One of the extraordinary things about a library, ours in particular, is its connection to the community. For example, we provide outreach such as Homebound Delivery of library materials and free K-8 tutoring.

Another example is the live presentation by The History Guy, May 14, 6-7:30pm, at O’Fallon Station, (105 South Vine St.) hosted by the Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library.

With over 1 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, local treasure and historian Lance Geiger brings fresh new energy to long-neglected historical gems.

Your $25 ticket includes hors d’oeuvres from Sweet Katie Bee’s, the guest speaker (YouTube’s The History
Guy), and two drinks, which can be from a selection of wine at the event. You will find full details and buy tickets at

All proceeds from this event support early childhood literacy initiatives, including the Friends’ work with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.

Another way OFPL supports the larger community is through providing space for creative thinkers via the O’Fallon Writer’s Group. If you are currently working on a short piece of writing, a novel, or not sure what
you want to compose, then join this supportive group of writers for the next in-person meeting, Sat. May 7, 11am-12pm.

This writing group for adults, meets the first Saturday of each month and gives writers access to others who express themselves through scribbles on a page.

If you’ve followed OFPL for a while, you know we offer support for job seekers. That’s why we invited Express Employment Professionals to host The Express Job Drive Sat, May 7, 2:30pm. This is a free, no-sales event to learn the benefits of working with Express while discussing some of the common misnomers surrounding employment agencies.

This informative event explains how the company operates as an employment resource. The group can help both individuals seeking employment and businesses seeking team members.

The Express Job Drive will show individuals how to apply. In addition, applicants may speak with a staffing
consultant about positions that align with their interests, goals, and experience.

Those who find a good match will leave with the needed information to start their new job, possibly as early as Monday! There will also be someone from Express available to answer questions and speak with business owners or managers about staffing needs they may have.

If you have any questions about these or other events contact Heidi at or 618-206-4344 or visit our website at

Happy Reading, Susan C.

2 responses to “Live Presentation by the History Guy and More Events in Library News & Notes”

  1. Lynne Devine Avatar
    Lynne Devine

    My brother is a resident of O’Fallon. He is house bound due to physical problems, but sharp mentally. Do you have any programs he can participate in via Zoom? If not, do you know of any other place in the area I could contact with the same question? Thanks.

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    1. O'Fallon Public Library Avatar

      Hi Lynne, the library has two webinar events coming up before the end of May. You can find one here:

      and the other here:

      The library usually has at least one Zoom program per month. You can see all of our upcoming programming at

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