MURDER IN THE LIBRARY
Friday, February 24 6-8:30 pm
True Crime and Mystery Fans Wanted!
Come play detective and have some fun with your friends! We will supply the murder mystery games, bottled water, popcorn, and other light snacks. You supply your sluething skills as you look for clues and comb through evidence so that the killer will be brought to justice.
*Teams of 2-4 players ages 16 and up can participate.
*You will have 2 1/2 hours to solve your crime.
*We have not played all of these, so we may not be able to give you hints.
*Feel free to create a team name.
*This is a free program held by Shelbyville Public Library.
*Valid SPL cardholders will be given the chance to sign up first.
*More dates and/or times may be added later.
*You must register by calling 217-774-4432.
Story hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays that are in white numbers.
SAYING YES TO YOUR STORY:
A CONVERSATION WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
Online: Wednesday, February 8 7-8pm
Shelbyville Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Kwame will share ways to say yes to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he shares his own publishing journey. As a creator of more than 36 books, Kwame will energize our community to harness the power of words and storytelling for change!
Please note that this program will be presented live without a recording.
Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author of 36 books, including Swing, Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson, Rebound, The Undefeated, The Crossover, and The Door of No Return. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover show on Disney+.
This event is 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).
Need help registering? Give us a call at 217-774-4432
Fall Into Reading
WHO: Adult Shelbyville Public Library cardholders
WHAT: 3 adult patrons will win a Family Pleaser from Monical's Pizza
WHEN: Read or listen from September 6-November 14
Submit entries by November 17
Winners chosen November 18
WHERE: Shelbyville Public Library
HOW: For every 5 books read or listened to, submit an entry.