May 2018

Family/All Ages Preschool School-age Kids Teens Adults Book Sale

May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Game On! Puzzle Mania

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a different game each week. Play an old favorite or try a new one! Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided. All are welcome!

May 1 – Puzzle Mania
May 8 – Giant Crossword
May 15 – Wii Fun
May 22 – CUDO Plays
May 29 – Euchre Tournament

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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May

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Teen Lounge

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

DIY Kids: Mini Kites

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Get into a springtime mood by making mini kites at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Start and Grow Your Business: Guest Speaker Jimmy John Liautaud

Thursday, May 03, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder and chairman of the popular ‘Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich’ chain. An entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, Liautaud began with a one-store sandwich shop and built a franchise of more than 2500 outlets, making him one of the world’s top entrepreneurs.

Registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 03, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 03, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Teen Lounge: Engineering Ambassadors

Thursday, May 03, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Teen Lounge

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Afterschool Adventures

Thursday, May 03, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Teen Scene

Thursday, May 03, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, May 03, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Architects of Champaign: Joseph William Royer

Thursday, May 03, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Come learn about local history and architecture in this two-part series presented by Dr. Brian Adams of the Preservation & Conservation Association. In this series, Dr. Adams will discuss local architectural icons designed by Champaign-Urbana natives Joseph William Royer and Nelson Strong Spencer. For Adults.

May 3 - Joseph William Royer
May 24 - Nelson Strong Spencer

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 04, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 04, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 05, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Free Comic Book Day is back! This year we'll have comic book giveaways, activities for all ages, and a photo booth!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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May

Elephant and Piggie Party

Saturday, May 05, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with Mo Willems’ beloved book characters Elephant and Piggie. Challenge your friends and family to an E & P dance off. Play fun games, enjoy silly activities, and make awesome crafts. Even take your picture with the costumed characters of Elephant and Piggie! Hooray!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 07, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Teen Lounge

Monday, May 07, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

Monday, May 07, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Learn music concepts like rhythm, note-reading, and ear-training with the Crescendo arts organization from the University of Illinois.

Join us for this monthly series on:
Feb. 5
Mar. 5
Apr. 2
May 7

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Game On! Giant Crossword

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a different game each week during May. Play old favorites or learn a new one!
Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided.
All are welcome!

May 1 – Puzzle Mania
May 8 – Giant Crossword
May 15 – Wii Fun
May 22 – CUDO Plays
May 29 – Euchre Tournament

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Join our casual monthly get-togethers to talk about books by contemporary African American writers. New members are welcome; call 403-2090 for more information. Books for this fall are:

Jan. 9: Lies My Teacher Told Me by J. Loewen
Feb. 13: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Mar. 13: Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Apr. 10: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs and will be held at the Main Library (200 W. Green Street, Robeson Pavilion Room A/B
May 8: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Out in the Garden: Pollinator Pockets

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Do your part to save the pollinators - the bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects critical to our food supply and human survival.
Master gardener Janet Townsend will share with us how we can use just a bit of our garden to help the planet!
All are invited. Light refreshments will be served.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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May

DIY Kids: Dragon Egg

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a bejeweled dragon egg out of clay at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 10, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 10, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, May 10, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 10, 2018

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

No book to read this month. Club members meet to select the titles that will be read September 2018-August 2019.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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May

Teen Lounge

Thursday, May 10, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Afterschool Adventures - Glass Buggles

Thursday, May 10, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Make adorable little googly-eyed bugs to give away or to keep for your very own pets.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, May 10, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Family Fun Night: World Migratory Bird Day

Thursday, May 10, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

The birds are returning, but where have they been, and how did they get back? Play a migration game to understand the hazards and helpers birds encounter on their long-distance flights.

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 11, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 11, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, May 11, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

Look! It's a Police Car!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Have you ever wondered what kind of cool stuff the police carry in their cars? Our friendly Champaign Police Department beat officer, Jordan Wells, is parking his car at the library so you can see. He'll show you the siren, how to dust for fingerprints, and a whole lot more.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, May 12, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, May 13, 2018

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 14, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Teen Lounge

Monday, May 14, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Game On! Wii Fun

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a different game each week during May. Play old favorites or learn a new one!
Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided.
All are welcome!

May 1 – Puzzle Mania
May 8 – Giant Crossword
May 15 – Wii Fun
May 22 – CUDO Plays
May 29 – Euchre Tournament

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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May

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

BioCafe: Decoding Melancholia

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of learning about the liver and the newly discovered functions of yellow bile in a fascinating talk presented by Dr. Sayee Anakk of the Anakk Laboratory at University of Illinois.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

The Champaign Public Library Friends Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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May

DIY Kids: Mini Parachute

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Learn how parachutes work and make your own miniature version at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Take the elevator to the library's third floor.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Julia F. Burnham Conference Room (Main Library)

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May

Business Roundtable

Thursday, May 17, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Do you have a burning question about your startup? Are you looking to expand your network and engage with a community of your entrepreneurial peers? Come to our roundtables! Guided by knowledgeable mentors, roundtables are a forum for entrepreneurs to workshop new ideas, find solutions to problems, and meet other entrepreneurs.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 17, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 17, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Teen Lounge

Thursday, May 17, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Afterschool Adventures: Superhero Academy

Thursday, May 17, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. to customize a superhero mask and cuffs and to create your superhero identity.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Teen Scene

Thursday, May 17, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Family Fun Night: 3-D Bendy Paper Creatures

Thursday, May 17, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 18, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 18, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Bingo Blast!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Bingo! Bingo!
Have a blast! We will have prizes, popcorn and loads of bingo fun!
Everyone is welcome!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Clean Those Gizmos with the Illini Gadget Garage

Saturday, May 19, 2018

1:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Find out how to bring new life back into your devices just by doing a little cleaning! Learn how to clean out dust from laptops and charging ports, remove alkaline battery corrosion from forgotten handheld devices, and what can be done to help save wet devices from certain doom. After the presentation, you'll get a chance to try cleaning your own personal devices with tools, supplies, and help provided by staff from the Illini Gadget Garage.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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May

Power Up! Party: Summer Reading at the Library

Sunday, May 20, 2018

12:00 PM — 6:00 PM

LET'S GET READY to read together all summer long with Power Up! Summer Reading Club (May 20 to Aug 19) for kids, teens, and grown-ups. Join us for an all-ages community celebration of reading--with 10 tech stations, live music, face painting, storytimes, and more!


FriendShop Bookstore:
3:00 Opening Reception: "The Art Connection" An exhibition featuring 40+ student artists curated by their art teachers from three Champaign schools.
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Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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May

Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

Sunday, May 20, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Celebrate the library's "The Art Connection: Schools to Library" exhibition series with kids, teens, and art teachers from Champaign schools. Be sure to visit both the children's area on the first floor and the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Made possible with support from the Library Friends.


The exhibition will feature artwork by 40+ students, curated by their art teachers:
• Emily Pawlicki, Booker T. Washington STEM Academy
• Michael McLoughlin, Dr. Howard Elementary School
• Ravyn Rodgers, Central High School

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 21, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Getting Started with Email

Monday, May 21, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Let library staff guide you through creating an email account.
Our experts will teach you how to send email, find contacts, and begin to utilize an email account. Attendees should have prior experience using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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May

Teen Lounge

Monday, May 21, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Game On! CUDO Plays

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a different game each week during May. Play old favorites or learn a new one!
Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided.
All are welcome!

May 1 – Puzzle Mania
May 8 – Giant Crossword
May 15 – Wii Fun
May 22 – CUDO Plays
May 29 – Euchre Tournament

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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May

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Getting Started with Email

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Let library staff guide you through creating an email account.
Our experts will teach you how to send email, find contacts, and begin to utilize an email account. Attendees should have prior experience using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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May

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

DIY Kids: Button Tree

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make an artsy button tree at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 24, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 24, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Teen Lounge

Thursday, May 24, 2018

2:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Afterschool Adventures: Thaumatropes

Thursday, May 24, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

A thaumatrope is an optical toy that blurs two images into one.
It's magical brain-bending fun! Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, May 24, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Family Fun Night: Music Makers

Thursday, May 24, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Architects of Champaign: Nelson Strong Spencer

Thursday, May 24, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Come learn about local history and architecture in this two-part series presented by Dr. Brian Adams of the Preservation & Conservation Association. In this series, Dr. Adams will discuss local architectural icons designed by Champaign-Urbana natives Joseph William Royer and Nelson Strong Spencer. For Adults.

May 3 - Joseph William Royer
May 24 - Nelson Strong Spencer

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 25, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 25, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, May 25, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, May 26, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

Live! Music for Kids: Papashoy

Saturday, May 26, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Papashoy (corn) plays klezmer music in the style of the early Jewish village bands of Yiddish Eastern Europe’s own corn country. Bring your dancing shoes for our assortment of lively tunes and your hankies for some sweet, sad melodies. Surprises at every turn! Representing Papashoy at the Champaign Public Library are Frances Harris and Amanda Ramey on fiddles, Rob Krumm on guitar, and Rob Sweedler on accordion.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, May 27, 2018

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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May

In Concert at CPL: Kittens Incorporated

Sunday, May 27, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Enjoy the first sounds of Summer with the breezy, beachy tunes of Kittens Incorporated, featuring local musicians Bryan and Jolee Phelps.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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May

Library Closed - Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2018

All Day

All library locations are closed today. Book returns, behind both library locations, will remain open for you to return materials.

» All Branches

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Game On! Euchre Tournament

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a different game each week during May. Play old favorites or learn a new one!
Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided.
All are welcome!

May 1 – Puzzle Mania
May 8 – Giant Crossword
May 15 – Wii Fun
May 22 – CUDO Plays
May 29 – Euchre Tournament

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Getting Started with Device Camera Apps

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Learn how to take pictures with your tablet or smartphone camera. We'll explore different filters and editing tools as well as tips and tricks for using your smartphone or tablet camera. This is a hands-on activity based class, please bring your tablet or smartphone. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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May

DIY Kids: May Rewind

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our May do-it-yourself activities for school-age kids at this special “rewind” day.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 31, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 31, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Afterschool Adventures

Thursday, May 31, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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May

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, May 31, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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May

Family Fun Night: Making Books

Thursday, May 31, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Advertising with Google AdWords

Friday, June 01, 2018

9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Google Adwords is the leading online marketing service that allows companies to promote ads at the top of Google Search results. SBDC and Champaign Public Library team up to to bring you a Google Certified AdWords professional who will cover all the necessary steps to help you create, manage, and measure successful campaigns on the Google Search and Google Display networks.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Registration is recommended.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 01, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 01, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Live! Music for Kids: Church Street Ramblers

Saturday, June 02, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Swing, stomp, strut and sway to the joyous rhythms of early jazz performed by the Church Street Ramblers.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Babies Love Books

Monday, June 04, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Young Entrepreneurs Program Expo

Monday, June 04, 2018

4:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Champaign Public Library and Champaign Unit 4 Schools present the Young Entrepreneurs Program Annual Expo. Each year, a select number of students from Champaign schools elect to participate in a program that allows them to explore their idea for an entrepreneurial venture through experience learning opportunities with support from local mentors with experience in small business development. Their experience culminates in the Expo, a poster presentation where students share their business ventures and business plans with the community.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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June

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Keep Fit and feel Fabulous all summer long as we sample new ideas and learn new skills.
This week: Downsize and Declutter!Get organized and ready for anything!
Free and open to everyone.
Light refreshments will be served

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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June

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Teenspace

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June

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

DIY Kids: Plastic Cup Challenge

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Stack plastic cups into mega towers and take it down faster than anyone else at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids. Are you up for the challenge?

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Start & Grow Your Business: Digital Marketing Essentials

Thursday, June 07, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

This workshop will provide you with tools and techniques to strengthen your digital marketing strategies. Ideal for those starting off in digital marketing or simply wanting to improve their skills, this workshop will address the topics of search engine optimization and marketing, advertising through Google, Facebook campaigns, tracking website data, and more.

The workshop will be from 8-9 followed by a networking period from 9-9:30. Registration is recommended. Refreshments will be served.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 07, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 07, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Animal Adventures

Thursday, June 07, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Meet the turtles, bearded dragons, snake, tarantula, and roaches from the Orpheum Children’s Museum. Learn about their habitat, diet, adaptations for feeding, camouflage, protection, and locomotion.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Teen Scene

Thursday, June 07, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, June 07, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 08, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 08, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Clean Those Gizmos with Illini Gadget Garage

Saturday, June 09, 2018

1:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Find out how to bring new life back into your devices just by doing a little cleaning! Learn how to clean out dust from laptops and charging ports, remove alkaline battery corrosion from forgotten handheld devices, and what can be done to help save wet devices from certain doom. After the presentation, you'll get a chance to try cleaning your own personal devices with tools, supplies, and help provided by staff from the Illini Gadget Garage.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Busey Bank Conference Room (Room 222)

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June

The Amazing Strong Man

Saturday, June 09, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

The Strong Man will bend nails! Roll frying pans! Break chains! Come see Illinois' own 2010 America's Got Talent contestant perform his amazing feats.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Babies Love Books

Monday, June 11, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Kids Create Apps

Monday, June 11, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Would you like to know how to create your own app? Elementary school students (ages 9-11) are invited to join us to learn the steps to create their own app during this six-week series in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

This event takes place on:
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Pizza & Painting

Monday, June 11, 2018

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Get creative this summer by joining us for a morning of painting, pizza, and pizzazz, thanks to Jet's Pizza.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Keep Fit and feel Fabulous all summer long as we sample new ideas and learn new skills.
This week: Flower Arranging with Delight Flower Farm. Take a posie home today!
Free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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June

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Teenspace

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June

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Out in the Garden: Container Gardening

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

No room? No problem! See how you can grow tomatoes in the driveway, dill on the deck, and peppers on the porch. Master Gardener, Janet Townsend will show us how container gardening adds versatility to gardens large and small.
No registration required. Light refreshments will be served.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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June

DIY Kids: Superheroes

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Power up with fun superhero crafts and activities at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 14, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Cracked Glass Mosaics

Thursday, June 14, 2018

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Sharon Haworth from local Cracked Glass Art Glass Studio will teach teens to create colorful cracked glass mosaics.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 14, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, June 14, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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June

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, June 14, 2018

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Summer 2018 titles are:

Jun. 14: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman
Jul. 12: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande
Aug. 9: The Light of Paris Eleanor Brown

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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June

Nature Trackers

Thursday, June 14, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what’s going on outside when you’re not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, June 14, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Ferdinand: Book and a Movie

Thursday, June 14, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Power Up Trivia Night!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Come show off your knowledge of technology, video games, superheroes and more at Power Up Trivia! Prizes will be awarded for the winner of each of the 6 rounds, whoever has the best, library-friendly team name, and a grand prize will be awarded to the most knowledgeable team. Trivia participants are welcome to play in teams of 1–4 people.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 15, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 15, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, June 15, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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June

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, June 16, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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June

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration

Saturday, June 16, 2018

12:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Join us in celebrating 153 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Live! Music for Kids: Babaloo

Saturday, June 16, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Babaloo brings a high-energy, over-the-top, rousing one-man musical comedy act for kids of all ages. But be warned; this is no run-of-the-mill kids’ crooner. “My shows are carefully controlled chaos,” Babaloo says. “There’s no ‘criss-cross-applesauce, sit-still-and-zip-your-lip’ stuff; we’re always dancing, singing, yelling, stomping, throwing stuff around, beating on buckets – whatever it takes to keep everyone energized and laughing!”

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, June 17, 2018

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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June

Magic and Juggling with Michael Moxie

Sunday, June 17, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Join us for magic, juggling, and comedy with the multi-talented and highly entertaining Michael Moxie.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Babies Love Books

Monday, June 18, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Kids Create Apps

Monday, June 18, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Would you like to know how to create your own app? Elementary school students (ages 9-11) are invited to join us to learn the steps to create their own app during this six-week series in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

This event takes place on:
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Getting Started with Kindles

Monday, June 18, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will help you get started with your kindle tablets or kindle ereaders including how to change settings and preferences. For Kindle Fires staff will help with how to download apps, and use hand gestures. Take home tips for learning more. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own tablet. No prior experience needed. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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June

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Keep Fit and feel Fabulous all summer long as we sample new ideas and learn new skills.
This week: A Touch of Tai Chi with Philip Brewer
Experience this centuries old Chinese martial art.
Free and open to everyone.
Light refreshments will be served

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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June

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Teenspace

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June

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Getting Started with Tablets

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will help you get started with your tablet including how to change settings, download apps, and use hand gestures. Take home tips for learning more. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own tablet. No prior experience needed. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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June

DIY Kids: Pop-Up Flower Garden

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Ever wonder how those pop-up cards work? Come to our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids to make one for yourself!

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Library Friends Tea, Talk, & Meeting

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

ENJOY TEA with the Library Friends, a talk by explorer and author Joe Wilkins, and a brief annual meeting at the Champaign Public Library. Suggested donation: $5.

This is a very special group of people, whose support has translated into dozens of iPads for kids to play and learn on, hundreds of lively concerts, millions of minutes read during summer reading games, and much, much more. The library's FriendShop Bookstore is staffed entirely by volunteers and run by this group. Over the years, the leadership and members have dedicated both time and money to extend the library's reach into the community. Thank you!

A year-long membership runs $10 for an individual and $15 for a family.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Take the elevator to the library's third floor.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Julia F. Burnham Conference Room (Main Library)

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June

Business Roundtable

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Do you have a burning question about your startup? Are you looking to expand your network and engage with a community of your entrepreneurial peers? Come to our roundtables! Guided by knowledgeable mentors, roundtables are a forum for entrepreneurs to workshop new ideas, find solutions to problems, and meet other entrepreneurs.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 21, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 21, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

More Nature Trackers

Thursday, June 21, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what’s going on outside when you’re not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Teen Scene

Thursday, June 21, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Family Music Night

Thursday, June 21, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 22, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 22, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, June 22, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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June

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, June 23, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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June

Superhero Family Yoga

Saturday, June 23, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Calling all superheroes! Power up your body and mind with Superhero Yoga for Families. We’ll stretch, breathe, and move like your favorite characters to enhance our superpowers - flexibility, strength, and coordination. Superhero costumes encouraged! Please bring a blanket or towel. For kids of all ages and their families.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, June 24, 2018

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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June

In Concert at CPL: Chase Baby

Sunday, June 24, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Get a taste of the local Hip Hop scene with CU native and rapper Chase Baby!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Babies Love Books

Monday, June 25, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Kids Create Apps

Monday, June 25, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Would you like to know how to create your own app? Elementary school students (ages 9-11) are invited to join us to learn the steps to create their own app during this six-week series in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

This event takes place on:
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

How to Organize Computer Files

Monday, June 25, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Join us as we explore where you can save your digital files and what file extensions mean. This class will cover using File Explorer on Windows machines, creating folders and naming structures, and storage options like external hard drives and the cloud.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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June

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Keep Fit and feel Fabulous all summer long as we sample new ideas and learn new skills.
This week: Tasty & Healthy on a Budget with Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market.
Free and open to everyone.
Light refreshments will be served

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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June

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Teenspace

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June

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

How to Organize Computer Files

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Join us as we explore where you can save your digital files and what file extensions mean. This class will cover using File Explorer on Windows machines, creating folders and naming structures, and storage options like external hard drives and the cloud. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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June

DIY Kids: Star-Spangled Crafts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Prepare to celebrate Independence Day with an afternoon of red, white, and blue crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 28, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 28, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Instrument Petting Zoo

Thursday, June 28, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Hands-on fun with musical instruments! The Conservatory of Central Illinois lets you get up close and personal with horns, flutes, strings, and drums in this introduction to orchestral instrument families.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, June 28, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Make a Sundial

Thursday, June 28, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Ask the Editor: Decision-Making in the Newsroom

Thursday, June 28, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Ever wonder why some stories get news coverage and others do not? Join us for an evening of learning about how things work in a local public radio newsroom with a panel discussion by with investigative journalists from Illinois Public Media.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 29, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 29, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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June

Juggling, Magic, and More!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Juggling, magic, and a huge dose of humor! Troy Roark consistently leaves his audiences laughing to the point of tears.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 01, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Game On! Puzzle Mania

    Tuesday, May 01, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Enjoy a different game each week. Play an old favorite or try a new one! Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided. All are welcome!

    May 1 – Puzzle Mania
    May 8 – Giant Crossword
    May 15 – Wii Fun
    May 22 – CUDO Plays
    May 29 – Euchre Tournament

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, May 01, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Teen Lounge

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 01, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    DIY Kids: Mini Kites

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Get into a springtime mood by making mini kites at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Start and Grow Your Business: Guest Speaker Jimmy John Liautaud

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

    Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder and chairman of the popular ‘Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich’ chain. An entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, Liautaud began with a one-store sandwich shop and built a franchise of more than 2500 outlets, making him one of the world’s top entrepreneurs.

    Registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Teen Lounge: Engineering Ambassadors

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Teen Lounge

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Afterschool Adventures

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Family Yoga Night

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Architects of Champaign: Joseph William Royer

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    Come learn about local history and architecture in this two-part series presented by Dr. Brian Adams of the Preservation & Conservation Association. In this series, Dr. Adams will discuss local architectural icons designed by Champaign-Urbana natives Joseph William Royer and Nelson Strong Spencer. For Adults.

    May 3 - Joseph William Royer
    May 24 - Nelson Strong Spencer

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Free Comic Book Day

    Saturday, May 05, 2018

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Free Comic Book Day is back! This year we'll have comic book giveaways, activities for all ages, and a photo booth!

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    May

    Elephant and Piggie Party

    Saturday, May 05, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Celebrate Children’s Book Week with Mo Willems’ beloved book characters Elephant and Piggie. Challenge your friends and family to an E & P dance off. Play fun games, enjoy silly activities, and make awesome crafts. Even take your picture with the costumed characters of Elephant and Piggie! Hooray!

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Learn music concepts like rhythm, note-reading, and ear-training with the Crescendo arts organization from the University of Illinois.

    Join us for this monthly series on:
    Feb. 5
    Mar. 5
    Apr. 2
    May 7

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Game On! Giant Crossword

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Enjoy a different game each week during May. Play old favorites or learn a new one!
    Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided.
    All are welcome!

    May 1 – Puzzle Mania
    May 8 – Giant Crossword
    May 15 – Wii Fun
    May 22 – CUDO Plays
    May 29 – Euchre Tournament

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Table Talk Book Club

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

    Join our casual monthly get-togethers to talk about books by contemporary African American writers. New members are welcome; call 403-2090 for more information. Books for this fall are:

    Jan. 9: Lies My Teacher Told Me by J. Loewen
    Feb. 13: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
    Mar. 13: Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby
    Apr. 10: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs and will be held at the Main Library (200 W. Green Street, Robeson Pavilion Room A/B
    May 8: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Out in the Garden: Pollinator Pockets

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    Do your part to save the pollinators - the bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects critical to our food supply and human survival.
    Master gardener Janet Townsend will share with us how we can use just a bit of our garden to help the planet!
    All are invited. Light refreshments will be served.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 09, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, May 09, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, May 09, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    May

    DIY Kids: Dragon Egg

    Wednesday, May 09, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make a bejeweled dragon egg out of clay at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

    No book to read this month. Club members meet to select the titles that will be read September 2018-August 2019.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Afterschool Adventures - Glass Buggles

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Make adorable little googly-eyed bugs to give away or to keep for your very own pets.

    Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Family Fun Night: World Migratory Bird Day

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    The birds are returning, but where have they been, and how did they get back? Play a migration game to understand the hazards and helpers birds encounter on their long-distance flights.

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    Look! It's a Police Car!

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

    Have you ever wondered what kind of cool stuff the police carry in their cars? Our friendly Champaign Police Department beat officer, Jordan Wells, is parking his car at the library so you can see. He'll show you the siren, how to dust for fingerprints, and a whole lot more.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, May 13, 2018

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Game On! Wii Fun

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Enjoy a different game each week during May. Play old favorites or learn a new one!
    Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided.
    All are welcome!

    May 1 – Puzzle Mania
    May 8 – Giant Crossword
    May 15 – Wii Fun
    May 22 – CUDO Plays
    May 29 – Euchre Tournament

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    BioCafe: Decoding Melancholia

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    Join us for an evening of learning about the liver and the newly discovered functions of yellow bile in a fascinating talk presented by Dr. Sayee Anakk of the Anakk Laboratory at University of Illinois.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Library Friends Board Meeting

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

    The Champaign Public Library Friends Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    May

    DIY Kids: Mini Parachute

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Learn how parachutes work and make your own miniature version at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

    The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Take the elevator to the library's third floor.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Julia F. Burnham Conference Room (Main Library)

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    May

    Business Roundtable

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

    Do you have a burning question about your startup? Are you looking to expand your network and engage with a community of your entrepreneurial peers? Come to our roundtables! Guided by knowledgeable mentors, roundtables are a forum for entrepreneurs to workshop new ideas, find solutions to problems, and meet other entrepreneurs.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Afterschool Adventures: Superhero Academy

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Drop by at 3:30 p.m. to customize a superhero mask and cuffs and to create your superhero identity.

    Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Family Fun Night: 3-D Bendy Paper Creatures

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Bingo Blast!

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Bingo! Bingo!
    Have a blast! We will have prizes, popcorn and loads of bingo fun!
    Everyone is welcome!

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Clean Those Gizmos with the Illini Gadget Garage

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    1:30 PM — 3:30 PM

    Find out how to bring new life back into your devices just by doing a little cleaning! Learn how to clean out dust from laptops and charging ports, remove alkaline battery corrosion from forgotten handheld devices, and what can be done to help save wet devices from certain doom. After the presentation, you'll get a chance to try cleaning your own personal devices with tools, supplies, and help provided by staff from the Illini Gadget Garage.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    May

    Power Up! Party: Summer Reading at the Library

    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    12:00 PM — 6:00 PM

    LET'S GET READY to read together all summer long with Power Up! Summer Reading Club (May 20 to Aug 19) for kids, teens, and grown-ups. Join us for an all-ages community celebration of reading--with 10 tech stations, live music, face painting, storytimes, and more!


    FriendShop Bookstore:
    3:00 Opening Reception: "The Art Connection" An exhibition featuring 40+ student artists curated by their art teachers from three Champaign schools.
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    Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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    May

    Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Celebrate the library's "The Art Connection: Schools to Library" exhibition series with kids, teens, and art teachers from Champaign schools. Be sure to visit both the children's area on the first floor and the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Made possible with support from the Library Friends.


    The exhibition will feature artwork by 40+ students, curated by their art teachers:
    • Emily Pawlicki, Booker T. Washington STEM Academy
    • Michael McLoughlin, Dr. Howard Elementary School
    • Ravyn Rodgers, Central High School

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Getting Started with Email

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Let library staff guide you through creating an email account.
    Our experts will teach you how to send email, find contacts, and begin to utilize an email account. Attendees should have prior experience using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Game On! CUDO Plays

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Enjoy a different game each week during May. Play old favorites or learn a new one!
    Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided.
    All are welcome!

    May 1 – Puzzle Mania
    May 8 – Giant Crossword
    May 15 – Wii Fun
    May 22 – CUDO Plays
    May 29 – Euchre Tournament

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Getting Started with Email

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Let library staff guide you through creating an email account.
    Our experts will teach you how to send email, find contacts, and begin to utilize an email account. Attendees should have prior experience using a mouse and keyboard. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    DIY Kids: Button Tree

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make an artsy button tree at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    2:30 PM — 4:00 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Afterschool Adventures: Thaumatropes

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    A thaumatrope is an optical toy that blurs two images into one.
    It's magical brain-bending fun! Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Family Fun Night: Music Makers

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Architects of Champaign: Nelson Strong Spencer

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    Come learn about local history and architecture in this two-part series presented by Dr. Brian Adams of the Preservation & Conservation Association. In this series, Dr. Adams will discuss local architectural icons designed by Champaign-Urbana natives Joseph William Royer and Nelson Strong Spencer. For Adults.

    May 3 - Joseph William Royer
    May 24 - Nelson Strong Spencer

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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    May

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    Live! Music for Kids: Papashoy

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Papashoy (corn) plays klezmer music in the style of the early Jewish village bands of Yiddish Eastern Europe’s own corn country. Bring your dancing shoes for our assortment of lively tunes and your hankies for some sweet, sad melodies. Surprises at every turn! Representing Papashoy at the Champaign Public Library are Frances Harris and Amanda Ramey on fiddles, Rob Krumm on guitar, and Rob Sweedler on accordion.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Tag Bag Sale

    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    May

    In Concert at CPL: Kittens Incorporated

    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Enjoy the first sounds of Summer with the breezy, beachy tunes of Kittens Incorporated, featuring local musicians Bryan and Jolee Phelps.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    May

    Library Closed - Memorial Day

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    All Day

    All library locations are closed today. Book returns, behind both library locations, will remain open for you to return materials.

    » All Branches

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Game On! Euchre Tournament

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Enjoy a different game each week during May. Play old favorites or learn a new one!
    Game On! meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided.
    All are welcome!

    May 1 – Puzzle Mania
    May 8 – Giant Crossword
    May 15 – Wii Fun
    May 22 – CUDO Plays
    May 29 – Euchre Tournament

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Getting Started with Device Camera Apps

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Learn how to take pictures with your tablet or smartphone camera. We'll explore different filters and editing tools as well as tips and tricks for using your smartphone or tablet camera. This is a hands-on activity based class, please bring your tablet or smartphone. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    May

    DIY Kids: May Rewind

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our May do-it-yourself activities for school-age kids at this special “rewind” day.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Afterschool Adventures

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    May

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    May

    Family Fun Night: Making Books

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Advertising with Google AdWords

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

    Google Adwords is the leading online marketing service that allows companies to promote ads at the top of Google Search results. SBDC and Champaign Public Library team up to to bring you a Google Certified AdWords professional who will cover all the necessary steps to help you create, manage, and measure successful campaigns on the Google Search and Google Display networks.

    Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Registration is recommended.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Live! Music for Kids: Church Street Ramblers

    Saturday, June 02, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Swing, stomp, strut and sway to the joyous rhythms of early jazz performed by the Church Street Ramblers.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Young Entrepreneurs Program Expo

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    4:30 PM — 6:00 PM

    Champaign Public Library and Champaign Unit 4 Schools present the Young Entrepreneurs Program Annual Expo. Each year, a select number of students from Champaign schools elect to participate in a program that allows them to explore their idea for an entrepreneurial venture through experience learning opportunities with support from local mentors with experience in small business development. Their experience culminates in the Expo, a poster presentation where students share their business ventures and business plans with the community.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Fit and Fabulous

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Keep Fit and feel Fabulous all summer long as we sample new ideas and learn new skills.
    This week: Downsize and Declutter!Get organized and ready for anything!
    Free and open to everyone.
    Light refreshments will be served

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    June

    Tuesday Teen Drop-in

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Teenspace

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    June

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    DIY Kids: Plastic Cup Challenge

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Stack plastic cups into mega towers and take it down faster than anyone else at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids. Are you up for the challenge?

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Start & Grow Your Business: Digital Marketing Essentials

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

    This workshop will provide you with tools and techniques to strengthen your digital marketing strategies. Ideal for those starting off in digital marketing or simply wanting to improve their skills, this workshop will address the topics of search engine optimization and marketing, advertising through Google, Facebook campaigns, tracking website data, and more.

    The workshop will be from 8-9 followed by a networking period from 9-9:30. Registration is recommended. Refreshments will be served.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Animal Adventures

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Meet the turtles, bearded dragons, snake, tarantula, and roaches from the Orpheum Children’s Museum. Learn about their habitat, diet, adaptations for feeding, camouflage, protection, and locomotion.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Family Yoga Night

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Clean Those Gizmos with Illini Gadget Garage

    Saturday, June 09, 2018

    1:30 PM — 3:30 PM

    Find out how to bring new life back into your devices just by doing a little cleaning! Learn how to clean out dust from laptops and charging ports, remove alkaline battery corrosion from forgotten handheld devices, and what can be done to help save wet devices from certain doom. After the presentation, you'll get a chance to try cleaning your own personal devices with tools, supplies, and help provided by staff from the Illini Gadget Garage.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Busey Bank Conference Room (Room 222)

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    June

    The Amazing Strong Man

    Saturday, June 09, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    The Strong Man will bend nails! Roll frying pans! Break chains! Come see Illinois' own 2010 America's Got Talent contestant perform his amazing feats.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Kids Create Apps

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Would you like to know how to create your own app? Elementary school students (ages 9-11) are invited to join us to learn the steps to create their own app during this six-week series in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

    This event takes place on:
    June 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9, 16

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Pizza & Painting

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Get creative this summer by joining us for a morning of painting, pizza, and pizzazz, thanks to Jet's Pizza.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Fit and Fabulous

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Keep Fit and feel Fabulous all summer long as we sample new ideas and learn new skills.
    This week: Flower Arranging with Delight Flower Farm. Take a posie home today!
    Free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    June

    Tuesday Teen Drop-in

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Teenspace

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    June

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Out in the Garden: Container Gardening

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    No room? No problem! See how you can grow tomatoes in the driveway, dill on the deck, and peppers on the porch. Master Gardener, Janet Townsend will show us how container gardening adds versatility to gardens large and small.
    No registration required. Light refreshments will be served.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    June

    DIY Kids: Superheroes

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Power up with fun superhero crafts and activities at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Cracked Glass Mosaics

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Sharon Haworth from local Cracked Glass Art Glass Studio will teach teens to create colorful cracked glass mosaics.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    June

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

    This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Summer 2018 titles are:

    Jun. 14: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman
    Jul. 12: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande
    Aug. 9: The Light of Paris Eleanor Brown

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    June

    Nature Trackers

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what’s going on outside when you’re not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Ferdinand: Book and a Movie

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Power Up Trivia Night!

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    Come show off your knowledge of technology, video games, superheroes and more at Power Up Trivia! Prizes will be awarded for the winner of each of the 6 rounds, whoever has the best, library-friendly team name, and a grand prize will be awarded to the most knowledgeable team. Trivia participants are welcome to play in teams of 1–4 people.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    June

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    June

    Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    12:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Join us in celebrating 153 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Live! Music for Kids: Babaloo

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Babaloo brings a high-energy, over-the-top, rousing one-man musical comedy act for kids of all ages. But be warned; this is no run-of-the-mill kids’ crooner. “My shows are carefully controlled chaos,” Babaloo says. “There’s no ‘criss-cross-applesauce, sit-still-and-zip-your-lip’ stuff; we’re always dancing, singing, yelling, stomping, throwing stuff around, beating on buckets – whatever it takes to keep everyone energized and laughing!”

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    June

    Magic and Juggling with Michael Moxie

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Join us for magic, juggling, and comedy with the multi-talented and highly entertaining Michael Moxie.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Kids Create Apps

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Would you like to know how to create your own app? Elementary school students (ages 9-11) are invited to join us to learn the steps to create their own app during this six-week series in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

    This event takes place on:
    June 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9, 16

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Getting Started with Kindles

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Library staff will help you get started with your kindle tablets or kindle ereaders including how to change settings and preferences. For Kindle Fires staff will help with how to download apps, and use hand gestures. Take home tips for learning more. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own tablet. No prior experience needed. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Fit and Fabulous

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Keep Fit and feel Fabulous all summer long as we sample new ideas and learn new skills.
    This week: A Touch of Tai Chi with Philip Brewer
    Experience this centuries old Chinese martial art.
    Free and open to everyone.
    Light refreshments will be served

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    June

    Tuesday Teen Drop-in

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Teenspace

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    June

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Getting Started with Tablets

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Library staff will help you get started with your tablet including how to change settings, download apps, and use hand gestures. Take home tips for learning more. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own tablet. No prior experience needed. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    June

    DIY Kids: Pop-Up Flower Garden

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Ever wonder how those pop-up cards work? Come to our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids to make one for yourself!

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Library Friends Tea, Talk, & Meeting

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

    ENJOY TEA with the Library Friends, a talk by explorer and author Joe Wilkins, and a brief annual meeting at the Champaign Public Library. Suggested donation: $5.

    This is a very special group of people, whose support has translated into dozens of iPads for kids to play and learn on, hundreds of lively concerts, millions of minutes read during summer reading games, and much, much more. The library's FriendShop Bookstore is staffed entirely by volunteers and run by this group. Over the years, the leadership and members have dedicated both time and money to extend the library's reach into the community. Thank you!

    A year-long membership runs $10 for an individual and $15 for a family.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

    The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Take the elevator to the library's third floor.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Julia F. Burnham Conference Room (Main Library)

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    June

    Business Roundtable

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

    Do you have a burning question about your startup? Are you looking to expand your network and engage with a community of your entrepreneurial peers? Come to our roundtables! Guided by knowledgeable mentors, roundtables are a forum for entrepreneurs to workshop new ideas, find solutions to problems, and meet other entrepreneurs.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    More Nature Trackers

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what’s going on outside when you’re not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Family Music Night

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    June

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    June

    Superhero Family Yoga

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Calling all superheroes! Power up your body and mind with Superhero Yoga for Families. We’ll stretch, breathe, and move like your favorite characters to enhance our superpowers - flexibility, strength, and coordination. Superhero costumes encouraged! Please bring a blanket or towel. For kids of all ages and their families.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Tag Bag Sale

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

    Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

    Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    Elevator to the lower level

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    June

    In Concert at CPL: Chase Baby

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Get a taste of the local Hip Hop scene with CU native and rapper Chase Baby!

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Kids Create Apps

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Would you like to know how to create your own app? Elementary school students (ages 9-11) are invited to join us to learn the steps to create their own app during this six-week series in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

    This event takes place on:
    June 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9, 16

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    How to Organize Computer Files

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Join us as we explore where you can save your digital files and what file extensions mean. This class will cover using File Explorer on Windows machines, creating folders and naming structures, and storage options like external hard drives and the cloud.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

    Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Fit and Fabulous

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

    Keep Fit and feel Fabulous all summer long as we sample new ideas and learn new skills.
    This week: Tasty & Healthy on a Budget with Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market.
    Free and open to everyone.
    Light refreshments will be served

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room C

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    June

    Tuesday Teen Drop-in

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Teenspace

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    June

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    How to Organize Computer Files

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Join us as we explore where you can save your digital files and what file extensions mean. This class will cover using File Explorer on Windows machines, creating folders and naming structures, and storage options like external hard drives and the cloud. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Friends Conference Room (215)

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    June

    DIY Kids: Star-Spangled Crafts

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Prepare to celebrate Independence Day with an afternoon of red, white, and blue crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Hands-on fun with musical instruments! The Conservatory of Central Illinois lets you get up close and personal with horns, flutes, strings, and drums in this introduction to orchestral instrument families.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Make a Sundial

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Ask the Editor: Decision-Making in the Newsroom

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    Ever wonder why some stories get news coverage and others do not? Join us for an evening of learning about how things work in a local public radio newsroom with a panel discussion by with investigative journalists from Illinois Public Media.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Nate & Lillie Story Room

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Douglass Branch Meeting Room

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    June

    Juggling, Magic, and More!

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Juggling, magic, and a huge dose of humor! Troy Roark consistently leaves his audiences laughing to the point of tears.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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