Happy Holidays! Month is sponsored by Johnson's Lumber Company 
Kids don't miss the return of Holiday Candy Houses on December 16 and 18--two dates to choose from this year.  Advance registration is required by December 12.  Cost is $5.00.
This Golden Age pays tribute to Joyce Shaffer with a reading of her poetry.  Join us at 8:30am for continental breakfast, with the program from 9-10.  Free.
Fireside Fridays continue on December 12, with three special guests reading a beloved Christmas story.  Join us by the fire for refreshments and adult story hour.  Child care provided.  The program begins at 7pm and is free.
Dinner at the Palms Grill continues, too.  Join Dan Kolen on December 5 for a sneak preview of his film, "Dead Draw," which was partially filmed in Atlanta. Then on December 19, hear from Laura Walden of The Old House Society.  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" books for the holiday season by some of your favorite writers, including James Patterson and Debbie Macomber.  
Community Collections...features an exhibit of Christmas music boxes.   
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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