September 2018

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

September

Eritrean Coffee Ceremony and Tasting

Sunday, September 02, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Come learn about the Eritrean method of making coffee with a demonstration of the ritual and a tasting at the end!

This event will take place outside on the West Lawn of the library.

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

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September

Library Closed - Labor Day

Monday, September 03, 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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September

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, September 04, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, September 04, 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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September

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, September 05, 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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September

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

Getting Started With Keyboard and Mouse

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will help you get started with typing skills, including ways to increase your speed. Learn how to hold and use a mouse. Take home tips for learning more. No prior experience needed. We provide the computers, so all you need to do is show up! Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (5 participants)

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

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September

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

DIY Kids: Extreme STEAM

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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September

Starting a Business When You Have Something To Lose with Marc Changnon

Thursday, September 06, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Whether you're retiring, retired, or simply tired of the 9-5 grind, it can be hard to leave comfort and stability behind in order to take on new challenges—and new risks—as your own boss. Marc Changnon, a long-time educator with Champaign Unit 4 Schools, recently found himself in this same position. On the cusp of retirement, he chose instead to embrace a new purpose and start his own business as a motivational speaker. If you're considering starting a business but keep finding reasons why you shouldn't, this talk is definitely for you.

The seminar runs from 8:00-9:00 am, with optional networking from 9:00-9:30. Doors open at 7:45 am. Registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. Part of the Start & Grow Your Business Seminar Series

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

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September

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, September 06, 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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September

Babies Love Books

Thursday, September 06, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Thursday, September 06, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Afterschool Adventures - Read to the Dogs

Thursday, September 06, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Would your child like a patient, attentive furry friend to read to? Read to the Dogs provides an opportunity for your child to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere. The dogs sit calmly and quietly for a story. Children practice reading out loud and build their fluency and confidence in reading. Serena, a certified therapy dog with Love on a Leash, will be here with her handler, Isbel.

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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September

Teen Scene

Thursday, September 06, 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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September

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, September 06, 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.

Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 07, 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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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 07, 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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September

$5 First Fridays

Friday, September 07, 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.

$5 First Fridays: Stop by the first Friday of the month and fill a bag for just $5!

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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September

Teen Lounge

Friday, September 07, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Zoo at the Library!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Kiss a kangaroo? Pet a python? Cuddle a coatimundi? It’s going to be a zoo at the library! Springfield-based Wild Times Exotics will bring exotic animals for everyone to hold, pet, or kiss.

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

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September

Celebrate Grandparents Day!

Sunday, September 09, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Enjoy a wonderful time together with the people you love most!
Grandparents and grandchildren, come to the library and make a craft together, have a snack, listen to fun music and enjoy yourselves. All are welcome.

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

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September

Babies Love Books

Monday, September 10, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Monday, September 10, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Photoshop Basics

Monday, September 10, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Instructor Sarah Christensen will teach attendees the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, including common tools and using layers to enhance photos in creative ways. This workshop is taught on Windows 10 laptops. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (15 participants)

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

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September

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, September 11, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, September 11, 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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September

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, September 11, 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:

Sep. 11: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Oct. 9: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
Nov. 13: Torn Bible by Sharon D. Green
Dec. 11: The Book in Room 316 by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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

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September

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, September 12, 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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September

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, September 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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September

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

Getting Started with Windows Computers

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Let library staff help you get started using a Windows computer. If it's been awhile or you want to learn
more about how Windows computers work, then this is the class for you. Explore how a computer works and go over terminology, settings, and how to save information to the computer. Some knowledge of mouse and keyboard skills are helpful, but not required. Training laptops provided. This hands-on workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by
calling (217) 403-2070. (8 participants)

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

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September

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

DIY Kids: Paper Flowers

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a 3D flower with paper at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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September

Crafty Adults: Weaver Fever

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Come learn a new craft every month at Crafty Adults! In September, you will learn the basics of weaving and take home a finished weaving project.

Registrations is strongly encouraged. Please register online or by calling the library at 217-403-2070. Registration will open in August.

More Crafty Adults...

September: Weaver Fever
October: Jewelry-Making
November: Tin Can Lanterns
December: Scrub-a-Dub Soap-Making

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

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September

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, September 13, 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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September

Babies Love Books

Thursday, September 13, 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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September

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, September 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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September

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, September 13, 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! Fall 2018 titles are:

Sept. 13: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Oct. 11: Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor
Nov. 8: The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
Dec. 13: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

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

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September

Teen Lounge

Thursday, September 13, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Hilo Book Club - Weird But True Trivia

Thursday, September 13, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.

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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September

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, September 13, 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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September

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

Thursday, September 13, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

We welcome Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Colson Whitehead to talk about his latest novel, The Underground Railroad. The book is a shattering meditation on the United States’ complicated political and racial history and chronicles a young slave’s journey during a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. A dynamic speaker, Whitehead lectures with his characteristic honesty and wit. In April 2017, he was also named one of Time Magazine‘s “100 Most Influential People.”

A signing will follow the talk, and copies of The Underground Railroad will be available for purchase.

Part of the Great Authors at the Library series. Hosted by the Douglass Branch’s Table Talk Book Club. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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September

Marketing Workshop Series: Website Design

Friday, September 14, 2018

9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

SBDC and Champaign Public Library team up to bring you the latest website design trends and strategies to help improve your search engine rankings and user experience. Explore Google Analytics, conversation tracking codes, the popularity of customer live chat systems, and more!

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Registration is recommended. Presented in partnership with the SBDC and Clanin Marketing.

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

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September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 14, 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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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 14, 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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September

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, September 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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September

Teen Lounge

Friday, September 14, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, September 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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September

Grandparents Day Celebration

Saturday, September 15, 2018

11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Come celebrate the special people in your life with Champaign Park District and the Douglass Branch Library. Kids can spend the afternoon with grandma, grandpa, or another special person. We’ll have Bingo, crafts, games, and snacks. Sign up by calling the Park District at (217) 398-2573 or Douglass Branch Library at (217) 403-2090.

Presented in conjunction with the Champaign Park District.

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

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September

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, September 16, 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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September

Babies Love Books

Monday, September 17, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Monday, September 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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September

Young Entrepreneur Program

Monday, September 17, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that seeks to engage, empower, and educate Champaign County high school students through entrepreneurship. If you are a teen or know a teen who thrives in hands-on learning environments, marches to the beat of their own drum, and is always looking for a new challenge, YEP is for you. Participants will be asked to create a small business over the course of two sessions in the fall and spring. The program culminates in a pitch competition, where participants have the opportunity to compete for prize money to seed their new venture.

The program meets every other Monday from September to May, 5:30-7:00 pm. The fall session runs September 17-December 10, and the spring session runs January 14-May 6. Students have the option to participate in a weekly coworking and mentorship meeting on the Mondays when formal meetings are not scheduled. For more details, contact the business specialist, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle directly at spitts-noggle@champaign.org or by phone at (217) 403-2078.

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

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September

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, September 18, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, September 18, 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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September

Website Design Basics

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Instructor Paul Kaiser will lead a free hands-on workshop on how to set up a website using Wordpress. Learn about different types of websites as well as the basics of HTML/CSS code. Join us for this three-part series and you’ll be on your way to creating your own website. Training laptops provided. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (15 participants)

Sign up for Sep. 18, 25 and October 2 workshop sessions here:

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

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September

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, September 19, 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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September

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

How to Organize Computer Files

Wednesday, September 19, 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 free workshop will cover using File Explorer on Windows machines, creating folders and naming structures, and storage options like external hard drives and the cloud. Training laptops provided. 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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September

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 19, 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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September

DIY Kids: Camping Crafts

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

No chance to camp out this season? Make three camping-themed crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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September

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, generally held on the third Wednesday of the month. 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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September

Business Roundtable

Thursday, September 20, 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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September

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, September 20, 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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September

Babies Love Books

Thursday, September 20, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Thursday, September 20, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Hilo Book Club - Make Robotic Hands

Thursday, September 20, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.

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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September

Teen Scene

Thursday, September 20, 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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September

Music Makers

Thursday, September 20, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Music and movement for the whole family. Sing, play, and dance together on the third Thursday of every month.

Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 21, 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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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 21, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Friday, September 21, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

City of Champaign's Small Business Incentive Program

Friday, September 21, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Through their Small Business Incentive Program, the City of Champaign offers financial support to small businesses for a variety of eligible expenses. Participants can request up to $7,000 in matching funds for professional services or business expenses such as legal, financial and marketing services; education expenses; equipment purchases or other needs. This program is targeted at new and existing small businesses within the city limits of Champaign.

Attend one of the sessions below to learn more about the program, including recent changes. The City of Champaign’s Planning and Development staff will describe this program and answer questions.

Brought to you by the Champaign Center Partnership, Small Business Development Center, and Champaign Public Library.

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

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September

Star Wars Spectacular

Saturday, September 22, 2018

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Come and celebrate Star Wars with us! We’ll have out-of-this-world games, activities, and crafts. Costumes are encouraged! Bring your camera!

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

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September

Cultures of the World Fashion Show

Sunday, September 23, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Let's celebrate each other with a fashion show of clothing from around the world! Come walk the runway to help us honor your heritage. Sign up to wear clothing that represents your culture. We invite you to watch the show, or participate as one of our models!

Want to participate? Call (217) 403-2070 for information or sign up below.

Part of Welcoming Week, presented in partnership with the New American Welcome Center at the
University YMCA - UIUC.

World Cultures series at the Library:
• Sep 2, Eritrean Coffee Ceremony and Tasting, 2 pm
• Sep 23, Cultures of the World Fashion Show, 2 pm
• Sep 24, Immigrant Entrepreneurship in C-U: A Panel Discussion, 6:30 pm
• Sep 29, An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea, 3 pm
• Oct 6, Brazilian Children's Day, 3 pm

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

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September

Babies Love Books

Monday, September 24, 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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September

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Monday, September 24, 2018

11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library the last Monday each month at 11:15 (and at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

Teen Lounge

Monday, September 24, 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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September

Immigrant Entrepreneurship in C-U: A Panel Discussion

Monday, September 24, 2018

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Hear a panel of successful immigrant business owners share stories about their entrepreneurial experience and answer questions about their most challenging barriers starting out, greatest successes over the years, and insights into the business process within Champaign County. Audience questions and discussion will follow the formal panel.

Panelists include:
-Ran Chao and Sam Hamedi Rad, co-founders of LifeFoundry, a biotech research and development firm
-John Choi, Founder and President of Spicy Tribe, Inc., a multilingual marketing agency
-Habeeb Habeeb, CEO and Principle of BPC, an employee benefits administration firm & founder of H-Squared Leadership Institute
-Meiby Huddleston, Founder of an interpretation services business
-Parham Parastaran, entrepreneur, memoirist, and former President and owner of 16 Car-X Tire & Auto franchises in Illinois


Registration is encouraged. Champaign Public Library is proud to present this event in partnership with the New American Welcome Center at the University YMCA, the SBDC, and the Economic Development Corporation.

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

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September

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, September 25, 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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September

Marketing Workshop Series: Search Engine Optimization

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

High ranks on Google can increase brand exposure and traffic to your website. Learn how search engines work and ways to help increase your rankings online. Understand how to select the best keywords while auditing your own website so you can make high-impact improvements.

Registration is recommended. Presented in partnership with the SBDC and Clanin Marketing.

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

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September

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, September 25, 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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September

Website Design Basics

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Instructor Paul Kaiser will lead a free hands-on workshop on how to set up a website using Wordpress. Learn about different types of websites as well as the basics of HTML/CSS code. Join us for this three-part series and you’ll be on your way to creating your own website. Training laptops provided. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (15 participants)

Sign up for Sep. 18, 25 and October 2nd workshop sessions here:
http://bit.ly/cpl-website-design-basics-sep-oct-2018

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

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September

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, September 26, 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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September

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

Offered at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15 (and at the Douglass Branch the last Monday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.

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

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September

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

Intro to Microsoft Powerpoint

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will give you an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 in this free hands-on workshop. Learn to create a slide layout and use templates, transitions, animations, and photos to create PowerPoint presentations. Training laptops provided. 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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September

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

DIY Kids: September Rewind

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our September 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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September

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, September 27, 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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September

Babies Love Books

Thursday, September 27, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Thursday, September 27, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Hilo Book Club - Create Giant Bugs!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.

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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September

Chess Club

Thursday, September 27, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Hone your chess skills at our monthly chess club for kids and teens. All skill levels are welcome, and participants are encouraged to register for our annual Chess Tournament on Friday, Nov. 30.

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

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September

Family Fun Night - 4-H Hopstars

Thursday, September 27, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Come watch the 4-H Hopstars, a rabbit agility club of kids and their bunny athletes! See them navigate a course of jumps, ramps, and tunnels! You'll learn about our local 4-H community, rabbit care, and get to meet some Hopstars, too.

Family Fun Night is a weekly evening for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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September

Read to the Dogs: "Greyt Readers"

Thursday, September 27, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Reading isn’t ruff when you read to the Greyt Readers greyhounds! We’ll provide the books and American Greyhound will bring the dogs on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 28, 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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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 28, 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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September

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, September 28, 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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September

Teen Lounge

Friday, September 28, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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September

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, September 29, 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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September

An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea

Saturday, September 29, 2018

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

WE WELCOME bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea to talk about writing and life, at a FREE event. Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and award-winning writer, a master storyteller who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. The author of seventeen books such as The Devil's Highway, The Hummingbird's Daughter and Queen of America, and Into the Beautiful North, Urrea published his latest novel, The House of Broken Angels, in early 2018. A signing will follow the talk, and copies of Urrea's novels will be available for purchase. Part of the Great Authors at the Library series and The Pygmalion Festival. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

2018 Great Authors at the Library series:
• Apr 11, An Evening with Nikki Grimes, 7 pm
• Sep 13, An Evening with Colson Whitehead, 7 pm
• Sep 29, An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea, 3 pm
• Oct 18, An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor, 7 pm

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

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September

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, September 30, 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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September

In Concert at CPL: Jean-René Balekita

Sunday, September 30, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Congolese guitarist and vocalist Jean-René Balekita will share African rhythms with flavors of gospel, jazz, and Congolese rumba. For all ages.

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 01, 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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October

Teen Lounge

Monday, October 01, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Young Entrepreneur Program

Monday, October 01, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that seeks to engage, empower, and educate Champaign County high school students through entrepreneurship. If you are a teen or know a teen who thrives in hands-on learning environments, marches to the beat of their own drum, and is always looking for a new challenge, YEP is for you. Participants will be asked to create a small business over the course of two sessions in the fall and spring. The program culminates in a pitch competition, where participants have the opportunity to compete for prize money to seed their new venture.

The program meets every other Monday from September to May, 5:30-7:00 pm. The fall session runs September 17-December 10, and the spring session runs January 14-May 6. Students have the option to participate in a weekly coworking and mentorship meeting on the Mondays when formal meetings are not scheduled. For more details, contact the business specialist, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle directly at spitts-noggle@champaign.org or by phone at (217) 403-2078.

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 02, 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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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Petronics

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

COME LEARN about the innovative, new electronic cat toy, Mausr, designed by the local robotics company Petronics.

EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

Tuesdays at 10:
10/2 - Tuesdays at 10: Petronics
10/9 - Tuesdays at 10: What is the value of a life?
10/16 - Tuesdays at 10: Fruit Vaccine Inc.
10/23 – Tuesdays at 10: Water Efficient Crops & Biofuel
10/30 – Tuesdays at 10: Ingenium Manufacturing

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

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October

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 02, 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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October

Website Design Basics

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Instructor Paul Kaiser will lead a free hands-on workshop on how to set up a website using Wordpress. Learn about different types of websites as well as the basics of HTML/CSS code. Join us for this three-part series and you’ll be on your way to creating your own website. Training laptops provided. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (15 participants)

Sign up for Sep. 18, 25 and October 2nd workshop sessions here:
http://bit.ly/cpl-website-design-basics-sep-oct-2018

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 03, 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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October

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Getting to Know iPhones and iPads

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

In this free workshop , we'll explore basic features of iPads including changing settings, downloading apps,
and using hand gestures. This is a hands-on workshop, so please bring your iPad to the session. No prior experience with tablets is necessary. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217)403-2070. (15 participants)

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

DIY Kids: Animal Finger Puppets

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Come and make your own animal finger puppets at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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October

Start & Grow Your Business: Chambanamoms.com Founder Laura Weisskopf Bleill

Thursday, October 04, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Come and listen as Laura Weisskopf Bleill shares her experiences starting and growing her site, chambanamoms.com, from its inception in 2009 until today, when it's the top online resource for families in the Champaign-Urbana area. And did we mention this isn't even her day job? As Associate Director of the Research Park and the University's tech incubator, EnterpriseWorks, she works closely with entrepreneurs and business owners of all ages and backgrounds. If you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a business owner, you definitely won't want to miss out on this insightful talk.

The seminar runs from 8:00-9:00 am, with optional networking from 9:00-9:30. Doors open at 7:45 am. Registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. Part of the Start & Grow Your Business Seminar Series.

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 04, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 04, 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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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 04, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Hilo Book Club - Kid Joke Fest

Thursday, October 04, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.


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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October

Teen Scene

Thursday, October 04, 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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October

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, October 04, 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.

Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 05, 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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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 05, 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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October

$5 First Fridays

Friday, October 05, 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.

$5 First Fridays: Stop by the first Friday of the month and fill a bag for just $5!

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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October

Teen Lounge

Friday, October 05, 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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October

Brazilian Children's Day Celebration

Saturday, October 06, 2018

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Celebrate Brazilian Children's Day with us! Enjoy stories in English and Portuguese, make crafts, and play games that will expand your knowledge of Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language.

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

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October

Cat Cafe at the Library

Sunday, October 07, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Sip a coffee, have a cookie, make a cat toy, and play with adorable, adoptable cats from CATSNAP at our Cat Cafe.

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 08, 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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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 09, 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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October

Tuesdays at Ten: What is the value of a life?

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

COME LEARN from Melih Sener, a Research Scientist at the Beckman Institute, about how numbers paint a mirror of who we are as a people including our biases, and how numerical literacy can be a guide to empathy.

EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

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

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October

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 09, 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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October

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, October 09, 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:

Sep. 11: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Oct. 9: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
Nov. 13: Torn Bible by Sharon D. Green
Dec. 11: The Book in Room 316 by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 10, 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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October

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, October 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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October

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Getting to Know Android Devices

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will help you get started with your Android device, including how to change settings, download apps, and use hand gestures. Take home tips for learning more. This is a free hands-on workshop so please bring your own Android 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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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

DIY Kids: Yarn Apple Weaving

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Weave a paper plate apple with yarn at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 11, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 11, 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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October

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, October 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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October

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 11, 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! Fall 2018 titles are:

Sept. 13: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Oct. 11: Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor
Nov. 8: The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
Dec. 13: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 11, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Hilo Book Club - Make a Giant Wacky Bird

Thursday, October 11, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.



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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October

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, October 11, 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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October

Lego Club

Thursday, October 11, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Join us for Lego Club every second Thursday of the month. We’ll provide the blocks. You provide the creativity. Let our monthly theme be your inspiration, or let your imagination be your guide. It’s your choice! Build on!

Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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October

Spooky Trivia Night!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

Put your thinking caps on and join us for a night of Fall and Halloween-themed 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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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 12, 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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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 12, 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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October

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, October 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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October

Teen Lounge

Friday, October 12, 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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October

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, October 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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October

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, October 14, 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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October

Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

Sunday, October 14, 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:
• Melissa Farley, Bottenfield Elementary School
• John Odum, Carrie Busey Elementary School
• Enrika Stulpinaite Maldonado, Central High School

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 15, 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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October

Teen Lounge

Monday, October 15, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Young Entrepreneur Program

Monday, October 15, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that seeks to engage, empower, and educate Champaign County high school students through entrepreneurship. If you are a teen or know a teen who thrives in hands-on learning environments, marches to the beat of their own drum, and is always looking for a new challenge, YEP is for you. Participants will be asked to create a small business over the course of two sessions in the fall and spring. The program culminates in a pitch competition, where participants have the opportunity to compete for prize money to seed their new venture.

The program meets every other Monday from September to May, 5:30-7:00 pm. The fall session runs September 17-December 10, and the spring session runs January 14-May 6. Students have the option to participate in a weekly coworking and mentorship meeting on the Mondays when formal meetings are not scheduled. For more details, contact the business specialist, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle directly at spitts-noggle@champaign.org or by phone at (217) 403-2078.

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 16, 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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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Fruit Vaccine Inc.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

COME LEARN about Fruit Vaccine Inc, a local company developing an edible, fruit-based vaccine that will protect infants from human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV).

EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

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

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October

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 16, 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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October

Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Learn about identity theft and the ways to combat it. Presented by Nick Meredith from IDShield.

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 17, 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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October

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Ebooks & More for iPhones and iPads

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Curious about ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and movies offered through the Champaign Public Library? Join us as library staff demo and connect you to the library's electronic media services. This is a hands-on class so please bring your iPad or iphone. 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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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 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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October

DIY Kids: Pasta Flowers

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Who says pasta is only for eating? Make your own fun flowers with pasta and beans at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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October

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, generally held on the third Wednesday of the month. This meeting will take place at the Douglass Branch Library.

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

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October

Crafty Adults: Jewelry-Making

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Come learn a new craft every month at Crafty Adults! This month learn how to make beaded bracelets.

Registrations is strongly encouraged. Please register online or by calling the library at 217-403-2070. Registration will open in October.

More Crafty Adults...

September: Weaver Fever
October: Jewelry-Making
November: Tin Can Lanterns
December: Scrub-a-Dub Soap-Making

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

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October

Business Roundtable

Thursday, October 18, 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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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 18, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 18, 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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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 18, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Hilo Book Club - Make a Veggie Stress Reliever

Thursday, October 18, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.


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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October

Teen Scene

Thursday, October 18, 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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October

Music Makers

Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Music and movement for the whole family. Sing, play, and dance together on the third Thursday of every month.

Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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October

An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor

Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM


Join us for an evening with international award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor. Ms. Okorafor is the author of African-based science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism for children, teens, and adults. Ms. Okorafor merges African culture into a creative confluence of African folklore, fantasy, mysticism, and contemporary fiction. Her bestselling and popular works include the Binti and Akata Witch series, Lagoon, and Who Fears Death — currently in production as a new HBO series produced by George R.R. Martin. This World Fantasy, Hugo, and Nebula Award winning author is also currently penning three issues of Marvel’s Black Panther comic book, Long Live the King.

A book signing will follow Ms. Okorafor’s talk. Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments and book sales. Jane Addams Book Shop will be on site selling Nnedi Okorafor’s books.

Part of the Great Authors at the Library series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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October

Marketing Workshop Series: Remarketing Codes

Friday, October 19, 2018

9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Have you noticed that specific ads appear on Google or Facebook after visiting a website? Learn how those profitable remarketing ads work and how to apply them to your business. You will learn how to install remarketing codes to your website and best practices for running successful remarketing campaigns.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Registration is recommended. Presented in partnership with the SBDC and Clanin Marketing.

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

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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 19, 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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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 19, 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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October

Teen Lounge

Friday, October 19, 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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October

Pets on Parade Costume Contest

Saturday, October 20, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Get ready for Halloween with a costume contest for your pet! Prizes will be awarded to the pet wearing the best literary costume, the spookiest costume, and the best pet and owner costume combo!

Arrive at 10:00 AM to pick up your pet's registration number on the library's West Lawn. The outdoor parade and judging begins at 10:30 AM.

Register your pet using the registration below or call the library at 217-403-2070 and a librarian will register your pet for you. One pet per registration.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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October

Dr. MacRae's Museum of Wonder and Awe

Saturday, October 20, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Come and see wonders the likes of which you never thought you would see! A collection of curiosities, oddities, artifacts and relics from the 6 corners of the globe. Includes the World's Smartest Hat, famous Waters of the World, identical snowflakes, and a six-foot-tall man eating chicken. Recent acquisitions include a nice cast of a yeti foot and the leash to Pavlov's Dog. Everything in the Museum of Wonder and Awe is real and everything the curator says is true. Tour the museum from 2:00 to 3:00. Thrill to Dr. MacRae's presentation from 3:00 to 4:00

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

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October

Make a Difference, Make a Blanket

Sunday, October 21, 2018

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Kids can make a difference too! In celebration of Make a Difference Day stop by the children's department and help us create fleece blankets to donate to two local charities: Cunningham Children's Home and Courage Connection. It's easy, it's fun, and it's for a good cause!

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

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October

Make a Difference Day at the Library

Monday, October 22, 2018

All Day

Make a Difference Day @ the Library is a unique opportunity to work together to help others in our community. Stop by anytime today, for a few minutes or a few hours, to create fleece blankets to donate to local charities.Let's join forces and reach our goal of 50 blankets for Cunningham Children's Home and Courage Connection!

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 22, 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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October

Teen Lounge

Monday, October 22, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 23, 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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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Water Efficient Crops & Biofuel

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

COME LEARN about how the agricultural industry can face a drier future by developing water efficient crops for biofuel production.

EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

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

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October

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 23, 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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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 24, 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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October

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Ebooks & More for Android Devices

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Curious about ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and movies offered through the Champaign Public Library? Join us as library staff demo and connect you to the library's electronic media services. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own android phone or 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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October

Fall Luminary

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

This festive fall mason jar luminary is so much fun and easy to make. Use it as a table centerpiece to add to your fall decor or as an indoor/outdoor lantern.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

DIY Kids: October Rewind

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our October 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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October

Improve Your Business Through Improv!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

If you're more of a hands-on learner and want to improve your confidence, teamwork skills, and ability to think on your feet in professional situations, look no further! Professionally-trained thespian and business development consultant Jenette Jurczyk will lead you through exercises and techniques inspired by theatrical improv games designed to get you out of your comfort zone and thinking on your feet. This is a unique, but effective training opportunity for teams or individuals. After the laughter fades, you will see the results in the form of stronger team communication, improved poise and confidence during presentations, creative thinking and focus.

Registration is strongly recommended, as space is limited. Please come prepared for an active and participatory session. We recommend attendees dress in clothing that allows for unrestricted movement and facilitates a comfortable environment for everyone. For example, flat shoes (not flip flops), comfortable pants, a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt would be considered ideal attire.

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 25, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 25, 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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October

Afterschool Adventures - Ozobot Test Lab

Thursday, October 25, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Come play with tiny color-sensing robots. Draw a line, add some code, and watch Ozobot go!

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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October

Chess Club

Thursday, October 25, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Hone your chess skills at our monthly chess club for kids and teens. All skill levels are welcome, and participants are encouraged to register for our annual Chess Tournament on Friday, Nov. 30.

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

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October

Read to the Dogs: "Greyt Readers"

Thursday, October 25, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Reading isn’t ruff when you read to the Greyt Readers greyhounds! We’ll provide the books and American Greyhound will bring the dogs on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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October

CU Jazz Fest: Drumming with James Mauck

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Come learn about Jazz with local Jazz drummer James Mauck, who will conclude his lecture with a live demonstration.

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

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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 26, 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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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 26, 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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October

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, October 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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October

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, October 27, 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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October

Howl-o-ween

Saturday, October 27, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Celebrate Halloween by joining us for a spooky story, creepy craft, ghoulish games and spook-tacular face painting by Wild Style. Costumes and kids of all ages are welcome.

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

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October

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, October 28, 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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October

In Concert at CPL: CU Jazz Festival

Sunday, October 28, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Come experience the CU Jazz Festival at the Library!

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 29, 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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October

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Monday, October 29, 2018

11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

Offered at the Douglass Branch Library the last Monday each month at 11:15 (and at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Teen Lounge

Monday, October 29, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Young Entrepreneur Program

Monday, October 29, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that seeks to engage, empower, and educate Champaign County high school students through entrepreneurship. If you are a teen or know a teen who thrives in hands-on learning environments, marches to the beat of their own drum, and is always looking for a new challenge, YEP is for you. Participants will be asked to create a small business over the course of two sessions in the fall and spring. The program culminates in a pitch competition, where participants have the opportunity to compete for prize money to seed their new venture.

The program meets every other Monday from September to May, 5:30-7:00 pm. The fall session runs September 17-December 10, and the spring session runs January 14-May 6. Students have the option to participate in a weekly coworking and mentorship meeting on the Mondays when formal meetings are not scheduled. For more details, contact the business specialist, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle directly at spitts-noggle@champaign.org or by phone at (217) 403-2078.

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 30, 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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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Ingenium Manufacturing

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

COME LEARN about Ingenium Manufacturing a local design and manufacturing company specializing in 3D-printed, wheelchair racing gloves.

EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

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

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October

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 30, 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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October

Meet the Editor: The News Gazette and the Election Cycle

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Come learn and ask questions about reporting during the election cycle at this Meet the Editor event with editors from The News-Gazette.

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

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October

Pumpkin Patch Parade & Storytime

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Enjoy special holiday stories to hoot over, lots of silliness, and a costume parade inside the library, for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. (Note: This is a special Halloween edition of our regular weekly "Ready, Set, Read!" event.) 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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October

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

Offered at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15 (and at the Douglass Branch the last Monday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.

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

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October

Tech Help @ Douglass

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Getting to Know Kindles

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will help you get started with your kindle fire tablet including how to change settings, download apps, and use hand gestures. Take home tips for learning more. This is a hands-on workshop so please bring your own kindle. 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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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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October

DIY Kids: Spooktacular Crafts

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Pumpkins, bats, ghosts, and more! Spend the afternoon making Halloween crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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    September

    Eritrean Coffee Ceremony and Tasting

    Sunday, September 02, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Come learn about the Eritrean method of making coffee with a demonstration of the ritual and a tasting at the end!

    This event will take place outside on the West Lawn of the library.

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

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    September

    Library Closed - Labor Day

    Monday, September 03, 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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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, September 04, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, September 04, 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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    September

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, September 05, 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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    September

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    Getting Started With Keyboard and Mouse

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Library staff will help you get started with typing skills, including ways to increase your speed. Learn how to hold and use a mouse. Take home tips for learning more. No prior experience needed. We provide the computers, so all you need to do is show up! Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (5 participants)

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    DIY Kids: Extreme STEAM

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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    September

    Starting a Business When You Have Something To Lose with Marc Changnon

    Thursday, September 06, 2018

    8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

    Whether you're retiring, retired, or simply tired of the 9-5 grind, it can be hard to leave comfort and stability behind in order to take on new challenges—and new risks—as your own boss. Marc Changnon, a long-time educator with Champaign Unit 4 Schools, recently found himself in this same position. On the cusp of retirement, he chose instead to embrace a new purpose and start his own business as a motivational speaker. If you're considering starting a business but keep finding reasons why you shouldn't, this talk is definitely for you.

    The seminar runs from 8:00-9:00 am, with optional networking from 9:00-9:30. Doors open at 7:45 am. Registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. Part of the Start & Grow Your Business Seminar Series

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

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    September

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, September 06, 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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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, September 06, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, September 06, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Afterschool Adventures - Read to the Dogs

    Thursday, September 06, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Would your child like a patient, attentive furry friend to read to? Read to the Dogs provides an opportunity for your child to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere. The dogs sit calmly and quietly for a story. Children practice reading out loud and build their fluency and confidence in reading. Serena, a certified therapy dog with Love on a Leash, will be here with her handler, Isbel.

    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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    September

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, September 06, 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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    September

    Family Yoga Night

    Thursday, September 06, 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.

    Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 07, 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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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 07, 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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    September

    $5 First Fridays

    Friday, September 07, 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.

    $5 First Fridays: Stop by the first Friday of the month and fill a bag for just $5!

    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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Zoo at the Library!

    Saturday, September 08, 2018

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Kiss a kangaroo? Pet a python? Cuddle a coatimundi? It’s going to be a zoo at the library! Springfield-based Wild Times Exotics will bring exotic animals for everyone to hold, pet, or kiss.

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

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    September

    Celebrate Grandparents Day!

    Sunday, September 09, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Enjoy a wonderful time together with the people you love most!
    Grandparents and grandchildren, come to the library and make a craft together, have a snack, listen to fun music and enjoy yourselves. All are welcome.

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

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, September 10, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Photoshop Basics

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    Instructor Sarah Christensen will teach attendees the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, including common tools and using layers to enhance photos in creative ways. This workshop is taught on Windows 10 laptops. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (15 participants)

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

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, September 11, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, September 11, 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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    September

    Table Talk Book Club

    Tuesday, September 11, 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:

    Sep. 11: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    Oct. 9: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
    Nov. 13: Torn Bible by Sharon D. Green
    Dec. 11: The Book in Room 316 by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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

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    September

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, September 12, 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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    September

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, September 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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    September

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    Getting Started with Windows Computers

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Let library staff help you get started using a Windows computer. If it's been awhile or you want to learn
    more about how Windows computers work, then this is the class for you. Explore how a computer works and go over terminology, settings, and how to save information to the computer. Some knowledge of mouse and keyboard skills are helpful, but not required. Training laptops provided. This hands-on workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by
    calling (217) 403-2070. (8 participants)

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    DIY Kids: Paper Flowers

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make a 3D flower with paper at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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    September

    Crafty Adults: Weaver Fever

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

    Come learn a new craft every month at Crafty Adults! In September, you will learn the basics of weaving and take home a finished weaving project.

    Registrations is strongly encouraged. Please register online or by calling the library at 217-403-2070. Registration will open in August.

    More Crafty Adults...

    September: Weaver Fever
    October: Jewelry-Making
    November: Tin Can Lanterns
    December: Scrub-a-Dub Soap-Making

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

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    September

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, September 13, 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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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, September 13, 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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    September

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, September 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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    September

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, September 13, 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! Fall 2018 titles are:

    Sept. 13: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
    Oct. 11: Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor
    Nov. 8: The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
    Dec. 13: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Hilo Book Club - Weird But True Trivia

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.

    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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    September

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, September 13, 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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    September

    An Evening with Colson Whitehead

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    We welcome Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Colson Whitehead to talk about his latest novel, The Underground Railroad. The book is a shattering meditation on the United States’ complicated political and racial history and chronicles a young slave’s journey during a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. A dynamic speaker, Whitehead lectures with his characteristic honesty and wit. In April 2017, he was also named one of Time Magazine‘s “100 Most Influential People.”

    A signing will follow the talk, and copies of The Underground Railroad will be available for purchase.

    Part of the Great Authors at the Library series. Hosted by the Douglass Branch’s Table Talk Book Club. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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    September

    Marketing Workshop Series: Website Design

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

    SBDC and Champaign Public Library team up to bring you the latest website design trends and strategies to help improve your search engine rankings and user experience. Explore Google Analytics, conversation tracking codes, the popularity of customer live chat systems, and more!

    Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Registration is recommended. Presented in partnership with the SBDC and Clanin Marketing.

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

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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 14, 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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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 14, 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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    September

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Friday, September 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, September 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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    September

    Grandparents Day Celebration

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

    Come celebrate the special people in your life with Champaign Park District and the Douglass Branch Library. Kids can spend the afternoon with grandma, grandpa, or another special person. We’ll have Bingo, crafts, games, and snacks. Sign up by calling the Park District at (217) 398-2573 or Douglass Branch Library at (217) 403-2090.

    Presented in conjunction with the Champaign Park District.

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

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    September

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, September 16, 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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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, September 17, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, September 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    September

    Young Entrepreneur Program

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that seeks to engage, empower, and educate Champaign County high school students through entrepreneurship. If you are a teen or know a teen who thrives in hands-on learning environments, marches to the beat of their own drum, and is always looking for a new challenge, YEP is for you. Participants will be asked to create a small business over the course of two sessions in the fall and spring. The program culminates in a pitch competition, where participants have the opportunity to compete for prize money to seed their new venture.

    The program meets every other Monday from September to May, 5:30-7:00 pm. The fall session runs September 17-December 10, and the spring session runs January 14-May 6. Students have the option to participate in a weekly coworking and mentorship meeting on the Mondays when formal meetings are not scheduled. For more details, contact the business specialist, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle directly at spitts-noggle@champaign.org or by phone at (217) 403-2078.

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

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, September 18, 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.

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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, September 18, 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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    September

    Website Design Basics

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

    Instructor Paul Kaiser will lead a free hands-on workshop on how to set up a website using Wordpress. Learn about different types of websites as well as the basics of HTML/CSS code. Join us for this three-part series and you’ll be on your way to creating your own website. Training laptops provided. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (15 participants)

    Sign up for Sep. 18, 25 and October 2 workshop sessions here:

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

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    September

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, September 19, 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.

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    September

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    How to Organize Computer Files

    Wednesday, September 19, 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 free workshop will cover using File Explorer on Windows machines, creating folders and naming structures, and storage options like external hard drives and the cloud. Training laptops provided. 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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    September

    Library Friends Board Meeting

    Wednesday, September 19, 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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    September

    DIY Kids: Camping Crafts

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    No chance to camp out this season? Make three camping-themed crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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    September

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

    The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, generally held on the third Wednesday of the month. 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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    September

    Business Roundtable

    Thursday, September 20, 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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    September

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, September 20, 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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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, September 20, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Hilo Book Club - Make Robotic Hands

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.

    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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    September

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, September 20, 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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    September

    Music Makers

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Music and movement for the whole family. Sing, play, and dance together on the third Thursday of every month.

    Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 21, 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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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 21, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    City of Champaign's Small Business Incentive Program

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Through their Small Business Incentive Program, the City of Champaign offers financial support to small businesses for a variety of eligible expenses. Participants can request up to $7,000 in matching funds for professional services or business expenses such as legal, financial and marketing services; education expenses; equipment purchases or other needs. This program is targeted at new and existing small businesses within the city limits of Champaign.

    Attend one of the sessions below to learn more about the program, including recent changes. The City of Champaign’s Planning and Development staff will describe this program and answer questions.

    Brought to you by the Champaign Center Partnership, Small Business Development Center, and Champaign Public Library.

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

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    September

    Star Wars Spectacular

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Come and celebrate Star Wars with us! We’ll have out-of-this-world games, activities, and crafts. Costumes are encouraged! Bring your camera!

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

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    September

    Cultures of the World Fashion Show

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Let's celebrate each other with a fashion show of clothing from around the world! Come walk the runway to help us honor your heritage. Sign up to wear clothing that represents your culture. We invite you to watch the show, or participate as one of our models!

    Want to participate? Call (217) 403-2070 for information or sign up below.

    Part of Welcoming Week, presented in partnership with the New American Welcome Center at the
    University YMCA - UIUC.

    World Cultures series at the Library:
    • Sep 2, Eritrean Coffee Ceremony and Tasting, 2 pm
    • Sep 23, Cultures of the World Fashion Show, 2 pm
    • Sep 24, Immigrant Entrepreneurship in C-U: A Panel Discussion, 6:30 pm
    • Sep 29, An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea, 3 pm
    • Oct 6, Brazilian Children's Day, 3 pm

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

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, September 24, 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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    September

    Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library the last Monday each month at 11:15 (and at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

    Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, September 24, 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    September

    Immigrant Entrepreneurship in C-U: A Panel Discussion

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

    Hear a panel of successful immigrant business owners share stories about their entrepreneurial experience and answer questions about their most challenging barriers starting out, greatest successes over the years, and insights into the business process within Champaign County. Audience questions and discussion will follow the formal panel.

    Panelists include:
    -Ran Chao and Sam Hamedi Rad, co-founders of LifeFoundry, a biotech research and development firm
    -John Choi, Founder and President of Spicy Tribe, Inc., a multilingual marketing agency
    -Habeeb Habeeb, CEO and Principle of BPC, an employee benefits administration firm & founder of H-Squared Leadership Institute
    -Meiby Huddleston, Founder of an interpretation services business
    -Parham Parastaran, entrepreneur, memoirist, and former President and owner of 16 Car-X Tire & Auto franchises in Illinois


    Registration is encouraged. Champaign Public Library is proud to present this event in partnership with the New American Welcome Center at the University YMCA, the SBDC, and the Economic Development Corporation.

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

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, September 25, 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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    September

    Marketing Workshop Series: Search Engine Optimization

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

    High ranks on Google can increase brand exposure and traffic to your website. Learn how search engines work and ways to help increase your rankings online. Understand how to select the best keywords while auditing your own website so you can make high-impact improvements.

    Registration is recommended. Presented in partnership with the SBDC and Clanin Marketing.

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, September 25, 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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    September

    Website Design Basics

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

    Instructor Paul Kaiser will lead a free hands-on workshop on how to set up a website using Wordpress. Learn about different types of websites as well as the basics of HTML/CSS code. Join us for this three-part series and you’ll be on your way to creating your own website. Training laptops provided. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (15 participants)

    Sign up for Sep. 18, 25 and October 2nd workshop sessions here:
    http://bit.ly/cpl-website-design-basics-sep-oct-2018

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

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    September

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, September 26, 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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    September

    Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

    Offered at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15 (and at the Douglass Branch the last Monday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

    Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.

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

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    September

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    Intro to Microsoft Powerpoint

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Library staff will give you an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 in this free hands-on workshop. Learn to create a slide layout and use templates, transitions, animations, and photos to create PowerPoint presentations. Training laptops provided. 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    DIY Kids: September Rewind

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our September 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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    September

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, September 27, 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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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, September 27, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Hilo Book Club - Create Giant Bugs!

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.

    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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    September

    Chess Club

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Hone your chess skills at our monthly chess club for kids and teens. All skill levels are welcome, and participants are encouraged to register for our annual Chess Tournament on Friday, Nov. 30.

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

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    September

    Family Fun Night - 4-H Hopstars

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Come watch the 4-H Hopstars, a rabbit agility club of kids and their bunny athletes! See them navigate a course of jumps, ramps, and tunnels! You'll learn about our local 4-H community, rabbit care, and get to meet some Hopstars, too.

    Family Fun Night is a weekly evening for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    September

    Read to the Dogs: "Greyt Readers"

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Reading isn’t ruff when you read to the Greyt Readers greyhounds! We’ll provide the books and American Greyhound will bring the dogs on the fourth Thursday of each month.

    Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 28, 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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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 28, 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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    September

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, September 28, 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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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    September

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, September 29, 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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    September

    An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    WE WELCOME bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea to talk about writing and life, at a FREE event. Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and award-winning writer, a master storyteller who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. The author of seventeen books such as The Devil's Highway, The Hummingbird's Daughter and Queen of America, and Into the Beautiful North, Urrea published his latest novel, The House of Broken Angels, in early 2018. A signing will follow the talk, and copies of Urrea's novels will be available for purchase. Part of the Great Authors at the Library series and The Pygmalion Festival. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

    2018 Great Authors at the Library series:
    • Apr 11, An Evening with Nikki Grimes, 7 pm
    • Sep 13, An Evening with Colson Whitehead, 7 pm
    • Sep 29, An Afternoon with Luis Alberto Urrea, 3 pm
    • Oct 18, An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor, 7 pm

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

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    September

    Tag Bag Sale

    Sunday, September 30, 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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    September

    In Concert at CPL: Jean-René Balekita

    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Congolese guitarist and vocalist Jean-René Balekita will share African rhythms with flavors of gospel, jazz, and Congolese rumba. For all ages.

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 01, 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Young Entrepreneur Program

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that seeks to engage, empower, and educate Champaign County high school students through entrepreneurship. If you are a teen or know a teen who thrives in hands-on learning environments, marches to the beat of their own drum, and is always looking for a new challenge, YEP is for you. Participants will be asked to create a small business over the course of two sessions in the fall and spring. The program culminates in a pitch competition, where participants have the opportunity to compete for prize money to seed their new venture.

    The program meets every other Monday from September to May, 5:30-7:00 pm. The fall session runs September 17-December 10, and the spring session runs January 14-May 6. Students have the option to participate in a weekly coworking and mentorship meeting on the Mondays when formal meetings are not scheduled. For more details, contact the business specialist, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle directly at spitts-noggle@champaign.org or by phone at (217) 403-2078.

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 02, 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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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: Petronics

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    COME LEARN about the innovative, new electronic cat toy, Mausr, designed by the local robotics company Petronics.

    EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

    Tuesdays at 10:
    10/2 - Tuesdays at 10: Petronics
    10/9 - Tuesdays at 10: What is the value of a life?
    10/16 - Tuesdays at 10: Fruit Vaccine Inc.
    10/23 – Tuesdays at 10: Water Efficient Crops & Biofuel
    10/30 – Tuesdays at 10: Ingenium Manufacturing

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

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    October

    Chair Yoga

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
    Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
    Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 02, 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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    October

    Website Design Basics

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

    Instructor Paul Kaiser will lead a free hands-on workshop on how to set up a website using Wordpress. Learn about different types of websites as well as the basics of HTML/CSS code. Join us for this three-part series and you’ll be on your way to creating your own website. Training laptops provided. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (15 participants)

    Sign up for Sep. 18, 25 and October 2nd workshop sessions here:
    http://bit.ly/cpl-website-design-basics-sep-oct-2018

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

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    October

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, October 03, 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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    October

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Getting to Know iPhones and iPads

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    In this free workshop , we'll explore basic features of iPads including changing settings, downloading apps,
    and using hand gestures. This is a hands-on workshop, so please bring your iPad to the session. No prior experience with tablets is necessary. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217)403-2070. (15 participants)

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    DIY Kids: Animal Finger Puppets

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Come and make your own animal finger puppets at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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    October

    Start & Grow Your Business: Chambanamoms.com Founder Laura Weisskopf Bleill

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

    Come and listen as Laura Weisskopf Bleill shares her experiences starting and growing her site, chambanamoms.com, from its inception in 2009 until today, when it's the top online resource for families in the Champaign-Urbana area. And did we mention this isn't even her day job? As Associate Director of the Research Park and the University's tech incubator, EnterpriseWorks, she works closely with entrepreneurs and business owners of all ages and backgrounds. If you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a business owner, you definitely won't want to miss out on this insightful talk.

    The seminar runs from 8:00-9:00 am, with optional networking from 9:00-9:30. Doors open at 7:45 am. Registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. Part of the Start & Grow Your Business Seminar Series.

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

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    October

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, October 04, 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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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, October 04, 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Hilo Book Club - Kid Joke Fest

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.


    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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    October

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, October 04, 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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    October

    Family Yoga Night

    Thursday, October 04, 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.

    Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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    October

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, October 05, 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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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, October 05, 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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    October

    $5 First Fridays

    Friday, October 05, 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.

    $5 First Fridays: Stop by the first Friday of the month and fill a bag for just $5!

    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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Friday, October 05, 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    October

    Brazilian Children's Day Celebration

    Saturday, October 06, 2018

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Celebrate Brazilian Children's Day with us! Enjoy stories in English and Portuguese, make crafts, and play games that will expand your knowledge of Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language.

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

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    October

    Cat Cafe at the Library

    Sunday, October 07, 2018

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Sip a coffee, have a cookie, make a cat toy, and play with adorable, adoptable cats from CATSNAP at our Cat Cafe.

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 08, 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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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 09, 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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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: What is the value of a life?

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    COME LEARN from Melih Sener, a Research Scientist at the Beckman Institute, about how numbers paint a mirror of who we are as a people including our biases, and how numerical literacy can be a guide to empathy.

    EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

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

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    October

    Chair Yoga

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
    Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
    Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 09, 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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    October

    Table Talk Book Club

    Tuesday, October 09, 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:

    Sep. 11: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    Oct. 9: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
    Nov. 13: Torn Bible by Sharon D. Green
    Dec. 11: The Book in Room 316 by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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

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    October

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, October 10, 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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    October

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, October 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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    October

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Getting to Know Android Devices

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Library staff will help you get started with your Android device, including how to change settings, download apps, and use hand gestures. Take home tips for learning more. This is a free hands-on workshop so please bring your own Android 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    DIY Kids: Yarn Apple Weaving

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Weave a paper plate apple with yarn at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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    October

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, October 11, 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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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, October 11, 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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    October

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, October 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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    October

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, October 11, 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! Fall 2018 titles are:

    Sept. 13: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
    Oct. 11: Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor
    Nov. 8: The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
    Dec. 13: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Hilo Book Club - Make a Giant Wacky Bird

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.



    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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    October

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, October 11, 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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    October

    Lego Club

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Join us for Lego Club every second Thursday of the month. We’ll provide the blocks. You provide the creativity. Let our monthly theme be your inspiration, or let your imagination be your guide. It’s your choice! Build on!

    Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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    October

    Spooky Trivia Night!

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

    Put your thinking caps on and join us for a night of Fall and Halloween-themed 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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    October

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, October 12, 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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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, October 12, 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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    October

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Friday, October 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Friday, October 12, 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    October

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, October 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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    October

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, October 14, 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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    October

    Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

    Sunday, October 14, 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:
    • Melissa Farley, Bottenfield Elementary School
    • John Odum, Carrie Busey Elementary School
    • Enrika Stulpinaite Maldonado, Central High School

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 15, 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Young Entrepreneur Program

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that seeks to engage, empower, and educate Champaign County high school students through entrepreneurship. If you are a teen or know a teen who thrives in hands-on learning environments, marches to the beat of their own drum, and is always looking for a new challenge, YEP is for you. Participants will be asked to create a small business over the course of two sessions in the fall and spring. The program culminates in a pitch competition, where participants have the opportunity to compete for prize money to seed their new venture.

    The program meets every other Monday from September to May, 5:30-7:00 pm. The fall session runs September 17-December 10, and the spring session runs January 14-May 6. Students have the option to participate in a weekly coworking and mentorship meeting on the Mondays when formal meetings are not scheduled. For more details, contact the business specialist, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle directly at spitts-noggle@champaign.org or by phone at (217) 403-2078.

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 16, 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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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: Fruit Vaccine Inc.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    COME LEARN about Fruit Vaccine Inc, a local company developing an edible, fruit-based vaccine that will protect infants from human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV).

    EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

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

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    October

    Chair Yoga

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
    Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
    Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 16, 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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    October

    Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    Learn about identity theft and the ways to combat it. Presented by Nick Meredith from IDShield.

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

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    October

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, October 17, 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.

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    October

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Ebooks & More for iPhones and iPads

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Curious about ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and movies offered through the Champaign Public Library? Join us as library staff demo and connect you to the library's electronic media services. This is a hands-on class so please bring your iPad or iphone. 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Library Friends Board Meeting

    Wednesday, October 17, 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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    October

    DIY Kids: Pasta Flowers

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Who says pasta is only for eating? Make your own fun flowers with pasta and beans at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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    October

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

    The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, generally held on the third Wednesday of the month. This meeting will take place at the Douglass Branch Library.

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

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    October

    Crafty Adults: Jewelry-Making

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    Come learn a new craft every month at Crafty Adults! This month learn how to make beaded bracelets.

    Registrations is strongly encouraged. Please register online or by calling the library at 217-403-2070. Registration will open in October.

    More Crafty Adults...

    September: Weaver Fever
    October: Jewelry-Making
    November: Tin Can Lanterns
    December: Scrub-a-Dub Soap-Making

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

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    October

    Business Roundtable

    Thursday, October 18, 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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    October

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, October 18, 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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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, October 18, 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Hilo Book Club - Make a Veggie Stress Reliever

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.


    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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    October

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, October 18, 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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    October

    Music Makers

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Music and movement for the whole family. Sing, play, and dance together on the third Thursday of every month.

    Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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    October

    An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    7:00 PM — 9:00 PM


    Join us for an evening with international award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor. Ms. Okorafor is the author of African-based science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism for children, teens, and adults. Ms. Okorafor merges African culture into a creative confluence of African folklore, fantasy, mysticism, and contemporary fiction. Her bestselling and popular works include the Binti and Akata Witch series, Lagoon, and Who Fears Death — currently in production as a new HBO series produced by George R.R. Martin. This World Fantasy, Hugo, and Nebula Award winning author is also currently penning three issues of Marvel’s Black Panther comic book, Long Live the King.

    A book signing will follow Ms. Okorafor’s talk. Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments and book sales. Jane Addams Book Shop will be on site selling Nnedi Okorafor’s books.

    Part of the Great Authors at the Library series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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    October

    Marketing Workshop Series: Remarketing Codes

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

    Have you noticed that specific ads appear on Google or Facebook after visiting a website? Learn how those profitable remarketing ads work and how to apply them to your business. You will learn how to install remarketing codes to your website and best practices for running successful remarketing campaigns.

    Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Registration is recommended. Presented in partnership with the SBDC and Clanin Marketing.

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

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    October

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, October 19, 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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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, October 19, 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Friday, October 19, 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    October

    Pets on Parade Costume Contest

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Get ready for Halloween with a costume contest for your pet! Prizes will be awarded to the pet wearing the best literary costume, the spookiest costume, and the best pet and owner costume combo!

    Arrive at 10:00 AM to pick up your pet's registration number on the library's West Lawn. The outdoor parade and judging begins at 10:30 AM.

    Register your pet using the registration below or call the library at 217-403-2070 and a librarian will register your pet for you. One pet per registration.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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    October

    Dr. MacRae's Museum of Wonder and Awe

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Come and see wonders the likes of which you never thought you would see! A collection of curiosities, oddities, artifacts and relics from the 6 corners of the globe. Includes the World's Smartest Hat, famous Waters of the World, identical snowflakes, and a six-foot-tall man eating chicken. Recent acquisitions include a nice cast of a yeti foot and the leash to Pavlov's Dog. Everything in the Museum of Wonder and Awe is real and everything the curator says is true. Tour the museum from 2:00 to 3:00. Thrill to Dr. MacRae's presentation from 3:00 to 4:00

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

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    October

    Make a Difference, Make a Blanket

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Kids can make a difference too! In celebration of Make a Difference Day stop by the children's department and help us create fleece blankets to donate to two local charities: Cunningham Children's Home and Courage Connection. It's easy, it's fun, and it's for a good cause!

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

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    October

    Make a Difference Day at the Library

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    All Day

    Make a Difference Day @ the Library is a unique opportunity to work together to help others in our community. Stop by anytime today, for a few minutes or a few hours, to create fleece blankets to donate to local charities.Let's join forces and reach our goal of 50 blankets for Cunningham Children's Home and Courage Connection!

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 22, 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 23, 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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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: Water Efficient Crops & Biofuel

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    COME LEARN about how the agricultural industry can face a drier future by developing water efficient crops for biofuel production.

    EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

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

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    October

    Chair Yoga

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
    Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
    Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 23, 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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    October

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, October 24, 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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    October

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Ebooks & More for Android Devices

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Curious about ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and movies offered through the Champaign Public Library? Join us as library staff demo and connect you to the library's electronic media services. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own android phone or 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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    October

    Fall Luminary

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    This festive fall mason jar luminary is so much fun and easy to make. Use it as a table centerpiece to add to your fall decor or as an indoor/outdoor lantern.

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    DIY Kids: October Rewind

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our October 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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    October

    Improve Your Business Through Improv!

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    If you're more of a hands-on learner and want to improve your confidence, teamwork skills, and ability to think on your feet in professional situations, look no further! Professionally-trained thespian and business development consultant Jenette Jurczyk will lead you through exercises and techniques inspired by theatrical improv games designed to get you out of your comfort zone and thinking on your feet. This is a unique, but effective training opportunity for teams or individuals. After the laughter fades, you will see the results in the form of stronger team communication, improved poise and confidence during presentations, creative thinking and focus.

    Registration is strongly recommended, as space is limited. Please come prepared for an active and participatory session. We recommend attendees dress in clothing that allows for unrestricted movement and facilitates a comfortable environment for everyone. For example, flat shoes (not flip flops), comfortable pants, a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt would be considered ideal attire.

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

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    October

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, October 25, 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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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, October 25, 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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    October

    Afterschool Adventures - Ozobot Test Lab

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Come play with tiny color-sensing robots. Draw a line, add some code, and watch Ozobot go!

    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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    October

    Chess Club

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Hone your chess skills at our monthly chess club for kids and teens. All skill levels are welcome, and participants are encouraged to register for our annual Chess Tournament on Friday, Nov. 30.

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

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    October

    Read to the Dogs: "Greyt Readers"

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Reading isn’t ruff when you read to the Greyt Readers greyhounds! We’ll provide the books and American Greyhound will bring the dogs on the fourth Thursday of each month.

    Family Fun Night is a weekly evening 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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    October

    CU Jazz Fest: Drumming with James Mauck

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    Come learn about Jazz with local Jazz drummer James Mauck, who will conclude his lecture with a live demonstration.

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

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    October

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, October 26, 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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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, October 26, 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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    October

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, October 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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    October

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, October 27, 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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    October

    Howl-o-ween

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Celebrate Halloween by joining us for a spooky story, creepy craft, ghoulish games and spook-tacular face painting by Wild Style. Costumes and kids of all ages are welcome.

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

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    October

    Tag Bag Sale

    Sunday, October 28, 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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    October

    In Concert at CPL: CU Jazz Festival

    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Come experience the CU Jazz Festival at the Library!

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 29, 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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    October

    Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

    Offered at the Douglass Branch Library the last Monday each month at 11:15 (and at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

    Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Young Entrepreneur Program

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

    The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that seeks to engage, empower, and educate Champaign County high school students through entrepreneurship. If you are a teen or know a teen who thrives in hands-on learning environments, marches to the beat of their own drum, and is always looking for a new challenge, YEP is for you. Participants will be asked to create a small business over the course of two sessions in the fall and spring. The program culminates in a pitch competition, where participants have the opportunity to compete for prize money to seed their new venture.

    The program meets every other Monday from September to May, 5:30-7:00 pm. The fall session runs September 17-December 10, and the spring session runs January 14-May 6. Students have the option to participate in a weekly coworking and mentorship meeting on the Mondays when formal meetings are not scheduled. For more details, contact the business specialist, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle directly at spitts-noggle@champaign.org or by phone at (217) 403-2078.

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 30, 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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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: Ingenium Manufacturing

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    COME LEARN about Ingenium Manufacturing a local design and manufacturing company specializing in 3D-printed, wheelchair racing gloves.

    EVER WONDER what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

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

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    October

    Chair Yoga

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    Keep fit all season long with weekly Chair Yoga classes right here at the library.
    Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing us how to use yoga to stretch and strengthen our bodies, all while seated in a chair.
    Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these enjoyable free classes.

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 30, 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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    October

    Meet the Editor: The News Gazette and the Election Cycle

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    Come learn and ask questions about reporting during the election cycle at this Meet the Editor event with editors from The News-Gazette.

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

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    October

    Pumpkin Patch Parade & Storytime

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

    Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Enjoy special holiday stories to hoot over, lots of silliness, and a costume parade inside the library, for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. (Note: This is a special Halloween edition of our regular weekly "Ready, Set, Read!" event.) 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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    October

    Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

    Offered at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15 (and at the Douglass Branch the last Monday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

    Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.

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

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    October

    Tech Help @ Douglass

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free every Wednesday at noon. Graduate students from the U of I School of Information Sciences will be available to answer your questions.

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Getting to Know Kindles

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Library staff will help you get started with your kindle fire tablet including how to change settings, download apps, and use hand gestures. Take home tips for learning more. This is a hands-on workshop so please bring your own kindle. 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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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students are invited to stop by the library for fun and snacks, including 3D printing, Wii games, art projects, baking, and more!. Teen Lounge meets every afternoon on school days.

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

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    October

    DIY Kids: Spooktacular Crafts

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Pumpkins, bats, ghosts, and more! Spend the afternoon making Halloween crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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