Microsoft Excel Fundamentals


Monday, October 17th, 5:00PM

Learn the basics to get started using Microsoft Excel.  This class will include a hands-on overview of the Excel workspace and creation of a basic inventory spreadsheet where you will apply formatting and complete calculations using formulas and functions.  Please bring your laptop if you have one.

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Ocean Odyssey


Saturday, August 13th, 10:00am

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The Mississippi River Museum will be visiting Bertolet Memorial Library!  Their traveling touch tank brings live ocean animals to you!  Breakdown some of the common misconceptions about sharks and sting rays.  The Mississippi River Museum will highlight adaptations these critters have to survive, their importance to the ecosystem and discover how you can help with conservation efforts.  Participants will have the opportunity to get their hands wet and touch one of these amazing animals.

Water Is Water


Thursday, July 21st, 10:00am

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Join Miss Melinda from Ag In The Classroom as she takes us through Miranda Paul’s book, “Water Is Water.” Participants will travel the water cycle. They will conduct a science experiment, make a water cycle bracelet, and create their own water cycle in a bag. Participants will discover the importance of water to agriculture. And, of course, we will have a yummy snack demonstrating the water cycle.

Movie Matinee


Monday July 25th at 4:00PM

Mei Lee is a 13-year-old girl who is torn between being her mother’s obedient daughter and the chaos of her youth. As if that were not enough, when she gets too excited, she turns into a big red panda. Don’t miss it or you’ll Turn Red with envy!

Pics on My Phone, Now What?


Monday, June 20th 5pm

Got great pictures on your phone, tablet, or digital camera? Now what? Learn how to transfer those images to your computer or laptop, edit them, and share them on social media or through email.

Registration required for this free program: 815-738-2742

This program is presented by Jeremy Monigold from Highland Community College Lifelong Learning

Oceans of Possibilities


Thursdays June 16-July 14

10:00-10:45: Pre-K thru 5th graders are invited to join miss Jana for stories, crafts, and games as we learn about everything that goes on under the sea!

10:45-11:30: 1st-5th graders are invited to stay for a project geared to your ages. Miss Jana will have a more in-depth, hands-on project Just for you!

Oceans of Possibilities Kick-Off ~ Thursday, June 9th at 10:00AM


Summer Reading Program Pre-K thru 5th Grade

Bring your dancing shoes and best air guitar moves.. it’s time to go ROCKIN’ and READING with LEONARDO. He is a Parents’ Choice Award winning family musician from Chicago strumming into town with a humorous high energy musical program that inspires little rockers to become big readers! This highly interactive performance has plenty of sing-a-longs and dance moves to inspire imagination, creativity and a love of reading in audiences of all ages and abilities.

Closed ~ May 30th and June 4th


Bertolet Memorial Library will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.

Bertolet Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, June 4, 2022 during Leaf River Daze. Enjoy the festivities and watch for us in the parade!