Galena library to host September activities



GALENA–The Galena Public Library is hosting a number of events during September. They include:

•Thursday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., The Thin Places: A Celtic Landscape from Ireland to the Driftless–Kevin Koch, Loras College professor, delivers a presentation connecting landscapes in Ireland and the Driftless region based on themes of Celtic spirituality.

•Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to noon, Pop-Up Library at the Farmers Market: Family Story Time and CrafTea for Adults–Librarians will be present to answer questions about your library. There will be a family story time at 10 a.m. No registration required.

Also at 10 a.m., there will be a CrafTea in which attendees will create vegetable block printed tote bags. Registration for CrafTea is at the library front desk or online at

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•Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., evening book club with author Michelle Cox–who will join the evening book club to discuss her book, “A Girl Like You.” The club is always open to drop-in attendees and new members.

•Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m., documentary film series: Farmsteaders–Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders follows Nick Nolan and his young family on a journey to resurrect his late grandfather’s dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming. This free screening is made possible by Point of View.

•Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., John Corson Smith: Builder, General, Politician, Freemason–Cory Ritterbusch presents an overview of the life of Galena resident and accomplished Civil War general, Illinois politician, and revered Freemason who built prominent buildings in Galena. The session will include images, letters, and newspaper articles highlighting Smith’s life.

•Every Tuesday, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday Night Stitchers–If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or any other stitch craft join the drop-in stitching group. All skill levels welcome.

Any questions about adult programming at the Galena Public Library contact, Adult Services Librarian Larissa Distler, at 815-777-0200 or