November is "Say it with a Story" Month sponsored by Collins Roofing.
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 November 6.  Participants will make ornaments for the Library Christmas tree and holiday cards for shut-ins.  Click on Children's Programs/Reading & Art Night for more information. 
Behind the Scenes returns on November 14 with singer-songwriter Brian Davis.  Join us for an evening of "song stories" with this talented musician.  The event will take place in the back room of the Palms Grill.  Those who purchase tickets in advance and show them at the Palms will receive $2.00 off the price of dinner (good after 5PM on the 14th).  Click on Adult Programs/Behind the Scenes to learn more.  Tickets are $10 and are available at the Library.
Don't miss the This Golden Age on November 18.  Oncology nurse Holly Hieronymus Thomas will discuss how to advocate for yourself or loved ones in case cancer should strike.  She will also introduce us to the process of joining research studies.  Click on Adult Programs/This Golden Age for more information. 
Dinner at the Palms Grill continues, too, with two exciting programs on World War II pigeons and Route 66 excursions.  Check the Palms Grill Dinner page in the Adult Programs section.
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" short stories by a variety of writers selected by your librarians.
Community Collections...features an exhibit of exceptional Native American artifacts from the extensive collection of local farmer Brian Wrage.   
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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