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:
Book Sale
Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to Noon
Browse our book sale in the EPL basement for books, audiobooks, movies, and more!
All Ages
No Registration Required
Local Author Signing
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-Noon

Local author Jeremy Williams will be in Effingham on Dec. 4 to sign copies of his new book, “The Price of Survival”.
To save their civilization the people of the Braline System send rogue leader Levu Earsp to obtain the Orbs, an archaic power source. Standing in Levu's way are the evil Sekurai and other rivals. Levu and his people will explore the galaxy and themselves as the fate of billions hangs in the balance. To what unlikely ends will peaceful people go in order to save their civilizations?
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at $15 per book. E-copies and hard copies can also be purchased online at https://tinyurl.com/422r3tzt.  
Jeremy lives in rural Shelby County with his dog Surrell. He is a jack of all trades and master of none. When he isn’t working or writing, he is walking his dog and enjoying the outdoors.

No Registration Required.

Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Seniors with Attitud
Monday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Join the Seniors with Attitude Group to talk about books and hobbies while creating a Christmas ornament!
Seniors
No Registration Required
Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 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
ECC Character Night:
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 5:30-6:30pm
or call 217-342-2464.
Our friends at Effingham County Connections are opening up one of their monthly family play nights to the public and we are excited to host them! For this meeting, ECC invites you to bring your pre-k children (0-3) to the library to participate in a Gingerbread themed character night! There will be gingerbread crafts, coloring pages, a cookie decorating station, and, of course, Gingerbread stories read to the participants! It will be a fun and educational night!
Please sign up for only one session.
Registration Required
ECC Character Night:
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:30-7:30p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Our friends at Effingham County Connections are opening up one of their monthly family play nights to the public and we are excited to host them! For this meeting, ECC invites you to bring your pre-k children (0-3) to the library to participate in a Gingerbread themed character night! There will be gingerbread crafts, coloring pages, a cookie decorating station, and, of course, Gingerbread stories read to the participants! It will be a fun and educational night!
Please sign up for only one session.
Registration Required
Encore Story Time
Friday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.
Ages 0-5
 
Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Dec. 10, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Storycrafters
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:00am
or call 217-342-2464.

Are you an aspiring writer?  Have you been working on a novel or short story and wish you had someone off whom to bounce your ideas?  Do you sometimes find yourself suffering from the dreaded writer’s block? 

Storycrafters is a group focused on gathering creative writers together so that we can support one another toward writing the great stories we all want to tell. 

When we meet, we will get our creative juices flowing with challenging and entertaining writing prompts.  We’ll give writers the opportunity to share their work with the group and receive feedback and critiques.  We can also dive into discussions on specific writing topics that are of interest to the group.

The group’s goal is to help you tackle the challenges of organizing your ideas, structuring your plot, developing believable characters, creating convincing dialogue, becoming a descriptive writer, and in general improving your skills as a creative writer. The group can also help hold one another accountable toward making regular progress on our writing projects.

Group meetings are moderated, and the group will establish its own practices and guidelines.  We want our gatherings to meet the needs and suit the styles of the members. 

We’ll keep our group size small; no more than seven people at each meeting.

This group is intended for people age 18 and older.  Stay tuned for a teen edition of Storycrafters!

Writers of all genres of fiction are welcome, including those who are working on poetry, memoirs, and journaling. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Card Class with Nanc
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join crafting guru Nancy Fearday to learn techniques for creating your own cards!
Adults
Registration Required. Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 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
STEAM To Go - Christ
Thursday, Dec. 16, 4 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
This month, pick up a kit to make a fun balloon physics game! Kids love Rudolph and will find themselves in fits of giggles with this activity.
Ages 5-9
Registration Required Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Encore Story Time
Friday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.
Ages 0-5
 
Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Dec. 17, noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Daytime Book Discuss
Monday, Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a discussion of the book "The Only Woman in the Room" by best-selling author, Marie Benedict
Ask for a copy of this masterpiece at the Check Out Desk!
Adults
No Registration Required. Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 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
Bedtime Story Time
https://www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL.
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.
Join us for a Special Christmas bedtime story time on our library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
All Ages
No Registration Required Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Closed- Merry Christ
Friday, Dec. 24
Closed
Saturday, Dec. 25
Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 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
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