Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Check out what happened at the Stuffed Animal Sleepover! View the pictures here!

Business Workshops

QPL will be offering workshops for owners of small businesses. The topic on April 9 will be Legal Issues Facing Small Businesses, presented by Joseph Duesterhaus. Workshops are free. Call 223-1309 to reserve your space.

Affordable Care Act

Click here for resources to understanding the Affordable Care Act.

QPL's Spring Program Guide Available

Quincy Public Library's Spring Program Guide is available online. Click here to view it.

Give to Our Forward to the Future Campaign

Your donation to QPL's Forward to the Future Campaign will allow the Library to plan for future services and will follow in the footsteps of Quincy's civic leaders who started the Library 125 years ago. Call the Library at 223-1309 for more information. Our community thanks you! Click here to read more about the Forward to the Future Campaign.

 

QPL Library Events

Jellybean Jamboree

When: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Hippity hop on down to the Quincy Public Library for the Jellybean Jamboree! Giggle and wiggle along to spring-themed music, books and games. Then follow every-bunny's favorite rabbit as he leads you on an exciting egg hunt!

Jellybean Jamboree

When: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Hippity hop on down to the Quincy Public Library for the Jellybean Jamboree! Giggle and wiggle along to spring-themed music, books and games. Then follow every-bunny's favorite rabbit as he leads you on an exciting egg hunt!

Blockbuster: Iron Man 3

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Blockbuster: Iron Man 3

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

iPads at the Kroc Center

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Librarian Bobbi Mock to explore more free apps for your iPad. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours. Seating is limited, so please call the Kroc Center at 217-222-5762 to reserve your seat.

Very Ready Reader Story Time-

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Event Description: Join us for this new storytime geared for children birth-24months as we explore the 7 easy ways to help your child grow!

First Steps Storytime and Craft

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

First Steps Storytime and Craft familiarizes toddlers, ages 16 months to 36 months, with Library resources by using music, songs, crafts and lots of one-on-one attention. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 217-223-1309 or online at www.quincylibrary.org.

Wii Wednesdays

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library afternoon gaming program. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the small conference room. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2 & 4. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the library for some gaming fun!


Crafty Kids: Bubble Wands

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Children's Department

Summer is almost here, time for friends and outdoor fun! These cool bubble wands are perfect for those warm days spent in the sun!

April Showers Story Time

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

It's raining; it's pouring...get out of the rain and into the library for a story time that is sure to brighten your day!

?Do?Sing in the Library!?

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Calling all Karaoke stars! Join us every 4th Thursday of the month as you show off your singing skills or cheer on your friends as they sing!

Drop-in Crafts

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - All Day
Where: Children's Department

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue, and color your way to a delightful creation! All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required; just drop in anytime!

April Showers Story Time

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

It's raining; it's pouring...get out of the rain and into the library for a story time that is sure to brighten your day!

Drop-in Crafts

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - All Day
Where: Children's Department

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue, and color your way to a delightful creation! All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required; just drop in anytime!

Oldies but Goodies: Double Indemnity (1944)

When: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.

Oldies but Goodies: Double Indemnity (1944)

When: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.

Very Ready Reader Story Time

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Join us for this new storytime geared for children birth-24months as we explore the 7 easy ways to help your child grow!

First Steps Storytime and Craft

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

First Steps Storytime and Craft familiarizes toddlers, ages 16 months to 36 months, with Library resources by using music, songs, crafts and lots of one-on-one attention. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 217-223-1309 or online at www.quincylibrary.org.

Wii Wednesdays

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library afternoon gaming program. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the small conference room. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2 & 4. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the library for some gaming fun!


May Flowers

When: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Spring is in the air, join us at this story time with bright books that will warm the dampest of days and put a smile on your face!

?Do?Have Fun in the Library!?

When: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Come to the library every 1st Thursday of the month to show off your Wii skills with Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2

May Flowers

When: Friday, May 02, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Spring is in the air, join us at this story time with bright books that will warm the dampest of days and put a smile on your face!

Drop-in Crafts

When: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - All Day
Where: Children's Department

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue, and color your way to a delightful creation! All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required; just drop in anytime!

Craft Club - Quilting

When: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

Learn quilting basics and gather ideas for your quilted projects at this friendly workshop!

CANCELLED--May Flowers

When: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Please join your favorite storytellers at the Dogwood Parade! Keep an eye out for Leo, too, and news about the Summer Reading program.

Let's Do Salsa! A Teen Mexican Fiesta

When: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

Fiesta Mexicana! Let?s do Salsa: A Teen Mexican Fiesta brings the sound, culture and taste of Mexico to local area teens. It's an afternoon of fun, food, Mariachi, dancing and fiesta for everyone. Start the afternoon with a traditional Mexican game then let a native of Mexico City introduce you to the art of salsa making. Learn what it takes to make your very own salsa dip. Participants will also have a chance to try their hand at making traditional paper flowers, a craft brought to Mexico from East Asia. Then end your afternoon with a lively demonstration and lesson in the fastest growing dance craze, Salsa dancing. Join us as we explore Mexico?s rich history through art, music and food.

Drop-in Crafts

When: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - All Day
Where: Children's Department

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue, and color your way to a delightful creation! All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required; just drop in anytime!

Foreign Flicks: Bullhead (Belgium)

When: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

A young cattle farmer is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.

Foreign Flicks: Bullhead (Belgium)

When: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

A young cattle farmer is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.

Very Ready Reader Storytime

When: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Join us for this new storytime geared for children birth-24months as we explore the 7 easy ways to help your child grow!

First Steps Storytime and Craft

When: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

First Steps Storytime and Craft familiarizes toddlers, ages 16 months to 36 months, with Library resources by using music, songs, crafts and lots of one-on-one attention. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 217-223-1309 or online at www.quincylibrary.org.

Documentary and Discussion: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

When: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Bookies Book Discussion meeting

When: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Small Conference Room

The Bookies meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 PM. Book selections are made 3-6 months in advance. Anyone interested in the book discussions are welcome to attend. Each book discussion group covers a large range of topics and crosses between fiction and non-fiction titles.

Wii Wednesdays

When: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library afternoon gaming program. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the small conference room. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2 & 4. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the library for some gaming fun!


Sleepy Time Story Time: Spring into Action

When: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Rollicking fun in tonight's story time! Sing, dance and be happy as we entertain you with springtime stories.

Rhyme Time Storytime and Craft

When: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Rhyming it the name of the ?game? at this storytime all about your favorite nursery rhymes old and new along with rhyming books too!

?Do?Make a Mess at the Library: Mock Crime Scence"

When: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Retired Las Vegas Crime Scene Technician Sheree Norman will set up a mock crime scene, that participants will investigate using the techniques Sheree taught them during the series.

Rhyme Time Storytime and Craft

When: Friday, May 09, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Rhyming it the name of the ?game? at this storytime all about your favorite nursery rhymes old and new along with rhyming books too!

Drop-in Crafts

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - All Day
Where: Children's Department

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue, and color your way to a delightful creation! All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required; just drop in anytime!

Rhyme Time Storytime and Craft

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Rhyming it the name of the ?game? at this storytime all about your favorite nursery rhymes old and new along with rhyming books too!

Drop-in Crafts

When: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - All Day
Where: Children's Department

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue, and color your way to a delightful creation! All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required; just drop in anytime!

Indie Flick: Carnage

When: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Indie Flick: Carnage

When: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Very Ready Reader Story Time

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Join us for this new storytime geared for children birth-24months as we explore the 7 easy ways to help your child grow!

First Steps Storytime and Craft

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

First Steps Storytime and Craft familiarizes toddlers, ages 16 months to 36 months, with Library resources by using music, songs, crafts and lots of one-on-one attention. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 217-223-1309 or online at www.quincylibrary.org.

All Over the Page Book Discussion --Panera

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

All Over the Page meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM, alternating between Village Inn and Panera Bread. Book selctions are made 3-6 months in advance. Anyone interested in the book discussions are welcome to attend.

Unshelved Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Small Conference Room

Unshelved members meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 1:00 PM. Book selections are made 3-6 months in advance. Anyone interested in the book discussions are welcome to attend!

Wii Wednesdays

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library afternoon gaming program. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the small conference room. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2 & 4. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the library for some gaming fun!


Teen Advisory Board Meeting - TAB

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

Come and join us! Teens interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board are welcome to drop by a meeting anytime. We meet every second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. Stop in and get an idea of all the fun things happening at the library for teens as well as the many volunteer opportunities. Get your voice heard and help direct what we do here at the library. Our doors are always open to new membership. So stop by some Wednesday and bring a friend!


Teen Book Discussion Group

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Large Meeting Room

The Teen Book Discussion Group meets immediately following the Teen Advisory Board meeting. If you are interested in joining a Teen Book Discussion group, please join us. This group is free and open to the public. Refreshments are served at both meetings. Become a book lover today!




Crafty Kids: Marshmallow Catapult

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Children's Department

That's right! A marshmallow catapult! You have to be here for this, our last craft before summer. Super fun and easy for all.

Mamas and Papas Story Time

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Join us for this family affair at this storytime as we talk about mamas and papas at this storytime.

?Do?Be Creative in the Library: Painting with Eggs!?

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Puppet Room

Participants will throw paint filled eggs at a blank poster board to create a one of a kind masterpiece at this week?s Do Be Creative at Your Library program.

Mamas and Papas Story Time

When: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Puppet Room

Join us for this family affair at this storytime as we talk about mamas and papas at this storytime.

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