July 2017

 

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

July

Wings of Wonder

Saturday, July 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Come see magnificent tropical birds from Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue, a nonprofit based in Mahomet. Learn all about adopting and caring for these exotic pets who need new homes

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 03, 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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July

Kids Create Apps

Monday, July 03, 2017

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10

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

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July

A Crack In The Sea Reading & Book Signing

Monday, July 03, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

H.M. Bouwman will be reading from her new teen novel, A Crack In The Sea. She will also be signing copies of her book.

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

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July

Library Closed - Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

All Day

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

» All Branches

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July

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, July 05, 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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July

DIY Kids: Toilet Roll Rocket

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Blast off by making your own rocket with toilet rolls at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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July

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 06, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Thursday, July 06, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Teen STEAM: Drop-In

Thursday, July 06, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Tae Kwon Do with HMD Academy

Thursday, July 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Experience the beauty of the body’s movement: try the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do with instructors from HMD Academy. HMD Academy is a non-combative Tae Kwon Do academy based in the Champaign, IL area that is dedicated to redefining Tae Kwon Do as an art and a system of self-improvement.

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

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July

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, July 07, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Friday, July 07, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Live! Music for Kids: Sing-a-long with Julie K

Saturday, July 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join us for a fun-filled interactive sing-along with children's recording artist Julie K! She'll take you on a train ride, have you count in English and Spanish, jump like a jumping bean, and more.

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

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July

What's It Worth?: Antiques Appraisals with Mark Moran

Sunday, July 09, 2017

1:30 PM — 4:30 PM

Have you ever wondered what your antiques and collectibles are worth? Antiques appraiser Mark Moran will provide you with an expert appraisal. His specialties include fine art, ceramics and glassware, vintage photographs and advertising, clocks, toys, and books.

Mr. Moran has written more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, and regularly appears as a guest expert on the popular PBS television series Antiques Roadshow.

In order to guarantee that all attendees have the opportunity to have their objects appraised, registration is required. Once you have registered, we will send you a time for your appraisal. Observers are welcome throughout the program, and seating will be available. Registration begins on June 5 at 10 AM, via Eventbrite, by calling the library at 403-2070, or by visiting the Ask Here desk on the second floor.

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 10, 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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July

Kids Create Apps

Monday, July 10, 2017

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, July 11, 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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July

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
This week: Trying TaiChi!
Philip Brewer, an instructor at the Savoy Rec Center will lead us through a simple introduction to Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movement. Here is an easy, fun way to try it out. You will find his workshop is accessible and gentle enough for anyone to participate.
Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.



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

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July

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, July 11, 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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July

An Evening with Phil Plait

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Astronomer and science blogger Phil Plait will discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse in his talk, "When the Moon Eats the Sun: The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017."

On August 21, 2017, there will be magic in the sky: a total solar eclipse, the first one visible in the United States since 1979! These rare and amazing events are among the most beautiful of all astronomical phenomena, and their impact on humanity has a rich and fascinating history. Yet they are also saddled with many misconceptions and fears — Can you go blind watching one? Do they emit
harmful radiation? Astronomer and author Phil Plait provides the truth about eclipses in a humorous and engaging way, featuring the latest scientific photographs, and will show you how you too can watch this spectacular display of cosmic synchronicity.

Phil Plait wrote and hosted the YouTube series Crash Course Astronomy, is the head science writer of Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, and has appeared as a talking head on numerous Discovery Channel programs. He writes the Bad Astronomy blog where he covers the entire universe: real science, astronomy, space exploration, and the politics of science.

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

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July

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, July 12, 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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July

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

DIY Kids: Nebula in a Bottle

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Learn about galaxies and nebulas as you make your own model in a bottle at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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July

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 13, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Thursday, July 13, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, July 13, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion

Thursday, July 13, 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! Summer 2017 titles are:

Jun. 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Jul. 13: Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Aug. 10: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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

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July

Teen STEAM Drop-In : Silhouette Machine Stickers

Thursday, July 13, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Illinois Numismatic Association

Thursday, July 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Do you like coins and paper money? Join us as the members of the Illinois Numismatic Association introduce us to the fascinating hobby of coin collecting.

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

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July

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, July 14, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Friday, July 14, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, July 14, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, July 15, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Professor MacRae's Museum of Wonder and Awe

Saturday, July 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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July

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, July 16, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 17, 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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July

Kids Create Apps Showcase

Monday, July 17, 2017

1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join us for a special demonstration and celebration of apps created by elementary school students during our six-week series conducted in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, July 18, 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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July

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
This week: Banquets for One!
Toni Burkhalter will teach us how to create a healthy, inexpensive meal that is emotionally and physically satisfying. Burkhalter, an award-winning teacher, is an associate professor of biology and kinesiology at Parkland College.
Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.


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

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July

Teen STEAM with REACT Chemistry Club

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Join the REACT Chemistry Club as they show us some amazing chemical reactions. Open to Middle and High School Students. Registration required.

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

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July

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, July 18, 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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July

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, July 19, 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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July

DIY Kids: Insect Garden

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Make a garden full of miniature insects and mushrooms at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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July

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 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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July

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 20, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Thursday, July 20, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Teen STEAM Drop-In

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Marble Run

Thursday, July 20, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Try your hand at designing your own marble run maze out of household materials like paper towel tubes.

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

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July

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, July 21, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Friday, July 21, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Live! Music for Kids: Jeanie B

Saturday, July 22, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Come ready for fun with Jeanie B! Jam-packed with dancing, sing-alongs, and interactive music. Jeanie B’s high energy shows encourage kids to get up and move to the beat while exploring topics universal to younger audiences.

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 24, 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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July

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, July 25, 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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July

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
This week: Zumba for All!
Rachel Z will be presenting an introductory workshop on Zumba Gold. Zumba Gold, geared to older adults, combines lively music with movement that's more dance than fitness.
Catch the Zumba craze!
Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.


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

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July

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, July 25, 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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July

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, July 26, 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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July

DIY Kids: Music Mayhem

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Make your own simple music instruments like maracas, straw flutes, and rain sticks at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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July

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 27, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Thursday, July 27, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Teen STEAM Drop-In

Thursday, July 27, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Classic Games for Kids

Thursday, July 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Looking for a way to cure the "I'm bored!" summer blues? Learn to play simple, inexpensive, and classic kids' games. We'll try hopscotch, jump rope, jacks, and more!

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

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July

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, July 28, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Friday, July 28, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, July 28, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, July 29, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Live! Music for Kids: Leonardo

Saturday, July 29, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

It's a pep rally, rock 'n' roll show, and beach party--all on one stage! Join Leonardo for a high-energy, interactive concert that's a celebration of possibilities. Leonardo is a Parents' Choice Award-winning family musician writing and performing songs that entertain, educate, and empower audiences of all ages and abilities.

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

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July

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, July 30, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 31, 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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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 01, 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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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 01, 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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August

BioCafe: The Science of the Endocannabinoid System

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Cannabis seems to help treat a large number of diseases that occur in different parts of the body. Therefore, cannabis must interact with a key system in the body involved in health and healing in every human and animal species. The system is known as the endocannabinoid (eCB) system, which was named after cannabinoids. The eCB system is essential in maintaining homeostasis in the body. The eCB system consists of two types of cannabinoid receptors, cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). While CB1 are predominantly present in the nervous system and illicit the psychotropic effect of cannabis, CB2 are found in the immune system and are involved in the anti-inflammatory action. Unlike cannabis, which comes from an external source, our body produces its own chemicals that elicit similar physiological effects to cannabis that are termed as endocannabinoids. Interestingly, endocannabinoids are derived from the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are a part of our regular everyday diet. They can elicit physiologically beneficial effects such as preventing neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Taking it all together, a functional cannabinoid system is essential for health. From embryonic implantation in the uterus, to responding to injuries, to aging and neuroprotection, endocannabinoids help our body to survive changes. This talk will focus on the importance of this endocannabinoid system and how regulation of the eCB system by endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids affects the body.

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

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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 02, 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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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 03, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Teen STEAM Drop-In

Thursday, August 03, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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August

Movie Matinee Magic - Lego Batman Movie

Thursday, August 03, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Like movies? Drop by at 3 p.m. to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting at this week’s Movie Matinee Magic.

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

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 04, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Live! Music for Kids: Prince K's Rock N' Roll Adventure

Saturday, August 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join Kevin Farris for this highly interactive, all-ages concert-tale. Through storytelling and song, Kevin will take us on adventures filled with infinite possibilities!

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

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August

In Concert @ CPL: Andy & Judy

Sunday, August 06, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Contemporary folk music duo Andy & Judy perform both original compositions inspired by old-time and traditional folk music, as well as cover versions of popular artists such as Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul & Mary. Based in Massachusetts, Andy & Judy regularly tour the Midwest, appearing at festivals, libraries, and coffeehouses throughout the region. Their most recent release, Follow Your Dream, features ten original songs with influences ranging from traditional folk to country, bluegrass, and gospel.

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

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August

Babies Love Books

Monday, August 07, 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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August

Teen Steam: Cosmic Plushies

Monday, August 07, 2017

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Create your own celestial themed plushies, and watch them light up! Open to middle and high school students. Registration is required.

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

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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 08, 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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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 08, 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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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 09, 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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August

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

January Sales:
• 50% Off Personal Improvement
• Magazines 25¢
• January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• January 27, 28, 29: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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August

2nd Annual Food Truck Rally & Summer Reading Celebration!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

4:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Books and food—what could be sweeter? Join us in the parking lot for our 2nd annual Food Truck Rally & Summer Reading Celebration!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 10, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, August 10, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

January Sales:
• 50% Off Personal Improvement
• Magazines 25¢
• January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• January 27, 28, 29: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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August

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion

Thursday, August 10, 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! Summer 2017 titles are:

Jun. 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Jul. 13: Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Aug. 10: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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

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August

Teen STEAM Drop-In

Thursday, August 10, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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August

Stuck on Sticker Art

Thursday, August 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Love stickers? Come turn a library card pouch or blank book into your own one-of-a-kind decorated treasure using your favorite stickers. Pouches, books, and stickers provided – or bring your own!

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

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August

Last Day of NASA Space Exhibit

Friday, August 11, 2017

9:00 AM — 6:00 PM

We partnered with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to bring a space exhibition to the library over the summer—and today is the final day! Models of the Space Shuttle and Lunar Rover, a replica spacesuit, and even a moon rock have been here in Champaign. The NASA Space Exhibit is on view June 11 through August 11. Be sure to try the astronaut selfie station in the library lobby!

Part of The Sky's the Limit summer series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

Questions? Ask us.
Satisfy your cosmic curiosity at the library.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 11, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, August 11, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

January Sales:
• 50% Off Personal Improvement
• Magazines 25¢
• January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• January 27, 28, 29: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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August

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, August 12, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

January Sales:
• 50% Off Personal Improvement
• Magazines 25¢
• January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• January 27, 28, 29: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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August

Puppets with Ginger Lozar

Saturday, August 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Enjoy Ginger Lozar's "The Gingerbread Boy and the Pot of Gold" show. Ginger's hand-puppet shows are action packed, entertaining, and thought provoking. Combining art and education, the Puppet Lady thrills kids while sneaking in a lesson or two.

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

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August

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, August 13, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Babies Love Books

Monday, August 14, 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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August

The Sky's the Limit! with Astronaut Mike Foreman

Monday, August 14, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Learn about astronaut training and space flight from retired astronaut and U.S. Navy pilot Mike Foreman, who flew two missions to the International Space Station as a Mission Specialist aboard the Space Shuttle. This all-ages presentation will include a talk, a narrated video of space flight, and a Q&A, with a photo op and an autograph signing at the end.

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

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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 15, 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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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 15, 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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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 16, 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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August

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, August 16, 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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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 17, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Movie Matinee Magic: Wallace & Gromit - A Grand Day Out

Thursday, August 17, 2017

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

Like movies? Drop by at 3:00 p.m. to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting at this week’s Movie Matinee Magic.

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

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August

Makers Make: Origami Flying Discs

Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Make fabulous origami flying discs and learn principles of flight. Paper will be available for making other origami creations. Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 18, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Getting Excited about Science

Saturday, August 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Scientist and magician Steve Belliveau inspires and amazes with his science show full of humor, music, magnetism, electricity, friction, chemistry, simple machines, energy, sound, color and more!. Families and afternoon summer groups will get a real charge out of this event.

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

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August

Babies Love Books

Monday, August 21, 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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August

Eclipse Magic! Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, 2017

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Join us for a solar eclipse viewing party with food trucks, live music, and more. We're going to party in the shadow of the moon!

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 22, 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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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 22, 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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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 23, 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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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 24, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Afterschool Adventures: Doodle Cubes

Thursday, August 24, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Create a hold-able, show-able, and roll-able unique piece of art. We’ll use zentangles, simple easy to draw repeating patterns, to decorate our cubes. Doodle on!

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

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August

Full STEAM Ahead! Spaghetti Tower Challenge

Thursday, August 24, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Learn about structural design and engineering as you try to build the tallest spaghetti tower of them all with just a few pieces of tape, string, spaghetti, and a marshmallow. Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 25, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, August 25, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, August 26, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, August 27, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Babies Love Books

Monday, August 28, 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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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 29, 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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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 29, 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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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 30, 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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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 31, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Afterschool Adventures: 3-D Paper Sculpture

Thursday, August 31, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Design and create a fun, colorful, free-standing paper sculpture. We’ll use many different paper folding and shaping techniques. Come and unleash your creativity and let your imagination go wild!

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

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August

Yoga Fun for Kids

Thursday, August 31, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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      July

      Wings of Wonder

      Saturday, July 01, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Come see magnificent tropical birds from Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue, a nonprofit based in Mahomet. Learn all about adopting and caring for these exotic pets who need new homes

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, July 03, 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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      July

      Kids Create Apps

      Monday, July 03, 2017

      1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

      This event takes place on:
      June 5, 12, 19, 26
      July 3, 10

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

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      July

      A Crack In The Sea Reading & Book Signing

      Monday, July 03, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      H.M. Bouwman will be reading from her new teen novel, A Crack In The Sea. She will also be signing copies of her book.

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

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      July

      Library Closed - Fourth of July

      Tuesday, July 04, 2017

      All Day

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

      » All Branches

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      July

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, July 05, 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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      July

      DIY Kids: Toilet Roll Rocket

      Wednesday, July 05, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Blast off by making your own rocket with toilet rolls at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      July

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, July 06, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, July 06, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      July

      Teen STEAM: Drop-In

      Thursday, July 06, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      July

      Tae Kwon Do with HMD Academy

      Thursday, July 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Experience the beauty of the body’s movement: try the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do with instructors from HMD Academy. HMD Academy is a non-combative Tae Kwon Do academy based in the Champaign, IL area that is dedicated to redefining Tae Kwon Do as an art and a system of self-improvement.

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

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      July

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, July 07, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      July

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, July 07, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      July

      Live! Music for Kids: Sing-a-long with Julie K

      Saturday, July 08, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Join us for a fun-filled interactive sing-along with children's recording artist Julie K! She'll take you on a train ride, have you count in English and Spanish, jump like a jumping bean, and more.

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

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      July

      What's It Worth?: Antiques Appraisals with Mark Moran

      Sunday, July 09, 2017

      1:30 PM — 4:30 PM

      Have you ever wondered what your antiques and collectibles are worth? Antiques appraiser Mark Moran will provide you with an expert appraisal. His specialties include fine art, ceramics and glassware, vintage photographs and advertising, clocks, toys, and books.

      Mr. Moran has written more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, and regularly appears as a guest expert on the popular PBS television series Antiques Roadshow.

      In order to guarantee that all attendees have the opportunity to have their objects appraised, registration is required. Once you have registered, we will send you a time for your appraisal. Observers are welcome throughout the program, and seating will be available. Registration begins on June 5 at 10 AM, via Eventbrite, by calling the library at 403-2070, or by visiting the Ask Here desk on the second floor.

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, July 10, 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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      July

      Kids Create Apps

      Monday, July 10, 2017

      1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

      This event takes place on:
      June 5, 12, 19, 26
      July 3, 10

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

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      July

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, July 11, 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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      July

      Fit and Fabulous

      Tuesday, July 11, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
      This week: Trying TaiChi!
      Philip Brewer, an instructor at the Savoy Rec Center will lead us through a simple introduction to Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movement. Here is an easy, fun way to try it out. You will find his workshop is accessible and gentle enough for anyone to participate.
      Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.



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

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      July

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, July 11, 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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      July

      An Evening with Phil Plait

      Tuesday, July 11, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      Astronomer and science blogger Phil Plait will discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse in his talk, "When the Moon Eats the Sun: The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017."

      On August 21, 2017, there will be magic in the sky: a total solar eclipse, the first one visible in the United States since 1979! These rare and amazing events are among the most beautiful of all astronomical phenomena, and their impact on humanity has a rich and fascinating history. Yet they are also saddled with many misconceptions and fears — Can you go blind watching one? Do they emit
      harmful radiation? Astronomer and author Phil Plait provides the truth about eclipses in a humorous and engaging way, featuring the latest scientific photographs, and will show you how you too can watch this spectacular display of cosmic synchronicity.

      Phil Plait wrote and hosted the YouTube series Crash Course Astronomy, is the head science writer of Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, and has appeared as a talking head on numerous Discovery Channel programs. He writes the Bad Astronomy blog where he covers the entire universe: real science, astronomy, space exploration, and the politics of science.

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

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      July

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, July 12, 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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      July

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, July 12, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      July

      DIY Kids: Nebula in a Bottle

      Wednesday, July 12, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Learn about galaxies and nebulas as you make your own model in a bottle at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      July

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      July

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      July

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion

      Thursday, July 13, 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! Summer 2017 titles are:

      Jun. 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
      Jul. 13: Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
      Aug. 10: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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

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      July

      Teen STEAM Drop-In : Silhouette Machine Stickers

      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      July

      Illinois Numismatic Association

      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Do you like coins and paper money? Join us as the members of the Illinois Numismatic Association introduce us to the fascinating hobby of coin collecting.

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

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      July

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, July 14, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      July

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, July 14, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      July

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Friday, July 14, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      July

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, July 15, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      July

      Professor MacRae's Museum of Wonder and Awe

      Saturday, July 15, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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      July

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, July 16, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, July 17, 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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      July

      Kids Create Apps Showcase

      Monday, July 17, 2017

      1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

      Join us for a special demonstration and celebration of apps created by elementary school students during our six-week series conducted in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

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

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      July

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, July 18, 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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      July

      Fit and Fabulous

      Tuesday, July 18, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
      This week: Banquets for One!
      Toni Burkhalter will teach us how to create a healthy, inexpensive meal that is emotionally and physically satisfying. Burkhalter, an award-winning teacher, is an associate professor of biology and kinesiology at Parkland College.
      Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.


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

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      July

      Teen STEAM with REACT Chemistry Club

      Tuesday, July 18, 2017

      1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Join the REACT Chemistry Club as they show us some amazing chemical reactions. Open to Middle and High School Students. Registration required.

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

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      July

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, July 18, 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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      July

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, July 19, 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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      July

      DIY Kids: Insect Garden

      Wednesday, July 19, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Make a garden full of miniature insects and mushrooms at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      July

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, July 19, 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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      July

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, July 20, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, July 20, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      July

      Teen STEAM Drop-In

      Thursday, July 20, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      July

      Marble Run

      Thursday, July 20, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Try your hand at designing your own marble run maze out of household materials like paper towel tubes.

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

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      July

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, July 21, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      July

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, July 21, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      July

      Live! Music for Kids: Jeanie B

      Saturday, July 22, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Come ready for fun with Jeanie B! Jam-packed with dancing, sing-alongs, and interactive music. Jeanie B’s high energy shows encourage kids to get up and move to the beat while exploring topics universal to younger audiences.

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, July 24, 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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      July

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, July 25, 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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      July

      Fit and Fabulous

      Tuesday, July 25, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
      This week: Zumba for All!
      Rachel Z will be presenting an introductory workshop on Zumba Gold. Zumba Gold, geared to older adults, combines lively music with movement that's more dance than fitness.
      Catch the Zumba craze!
      Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.


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

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      July

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, July 25, 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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      July

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, July 26, 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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      July

      DIY Kids: Music Mayhem

      Wednesday, July 26, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Make your own simple music instruments like maracas, straw flutes, and rain sticks at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      July

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, July 27, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, July 27, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      July

      Teen STEAM Drop-In

      Thursday, July 27, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      July

      Classic Games for Kids

      Thursday, July 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Looking for a way to cure the "I'm bored!" summer blues? Learn to play simple, inexpensive, and classic kids' games. We'll try hopscotch, jump rope, jacks, and more!

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

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      July

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, July 28, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      July

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, July 28, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      July

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, July 28, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      July

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, July 29, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      July

      Live! Music for Kids: Leonardo

      Saturday, July 29, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      It's a pep rally, rock 'n' roll show, and beach party--all on one stage! Join Leonardo for a high-energy, interactive concert that's a celebration of possibilities. Leonardo is a Parents' Choice Award-winning family musician writing and performing songs that entertain, educate, and empower audiences of all ages and abilities.

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

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      July

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, July 30, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      July

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, July 31, 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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      August

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, August 01, 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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      August

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, August 01, 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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      August

      BioCafe: The Science of the Endocannabinoid System

      Tuesday, August 01, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      Cannabis seems to help treat a large number of diseases that occur in different parts of the body. Therefore, cannabis must interact with a key system in the body involved in health and healing in every human and animal species. The system is known as the endocannabinoid (eCB) system, which was named after cannabinoids. The eCB system is essential in maintaining homeostasis in the body. The eCB system consists of two types of cannabinoid receptors, cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). While CB1 are predominantly present in the nervous system and illicit the psychotropic effect of cannabis, CB2 are found in the immune system and are involved in the anti-inflammatory action. Unlike cannabis, which comes from an external source, our body produces its own chemicals that elicit similar physiological effects to cannabis that are termed as endocannabinoids. Interestingly, endocannabinoids are derived from the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are a part of our regular everyday diet. They can elicit physiologically beneficial effects such as preventing neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Taking it all together, a functional cannabinoid system is essential for health. From embryonic implantation in the uterus, to responding to injuries, to aging and neuroprotection, endocannabinoids help our body to survive changes. This talk will focus on the importance of this endocannabinoid system and how regulation of the eCB system by endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids affects the body.

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

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      August

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, August 02, 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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      August

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, August 03, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      Teen STEAM Drop-In

      Thursday, August 03, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      August

      Movie Matinee Magic - Lego Batman Movie

      Thursday, August 03, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Like movies? Drop by at 3 p.m. to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting at this week’s Movie Matinee Magic.

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

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      August

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, August 04, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      Live! Music for Kids: Prince K's Rock N' Roll Adventure

      Saturday, August 05, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Join Kevin Farris for this highly interactive, all-ages concert-tale. Through storytelling and song, Kevin will take us on adventures filled with infinite possibilities!

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

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      August

      In Concert @ CPL: Andy & Judy

      Sunday, August 06, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Contemporary folk music duo Andy & Judy perform both original compositions inspired by old-time and traditional folk music, as well as cover versions of popular artists such as Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul & Mary. Based in Massachusetts, Andy & Judy regularly tour the Midwest, appearing at festivals, libraries, and coffeehouses throughout the region. Their most recent release, Follow Your Dream, features ten original songs with influences ranging from traditional folk to country, bluegrass, and gospel.

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

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      August

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, August 07, 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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      August

      Teen Steam: Cosmic Plushies

      Monday, August 07, 2017

      1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Create your own celestial themed plushies, and watch them light up! Open to middle and high school students. Registration is required.

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

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      August

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, August 08, 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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      August

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, August 08, 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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      August

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, August 09, 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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      August

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, August 09, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

      January Sales:
      • 50% Off Personal Improvement
      • Magazines 25¢
      • January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • January 27, 28, 29: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      August

      2nd Annual Food Truck Rally & Summer Reading Celebration!

      Wednesday, August 09, 2017

      4:30 PM — 7:30 PM

      Books and food—what could be sweeter? Join us in the parking lot for our 2nd annual Food Truck Rally & Summer Reading Celebration!

      » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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      August

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, August 10, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, August 10, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

      January Sales:
      • 50% Off Personal Improvement
      • Magazines 25¢
      • January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • January 27, 28, 29: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      August

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion

      Thursday, August 10, 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! Summer 2017 titles are:

      Jun. 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
      Jul. 13: Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
      Aug. 10: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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

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      August

      Teen STEAM Drop-In

      Thursday, August 10, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      August

      Stuck on Sticker Art

      Thursday, August 10, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Love stickers? Come turn a library card pouch or blank book into your own one-of-a-kind decorated treasure using your favorite stickers. Pouches, books, and stickers provided – or bring your own!

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

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      August

      Last Day of NASA Space Exhibit

      Friday, August 11, 2017

      9:00 AM — 6:00 PM

      We partnered with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to bring a space exhibition to the library over the summer—and today is the final day! Models of the Space Shuttle and Lunar Rover, a replica spacesuit, and even a moon rock have been here in Champaign. The NASA Space Exhibit is on view June 11 through August 11. Be sure to try the astronaut selfie station in the library lobby!

      Part of The Sky's the Limit summer series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

      Questions? Ask us.
      Satisfy your cosmic curiosity at the library.

      » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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      August

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, August 11, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Friday, August 11, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

      January Sales:
      • 50% Off Personal Improvement
      • Magazines 25¢
      • January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • January 27, 28, 29: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      August

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, August 12, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

      January Sales:
      • 50% Off Personal Improvement
      • Magazines 25¢
      • January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • January 27, 28, 29: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      August

      Puppets with Ginger Lozar

      Saturday, August 12, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Enjoy Ginger Lozar's "The Gingerbread Boy and the Pot of Gold" show. Ginger's hand-puppet shows are action packed, entertaining, and thought provoking. Combining art and education, the Puppet Lady thrills kids while sneaking in a lesson or two.

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

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      August

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, August 13, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      August

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, August 14, 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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      August

      The Sky's the Limit! with Astronaut Mike Foreman

      Monday, August 14, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      Learn about astronaut training and space flight from retired astronaut and U.S. Navy pilot Mike Foreman, who flew two missions to the International Space Station as a Mission Specialist aboard the Space Shuttle. This all-ages presentation will include a talk, a narrated video of space flight, and a Q&A, with a photo op and an autograph signing at the end.

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

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      August

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, August 15, 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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      August

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, August 15, 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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      August

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, August 16, 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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      August

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, August 16, 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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      August

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, August 17, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      Movie Matinee Magic: Wallace & Gromit - A Grand Day Out

      Thursday, August 17, 2017

      3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

      Like movies? Drop by at 3:00 p.m. to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting at this week’s Movie Matinee Magic.

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

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      August

      Makers Make: Origami Flying Discs

      Thursday, August 17, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Make fabulous origami flying discs and learn principles of flight. Paper will be available for making other origami creations. Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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      August

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, August 18, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      Getting Excited about Science

      Saturday, August 19, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Scientist and magician Steve Belliveau inspires and amazes with his science show full of humor, music, magnetism, electricity, friction, chemistry, simple machines, energy, sound, color and more!. Families and afternoon summer groups will get a real charge out of this event.

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

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      August

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, August 21, 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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      August

      Eclipse Magic! Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

      Monday, August 21, 2017

      12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

      Join us for a solar eclipse viewing party with food trucks, live music, and more. We're going to party in the shadow of the moon!

      » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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      August

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, August 22, 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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      August

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, August 22, 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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      August

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, August 23, 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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      August

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, August 24, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      Afterschool Adventures: Doodle Cubes

      Thursday, August 24, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Create a hold-able, show-able, and roll-able unique piece of art. We’ll use zentangles, simple easy to draw repeating patterns, to decorate our cubes. Doodle on!

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

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      August

      Full STEAM Ahead! Spaghetti Tower Challenge

      Thursday, August 24, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Learn about structural design and engineering as you try to build the tallest spaghetti tower of them all with just a few pieces of tape, string, spaghetti, and a marshmallow. Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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      August

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, August 25, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, August 25, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      August

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, August 26, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      August

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, August 27, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      August

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, August 28, 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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      August

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, August 29, 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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      August

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, August 29, 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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      August

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, August 30, 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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      August

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, August 31, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      August

      Afterschool Adventures: 3-D Paper Sculpture

      Thursday, August 31, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Design and create a fun, colorful, free-standing paper sculpture. We’ll use many different paper folding and shaping techniques. Come and unleash your creativity and let your imagination go wild!

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

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      August

      Yoga Fun for Kids

      Thursday, August 31, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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