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February Events

May contain: tree, plant, christmas decorations, festival, and christmas
May contain: advertisement, poster, nature, and outdoors

February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd



May contain: paper

Come join Debbie and Julie for a time of crafting fun.  With over 13 years of experience of putting these workshops, Debbie and Julie will work with each person to create beautiful handmade crafted cards.  All the materials and supplies will be provided along with step-by-step instructions.  Each separate workshop will consist of two cards specific to the Holiday or special event.  Why spend time at the store trying to select the "perfect" cards when you can make them yourself.  


May contain: greeting card, mail, envelope, painting, and art


*Please note that the pictures are shown as an example.  The picture cards do not indicate what will be crafted during workshops.

Registration is required, register below! 

May contain: microphone, electrical device, person, woman, adult, female, face, head, portrait, and photography

Ellie Carlson will bring to life America's first female stand-up comic, Phyllis Diller. Phyllis was on nearly non-stop from 1955 until 2002 as a stand-up comedienne, actress, voice-over actress, talk show guest, and game show panelist.


Wednesday, February 8th

6:15 pm

Library Event Room

Open to all ages

Registration is not required, but if you would like a reminder register below

May contain: hardware and electronics

*February meetings will be the 8th and 22nd*

May contain: blazer, coat, jacket, clothing, person, man, adult, male, long sleeve, sleeve, glasses, accessories, photography, advertisement, jeans, pants, portrait, face, head, poster, and formal wear


Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander


Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Kwame will share ways to say yes to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he shares his own publishing journey. As a creator of more than 36 books, Kwame will energize our community to harness the power of words and storytelling for change! 

Please note that this program will be presented live without a recording. Register here 

Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author of 36 books, including Swing, Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson, Rebound, The Undefeated, The Crossover, and The Door of No Return. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover show on Disney+.


This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. 


To request accommodations, please email

May contain: advertisement, poster, person, face, head, and text


*February 9th & 23rd* 

May contain: art, outdoors, and nature

Join Jenny from Bleu Palette Art Studio to paint this northern lights winter cabin! No previous art skills needed! This event takes place at the Genoa Public Library.

Ages 14 and up please. Younger painters can paint with a painting adult. Reach out to Jenny at Bleu Palette with questions or contact Genoa Public Library.

Sunday, February 19th at 1 pm

Genoa Public Library Event Room 

Max 15 people

Cost: $20, payable at time of registration

Register here

May contain: person, logo, graphics, and art

Come see Magic Matt and his "I Can Do It" Magic show! Afterwards Magic Matt will be showing us how to create balloon animals.


Monday, February 20th @ 11 am

Open to all ages


Registration is not required, but if you would like a reminder register below

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