Art of Design 9/21/2017

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On Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30 – 6:15 PM, artist Dan Laib is coming to Oglesby Library to do an entertaining and interactive kids presentation about art and design.

You’ll learn about the basic elements of design from stories, hand-painted puppets, magic, and live art demonstrations in a fun and entertaining way. At the conclusion of the show, you will step right into a popular fairy tale centered around design and be able to observe it firsthand.

This show is designed to be lots of fun and is sure to entertain, inform, and inspire you to greater creativity!

This program is supported by a grant from OmniArts.

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Book Sale 7/8/2017, 9-1


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, July 8, 2016, 9:00 – 1:00 PM

The Friends of the Oglesby Library are holding a book sale during Oglesby’s Summer Fun Fest at the library RAIN OR SHINE!

Want to donate books? Bring them to the library!

Want to help set up for the sale? Come to the library an hour before the sale!

Want to help clean up after the sale? Teardown time is from 1 – 2:30 PM, but with more hands, it should go faster!

Volunteers may set books aside for when the sale opens.

Our Summer Birds 5/18/17


On Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 6 – 7 PM, John McKee will present on common and uncommon birds found in LaSalle County only during the summer season. Using photos and recordings, he will explore some of their unique features and habits, what they look like, how they sound, and where they might be found.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oglesby Library.

A World Gone Mad 4/18/2017

World gone mad

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 1:00-3:00 PM, historian Jim Gibbons will take you through two of the most catastrophic wars in our nation’s history. In his presentation: “A World Gone Mad: World War I and World War II,” Jim highlights significant events that thrust the United States into two unwanted wars. These events include the Assassination of the Arch Duke Ferdinand, the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania, Hitler’s ambition to achieve power, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb and much, much, more!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oglesby Library.









If you are interested in more resources about Illinois and the Great War, some are found on Illinois World War I Centennial Committee’s page:

Book Club meets 5/8/2017


Book Club at the Oglesby Library meets on the second Monday of each month.

Our next meeting is Monday, May 8, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM. Interested? Read The Tea-Olive Bird-Watching Society by Augusta Trobaugh and come ready to talk about it.

We’ll have tea and macaroons this month.


We met Monday, April 10, 2017, to discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George; we had cheese and crackers.


Upcoming titles list:

June: Suspect by Robert Crais

July: No meeting

August: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

September: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

October: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

November: a classic TBD

December: a holiday book of your choice

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