Several of our virtual and in person programs require registration. To register, simply click the links below.
RVC Tech Bus / Blockly Coding
1:30 – 5:00 PM – Thursday, June 10
For Grades 1-6
Learn the basics of Blockly coding in a fun, hands-on tech bus workshop. Register for one half-hour session between 1:30 – 5:00 PM. As space is limited, parents can wait outside on the library picnic tables or they may sign up to be a volunteer during the session.
RVC Tech Bus / Ozobot Coding
1:30 – 5:00 PM – Thursday, July 22
For Grades 7-12
Learn how to control a cubic inch sized robot named Ozobot with colored lines and simple drag and drop coding. Receive a FREE Ozobot that’s yours to keep at the end of the session. Register for one half-hour session between 1:30 – 5:00 PM.
Make an Animalito
3 PM – Wednesday, June 23
Come color your world with a story about artist Frida Kahlo, Frida and her Animalitos. Then, paint small rocks with special markers to make your own animalito! This event will take place outdoors, on the library lawn. Space is limited.
Make a Mini Lightsaber
3 PM – Thursday, July 8
Celebrate Star Wars this summer! Come to the library lawn to make a mini lightsaber style flashlight using a popsicle stick, copper, battery and a binder clip.
BYOB – Bring Your Own Book Club
6PM – Thursday, June 3, July 1, August 5
Join your fellow bibliophiles for a lively monthly book chat. Read whatever you like and then visit the library on the first Thursday of the month for our discussion. BYOB meets outside or online via Zoom in the event of inclement weather. No internet access? Phone in to the Zoom discussion.
10:30 AM – Tuesday, June 15, July 20, August 17
Join Ida staff and members of Belvidere’s Crochet/Knitting Community group in these beginner’s sessions. Learn basic stitches to get you started on your colorful crochet journey. Materials will be provided. Classes held outside or online via Zoom in the event of inclement weather.
True Crime Chat
6 PM – Thursday, June 17, July 15, August 19
True crime junkie? Join Krissy once a month for a discussion of the latest true crime podcasts. We’ll talk everything from mysterious disappearances to crimes of passion. Discussion held outside or online via Zoom in the event of inclement weather.
Outdoor Art Series
Art experiences designed for teens 14+ and adults. Held outdoors on the library lawn on select Saturdays. Register for one or all!
GUIDED ART – JUNE 19: Meet us in the lot for a guided painting session. We will provide all the materials you need to create a masterpiece!
TIE DYE – JULY 17: Transport yourself back to the 60’s and 70’s with tie dye art! We’ll supply small items to tie dye like face masks or socks, but participants may bring one item from home to dye.
ACRYLIC POUR ART – AUG 21: Create abstract art with a fascinating, liquid painting technique! We’ll supply the everything you need to explore this popular painting technique.
Virtual Murder Mystery
July 19 – 31
Detective Hunter Kincaid has called upon you for help, as the murder of Benjamin Crum is garnering global attention and is trending on all platforms of social media. It is the 48-hour mark after the murder, and you will now step into the role of Dr. Casey Gold – a top criminal psychologist with the FBI. Time is ticking away, can you solve this crime before the murderer gets away? Play at your own pace and return your guess by July 31 for a chance to win a mystery board game.
*Access to a computer is required to watch the videos and download materials. Please let library staff know if you would like to play the game but do not have computer access.
**Due to the dark nature of the game, participants should be 18 and older.