Thursday, April 11, 2013
The contest to win a Kindle Fire goes throughout the month of April in celebration of the week.
April 14 to 20 is National Library Week and Oswego Public Library will be giving away a Kindle Fire in honor of the week. The contest goes until April 30. Click here for details on how to enter. You can view the adult services program flier by clicking here. And learn more about the youth services programs by clicking here. DON'T MISS THE LATEST OSWEGO NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Play on game systems like Super Nintendo, Atari, Nintendo 64 and more.
Any old-school gamers amongst us? The Oswego Public Library is hosing a retro video game event this Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Montgomery Campus, 1111 Reading Drive. Play on game systems like Super Nintendo, Atari, Nintendo 64 and more and let the pixels fly as you take on Super Mario Kart and other games. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register for the event online by clicking here or call the library at 630-978-1024.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Candidate profiles, race information and more for the upcoming April 9 election for races in the Village of Oswego.
The filing period for municipal elections ended Dec. 26 for the April 9 election. Here’s the 2013 Oswego Election Central Hub where you can find all candidate profiles for each race, links to articles, letters to the editor in support of a candidate and running candidate’s blog entries. Follow along with election results for Oswego by viewing our results page here. Early voting takes place from March 25 - April 4. Voters can cast their ballots at Oswego Village Hall or the Kendall County Office Building. The 2013 election takes place on April 9. Polling sites are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A list of all polling locations can be found on the Kendall County Clerk's website. Three trustee seats are open for a four-year term Candidates: Pam …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Event will take place on Montgomery campus on Feb. 16.
Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Then you might want to check out an event being hosted by the Oswego Public Library that offers a behind the scenes look at the abbey. The event takes place on Feb. 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oswego Public Library Montgomery campus. For more information and to register, visit the Oswego Public Library Event page.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
See who has filed their petitions so far to get on the April ballot.
Monday, Dec. 17, was the first day candidates for the April 2013 election could submit their petitions to get their name on the election ballot. Submissions started in Oswego at 8:00 a.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 26. The deadline was extended to Dec. 26 from its original date of Dec. 24 . The following candidates have submitted their names thus far to be put on the ballot in the four Oswego elections. Three seats for four-year terms Three seats for four-year terms (one seat must be filled from an unincorporated area) The Oswego 308 School Board is also seeking a candidate to fill the empty seat left by Lynn Cullick. The term will be for about 5 months. Read here for more information about applying for the empty seat. One seat for a…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of Sept. (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. The Oswego Public Library has displays at both campuses of additional information about Banned Books Week along with more popular titles for both youth and adult. The Oswego campus has an interactive display where visitors can look through little peekholes and see various banned …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Event will take place on Saturday, October 6 at the Village Hall.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Presented by the Village’s Cultural Arts Commission and the Oswego Public Library District, the first annual Oswego Literary Festival will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The day will include author presentations, book signings, a book sale and more. The event is free to attend and over 20 local authors will be participating. Author presentations will take place throughout the day and will include the following: 10:30 a.m. – Jerilyn Willin, “Ready, Set, Write” 11:30 a.m. – Jim Cherry, “Getting Published in the 21st Century” 1:00 p.m. - Jan Arick, Lincoln Highway Author (waiting on title) 2:00 p.m. –Joyce Herr, "Self-publishing, Another Way To Tell Your Story" 3:00 p.m. - Karen Boncela Enterlin…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Event will be held at the Montgomery campus of the Oswego Public Library.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Oswego Public Library knows how to celebrate. On September 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the library is hosting a Library-Palooza at the Montgomery campus parking lot for kids 1-14 years old. 7 year-olds and under must be accompanied by a parent. There will be fun carnival games, guessing games, raffles and prizes. One game will be to guess the number of books in a library bag. If you’re right, you get to take home all of the books. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete all of the activities.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Each agency also discusses updates and news in their area.
The Village of Oswego, Oswegoland Park District, School District 308, Oswego Public Library and Oswego Township all met Tuesday night in their second intergovernmental meeting of the year to discuss updates, bike trails and routes and the Sister Cities program. Updates from Each Group District Administrator for the Village of Oswego Steven Jones brought up the strategic plan the Village spent several months putting together with the goal to add value to Oswego and make it a better place. Jones said he would share the plan with each taxing body and encouraged them to send plans of similar nature to him, so the groups could work in collaboration. Rich Zielke, executive director of the Oswegoland Park District, said the park district has had …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Jim Cherry to discuss all-things publishing.
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Monday, January 9, 2012
Starting Thursday Jan. 19, local author Jim Cherry will be leading the Oswego Library’s Writers’ Workshop. Cherry will discuss every aspect of writing and publishing from techniques and to the state of the publishing industry, as well, as discussing and critiquing the groups’ works in progress. Cherry is the author of the novels The Last Stage, Becoming Angel and a book of short stories, Stranger Souls, all of which can be found at his Jymsbooks website. He also writes regular columns for The Doors Examiner, as well as, monthly columns for the online magazine and radio show, Rant’s, Raves, and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Cherry has also recently written the foreword to the Backbeat Books book, The Doors FAQ. The Writers Workshop will meet every third …