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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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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Monday, Mar. 2
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Family Movie Night - Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
6 p.m.
Family Movie Night - Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
Monday, Mar. 2, 6 p.m.Family Movie Night -
100 E. Market Ave.
Everyone Welcome!  Free Popcorn!
All Ages
No Registration Required.
 
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Tuesday, Mar. 3
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 2-5
No Registration Required.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Wednesday, Mar. 4
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
iCloud Class
6 p.m.
 iCloud Class
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
iCloud Class
6 p.m.
Learn how the cloud works, what drives it, why is it popular, and how to make the cloud work for you.
Registration Required.
 
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Thursday, Mar. 5
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
SWAG - Social Group for Seniors
10 a.m.
SWAG - Social Group for Seniors
Thursday, Mar. 5, 10 a.m.SWAG  - Social Group
100 E. Market Ave.
Join our social group for Seniors.
Monthly Door Prize.
No Registration Required.
Cottage Food Law
6 p.m.
 Cottage Food Law
Thursday, Mar. 5, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Considering selling your homemade jam at the Farmers' Market this summer?  Join jamie Washburn from the U of I Extension office as she shares what you can and cannot produce and sell, labelling, licensing and more.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Friday, Mar. 6
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Devices Day
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Devices Day
Friday, Mar. 6, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Want to learn more about how your eReader or Tablet can access the library's eBooks or magazines?  Drop in between 9 a.m . to 5:30 and Info Desk staff will be glad to answer questions and help you download apps.
Book Sale!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Book Sale!
Friday, Mar. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for our library book sale!  Friday, Mar. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Mar. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Saturday, Mar. 7
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Book Sale!
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 Book Sale!
Saturday, Mar. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for our library book sale!  Friday, Mar. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Mar. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Teen Tech Week
 Teen Tech Week
Monday, Mar. 9Teen Tech Week
100 E. Market Ave.
Teens:  Stop in this week and check out our interactive technology artifacts display.  Can you identify all the obsolete devices?
No Registration Required.
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Monday, Mar. 9
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Word 2010 and 2013 Basics
9 a.m.
 Word 2010 and 2013 Basics
Monday, Mar. 9, 9 a.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Word 2010 and 2013 Basics
9 a.m.
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, different ways of selecting text, dragging, cut and paste, and copy and pas...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
Crafternoon
4 p.m.
 Crafternoon
Monday, Mar. 9, 4 p.m.Crafternoon
100 E. Market Ave.
Make your own iPhone or iPod speakers!  Create simple acoustic speakers out of recycled materials.
Ages 10-17
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
Allergies with Dr. Justin
6 p.m.
 Allergies with Dr. Justin
Monday, Mar. 9, 6 p.m.Allergies with Dr. J
100 E. Market Ave.
Tis the season for allergy fare-ups!  Dr. Justin will teach us how to reduce allergy symptoms by 50% without the use of medication.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Teen Tech Week
 Teen Tech Week
Tuesday, Mar. 10Teen Tech Week
100 E. Market Ave.
Teens:  Stop in this week and check out our interactive technology artifacts display.  Can you identify all the obsolete devices?
No Registration Required.
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Tuesday, Mar. 10
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 2-5
No Registration Required.
Doing More with Your iPad
6 p.m.
 Doing More with Your iPad
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 6 p.m.Doing More with Your
100 E. Market Ave.
Want to learn more about your new iPad?  Join Judy Siebert and Jayne Goldstein as they share a brief recap of iPad for Beginners and share how to set up an iTunes account, download apps and set up email.  
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Teen Tech Week
 Teen Tech Week
Wednesday, Mar. 11Teen Tech Week
100 E. Market Ave.
Teens:  Stop in this week and check out our interactive technology artifacts display.  Can you identify all the obsolete devices?
No Registration Required.
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Wednesday, Mar. 11
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
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Teen Tech Week
 Teen Tech Week
Thursday, Mar. 12Teen Tech Week
100 E. Market Ave.
Teens:  Stop in this week and check out our interactive technology artifacts display.  Can you identify all the obsolete devices?
No Registration Required.
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Thursday, Mar. 12
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Toddler Time
10 a.m.
 Toddler Time
Thursday, Mar. 12, 10 a.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for a bubbly, action-packed story time just for toddlers!
Ages 1 to 3 (siblings welcome)
No Registration Required.
 
Managing Files and Folders
1 p.m.
 Managing Files and Folders
Thursday, Mar. 12, 1 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Managing Files and Folders
1 p.m.
Work with a collection of various practice files and pictures with the instructor's help.  Practice and discussion includes creating, renaming, moving, copying, deleting, restoring, and searching for files and folders.
Registration Required.<...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
Lego Challenge
4 p.m.
 Lego Challenge
Thursday, Mar. 12, 4 p.m.Lego Challenge
100 E. Market Ave.
We'll read a book then challenge you to use your imagination to create and build the project of the month!
Ages 5-12 
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
Healthy Habits of a Lasting Relationship
6 p.m.
Healthy Habits of a Lasting Relationship
Thursday, Mar. 12, 6 p.m.Healthy Habits of a
100 E. Market Ave.
Want a relationship that will stand the test of time?  Join Judy Latta of the Wellness Loft as she shares habits that ensure that we have just that.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Teen Tech Week
 Teen Tech Week
Friday, Mar. 13Teen Tech Week
100 E. Market Ave.
Teens:  Stop in this week and check out our interactive technology artifacts display.  Can you identify all the obsolete devices?
No Registration Required.
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Friday, Mar. 13
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
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Teen Tech Week
 Teen Tech Week
Saturday, Mar. 14Teen Tech Week
100 E. Market Ave.
Teens:  Stop in this week and check out our interactive technology artifacts display.  Can you identify all the obsolete devices?
No Registration Required.
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Saturday, Mar. 14
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Monday, Mar. 16
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Creative Kids
4 p.m.
 Creative Kids
Monday, Mar. 16, 4 p.m.Creative Kids
100 E. Market Ave.
Creative printmaking!  Come see what you can create when you paint without a brush.  Teacher's tip:  Bring or wear an old shirt to keep your clothes clean.
Ages 5-10
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Tuesday, Mar. 17
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 2-5
No Registration Required.
Excel 2010 and 2013 Basics
5 p.m.
 Excel 2010 and 2013 Basics
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 5 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Excel 2010 and 2013 Basics
5 p.m.
Practice includes creating a basic monthly budget.  Topics include the workbook, quick access toolbar, saving, print preview, undo and redo, worksheets, navigating, auto fill, formulas, editing and formatting, and conditional formatting.
Registra...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Wednesday, Mar. 18
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Malware and Computer Cleanup
6 p.m.
 Malware and Computer Cleanup
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Malware and Computer Cleanup
6 p.m.
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 to clean up your Windows PC, and keep it clean.  The instructo...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Thursday, Mar. 19
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Book Discussion - The Boy in the Suitcase
10 a.m.
Book Discussion - The Boy in the Suitcase
Thursday, Mar. 19, 10 a.m.Book Discussion - Th
100 E. Market Ave.
Daytime Book Club
The Boy in the Suitcase
by Nina Borg
Thursday, March 19
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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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Friday, Mar. 20
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
21
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Saturday, Mar. 21
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
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23
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Monday, Mar. 23
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
24
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Tuesday, Mar. 24
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 2-5
No Registration Required.
Microsoft Access 2010 & 2013 Basics
1 p.m.
Microsoft Access 2010 & 2013 Basics
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 1 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Microsoft Access 2010 & 2013 Basics
1 p.m.
Microsoft Access is an information management tool that helps you store information for reference, reporting, and analysis.  Microsoft Access helps you analyze large amounts of information, and manage related data more efficiently than Mi...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Wednesday, Mar. 25
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
26
Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Thursday, Mar. 26
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
What the Deal with ... the Changing Face of Terrorism
6 p.m.
What the Deal with ... the Changing Face of Terrorism
Thursday, Mar. 26, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Ryan Ervin is back to tackle the topic of terrorism.  Pints to discuss include how the Al Qaeda of the early 2000s (an Afghan based group planning attacks) has morphed into two new movements, new usesof social media among terrorists, how westerners themselves have been recruited into their rank...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Friday, Mar. 27
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Homeschool Happening
1 p.m.
 Homeschool Happening
Friday, Mar. 27, 1 p.m.
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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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Saturday, Mar. 28
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Monday, Mar. 30
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Uncorked - Never Coming Back
7 p.m.
 Uncorked - Never Coming Back
Monday, Mar. 30, 7 p.m.Uncorked - Never Com
100 E. Market Ave.
Uncorked!
A Book Club for Wine Lovers
at The Village Wine Store
Never Coming Back
by Tim Weaver
Monday, March 30
7 p.m.
Join us at the Village Wine Store.
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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Craft Month!
 Craft Month!
Tuesday, Mar. 31
100 E. Market Ave.
March is National Craft Month!  Visit the craft table throughout the month to make a quick, self-guided craft to take home.  We will change the craft several times throughout the month, so check back often.
All Ages
No Registration Required.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 2-5
No Registration Required.
    
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