Back to Baseball Month is sponsored by the City of Atlanta
KIDS!  Don't miss Atlanta's first-ever official Major League Baseball "Pitch, Hit & Run" Contest.  April 18 (rain date April 25), 11:00AM at the Atlanta Baseball Complex.  Open to girls and boys ages 7-14.  Sign up at the Library.  Must present a valid birth certificate to register. FREE
Reading & Art Night features baseball games and stories.  Kids will also design and paint their own baseball caps.  Caps and all materials provided.  6:30PM on April 23.  Open to all ages. Sponsored by Atlanta Lodge No. 165 A. F. & A. M.  No registration required.  FREE 
Two exciting family-friendly baseball events are scheduled in April.  Join us on April 17 at 5:30PM for dinner and a fast-paced game of Baseball Bingo!  AND on April 24, Pantagraph sportswriter Randy Kindred will host Baseball Trivia.  Come test your baseball knowledge while enjoying some great baseball food and a fun evening with friends.  Both events will be held in the Palms Grill Back Room and are suitable for families.  They are FREE except for the cost of dinner. 
This Golden Age on April 14 welcomes back Don Peasley who will counsel us about end-of-life planning.  Come hear Don's suggestions about how we ensure that our loved ones know our last wishes.  Continental breakfast at 8:30AM, program at 9:00AM.  Sponsored by Quiram Peasley Funeral Home.  FREE
There will also be an exciting Palms Grill dinner as well.  On April 11, celebrated author Gary W. Moore takes us inside his wonderful book about his father's interrupted baseball career.  Come hear all about Moore's popular book, Playing with the Enemy.  To make reservations, call 217-648-5007.  FREE except the cost of dinner.  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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