Ken Zurski : “The Wreck of the Columbia”
Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 PM
Location: Tremont Community Center
Ken Zurski presents “The Wreck of The Columbia,” and examination of the worst maritime accident in the history of the Illinois River, and a mostly forgotten tragedy today.
Through photos, descriptions and excerpts from his book, Zurski explains this compelling true story from the moment the captain sensed a problem, to the horror of the cries and screams in the night, to the courageous actions of the rescue and recovery workers, and ultimately to the pursuit by law enforcement officials to find truth and justice.

Summer Reading is here!

Readers of all ages (kids, teens, and adults) can win prizes through our Summer Reading Program.
Stop by the library for more information and to register.
Click here to download a June calendar of events.

Click here to download a July calendar of events.

 Summer Storytime (Tuesdays in June)

Kids ages 3-6 are invited to join Lizzi for S.T.E.M.-themed stories and activities. Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Choose 10:30am or 3pm in the Library Meeting Room.
No registration required, but space is limited to 15 children per session, first-come first-served.

Art in the Park(ing) Lot with Lizzi
Thursday, June 22nd, 10:30am-noon

Drop by the library’s parking lot to create a group masterpiece. Wear your painting clothes, things could get messy!

Simply Sweets Cupcake Building and Decorating

Classes will be held at Simply Sweets cupcakes at the Tremont Depot. Pre-registration required, $2.00 to hold your spot. Each class is limited to 10.
Tuesday, June 27th, 1PM: grades 2-4
Tuesday, June 27th, 3pm: grades 5-8
Wednesday, June 28th, 1PM: grades 2-4
Wednesday, June 28th, 3PM: grades 5-8

Book Character Costume Parade
Wednesday, July 5th 11am

Dress as your favorite book character and join us in a parade of reading!

Final Celebration at Tremont Pool
Sunday, July 9th, 6-8PM

Teen Programming: Adulting For Beginners

Teens, join us for a series of fun workshops on must-have life skills. Workshops will be held at Tremont Library unless otherwise noted.



Mo’ Money : Financial Essentials for Teens
Monday, June 26, 6-8PM

This is the third event in our “Adulting for Beginners” series for teens! A representative from Creekmur Wealth Advisors will talk about how to prepare for financial wellness in young adulthood. Bring your questions!

This workshop will be held in the Library meeting room. No registration required.

Eating Well on a Small Budget in a Small Space
Monday, July 10, 6-8PM

This is the fourth event in our “Adulting for Beginners” series for teens! Join us for this hands-on workshop and learn how to feed yourself well when money is tight and space is tighter.

This event is free, but registration is required. Call us at 925-5432 to reserve your spot.

Please note location: the workshop will be held at the Tremont Community Center on Sampson St, across from the Library.

“Inside the Gates, The Nazi Concentration Camp at Ebensee, Austria”
Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 PM
At the Tremont Community Center

Tremont author Richard Macdonald, DPM, will speak on his book, “Inside the Gates,” a true account of the role played by his father, Lt. Col. Hugh Macdonald, MD, in liberating the Nazi Concentration Camp at Ebensee, Austria.





hird Thursday Book Club

Everyone is welcome!
Stop by the front desk for your copy of this month’s book.

Meet us at Eli’s Coffee Shop
12:30PM each Third Thursday of the Month
Upcoming dates: July 20th, August 17th, September 21st




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Tremont District Library is excited to offer the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. The concept is simple. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1000 books (yes, books can be repeated!) before kindergarten. When your child reaches milestones (100 books, 200 books, etc), he or she gets a small reward. Your child’s name will also be put up on our Bookshelf display in the children’s area.
This is a great way to bond with your child and get them on their way to becoming lifelong readers!

Kick-off date for this program is Friday, February 12 at our regularly scheduled lapsit program.


images (3)Knitting Group

Fridays, 10 AM in TDL Community Room
All levels of knitters welcome!