December 1, 2022 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

Around town for Jan. 21-26

Every week we will post a round-up of events for the following week. We call it Around Town.


If you want your event included please email us at stjosephrecord@gmail.com

Jan. 21-26
Used book sale
St. Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library has announced its Winter Used Book Sale. The book sale began Wednesday, Jan. 2 and will end Thursday, Jan. 31. The library is not charging specific prices, all items are for sale by cash donation. There is adult fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, adventure, biographies, crafts and cookbooks as well as children’s fiction, non-fiction and picture books. There may also be DVDs, videos, music cds, audiobooks and large print books. The sale will run during normal library hours, which are: Mondays and Wednesdays 1 p.m to 8 p.m; Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m; Fridays 9 a.m to 7 p.m; Saturdays 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Please call to set up a time to bring in donations for the book sale. No donations will be accepted after Jan 15. For more information please call 217-469-2159.

Jan. 21
Story Time for Children
6:30 p.m.St. Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

The library will hold a free drop-in story time open to all children! Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with children under the age of 3. Please call us at the library if you have any questions: 217-469-2159.

Jan. 22
Story Time for Children
10 a.m.
St. Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

The library will hold a free drop-in story time open to all children! Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with children under the age of 3. Please call us at the library if you have any questions: 217-469-2159.

St. Joseph Community Blood Drive
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Church of Christ

Jan. 23
Adult Coloring Time
6 p.m.
St. Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

The library is holding adult coloring time. The library provides the picture and the coloring supplies. For more information, please contact the library at 217-469-2159 or stjosephtownshiplibrary@gmail.com.

Jan. 24
Quilting Group
10 a.m.
St. Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

Bring your quilting project and join the quilting ladies at the library to work on your projects.

Jan. 25-26
IHSA Dance State Finals
Grossinger Motors Arena 101 S. Madison Street Bloomington, IL
All Day

The SJO Dance team will be competing for a state title.

Jan. 26
Klondike Derby
8 a.m to 4 p.m.
Camp Drake at 9994 Camp Drake Rd, Fairmount, IL 61841

Just like the arctic conditions of Alaska, Boy Scouts will travel via snow sleds with their survival gear attached for a series of cold-weather challenges.   The Klondike Derby competition is the ultimate winter sporting event including contests of strength, speed, and outdoor techniques.   Scout patrols will be tested on survival shelter making, lashing rescue gear, and fire building in freezing conditions.  The Klondike Derby is an amazing team-building experience for boys in grades 6 to 10.

Ogden Food Pantry
9-10 a.m.
Ogden United Methodist Church

SJCOC Men’s Conference
8 a.m. to noon
St. Joseph Church of Christ


SJO Cheerleading
IHSA sectional
9:48 a.m.
Mahomet-Seymour High School

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