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Events

  • SR Family Take Home Craft
    SR Family Take Home Craft
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, Jun 18
    Jun 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Use thick cotton rope and colorful yarn to make a rainbow that will brighten up any room. Instructions provided via MPLD patron's CreativeBug account. Please limit to 1 kit per household. Restricted to MPLD Summer Read participants. Kits will be made available beginning 6/18.
  • MCCD Wild and Wonderful Wolves
    MCCD Wild and Wonderful Wolves
    Thu, Jun 20
    Jun 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Are Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs really presenting an accurate story? Learn about the history of wolves and how people view these animals today.
  • Summer Read Check in #3
    Summer Read Check in #3
    Fri, Jun 21
    Jun 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Turn in your week #3 SR packet to enter for week 3 drawings, spin the treat wheel, and grab your week #4 SR packet. Can't make it Friday? Just bring your packet in any other day of week 3.
  • Woven Coaster Adult Craft
    Woven Coaster Adult Craft
    Tue, Jun 25
    Jun 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Bring in a couple roles of yarn you aren't going to use, you can bring yarn to share if you want! We will have different color options as well. This program is designed for our Summer Reading participants who are ages 12 and up. Participating students must be accompanied by an adult.
  • MCCD Endangered Illinois
    MCCD Endangered Illinois
    Wed, Jun 26
    Jun 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    What’s the difference between an endangered, threatened, and extirpated species, and how do animals get added to these lists? Learn about some of Illinois’ at-risk species and what you can do to help.
  • Summer Read Check in #4
    Summer Read Check in #4
    Thu, Jun 27
    Jun 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Turn in your week #4 SR packet to enter for week 4 drawings, receive a goody bag, and turn in your SR reading log before 2pm to be entered into our grand prize drawings. Can't make it Thursday? Bring your packet and log in anytime before 2pm on Thursday.
  • Summer Reading Party
    Summer Reading Party
    Thu, Jun 27
    Jun 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Let's celebrate! Congratulations on completing this year's Summer Read program! Water inflatables, snacks, and prize drawings.
  • June Book Club
    June Book Club
    Fri, Jun 28
    Jun 28, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Featured book will be "The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert. Copies available inside and via Libby.
  • FREEdom Festival Caricatures
    FREEdom Festival Caricatures
    Sat, Jun 29
    Jun 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Maroa City Hall, 120 S Locust St B, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Caricature artist, Dan Wilde, will be available for free caricatures outside city hall. Sponsored by Maroa Public Library.
  • Freedom Festival Bingo
    Freedom Festival Bingo
    Sat, Jun 29
    Jun 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Maroa City Hall, 120 S Locust St B, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Join us for 10 games of bingo for $10 inside the city hall gym. Winners will punch for prizes. Sponsored by Maroa Public Library.
  • Babysitter's Camp (Ages 11+) 4-Day Training
    Babysitter's Camp (Ages 11+) 4-Day Training
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 16
    Jul 16, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    Designed primarily for youth ages 11 and older, this online course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; etc.
  • Space with UofI Extension (2-day event)
    Space with UofI Extension (2-day event)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 23
    Jul 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Maroa Public Library, 305 Garfield St, Maroa, IL 61756, USA
    7/23 10am: We will discuss general space concepts such as the moon, seasons, eclipses, and constellations. Participants will build their own constellation view finder. 7/24 10am: We will focus on humans and space and learn terminology: world, solar system, galaxy, etc.

On-Going Events

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Storytime (Ages 0-5)

1st & 3rd  Thursdays of the Month at 10:00am

Stories, Craft, and Snack

Adult Exercise

Most Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 11am.

Seniors are always welcome to join.

You will be glad you did!

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Senior Brain Games

It's never too late to join us for a mentally stimulating time! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 11am

Adult Sewing

Every Tuesday Morning 9:00am.

Start a new project or bring an existing. Enjoy conversation, good lighting, and plenty of table space to spread your materials out.

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Adult Book Club

Last Friday of the month at 11:00am.

We will discuss this month's selection over yummy snacks with new and old friends.

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