Coles County Community Events April 2019


Badminton

January – December on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 7 am and 7:30 – 9:30 pm in the McAfee gym on EIU campus for ages 12 and older. Join Kevin Hussey for an opportunity to play badminton with family and friends.  Multiple courts are available. FREE! No registration is required. Dates and times subject to change. For more information, contact the City of Charleston office at 217-345-5650.

Monday Evening Story Time!          

Every Monday evening from 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM at the Mattoon Public Library for ages 3-7. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

C.A.R.E. CLUB             
3rd Thursday of every month from 4-6p.m. at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for ages 12-17. THIS EVENT IS FREE! Douglas-Hart Nature Center is looking for members for our new Caring for Animals with Respect and Education (C.A.R.E.) Club! C.A.R.E. Club members will learn basic care and handling skills for turtles, salamanders, rabbits, and more! Members who meet volunteer goals will earn a free t-shirt and become Certified Animal Handlers at DHNC. For more information, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

Event Name:  Charis Christian Academy PTA Community’s Got Talent CASTING CALL

April 7th-21st at Charis Christian Academy in Charleston. AUDITIONS will be submitted with an online video submission.  Only the FIRST FIFTY entries will be accepted by our preliminary judging panel.  TWLEVE FINALISTS will be selected to showcase their talent at our Charis Christian Academy PTA Community’s Got Talent Show on May 18, 2019, for a chance to WIN CASH PRIZES.  INTERESTED?  For more information, please email:  cca.pta1313@gmail.com.

AMC Sensory Friendly Film Showings

April 9th the AMC Theater in Mattoon will be screening Shazam! Sensory Films are designed for families who are affected by autism or other disabilities to have the opportunity to enjoy movies in a safe and accepting environment. Families can bring their own snacks and kids are allowed to talk and move around. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com/sff/.

Makerspace Spring Event

April 9th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Mattoon Public Library for ages 6 and up. Come in for Make and Take, Spring themed crafts! For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.com.

High-Tech Treasure Hunt: Geocaching  

April 10th from Noon-1:30pm at the Charleston Library. What the heck is “geocaching”? It is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using a smart phone (or other GPA-enabled device).  Pages on the web or a map on your phone direct you to a specific set of coordinates and then you attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden there.  The cost to play? Perhaps a bit of shoes leather and gasoline.  There are 200 caches hidden within seven miles of Charleston.  Terry Weidner will explain the basics of the game, and share some interesting stories.  He has been geocaching for 15 years, along with seven million fellow geocachers, has been finding some of the more than two million caches hidden worldwide. Event is FREE and OPEN to the public!  Please call 217-581-5114 to RSVP by 4/8/19.

Home School Game Club      

April 11th from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM at the Mattoon Public Library 2nd Floor – Kids Space for Homeschoolers. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.com.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

April 12th-14th, 19th & 20th at the Cross County mall in Mattoon. For more information, call 258-8513 or visit www.crosscountymall.com.

Festival of the Young Child

April 13th at the Cross County mall in Mattoon. For more information, call 258-8513 or visit www.crosscountymall.com.

Library Book Sale    

April 13th from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Mattoon Public Library. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

Easter Egg Hunt                  

April 13th. The Charleston Parks and Recreation Department is having their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Hop on over to Morton Park and join us for this egg-stra special egg hunt. This event will be held even if it is drizzling. If the weather is severe we will reschedule. Register the day of the event and bring your own basket/bag. If you have any questions, call the Charleston Parks and Recreation Department at 345-6897.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND STARTING TIME ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1-2 Years old 9:10 am 

3-4 Years old: 9:20 am 

5-6 Years old: 9:30 am 

7-8 Years old: 9:40 am 

9-10 Years old: 9:50 am 

Chess Event for Kids

April 13th from 10 – 11 am in the Mattoon Public Library for grades 2 – 8. Kids Chess Club is an opportunity for kids from grades 2 through 8 to come and play against other players of their own age or to learn the basics of the game. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

MAMA MIA!  
April 13th from 10a.m.-Noon at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center. This event is open to the whole family. It’s spring time at the Nature Center and littles ones are emerging once again. You know…feathered friends, furry friends, even scaly friends! Let’s throw a baby shower for our spring animals! Fee: $2/Non-member, $1 /Member. To register, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.  

Easter Egg Hunt      

April 13th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Lytle Park in Mattoon.  Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny will help lead games and start our hunt!   Children will be split into age groups and ages up to 12 are welcome to participate! This event will take place rain or shine. 10 am: Meet the Easter Bunny and play games, 11 am: The hunt begins!  If inclement weather, event will be held at Broadway Christian Church. This event is FREE! For more information, call 235-5661 or visit www.mattoonchamber.com.

Make and Take

April 13th from 10am – 4pm or while supplies last at the Charleston Library. Kids under eight, please bring a grown-up to help. Drop in to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home! For more information, call 345-1514 or visit www.charlestonlibrary.org.

Grand Prairie Friends Open House              

April 13th at 1:00 PM at Warbler Ridge south of Charleston on Daileyville Rd. You are invited to an Open House that will focus on the flora and fauna of the area, the beautiful trail system, and volunteer opportunities. There will be live animals from the University of Illinois Wildlife Clinic as well as exhibits on Bats and Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds, and Plants and Trees. Guided nature walks are planned as well as a more lengthy hike through the trails. Ideal for young and old! Free. Light refreshments served. Indoor facilities available in case of bad weather. Questions or want to help, email volunteer@grandprairiefriends.org.

Lincoln Log Cabin Hosts an Easter Egg Roll 

April 13th from 1:00 PM-4 PM. Celebrate a presidential tradition at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site! The Lincolns and Sargents will be hosting a traditional Egg Roll and Easter Egg Hunt, along with other period games, a craft activity, and a story time for children. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 1:30 p.m., and the Egg Roll begins at 2:30 p.m. Children (12 and under) will be divided into age groups, with each group having staggered start times. For more information, call 348-0430 or visit www.charlestontourism.org.

AMC Sensory Friendly Film Showings

April 13th the AMC Theater in Mattoon will be screening Dumbo. Sensory Films are designed for families who are affected by autism or other disabilities to have the opportunity to enjoy movies in a safe and accepting environment. Families can bring their own snacks and kids are allowed to talk and move around. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com/sff/.

ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (Mattoon Spring Break)      

April 15th from 9a.m.-11a.m. at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for ages 4-6. The myth, the legend, the Abominable Snowman or better known as Big Foot has been sighted at Douglas-Hart Nature Center. Will he finally be caught by the campers of Douglas-Hart Nature Center? You won’t want to miss out on the hunt for this legendary creature. Dress for indoor and outdoor play. Fee– $7/Non-member, $5/Member. To register, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

Financial Aid 101

April 15th from 10am-11:30am or 5pm-6:30pm at the LifeSpan Center. Don’t know where to start when applying for Financial Aid or scholarships? A representative from EIU’s Office of Financial Aid will present “But first, FAFSA.” What about starting a 529 college savings plan? Rob Fears, an Edward Jones Investment Financial Advisor, will present “College: Getting There from Here.” Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-register by calling 639-5150.

SKY HIGH (Mattoon Spring Break)              

April 15th from 10a.m.-3p.m. at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for ages 7-12. Fly high during this program! Participants will explore the flight of birds, insects, kites, and paper airplanes through games, crafts, and competitions! Participants should bring a sack lunch. Fee– $12/Non-member, $10/Member. To register, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

Free Movies at LifeSpan Center (Mattoon Spring Break)

April 15th at 1pm at the LifeSpan Center. Come for a FREE showing of The Golden Compass PG-13 and get Free popcorn and lemonade. For more information, call 217-639-5150 or visit lifespancenter.org.

Create Your Own… Wash Rag Bunny

April 15th from 1-3pm at the LifeSpan Center. Supplies will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. To register, call 639-5150.

SPRING CLEANING (Mattoon Spring Break)       

April 16th from 10a.m.-3p.m. at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for ages 7-12. Help us clean out our cabinets by making upcycled crafts, games, and much more! Participants should bring a sack lunch. Fee– $12/Non-member, $10/Member. To register, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

Free Movies at LifeSpan Center (Mattoon Spring Break)

April 16th at 1pm at the LifeSpan Center. Come for a FREE showing of All the President’s Men PG and get Free popcorn and lemonade. For more information, call 217-639-5150 or visit lifespancenter.org.

Teen Craftivity: Mini-Egg Terrariums!    

April 16th from 4pm – 5pm at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library for Teens. This month’s Teen Craftivity will feature a Miniature Egg Terrarium complete with critters, toadstools and ladybugs! Teens in middle school and high school will meet to design their own hidden world to take home. All supplies will be provided on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. This is a free program and is open to the community: a library card is not needed to attend. For more information, call 345-1514 or visit www.charlestonlibrary.org.  


Life-Size Candy Land             

April 16th from 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the Mattoon Public Library for all ages. The library has been transformed into a life-sized Candy Land board. Stop by and play a few games with us! For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

Game Club at MMS  

April 17th from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM for teens. This event will take place out of building at the Mattoon Middle School. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

CARDINALS VERSUS CUBS (Mattoon Spring Break)     

April 17th from 10a.m.-3p.m. at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for ages 7-12. What animal are you cheering for this season – cardinals or cubs? Come out for a day of friendly competition to support your favorite baseball teams by learning about their animal inspired mascots through games, crafts, and activities! Participants should bring a sack lunch. Fee– $12/Non-member, $10/Member. To register, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

Free Movies at LifeSpan Center (Mattoon Spring Break)

April 17th at 1pm at the LifeSpan Center. Come for a FREE showing of Monster House PG and get Free popcorn and lemonade. For more information, call 217-639-5150 or visit lifespancenter.org.

CAMPFIRE COOKING (Mattoon Spring Break)   

April 18th from 10a.m.-3p.m. at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for ages 7-12. During this program, participants will set-up camp by making shelter, starting a fire, and cooking some delicious food! This day wouldn’t be complete without the campfire classic – s’mores! Lunch will be provided for this program. Fee– $12/Non-member, $10/Member. To register, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

Free Movies at LifeSpan Center (Mattoon Spring Break)

April 18th at 1pm at the LifeSpan Center. Come for a FREE showing of Hotel Transylvania 3 PG and get Free popcorn and lemonade. For more information, call 217-639-5150 or visit lifespancenter.org.

Library Legos

April 18th from 4pm – 5pm at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library for grades K-8.  Kids under eight, please bring a grownup. If you love Legos, join us as we build together, take on challenges, show off building skills, and just have fun.  For more information, call 345-1514 or visit www.charlestonlibrary.org.  

Community Game Night     

April 18th from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Mattoon Public Library for all ages. A night of fun and games! Play from our selection or bring your own. Pizza and beverages on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

PETER RABBIT (Mattoon Spring Break)  

April 19th from 9a.m.-11a.m. at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for ages 4-6. The classic tale of Peter Rabbit comes to life during this program complete with a story, craft, and game. Each participant will receive a plush rabbit! Fee– $7/Non-member, $5/Member. To register, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Mattoon Spring Break)     

April 19th from 10a.m-3p.m. at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for ages 7-12. Follow us down the rabbit hole into an enchanted forest. Along the way, participants will learn about various animals– rabbits, foxes, owls, and many more! After our adventure in wonderland, we will celebrate with a tea party. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Fee– $12/Non-member, $10/Member. To register, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

Free Movies at LifeSpan Center (Mattoon Spring Break)

April 19th at 1pm at the LifeSpan Center. Come for a FREE showing of Christopher Robin PG and get Free popcorn and lemonade. For more information, call 217-639-5150 or visit lifespancenter.org.

Easter Egg Hunt        

April 19th from 1-3pm at the LifeSpan Center for ages 1-12. Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt! Chance to win a $50 Visa Gift card! Pre-Registration REQUIRED to be eligible to win.  Pre-Register by 4/17. Event will take place RAIN or SHINE.  To pre-register, call 639-5150.  

Line Dancing

April 22nd at the Cross County Mall. For more information, call 258-8513 or visit www.crosscountymall.com.

AMC Sensory Friendly Film Showings

April 23rd the AMC Theater in Mattoon will be screening Hellboy. Sensory Films are designed for families who are affected by autism or other disabilities to have the opportunity to enjoy movies in a safe and accepting environment. Families can bring their own snacks and kids are allowed to talk and move around. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com/sff/.

Budget Class

April 22nd from 9:30-10:30am at the LifeSpan Center. Do you need help creating a budget? A representative from ERBA will guide you through creating your own budget. Session will include 1-on-1 counseling, free credit report (upon request) and snack and drinks. Pre-register by calling 639-5150.

Sports Card Show

April 26th-28th at the Cross County Mall. For more information, call 258-8513 or visit www.crosscountymall.com.

Special Olympics Spring Games    

April 26th at 8:00 AM at EIU, O’Brien Field. Come Cheer on the contestants! For more information, contact Joanie Keyes at 428-9255.

EIU GRADUATE ART EXHIBITION            

April 26th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Tarble Arts Center on EIU campus. The Tarble Arts Center and the EIU Art and Design Department proudly present the annual thesis exhibition of work by the current MA candidates in Eastern Illinois University’s Studio Art program. Every year a wide range of styles, media and art-making approaches are on view. This program is co-presented by the EIU Art and Design Department and the Tarble Arts Center. Event is free and open to the public! For more information, call 348-0430 or visit www.charlestontourism.org.

Event Name:  The Fairy Doll Ballet               

April 26th at 6pm. Ballet Academy of Charleston premiers “The Fairy Doll” at The Charleston Music Hall. They revived this old and fairly unknown ballet and made it their own with original choreography by Jessica Lighthart, Amanda Evans, Natasha Nast, and Sarah Bowdoin, and directed by school owner, Corina Fimian. With beautiful costumes and stage sets, this family-friendly performance features 50 students of the Ballet Academy and is sure to delight young and old. Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Children. Purchase at: www.ballet-academy.org or www.tututix.com/Ballet-Academy.

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

April 27th from 9a.m.-Noon at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center for all ages. On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Earth Day has now become an annual event focusing on conservation, education, and fun. Help improve habitats at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center, while learning about Earth Day movements across the world in fun, hands-on activities. This event is FREE. For more information, call 235-4644 or visit www.dhnature.org.

Healthy Kids Day

April 27th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the YMCA in Mattoon and Toledo. Come out for a free fun filled day full of activities for the children. For more information, call 234-9494 or visit www.mattoonymca.org

EIU Celebration Festival     

April 27th at 9:00 AM- April 28th at 5:00 PM at EIU. This event will take place rain or shine. A Spring tradition, two-day art fair features the original works of art from local artisans as well as those across the Midwest. Visitors to the festival routinely find a variety of artwork available for purchase including ceramics and pottery, photographs, jewelry, sculptures, fibers, paintings and much more. The Art Fair features original work created by the artist in the booth. The Celebration Art Fair has room for 50 artists. Each artist is provided a 12-foot by 12-foot area to display their work.  The Art Fair booth fee is $60 and can be submitted with a completed application. Applications are due April 5.  Guidelines for participating artists are located on the application. For further information, please contact the Celebration Planning Office at (217) 581-8513 or email decrews@eiu.edu.

Chess Event for Kids

April 27th from 10 – 11 am in the Mattoon Public Library for grades 2 – 8. Kids Chess Club is an opportunity for kids from grades 2 through 8 to come and play against other players of their own age or to learn the basics of the game. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

Cancer Benefit for Journey Campton

April 27th from Noon-6pm at the Mattoon Moose Lodge. This is a family friendly event that will include all you can eat pulled pork, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, kids games and live music. Journey Campton is a 21 month old Mattoon resident who has been diagnosed with a Yolk Sac tumor and is undergoing chemo treatment at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. All proceeds will help the family with medical expenses.

AMC Sensory Friendly Film Showings

April 27th the AMC Theater in Mattoon will be screening Missing Link. Sensory Films are designed for families who are affected by autism or other disabilities to have the opportunity to enjoy movies in a safe and accepting environment. Families can bring their own snacks and kids are allowed to talk and move around. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com/sff/.

Walk to Wellness

May 1st – August 31st. Would you like to win two tickets to see a Major League Baseball Team?  Well, start walking! This Spring, sign up for Walk to Wellness. You could win two tickets for a September game!  Your mission is to walk or run a total of 266 miles between May 1st and August 31st.  Why 266 miles?  It’s the straight-line distance between Busch Stadium and Wrigley Field! Progress reports, required at the end of the month, via email (recsup@co.coles.il.us) or by hard copy, may be mailed to our office (520 Jackson Ave.) or dropped in any water bill drop box (addressed to the Parks & Rec. Dept.) Those who reach the monthly goal will have a chance to win some great prizes!  If you miss a month, don’t worry, just catch up! On August 31st, those who complete the entire distance of 266 miles will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to see an MLB Team! Walk to Wellness is done on the honor system – don’t be the few who ruin it for the many! Contact the Charleston Park and Recreation office for more information or to obtain a progress report. Walk to Wellness is FREE to all participants and there is no age requirement! For more information, contact the Charleston Parks & Recreation Dept at 345-6897.

Game Club at MMS  

May 1st from  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM for teens. This event will take place out of building at the Mattoon Middle School. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

Event Name:  Electrical Safety       

May 1st from 10-11:13am at the Charleston City Hall basement. May Is National Electrical Safety Month, designated by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI).  Accidents, injuries and property loss can be reduced with education and awareness.  Join Karly Combest, with Ameren Illinois Community Relations, to learn important methods of safety specific to:

*Power Lines & Poles

*Home & Vehicle Safety

*Energy Efficiency

*Natural Gas 

You will also enjoy the My Safe City tabletop display that simulates what could happen if different accidents occurred.  Event is FREE and OPEN to the public! Please call 217-581-5114 to RSVP by 4/30/19.

Mother’s Day Craft & Boutique Show

May 3rd-5th at the Cross County mall in Mattoon.For more information, call 258-8513 or visit www.crosscountymall.com.

Annual 18th Street Block Party      

May 4th from 9:00 AM- 4 PM along 18th Street in Charleston. Home Again Consignment Shop will host a “pop-up” farmers market with Five Feline Farm, Bee My Honey, and Sand Creek Garden Farm. There are other participating businesses that may have room for additional vendors: Bike and Hike, Infinity Fitness, Myerscough Automotive, Charleston Rehabilitation, and 18th Street Garden Stop. For more information, visit www.charlestontourism.org.

Teen Buttons               

May 7th from 4pm – 5pm at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library for Middle & High Schoolers. Design your own buttons! Limit of 2 buttons per student. Keep it clean, keep it kind! Free program does not require a Library Card or registration. For more information, call 345-1514 or visit www.charlestonlibrary.org.  

Teen Craftivity           

May 7th from 4pm – 5pm at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library for teens. Teen Craftivity for May will be a one-of-a-kind marbleized mug to keep or give to Mom for Mother’s Day! All supplies will be provided on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. This is a free program and is open to the community: a library card is not needed to attend. For more information, call 345-1514 or visit www.charlestonlibrary.org.  

Make it for Mother’s Day

May 9th from 5:15-6:15pm at the Charleston City hall basement for ages 4-10. We’ll make a special present for your mother, grandmother, aunt, or whoever you wish! You’ll leave the class with a wrapped and ready homemade present that will be cherished forever. Fee- $15. To register, call 345-6897 or visit www.charlestonillinois.org.

IHSA Girls State Badminton Tournament              

May 10th -11th at Lantz Arena on EIU Campus. Visit the IHSA website for more information.

Eastern Coles County Spring Cleanup      

May 11th at 7:00 AM. ONE LOCATION * Leaf & Limb Drop Off – (1200 W Madison Ave) * NO Appliances – Grose Appliance accepts appliances all year long.

The City & County will provide dumpsters at no cost to residents. Only Coles County residents (no contractors) may participate in the cleanup. Items that will not be accepted: Building materials or construction debris exceeding 1 cubic yard (drywall, shingles, dirt, brick, concrete, asphalt, rock, etc.); Tires; Liquids (of any kind); Batteries; Car parts (exceeding 1 cubic yard); Burnt material (ashes of any kind); florescent light tubes and landscape waste. Identification will be checked!

City of Charleston 520 Jackson Avenue Charleston IL 61920 217.345.5650 Regional Planning 651 Jackson Avenue Charleston IL 61920 217.348.0521

SBLHC Races for All Paces 

May 11th starting at 7am at EIU Campus. We will begin and end the races on the track of O’Brien Stadium. The courses are exciting and include the Panther Trail, campus locations, local neighborhoods and the half-marathon goes into the country with hills and other exciting challenges along the route.

We have an event for everyone and every skill level. We begin with the Half Marathon at 7 a.m., the 10K Individual at 7:50 a.m., the 5K Times Run/Walk steps off at 8:15 a.m., followed by the 1 Mile Run Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. The little ones can get in the fun by participating in the Toddler Trot or the Diaper Dash at 10:15 a.m. There are inflatables, music, and lots of other fun activities at the start/finish line. To register or for more information, visit https://www.sarahbush.org/races/.

Gardenfest

May 11th from 9am-Noon at Lytle Park. Formerly known as “Herbfest,” the kick off to the gardening season in Mattoon is again at Lytle Park. For more information, visit www.mattoonillinois.gov.

Chess Event for Kids

May 11th from 10 – 11 am in the Mattoon Public Library for grades 2 – 8. Kids Chess Club is an opportunity for kids from grades 2 through 8 to come and play against other players of their own age or to learn the basics of the game. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit  www.mattoonlibrary.org.

Line Dancing

May 13th at the Cross County Mall. For more information, call 258-8513 or visit www.crosscountymall.com.

Make and Take

May 13th from 10am – 4pm or while supplies last at the Charleston Library. Kids under eight, please bring a grown-up to help. Drop in to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home! For more information, call 345-1514 or visit www.charlestonlibrary.org.

Game Club at MMS  

May 15th from  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM for teens. This event will take place out of building at the Mattoon Middle School. For more information, call 234-2621 or visit www.mattoonlibrary.org.

Library Legos

May 16th from 4pm – 5pm at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library for grades K-8.  Kids under eight, please bring a grownup. If you love Legos, join us as we build together, take on challenges, show off building skills, and just have fun.  For more information, call 345-1514 or visit www.charlestonlibrary.org.