A World Gone Mad 4/18/2017

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 1:00-3:00 PM, historian Jim Gibbons will take you through two of the most catastrophic wars in our nation’s history. In his presentation: “A World Gone Mad: World War I and World War II,” Jim highlights significant events that thrust the United States into two unwanted wars. These events include the Assassination of the Arch Duke Ferdinand, the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania, Hitler’s ambition to achieve power, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb and much, much, more!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oglesby Library.









If you are interested in more resources about Illinois and the Great War, some are found on Illinois World War I Centennial Committee’s page:

Book Club meets 5/8/2017

Book Club at the Oglesby Library meets on the second Monday of each month.

Our next meeting is Monday, May 8, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM. Interested? Read The Tea-Olive Bird-Watching Society by Augusta Trobaugh and come ready to talk about it.

We’ll have tea and macaroons this month.


We met Monday, April 10, 2017, to discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George; we had cheese and crackers.


Upcoming titles list:

June: Suspect by Robert Crais

July: No meeting

August: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

September: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

October: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

November: a classic TBD

December: a holiday book of your choice