Calendar of EventsLibrary

Check the website for more information about events and programs.  PLEASE NOTE:  Community organizations may have their events posted on this calendar.  Forms are available at the Library or may be requested by sending an email to apldinformation@gmail.comNon-profit organizations only please.

September 2015

1 - ALL MONTHBlind Date with a Book...Community Collections features Dave Ludington's working duck decoys.... Stop in and join the fun!

4 - Library Board Meeting, 7pm

10 - Ladies Bible Study with Shelly Brooks, 9-10AM, Atlanta Museum.  FREE

10 - Atlanta Fall Festival:  Rotary Club pork chop supper, 5-7PM; Zeiler Amusements 6-10PM; Bingo 6-10PM; Balloon artist 7-7:45 PM; Atlanta Band 8-9PM; Merchant's drawing 9PM.

11 - Atlanta Fall Festival:  Fire Department Walleye or catfish dinner 5-7PM; Rotary Club blood drive 4-7PM; Zeiler Amusements 6-10PM; Bingo 6-10PM; Prince & Princess Contest 6-7PM; Music by Cattle Bandits 7-9PM; Merchant's drawing 9PM.

12 - Atlanta Fall Festival:  Baking Contest 8-10:30AM; Fire Truck rides 10AM; Float judging 1PM; Fall Festival Parade 2PM; Parade prizes 3PM; Audra's Dance Group 3PM; Baked goods on display 3:30-4:30PM; Methodist Church BBQ Chicken dinner 5-7PM; Karaoke Contest 5-8PM; Zeiler Amusements 2-5PM/6-10PM; Baked goods auction, Merchat's drawing, 50-50 drawing 8PM; Bingo 3-5PM/6-10PM.

13 - All-community Worship Service at the park.  Bring lawn chairs.

15 - This Golden AgeFun with Genealogy:  Is there a cattle thief in your family?  8:30 - 10:00AM.  Join Pat Perkins of the McLean County Genealogical Society and find out how much fun it can be to dive into those family secrets.  Continental breakfast.  FREE

17 - Ladies Bible Study with Shelly Brooks, 9-10AM, Atlanta Museum.  FREE

24 - Ladies Bible Study with Shelly Brooks, 9-10AM, Atlanta Museum.  FREE

26 - Family Scavenger Hunt. 9:30 - 11:30AM.  Call the Library to register 217-648-2112.  Deadline September 24.

26 - Atlanta Needlework Guild Workshop, 10AM - 3PM.  Atlanta Community House basement.  Goal is to create 100 each winter hats and scarves for Home Sweet Home Ministries homeless shelter in Bloomington.  Bring your lunch, needles, hooks and favorite (easy/fast) patterns. Yarn and patterns will be provided, and some needles and hooks will be available.  Yarn donations are welcome!  For more information contact Donna Campbell at 217-960-6261 or

28 - Creative Cooks.  Secret Ingredients, 6:30PM.  New this year and open to kids ages 12-16.  Discover how secret ingredients can add pzzazz! to your meals.  Registration requried.  Call the Library by September 25 to sign up.  FREE

29 - Worldviews Book Group, 6:30PM.  Discussion of Helene Gestern's The People in the Photo.  Books available at the Library.  FREE


October 2015


3 - LIBRARY BREAKFAST to benefit children's programs.  7-11AM, Eminence Christian Church.  Free will donation.

10 - Atlanta United Methodist Church Winter Wear Blessing of Warmth, 10AM - noon.  Atlanta Methodist Church, corner of Second & Race Streets.  Free will offering will be accepted for your selected items.  If you would like to donate items for distribution, the church will gladly accept clean, gently used coats, boots, gloves, hats and scarves in all sizes.  Items should be left inside the church.  For more information call 217-648-5002.

November 2015

1 - ALL MONTHCommunity Collections features

December 2015

1 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Library!  Join us to decorate the Library's Christmas tree on December 8.  And much more all month long....

January 2016

1 - ALL MONTH:  Celebrate National Tea Month at the Library...Community Collections features

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