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
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, May. 2, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
EPL Luttrell Room
Tuesday, May. 2, 1 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join this group of writers as they focus on writing about their life story for their family and friends or just for themselves. This new writing group welcomes newcomers and all level of writers.  Typically meeting for two hours, participants are encouraged to bring writing that they’ve worked on to share with the group.
 
At each meeting possible writing prompts are shared.  Participants are encouraged to consider various aspects of their life story. The writing prompt or assignment to prepare for the May meeting is "Your Career". Each member may read their writing aloud. 
 
During the meeting, participants also have 15 to 20 minutes to write about another topic that will be drawn from an envelope of prompt ideas. It, too, will be shared with the group.
 
  Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
SWAG - Seniors with
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, May. 4, 10 a.m.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly door prize.
No Registration Required.
Preschool STEAM
EPL Children's Programming Room
Thursday, May. 4, 10 a.m.
Enjoy a good book and an interactive project with your little one.  Projects will incorporate science, technology, engineering, art or math.  We'll read My Five Senses and explore the world around us with our eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hands.  
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, May. 4, 12 -1 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Have a computer question?  Need help with your tablet?  Claim your spot and we'll do our best to help!
Star Wars Day - Movi
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, May. 4, 6 p.m.
May the Fourth be with you! You don't have to go to a galaxy far far away to celebrate Star Wars Day. Join us in the Workman Room for a screening of Rogue One. You can show us how strong the force is with you and get dressed up as your favorite character.
Rogue One  PG-13 133 min.
Story Time
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, May. 9, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, May. 9, 4 p.m.
Teen Volunteers (ages 13-18) are needed for the Summer Reading Program at the Effingham Public Library!  To learn more or to volunteer, please attend ONE session.  Each training session consists of reviewing techniques and guidelines, a little paperwork to take home and return, and a preview of all the fun to be had this summer!  Volunteer times and dates are based on your availability.  This is a great way to earn service hours for school while also gaining a good experience for the future!  Questions?  Contact Sara at the Library.
No Registration Required.
Homeschool Happening
EPL Children's Programming Room
Friday, May. 12, 1 p.m.
Calling all homeschoolers!  Join us for a story and fun activities.  This month we will have a Lego free build.  
All Ages
No Registration Required.
EPL Children's Programming Room
Saturday, May. 13, TBD
Teen Volunteers (ages 13-18) are needed for the Summer Reading Program at the Effingham Public Library!  To learn more or to volunteer, please attend ONE session.  Each training session consists of reviewing techniques and guidelines, a little paperwork to take home and return, and a preview of all the fun to be had this summer!  Volunteer times and dates are based on your availability.  This is a great way to earn service hours for school while also gaining a good experience for the future!  Questions?  Contact Sara at the Library.
No Registration Required.
Effingham Area Alzhe
EPL Workman Room
Monday, May. 15, 6 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Join Shannon Nosbisch from Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awareness as she welcome as a local pharmicist, Jacob Mahr.  Jacob will present a program on informaiton you should know regarding medications.  He will share the best ways to manage your presciptions, interactions between medications, Alzheimer's drugs and side effects.

Effingham Area Alzheimer's Awareness (EAAA) is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support and education for families, caregivers, and people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. 

Our programs and services support families in Effingham County and the surrouding area. Please explore our website for more information about what's available and upcoming in the community.

Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Story Time
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, May. 16, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
Daytime Book Discuss
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, May. 18, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Daytime Book Discussion
Simple Courage
by Frank Delaney
Thursday, May 18
10 a.m. Luttrell Room
In late December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise steamed westward from Europe toward America. A few days into the voyage, she hit the eye of a ferocious storm.  In a narrative as dramatic as the ocean’s fury, acclaimed bestselling author Frank Delaney tells, for the first time, the full story of this unmatched bravery and endurance at sea.  See our Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book.
Registration Required.
Books will be available w/c April 24

 
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, May. 18, 12 -1 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Have a computer question?  Need help with your tablet?  Claim your spot and we'll do our best to help!
EPL Luttrell Room
Saturday, May. 20, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join local craft expert Nancy Fearday as she assists you in creating personalized cards to share.   Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Uncorked Book Club a
Village Wine Store
Monday, May. 22, 7 p.m.
or call 217-347-0477.
Uncorked Book Club at the Village Wine Store
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
by Hilary Mantel
Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten bracingly transgressive tales, all her gifts of characterization and observation are fully engaged, ushering concealed horrors into the light.  See our Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book.
Registration Required.
 Books will be available w/c April 24

 
Story Time
EPL Workman Room
Tuesday, May. 23, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
*To allow for larger group sizes, the fun will move to the Workman Room in the library basement until the end July.
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, May. 23, Noon
Teen Volunteers (ages 13-18) are needed for the Summer Reading Program at the Effingham Public Library!  To learn more or to volunteer, please attend ONE session.  Each training session consists of reviewing techniques and guidelines, a little paperwork to take home and return, and a preview of all the fun to be had this summer!  Volunteer times and dates are based on your availability.  This is a great way to earn service hours for school while also gaining a good experience for the future!  Questions?  Contact Sara at the Library.
No Registration Required.
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, May. 23, 6 p.m.
Teen Volunteers (ages 13-18) are needed for the Summer Reading Program at the Effingham Public Library!  To learn more or to volunteer, please attend ONE session.  Each training session consists of reviewing techniques and guidelines, a little paperwork to take home and return, and a preview of all the fun to be had this summer!  Volunteer times and dates are based on your availability.  This is a great way to earn service hours for school while also gaining a good experience for the future!  Questions?  Contact Sara at the Library.
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, May. 25, 12 -1 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Have a computer question?  Need help with your tablet?  Claim your spot and we'll do our best to help!