THANK YOU to all our supporters for the Summer Reading Program 2019.

The Oscar Grady Library Staff would like to thank all of our wonderful patrons who participated in the 2019 summer reading programs and events. It would not have been a success without you!

We would also like to thank the Friends of the Library and all of the sponsors who contributed to the summer reading program:

Friends of the Library:

-Becky Steck

-The Rettler Family

and all the below organizations and businesses:

History’s Bookmark Night , Tuesday, August 27th, 6PM

Join Professor Barry McKnight, Programming & Coordinator at the La Crosse Public Library in La Crosse, Wisconsin as well as piracy history expert for a special presentation on the history of piracy from the Ancient world to today, including the outbreak in Somali piracy and how piracy is tracked and dealt with today.

Calling all history buffs to join us for our History’s Bookmark Night, our very own history club at the library.

Each month a subject will be discussed through a selected reading list. Join us for an informative evening exploring many different historical events, while sharing opinions, information and anecdotes with others.

Selected materials related to the subject to be presented are available for check-out.

Movie Day: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10:15a.m. & 2:15p.m.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Max and his pet friends explore the idyllic farm they now call home once their owner is absent. Hilarious circumstances ensue as the formerly urban denizens acquaint themselves with their new pastoral neighbors. Feel free to bring a snack.  

Enjoy watching this new release on the big screen! Rated PG 86 Minutes

CBD OIL: What You Need to Know, Thursday, August 29th, 6 p.m.

Join Aurora Health Care Pharmacist and 4th year Pharm-D student Joseph Dabringer as we dive deeper into this hot topic!

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is all the rage, and this non-intoxicating derivative from the Cannabis plant has been credited with health benefits for everything from pain and inflammation to seizures and anxiety. What do we really know about this medicinal golden child?

This presentation is sponsored by


September is Library Card Month

“Toy Story 4” Characters are Honorary Chairs for Library Card Sign-up Month 2019!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining ALA on an adventure to promote the value of a library card. They’ll be reminding the public that signing up for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities: libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

In “Toy Story 4,” Woody has always felt confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

Adult Recipe Club, Tuesday, September 3rd, 6 p.m.

Sweet Harvest Vegetables!

September will be all about dishes made using sweet potatoes, pumpkins or squash. Orange you glad for recipe club?

Calling all cookbook lovers & food enthusiasts! The library’s recipe club is looking for members! Gourmet chef skills are not required- it’s a great way to learn from others and share your best tips while testing out fun new recipes!

Bring samples of your food and a copy of the recipe to share with the group. Registration is required for participation and we are always looking for new members! Join us any time!

Adult Book Discussion, Monday, September 16th, 6:30 pm

Educated by Tara Westover

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag.” In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard.

The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!