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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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Crafternoon - Wall Art
4 p.m.
 Crafternoon - Wall Art
Monday, Jul. 6, 4 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Create something crafty to decorate your room.
Ages 10-17
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 10 a.m.Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun!
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
BINGO
7 p.m.
 BINGO
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 7 p.m.BINGO
100 E. Market Ave.
Grab the family and head to the library for a SUPER round of BINGO!
Families of All Ages
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Lego Club Jr.
10 a.m.
 Lego Club Jr.
Thursday, Jul. 9, 10 a.m.Lego Club Jr.
100 E. Market Ave.
Come create and build with big Legos for little hands.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
No Registration Required.
Clothespin Animals
4 p.m.
 Clothespin Animals
Thursday, Jul. 9, 4 p.m.Clothespin Animals
100 E. Market Ave.
Make your own zoo of animals from paper and clothespins!
Ages 5-10
Registration Required.
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
Gluten Free Tasting & Informational Program at Hodgson Mill
6:00 p.m.
Gluten Free Tasting & Informational Program at Hodgson Mill
Thursday, Jul. 9, 6:00 p.m.Gluten Free Tasting
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us at the new Hodgson Mill location (by Menards) as we taste delicious gluten free recipes and learn more about Hodgson Mill and gluten free baking.
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
Evening Story Time
7 p.m.
 Evening Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 9, 7 p.m.Evening Story Time
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for a special evening story time.  This program will take place in the Youth Services Department.
Families of All Ages
No Registration Required.
 
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EReader & Tablet Help
1 to 4 p.m.
 EReader & Tablet Help
Friday, Jul. 10, 1 to 4 p.m.EReader & Tablet Hel
100 E. Market Ave.
Bring your EReader or Tablet to the library, and Information Desk staff will help you learn to download audiobooks, EBooks and EMagazines.
Encore Story Time
10 a.m.
 Encore Story Time
Friday, Jul. 10, 10 a.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for a repeat performance of the fun stories, songs and craft from our regular Tuesday Story Time.
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
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Sculpture Walk IV
6 p.m.
 Sculpture Walk IV
Monday, Jul. 13, 6 p.m.Sculpture Walk IV
Tour begins at Courthouse Parking Lot.
The Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau will take us on a walking tour of the downtown statues that are part of the Sculptures on the Avenues project.  A stop for refreshments at Joe Sippers will be included in the tour. The tour will take approximately 1.5 hours and will begin at the Cour...read more
Register Online
Sculpture Walk IV
7:30 a.m.
 Sculpture Walk IV
Monday, Jul. 13, 7:30 a.m. Sculpture Walk IV
Begins at Courthouse Parking Lot
The Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau will take us on a walking tour of the downtown statues that are part of the Sculptures on the Avenues project.  A stop for refreshments at Joe Sippers will be included in the tour. The tour will take approximately 1.5 hours and will begin at the Cour...read more
Register Online
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 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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Daytime Book Discussion Maggie’s Boys at Effingham County Courthouse and Museum
10 a.m.
Daytime Book Discussion Maggie’s Boys at Effingham County Courthouse and Museum
Thursday, Jul. 16, 10 a.m.Daytime Book Discuss
Effingham County Courthouse and Museum
Join us for a book discussion of Maggie's Boys led by local author, Delaine Doldson.  Learn about the day-to-day challenges of family life in the 1930s and how people of Effingham County triumped through perseverance and faith.
Register Online
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Encore Story Time
10 a.m.
 Encore Story Time
Friday, Jul. 17, 10 a.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for a repeat performance of the fun stories, songs and craft from our regular Tuesday Story Time.
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
EReader & Tablet Help
1 to 4 p.m.
 EReader & Tablet Help
Friday, Jul. 17, 1 to 4 p.m.EReader & Tablet Hel
100 E. Market Ave.
Bring your EReader or Tablet to the library, and Information Desk staff will help you learn to download audiobooks, EBooks and EMagazines.
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Book Face Contest
 Book Face Contest
Saturday, Jul. 18, Book Face Contest
100 E. Market Ave.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 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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Encore Story Time
10 a.m.
 Encore Story Time
Friday, Jul. 24, 10 a.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for a repeat performance of the fun stories, songs and craft from our regular Tuesday Story Time.
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
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Uncorked! Book Discussion of Euphoria
7 p.m.
Uncorked! Book Discussion of Euphoria
Monday, Jul. 27, 7 p.m.Uncorked!  Book Disc
Village Wine Store
Euphoria is Lily King's nationally bestselling novel about three young, gifted anthropologists of the 1930s caught in a love triangel that threatens their bonds, careers and ultimately, their lives.  Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead.
Register Online or call 217-347-0477.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 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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Local Author Book Discussion
6 p.m.
 Local Author Book Discussion
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 6 p.m.Local Author Book Di
100 E. Market Ave.
You asked for it, you got it! Everyone who has read The Untoward Adventures of Ichabod Stitch, The Effingham Helen Matthes Library and The Creative Link are hosting a discussion of the book, so it's time to mark your calendars!

Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m.

For those who hav...read more
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Encore Story Time
10 a.m.
 Encore Story Time
Friday, Jul. 31, 10 a.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us for a repeat performance of the fun stories, songs and craft from our regular Tuesday Story Time.
Ages 0-5
No Registration Required.
 
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