Library Events

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Fall 2019 Library Workshops 

October 1st, 12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 

Room C117, MLA Format & Citations

Paper due soon, but have questions about how to cite your sources? Get help with citation problems from your Librarian. Brief presentation followed by plenty of time for individual questions. Bring your lunch; we’ll provide a snack!

October 29th, 12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 

Room C117, 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, find credible, authoritative sources, and avoid being fooled by fake news. Bring your lunch; we’ll provide a snack!


Fall 2019 Events

"Pop" Into the Library Open House  

"Pop" into the Sandburg Library any time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 26th through Thursday, August 29th and visit with your library staff! Ask questions and learn about library services to earn popcorn and soda! Sparkling water will also be available for our non-soda drinkers out there.

Pop into the library info card

(NEW!) Maker Mondays 

Join us in the Sandburg Library Makerspace every second Monday from 2 p.m. - 3 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 2? Feel free to stop in at any point during the hour-long session or to ask library staff for instructions on how to make the craft on your own during your free time.
  • Due to limited supplies, some sessions may only be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you are unable to make it between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., but would still like to participate, contact Rebecca Eaton to schedule a private session. 

Our second Maker Monday session focuses on ideas for up-cycling discarded everyday objects into projects for class or personal use. On Monday, October 14th, come by the Makerspace to make Halloween book art using old discarded books from the library! Designs include black cats, pumpkins, and more! Staff will be available to assist with design options.

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 learn how to make projects from past sessions.)

Our first Maker Monday session will feature our recently added vinyl cutter. On Monday, September 9th, come by the Makerspace to make vinyl stickers to decorate your latpop, tablet, notebooks, and more! Staff will be available to assist with the vinyl cutter and design options. 

Maker Monday Vinyl Stickers


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

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.

Discussion location and date TBA. April 2020.

Open to the Public.