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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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Winter Science
4 p.m.
 Winter Science
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 4 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for an afternoon of science experiments all inspired by the winter season.
Ages 7-12
Registration Required. 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Daytime Book Club - The Book Thief By Marcus Zusak
10 a.m.
Daytime Book Club - The Book Thief By Marcus Zusak
Thursday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.Daytime Book Club
100 E. Market Ave.
Daytime Book Club
The Book Thief By Marcus Zusak
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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iPhone Picture Class with Kate Key
6 p.m.
iPhone Picture Class with Kate Key
Thursday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Professional photographer Kate Key is back to teach us how to take the best pictures with our iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  She'll cover picture-taking tips and share some of her favorite apps.  Suitable for adults and kids 10 and up.
Ages 10-108
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Family Book Discussion - The Giver
7 p.m.
Family Book Discussion - The Giver
Monday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.Family Book Discussi
100 E. Market Ave.
Grab a copy of this award winning book and read it with your family then join us for an all ages book discussion.
All Ages
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 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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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 24, Library Closed
100 E. Market Ave.
The library will be closed.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Thursday, Dec. 25, Library Closed
100 E. Market Ave.
The library will be closed.
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Read to Clyde
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Read to Clyde
Friday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Read to Clyde
100 E. Market Ave.
Dogs are non-judgmental listeners, so this is a great program for new and practicing readers.  Stop in to read aloud to Clyde, our registered therapy dog.
All Ages with an adult
No Registration Required.
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Read to Clyde
4 to 6 p.m.
 Read to Clyde
Friday, Dec. 26, 4 to 6 p.m.Read to Clyde
100 E. Market Ave.
Dogs are non-judgmental listeners, so this is a great program for new and practicing readers.  Stop in to read aloud to Clyde, our registered therapy dog.
All Ages with an adult
No Registration Required.
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Scovill Mobile Zoo Visit
11 a.m.
 Scovill Mobile Zoo Visit
Monday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m.Scovill Mobile Zoo V
100 E. Market Ave.
The zoo is coming to the library!  Come learn about several animals from the experts from Scovill Zoo.
All Ages - children under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver age 13 or older
Registration Required for each person who will attend.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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The Basics of Brewing Beer at Home
6 p.m.
The Basics of Brewing Beer at Home
Monday, Dec. 29, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
The Basics of Brewing Beer at Home
6 p.m.
Glen Forneris, homebrewing aficionado, will talk about the homebrewing process, what materials and costs are involved and why people love brewing their own beer.  
Registration Required.
Must be aged 21 or over to attend.
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Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 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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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 31, Library Closed
100 E. Market Ave.
The library will be closed.
   
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