The Galesburg Public Library offers a variety of programs for adults, including book and movie discussions, craft and coloring programs, and author events. We also offer programs that are for all ages. If you have a question about or a suggestion for a program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (309) 343-6118.
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
The annual Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the library from May 19 to May 21. On Friday, the sale is open to the public. All proceeds go toward enhancing the programs and services of the Galesburg Public Library.
Tome Raiders Book Club – The Blacktongue Thief
MAY’S SELECTION: The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman
The fantasy adventure The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman throws a thief and a soldier together on an epic journey.
The discussion will take place at Hardee’s on Main Street in Galesburg. Copies of the book are available at the library for checkout.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
The annual Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the library from May 19 to May 21. On Saturday, the sale is open to the public. Between noon and 2:00 PM, fill a bag with books for only $3. All proceeds go toward enhancing the programs and services of the Galesburg Public Library.
Food for Thought Book Club – The Music of Bees
Free Musical Events at Park Plaza
1:30 PM Join Peoria Drum Circle
Drum circles can enhance mood and even boost the immune system! Join Peoria Drum Circle and experience the relaxing yet energizing magic of world rhythms while making new connections with music, people, and yourself.
3:00 PM Ayodele Drum and Dance Performance
Explore the rhythms and dances of West Africa with Chicago’s Ayodele Drum and Dance. This culturally enriching experience features live drumming, singing, and dancing designed to move your body and stir your soul!
Free and no registration required. For all ages. Please bring a chair if you are able.
Sponsored by the Galesburg Public Library Foundation.
Summer Reading Family Kickoff Party
Kick off Summer Reading with a celebration outdoors in our Storybook Garden! Readers of all ages can sign up for the Summer Reading Program, enter to win prizes, and more. Play on Galesburg Parks and Recreation’s mobile playground from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, try your hand at the dunk tank between 5:00 and 7:00 PM, and enjoy free frozen treats from Sprinkle & Spoon from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Free and no registration required.
Tuesday Book Club – Think Again
JUNE’S SELECTION: Think Again by Adam Grant
Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path.
Free Movie — Dog
JUNE’S SELECTION: Dog.
Free showing of the movie Dog, a buddy comedy that pairs a human Army Ranger (Channing Tatum) and a military working dog as they race to arrive in time for a fellow soldier’s funeral.
Upstairs at the library.
(101 min., rated PG-13, ©MGM)
Want to give back to your community? Find an opportunity that fits you at Galesburg Public Library’s Volunteer Fair! Several local organizations will offer a variety of exciting and engaging volunteer opportunities.
Free and no registration is required.