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While we’re staying safe in our homes we look forward to seeing you online, where you can receive a variety of Library-approved services designed to educate, inform, entertain, and more! Going forward, we’ll offer an array of virtual events and services from storytimes to lectures to crafts and an in-depth look at the online resources we provide that include homework help, genealogy records, online language courses, job search assistance, and so much more. The GPLD Connects links will be available here.


"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am"

In celebration of Black History Month, please join this free virtual screening of the documentary "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" from Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28. Following the film screening, the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission will also host an online discussion of Morrison's work and legacy at 4 p.m., Feb. 28. To RSVP and request a link for the film screening and/or online discussion, please email:

Swedish Days 2020

Enjoy this video the Chamber produced about the long history of Swedish Days in Geneva. You might even see a few faces you recognize!

Leslie Goddard on Typhoid Mary

Leslie Goddard, “That History Lady,” shares the story of Typhoid Mary, the Irish immigrant cook who was the first asymptomatic carrier of the bacteria that causes typhoid fever to be identified and studied.

America’s Love Affair With Bath Tissue

Learn about “America’s Love Affair With Bath Tissue,” from its introduction to the country in 1857 to today, from Leslie Goddard - That History Lady – and a popular presenter at GPLD.

If These Walls Could Talk

Our friends at Geneva History Museum have another event for us: If These Walls Could Talk – a visit to the second floor of The Little Traveler.

Then & Now Virtual Tour

Let’s join Geneva History Museum for a Then & Now Virtual Tour of Historic Downtown Geneva.

1967 Tornado by Butch Wise

53 years ago today on April 21, 1967, a tornado traveled through Geneva's south side, the Illinois State Training School for Girls, and the Ridgewood Subdivision on the east side of town. Here is Butch Wise telling Geneva History Museum his story of walking in the path of the tornado.

Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva

Here’s a short video from Geneva History Museum's exhibition, "Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva," about the 1978 Kaiser's fire from then Geneva Fire Chief, William Rosenfelder, Jr., and firefighter Andrew Frasz, who was trapped inside.

Helen Gossman on the Geneva Movie Theater 

Geneva History Museum presents Helen Grossman sharing her memories of working at the Geneva Movie Theater.