Don’t Forget About Our Concert on Sept 6!


On Sept. 6th at 6 pm we would love for you to join us for Music on the Lawn! There will be classic tunes with John Hansen on the French Horn. Make sure to being a lawn chair or a blanket so you can be comfy while you enjoy the music. We also recommend bringing some kind of insect repellent so those mosquitoes leave you alone. Come enjoy the fun and music with the family or some friends!


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September Events at Filger Library

Aug. 31,  9-noon       Come in to get your books and movies for the weekend! Closed Saturday through Monday for Labor Day.

Sept. 6, 6 pm             Music on the Lawn.   Enjoy classic tunes with John Hansen  on French Horn. Bring a lawn chair or  blanket.  Insect repellent recommended!

Sept. 8, 10-11 am     Infant Massage Class. With Rebekah Hollenberg. $5 per adult.  Registration required: call 432- 2929.

Sept. 10, 2-4 pm       Adult Coloring.

Sept. 12, 10 am        PreK Storyhour.  Stories, craft, and snack.  Sign up at 432-2929.

Sept. 13, 3 pm          Movie Chat.  Share the best movies you’ve seen, and get new ideas!

Sept. 15, 9-noon       Last Day for Teacher Drawing!  Open to all active teachers: come in anytime (started Aug. 1, continuing in September) to see the new STEM books for PreK-3rd grade, or whatever may be of interest to you and your students.  Sign up for the Teacher Drawing to win one of three gift cards!

Sept. 17, 2-4 pm       Adult Coloring.

Sept. 18, 3 pm          Book Club.  Discussing The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  Join us: register at 432-2929.

Sept. 20, 5:30-7 pm Meet the Author: Reception and Reading.  Author of three romance novels, Joan Brandenburg will be at the library, with her books available. Refreshments. Register at 432-2929.

Sept. 22, 10-12 noon  September Cardmaking.  With Karen Podzamsky.  Come to make some lovely cards for some special people!  $5 materials fee.  Register at 432-2929.

Sept. 26, 10 am     PreK Storyhour.  Stories, craft, and snack!  Sign up at 432-2929.

Sept. 24, 2-4 pm       Adult Coloring.

Ask about Libby, the new app that makes it even easier to check out ebooks on all your devices!

Filger Library 261 E. 5th St. Minonk, IL 61760

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Filger Library July Programs 2018

July 4   Closed for Independence Day – look for us in the Parade!  Reading is for Smarties! 

July 10 at 3 pm    Minonk Garden Club.  Come get any gardening questions answered and learn about the club.  New members always welcome!

Date tentative – please call the library to register, and we’ll update you!

July 11  at 10 am PreK – 2nd Grade Storytime.  Stories, craft, and snack! Register at 432-2929.

July 12 at 3 pm  Movie Chat.  Drop in to chat about your favorite movies!

July 14 from 10-12 noon July Cardmaking.   With Karen Podzamsky.  You’ll love the cards you make!  $5 for materials.  Sign up at 432-2929.

July 17 at 10 am  The Moon Rocks!   Hands-on science activity for PreK-2nd grade, plus a chance to see actual NASA lunar samples!  Parents and other helpers welcome!  Register at 432-2929.

11 am -1 pm   Moon Lunch and Moon Launch!  Bring a sack lunch if you like.  We’ll see short videos on moon topics, and enjoy viewing the actual NASA lunar and meteorite samples!  Viewing ends at 1 pm.

3 pm Book Club  Discussing Moloka’i by Alan Brennert.  Join us!

July 19 at 2 pm  Lego Lady and Her Lego Fun!  All Lego fans of all ages welcome.  Register at 432-2929.

            5 – 8 pm  The Moon Returns!  Where Were YOU July 20, 1969?

            All ages welcome.  NASA moon rock and meteorite samples to view, plus fascinating NASA video clips.  From 7 – 8, we will reminisce about the Sixties and that famous footprint on the moon! Bring pictures, yearbooks, wedding albums! Open an extra hour, so everyone has a chance to see the moon – in Minonk!

July 21 from 11-2 pm  Meteorite Program. Hands-on science for grades 3 and up, from           11-12.  All ages welcome to observe.  Bring a sack lunch, if you like! The moon samples will be on view for all.  Register at 432-2929.

July 24 from 5-8 pm   The Moon Returns.   Special Tuesday evening hours! Another chance to see the moon – only here till July 26!  Don’t miss it!  NASA lunar and meteorite samples to view, plus video clips.

July 25 at 2 pm  Moon and Space Storyhour  All future scientists welcome, plus any kid who likes a fun time.  Stories, activity, and moon treats!  Register at 432-2929.

July 26 from 10-1  Moon View in Minonk – Last Chance!  If you haven’t made it in to see the lunar samples yet, come on in!  Videos, lots to learn, and glimpses of the moon and meteors up close!  Bring a sack lunch if you like!

July 30 from 3-4  Sitting Tai Chi.  A great way to stretch and relax, improving flexibility!

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Filger Library May Programs 2018

May 2 Wed. 10 am  Preschool Storyhour.  Stories, craft, and snack.  Call 432-2929.

May 3  Thurs.  1 pm Weightloss Group

May 3  Thurs. 6 pm Ladies Night Out.   Enjoy library pampering and spa treatment!  Massage, essential oils, tech detox, fun ways to relax.  Free – sign up with a friend today!       432-2929.     Limit: 20.

May 5   Sat. 10 am- 12 noon.   May Cardmaking.  You will love the cards you make!    Cost: $5 for materials.  Register at 432-2929.

May 7  Mon. 1:30-3:30 pmAdult Coloring.

May 9 Wed. 9 am  Babytalk.   For ages 0-3.  Join the fun!

May 10 Thurs. 1 pm      Weightloss Group.

                  3 pm     Movie Chat.

                  6 pm     Do Good by Eating Well. Meet Terra Brockman of the Henry Brockman Farm to learn about organic farms and CSA’s.  Copies of her book available. Register at 432-2929.

May 14 Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm. Adult Coloring.

May 15 Tues. 3 pm Book Club – call 432-2929 to join. Discussing Falling to Earth  by      Kate Southwood.  

May 16 Wed. 10 am Storyhour for Preschoolers.  Stories, craft, and snack.  Call 432-2929.

May 17  Thurs. 1 pm     Weightloss Group.

                  6 pm How to Be an Everyday Contemplative.  Meet the Author Judith           Valente of WGLT. Her book: How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict teaches           about happiness, meaning, and community.  Register at 432-2929.

May 21  Thurs. 1 pm      Weightloss Group.

May 23  Wed.   3 pm    Healing Exercise: Sitting Tai Chi.  Try something new!

May 24  Thurs. 1 pm     Weightloss Group.

May 25  Fri.  12 noon    Check out your books and DVDs by noon!

May 26 – 28 Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

May 31   Thurs. 1 pm       Weightloss Group.

May 15-June 4.  Register for Reading Takes You Everywhere!  Summer Reading starts June 4.  Register at Filger now!  Programs and prizes for Preschool through 8th grade.  Adult Summer Reading fun and challenges for everyone else too!

Computer Saturdays at Filger!  Need some help with basic computer skills?  Make an appointment for a personal session!   Basics of mouse, keyboard, computer, internet, email, Excel, or Word!  Or let us know what you’d like to learn!  Call 432-2929!     

  • We’re on Facebook! Search Filger Public Library.
  • Ask about the free Axis 360 app, to check out books on e-reader or iPad.
  • Also, ask how to renew your books by text!

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April Filger Library Events

April 2          Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm   Adult Coloring. Coffee optional!

April 5          Thurs. 1 pm      Weight loss Group.

April 7          Sat. 10:30 am     Getting Your House Ready to Sell. Presented by Home Stager Joan Glowacki and Realtor Deb Houch.  Know what to do for a successful sale! Sign up at 432-2929.

April 9          Mon. 9:30 am -1:30 pm AARP Driver Safety Course. Taught by Ken Sloan-Couch.  $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers.  Bring driver’s license and membership card if applicable.  Sign up at 432-2929.

Mon.  1:30-3:30  Adult Coloring.  Come in for creativity and enjoyable        conversation!

April 10       Tues.  9:30 am -1:30 pm  AARP Driver Safety Course.  Second day of            course.  Details above.

April 11       Wed.  9 am  Babytalk.  Ages 0-3. Fun with friends!

                       Wed. 10 am  Preschool Spring and Bunnies Storyhour.  Stories, craft, and snack!  Call 432-2929.

April 12         Thurs.    3 pm   Movie Chat  Learn about some great movies!

   Thurs. 1 pm   Weight loss Group.  Come for accountability!

April 14       Sat.   10:30 am       Smart Money: Think Before You Buy a Home.              Presented by Craig Meyer of Meyer-Jochums.  Make your housing investment go the farthest it can!

April 16        Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm Adult Coloring.

April 17        Tues. 3 pm   Book Club – Call 432-2929 to join. Discussing The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.  Please join us!

April 19       Thurs. 3 pm  Scarf-Tying Workshop.  Bring a scarf and learn some new techniques.  Register at 432-2929.

                      Thurs. 1 pm  Weight loss Group

April 23       Mon.   1:30-3:30 pm.      Adult Coloring.

April 25       Wed. 9 am      Baby Talk.  For ages 0-3.  Fun for the littlest ones! Register at 432-2929.

                      Wed. 10 am Preschool Frogs Storyhour.  Stories, craft, and snack. Call 432-2929.

April 26       Thurs.  1 pm Weight Loss Group.  Reinforce your resolution!

April 30       Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm Adult Coloring.

Coming in May: Sign up for Summer Reading 2017, June 4-June 29.  The photobook from Summer Reading 2017 will soon be in – come in to find yourself in a book!    

Technology Saturdays at Filger!  Need some help with basic computer skills?  Would Smartphone training be helpful?  Make an appointment for a personal session!   Basics and more, personalized to you!  Call 432-2929!


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February Filger Library Events

Know some special Illinois destinations?  Help celebrate the Bicentennial with our special display of Best Places in Illinois!

Date with a Book!  Check out a wrapped book from our display, and try something different.  Blind dates can be fun – try reading the book and let us know what you think!  Also enjoy the Vintage Valentines on display!


 Feb.1  Thurs. 4 pm  Weight loss Group. Meeting Thursdays throughout February.             Come find out how to get to a healthy weight!  Register at 432-2929.

Feb.3  Sat. 9-12 noon  Take Your Child to the Library Day!  Free stuffed animal      for each child who comes in with an adult.  Library Card sign-up, wordfinds, coloring pages, bookmarks, and stickers!  Plus finger painting at 9:30 and 10:15. Sign up at 432-2929.

Feb.5  Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm   Adult Coloring.  Come in for a relaxing time!

Feb.6  Tues. 3:30 pm Kids with Heart Cardmaking.  Celebrate Valentine’s by making      fun and easy cards for soldiers and the nursing home! Plus make one to take!                      Register at 432-2929.

Feb.8  Thurs. 3 pm   Movie Chat.  Discuss your picks for best of the past year!

Feb.8   Thurs.  4 pm  Weightloss Group.  Check in for progress!

Feb.8  Thurs. 5:30 pm  Wool Gathering.  All knitters welcome!

Feb.8  Thurs. 5:30 pm  Thailand Adventure.  Join Debra Blunier for a look at             beautiful Thailand, from her recent visit.  Sign up at 432-2929.

Feb.10  Sat. 10-12 noon  Valentine and Spring Card making Workshop.  Join Karen        Podzamsky to make lovely cards.  Materials fee $5.

Feb.12  Mon. 1:30-3:30  Zentangles for Adults,  with Barb Bauman.  Come to color, and to learn a new skill for relaxation!

Feb.13  Tues. 3:30  Zentangles for Kids.  Led by Barb Bauman.  A fun way to doodle and create art!

Feb.14  Wed. 9 am  Babytalk.  For the littlest library users!  Ages 0-3.

Feb.15  Thurs. 4 pm  Weight loss Group.  Come in and get support for successful dieting!

Feb.15   Thurs. 5:30  Wool Gathering.  Get that knitting project on its way!

Feb.15  Thurs. 5;30-7  Learn about Organ Donation.  Rescheduled from January. So easy     and so needed.  Q and A Session, presented by Karen Kohnke of Sec. Jesse White’s staff.

Feb.19  Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm  Adult Coloring. Come in for a relaxing time!

Feb.20  Tues. 3 pm    Book Club – Discussing A House Without Windows  by Nadia   Hashimi.  Call   432-2929 to join.

Feb.21  Wed. 10 am  Old MacDonald Storyhour for Preschoolers.  It’s all about farming, tractors, and animals!  Stories, craft, and snack.  432-2929.

Feb.26  Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm Adult Coloring. Come in for a break in the wintertime!

Feb.28  Wed. 9 am  Babytalk.  For ages 0-3.  Special fun for your littlest one!                       Filger Library, 261 E. 5th St., Minonk, IL 61760  Phone: 309-432-2929


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“Get Ready” for Tax Season

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With tax season coming this year, you can be fully prepared to fill out taxes and send them in with this helpful resource. gives you the answers that you have been asking. From When taxes are due and how to send them in. Click on the picture above to go to the IRS website today to get ready and be prepared for taxes!

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