Tiny Art Show
All ages tiny art show. Pick up a kit with canvas, brush and paint. Return your completed art by May 31 to be included in the library's show.
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Galena Pride Picnic! We are very excited to announce that plans are underway for Galena’s 2nd Annual Pride Picnic in Grant Park on June 11th, 2022 from Noon-5pm. The event will be organized and run solely by volunteers and the Galena Public Library District, a local non-profit organization.… Continue reading Galena Pride Picnic
Co-hosted by Riverview Center/NW IL GSA. Decorate a planter and fill it with succulents! Enjoy socializing in a safe space and celebrate pride! An LGBTQIA+ group for adults in our community to come together and receive support from the community and allies. This will include open discussion. All materials and succulents will be provided for… Continue reading Planting Pride: Adult Night
The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) will teach participants step by step how making a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and a pre-made wire frame. At the same time, the participants will learn about Korea’s unique history and culture. A short documentary film is played toward the end of the class.… Continue reading Lotus Flower Lantern Workshop
Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” Onwuachi will share stories behind his family’s recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture. Register here: https://bit.ly/June22_KwameOnwuachi… Continue reading An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi
Award winning author and journalist Robert W. Fieseler to read from Tinderbox and discuss the Up Stairs Lounge fire's Illinois impact. Register here: https://tinderbox.eventbrite.com An essential work of American civil rights history -- winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University, Robert… Continue reading Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire
For toddlers though second grade. Your favorite stuffie gets to spend the night in the library! Drop your stuffed animal off by 5pm on June 24 and pick them up on June 25. You'll get pictures of the mischief they got up to.
Hybrid lecture presented by Dr. Pip Gordon. Register here: http://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com and choose In-person or Virtual Attendance. This talk will discuss the Stonewall Riot, which is credited as being the inspiration for Pride Month, but it will also look further back in time to other, lesser-known protests as well as forward to pivotal moments in the… Continue reading LGBTQ+ History: Stonewall and Beyond