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:
Wonderful Wings pres
EPL Children's Programming Room
Monday, Jun. 26, 10 a.m.
The wings of many birds and butterflies are true works of art.  We'll explore creative tales of "how" these wings came to be, and experiment in storytelling ourselves.  We'll also encounter wings with a hands-on activity.  Craft and live animal encounter included.
Ages 4-12
Registration Required.
Visit from the Effin
Effingham Public Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 2 p.m.
Join us to learn what fire fighters do, tour a fire truck and see a demonstration of the dangers of sparklers.
Ages 4-12
Registration Required.
Fresh Digs, 210 N Banker St, Effingham, IL 62401
Monday, Jun. 26, 6 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us for our quarterly Nonfiction Book Club discussion at 6 p.m. at Fresh Digs. We'll be reading Pumpkin Flowers:  A Soldier's Story by Matti Friedman.  Book reviewers have noted:
 “A book about young men transformed by war, written by a veteran whose dazzling literary gifts gripped my attention from the first page to the last.” —The Wall Street Journal 

“Friedman’s sober and striking new memoir . . . [is] on a par with Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried -- its Israeli analog.” —The New York Times Book Review Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Story Time
EPL Workman Room
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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.
Next of Kiln
EPL Children's Programming Room
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2 p.m.
Join us to make a one of a kind creation out of clay.  Projects will be available for pickup at a later date.
Ages 5-12
Registration Required.
Outdoor Play Day
Effingham Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10 a.m.
Meet up outside the library for an obstacle course and parachute fun.  If the weather does not cooperate, we'll move the fun indoors to the Workman Room.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Serial Science Drop
EPL Children's Programming Room
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2 to 4 p.m.
We've taken care of the prep work - all you need to do is drop in the Children's Programming Room to do a self-guided science-based activity with your whole family (bring a grownup!).  We'll post our activity a few days prior.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Totally Untidy Toddl
EPL Children's Programming Room
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10 a.m.
Join us for messy, mushy, squishy sensory play!  Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy.
Ages 1-4 with an adult
No Registration Required.
 
Painting with Rita -
EPL Children's Programming Room
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2 p.m.
Create a masterpiece from start to finish in this one hour painting class.
Ages 5-12
Registration Required.
Drop In Design - Spa
EPL Children's Programming Room
Thursday, Jun. 29, 5 to 7 p.m.
Drop in the Children's Programming Room to create a fun, non-flammable sparkler.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Encore Story Time
EPL Workman Room
Friday, Jun. 30, 10 a.m.
Join us for a repeat performance of the fun stories, songs and craft from our Tuesday Story Time.
*Encore Story Time is held in the Workman Room of the library basement.
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
Ag in the Classroom
EPL Children's Programming Room
Friday, Jun. 30, 2 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join Lisa Zumbahlen with the Effingham Farm Bureau to learn about life on a sheep farm.
Ages 5-12
Registration Required.
4-H Public Speaking
Effingham Public Library
Friday, Jun. 30, 6 p.m.
Local 4-H members return with their finest public speaking skills.  Come join us for the evening - we are certain you'll walk away with new knowledge!
Audience members needed!
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Effingham Public Library
Tuesday, Jul. 4
Coding for Kids
EPL Children's Programming Room
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 4 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Have fun solving mazes while learning some basic computer programming concepts without using a computer.
Ages 8-12
Registration Required.
SWAG - Seniors with
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10 a.m.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly door prize.
No Registration Required.
Preschool STEAM
EPL Children's Programming Room
Thursday, Jul. 6, 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 will read Who Sank the Boat?  and explore what floats and what sinks.  Weather permitting, we will be taking the fun outside.
Ages 2-5 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Painting with Rita -
EPL Children's Programming Room
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2 p.m.
Create a masterpiece from start to finish in this one hour painting class.
Ages 8-12
Registration Required.
Story Time
EPL Workman Room
Friday, Jul. 7, 10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
*Starting May 23 and continuing through the end of July, story time will be held in the Workman Room.
LEGO Challenge
EPL Children's Programming Room
Friday, Jul. 7, 4 p.m.
Join us for a story and a LEGO building challenge.
Ages 5-12
Registration Required.