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:
Wednesday, Oct. 24, Noon
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.  
Registration Required.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us for a fun caregiver and child yoga class!  In this session we’ll learn various yoga poses named after animals.  Caregivers and children should wear clothes in which they can easily move.  Please bring a yoga mat or a towel.
Ages 3-5 with an adult
Both child and caregiver must register.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 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.  
Registration Required.
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Thursday, Oct. 25, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our new after school program, R.I.S.E., Read, Innovate, Serve, Engage. 
Registration forms are available at the library or on our website. 
Students in grades 6-8
Registration Required.
Totally Untidy Tots
Friday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.
Join us at the library for messy, mushy, squishy sensory play!  Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy.
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Teen After Hours - Z
Friday, Oct. 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
The library will be closed for the evening, which, of course, is the best time to hunt zombies!  Team up with other zombie fighters, as you follow clues, solve puzzles and answer questions in an effort to survive the zombie apocalypse. IF you survive the apocalypse, there will be pizza and drinks to celebrate!
Ages 13-18
Registration Required.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
Join Nancy for this card making class. This month's theme is gratitude.
Books & Brews Book C
Gabby Goat
Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us for our all new Books & Brews Book Club making its debut at the Gabby Goat in Effingham!  This book club is going to be a laid back discussion where cold brews and stellar books come together.
Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Library.
Must be 21 or older
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. Children’s Programming Room

Ages 0-5

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!

No Registration Required.

 

Parkinson’s Su
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Join us the last Tuesday of each month.  Meetings may include speakers, peer tips and socialization.  
No Registration Required.
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our new after school program, R.I.S.E., Read, Innovate, Serve, Engage. 
Registration forms are available at the library or on our website. 
Students in grades 6-8
Registration Required.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 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.  
Registration Required.
SWAG - Seniors with
Thursday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly door prize.
No Registration Required.
Thursday, Nov. 1, 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.  
Registration Required.
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Thursday, Nov. 1, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our new after school program, R.I.S.E., Read, Innovate, Serve, Engage. 
Registration forms are available at the library or on our website. 
Students in grades 6-8
Registration Required.
Toddler Playgroup
Friday, Nov. 2, 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!
No Registration Required.
Ages 2-5 with an adult
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Join certified yoga instructor, Jessica Closson, as she guides participants through yoga poses and movements.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. Children’s Programming Room

Ages 0-5

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!

No Registration Required.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Memoir Writing Group

Tue, June 5, 1 p.m. LR

Write and share stories from your lifetime.

 

R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our new after school program, R.I.S.E., Read, Innovate, Serve, Engage. 
Registration forms are available at the library or on our website. 
Students in grades 6-8
Registration Required.
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