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Monday, October 21, 2019


10:00 AM - Toddler Art: Make a Scarecrow      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  This brand-new program centers around instilling a love of art at a very young age. The library will have four stations set up for children to use a variety of art skills in order to make a scarecrow.
6:30 PM - Fall Craft Class for Adults      


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you looking for an affordable decoration for fall that's cute and upcycled? Look no further than this adorable craft class. This month, we'll be recycling books into pumpkins that are great for sprucing up your space. We'll also be making an assortment of greeting cards to fit the theme. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019


6:30 PM - Travelogue: Destination Zambia      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Agriculture employs three quarters of the population of Zambia with a variety of crops comprising their domestic production. Join the library for a travelogue about the African country. John Meece will deliver a program on his trips to Zambia to help farmers from a small village increase their crop yields.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will occur directly after their annual meeting.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019


9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAutumn Make and Take Craft for Kids      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library for a fun and free autumn craft available all day on Wednesday, October 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10:00 AM - Story Time: Autumn Books      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Autumn is here! Join the library for Story Time this week to hear stories all about the cooler season.
3:00 PM - Story Time: Autumn Books      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Autumn is here! Join the library for Story Time this week to hear stories all about the cooler season.


Friday, October 25, 2019


10:15 AM - Lap Sit: Topic--Laundry Helper      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  There are a lot of early learning skills that can be taught just by doing the laundry: sorting by color and texture or organizing by type of clothing.

Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join the library this week to begin building laundry skills so that one day you'll be able to relax while your kids do all the work!
4:00 PM - Full STEAM Ahead Group (2nd-5th): The Claw      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  We're bringing the fun of the arcade into the library with this fun and engaging STEAM activity. Build your own hydraulic claw to pick up any object you want!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019


10:00 AM - Story Time: Ghost Stories      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Ready to gather around and hear some spooky stories? Join the library for Story Time this week as we prepare for Halloween!
3:00 PM - Story Time: Ghost Stories      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Ready to gather around and hear some spooky stories? Join the library for Story Time this week as we prepare for Halloween!


Thursday, October 31, 2019


4:00 PM - Halloween Face Paint Tutorial for Teens      


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Halloween to learn how to use face paint to make yourself into something awesome! Please call the library at 217-243-5435 to sign up or stop in.
7:00 PM - "Confessions of a Ghost Hunter" with Loren Hamilton      


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Loren Hamilton has been the lead investigator with the American Hauntings Tour Company travelling the county for the last 14 years. Loren created the Haunted Jacksonville tour, hosted his own paranormal radio show and is a published author. Loren has also appeared on television programs such as "My Ghost Story" and "Paranormal Generation." Last but not least, he works as the Community Service Officer at the Jacksonville Police Department and teaches Ghosthunting 101 at Lincoln Land Community College.

Cheryl Kearns, owner of Inner Harmony Day Spa & Salon in Jacksonville recently authored and published a book titled "Yep...I'm a Medium."

Both will tell favorite stories from their experiences and host a question and answer session afterward.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

10:00 AM -
Toddler Art: Make a Scarecrow


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  This brand-new program centers around instilling a love of art at a very young age. The library will have four stations set up for children to use a variety of art skills in order to make a scarecrow.
6:30 PM -
Fall Craft Class for Adults


Location:  
Contact:  Bridget      
Description:  Are you looking for an affordable decoration for fall that's cute and upcycled? Look no further than this adorable craft class. This month, we'll be recycling books into pumpkins that are great for sprucing up your space. We'll also be making an assortment of greeting cards to fit the theme. Registration is required; please call 217-243-5435 to sign up.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

6:30 PM -
Travelogue: Destination Zambia


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Chris      
Description:  Agriculture employs three quarters of the population of Zambia with a variety of crops comprising their domestic production. Join the library for a travelogue about the African country. John Meece will deliver a program on his trips to Zambia to help farmers from a small village increase their crop yields.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will occur directly after their annual meeting.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Autumn Make and Take Craft for Kids


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library for a fun and free autumn craft available all day on Wednesday, October 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10:00 AM -
Story Time: Autumn Books


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Autumn is here! Join the library for Story Time this week to hear stories all about the cooler season.
3:00 PM -
Story Time: Autumn Books


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Autumn is here! Join the library for Story Time this week to hear stories all about the cooler season.


Friday, October 25, 2019

10:15 AM -
Lap Sit: Topic--Laundry Helper


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  There are a lot of early learning skills that can be taught just by doing the laundry: sorting by color and texture or organizing by type of clothing.

Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join the library this week to begin building laundry skills so that one day you'll be able to relax while your kids do all the work!
4:00 PM -
Full STEAM Ahead Group (2nd-5th): The Claw


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  We're bringing the fun of the arcade into the library with this fun and engaging STEAM activity. Build your own hydraulic claw to pick up any object you want!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

10:00 AM -
Story Time: Ghost Stories


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Ready to gather around and hear some spooky stories? Join the library for Story Time this week as we prepare for Halloween!
3:00 PM -
Story Time: Ghost Stories


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Ready to gather around and hear some spooky stories? Join the library for Story Time this week as we prepare for Halloween!


Thursday, October 31, 2019

4:00 PM -
Halloween Face Paint Tutorial for Teens


Location:  
Contact:  Cindy      
Description:  Join the library on Halloween to learn how to use face paint to make yourself into something awesome! Please call the library at 217-243-5435 to sign up or stop in.
7:00 PM -
"Confessions of a Ghost Hunter" with Loren Hamilton


Location:  Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Sarah      
Description:  Loren Hamilton has been the lead investigator with the American Hauntings Tour Company travelling the county for the last 14 years. Loren created the Haunted Jacksonville tour, hosted his own paranormal radio show and is a published author. Loren has also appeared on television programs such as "My Ghost Story" and "Paranormal Generation." Last but not least, he works as the Community Service Officer at the Jacksonville Police Department and teaches Ghosthunting 101 at Lincoln Land Community College.

Cheryl Kearns, owner of Inner Harmony Day Spa & Salon in Jacksonville recently authored and published a book titled "Yep...I'm a Medium."

Both will tell favorite stories from their experiences and host a question and answer session afterward.