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Bad Art Night 5/23/2019

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

WELCOME!

The Oglesby Public Library is proud to have been serving the people of Oglesby since 1920, as a Library District since 1989.

We open six days a week at 10am, but are closed on Sundays and holidays. The following items can be checked out from our library: Books, DVDs, magazines, audio books, CDs, and ebooks.

Is there something you would like to order that we don’t have? Call us or stop in so we can order it for you from another library!

We have six public computers with Internet access that are available in hour long sessions, up to two sessions per day.

We also provide copy and fax services for a small fee.

Please check out our F.A.Q. for more information!

Events Calendar

Special Events List

Interested in an upcoming event? Visit, email, or call the library to sign up! 815-883-3619


Marion Dane Bauer author visit 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6 PM 
Children's author, Newbery honor winner, and Oglesby native Marion Dane Bauer is returning to Oglesby for a visit. 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. 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. 

Bad Art night (Teen event) 

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6 – 7 PM 
We’ll provide the wacky art material, you make the bad art. Leave your good taste at home and let your creativity run free! The “best bad art” will win a decorated plaque. For teens (grades 6 and up)

IVCIL Personal Assistant Training

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 1 – 4 PM 
Hosting PA training for IVCIL. Call 815-224-3126 ext. 213 or e-mail pac@ivcil.com to reserve your seat. For more information, visit www.ivcil.com

Book Club

Monday, June 10, 2019, 1 – 2 PM
This month’s book is The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor by Mark Seal. This expose goes behind the headlines to uncover the true story of Clark Rockefeller, wealthy scion of a great American family, who kidnapped his own daughter and vanished. The police and FBI were baffled. Every lead was a dead end—because “Clark Rockefeller” did not exist. Mark Seal reveals how German native Christian Gerhartsreiter came to the United States, posing as a Rockefeller for 12 years, married to a wealthy woman who had no idea who he really was. Fast-paced, hypnotic, and updated with stunning details, this work chillingly reveals the audacity and cunning of a shape-shifting con man.

Deconstruction Day (Teen event) 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 6 – 7 PM 
Ever wondered what was inside old broken electronic items? Come to the library to deconstruct some and find out! For teens (grades 6 and up)

Preschool Summer Reading

Starts Wed., June 19, 10-10:45 AM; Weekly until July 17 
For preschool children; song, story, craft, and snack.

Summer Reading 

Wed., June 19, 2-3 PM; until July 17
For K to 5th grade; story, craft, and snack.

Combined Summer Reading Conclusion

Wed, July 24, 2-3 PM
Concluding musical, magical presentation hosted by Mr. Steve.

Full funding for this presentation was received from The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund.

The Natural History of Starved Rock

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6 PM
Master Naturalist John McKee’s presentation will take the audience on an exploration of the geologic forces that shaped the Starved Rock landscape, along with a look at the fascinating floral and faunal diversity it supports.

Hamilton night (Teen event) 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6 – 7 PM 
Tonight's event will be Hamilton themed, with trivia and possibly a singalong. For teens (grades 6 and up)

Book Club

Monday, July 8, 2019, 1 – 2 PM
This month’s book is Sourdough by Robin Sloan. A software engineer at General Dexterity, Lois Clary codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers from whom she orders dinner. When the brothers have visa issues, they give Lois the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her, and learn to bake with it. Soon Lois is providing loaves to the General Dexterity cafeteria, then the farmer's market, and a whole new world opens up.

Oreo Tasting (Teen event) 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6 PM 
Participants will taste various flavors of Oreos, guess what flavor is which, and vote for their favorite. For teens (grades 6 and up)

Moon Landing Flashback 

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1 PM 
Millions of people around the world watched when astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon on July 20, 1969. Join us 50 years later watch a video chronicling the highs and lows of the era from 1957-1975, beginning when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and continuing until a joint mission between the United States and the Soviet Union. Segments include • U.S.-Soviet Rivalry • People & Places of NASA • Incredible Path to the Moon • Armstrong Air & Space Museum • Space Feats After Apollo

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
When
Fri, January 4, 3pm – 5pm
Description
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, 3-4:45 PM drop off
Saturday, January 5, 2019 pick up
Stuffed animals are invited to a sleepover at the library on the last Friday night of winter break. Drop off your stuffed animal after 3:00 PM. Fill out information about your stuffed pet, and come back Saturday morning to get your pet and find out what he or she did after hours in the library! Look for pictures of your stuffed animal’s adventures on the library’s Facebook page. Please do not bring the stuffed animal you MUST have to fall asleep.

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.

Election 4/2/2019 Results

The Oglesby Public Library District Board of Trustees had four candidates running for 3 open seats. According to the LaSalle County consolidated election Unofficial Election Results, Mary Jane Hansen received 966 votes, Dorothy Debosik received 849 votes, Wanda Lent received 710 votes, and Becky Clinard received 428 votes. Congratulations to Mary Jane Hansen, Dorothy Debosik, and Wanda Lent.

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