Calendar and Upcoming Events

The list of events is below the calendar.

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

February Events

Blind Date with a Book

Throughout February

We’ve wrapped up some 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 what you thought of it.

Make Your Own Valentine

Saturday, February 8, 12:00-2:00 PM

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

Anti-Valentine’s Day Teen Party

Thursday, February 13, 3:30-5:30 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.

Leap Day Kids’ Activities

Saturday, February 29, 12:00-2:00 PM

Come join us in celebrating the extra calendar day with origami frogs, a frog jump contest, frog toss game, pond punch, and snacks. It’s sure to be a fun time for all!

Tai Chi – *new program*

Friday, February 14, 10:30-11:30 AM

Beginning in February, we will offer free Tai Chi classes on the 2nd Friday of each month. This is a low-impact exercise program for those aiming to improve muscle strength, balance, and flexibility. Exercises can be adapted for every level of ability. Classes will be led by Sandy Marini of IVCH.

Teen Tech

Wednesdays in February, 3:30-6:00 PM

Teen Tech this month has been moved to Wednesdays, and we will be continuing our lessons with the digital camera and new photo & video editing software. During our Feb. 5th session, we will have a demonstration of virtual reality by Revelation VR of Peru. This was rescheduled from the original date of Jan. 23rd. This program is designed for children and teens of middle school age and up.

Closed Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 17

Regular Events


Wednesday, February 5, 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, February 20, 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, February 24, 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

Fern Schumer Chapman Program

Thursday, March 12, 5:30 PM

Award-winning author and journalist, Fern Schumer Chapman, will share the moving story of her journey with her mother to find their past, as well as the horrific tragedy of the Holocaust that haunts it.

Puzzle Swap

Saturday, March 21

Drop off those jigsaw puzzles you’ve put together one too many times, and swap them out for some fresh ones that are new to you!

National Crayon Day Activities

Tuesday, March 31

Celebrate your favorite crafty coloring utensil by joining us for some fun activities. More information coming soon!

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Oglesby Public Library is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve

If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the library will be closed to observe the holiday on the following Monday, except if Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve fall on a Sunday, when the library will be closed the previous Saturday.






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