Winter Story Hour
Monday story hour will begin at 10:30 am and Wednesday at 10:45, include a story and either a craft or activity, and typically last 25-35 minutes. Choose between Mondays or Wednesdays. Register at 217-774-4432. This is best for ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old.
Fans of true crime ages 16 and up can come grab lists of true crime pocasts, shows, books, audiobooks, YouTube channels, and more anytime from 5:30-7pm. While you're at it, grab a few snacks and gab about your favorite cases, podcasters, shows, and more. True crime fans are always looking for more to watch, read, and listen to. Come meet some other like-minded fans and share your faves while also exploring some new ones. No registration necessary.
Bring family or a friend or even use one of our staff learn how to braid! This program is for all ages, so tweens and teens wanting to learn a new hairstyle are more than welcome to drop in too.
No registration necessary.
What a great way to spend some time off from school! Jodi from ICED will help kids decorate two Easter themed cookies. Kids can be registered by calling 217-774-4432.
Jodi from ICED will teach adults how to decorate two Easter themed cupcakes. Call us at 217-774-4432 to register.
You asked for another puzzle tournament, so here you go! Gather a team of 3-6 players, create a team name, and call us at 217-774-4432 to register. Kids 14 and older can create a team without an adult. Kids 8-13 must have at least one adult on their team.
THE HIDDEN GIFTS OF VISUAL THINKERS WITH
DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN
Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm
Join us for a special event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades.
Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.
Dr. Grandin’s research and understanding of animal behavior spearheaded a reform in the quality of life for agricultural animals worldwide.
These events are made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a new statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
Upcoming Illinois Libraries Present Programs
Shelby County children birth through 4 can receive one free book each month until the age of 5 from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library thanks to United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois and Shelby Electric Cooperative. Register at https://imaginationlibrary.com/us/affiliate/ILMACON/
Want to sponsor children or donate to the program? Contact Debbie Bogle from United Way at 217-822-422-8537.