Upcoming Spring Elections

The Library Board of Trustees has 4 seats up for election this spring. Two seats are full terms of 6 years; two are partial terms of 2 years.

The Library Board is the elected group of individuals that governs the library. Meetings are typically on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 PM in the library.

Interested people living in the Oglesby Public Library District are invited to stop by the library to pick up a petition packet. Candidates must be qualified voters living in the Oglesby Public Library District and must obtain at least 12 signatures on their petitions.

Packets are due back to the library between December 12 at 10:00 AM and December 19 at 5:00 PM

Stop by the library desk to ask questions or pick up a packet!

The History of Polka Music 9/15/2016

PintsizepolkasThursday, September 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM we held a musical look at the history of polka for adults and families with children.

Mike Schneider of Pint Size Polkas, aka “Uncle Mike,” covered the history of the accordion and polka music and introduced us to the three main polka styles during this anything-but-boring presentation.

We learned and practiced the steps to the “Chicken Dance,” took part in an interactive video quiz on the German, Polish, and Slovenian styles of polka music, danced the polka together, and enjoyed the sounds of famous polka songs. At the end Mike played polkas by request.

There was an enthusiastic crowd and I think we all had fun!

This is the second of Three Third Thursdays with a Musical Theme at the library this fall. This program is supported by a grant from OmniArts and funds from the Friends of the Oglesby Library.

OmniArts logo