Bad Art Night 5/23/2019

Bad Art Night flyer

We’ll provide the wacky art material, you make the bad art on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 6 to 7 PM.

Leave your good taste at home and give us your worst!

Let your creativity run free…

The “best bad art” will win a plaque decorated in everyone’s best bad art style.

For teens (grades 6 and up)

Marion Dane Bauer author visit 5/14/2019

Children’s author, Newbery honor winner, and Oglesby native Marion Dane Bauer is returning to Oglesby for a visit on May 14, 2019. Her Newbery Honor title On My Honor is based on a real event in her childhood: a drowning in the Vermillion River. Fifth-grade students will have the chance to meet her during their school day; everyone can meet her at Oglesby Library in the evening starting at 6:00 PM. Come listen as she walks down memory lane, telling about growing up in Oglesby and about her interest in writing. Marion will read from her recent picture book, The Stuff of Stars, answer questions about the writing process, chat about life, and sign your personal copies of her books.

National Library Week Celebration 2019

This week is National Library Week (April 7-13), celebrating the contributions of libraries and librarians and promoting library use and support. Tuesday, April 9, is National Library Workers Day; we will have snacks available all day to honor our library staff.

From the American Libraries Association: “This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities…, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.”

Also from ALA, if you post photos, videos, or text on social media highlighting what you love about your library during National Library Week (April 8 – 13) using the hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter or Instagram or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, you will have a chance to win big: one randomly selected participant will receive a $100 VISA gift card. The promotion begins Sunday, April 7 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 13 at noon CT.

Stars & Galaxies 3/28/2019

Professor Charles Schweighauser returns to Oglesby Library Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 6:00 PM to present an illustrated slide lecture of stars and galaxies. He will cover the origin, evolution, and depths of stars, including our sun, and talk about the origin of the universe and galaxies, the evolution of the earth and galaxies, and the future of the universe.

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