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Program Registration


Several of our virtual and in person programs require registration. To register, simply click the links below.

Youth Programming

game guild

4 PM – 2nd and 4th Fridays starting in September

For ages 11 – 18. Do you like playing video games? Have you ever thought of making one? Join our video game development club to learn everything you need to make your own video games1 Twice a month, meet through Zom to walk through game creation step by step, then work on your own! Space is limited.

Unicorns and Narwhals Extravaganza!

11 AM – Saturday, September 25

Party Time! Come listen to some great books about unicorns and narwhals, learn how they are different, play games, make your own unicorn or narwhal horn, and receive a fun goody bag! This event will take place outdoors, on the library lawn. Space is limited.

International observe the moon night!

Saturday, October 16

Register for your Moon Observer Family Kit full of crafts and creative activities.  Pick it up at the library starting Monday, October 11 for a fun Moon week.  Then, head outside to join Moon enthusiasts around the world in this annual NASA event! 

Magical stories and potions

Saturday, November 20th

Unicorns…fairies…Narnia…Hogwarts…there’s just something special about magical stories! Hop online to join us for an overview of some of the best kids’ fantasy picture books, chapter books, and middle grade fiction, and register for a time slot to make a magical potion in a glass bottle at the library!

Adult Programming

Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy book club

3:30 PM – Every first Wednesday, Sept 1, Oct 1, Nov 3

Join this monthly book club about all things science fiction and fantasy.  Choose what you want to read from these different genres and log in to the Zoom link for lively discussion!

BYOB – Bring Your Own Book Club

6PM – Every first Thursday, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4

Join your fellow bibliophiles for a lively monthly book chat. Read whatever you like and join us on Zoom for discussion.  Zoom link provided upon registration.

ESL Conversation Book Club

3:30 PM – Every third Wednesday, Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17

Come join us on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for our new ESL Book Club and practice reading and speaking in English while talking with others about booksRegister online to receive your zoom link. 

Ven y únete a nosotros el miércoles 15 de septiembre de 2021, de 3:30 a 4:30 p.m. para nuestro nuevo club de lectura de ESL y practique la lectura y el habla en inglés mientras habla con otros sobre librosRegístrese en línea para recibir su enlace de zoom. 

ESL-Intermediate English

3:30 pm, Thursdays beginning September 2 

Come join us for our new Intermediate ESL class on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and practice your English skills and learn new ones. Register online to receive your zoom link. 

Únase a nosotros para nuestra nueva clase de ESL intermedio los jueves de 3: 30-4: 30 p.m. y practique sus habilidades en inglés y aprenda otras nuevasRegístrese en línea para recibir su enlace de zoom. 

ESL-Introduction to English

3:30 pm, Tuesdays beginning September 7 

Join us for our new Introduction to ESL class to begin learning to read, write and speak English in the library on Tuesdays from 3: 30-4: 30 p.m. Sign up online to receive your zoom link.

Únase a nosotros para nuestra nueva clase de Introducción an ESL para comenzar a aprender a leer, escribir y hablar en inglés en la biblioteca en Martes de 3: 30-4: 30 p.m. Regístrese en línea para recibir su enlace de zoom. 

La Voz Latina

5:30 pm, Wednesday, September 8 

Come join us on Wednesday, September 8 from 5:30-6:30 in this informational session La Voz Latina and how they help the Hispanic community in our area. Register online to receive your zoom link. 

Únase a nosotros el miércoles 8 de septiembre de 5: 30-6: 30 en esta sesión informativa La Voz Latina y cómo ayudan a la comunidad hispana en nuestra áreaRegístrese en línea para recibir su enlace de zoom 

An Evening with Dean Jobb

6 pm, Thursday Sept 16

Join Ida Public Library and the Boone County Museum of History for a fascinating virtual interview Dean Jobb, author of The case of The Murderous Dr. Cream.  Registration required. Zoom link provided to the registrant’s email address.

National Clean Up Day Registration

10 am, Saturday, September 18

Join Ida Public Library as we pick up trash, clean up the environment around the library, and make the outdoors a more enjoyable experience for everyone.  Gloves and trash bags will be provided.  Sign up here choose your clean up area. 

Virtual Spelling Bee

5:30-6:30 – Wednesday, Sept 22

Do you like to spell?  Join Ida for this virtual night of fun and spelling!  This will be a fun night for all ages.  Show off your skills and win small prizes.  Zoom link provided upon registration.

Boone County CASA

5:30 pm, Monday, October 4 

Join Ida in a presentation form the Boone County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Organization.  Learn ways we can help children in need in the Belvidere area and the services offered by Boone County CASA.  Registration required.  Zoom link provide upon registration. 

NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness

5:30 pm, Monday, November 1 

Join Ida Public library and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness for this Zoom presentation on The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Our Body, Mind and Behavior and How We can Heal.  This important and much needed informational session discusses how we can learn to cope with the stress we are all dealing with and how we can find ways to cope and heal.  Zoom link provided upon registration.

Day of the Dead

3:30 pm, Tuesday, November 2 

Have you ever wondered how other cultures celebrate their holidays?  Please join us for our Day of the Dead celebration via Zoom.   We will have an informational session, crafts and activities to learn more about this celebration. Registration required.  Zoom link provided at registration.