Calendar and Upcoming Events

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Special Events
Regular Events

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

 

Special Events

Food for Fines

Monday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Have a fine? Want to help area food pantries? You can pay your fine by donating pre-packaged food (cans, boxes or bags, no glass, nothing expired) at the library. Food collected will be donated to area food pantries. Overdue fines will be waived at one dollar per item, up to $25 per person. Don’t have a fine? Want to help area food pantries? Bring food items to the library for donation to area food pantries. The annual Food for Fines runs November 6-18 at area libraries.

Introduction to Smartphones ***RESCHEDULED to NOVEMBER 20***

Monday, November 6, 10:15 – 12:15 PM Monday, November 20, 10:15 – 12:15 PM
Presented by Illinois Valley Cellular
Get to know a smartphone at the library. Learn about: Basic setup and overview; WiFi; Sending, receiving, and attaching emails; Button configuration; Picture messages; Voicemail; Apps; and Fun tips and tricks. The presentation will be followed by an hour of hands-on training. You do not need to own a smartphone to attend. This class is repeated. You may attend again.

Candid Conversations (TED Talks Discussion Group)

Thursday, November 9, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 PM and 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Come to the library to watch TED videos and discuss our thoughts, opinions, and ideas brought up from the talks. This month’s topics are mindfulness and body language This friendly discussion group provides a forum for respectful conversation. Same video/s scheduled both times in one day.

Family Reading Night at Lincoln

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 6 – 7:30 PM 
Look for the library table at this year’s Family Reading Night at Lincoln School. Local community heroes–including your librarian–will be in to read books to your kids with a grand theme of Superheroes. The book fair will also be going on at that time.

Book Club

Monday, November 13, 2017, 1 – 2 PM
This month’s book club book is any version of the classic The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. We’ll have a book-related snack while we discuss the classic novel set in France in the seventeenth century, a story filled with thrilling swordplay, royal intrigue, heroism, and treachery.

Games Unplugged

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017, 12 – 3 PM 
It’s cold outside, so it’s time to play inside! Stop by the library to play card, board, or table games – any game that doesn’t require a plug. Bring a favorite game to teach someone to play!

Book Club

Monday, December 9, 2017, 1 – 2 PM
This month’s book club book is any holiday book of your choice. We’ll have a holiday snack while we discuss our books – why we chose them, whether we would recommend them, and what we should read next.

State of Illinois Hiring Workshop

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 10 – 1 PM
The State of Illinois is seeking candidates to fill multiple positions in multiple agencies. Workshops provide an overview of employment opportunities, application criteria, and hiring procedures. The workshop will include information on: Introduction of the State of Illinois Employment Initiative; Summary and walkthrough of the application process; Tips for applying and interviewing; Completion and collection of application requirements; and Searching for appropriate position titles.

Drop in Cookie Decorating 

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30 PM 
Stop by the library during Oglesby’s WHObilation to decorate holiday cookies.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, 3-4:45 PM drop off
Saturday, January 6, 2018, pick up
Stuffed animals are invited to a sleepover at the library on the last Friday night of winter break. Kids, drop off your stuffed animal after 3:00 PM. Fill out information about your stuffed pet, and come back Saturday morning to get your pet and find out his or her adventures after hours in the library! Look for pictures of your stuffed animal’s adventures on the library’s Facebook page. Please do not bring the stuffed animal you MUST have to fall asleep.

Stuffed Animal Donation drop off

Saturday, January 6, 2018
The morning after the Stuffed Animal Sleepover we invite families to bring gently used stuffed animals to the library to be given to children who need some cheer.The morning after the Stuffed Animal Sleepover we invite families to bring gently used stuffed animals to the library to be given to children who need some cheer.

iPhone Camera 101

Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:15 – 12:15 PM
Presented by Illinois Valley Cellular
Get to know basics and some advanced tips on how to use your iPhone camera to create the best images. The presentation will be followed by time for questions and answers. Participants need to have an Apple smartphone (iPhone) or tablet (iPad as information will only apply to Apple devices. Please sign up to come to this class.
 
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Regular Events

Family Coloring Club

First Thursday, 5:30-7:30 PM
Hosted by Oglesby Public Library Staff
Bring your own coloring books and favorite colors, or use ours! Feel free to come and go; you don’t need to commit to the whole 2 hours!

Book Club

Second Monday, 1-2 PM
Hosted by Oglesby Public Library Staff
Come to the library for Book Club! Find out the title we’re reading in the library. Read the book in advance and come ready to talk about it. We’ll have conversations and a snack – feel free to bring suggestions for upcoming books (we select a few months in advance).

Lapsit in the Library (children to age 3, with caregiver)

Wednesdays school is in session 10-10:45 AM
1st & 3rd Wednesday, led by library staff
2nd & 4th led by Miss Kim, Oglesby Early Childhood
5th Wednesdays in a month, no Lapsit
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Start your child’s morning with song and story, a craft and a snack as your children develop knowledge and skills for learning.

The Oglesby Library promotes 1000 Books Before Kindergarten during library staff led lapsit times, to encourage families to read aloud to children while introducing children to a variety of books, which helps children increase their vocabulary and develop a lifelong love of books and reading. Reading logs are available and stickers as each log is completed. (Name and logo are used with permission from the 1000 Books Foundation.)

Basic Computer Help (Adults)

Typical schedule:
Second Monday or Tuesday, 1:00 or 2:00 PM
Second Thursday, 4:00 or 5:00 PM
Other dates/times by request

Taught by Oglesby Library Staff
Sign up for a half hour individual session to learn something about using a computer. Whether you’d like to know how to type documents on a computer, navigate the internet, or set up an email account, library staff will work with you for a half hour. Sign up in the library with your name and what you want to know!

Blood Pressure & Glucose Screening

Every third Thursday, 10:30-11:30 AM
Monthly blood pressure and glucose screening by nurses from St. Margaret’s hospital.

Games Unplugged (All ages)

The third Saturdays of November, January, and February, 12-3 PM
Hosted by Oglesby Public Library staff
Stop by the library this Saturday to play card, board, or table games – any game that doesn’t require a plug. Bring friends and family members! Bring a favorite game to teach someone to play! You do not need to sign up to attend.

Board Meeting

Monthly event, held on the fourth Monday unless posted otherwise, 6:30 – 7:30 PM or later as needed
Meetings are open to the public.
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The 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.