Library Newsletter

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Helen Matthes Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

 
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 2, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
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Make and Take
3-7 p.m.
 Make and Take
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 3-7 p.m.Make and Take
100 E. Market Ave.
Stop in to make your own (pretend) pet fish!
All Ages
No Registration Required.
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MalWare/Clean Up Computer Class
6 p.m.
 MalWare/Clean Up Computer Class
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Flashing popups, redirected search results, dubious virus scanning processes that won't close: these are all clear signs of a malware infection on your computer. Come learn how ...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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SWAG - Social Club for Seniors
10 a.m.
 SWAG - Social Club for Seniors
Thursday, Sep. 4, 10 a.m.SWAG - Social Club f
100 E. Market Ave.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly Door Prize!
No Registration Required.
 
 
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Family Movie Night - Muppets Most Wanted (PG, 112 min.)
6 p.m.
Family Movie Night - Muppets Most Wanted (PG, 112 min.)
Thursday, Sep. 4, 6 p.m.Family Movie Night -
100 E. Market Ave.
Everyone Welcome!  Free Popcorn!
All Ages 
No Registration Required.
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Ebay Basics with Stephanie Rieman
6 p.m.
Ebay Basics with Stephanie Rieman
Monday, Sep. 8, 6 p.m.Ebay Basics with Ste
100 E. Market Ave.
Thinking about selling on Ebay?  Join experienced Ebay seller, Stephanie Rieman, as she shares tips, tricks and pitfalls to avoid when selling on Ebay.  
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
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An Hour with Stephen Bardo - 1989 Men’s U of I Basketball Star
7 p.m.
An Hour with Stephen Bardo - 1989 Men’s U of I Basketball Star
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 7 p.m.An Hour with Stephen
100 E. Market Ave.
Are you an Illini fan?  Remember the 1989 men's basketball season?  If you do then you'll want to mark your calendar and join the former starting point guard, Stephen Bardo, as he shares memories from that famed season.  He’ll have copies of his new book, The Flyin&r...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Reading Food Labels with Dr. Justin Pals
6 p.m.
Reading Food Labels with Dr. Justin Pals
Thursday, Sep. 11, 6 p.m.Reading Food Labels
100 E. Market Ave.
This is the first in a three-part series on health and food with Dr. Justin Pals from New Health Chiropractic.  Dr. Justin will help us understand what we're putting into our bodies by teaching us how to read the labels we see on food.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Parent/Tot Playgroup
10 a.m.
 Parent/Tot Playgroup
Friday, Sep. 12, 10 a.m.Parent/Tot Playgroup
100 E. Market Ave.
Join other parents, grandparents and caregivers as your tot learns to play with others as they participate in fun activities.
Ages 1-4
No Registration Required.
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Roald Dahl Day
4 p.m.
 Roald Dahl Day
Friday, Sep. 12, 4 p.m.Roald Dahl Day
100 E. Market Ave.
Are you a fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or James and the Giant Peach?  Join us for Roald Dahl Day!  We will have lots of fun activities all focused on the famous author's work.
Ages 8-15
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Word 2010 and 2013 Basics:
1 p.m.
 Word 2010 and 2013 Basics:
Monday, Sep. 15, 1 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Practice includes typing a very brief letter.  Topics include the quick access toolbar, saving, print preview, undo and redo, spell check, vertically centering a page, editing,...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Creative Kids
4 p.m.
 Creative Kids
Monday, Sep. 15, 4 p.m.Creative Kids
100 E. Market Ave.
Come create some super bendable pipe cleaner people!  Ninja, ballerina, hip hop dancer or sports star - the choice is yours.
Ages 5-12
Registration Required.
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
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Controlling Long Term Care Costs
6 p.m.
Controlling Long Term Care Costs
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Approximately 70% of people over 65 will require long-term care at some point in their lives. This presentation by Joe Fearday of Wells Fargo Advisors will explain how you can control future costs with long-term care insurance.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Read to Clyde
1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
 Read to Clyde
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.Read to Clyde
100 E. Market Ave.
Drop in the Youth Services side this afternoon (there's no school in the afternoon!), and read to our registered therapy dog, Clyde.  Dogs are non-judgmental listeners, and a perfect audience for practicing readers.  
All Ages with an Adult
No Registration Required.
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Excel 2010 and 2013 Basics
1 p.m.
 Excel 2010 and 2013 Basics
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 1 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Practice includes creating a basic monthly budget.  Topics include the workbook, quick access toolbar, saving print preview, undo and redo, worksheets, navigating, auto fill, f...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Using Windows 8
6 p.m.
 Using Windows 8
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Learn to make Windows 8 work for you.  Bring your Windows 8 laptop and find out how you can make the new technology assist you in everyday computer use (Skype, Facebook, etc.).
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Daytime Book Club - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
10 a.m.
Daytime Book Club - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Thursday, Sep. 18, 10 a.m.Daytime Book Club  -
100 E. Market Ave.
Daytime Book Club
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline
Thursday, September 18
10 a.m.
See our Check Out Desk to request a copy of the book.
Registration Required.
 
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Managing Files and Folders
2 p.m.
 Managing Files and Folders
Thursday, Sep. 18, 2 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Work with a collection of various practice files and pictures with the instructor's help.  Practice and discussion includes creating, renaming, moving, copying, deleting, r...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Children’s Health with Dr. Justin Pals
6 p.m.
Children’s Health with Dr. Justin Pals
Thursday, Sep. 18, 6 p.m.Children’s Hea
100 E. Market Ave.
This is the second in a three-part series on health and food with Dr. Justin Pals.  Learn how something as simple as food can impact our children's health, either positively or negatively. 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Library Book Sale
9 to 5 p.m.
 Library Book Sale
Friday, Sep. 19, 9 to 5 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
The Book Sale is back!  Shop Friday, Sept. 19 from 9 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 to 2 p.m.
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Library Book Sale
9 to 2 p.m.
 Library Book Sale
Saturday, Sep. 20, 9 to 2 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
The Book Sale is back!  Shop Friday, Sept. 19 from 9 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 to 2 p.m.
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Suicide Prevention and Intervention
6 p.m.
Suicide Prevention and Intervention
Monday, Sep. 22, 6 p.m.Suicide Prevention a
100 E. Market Ave.
In the lead-up to the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, September 27, Heartland Human Services will be sharing information on suicide prevention and intervention.

 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
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Community Open House @ The New Library
5 to 7 p.m.
Community Open House @ The New Library
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 5 to 7 p.m.Community Open House
200 North Third
Bring a friend and join us for a tour of what will soon be the 
New Library! Refreshments will be served.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Kids and Coffee
10 a.m.
 Kids and Coffee
Thursday, Sep. 25, 10 a.m.Kids and Coffee
100 E. Market Ave.
We will keep the tots busy with magnet fun while the moms relax and chat.
Ages 2-5 with an Adult
No Registration Required.
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Crafternoon
4 p.m.
 Crafternoon
Thursday, Sep. 25, 4 p.m.Crafternoon
100 E. Market Ave.
Join Miss Rita for a watercolor painting class!  Learn about color mixing, brushstrokes, and watercolor techniques.  All materials will be provided as we help you complete a stunning watercolor landscape.
Ages 10-17
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Supplements and Vitamins with Dr. Justin Pals
6 p.m.
Supplements and Vitamins with Dr. Justin Pals
Thursday, Sep. 25, 6 p.m.Supplements and Vita
100 E. Market Ave.
This is the last program in a three-part series on health and food with Dr. Justin Pals from New Health Chiropractic. 

Supplements and Vitamins - What works, what doesn't and what can you get from simply eating the right foods.  

 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Homeschool Happening
1 p.m.
 Homeschool Happening
Friday, Sep. 26, 1 p.m.Homeschool Happening
100 E. Market Ave.
Calling all homeschoolers!  Head over to the library for stories and a fun activity.  
All Ages
No Registration Required.
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Uncorked! A Book Club for Wine Lovers at The Village Wine Store
7 p.m.
Uncorked! A Book Club for Wine Lovers at The Village Wine Store
Monday, Sep. 29, 7 p.m.Uncorked!  A Book Cl
100 E. Market Ave.
Uncorked!
A Book Club for Wine Lovers
at The Village Wine Store
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
by Mohsin Hamid
Monday, September 29
7 p.m.
Join us at the Village Wine Store.
See our Check Out Desk to request a copy of the book.
Registration Required.
&...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
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Lego Club
4 p.m.
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 4 p.m.Lego Club
100 E. Market Ave.
Use your imagination to create and build!
Ages 5-12
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
    
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