December 2016

 

 

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

December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 01, 2016

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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December

Crafty Teens: Solstice Potpourri

Thursday, December 01, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate the winter season with some Solstice crafts and snacks! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Movie Matinee Magic

Thursday, December 01, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.

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

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December

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, December 01, 2016

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 02, 2016

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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December

Friday Tech Help

Friday, December 02, 2016

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help for free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through December 2.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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December

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, December 02, 2016

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through December 2.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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December

Astronomy at the Library - Planets

Saturday, December 03, 2016

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to galaxies to the beginning of the Universe.

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

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December

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Berg

Sunday, December 04, 2016

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg returns to the Champaign Public Library to read from her new book, Make Someone Happy: Favorite Postings. Berg wrote this book at the request of her many fans who wanted a volume of Berg's inspiring Facebook posts as a keepsake or a gift. A signing will follow the talk, and copies of Make Someone Happy will be available for purchase. Part of the Great Authors at the Library series.

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Monday, December 05, 2016

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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December

Movie & More

Monday, December 05, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Teens are invited to watch a movie, eat snacks, and hang with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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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December

Teen STEAM: Chemistry

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Members of U of I's REACT (Reaching and Educating America's Chemists of Tomorrow) will bring fun chemical experiments to this special program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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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December

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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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December

Geek Wednesdays: Glitter Pinecones

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Turn an ordinary pinecone into a glittery work of art during this crafty program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

DIY Kids: Balloon Hovercraft

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own hovercraft using household items at our weekly do-it-yourself program for kids.

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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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December

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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 2016 titles are:

Sep. 8: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Oct. 13: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Nov. 10: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Dec. 8: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

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

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December

Teen STEAM: Illinois Animals

Thursday, December 08, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Get up close with an owl, turtle, and snake when experts from the Anita Purves Nature Center demonstrate different Illinois animal habitats in this special presentation for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Ben's Bells Project: Spreading Kindness Through Creativity

Thursday, December 08, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Help spread the power of intentional kindness in our community through this audible art project. Be Kind Illinois is a chapter of the Ben's Bells Project, which works to create beautiful ceramic wind chimes, called Ben's Bells. The chimes will be distributed throughout our community for people to find, take home, and be inspired to pass on the kindness.

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

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December

Tech 4 Kids

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 09, 2016

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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December

Saturday Matinee: It's a Wonderful Life

Saturday, December 10, 2016

1:00 PM — 3:30 PM

December's installment of our Saturday Matinee series features It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra's holiday classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Stewart's George Bailey is the heart and soul of small-town Bedford Falls, but a lifetime of bitter struggles against the miserly Mr. Potter have worn him down. Enter Clarence, a kindly angel who shows George how different life would be without him.

It's a Wonderful Life is one of Roger Ebert's "Great Movies," and is #20 on the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Films of All Time.

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Monday, December 12, 2016

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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December

Movie & More

Monday, December 12, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Watch a movie, snack, play some ping pong, snack--you get the idea. Middle and high school students are invited to hang out at the library. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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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December

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Chill with friends, food, and fun at the library. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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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December

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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. 13: Sinful Calling by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Oct. 11: Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
Nov. 8: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
Dec. 13: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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

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December

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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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December

Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more!

The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

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.

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
________________________________________

October Sales:
• 50% Off Holiday Materials
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
• Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

November Sales:
• 50% Off Kids' items
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
• Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

December Sales:
• Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
• Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
_________________________________________

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

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December

Geek Wednesdays: Ornaments

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Make a cool ornament and eat a snack at this program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

DIY Kids: Holiday Decorations

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Get into the holiday spirit and make something nice to give away or use as a decoration 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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December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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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December

Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, December 15, 2016

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more!

The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

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.

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
________________________________________

October Sales:
• 50% Off Holiday Materials
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
• Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

November Sales:
• 50% Off Kids' items
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
• Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

December Sales:
• Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
• Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
_________________________________________

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

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December

Teen STEAM: GIFs!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Teens can make their own computer image GIF in this STEAM event for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Kids' Crafternoon

Thursday, December 15, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Create a loop loom potholder on your own loom or one of ours. For school-aged kids and their families.

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

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December

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, December 15, 2016

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 16, 2016

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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December

Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, December 16, 2016

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more!

The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

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.

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
________________________________________

October Sales:
• 50% Off Holiday Materials
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
• Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

November Sales:
• 50% Off Kids' items
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
• Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

December Sales:
• Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
• Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
_________________________________________

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

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December

Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, December 17, 2016

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more!

The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

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.

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
________________________________________

October Sales:
• 50% Off Holiday Materials
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
• Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

November Sales:
• 50% Off Kids' items
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
• Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

December Sales:
• Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
• Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
_________________________________________

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

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December

Zoo Improv

Saturday, December 17, 2016

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

You're in for belly laughs and a gaggle of giggles with Champaign-Urbana's own improvisation troupe.

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

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December

Member’s Half-Price Sale

Sunday, December 18, 2016

1:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Bargain books & more!

The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

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.

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
________________________________________

October Sales:
• 50% Off Holiday Materials
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
• Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

November Sales:
• 50% Off Kids' items
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
• Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

December Sales:
• Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
• Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
_________________________________________

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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December

Babies Love Books

Monday, December 19, 2016

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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December

Teen Lounge

Monday, December 19, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Chill with friends, food, and fun at the library. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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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December

Teen Break Time!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2:30 PM — 4:00 PM

It's almost time for winter break! Middle and high school students are invited to grab a friend and have some fun with food, games, and crafts. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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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December

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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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December

Geek Wednesdays: Home Alone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Celebrate the beginning of winter vacation with a holiday classic - Home Alone! Middle school and high school students can hang out, watch the movie, and enjoy snacks and cocoa. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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December

DIY Kids: Indoor Snowballs

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own soft, fluffy snowballs perfect for cuddling or for safe indoor snowball fights without the cold or the mess 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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December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 22, 2016

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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December

Movie Matinee Magic - Homeward Bound

Thursday, December 22, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.

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

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December

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, December 22, 2016

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 23, 2016

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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December

Library Closed

Saturday, December 24, 2016

All Day

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

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December

Library Closed

Sunday, December 25, 2016

All Day

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Monday, December 26, 2016

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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December

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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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December

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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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December

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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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December

DIY Kids: Tin Foil Art

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own artwork using tinfoil and yarn at our weekly do-it-yourself program for kids.

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 29, 2016

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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December

Robotics

Thursday, December 29, 2016

3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

For kids and their families.

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

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December

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, December 29, 2016

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 30, 2016

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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December

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, December 30, 2016

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything 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.

November Sales:
• 50% Off Kids' items
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
• Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

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.

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December

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, December 31, 2016

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything 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.

November Sales:
• 50% Off Kids' items
• Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
• Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

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.

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January

Library Closed

Sunday, January 01, 2017

All Day

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

eBooks + More!
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January

New Year's Day - Library Closed

Sunday, January 01, 2017

All Day

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 02, 2017

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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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 05, 2017

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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January

Glow Party @ the Library!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Ready to glow? Middle and high school students can experience glow-in-the-dark bowling, cool tunes, snacks, and more. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 06, 2017

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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January

Yoga with Lola

Saturday, January 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, fly like a plane, breathe like a bunny, and stand strong like a tall tree – with music, stretching, and imagination you’ll enhance your flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Lola Pittenger is a certified life and nutrition coach, a bilingual elementary school teacher with 15 years of classroom experience, and a certified yoga instructor.

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 09, 2017

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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January

Teen Karaoke

Monday, January 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Sing in the new year! Middle and high school students can be rock stars with friends, food, and fun with karaoke, part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Victoria: Preview Screening with WILL-TV

Monday, January 09, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Join the Champaign Public Library and WILL-TV for a preview screening of the first hour of Victoria, the new PBS series that tells the story of England’s Queen Victoria, the 19th century monarch who gave her name to an era. The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.

Victoria premieres on WILL on January 15, but you can preview it here first.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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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January

Teens @ the Library

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for games, food, and fun with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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 spring are:

Jan. 10: Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Feb. 14: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Mar. 14: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Apr. 11: Before I Forget: Hope, Help, and Acceptance in our Fight Against Alzheimer’s by B. Smith & Dan Gasby Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs.
May 9: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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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January

Geek Wednesdays: Cocoa & Games

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Come celebrate National Milk Day with cocoa and games! Make hot chocolate just the way you like it, sit down, and play some games with your friends! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

DIY Kids: Snowman Mobile

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Chase those winter blues away with this bright snowman craft 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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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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January

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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! Spring 2017 titles are:

Jan. 12: The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
Feb. 9: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Mar. 9: A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed
Apr. 11: Before I Forget: Hope, Help, and Acceptance in our Fight Against Alzheimer’s by B. Smith & Dan Gasby Note: This is a joint meeting with the Douglass Table Talk group at 6:30pm at our Douglass Branch at 504 E. Grove St.
May 11: Select discussion titles for Sep. 2017 - Aug. 2018

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

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January

Teens @ the Library : Books, Baubles, and Baked Goods

Thursday, January 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Want to rave about your favorite books with others, or learn about upcoming titles? Join us for hot chocolate, snacks, lively discussion, and some bookish crafts! Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 13, 2017

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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January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Monday, January 16, 2017

All Day

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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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January

Teens @ the Library

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for games, food, and fun with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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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January

Bears Can't Drift Grand Prix!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Face off against your friends in the racing game Bears Can't Drift! Prizes and snacks will be given. Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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January

DIY Kids: Clothespin Animals

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make fun animal characters with clothespins 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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January

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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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January

National Popcorn Day!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate National Popcorn Day with one of the best pairings in existence: movies and popcorn! Relax and enjoy a funny film while trying out a variety of creative popcorn recipes! Open to middle and high-school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library Series.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 20, 2017

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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January

Build It!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Kids can create unique structures from a variety of building materials, from the everyday to the unusual.

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 23, 2017

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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January

Crafty Teens: Washi Tape Wonders

Monday, January 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us as we create some artistic masterpieces using washi tape. Middle and high school students are welcome to hang out at the library. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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January

An Evening with David Sheff

Monday, January 23, 2017

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Journalist and New York Times bestselling author David Sheff will discuss his memoir, Beautiful Boy, a candid chronicle of his son's drug addiction and his journey toward recovery. A book signing will follow.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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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January

Think Summer

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Jolt out of winter blahs by pretending it's summer. Middle and high school students can enjoy summer treats and games with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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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January

Calendar Crafting

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Get into the new year by designing your own personal calendar! Snacks and games will also be provided. Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

DIY Kids: Toy Workshop

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own simple toys like a ring toss, spinner, and puzzle 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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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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January

Crafty Teens: Art of Japanese Embroidery

Thursday, January 26, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Teens can learn about Sashiko, the art of Japanese embroidery, at this special program presented by members of the CU Spinners and Weavers Guild. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Tech 4 Kids

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 27, 2017

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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January

In Concert @ CPL: Ben Bedford

Sunday, January 29, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Springfield artist Ben Bedford refers to his style as "American portrait songwriting," drawing upon history for inspiration and presenting songs with a strong sense of time and place. With four albums to his credit, Bedford's music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots radio in the U.S. and Europe. Fellow singer-songwriter Diana Jones has described his work as "beautiful and unusual songs that take the listener to the heart of the matter."

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 30, 2017

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.

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January

Movie & More

Monday, January 30, 2017

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 a movie, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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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January

Teens @ the Library

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for games, food, and fun with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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.

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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    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.

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    December

    Crafty Teens: Solstice Potpourri

    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Celebrate the winter season with some Solstice crafts and snacks! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    Movie Matinee Magic

    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

    Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.

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

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    December

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.

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

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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, December 02, 2016

    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.

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    December

    Friday Tech Help

    Friday, December 02, 2016

    10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help for free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through December 2.

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    December

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, December 02, 2016

    10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

    Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through December 2.

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    December

    Astronomy at the Library - Planets

    Saturday, December 03, 2016

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to galaxies to the beginning of the Universe.

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

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    December

    An Afternoon with Elizabeth Berg

    Sunday, December 04, 2016

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg returns to the Champaign Public Library to read from her new book, Make Someone Happy: Favorite Postings. Berg wrote this book at the request of her many fans who wanted a volume of Berg's inspiring Facebook posts as a keepsake or a gift. A signing will follow the talk, and copies of Make Someone Happy will be available for purchase. Part of the Great Authors at the Library series.

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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, December 05, 2016

    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.

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    December

    Movie & More

    Monday, December 05, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Teens are invited to watch a movie, eat snacks, and hang with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, December 06, 2016

    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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    December

    Teen STEAM: Chemistry

    Tuesday, December 06, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Members of U of I's REACT (Reaching and Educating America's Chemists of Tomorrow) will bring fun chemical experiments to this special program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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    December

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, December 06, 2016

    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.

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    December

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, December 07, 2016

    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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    December

    Geek Wednesdays: Glitter Pinecones

    Wednesday, December 07, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Turn an ordinary pinecone into a glittery work of art during this crafty program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    DIY Kids: Balloon Hovercraft

    Wednesday, December 07, 2016

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make your own hovercraft using household items at our weekly do-it-yourself program for kids.

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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, December 08, 2016

    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.

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    December

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, December 08, 2016

    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 2016 titles are:

    Sep. 8: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
    Oct. 13: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    Nov. 10: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    Dec. 8: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

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

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    December

    Teen STEAM: Illinois Animals

    Thursday, December 08, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Get up close with an owl, turtle, and snake when experts from the Anita Purves Nature Center demonstrate different Illinois animal habitats in this special presentation for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    Ben's Bells Project: Spreading Kindness Through Creativity

    Thursday, December 08, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

    Help spread the power of intentional kindness in our community through this audible art project. Be Kind Illinois is a chapter of the Ben's Bells Project, which works to create beautiful ceramic wind chimes, called Ben's Bells. The chimes will be distributed throughout our community for people to find, take home, and be inspired to pass on the kindness.

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

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    December

    Tech 4 Kids

    Thursday, December 08, 2016

    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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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, December 09, 2016

    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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    December

    Saturday Matinee: It's a Wonderful Life

    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    1:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    December's installment of our Saturday Matinee series features It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra's holiday classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Stewart's George Bailey is the heart and soul of small-town Bedford Falls, but a lifetime of bitter struggles against the miserly Mr. Potter have worn him down. Enter Clarence, a kindly angel who shows George how different life would be without him.

    It's a Wonderful Life is one of Roger Ebert's "Great Movies," and is #20 on the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Films of All Time.

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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    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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    December

    Movie & More

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Watch a movie, snack, play some ping pong, snack--you get the idea. Middle and high school students are invited to hang out at the library. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    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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    December

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Chill with friends, food, and fun at the library. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    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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    December

    Table Talk Book Club

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    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. 13: Sinful Calling by Kimberla Lawson Roby
    Oct. 11: Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
    Nov. 8: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
    Dec. 13: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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    December

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    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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    December

    Member's Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more!

    The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

    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.

    Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    ________________________________________

    October Sales:
    • 50% Off Holiday Materials
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
    • Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

    November Sales:
    • 50% Off Kids' items
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
    • Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

    December Sales:
    • Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
    • Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
    _________________________________________

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

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    December

    Geek Wednesdays: Ornaments

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Make a cool ornament and eat a snack at this program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    DIY Kids: Holiday Decorations

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Get into the holiday spirit and make something nice to give away or use as a decoration 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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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    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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    December

    Member's Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more!

    The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

    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.

    Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    ________________________________________

    October Sales:
    • 50% Off Holiday Materials
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
    • Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

    November Sales:
    • 50% Off Kids' items
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
    • Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

    December Sales:
    • Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
    • Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
    _________________________________________

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

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    December

    Teen STEAM: GIFs!

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Teens can make their own computer image GIF in this STEAM event for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    Kids' Crafternoon

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

    Create a loop loom potholder on your own loom or one of ours. For school-aged kids and their families.

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

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    December

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.

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

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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    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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    December

    Member's Half-Price Sale

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more!

    The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

    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.

    Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    ________________________________________

    October Sales:
    • 50% Off Holiday Materials
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
    • Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

    November Sales:
    • 50% Off Kids' items
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
    • Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

    December Sales:
    • Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
    • Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
    _________________________________________

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

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    December

    Member's Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more!

    The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

    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.

    Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    ________________________________________

    October Sales:
    • 50% Off Holiday Materials
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
    • Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

    November Sales:
    • 50% Off Kids' items
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
    • Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

    December Sales:
    • Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
    • Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
    _________________________________________

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

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    December

    Zoo Improv

    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    You're in for belly laughs and a gaggle of giggles with Champaign-Urbana's own improvisation troupe.

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

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    December

    Member’s Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, December 18, 2016

    1:30 PM — 6:00 PM

    Bargain books & more!

    The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

    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.

    Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
    ________________________________________

    October Sales:
    • 50% Off Holiday Materials
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: October 12–16
    • Tag Bag Sale: October 28, 29, & 30

    November Sales:
    • 50% Off Kids' items
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
    • Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

    December Sales:
    • Gift Certificates available for $1 or $5
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: December 14–18
    • Tag Bag Sale: December 30 & 31 (closed New Year’s Day)
    _________________________________________

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    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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    December

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Chill with friends, food, and fun at the library. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    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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    December

    Teen Break Time!

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    2:30 PM — 4:00 PM

    It's almost time for winter break! Middle and high school students are invited to grab a friend and have some fun with food, games, and crafts. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    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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    December

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    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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    December

    Geek Wednesdays: Home Alone!

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    2:30 PM — 4:00 PM

    Celebrate the beginning of winter vacation with a holiday classic - Home Alone! Middle school and high school students can hang out, watch the movie, and enjoy snacks and cocoa. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    December

    DIY Kids: Indoor Snowballs

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make your own soft, fluffy snowballs perfect for cuddling or for safe indoor snowball fights without the cold or the mess 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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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    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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    December

    Movie Matinee Magic - Homeward Bound

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

    Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.

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

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    December

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.

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

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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, December 23, 2016

    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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    December

    Library Closed

    Saturday, December 24, 2016

    All Day

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

    eBooks + More!
    We keep adding more ways to use the library 24/7 and on the go, on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Make the most of our great selection of downloadable and streaming media. All you need is a Champaign library card. champaign.org/ebooks

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    December

    Library Closed

    Sunday, December 25, 2016

    All Day

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

    eBooks + More!
    We keep adding more ways to use the library 24/7 and on the go, on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Make the most of our great selection of downloadable and streaming media. All you need is a Champaign library card. champaign.org/ebooks

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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, December 26, 2016

    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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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016

    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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    December

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016

    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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    December

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016

    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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    December

    DIY Kids: Tin Foil Art

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make your own artwork using tinfoil and yarn at our weekly do-it-yourself program for kids.

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

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    December

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    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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    December

    Robotics

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

    For kids and their families.

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

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    December

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.

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

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    December

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, December 30, 2016

    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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    December

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, December 30, 2016

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything 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.

    November Sales:
    • 50% Off Kids' items
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
    • Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

    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.

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    December

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, December 31, 2016

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

    Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 used 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 on nearly everything 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.

    November Sales:
    • 50% Off Kids' items
    • Member’s Half-Price Sale: November 9–13
    • Tag Bag Sale: November 25, 26, & 27

    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.

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    January

    Library Closed

    Sunday, January 01, 2017

    All Day

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

    eBooks + More!
    We keep adding more ways to use the library 24/7 and on the go, on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Make the most of our great selection of downloadable and streaming media. All you need is a Champaign library card. champaign.org/ebooks

    » All Branches

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    January

    New Year's Day - Library Closed

    Sunday, January 01, 2017

    All Day

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

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    January

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, January 02, 2017

    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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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, January 03, 2017

    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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    January

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, January 03, 2017

    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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    January

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, January 04, 2017

    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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    January

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, January 05, 2017

    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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    January

    Glow Party @ the Library!

    Thursday, January 05, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Ready to glow? Middle and high school students can experience glow-in-the-dark bowling, cool tunes, snacks, and more. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, January 06, 2017

    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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    January

    Yoga with Lola

    Saturday, January 07, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, fly like a plane, breathe like a bunny, and stand strong like a tall tree – with music, stretching, and imagination you’ll enhance your flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Lola Pittenger is a certified life and nutrition coach, a bilingual elementary school teacher with 15 years of classroom experience, and a certified yoga instructor.

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

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    January

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, January 09, 2017

    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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    January

    Teen Karaoke

    Monday, January 09, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Sing in the new year! Middle and high school students can be rock stars with friends, food, and fun with karaoke, part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Victoria: Preview Screening with WILL-TV

    Monday, January 09, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    Join the Champaign Public Library and WILL-TV for a preview screening of the first hour of Victoria, the new PBS series that tells the story of England’s Queen Victoria, the 19th century monarch who gave her name to an era. The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.

    Victoria premieres on WILL on January 15, but you can preview it here first.

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

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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    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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    January

    Teens @ the Library

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for games, food, and fun with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Table Talk Book Club

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    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 spring are:

    Jan. 10: Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby
    Feb. 14: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
    Mar. 14: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
    Apr. 11: Before I Forget: Hope, Help, and Acceptance in our Fight Against Alzheimer’s by B. Smith & Dan Gasby Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs.
    May 9: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

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

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    January

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    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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    January

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    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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    January

    Geek Wednesdays: Cocoa & Games

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Come celebrate National Milk Day with cocoa and games! Make hot chocolate just the way you like it, sit down, and play some games with your friends! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    DIY Kids: Snowman Mobile

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Chase those winter blues away with this bright snowman craft 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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    January

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    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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    January

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    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! Spring 2017 titles are:

    Jan. 12: The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
    Feb. 9: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
    Mar. 9: A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed
    Apr. 11: Before I Forget: Hope, Help, and Acceptance in our Fight Against Alzheimer’s by B. Smith & Dan Gasby Note: This is a joint meeting with the Douglass Table Talk group at 6:30pm at our Douglass Branch at 504 E. Grove St.
    May 11: Select discussion titles for Sep. 2017 - Aug. 2018

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

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    January

    Teens @ the Library : Books, Baubles, and Baked Goods

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Want to rave about your favorite books with others, or learn about upcoming titles? Join us for hot chocolate, snacks, lively discussion, and some bookish crafts! Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    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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    January

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    All Day

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

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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    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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    January

    Teens @ the Library

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for games, food, and fun with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    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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    January

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    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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    January

    Bears Can't Drift Grand Prix!

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Face off against your friends in the racing game Bears Can't Drift! Prizes and snacks will be given. Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Library Friends Board Meeting

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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    January

    DIY Kids: Clothespin Animals

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make fun animal characters with clothespins 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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    January

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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    January

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    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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    January

    National Popcorn Day!

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Celebrate National Popcorn Day with one of the best pairings in existence: movies and popcorn! Relax and enjoy a funny film while trying out a variety of creative popcorn recipes! Open to middle and high-school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library Series.

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

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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    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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    January

    Build It!

    Saturday, January 21, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Kids can create unique structures from a variety of building materials, from the everyday to the unusual.

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

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    January

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    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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    January

    Crafty Teens: Washi Tape Wonders

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us as we create some artistic masterpieces using washi tape. Middle and high school students are welcome to hang out at the library. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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    January

    An Evening with David Sheff

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

    Journalist and New York Times bestselling author David Sheff will discuss his memoir, Beautiful Boy, a candid chronicle of his son's drug addiction and his journey toward recovery. A book signing will follow.

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

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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    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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    January

    Think Summer

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Jolt out of winter blahs by pretending it's summer. Middle and high school students can enjoy summer treats and games with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    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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    January

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    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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    January

    Calendar Crafting

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Get into the new year by designing your own personal calendar! Snacks and games will also be provided. Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    DIY Kids: Toy Workshop

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make your own simple toys like a ring toss, spinner, and puzzle 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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    January

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    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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    January

    Crafty Teens: Art of Japanese Embroidery

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Teens can learn about Sashiko, the art of Japanese embroidery, at this special program presented by members of the CU Spinners and Weavers Guild. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Tech 4 Kids

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    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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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    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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    January

    In Concert @ CPL: Ben Bedford

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Springfield artist Ben Bedford refers to his style as "American portrait songwriting," drawing upon history for inspiration and presenting songs with a strong sense of time and place. With four albums to his credit, Bedford's music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots radio in the U.S. and Europe. Fellow singer-songwriter Diana Jones has described his work as "beautiful and unusual songs that take the listener to the heart of the matter."

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

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    January

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    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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    January

    Movie & More

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    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 a movie, 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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    January

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    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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    January

    Teens @ the Library

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for games, food, and fun with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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    January

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    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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