Organize Your Paper Without Resorting to Arson 2/28/2019

Are you having trouble remembering the color of your countertop? Has a cluttered desk cost you money in late fees and problems with others? Will you have your papers together for taxes this year? On Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 PM Professional Organizer Kate Varness will present “Organize Your Paper Without Resorting to Arson,” showing you how to:

Tackle paper clutter when it comes in the door
Decide if your papers are alive, dead, or sleeping
Find alternatives to filing if you are a piler
Create a system easy enough to maintain; and
Know what papers you can discard

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Town Hall Meeting 11/16/2018

Join the Oglesby Public Library Board of Trustees for a town hall meeting after hours at Oglesby Library on Friday, November 16, 2018, starting at 6:30 PM as we discuss the results of our October community survey, talk about the direction for the library’s future, and invite community comments. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to everyone who came, and to the 264 people who filled out surveys! Here is a pdf of the document with the graphs of the results that was handed out at the meeting: Survey results 2018.

Food for Fines Nov. 5-17, 2018

Along with other area libraries, the Oglesby Library is participating in the 9th annual Food for Fines program. During these two weeks only, the library will accept canned or boxed non-perishable food donations towards payment of library fines.

Each donated food item pays $1.00 in library fines, up to 25 items per patron. Donated food is only accepted for overdue fines, not for lost or damaged books, card replacement, prints or faxes, or nonresident fees.

Don’t have any overdue fines? Feel free to bring donations anyway. We will take all donations to area food pantries.

As in past years, the collected donations go to area food pantries, helping restock shelves in November and December.

Suggested food items include canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereals, pasta mixes, and canned meats. Items must be in their original, unopened packaging. Homemade or perishable items, damaged packages, outdated food, or glass containers are not accepted.

 

The Ghost Army of WWII 10/16/2018

Interested in the exploits of 1,100 daring GIs who served in a bold, fascinating, secret World War II unit? The 23rd HQ Special Troops, also known as The Ghost Army, was an unsung top-secret deception unit that used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and illusion to fool Hitler’s legions on the battlefields of Europe. Many of the soldiers were artists, recruited to handle visual trickery. In stolen moments, they painted and sketched all they saw. 

The Ghost Army of WWII presentation on Tues, October 16, 2018, from 5:30 to 6:45 PM will bring their exploits to life with video clips of veterans, WWII footage, photos, maps, and more.

There will be a Q&A session included. Presenter Rick Beyer co-authored the New York Times bestseller The Ghost Army of WWII and produced the PBS documentary The Ghost Army. His books and DVDs will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oglesby Library.

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