Effingham Public Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Effingham Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Story Time
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, Noon to 1 p.m. (Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16)
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.   Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Toddler Playgroup
EPL Children's Programming Room
Friday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.
Think we're usually a pretty fun place?  Join us at this time, when we'll have even more toddler-friendly activities set up throughout the whole Children's Area.  Move at your own pace, try out some STEM tasks, and meet some new friends along the way!
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registraion Required.
EPL Workman Room
Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Local yoga instructor, Jessica Closson will lead a Chair Yoga Class for adults.
Participants are encouraged to bring a towel and water bottle and to wear comfortable clothes. The class will last for an hour. Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Story Time
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
First monthly Family Game Night and we're kicking off with a Halloween Theme, so dress up if you want.2nd Floor6 to 8 p.m.
Open to all agesNo Registration Required.
 We'll supply games. But feel free to bring your own if you want to.
Games:-Zombiedice-Pandemic Cthulu- Anything Cthulu, really-Betrayal at House on a Hill-Elder Sign-Munchkin-Gloom-Arkham Horror -King of Tokyo-Eldrige Horror
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon to 1 p.m. (Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16)
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.   Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
PC Clean Up
EPL Computer Lab
Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.

SDS Computer Technicians will walk users through several free and readily available programs that any everyday user can install and use to help keep their computers working their best.  These programs will target Adware, Malware, and Temp Files that clog up systems and slow down your laptops and PC’s. They will also show users other valuable tips and tools to keep your systems running at peak performance.

Sponsored by SDS Computers.
Totally Untidy Tots
EPL Children's Programming Room
Friday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
Join us at the library for messy, mushy, squishy, sensory play!  Please wear old clothes you don't mind getting messy.
Ages 1-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Ryan Reardon will teach a intermediate chess class at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at the Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library. The class is for all ages. The class will last about 90 minutes. Registration is required.
Uncorked Book Discus
Effingham Public Library
Monday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Uncorked at the Village Wine Store

The Dry
by Jane Harper

Monday, October 30 at 7 p.m. 

A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.

Copies will be available for check out at the Check Out Desk at the library.

Registration Required.

 

Story Time
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
National Novel Writi
Teen Department
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.
Are you partcipating in NaNoWriMo?  The Effingham Public Library is a Come Write In space!  Get comfortable in the teen department and enjoy the free wifi while you write your masterpiece.  
All Ages
No Registration Required.
SWAG - Seniors with
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly door prize.
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 2, Noon to 1 p.m. (Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16)
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.   Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Teen Book Discussion
Teen Department
Thursday, Nov. 2, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
It's a comic explosion!  Join us is the teen department for a book discussion.  This month we'll talk about our favorite graphic novels and comics.
Ages 13-18
No Registration Required.
Toddler Playgroup
Effingham Public Library
Friday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.
We'll have lots of toddler-friendly activities set up throughout the Children's Library.  Move at your own pace, try out some STEM tasks and meet new friends along the way!
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
EPL Workman Room
Monday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m.

Jack Schultz Book Signing,  An Incredible 90+ year Journey (Dr. Peter Kollinger) 

 

Story Time
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 9, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.   Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.