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February Events

Winter Reading Challenge
Date: December 2nd, 2019- February 29th, 2020
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: All Ages
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Silvis Library has reinstated their Winter Reading Challenge! From December 2nd through February 29th, patrons can sign up and complete a Bingo card for a fine amnesty ticket, worth up to $5, and a chance at a grand prize. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Public Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Craft Buddies: Heart Thumbprint Card
Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for ages 0-4
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Join us for Pre-K Storytime! Books, songs, a craft and FUN! Your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children exploring all the fun our library has to offer! Noise and laughter welcome!

Card Making with Donna Banta
Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3 PM
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Adult
Contact: Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Learn how to craft cards with a personal touch. The first 15 people can make 3 cards for FREE! Additional cards are $2.00 each. Sponsored by the Friends of the Silvis Public Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.

Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Teens
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.

Geek Out!
Date: Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Adult
Contact: Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Meet fellow nerds and geek out over your favorite fandoms and play board games! It could be anime or manga, TV series, movies, video games, board games, book and more! Light refreshments will be provided.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for children in 3rd grade and younger
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Program includes stories, a song or rhyme and a craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend.

Book Buddies
Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for ages 0-4
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!

Kids Crafternoon: Heart Gem Magnets
Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for children ages 5-17
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come create your own thumbprint heart gem magnet! Materials provided. Space is limited.
Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, February 10th, 2020
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Teens
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.

Teen Empowerment Round Table
Date: Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: 6th to 12th grades
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come and join us for round table discussions pertaining to current teen issues. All sexual preferences welcome! All races welcome. Lindsey from Family Resources will be at these meetings to help.

Anime-Manga Club: Dinner and a Show
Date: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Teens
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Do you enjoy anime/manga? This club is just for you! Join us and discuss all things anime and manga. We’ll be tasting some Chinese food while learning about Japanese table manners. We’re breaking out the chopsticks then watching some anime!

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for children in 3rd grade and younger
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Program includes stories, a song or rhyme and a craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend.

Book Buddies
Date: Saturday, February 15th, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for ages 0-4
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! Ice Fishing
Date: Saturday, February 15th, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for ages 5 and up
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Go ice fishing in the warmth of the library by participating in our icy science experiment. Materials provided.
Teen’s Crayon Art
Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Teens
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Do you like to be creative? Have you thought these pictures are cool? Join us to make one.

Tween Book Club
Date: Wednesday February 19th, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for ages 9-12
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Join us to speak about your favorite book every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Family Storytime: Therapy Dogs
Date: Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for children in 3rd grade and younger
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Come enjoy reading to one of the therapy dogs for this special Family Storytime. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend.

Jolly Rancher Readers- Game Night
Date: Friday, February 21st, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Teens
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Join us as we play lots of fun games.

Book Buddies: Sensory Sessions-Scooping Snowflakes
Date: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for ages 0-4
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Our sensory bin will transform into a snowflake scooping station. 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!

Homework Heroes
Date: Monday, February 24th, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Teens
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!

Last Monday Book Club
Date: Monday, February 24th, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Adults
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, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, and discussion questions will be available for checkout at the circulation counter.

Teen Advisory Board
Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Teens
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Vote on new YA library books and plan teen programs!

Disney Escape Room
Date: Wednesday, February 26th, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: All Ages
Contact: Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Can you escape the castle before time runs out? There will be 4 groups limited up to 10 people per group. Registration is required.

Family Storytime
Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for children in 3rd grade and younger
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Program includes stories, a song or rhyme and a craft. Materials and snacks are provided. Parents and/or Grandparents are required to attend.

Book Buddies
Date: Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for ages 0-4
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, February 29th, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Silvis Public Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Recommended for ages 7-12.
Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393
Together we will create a LEGO Robot!