Hearty Soups & Stews 2/16/2017

Hearty soups and stews

Susan Glassman returns to the Oglesby Library on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 5:30-6:30 PM with another great-tasting informational program. Program includes a slide presentation, free recipes, soup garnishes food demonstration, and recipe sample.

Soup is nutritious and generally inexpensive to prepare – many delicious soups start with last night’s dinner. Great soup starts with creating layers of flavor. It warms you up from the inside out on a cold winter night.

Enjoy learning about soup terms, stocks, and the many nutritious benefits of soup at the Oglesby Library!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oglesby Library.

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.

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LaSalle-Peru Township High School Board Coffee Talk


Members of the LaSalle-Peru Township High School Board and superintendent Steve Wrobleski will meet with community members in an informal coffee talk meeting at 6pm on Thursday, April 16th here at the library.

This is part of a series of public meetings the LP School Board offers to give community members the opportunity to learn more about what is happening at LPHS this year.

Future coffee talk meetings will be announced later.

This meeting is open to the public.