The Hope Week team worked hard in the Oglesby Library Monday, June 12, Tuesday, June 13, and even Wednesday, June 14. They painted, washed windows, moved shelving, vacuumed under the old shelving, moved books, disassembled & reassembled our magazine shelves, carried things out to the shed, re-anchored shelving to the walls, touched up paint, and finally brought Local History into the library office area. The library looks WONDERFUL! Come in and see!
The Oglesby Public Library District Board of Trustees seeks applicants to fill a vacant seat. This individual would be appointed as a trustee until the next library board election in 2019.
If you want to see what it’s like to be on the library board without signing up for a full six-year term yet, this is a great way to get started. Board meetings are held at the library, typically on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 PM.
Any resident of Oglesby, 18 years of age or older, is invited to apply. Please submit a letter of interest to the Library Board at 111 S. Woodland Ave., Oglesby, IL 61348. To be considered at the June 26, 2017, board meeting, submit your letter by Saturday, June 24.
The letter must contain your name and home address and must answer at least two of the following questions: 1) Why do you want to be a library board member? 2) What experience have you had in library-related activities or committees? 3) What community, business, or volunteer experiences do you have that are relevant to library board work?
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.
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 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
September: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
November: a classic TBD
December: a holiday book of your choice
This 3 to 6 hour program for high school students and adults teaches participants how to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.
Program will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 10:30 AM – 3 PM.
Free two-year certification through the Red Cross.
Bring a lunch.