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



For the Kids:

Pages & Play Club
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 in 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.

Theme Thursdays
This is an after school program every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Theme Thursdays is intended for elementary and secondary children. Each week will be different theme and activity. Lego Club will feature the 2nd Thursday of the month.


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

Special Programs:



For the Adults:
Join our Book Talk. Contact Deann at or by calling the library at 319-283-1515 with questions. This group meets on the last Monday of each month at 10:00 am. For more information visit the Book Club page.

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Special Programs:

OWLS (Oelwein Writer's League) Meeting

Do you like to write and share stories?

This group meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the library's meeting room. The next meeting will be Monday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m.


Friends of the Library Chocolate Fest, February 10th 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

Friends of the Oelwein Library will hold their Annual Chocolate Fest Fundraiser on Friday, February 10th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. “Chocolate & More” will feature beer tasting from Ampersand Brew Co., music by OHS vocal soloists & chocolate. Chocolate treats can be purchased for $12.00 a box.


Ancestry Library Edition Workshop Tuesday, February 21st at 2:00 pm.

Learn how to discover your roots with Ancestry Library Edition during our workshop on Tuesday, February 21 at 2:00pm.  Topics covered will be how to access Ancestry Library, an overview of the records available, and some of the many ways to search for information in Ancestry Library.  The workshop is free and everyone is welcome.

The library will be offering the Ancestry database for doing genealogical research at the library.
This was made possible by a generous donation and by the Oelwein Public Library Foundation.
Ancestry Library Edition is available on the library's computers only.