Programs

To register for an event simply choose the event you want to sign up for using the event calendar. Once chosen just fill out the registration form.

Youth Services Programs

 

-Weekly Take & Make Crafts – at both campuses

-Weekly Scavenger Hunts – at both campuses

 

Tiny Tot Storytime

Thursdays, Sept 2 – Nov 18 (no class Sept 9 & Oct 14); 9:30-9:50 am
-Ages 16-23 months
-Montgomery Campus

Join us for fun stories and more. You’ll also get a related craft to take home to make.
Registration Required

 

Toddler Storytime

Thursdays, Sept 2 – Nov 18 (no class Sept 9 & Oct 14); 10:00-10:20 am
-Ages 2-4
-Montgomery Campus

Join us for fun stories and more. You’ll also get a related craft to take home to make.
Registration Required

 

Storytime with Miss Becky

Tuesdays, Sept 14 – Nov 16 (no class Oct 12); 10:00 – 10:20 am
-Families with all ages
-Oswego Campus

Families with all ages: Come to the library to hear stories and have fun with Miss Becky.
Registration Required

 

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, Sept 14 – Nov 16 (no class Oct 12); 1:30 – 1:50 pm
-Ages 4 -5
-Montgomery Campus

Join us for stories and fun, perfect for preschoolers. You’ll also get a related craft to take home to make.
Registration Required

 

Who, What, Was Club

September, October, November, December
-Grades 2-5
-Online

Sign up each month and read the selected Who, What, Was book for the month. At the end of the month trivia questions will be sent to you based on the book. Reply to the email with your answers and be entered into a drawing to win a Who, What, Was book prize.

Registration required.

 

Kahoot Family Trivia

Mondays, Sept 13, Oct 4, Nov 1 & Dec 6; 6:30 -7:00 pm
-Families
-Oswego Campus

Join us at the library to play a themed trivia game through Kahoot!
Registration required.

 


Young Adult Services Virtual Programs

-Dungeons & Dragons

-Young Writer’s Club

-Take and make crafts

See event calendar for information and registration


Adult Services Programs

The Color of Law and Reversing Segregation 

The Color of Law & Reversing Segregation presented by noted author and researcher Richard Rothstein. Mr. Rothstein will discuss the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, what can be done to reverse these practices, and work towards racial equity. Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore.

Zoom Presentation

Lizzie Borden and the Borden Murders 

On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden and his wife, Abby, were murdered with a hatchet in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. Andrew’s daughter, Lizzie Borden, was charged with the double murder, but was eventually acquitted of the charges. The murders remain unsolved to this day. Chicago actor and story-teller Ed Dzialo (a native of the same city as Lizzie), shares the details of the unsolved double murders and paints a fascinating picture of Lizzie, both before and after the gruesome event, including the use of photos and Lizzie Borden memorabilia.

Montgomery Campus

Spirits and Seances 

Victorian Spiritualism was fueled by over 600,000 dead Civil War soldiers leaving their loved ones behind who were searching for comfort from the beyond. Rebecca Tulloch traces through discussion and demonstration the origins of the American Spiritualism movement through the story of Maggie Fox and her sisters; learn how mediums talked to the spirits; see photos of ghosts taken by spirit photographers; and those that set out to discredit them as charlatans. Participate in a friendly séance in which ghosts from beyond sometimes make their presence known to the audience

Montgomery Campus

Digital Escape Room

A digital escape room that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. You may complete this escape room as an individual or compete with friends, and it can be completed multiple times. You will most likely need a writing utensil and a piece of paper to work out some of the puzzles. We hope you have fun and enjoy the experience!

Award Winners Book Discussion

This Month Discuss, Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Mystery Book Club 

This Month Discuss, The Bat by Jo Nesbø

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Book Club

This Month Discuss, The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion

This Month Discuss, Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Let’s Talk Books!

Join us for a series of adult book talks about various themes and genres! Watch on Facebook on Thursdays at 7 PM.

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