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Comfort Food Makeovers 1/23/2020

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 5:30-6:30 PM Join University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman, as she demonstrates some simple swaps of ingredients


The Oglesby Public Library is proud to have been serving the people of Oglesby since 1920, as a Library District since 1989.

We open six days a week at 10am, but are closed on Sundays and holidays. The following items can be checked out from our library: Books, DVDs, magazines, audio books, CDs, and ebooks.

Is there something you would like to order that we don’t have? Call us or stop in so we can order it for you from another library!

We have six public computers with Internet access that are available in hour long sessions, up to two sessions per day.

We also provide copy and fax services for a small fee.

Please check out our F.A.Q. for more information!

Special Events List

Interested in an upcoming event? Visit, email, or call the library to sign up! 815-883-3619

January Events

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, by 5:00 PM

Drop off your cuddly companions for a night of fun at the library! Then follow their adventures on our Facebook page to see what they get up to! Drop off stuffed animals on Friday by 5:00 PM, and pick up on Saturday. Please be sure not to leave a toy with us that your child cannot sleep without!

BONUS: A giant sloth stuffed animal will be joining us for the sleepover! We are holding a naming contest for this cuddly creature, and the winning name will receive a prize!

Comfort Food Makeovers

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 5:30-6:30 PM

Join University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman, as she demonstrates some simple swaps of ingredients to enjoy comfort foods while making a change to healthier cooking. Take home a recipe book with new ideas for meals, and taste a recipe made during the class. Feel confident making small changes! Please register by Jan. 20 by calling University of Illinois Extension at (815) 224-0889 or online at There is no cost for this event, but space is limited, so don't wait to register!

Teen Tech

Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 21, & 28, 2020, 3:30-6:00 PM and Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 3:30-5:30 PM

We are back in session with Teen Tech this month, and we will be introducing our new Nikon digital camera. Participants will also have a chance to practice using our Cricut Maker, 3D pens, and 3D printer, all purchased through the Project Next Generation grant. This program is designed for children and teens of middle school age and up.

***Our Jan. 23rd Teen Tech session was originally scheduled to have a demonstration of virtual reality by Revelation VR of Peru. We will still have Teen Tech that day, but the virtual reality presentation has been rescheduled for Feb. 5th at 3:30 PM.***

Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 20, 2020


Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, 1:00 PM

Harry Potter Movie Marathon, continued from December

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, 1:00 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, 1:00 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, 11:00 AM

Regular Events


Wednesday, January 8, 5:30 PM

Oglesby’s Citizens and Businesses of Oglesby typically meets at the library on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM.

Blood Pressure & Glucose Screening

Thursday, January 16, 10:30-11:30 AM

Monthly blood pressure and glucose screening provided by nurses from St. Margaret's Hospital on the third Thursday of each month, 10:30-11:30 AM

Board Meeting

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, 6:30 PM

Regularly scheduled board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month, unless posted otherwise, beginning at 6:30 PM. Meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Blind Date with a Book

Month of February

We'll be wrapping books by lesser known authors that we think you'll love! After finishing a book, readers will have an opportunity to "rate your date" and tell us whether they enjoyed it.

Make Your Own Valentine

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Drop in for this fun crafting session for all ages, and make your own Valentines this year! Bring along your own creativity, and we'll provide the supplies!

Anti-Valentine's Day Teen Party

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 3:30 PM

Do you hate hearts and flowers? Do you think Cupid is stupid? If you don't fall for this overrated Hallmark holiday, this shindig is for you! Activities will include making rude conversation hearts, black duct tape roses, and compiling the ultimate breakup playlist.

Events Calendar