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April Events


Caught Reading at the Silvis Public Library
Date: April 1st – April 30th, 2018
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Silvis Library wants to reward their patrons of all ages for their reading! Throughout the month, when you visit the library and stay for a while to relax and read, our staff may catch you in the act of reading. Check-in with social media also for an extra chance to get caught reading by tagging your post with #SilvisLibrary! Fill out your ticket and you will be entered to win a newly published book!

Teen Etiquette Class #2
Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come join our etiquette classes! We will be learning rules for banquet dinners, dates and dances.  Each class builds on what you learned at the last one. Our final class will be a dinner at the McGehee Center. Space is limited, registration required. Must attend at least four out of the five classes to be invited to the 5-course dinner on May 7th.  Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Anime-Manga Club
Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Enjoy coloring and Anime. Join us for a coloring contest. The finished pictures will be hung in the library and patrons will vote for their favorite.  The winner will be notified on April 24th.
We’ll provide authentic Japanese snacks. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our story times are new & improved! For families with children in 3rd grade and younger. We will have a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Book Buddies
Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer! Noise and laughter welcome!

Crafternoon: Fairy Jar
Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2018
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come get crafty at the library! This free program is fun for children of all ages. Class space is limited. Sign up required. Materials provided to create your own or instruction led creation.

Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, April 15th, 2019
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Stuck on a subject or problem you can’t seem to figure out by yourself? Never fear! Homework Heroes is here weekly to help you solve your homework conundrums. Be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

I’m Board: Tabletop Game Night
Date: Monday, April 15th, 2019
Time: 5:30-7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Bring in your favorite tabletop games to share or play with the games the library provides.

Teen Etiquette Class #3
Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come join our etiquette classes! We will be learning rules for banquet dinners, dates and dances.  Each class builds on what you learned at the last one. Our final class will be a dinner at the McGehee Center. Space is limited, registration required. Must attend at least four out of the five classes to be invited to the 5-course dinner on May 7th.  Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Teen Baking Night
Date: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 6: 30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come help us bake some goodies. These treats will then be donated to the Good Friday Bake Sale to raise money for our library. Add some new recipes to your collection. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our story times are new & improved! For families with children in 3rd grade and younger. We will have a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Friends of the Silvis Library - Good Friday Bake Sale
Date: Friday, April 19th, 2018
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Need a dessert to bring to your family Easter gathering, but don’t have the baking skills? Stop on down to the Silvis Library to purchase homemade goodies AND support a great cause! 50/50 Raffle, Raffle Baskets, and crafts will also be sold. All proceeds benefit the Silvis Public Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Book Buddies
Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2019
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer! Noise and laughter welcome!

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Rain Clouds
Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2018
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
We will be making our own rain clouds and exploring how the clouds react when they are filled with “rain”. For ages 8 and up. Materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Stuck on a subject or problem you can’t seem to figure out by yourself? Never fear! Homework Heroes is here weekly to help you solve your homework conundrums. Be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Adult DIY: Water Terrariums
Date: Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
It’s Earth Day! Let’s celebrate and make DIY Water Terrariums to decorate your desk with some greenery! Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Teen Etiquette Class #4
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come join our etiquette classes! We will be learning rules for banquet dinners, dates and dances.  Each class builds on what you learned at the last one. Our final class will be a dinner at the McGehee Center. Space is limited, registration required. Must attend at least four out of the five classes to be invited to the 5-course dinner on May 7th.  Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, April 29th, 2019
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Stuck on a subject or problem you can’t seem to figure out by yourself? Never fear! Homework Heroes is here weekly to help you solve your homework conundrums. Be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our story times are new & improved! For families with children in 3rd grade and younger. We will have a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Book Buddies: Sensory Session – Kinetic Sand Rainbow
Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer! Noise and laughter welcome!

LEGO Club: Create Your Own Movie
Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Design and build your own creations and watch them come to life in the movie you made! For ages 5- 11.

Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, April 29th, 2019
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Stuck on a subject or problem you can’t seem to figure out by yourself? Never fear! Homework Heroes is here weekly to help you solve your homework conundrums. Be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Last Monday Book Club
Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Light refreshments will be paired with good conversation! New members are always welcome. Copies of this month’s book will be available for checkout at the circulation counter. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Public Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Teen Etiquette Class #5
Date: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come join our etiquette classes this month. We will be learning rules for banquet dinners, dates and dances.  Each class builds on what you learned at the last one. Our final class will be a dinner at the McGehee Center. Space is limited, registration required. Must attend at least four out of the five classes to be invited to the 5 course dinner on May 7th.  Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Teen Advisory Board
Date: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Regular scheduled meeting. Come join us for your chance to vote on new YA books for our shelves and teen programs. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

May Events

Caught Reading at the Silvis Public Library
Date: May 1st – May 31st, 2018
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Silvis Library wants to reward their patrons of all ages for their reading! Throughout the month, when you visit the library and stay for a while to relax and read, our staff may catch you in the act of reading. Check-in with social media also for an extra chance to get caught reading by tagging your post with #SilvisLibrary! Fill out your ticket and you will be entered to win a newly published book!

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our story times are new & improved! For families with children in 3rd grade and younger. We will have a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Book Buddies
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer! Noise and laughter welcome!

Card Making with Donna Banta
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, now is the time to start working on those one-of-a-kind cards! Donna Banta will show us how to craft cards with a personal touch that your family and friends are sure to love. The first 15 people will receive their first 3 cards free! Additional cards are $1.50 each. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Public Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, May 6th, 2019
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Stuck on a subject or problem you can’t seem to figure out by yourself? Never fear! Homework Heroes is here weekly to help you solve your homework conundrums. Be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Writers Workshop with Tom McKay
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:00
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Tom McKay, local author of Another Life, Junk to Think About, and West Fork will present an introduction to writing short stories. Refreshments provided.

Teen Etiquette Dinner
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Time:  5:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: MeGehee Center
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
We will be having a five-course dinner at the McGehee Center. At the dinner we will be practicing our etiquette manners. If you have attended at least 4 classes you can come to the dinner and invite a friend.  Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Anime-Manga Club
Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2018
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Create your own pin of an anime character. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our story times are new & improved! For families with children in 3rd grade and younger. We will have a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Book Buddies
Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer! Noise and laughter welcome

Crafternoon: Bubble Paint Flower Cards
Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2018
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Make a beautiful card for mom with bubble paint! This free, drop-in program is fun for children of all ages. Materials provided to create your own or instruction led creation.

Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, May 13th, 2019
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Stuck on a subject or problem you can’t seem to figure out by yourself? Never fear! Homework Heroes is here weekly to help you solve your homework conundrums. Be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

I’m Board: Tabletop Game Night
Date: Monday, May 13th, 2019
Time: 5:30-7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Bring in your favorite tabletop games to share or play with the games the library provides.

Babysitting Classes #1
Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Need a summer job? Join us for our babysitting classes based on the Red Cross model. There will be 4 classes. You must attend all 4 classes to receive your certificate. Space is limited, registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167. Please bring a 3-ring binder for outline and handouts.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our story times are new & improved! For families with children in 3rd grade and younger. We will have a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Book Buddies
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer! Noise and laughter welcome

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Geronimo Stilton Party
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2018
Time: 2-3pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Celebrate the ‘famouse’ journalist and editor of The Rodent’s Gazette! We will create our own pyramid, cheese bookmark and have a newspaper scavenger hunt. Materials for crafts and snacks provided. For ages 8 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Last Monday Book Club
Date: Monday, May 20th, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Light refreshments will be paired with good conversation! New members are always welcome. Copies of this month’s book will be available for checkout at the circulation counter. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Public Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Babysitting Classes #2
Date: Tuesday, May 21th, 2019
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Need a summer job? Join us for our babysitting classes based on the Red Cross model. There will be 4 classes. You must attend all 4 classes to receive your certificate. Space is limited, registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.  Please bring a 3-ring binder for outline and handouts.

Babysitting Classes #3
Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Need a summer job? Join us for our babysitting classes based on the Red Cross model. There will be 4 classes. You must attend all 4 classes to receive your certificate. Space is limited, registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.  Please bring a 3-ring binder for outline and handouts.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our story times are new & improved! For families with children in 3rd grade and younger. We will have a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Book Buddies: Sensory Session: May Flowers
Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2019
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer! Noise and laughter welcome!

LEGO Club: Let’s Build a Robot
Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2018
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Together we will create a LEGO Robot! For ages 7-12.

Teen Advisory Board
Date: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393Regular scheduled meeting. Come join us for your chance to vote on new YA books for our shelves and teen programs. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Babysitting Classes #4
Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Need a summer job? Join us for our babysitting classes based on the Red Cross model. There will be 4 classes. You must attend all 4 classes to receive your certificate. Space is limited, registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.  Please bring a 3-ring binder for outline and handouts.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our story times are new & improved! For families with children in 3rd grade and younger. We will have a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

AARP: Rules of the Road
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393

Do you need to take the Illinois Rules of the Road Test? We’ve got you covered! This AARP review course will help you pass with flying colors! This FREE program is geared towards older adults and will last approximately 90 minutes. A Rules of the Road booklet & workbook will be provided. Sponsored by AARP.