LEGO Club @ Reddick Library
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Reddick Library

Do you love to build with LEGOs? Join us as we choose a theme, and you construct your creation accordingly. After the program, all LEGO creations will be displayed in the Children’s Department. This Reddick Library event is for all ages.

Smartphone Basics (Session 1) @ Reddick Library
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Smartphone Basics (Session 1) @ Reddick Library

Discover tips on smartphone usage covering basic setup, picture messaging, capturing great photos with your camera, downloading apps, and exciting tips and tricks. The session will end with a Q&A featuring experts from Cricket Wireless. Please register for one of the two sessions.

26th Annual Cruise Night @ Downtown Ottawa
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come to Ottawa and check out the antique and custom cars during the city’s 26th Annual Cruise Night! Over 100 different models of cars will cruise the streets! It’s every car buff’s dream! LaSalle Street will be closed down for this event. Hosted by The LaSalle County Cruisers and the City of Ottawa. $10 registraion dash plaques to first 300 entries. Expanded 50/50 drawing. Need not be present. Advance purchase available. For more info contact: Craig 815-351-7411 or Mike 815-228-4083. Sponsored by Ottawa Special Events Group.




Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market @ Washington Square Park
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market @ Washington Square Park | Ottawa | Illinois | United States

Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL it FRESH, your sure to find something FANTASTIC!!! Open Saturdays: June  – October  from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.



parkrun @ Heritage Harbor
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am
parkrun @ Heritage Harbor | Ottawa | Illinois | United States

parkrun (spelled with a small p) is the world’s largest organized running activity, in which more than 1 million people participated last month alone. The weekly, free 5K run/jog/walk came to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th, 2017.  In the U.S., parkrun is spreading to the midwest, with arriving in Ottawa after opening earlier this year in the communities of Mansfield, Ohio and Eagan, Minnesota.


parkrun is uniquely inclusive – a free, weekly, volunteer-led event welcoming walkers, joggers, dogs on leashes, families with strollers and people with special needs.   In Ottawa at Heritage Harbor it is being created by local resident volunteers led Pierre Alexander and Tammy Barry.


Every Saturday in 15 countries around the world (and nine locations in the U.S.), 200,000 people or more gather in their local parks, typically at 9 am, rain or shine, for a 5 kilometer parkrun. Participants receive an email with their time results an hour or two afterwards.


The first parkrun was started in a London park by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE, an IT expert and amateur runner, who has received an Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurship and was granted a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth honoring his parkrun achievements.  For Sinton-Hewitt, parkrun is as much about building communities as running. 


As of 2017, 3.5 million people have signed up for parkrun, with more than 10,000 new participants weekly. In the US, parkruns began in 2012 in Livonia, Michigan. By the end of June, there will be 12 parkruns in the U.S., including Heritage Harbor.  


The American Cancer Society is partnering with parkrun US to promote healthy lifestyles. According to the Society, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk include being physically active on a regular basis and getting to and staying at a healthy weight throughout life.  Physical activity is an important component of weight control.  Running has been associated with numerous health benefits, notably, the potential to extend life by seven years.  By removing obstacles that keep people from physical activity and contact with parks, parkrun is helping them live healthier, happier lives.  Therefore, the American Cancer Society has endorsed parkrun to help increase the number of participants and events across the US.

Illinois Wild Animals @ Reddick Library
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Illinois Wild Animals @ Reddick Library

For grades K-6, we’ll learn about the wild mammals in our region through storytelling, crafts, games, and interactive materials.

The Loop Group @ Reddick Public Library
Jun 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Loop Group @ Reddick Public Library

Learn to knit or crochet in a friendly environment with knowledgeable people.

Summer Resident Camp 2024 – Camp Tuckabatchee @ Camp Tuckabatchee, Inc
Jun 16 – Jun 22 all-day
Summer Resident Camp 2024 - Camp Tuckabatchee @ Camp Tuckabatchee, Inc

Summer Resident Camp 2024 – Camp Tuckabatchee

June 16-22; June 23-29; June 30-July 3; July 7-13; July 14-20; July 21-27

Day Camp Monday-Friday beginning June 17th.

Reddick Libary Monthly Kit: Picnic Summer Kit @ Reddick Public Library
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am
Reddick Libary Monthly Kit: Picnic Summer Kit @ Reddick Public Library

Available week of June 17th

Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month by picking up a picnic summer kit complete with recipes and a decorative mini picnic basket.
*Kits will be available as supplies last and are limited to one per patron.*

Story Time @ The Woodlands @ Nell's Woodland
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Story Time @ The Woodlands @ Nell's Woodland

Join the Reddick Library at Nell’s Woodland for a nature
themed story time. Enjoy stories,
music, and crafts followed by a short
hike through the park. Please register
in person at Reddick Library or call
(815) 434-0509. This event is for
children of all ages.


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