Community Calendar

The Community Calendar is a service of Lincoln Library. Submissions are generated from individuals and organizations in the area. Submit information to be included on the Communtiy Calendar by completing the online form or download and send it in by fax, mail or email. For additional information email Kim Hergett.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Check the Library Event Calendar for community meetings and events(highlighted in orange) that are being held at Lincoln Library.

September 2015

9 Benedictine Adult UG Programs Open House
Benedictine University invites prospective students to learn about our adult evening undergraduate programs. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty as well as admissions and financial aid counselors. Discover how Benedictine University can help you achieve the professional, personal and academic success you desire! Location: Springfield Art Association, 700 N. 4th St., 5:30 p.m. Info., 217-523-2631.

11 Bound by Tradition, Unbound by Choice
Join the Springfield Art Association for the opening reception of a unique collection of alternative artist's books. 
Bound by Tradition, Unbound by Choice will run through October 3rd. Get a first look at the exhibition during a casual evening at the SAA. Enjoy light refreshments while viewing these one-of-a-kind objects. Location: Springfield Art Association, 700 N. 4th St., 5:30 p.m. Info., 217-523-2631.

19 Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum's (SCIAAHM) Author & Writers’ Forum
This program is designed to encourage youth and adults to read and write more as well as encourage parents to read to and with their children. Children's Author: Vandella Brown. Adult Authors: Wesley Robinson-McNeese, M.D., Robert LaRue Horton, Seenaa G-D. Jimjimo, Justin Rose. Each author will be provided an opportunity to talk about their writing process; how they came to the decision to write their book and give a brief description of the book.  After all authors have spoken, there will a question and answer segment and discussion period. Location: Lincoln Library Carnegie Room, 1 p.m.

22  Benedictine $10K MBA Information Session
To respond to the need for more affordable education and to honor the Benedictine promise of creating values-basedbusiness leaders, Benedictine University's National Moser Center for Adult Learning is piloting its Next Generation Learning M.B.A. program to experienced business professionals in underserved populations in the Central Illinois and Southwest Arizona regions for a just $10,000 - an unprecedented higher education pricing strategy. Experienced business professionals who enroll in the 18-month, $10,000 M.B.A. program will receive the same high quality program and follow the same curriculum that is offered at the University's main campus in Lisle, Illinois, but in an updated blended format featuring Next Generation Learning. Location: Brinkerhoff Home, 1500 N 5th St, 5:30 p.m. Questions, 217-523-1666.

24 Illinois Association of Museums: Museums + Schools = Transformative Learning
The IAM Annual Conference is an opportunity to learn about museum best practices, network with other museum professionals from across the state, and participate in tours and workshops to enhance your skills.  Conference attendees will be able to attend sessions from both events for an even richer and more beneficial learning opportunity. Location: Prairie Capitol Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza. Fee. Register to attend, 217-782-7011

24 2015 Conference on Illinois History
The annual Conference on Illinois History includes 25 sessions that feature topics such as politics, Abraham Lincoln, 
labor, historic preservation, race, immigration, and the Civil War. Teachers will benefit from workshops on a variety of topics.
The program can be viewed at: Fee. Information, 217-558-9014 or

26 Old Fashioned Tea
Old fashioned Tea with tea cakes and dressing up for this special event. This is a fundraiser for the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum; however, the event is free. Location: Strawbridge Shepherd House , 5255 Shepherd Road, 2 p.m. Questions, 217-801-7549.


October 2015

10 Second Annual Trivia Night- Autism Society of Central Illinois
The Autism Society of Central Illinois is a 501c not-for-profit organization that operates entirely on donations and fundraising.  Your contribution will help to provide educational and social programs for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM: call 217-585-1421 OR email . $100/Table, Up to 10 per team. Food, drinks and snacks available for purchase, BYOB. 50/50 Raffle, iPad Mini for Raffle. Location: Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Church, 745 Woodside Road, 6:30 p.m. Info.,

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Ongoing Meetings & Events

Carillon Belles
The Carillon Belles are a group of ladies who work with the Rees Carillon Society to promote the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park. If you would like information about joining this group, please, phone 217-787-3532 or visit

GROW in Illinois
A 12-step, community mental health support group program for people with mental health issues, emotional problems or who are having difficulties coping with life circumstances. Meetings are held weekly and are anonymous, free and confidential. For more information on GROW, 1-888-741-GROW or

Illinois Products Farmers Market
Thursday Evenings 4-7 pm
May 8 – October 16
Illinois State Fairgrounds – Commodities Pavilion across from the grandstand
Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, Illinois wine and craft beer, plants and flowers. Live entertainment, health screenings, kids activities and more! www.illinoisprod

Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield
The Guild actively supports the Illinois Symphony Orchestra by hosting events, including the popular "Meet the Conductor" luncheons. For more information, 217-572-1372.

Lincoln Land Stroke Support Network (LSSN)
LSSN is a network of stroke survivors and caregivers who support and educate stroke survivors and caregivers. For more information and meeting times contact 217-960-4263.

Readers Needed
Do you like to read? Would you like to help others who cannot read? WUIS/WIPA Radio Information Service is a reading service for the print impaired which broadcasts newspapers, and magazines, and we need your help. If you are interested, please call Becky at (217) 206-6405.

Red Cross New Volunteer Orientations
Second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. the Illinois Capital Area Chapter, 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield. Orientations cover the various volunteer opportunities available to those looking to get involved with the Red Cross and its various programs (includes Disaster Relief, a Meals on Wheels program, Services to the Armed Forces, Community Disaster Education, and Health & Safety education). Anyone looking for more information/sign up should call 217-787-7602 or email

Volunteers needed for the Illinois State Museum's "A Place for Discovery"
"A Place for Discovery" is a hands-on children's gallery in the Museum. If interested, phone Amanda Paszek at (217) 782-6044.

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Community Events Links

Looking for more activities in Springfield that you didn't find above? Try these links.

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