The Oelwein Public Library offers programs to further the library's mission to serve the needs of the community.

Coming August 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Remembering the Apron with Sheila Craig
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What member of your family wore an apron?
Come Reminisce about a time when aprons were a staple in our households. Sheila will share with us about 100 examples from her extensive collection. Don’t leave the men out. Some of these examples were worn by the men of the house.
She is a retired University of Minnesota Extension Educator from Preston, Minnesota. She is originally from Decorah.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.




For the Kids:
The Oelwein Public Library offers a weekly Pages & Play Club for 3-5 year olds with Miss Katie on each Wednesday at 10:00 am. This event meets outside the library. Families may bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. We will practice social distancing. In case of inclement weather we will move inside to the library's meeting room. Contact Katie by email at or by calling the library at 319-283-1515 with any questions. We will read a story and share fun activities.

Lego Club meets at the library once a month. Start date coming soon. This program has been temporarily suspended.

Summer Reading Program is offered every year in June. Find more information here.



For the Adults:
Join our Book Club with Deann. Contact Deann at or by calling the library at 319-283-1515 with questions. Books chosen will be available online with Bridges or Hoopla or by hard copy checkout at the library. This group meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm. For a list of books visit the Book Club page.