Library Events

Spring 2020 Library Workshops 

February 11th, 12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 

Room E241, Choosing a Research Topic

Stuck on picking a research topic for class? Get advice from your Librarian on what makes a good topic and how to come up with one! We'll provide PB&J sandwiches, juice, water, and snacks for lunch!

April 14th, 12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 

Room E241, Don't Believe Everything You Read: Evaluating Information

Whether you’re doing research for school or satisfying your own curiosity, misinformation is everywhere. Learn some strategies to tell truth from fiction and find credible sources for your research project! We'll provide PB&J sandwiches, juice, water, and snacks for lunch!

For more information about library workshops, contact Marla Turgeon at, 309.341.5207, or stop by Room E232. You may also contact Marla to request access to a workshop via Skype for Business.

 Library Workshops Spring 2020 handout


Spring 2020 Events

National Library Week Book Sale
April 20-24, 2020
FREE Prizes and Treats all week!

Hardback books 50¢
Paperback books 25¢
Miscellaneous 25¢
*Half priced April 27-May1

Open to the public

During open library hours: Mon-Thu 7:45AM-6:00PM, Fri 7:45AM-4:45PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion

April 8, 2020
E 230A (Makerspace)
12:20 - 12:50 p.m.
Open to the Public

Before the event, stop by the Sandburg Library to pick up a FREE copy of the book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren while supplies last. Free copies will also be available at Galesburg Public Library. The discussion is informal and a light lunch of PB&J sandwiches, water, and juice will be provided. 

(NEW!) Maker Mondays 

Join us in the Sandburg Library Makerspace every second Monday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for our NEW Maker Monday series! Maker Monday sessions are intended to be a fun, laid-back way for students to learn how to use the Makerspace and its equipment to its full potential.

A few notes about our sessions:

  • Can't make it at exactly 11? Feel free to stop in at any point during the session!
  • Due to limited supplies, some sessions may only be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you are unable to make it during the scheduled time but would still like to participate, contact the library to schedule a private session. 

For more information, contact Rebecca Eaton at or 309.341.5290 or stop by E234. 

Past Sessions (Contact Rebecca Eaton if you would like to schedule a one-on-one session.)

  • Vinyl Stickers - Sandburg stickers for laptops, notebooks, and more!
  • Book Art - Cut or fold pages to make custom decor out of old books.
  • American Flag Keychains - 3D print American flag keychains. The print file is available for download at
  • Laser Cut Ornaments - Use the laser cutter to create custom ornaments for friends and family.