Check out all the great book recommendations from participants in September's Blind Date with A Book.  Click on Book Beat/Reader's Choice.
Children's Reading and Art Night continues on October 16 with pumpkin-painting and mask-making.  Special "Fright Night" stories on October 30 and "Trick or Treating" on October 31.  Check our Children's page for more information.
Behind the Scenes returns on October 25 with a special Oktoberfest outing to Destihl's microbrewery in Bloomington.  Behind the scenes tour, food and more.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the Library.
Don't miss the first This Golden Age on October 21.  Jim Alexander will bring his wonderful bonsai collection and talk about how to nurture these magnificent plants.
Dinner at the Palms Grill kicks off, too.  Check the Palms Grill Dinner page in the Adult Programs section.
NEW!!!  Fireside Fridays is an adult story hour...check it out on October 17!
Yoga every Thursday....ask us for details!
Get Hooked On...New at the Library beginning in September...Visit our "Get Hooked On" exhibit and get to know a writer who may be new to you.  Recommended by our patrons, writers highlighted in "Get Hooked On" may be just right for you, too!  This month, get "hooked on" Stephen King, a favorite of Bill Thomas.
Community Collections...features an exhibit of gorgeous beer steins belonging to Mike Shay.   
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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