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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Effingham Courthouse Museum
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 6 p.m.
Poet and author, abolitionist and nurse, patriot and suffragist, Louisa May Alcott was so much more than the author of Little Women. In this 45 minute show the audience meets with this prolific American author. We learn the hopes, the heartbreaks and the experiences of Louisa May Alcott's life from which she drew inspiration for her novels, short stories, and poems. This theatrical presentation, written using excerpts from her letters and journals, allows Louisa May Alcott to speak to us in her own words; of her childhood, her experiences as a Civil War nurse, her struggles to support her family and the equal rights of all. (taken from the website) Sponsored by Effingham Public Library and Effingham Courthouse Museum.
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. Children’s Programming Room

Ages 0-5

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!

No Registration Required.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
This program offers tips for caregivers and family members to better care for their loved one. Some topics discussed are eating, sleeping issues, driving, bathing, etc.  These tips may help make caregiving
less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone.  
Wednesday, Aug. 22, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.  
Registration Required.
 
Thursday, Aug. 23, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.  
Registration Required.
 
Totally Untidy Tots
Friday, Aug. 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.
Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join Nancy for this card making class.
Monday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.
or call 217-350-0821.
Join us at Fresh Digs as we discuss Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood an autobiographical comedy book written by the South African comedian Trevor Noah. Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. Children’s Programming Room

Ages 0-5

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!

No Registration Required.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.  
Registration Required.
 
Effingham Courthouse Museum
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Come and enjoy Stan Banash's entertaining and revealing tour of illinois' historical places.  Banash is the author of Roadside History of Illinois.  Co-Sponsored by the Effingham Courthouse Museum.
Thursday, Aug. 30, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.  
Registration Required.
 
Lego Club Jr.
Friday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m.
Come play with all the library's Duplos!
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Saturday, Sep. 1
The Adult Reading Program will run from September 1 to September 30.
Courthouse Lawn
Saturday, Sep. 1, 10 a.m.
Join us at the pavillion on the Courthouse lawn for stories and songs.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Monday, Sep. 3
Library will be closed for Labor Day.
Tuesday, Sep. 4, 10 a.m.

Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. Children’s Programming Room

Ages 0-5

Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!

No Registration Required.

 

Tuesday, Sep. 4, 1 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Memoir Writing Group

Tue, June 5, 1 p.m. LR

Write and share stories from your lifetime.

 

Tuesday, Sep. 4, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact the library about our new after school program, R.I.S.E., Read, Innovate, Serve, Engage.  Registration forms will be available at the library or on our website on August 22.  
Students in grades 6-8
Registration Required.
Wednesday, Sep. 5, Noon
or call 217-342-2464.
Wondering how to navigate a new tablet, computer or phone?  Have a quick question about a technology issue?
Our Reference Desk staff is happy to help.  
Registration Required.
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