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
Friday, Sep. 24, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  
Ages 0-5
 
Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Sep. 24, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Local Author Visit-
EPL's Fearday Cafe
Saturday, Sep. 25, 10 a.m.

Join us for an author visit with local author, Charles Titus. His book, Exploring the Land of Lincoln: The Essential Guide to Illinois Historic Sites, is a unique Illinois history-Illinois travel guide combination that invites readers to journey through the state’s history by means of the Prairie State’s most extraordinary historic sites.

The book includes chapters on Cahokia Mounds, Starved Rock, Fort de Chartres, Fort Massac, Old Shawneetown, Lincoln’s New Salem, Apple River Fort, the Vandalia State House, Nauvoo, the Old State Capitol, Lincoln Log Cabin, Bishop Hill, the Reuben Moore Home and Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, the Old Chicago Water Tower, the Lincoln Tomb, the Haymarket Martyrs Monument, Hull House, the Eternal Indian Statue, the Vachel Lindsay Home and the South Side Community Art Center.

Charles Titus is an emeritus member of the History Department at Eastern Illinois University where he taught, among other courses, Illinois history. He will be available to sign books following the event.Exploring the Land of Lincoln can be purchased for $19.95 (paperback) from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and the University of Illinois Press.

10 a.m. to Noon
Adults
No Registration Required

Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home. 
Ages 0-5
This Moment in Ameri
Effingham Performance Center
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 7pm

Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library in partnership with Effingham Performance Center is pleased to present “This Moment in America – A Conversation with Governor Jim Edgar” at the Effingham Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt W, Effingham, on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Peace for Parkinson&
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 1 p.m.
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, and will host speakers, peer tips and socialization.
Sponsored by My Memory Worx.

 
Encore Story Time
Friday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  
Ages 0-5
 
Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Oct. 1, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
The Big Read 2021- V
Virtual
Saturday, Oct. 2, All Day
The Big Read 2021 is an annual one-day, online event developed by the 1000 Books Foundation to help kick-start early childhood literacy. We simply ask all parents and caregivers to read one book to their child on that day.The goal of #TheBigRead2021 is to promote the importance of early childhood literacy and encourage all parents and caregivers to read with their children.
Read a book to your child.
Take a picture and use the hashtag #TheBigRead2021 to post your involvement on social media (e.g, Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest/Snapchat, etc.)
**Optional ** Donate $1.00 to the 1000 Books Foundation. This tax deductible donation is not mandatory to participate.

Kids
Virtual Event  Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Local Author Visit-
EPL's Fearday Cafe
Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.

Join us for an author visit with local author, Mallory Weber. Her book "The Beaten Heart" is her first novel.

 Melanie Dickson has been through her share of heartache. With college graduation in a few days and a marriage proposal in the near future, she feels confident and happy. When tragedy strikes and everything she thought she wanted goes away, she finds solace in a comfortable, practical, new relationship, and a new life, thousands of miles from home. But just as she is starting to live her life again, not overcome with guilt and no longer paralyzed by fear, an old flame steps back into her life. In one weekend, everything she thought she knew changes. The one person she has spent her life trying to forget, to hide her feelings for, is thrust back into her life. She has to decide, should she pick the practical, safe choice or follow her heart and the one person she has always loved?

"The Beaten Heart" is available for purchase on Amazon for $9.95.

10 a.m. to Noon
Adults
No Registration Required

SWAG
Monday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Join our Seniors with Attitude group for a presentation by Karly Combest, Ameren Community Relations Coordinator, about energy awareness. Snacks and coffee will be provided and a door prize will be awarded.

Adults
No Registration Required.
Workman Room Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home. 
Ages 0-5
Planning for a Lifet
Zoom
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us for an online presentation by Janet Grove, attorney with Armstrong, Grove and Wawrzynek, as she discusses legal documents everyone needs to have, the ins and outs of Medicare/Medicaid and other aspects of Estate Planning.
Adults
*Zoom
Registration Required
Encore Story Time
Friday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  
Ages 0-5
 
Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Oct. 8, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Card Class with Nanc
Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join Nancy Fearday to learn new card making techniques.

Adults
Registration Required 
Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home. 
Ages 0-5
Encore Story Time
Friday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  
Ages 0-5
 
Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Oct. 15, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Daytime Book Discuss
Monday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a book discussion about your book recommendations! Bring one of your favorite books, or a book read during the COVID shutdowns.
Adults
No Registration Required
 
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