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For Kids
Kids Day at the Castle
Saturday, September 8
EIU Front Lawn
For kids!
Join us at this family event sponsored by EIU to celebrate Children in Charleston. Play, have fun, and meet Daniel Tiger! Local businesses are coming together to celebrate fun family services and opportunities available to children in the area. See you there!
Preschool Story Time
September 10– November 27
Mondays 10:30am, 1:15pm, 5:30pm or Tuesdays 10:30am
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
Wake up Mr. Turtle and participate in stories, activities, crafts, and other fun literacy builders. One program, but different times and days to come and enjoy the fun.
Books & Babies
Thursdays, September 13-November 29
Craft Room
Ages infant through 36 months with caregiver.
Bouncing rhymes, songs, finger plays, stories, and other early literacy fun will be presented. 
Make and Take
Saturday, September 15
10:30am-4:00pm, or while supplies last.
Kids under eight, please bring a grown-up to help.
KidSpace Atrium
Love to Craft? Drop in  for some fall inspired crafts to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home!
Little Wheels Play Date
Wednesday September 19
Library Parking Lot
Ages 2 to 6
Do you need a big open space to use your wheels? Come join us in the south end of the parking lot to have fun on your wheels. Scooters, bikes, trikes, skateboards, roller skates, or anything that has wheels. Don't forget your helmets. 
Library Legos!
Wednesday, September 19
Rotary Room A
Grades K-8
Kids under eight, please bring a grownup to help!
If you love Legos, join us as we build together, take on challenges, show off building skills, and just have fun. 
For Teens
Teens Buttons
Tuesday, September 4
Middle and High Schoolers
Design and create your own buttons! Limit of 2 buttons per student.
For Adults
Movie Wednesday: Won't You Be My Neighbor? 
Wednesday, September 12
Rotary Room B
Ages 18+
Join us as we watch the newly released Won’t You Be My Neighbor? This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.”  Feel free to bring your snacks and drinks!
Fall Craft Night
Wednesday, September 12
Rotary Room A
Adults 18+
One project turns into 3 months
of decorating. Fold book pages into a column. Make 3 mini garlands– Fall, Boo, Blessed. Add other decorations for each month and you are done! Bring a friend!
Charleston Rotary Blood Drive
Tuesday, September 18
1:00 pm-3:30pm
Bloodmobile - Charleston Carnegie Public Library Parking Lot
Schedule your appointment by emailing Jonathan McKenzie at, or online at using group code 70995.
Tuesday, September 18
Rotary Room B
Come watch a little piece of LGBTQ history. Milk is the story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.
Grandma's Got Gmail Open House
Friday, September 14
Information Desk area
Not sure how to use the tablet or smart phone your kids thought you needed? Be a part of our Grandma’s Got Gmail outreach program. We have teamed up with volunteers from Eastern Illinois University’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism that can work with you one on one to help you with all of your technology needs. Anything from, “What’s an App?” to “How do I put a profile picture on Facebook?” Feel free to bring your own devices and any questions you have. Hope to see you and your friends there!
The Adventures of a Charleston Couple in
South Africa

Monday, September 17
Rotary Room B
Allen and Dianne have traveled to over 75 countries and taken over 80 cruises. Photographs and wall charts will be used to highlight their adventures on Safari, the Cape Town area, following Nelson Mandela, and villages and countryside. Travel tips and observations will be presented throughout.  
Senior Social Group: A Tour of Japan by a
Charleston Couple

Wednesday, September 26
Rotary Room B
The culture and history of Japan will be presented through Allen and Dianne’s photographs and other items. Their experiences in Tokyo and on a Bus Tour will be covered. At 75 years old, they tried to see it all as Americans in an Asian country-from the nightlife of Tokyo, temples & shrines, and Hiroshima.
Coming in October!!!
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Sat 1  
Tues 4 Teen Buttons 4:00pm-5:00pm
Wed 5  
Thurs 6  
Fri 7  
Sat 8 Kids Day at the Castle 10:00am-12:00pm
Sun 9  
Mon 10 Preschool Story Time 10:30am, 1:15pm, or 5:30pm
Tues 11 Preschool Story Time 10:30am
Wed 12 Movie Wednesday 1:00pm

Fall Craft Night 6:00pm
Thurs 13 Books & Babies 10:30am
Fri 14 Grandma's Got Gmail Open House 2:00pm-3:30pm
Sat 15 Make and Take 10:30am-4:00pm
Sun 16  
Mon 17 Preschool Story Time 10:30am, 1:15pm, or 5:30pm

Adventures of a Charleston Couple in South Africa 6:00pm
Tues 18 Preschool Story Time 10:30am

Charleston Rotary Blood Drive 1:00pm-3:30pm

LGBTQ Movie 5:00pm
Wed 19 Little Wheels Play Date 10:30am-11:30am

Library Legos! 4:00pm-5:15pm
Thurs 20 Books & Babies 10:30am
Fri 21  
Sat 22  
Sun 23 Banned Books Week
Mon 24 Preschool Story Time 10:30am, 1:15pm, or 5:30pm
Tues 25 Preschool Story Time 10:30am
Wed 26 Senior Social Group: A Tour of Japan by a Charleston Couple
Thurs 27 Books & Babies 10:30am
Fri 28  
Sat 29  
Sun 30  
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