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, Aug. 22, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5 
No Registration Required.
EPL Luttrell Room
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join other Computer Program Developers who are interested in starting a regular Meet Up event for East Central Illinois.  
Questions about this event can be directed to:  Ryan Condron at ryan.condron@jjventures.com or Joey Meyer at joeymeyer1986@gmail.com
  Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Aug. 24, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.

Thursdays Noon -1 p.m.

Register Now or call 217-342-2464.

Have a computer question? Need help with your tablet? Claim your spot and we'll do our best to help!


Please gives us as much information about your device and the help you need in the "Special Needs" section of the registration page.

EPL Workman Room
Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

In partnership with Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awareness, join Certified Cognitive Stimulation Facilitator, Kelly Willenborg, as she shares the latest research and best practices for how to improve the health of your brain and memory.  

Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Totally Untidy Tots
EPL Children's Programming Room
Friday, Aug. 25, 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 1-4 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Fresh Digs
Monday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m.
or call 217-350-0821.
Join us as we discuss Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling at Fresh Digs.T
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t.

Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and, when called for, twits. With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today.

Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road—and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative—and a really, really funny guy. Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Story Time
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5 
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Aug. 31, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.

Thursdays Noon -1 p.m.

Register Now or call 217-342-2464.

Have a computer question? Need help with your tablet? Claim your spot and we'll do our best to help!


Please gives us as much information about your device and the help you need in the "Special Needs" section of the registration page.

Effingham Public Library
Monday, Sep. 4
EPL Luttrell Room
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 1 p.m.
Memoir Writing Group:  Tuesday, September 5 at 1 p.m. Luttrell Room:  Focused on writing about their life story for their family and friends or just for themselves, this new writing group welcomes newcomers and all level of writers.  Typically meeting for two hours, participants are encouraged to bring writing that they’ve worked on to share with the group.
 
At each meeting possible writing prompts are shared.  Participants are encouraged to consider various aspects of their life story.  The writing prompt or assignment to prepare for the September meeting is to write about a "place that was special to you."  
 
During the meeting, participants also have 15 to 20 minutes to write about another topic that will be drawn from an envelope of prompt ideas. It, too, will be shared with the group.
 
Registration Required.  Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
SWAG - Seniors with
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Sep. 7, 10 a.m.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly door prize.
No Registration Required.
EPL Luttrell Room
Saturday, Sep. 9, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join Nancy Fearday, coloring expert, on Saturday, September 9 beginning at 10 a.m. as she demonstrates the use of alcohol ink and gel pens in coloring projects.  Participants will practice with both mediums. Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
EPL Workman Room
Thursday, Sep. 21, 6 p.m.
Join Ryan Ervin, Effingham High School History Teacher and Adjunct Lake Land History Instructor, as he leads a timely discussion about the current events and politcal climate of North Korea.   Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
SWAG - Seniors with
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly door prize.
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. 23
Effingham Public Library
Friday, Nov. 24
SWAG - Seniors with
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly door prize.
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Saturday, Dec. 23
Effingham Public Library
Monday, Dec. 25