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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Library Closed - Good Friday
 Library Closed - Good Friday
Friday, Apr. 18,
100 E. Market Ave.
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Excel 2010 and 2013 Basics
9 a.m. to Noon
 Excel 2010 and 2013 Basics
Saturday, Apr. 19, 9 a.m. to Noon
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, formulas, editing and formatting, and conditional formatting. 
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Meet the Author - Kristen Allen
10 a.m. to Noon
 Meet the Author - Kristen Allen
Saturday, Apr. 19, 10 a.m. to NoonMeet the Author - Kr
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us in the Reading Room as we welcome local author, Kristen Allen. 
 
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Word 2010 and 2013 Basics
1 to 4 p.m.
 Word 2010 and 2013 Basics
Saturday, Apr. 19, 1 to 4 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, different ways of selecting text, dragging, cut and paste, and copy and paste.
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Read to Clyde
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 Read to Clyde
Monday, Apr. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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. Drop in the Youth Services side during the scheduled times and read aloud to Clyde.Ages 7 and up with an adultNo Registration Required.
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Read to Clyde
5 to 7 p.m.
 Read to Clyde
Monday, Apr. 21, 5 to 7 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. Drop in the Youth Services side during the scheduled times and read aloud to Clyde.Ages 7 and up with an adultNo Registration Required.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 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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Earth Day Make and Take
4 to 6 p.m.
 Earth Day Make and Take
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 4 to 6 p.m.Earth Day Make and T
100 E. Market Ave.
Celebrate Earth Day at the library! Stop in and plant a grassy caterpillar. While you are here, check out our new Seed Library, guaranteed to get you ready for gardening season.All AgesNo Registration Required.
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Couch to 5K Training Program
6:30 p.m.
 Couch to 5K Training Program
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 6:30 p.m.Couch to 5K Training
100 E. Market Ave.
Couch to 5K Training Program
Begins Tuesday, March 25
6:30 p.m.
Getting fit and running a 5K one of your New Year Resolutions? Join our Couch to 5K training program. For $50 you get a 7 week training program and entry to the Library’s 5K on May 10. Contact Library for more infor...read more
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Teen Volunteer Training
4 p.m.
 Teen Volunteer Training
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 4 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Volunteers Wanted! Teen volunteers are needed for the Summer Reading Program. If you would like to be a volunteer, please attend one of the training sessions in April or May.Ages 13-18No Registration Required.
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Creative Kids
4 pm
 Creative Kids
Thursday, Apr. 24, 4 pmCreative Kids
100 E. Market Ave.
Join us to recycle egg cartons into beautiful flowers!
Ages 5-9
Registration Required.

Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Kids and Coffee
10 a.m.
 Kids and Coffee
Friday, Apr. 25, 10 a.m.Kids and Coffee
100 E. Market Ave.
We will keep the tots busy with a fun activity while the moms relax and chat.Ages 2-5 with an adultNo Registration Required.
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Homeschool Happening
1 p.m.
 Homeschool Happening
Friday, Apr. 25, 1 p.m. Homeschool Happening
100 E. Market Ave.
Calling all homeschoolers! Head over to the library for stories and a fun activity. All AgesNo Registration Required.
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More with Word 2010 and 2013
9 a.m. to Noon
 More with Word 2010 and 2013
Saturday, Apr. 26, 9 a.m. to Noon
100 E. Market Ave.
Topics include creating a drop cap, using SmartArt to create organizational charts, columns, saving as a PDF file type, and inserting hyperlinks.
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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More with Excel 2010 and 2013
1 to 4 p.m.
 More with Excel 2010 and 2013
Monday, Apr. 28, 1 to 4 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Topics include formulas with absolute addresses, average, count, max and min formulas, 3-D references in formulas, and managing page breaks. 
 
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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, Apr. 28, 7 p.m.Uncorked! A Book Clu
100 E. Market Ave.
Uncorked!
A Book Club for Wine Lovers at The Village Wine Store
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Join us at the Village Wine Store.
Registration Required.
 
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 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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Teen Volunteer Training
6 p.m.
 Teen Volunteer Training
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 6 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Volunteers Wanted! Teen volunteers are needed for the Summer Reading Program. If you would like to be a volunteer, please attend one of the training sessions in April or May.Ages 13-18No Registration Required.
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Couch to 5K Training Program
6:30 p.m.
 Couch to 5K Training Program
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 6:30 p.m.Couch to 5K Training
100 E. Market Ave.
Couch to 5K Training Program
Begins Tuesday, March 25
6:30 p.m.
Getting fit and running a 5K one of your New Year Resolutions? Join our Couch to 5K training program. For $50 you get a 7 week training program and entry to the Library’s 5K on May 10. Contact Library for more infor...read more
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Internet Searching and Downloads
4 to 7 p.m.
Internet Searching and Downloads
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 4 to 7 p.m.
100 E. Market Ave.
Learn and practice different ways to search the internet.  Practice includes searching for different types of items and downloading them.
 
Register Online or call 217-342-2464.
   
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