National Tea Month is sponsored by Chris Coyne Insurance
January is National Tea Month, and we have lots of exciting activities planned for you:
Join us by the fire every Wednesday at 4PM for Tea at the Library.  Each week we will be entertained by a special guest who will lead us through tea traditions from countries around the world, including England, German, Japan and the U.S.  Don't like tea?  Don't worry.  There will be plenty of other refreshements.  We will also have special "tea treats" to accompany our sampling.    Sponsored by the Atlanta Betterment Fund.  FREE
Fireside Friday returns as well with events on January 9 and 16.  Join us by the fire at 7:00PM for adult story hour, refreshments and a surprise guest reader.  Sponsored by Blankenship Electric. FREE 
Kids will enjoy a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at 6:30PM on January 22.  Wear your favorite hat, and celebrate with the gang from Alice in Wonderland!  Sponsored by Atlanta Masonic Lodge No. 165, A.F. & A. M.  FREE
This Golden Age features TWO events this month.  Trooper Emmanuel Edwards from the Illinois State Police joins us on January 13 for a program entitled "Getting Scammed is no Cup of Tea!" and Illinois Wesleyan history professor Tom Lutze is our guest on January 20 for a discussion of the history and practice of serving tea.  Sponsored by Quiram Peasley Funeral Home.  FREE
There will also be TWO exciting Plams Grill dinners as well.  January 23 will feature a program on the historic sceneicruisers, and January 24 highlights the farming revolutions in China that affect farming polcicies around the world.  Sponsored by the A-Team and the Atlanta National Bank.
Find out more about these and other programs at the Library.  Follow our website calendar or pick up a monthly calendar of events at the Library. 
 About Us

The mission of the Atlanta Public Library is to improve the quality of life of its patrons by expanding their horizons, meeting their learning needs, and enhancing their interests in meaningful and entertaining ways.

Located across from Route 66 Park in historic downtown Atlanta, Illinois, the Atlanta Public Library is a hub of community activity and an attraction for tourists who are making the Route 66 pilgrimage.  Throughout the year, the Library offers a wide range of programs for children, teens and adults.  From reading, arts, and crafts activities for children to outdoor family programming, adult book clubs, writing workshops, programs for seniors, informational programs, and special events, the Library has something for everyone.

Just down the street is the Atlanta Museum which was formerly housed in the Library but which now has its own space in another of Atlanta's historic buildings.  The Museum boasts an extensive collection of archival materials about the history of Atlanta---a superb documentation of more than a century of life in this rural community.  Aiming to make Atlanta the best documented small town in America, the Museum continually adds to its remarkable collection.  Local residents, visitors and researchers find the Museum a treasure trove of photography, public records, historical information and memorabilia.

The Atlanta Public Library and Museum are supported by tax revenue, grants and individual contributions.  Vital gathering places for the community, the Library and Museum offer wonderful opportunities to volunteer and participate in community life.  To find out how you can contribute or become a volunteer, call the Library (217-648-2112) or send an email to:  apldinformation@gmail.com.  Join a fantastic team of people who are committed to making Atlanta a vibrant community that reflects the needs, interests and aspirations of everyone.



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