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
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our 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, Jan. 23, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wonderring how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question or technology issue?  Our Reference Desk is happy to help.
 
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our 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 5 and 6
Registration Required.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Creative Job Search Methods & Secrets to Online Applications

Thursday January 24th, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.

Gain useful tips and tricks to finding jobs online & how to snag them!

Provided by:
Illinois Department of Employment Security

Totally Untidy Tots
Thursday, Jan. 24, 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 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Thursday, Jan. 24, Noon
Wonderring how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question or technology issue?  Our Reference Desk is happy to help.
 
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our 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.
The Brewing Industry
Effing Brew Company
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30-7:30
Come get a behind-the-scenes look at the beer brewing industry at Effing Brew Company!
Encore Story Time
Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.
Join us for an encore perrformance of our regular Tuesday Story Time fun!
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Drop In Craft
Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to Noon
Drop in the library to create a self-guided craft.
*While Supplies Last
No Registration Required.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 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.
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Monday, Jan. 28, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our 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 5 and 6
Registration Required.
Books and Brews - Th
Effing Brew Company
Monday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
From bestselling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future.

This program is for over 21s only and takes place at the Effing Brew Company.

Copies will be available for check out.
Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our 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.
Intelligent Lives Do
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6 to 8 p.m.

Intelligent Lives Documentary and Panel Discussion with Family Matters and Community Support Systems 6 to 8 p.m.

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

https://intelligentlives.org/
 

Wednesday, Jan. 30, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wonderring how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question or technology issue?  Our Reference Desk is happy to help.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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.
R.I.S.E. - After Sch
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our 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 5 and 6
Registration Required.
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