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:
Active Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10 a.m.
Think we're usually a pretty fun place?  Join us for an active story time with Kay Metzelaars. No need to worry about sitting still and quiet when you can be part of the story. Story time will begin at 10 and repeat at 10:30.
Playgroup activities will be available in the main Children's Area too.
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
*Children’s Programming Room

The months of May/June/July/August this program will take place in the WORKMAN ROOM.
Active Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10:30
Think we're usually a pretty fun place?  Join us for an active story time with Kay Metzelaars. No need to worry about sitting still and quiet when you can be part of the story. Story time will begin at 10:30.
Playgroup activities will be available in the main Children's Area too.
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
*Children’s Programming Room

The months of May/June/July/August this program will take place in the WORKMAN ROOM.
Thursday, Jun. 20, Noon
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question or technology issue?  Our Reference Desk is happy to help.
Song Writing with St
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Do you have an interest in songwriting?  Join us for a songwriting workshop where participants can learn tips on how to start writing a song.  The group will have a chance to write a song together as well as share some of their own original songs or songwriting tips.  Bring an instrument and a pencil and paper and let’s get to writing!
Ages 10-15
Registration Required.
Lego Challenge for a
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2 p.m.
Using your building skills to conquer the challenge!
Ages 6-9
Registration Required.
Lego Challenge for a
Thursday, Jun. 20, 4 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Using your building skills to conquer the challenge!
Ages 10-15
Registration Required.
Encore Story Time
Friday, Jun. 21, 10 a.m.
Join us in the Workman Room for a repeat of Tuesday's stories, songs and lots of fun!
We'll move upstairs to the Children's Programming Room for the craft.
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Friday, Jun. 21, 2 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Foster, a cruise ship magician, will host a short hands on workshop.
Ages 6-12
Registration Required.
Saturday, Jun. 22, 9 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Go on a guided tour of all the new artwork in downtown Effingham.  Meet at the library's west entrance.
Registration Required.
Effingham Farm Burea
Monday, Jun. 24, 10 a.m.
Join the Effingham Farm Bureau for a lively program and a yummy treat that you make yourself!
Ages: 5-12
Registration Required
Galaxy Slime for age
Monday, Jun. 24, 2 p.m.
Join us to make some out-of-this-world slime!
Ages 6-9
Registration Required
Galaxy Slime for age
Monday, Jun. 24, 4 p.m.
Join us to make some out-of-this-world slime!
Ages 10-15
Registration Required
Books and Brew - The
Effing Brew Company
Monday, Jun. 24, 7 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

The Sisters Brothers (2011) is a novel by Canadian-born author Patrick deWitt.

The darkly comic, Western-inspired story takes place in Oregon and California in 1851. The narrator, Eli Sisters, and his brother Charlie Sisters are assassins that are sent to kill Hermann Kermit Warm, an ingenious and likable man, who is accused of stealing from the Sisters' fearsome boss, the Commodore

Pick up your copy at the circulation desk.
Adults 21+
Registration Required.
Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10 a.m.
Join us in the Workman Room for stories, songs and lots of fun!
We'll move upstairs to the Children's Programming Room for the craft.
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 11 a.m.
Join us in the Workman Room for stories, songs and lots of fun!
We'll move upstairs to the Children's Programming Room for the craft.
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Tuesday, Jun. 25, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question or technology issue?  Our Reference Desk is happy to help.
Strut Your Stuff - D
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Strut Your Stuff!  Get acquainted with the best show on earth...nature!  Animals love to move it, move it!  Get into character by practicing the sounds and movements of show stopping animals like the beautiful peacock.  You will definitely get the chance to strut your stuff during this nature-inspired program.  Craft and live animal encounter included.
Ages 3-5 with an adult
Registration Required.
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 1 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.
Star Wars Science fo
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2 p.m.
Join us to do some Star Wars-inspired science experiments.
Ages 6-9
Registration Required.
Star Wars Science fo
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 4 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us to do some Star Wars-inspired science experiments.
Ages 10-15
Registration Required.
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