban, Brazilian and Mexican Music, all ingredients in the American Music style! Registration Required. Participants will also receive a raffle ticket to be used for summer reading baskets for attending!
Tuesday, June 16
6pm, Minooka Branch
Music Education- Classical Music: The Beethoven Symphonies
Dr. Lawrence Sisk, chair of the Music Department at Lewis University, will be here to talk about the Beethoven Symphonies. He will cover the matters of form and instrumentation, and investigate the meaning of the music, concentrating on Beethoven’s most well-known symphonies. For a greater understanding of the discussion and music, a pre-reading of chapter 5 of E.M. Forster’s novel “Howards End” can be found at http://www.online-literature.com/forster/howards_end/5/.
Registration Required. Participants will also receive a raffle ticket to be used for summer reading baskets for attending!
Wednesday, June 24
6pm, Minooka Branch