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LaSalle Public Library briefs

Puppetry show planned

LASALLE — The LaSalle Public Library will host Mike O’Brien from Clothespin Puppets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. He will present “The U.S. of Puppetry Show.”

This unique, informative program for adults is a great combination of art and history that traces the roots of American puppetry from its beginning in the American colonies, all the way to contemporary television puppetry.

Unlike most countries, the United States doesn’t have a long tradition of puppetry; however, America does have an undying love for the art form, and has embraced all forms of puppetry — from shadow puppets to marionettes ... the very small to the very large. Find out more about an art form you’ve loved since childhood.

This program is free, open to the public, and is made possible through funding by the Alwin C. Carus Trust. The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette in LaSalle and is ADA compliant and welcoming. For more information, call the library at 815-223-2341.

Local authors will present program

LASALLE — The LaSalle Public Library will host local authors Debra Borys of LaSalle and Marydale Stewart of Spring Valley at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12. At this informal program, the authors will share excerpts from their newly published novels, “Cry Baby Cry” and “Leaves of the Linden Tree,” answer questions, and talk about their books and about writing.

Borys is the author of “Street Stories Suspense” series, which is based on her own experiences as a volunteer among homeless youth in Chicago. “Cry Baby Cry” is the fourth in the series. Stewart is the author of “The Wanderers.” She has published three poetry collections. “Leaves of the Linden Tree” is the sequel to “The Wanderers.”

This program is free and open to the public. Copies of the authors’ published works will be available for purchase at the program. The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette in LaSalle, and is ADA compliant. For more information, call the Library at 815-223-2341.

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