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:
Encore Story Time
ONLINE
Friday, Sep. 25, 10 a.m.
Join us online in our Effingham Public Library Facebook group for a repeat of our Tuesday Story Time fun!
Recommended for ages 0-5
 Spanish with Raul
ONLINE
Monday, Sep. 28, 10 a.m.
Join us on our Facebook page for simple Spanish lessons from Raul!
 
**NEW**  Story Time
ONLINE
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 10 a.m.

Join us LIVE on Facebook for stories, songs and lots of fun!  

New this Fall!  Register by Friday to receive materials to go along with our story time on the following Tuesday.   You’ll get story pieces, craft materials and copies of the rhymes and songs we use during our story time.  Materials will be ready for pick up on  Monday.
Recommended for Ages 0-5

Registration Required.

Curbside
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 6 p.m.
Sign up to receive materials to create up to three different cards.  Materials will be ready for pick up Wednesday, September 30.
Adults
Registration Required.
Encore Story Time
ONLINE
Friday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.
Join us online in our Effingham Public Library Facebook group for a repeat of our Tuesday Story Time fun!
Recommended for ages 0-5
 Spanish with Raul
ONLINE
Monday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Join us on our Facebook page for simple Spanish lessons from Raul!
 
Seniors with Attitud
Whistling Kettle Tea Shoppe at 711 W., Jefferson Ave.
Monday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.
Join us at Whistling Kettle Tea Shoppe at 711 W. Jefferson Ave., Effingham for a tea tasting.  Owner Rachael Tieffel will educate us on different types of teas while we enjoy samples.
Registration Required.
Seniors
**NEW**  Story Time
ONLINE
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.

Join us LIVE on Facebook for stories, songs and lots of fun!  

New this Fall!  Register by Friday to receive materials to go along with our story time on the following Tuesday.   You’ll get story pieces, craft materials and copies of the rhymes and songs we use during our story time.  Materials will be ready for pick up on  Monday.
Recommended for Ages 0-5

Registration Required.

Online Author Talk a
Zoom- link will be sent via email.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.

Join Effingham Public Library and internationally bestselling author Ellen Marie Wiseman for an online Author Talk and Q&A about THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR, her astonishingly timely new novel set in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.

 

A story of hope and resilience, THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR follows a young German immigrant in Philadelphia struggling to protect her family at a time when more Americans were dying in our nation’s streets and homes than on the battlefields of WWI. Making the agonizing decision to leave her baby brothers alone while she ventures into the eerily deserted city in search of food, Pia Lange isn’t aware that she herself will soon fall dangerously ill. She doesn’t know that after waking in a makeshift hospital, she’ll be forced into an orphanage, and even as she runs away to find her brothers, an evil woman who is perhaps a greater threat than the virus itself will plot to keep them separated…Powerful, harrowing, and ultimately exultant, THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR is a story of love, resilience, and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.

 

At this moment in time, it’s a strange comfort to read about how America survived the last major global pandemic in 1918. The Spanish Flu ended up killing more people than any other illness in recorded history, including the Black Death in the 14th century and AIDS in the 20th century. It was undoubtedly terrifying, but reading THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR also highlights how far we’ve come and how much more capable we are to deal with the current virus.

 

During this virtual event, Ellen Marie Wiseman will discuss the parallels between her novel and today’s reality, the 1918 flu’s devastating impact on the immigrant population, the strange cures and preventive “medicines” used during that time (Formaldehyde tablets! Sugar cubes soaked in gasoline! Onions!), and the role of the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.

Registration Required 
Zoom Virtual Event
Adults

Encore Story Time
ONLINE
Friday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.
Join us online in our Effingham Public Library Facebook group for a repeat of our Tuesday Story Time fun!
Recommended for ages 0-5
 Spanish with Raul
ONLINE
Monday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.
Join us on our Facebook page for simple Spanish lessons from Raul!
 
ONLINE Power your Jo
Facebook
Monday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.
Join Matt Cain, User Experience Coordinator with Effingham Public Library, as he demonstrates how to use Google's services, particularly its job search tool, to find jobs. This webinar will be on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL. 

Thanks to Grow with Google and Libraries Lead with Digital Skills for providing funding for these virtual programs.

If you need assistance filing for unemployment, applying for a government phone or other help, please contact Effingham County Case Managers at 224-209-6638 or visit the library Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration Required
Adults
**NEW**  Story Time
ONLINE
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.

Join us LIVE on Facebook for stories, songs and lots of fun!  

New this Fall!  Register by Friday to receive materials to go along with our story time on the following Tuesday.   You’ll get story pieces, craft materials and copies of the rhymes and songs we use during our story time.  Materials will be ready for pick up on  Monday.
Recommended for Ages 0-5

Registration Required.

How RBG Became Notor
ONLINE
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m.
Join Sarah Ruholl Sehy via Zoom for a presentation on the extraordinary life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her work with the ACLU for gender equality and the landmark cases in which she was involved.   
*Be sure to provide your email so that you receive the link to this presentation.
Registration Required.
Homelessness in Effi
Online Recorded Session on Facebook
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m.
Join us as Cindy Mayer, Outreach Director at CEFS, for a pre-recorded discussion of home
lessness in Effingham County.
Registration Required.
Adults.
Encore Story Time
ONLINE
Friday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.
Join us online in our Effingham Public Library Facebook group for a repeat of our Tuesday Story Time fun!
Recommended for ages 0-5
 Spanish with Raul
ONLINE
Monday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.
Join us on our Facebook page for simple Spanish lessons from Raul!
 
**NEW**  Story Time
ONLINE
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.

Join us LIVE on Facebook for stories, songs and lots of fun!  

New this Fall!  Register by Friday to receive materials to go along with our story time on the following Tuesday.   You’ll get story pieces, craft materials and copies of the rhymes and songs we use during our story time.  Materials will be ready for pick up on  Monday.
Recommended for Ages 0-5

Registration Required.

Bizarre Illinois- St
Zoom- link to be added at a later date.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
This Zoom presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Illinois that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs This will change the way you view the good ol' days of IL.
Registration Required 
Please provide an email address so that we can send the Zoom link before the event.
Adults.
Registration Required.
Encore Story Time
ONLINE
Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.
Join us online in our Effingham Public Library Facebook group for a repeat of our Tuesday Story Time fun!
Recommended for ages 0-5
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