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Steve Vogel: “Reasonable Doubt”

October 22, 2018

Steve Vogel, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Reasonable Doubt, will be at the Gridley Public Library on Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m.

It has been 35 years since the Hendricks family murders shocked the communities of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Steve Vogel’s Reasonable Doubt documents the crime, the investigation, and the trial.

His 2018 edition has been updated with new information about Hendricks, additional photos, and what Vogel calls “interesting intersections” that “have revealed themselves in this tragic story.”



Lee Cargill, Retired Navy Captain, Will Speak at the Gridley Library

October 2, 2018

On October 11 at 7:00 p.m. Lee Cargill will speak at the Gridley Public Library sharing his experiences in the Navy during the Vietnam War and referencing his new book, “Survival Uncertain.”

Lee Cargill, Captain US Navy (Ret.), was a Navy carrier pilot, graduated from the Naval Test Pilot School and Naval War College, and commanded a Navy A-7E Attack Squadron aboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43). He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in Vietnam.

Cargill’s book chronicles the riveting true stories of what happened to eight friends from the US Naval Academy, Class of 1963, Sixteenth Company, following their graduation and commissioning on June 5, 1963.


Story Time

September 24, 2018

Preschool Story Time begins tomorrow Tuesday, September 25, at 10:30.  Please join us for a story, finger plays, and a craft.

Life Chapters Recorded Program on Monday, September 17

September 4, 2018

“You Lived It. They’ll Love it.”

Think of a loved one you know who has passed away, such as a parent or grandparent. Now, think of what a special treasure you would have if they had left a written or recorded story of their life!  People have many excuses as to why they don’t do this for their family.  Barb Quick, President of Life Chapters Recorded, Inc., will present a program on 1) why people should do this; 2) why she is doing this; and 3) how you can do this without it being overwhelming.  According to Barb, the single most important thing you can do for your family is to record your family narrative.  Her goal for the evening’s program is to encourage you to get started.

Life Chapters Recorded will be presented at the Gridley Public Library on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Cubs vs. Cardinals July 20, 2018

July 10, 2018

Have you ever wanted to see a Cub/Cardinal game?  Have you ever wanted to visit Wrigley Field, but didn’t want to negotiate the traffic or parking?  Here is your opportunity.  Gridley Public Library is hosting a bus trip to Wrigley Field to see a Cub/Cardinal game on Friday, July 20, at 1:20.   Tickets are still available.  Please call the Gridley Library, 309-747-2284, for details.


Developing Melodies Children’s Program

June 19, 2018

Developing Melodies will provide an exciting interactive musical experience this Thursday, June 21, at the library.  A 10:30 program will be for Preschool children in the summer reading program and an 11:30 program will be for elementary age children.

Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show

June 11, 2018

All children enrolled in the “Reading Takes You Everywhere” summer reading program are invited to the Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show tomorrow morning (June 12) at 10:30 a.m.