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:
CANCELLED - SWAG - S
Monday, Apr. 6, 11 a.m.
SWAG will have a new start time of 11 a.m.
Karan, from the Ballard Nature Center will present a program called "Woodpeckers and Walnuts". Enjoy a power point presentation and learn about the fascinating adaptations of woodpeckers and the species found in the U.S.  Many woodpeckers like to eat tree nuts, so we will have a fun nut buffet with different types of nuts and flavored nuts as part of the program. 
Join our Seniors with Attitude Group for a monthly meeting.
Monthly door prize.
No Registration Required.
CANCELLED - Reflexol
Monday, Apr. 6, 6 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Reflexology is both an art and a science that utilizes hands, fingers, and thumbs to elicit a healing response from the body. Michelle Caraway from Effingham Massage Clinic will be sharing a brief history of this gentle modality, styles and areas in which it can be used, and examples of possible treatment protocols..
Registration Required.
Tuesday, Apr. 7
As coronavirus (COVID-19) developments change hour by hour, AARP Foundation is doing its part to flatten the curve of transmission. A top priority for us is ensuring we are protecting those most at risk, including our volunteers and taxpayers. Therefore, we are suspending AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services beginning March 16 until further notice.


 
ONLINE - Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 10 a.m.
Visit our Summer Read Facebook Page for Story Time while the library is closed.

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun! 
Each week we will focus on a different letter and each month we will focus on a different color. The color of the month is GREEN.
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 1 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
April's writing prompt is Memories of Father.
Registration Required.
Cancelled - Build It
Thursday, Apr. 9, 10 a.m.
Calling all builders!  Join us for an hour of free building with the library’s many construction toys.
Ages 2 to 5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
CANCELLED - Heartlan
Monday, Apr. 13, 10:30 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join  us at the library for a very special story time.  Heartland Mini Hoofs is bringing their therapy ponies to the library!
Registration Required.
CANCELLED - Sensory
Monday, Apr. 13, 1 p.m.
We’ll keep the the sound a little down and the lights a little up.
Bring your own allergen free snacks.
No Registration Required.
CANCELLED - Uncorked
Monday, Apr. 13, 7 p.m.


A tale of a single night. The story of a lifetime.
If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said and done?
Registration Required.
ONLINE - Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 10 a.m.
Visit our Summer Read Facebook Page for Story Time while the library is closed.

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun! 
Each week we will focus on a different letter and each month we will focus on a different color. The color of the month is GREEN.
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 7 p.m.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Are you looking for information about becoming a licensed child care program in your home? Are you already a licensed provider but interested in learning about resources to support your business? This informational session will talk about the requirements to obtain a license, resources to help during and after the licensing process and tips to being a successful business owner.
Registration Required
Thursday, Apr. 16, Noon

Effingham County’s Creative Learning Culture embraces lifelong learning for all citizens, cultivates creativity and innovation, and celebrates personal growth. We will be hosting a lunch and learn at the Effingham Public Library on April 16, 2020 from 12:00-1:30 in the Workman Room, where the focus will be on building relationships among the various Effingham County entities that share the goal of helping others grow through learning opportunities. Featured organizations are Crisis Nursery, Axis @ 109 West, Disguised Disaster, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Family Matters. Contact Chelle Beck for more details at beckc@unit40.org.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd71ON4IBUgDMLX1O0zlGhTz4j924ggX850fycXaFXcfVppYg/viewform


Workman Room
Registration Required.
 CANCELLED Daytime B
Monday, Apr. 20, 10 a.m.
Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding?

Adults
Registration Required
CANCELLED - Art and
Monday, Apr. 20, 4 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us for stories and an  accompanying art project. This month we will celebrate Earth Day!
Ages 5-12
Registration Required.
ONLINE - Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10 a.m.
Visit our Summer Read Facebook Page for Story Time while the library is closed.

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun! 
Each week we will focus on a different letter and each month we will focus on a different color. The color of the month is GREEN.
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
CANCELLED - Sensory
Thursday, Apr. 23, 10 a.m.
Join us at 10 a.m. for a Sensory Story Time followed by time for messy, mushy, sensory play.  We’ll have activities throughout the children’s area.
No Registration Required.
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Thursday, Apr. 23, 10 a.m.
No Registration Required.
All IDES Classes at Effingham Public Library are canceled until further notice.
 
CANCELLED - Books an
Monday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m.
Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler.

Spartan Gold is the first in the "Fargo series" of adventure novels by Clive Cussler, co-authored by Grant Blackwood. The two main characters of the Fargo novels are adventurers and treasure hunters Sam Fargo and his wife, Remi.
ONLINE - Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 10 a.m.
Visit our Summer Read Facebook Page for Story Time while the library is closed.

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun! 
Each week we will focus on a different letter and each month we will focus on a different color. The color of the month is GREEN.
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by My Memory Worx there is no registration required for attending. Those with a Parkinson’s diagnosis, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about this disease are welcome to attend.
The group will continue to meet on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) and will host speakers, peer tips and socialization.
No registration is required.
Sponsored by My Memory Worx.
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