WELCOME TO A NEW SEASON AT YOUR LIBRARY!

BUILDING AN IDEA(L) COMMUNITY

We invite you to join us as we explore what it means to be a community; the role learning, dialogue and citizenship play in building community; and the ways arts, culture and ideas contribute to our shared experience of living together! Get active! Get involved!

CLOSED NOVEMBER 28, 29, DECEMBER 24, 25, 31

BAKE SALE

The Library will hold a holiday bake sale on December 21 from 9 AM-3 PM at the Library. Lots of traditional treats and an opportunity to “pick and choose” your favorite cookies! We will also offer a select variety of very special items available by advance order beginning December 1, including thinks like Christmas Red Velvet Cake, Spicy Rum Cake, Pecan Pies, and other specialty items. Watch Facebook for more information.

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- YOGA at the Library with Carmen Chapman

- ZUMBA with Chris Thomas at Union Hall.

-Thrive Fitness with Jackie Pavelick at Union Hall

Call the Library for schedules and more information. 217-648-2112

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WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 ATLANTA LIBRARY SUMMER DINNER PROGRAMS

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Palms Grill Cafe. Program follows at 7:00 p.m. in the Loft at Union Hall. For reservations call 217-648-2112 or 217-648-5077. Admission to the program is free with dinner. Program only: $10.00/pay at the door.

November 1: Jump Blues! Join the talented musicians and singers of the Lincoln College Jazz Group as they recreate the swinging small band and blues music made popular by Louis Jordan from 1942-49. A toe-tappin’ event! This program is sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

November 14: Danny Tackett & the Chicken & Pickin’ Orchestra. Danny and the band return for another evening of great gospel and country music, along with delicious fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, sauteed green beans, dinner salad & homemade desserts. Dinner service for this program begins at 5:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER 15; Music of the Movements: Music as Living History. Singer-songwriter Chris Vallillo was here last year for his well-received program “The Farmer is the Man”. Chris returns with a program developed especially for us! Bring back the past and look to the future as Chris sings songs of our important historical moments-from war to women’s suffrage, the Civil Rights movement to Woodstock! This program is sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM:

November 9, 10:30 AM, , all ages. Sounds Like Science: Fire and Ice. Imaginative science fun with MAD SCIENCE of ST. LOUIS. Sponsored by the Atlanta National Bank.

November 15, 10:30 AM., ages 3-8. Story Craft. Thanksgiving stories and crafts for kids ages 3-6.

November 23, 10:30 AM., ages 5-13. Group Lego building with April Fisher.

December 5, 6:30 PM. and December 7, 10:30 AM,, ages 5-13. Holiday Candy Houses. Come make your own candy house. Advance registration REQUIRED. 217-648-2112

December 14, 10:30 AM., ages 5-13. Lego Christmas Ornaments with April Fisher. This is a “make and take” event. Advance registration REQUIRED. 217-648-2112

All programs are at 10:30 a.m. at the union Hall, 114 Arch Street. Come in via the front door of Union Hall. Programs are FREE, but registration is required. Call the Library to sign up. (217-648-2112)

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Spirit Guides Reading Group

November 14th - Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott. In this insightful, encouraging book, Lamott helps us navigate an increasingly complex world and understand our place in it.

December 12th - Turn My Mourning Into Dancing by Henri Nouwen. Drawn from Nouwen’s experience as a pastor, teacher and renowned spiritual thinker, this deeply comforting book focuses on how we can live fully in the midst of hard times.

Group Meets at 1:00 PM at the Library. Sign up in advance for books. 217-648-2112

Community programs are supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Mizra Arts and Culture Fund.

 

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