First Wed. Movie Cancelled

1st Wednesday Movies Sept -June @ 6:30pm

Triumphs of the Human Spirit

“Triumphs of the Human Spirit” – a theme referenced throughout literature, art, and pop culture.  This theme examines the extraordinary feats that people can achieve when overcoming adversity to reach a goal. The human spirit references the idea of an overwhelming will, that enables people to accomplish extraordinary things, under the most challenging circumstances. This spirit encompasses the will to persevere against all odds, to overcome situations that might ordinarily defeat them, and to triumph in the face of disaster. Often these triumphs highlight instances where individuals working together help one another to survive and recover through mutual support and kindness, demonstrating the best spirit humans have to offer. 

We look forward to you joining us on this film series exploration.

As always, please enjoy our FREE POPCORN!

9/4/19 – A (2003) Film. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, and Ollie Ryall. Rated R. 1h 47m (UK/Docudrama)

10/2/19 – A (2013) Film. Directed by John Curran. Starring Mia Wasikowska, and Adam Driver. Rated PG-13. 1h 52m (Australia/Drama).

11/6/19 – A (2000) Film. Directed by George Butler. Starring Liam Neeson, and Julian Ayer. Not Rated. 1h 37m (UK/Documentary).


1/8/20 (2nd Wed. due to the Holiday) – A (2006) Film. Directed by Werner Herzog. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, and Jeremy Davies. Rated PG-13.  2h (US/War Drama).

2/5/20 – A (2012) Film. Directed by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg. Starring Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, and Gustaf Skarsgård. Rated PG-13. 1h 58m (Norway/Adventure Drama).

3/4/20 – A (2008) Film. Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Michael Fassbender, and Liam Cunningham. Not Rated. 1h 36m (Ireland/Historical Drama).

4/1/20 – A (2002) Film. Directed by Philip Noyce. Starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, and Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG. 1h 34m (Australia/Drama).      CANCELLED

5/6/20 – A (2003) Film. Directed by Ki-duk Kim. Starring Ki-duk Kim. Rated R. 1h 43m (South Korea/Drama).

6/3/20 – A (2008) Film. Directed by Philipp Stölzl. Starring Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, and Johanna Wokalek. Not Rated.  2h 6m (Germany/Adventure Bio).

First Wednesday Movies at the Effingham Public Library is a monthly (Sept. – June) series of films, frequently from books.  The films chosen are both eclectic and not the usual TV offerings. The screening time is 6:30 p.m. and is viewed on the library’s 70 inch flat screen TV.  After a brief introduction, each film is about two hours in duration. Free Popcorn!

Our Movie Licensing agreement prohibits us from posting the titles of these films.         FMI call 539-1537 or email:

Friday Family Movie Cancelled

Effingham Public Library presents…

First Friday Family Movie

Next movie TBA. All programs are cancelled until further notice to due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Viewed on the library’s 70” flat screen TV. Free pizza & drinks at 5pm!

FMI call the library @ 539-1537 BIG SHOUT-OUT THANK YOU to Country Goods & Groceries for their donation of pizza, juice, and snacks.

Friday Story Time Cancelled

Story Time for Little Ones is cancelled until further notice.

Friday’s at 10:30am.

Stories and a simple craft for our youngest patrons. September through June.


 For more information call 539-1537

Please become a Friend!!

The basis of any group is to have a solid foundation on which to build. The heart of that needs unity in its mission to succeed. A library is made better when it has a friends group that has the passion to help in any way it can. There are so many ways people can add value to a group. The Effingham Public library has a need for new members to join the handful of people that now make up the friends group. We have had to postpone the annual book sale due to not enough people being available to work that day. This is a big fundraiser for the friends. This group is the one that supports the summer reading program, writer’s night, and many other areas that help keep the library budget as low as possible. Money is always needed but the camaraderie of a group of people united in a cause is a sight to behold. So please consider joining this small group of people and bringing new energy and new ideas that will help our wonderful library be the best it can be.
Please contact the library for more information.
Maureen S Spencer
Former Library Trustee Chair and Friends liaison