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

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.

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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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