October 2017

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

October

In Concert @ CPL: Sean Gaskell

Sunday, October 01, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Musician Sean Gaskell learned to play the kora, a 21-string harp native to West Africa, during numerous visits to its native country, Gambia. Kora music is part of the oral tradition, and celebrates the history of the Mandinka people of West Africa. Sean will perform songs on the kora and discuss its history and cultural significance in this program for all ages.

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 02, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Monday, October 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks.

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Hyve Touch Synth

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Skot Wiedmann will be here to discuss his musical invention, the Hyve Touch Synthesizer. The Synthesizer, which is about the size of an iPad, is a fun, expressive, musical instrument you can make, hack, and play. It's a 60-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer that is controlled by pressure: horizontal and vertical movements of each finger on the surface. Even the smallest wiggle of your finger makes the sound come alive, giving expression to the music you make. You create harmonies and tone combinations with small movements of your finger.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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October

Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Join the Champaign Public Library and the YWCA of the University of Illinois for a screening of the documentary Good Luck Soup. Created by Japanese-American filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi, Good Luck Soup explores the stories and experiences of the Hashiguchi family before, during, and after World War II. The film's companion web site expands the narrative of the film, sharing additional stories of immigration, integration, and identity. A panel discussion will follow. This screening is part of the YWCA's Fall 2017 Community Read series, which focuses on themes from Julie Otzuka's novel When the Emperor Was Divine.

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

DIY Kids: Skeleton Hand

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Learn about the bones in your hand and create a working model at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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October

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

7:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Join us for a celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival! The Jasmine Field Orchestra will perform traditional Chinese music, followed by moon cakes and a moon viewing on the library's patio.

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 05, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 05, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

Thursday, October 05, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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October

Teen Scene

Thursday, October 05, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

Thursday, October 05, 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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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 06, 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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October

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, October 06, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 06, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Brazilian Children's Day Celebration

Saturday, October 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 09, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Build Equinox

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Current ventilation standards are inadequate for our homes, leading to reduction in cognition, productivity, health, and sleep quality. Ben Newell, President of Build Equinox, will tell us about his company is improving ventilation. Build Equinox, located in Urbana, IL has developed the CERV: a smart ventilation system geared towards keeping the air in your home as healthy as possible. The CERV monitors carbon dioxide and volatile organic compound levels in the home and brings in fresh outside air when needed.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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October

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

Sep. 12: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
Oct. 10: The New Jim Crow by M. Alexander
Nov. 14: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
Dec. 12: Catching a Story Fish by Janice N. Harrington

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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October

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, October 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.

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

DIY Kids: Animal Safari Mask

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own animal safari mask at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 12, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, October 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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October

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 12, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Fall 2017 titles are:

Sept. 14: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Oct. 12: Hissing Cousins: The Lifelong Rivalry of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc N. Peyser
Nov. 9: Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Dec. 14: The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

Thursday, October 12, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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October

Family Game Night: Library Pirate Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Arrrrgghhh you up for a challenge? Scower the library in search of answers and treasure in our pirate themed scavenger hunt. Ahoy, thar be fun ahead!

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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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 13, 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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October

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, October 13, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 13, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, October 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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October

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, October 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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October

Shades of Blues in America with Joey Leone

Saturday, October 14, 2017

1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

The history of American blues comes to life in this performance by music historian and blues musician Joey Leone and his band. Featuring songs, stories, and historical facts, Leone combines his years of experience as a touring musician with his love of the blues in this one-of-a-kind show.

Leone is a virtuoso rhythm-and-blues guitarist who has shared the stage with numerous rock legends, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), and Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones). He is based in Woodstock, Vermont, where he performs with his band, Joey Leone's Chop Shop.

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

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October

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, October 15, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 16, 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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October

Teen Lounge: Tribute to Pets

Monday, October 16, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Join us as we honor the animals that make our lives complete. You'll also get to take home a newly created pet of your own. Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks.

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Astronomy & Telescopes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Erik Johnson, Associate Professor of Astronomy at Parkland, will teach us about telescopes and apps to understand what we are seeing in the sky. We will also have a chance to look at the sun through a solar telescope.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

Join us for this monthly series on:
Sep. 19
Oct. 17
Nov. 7
Dec. 5

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

DIY Kids: October Rewind

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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October

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The October 18, 2017 meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library.

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

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October

Book Discussion: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otzuka

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

About the Community Read and When the Emperor was Divine:

Julie Otsuka’s stunning book details the experiences of a family with the Japanese internment camps set up by the U.S. government following Pearl Harbor. In partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center, the Champaign Public Library, and the Urbana Free Library, the YWCA of the University of Illinois is coordinating a Community Read of a book that challenges us to think more deeply about the lives of Japanese-Americans, our own American history, and today’s politically-charged atmosphere of xenophobia and fear.

This second book discussion in the Community Read series centers around discrimination and immigration. Dr. Naomi Paik, author of Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II, will facilitate.

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 19, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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October

Family Makers Night: Survival Bracelets

Thursday, October 19, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Make a paracord survival bracelet and learn knot-tying skills. It's fun, they look fantastic, and they're useful in an emergency.

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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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 20, 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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October

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, October 20, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 20, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

In Concert @ CPL: Rachel Therrien

Sunday, October 22, 2017

2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

This special installment of In Concert @ CPL, presented in collaboration with the C-U Jazz Fest, features trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Rachel Therrien. A native of Quebec, Therrien has released three acclaimed albums, including her most recent, Why Don't You Try. She received the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award, as well as the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 23, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge : Perler Beads

Monday, October 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Design a cool pattern with Perler beads, then iron it into a solid shape at this program for crafty teens.

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Running & Jumping Robots

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Hae-Won Park, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC, will present his research on running and jumping robots. Their main objective is to create a robot with the ability to change running speed over a wide range while handling variations in ground height and stiffness. The other robot has the ability to walk on uneven ground without prior information by encoding the adjustment of leg stiffness in response to unexpected changes in ground heights and reflex strategies to recover from tripping over obstacles.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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October

Screenagers: Documentary Screening

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston examines the impact of screen time on the lives of teenagers in her latest documentary, which draws on her family's personal experiences. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

A conversation about the film, hosted by school psychologist Ondine Gross, will take place in Room C following the screening.

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

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October

Screenagers: A Community Conversation

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:45 PM — 8:45 PM

School psychologist Ondine Gross will lead a conversation about the issues featured in Screenagers.

Ms. Gross is the author of Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning. Prior to her retirement in May 2017, she was the school psychologist and student services department chair at Centennial High School.

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

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October

Pumpkin Patch Parade & Storytime

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Enjoy special holiday stories to hoot over, lots of silliness, and a costume parade inside the library, for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. (Note: This is a special Halloween edition of our regular weekly "Ready, Set, Read!" event.) Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

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

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October

Teen Lounge: Club Insecta

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

DIY Kids: Spooktacular Crafts

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Main Street Illinois

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

John Lynn has visited and photographed all 2400 of Illinois's small towns. Tonight he shares his 30-year project to capture the many ways our Illinois towns offer Roots, a Hometown, and a Little America for us all. "Main Street, Illinois" is a memorable and fun-filled tour of the charms, traditions, and personalities of Illinois.
Everyone is welcome.

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 26, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 26, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

Thursday, October 26, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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October

Family STEAM Night: Wings Wanted

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Design a pair of bat wings, learn a little about aerodynamics, find out whose wings work the best and why.

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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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 27, 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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October

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, October 27, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 27, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, October 27, 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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October

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, October 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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October

Howl-o-ween!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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October

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, October 29, 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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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 30, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge : International Games Day

Monday, October 30, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Today we'll explore the world of games on a mega scale. We'll play giant jenga, super duper big scrabble and more. Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks.

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: BikeMoves Illinois App

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Join us as Matthew Yoder tells us about BikeMoves Illinois, a free mobile app for iOS and Android, developed by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC). BikeMoves provides cyclists with helpful information, like the locations of bike lanes and bike racks, and allows them to share their routes anonymously with transportation planners at CCRPC. The app has been used by cyclists in Champaign-Urbana to record and share more than 700 trips over the last year. The routes used in these trips are being analyzed to determine which streets and intersections cyclists prefer, which ones they avoid, and how funding for bicycle facilities can be used most effectively.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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November

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, November 01, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

DIY Kids: Fall Decorations

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a variety of fun fall decorations at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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November

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, November 02, 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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November

Babies Love Books

Thursday, November 02, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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November

Teen Lounge

Thursday, November 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

Thursday, November 02, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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November

Teen Scene

Thursday, November 02, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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November

Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

Thursday, November 02, 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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November

BioCafe: Confronting Science Denial

Thursday, November 02, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Dr. Eric Jakobsson, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, will discuss his personal, political, and scientific journey into climate science. Trained as a biochemist, Dr. Jakobsson became interested in the discussions and debates surrounding climate science and the effects of climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels. He will talk about the intersection between big money and deep ideology in American politics, how living systems have influenced climate throughout the history of Earth, and how a class of equations called Fokker-Planck equations might help to illuminate the dynamics of our climate.

Dr. Jakobsson states, “when I began this journey, I was alarmed by what was happening in our nation and frustrated by the limits to my understanding. Today I understand more but am no less alarmed.”

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

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November

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, November 03, 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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November

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, November 03, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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November

Toddler Tales

Friday, November 03, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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November

Clothespin Puppets Presents "The Picture Book Show"

Saturday, November 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

"The Picture Book Show" brings to life some of the latest and greatest in children’s literature with a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets, and audience participation.

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

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November

In Concert @ CPL: Idea Garden

Sunday, November 05, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Acoustic duo Idea Garden features musicians Dan Andree (fiddle/vocals) and Aaron Dorfman (guitar/vocals), performing original bluegrass tunes as well as contemporary covers and traditional classics. Idea Garden's local roots run deep--they're named for a garden plot at the University of Illinois Arboretum--and their combination of guitar, fiddle, and vocals will get the audience's toes tapping.

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

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November

Babies Love Books

Monday, November 06, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Monday, November 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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November

An Evening with Gregory Maguire

Monday, November 06, 2017

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Join us for a magical evening with Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, After Alice, Mirror Mirror, and his newest novel, Hiddensee. Like all of Maguire's books, Hiddensee takes a well-known story--in this case, The Nutcracker--and transforms it by bringing the characters to vivid life and fleshing out details of the original work. Hiddensee explores the making of the Nutcracker, as well as the life of Drosselmeier, the man who carved the toy for his goddaughter, Klara. A book signing will follow. UPDATE: This free event is "sold out." Sign up for the waiting list via Eventbrite.com.

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

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

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November

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, November 07, 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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November

Tuesdays at Ten: Beckman Institute & Self-Healing Materials

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Jeff Moore, director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will provide an overview of the Beckman Institute: what goes on in that big building on University Ave. He'll also talk about some of his research in self-healing materials.

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

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November

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

Join us for this monthly series on:
Sep. 19
Oct. 17
Nov. 7
Dec. 5

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

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November

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, November 07, 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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November

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, November 08, 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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November

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, November 08, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

DIY Kids: Spaghetti Tower Challenge

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Create a freestanding tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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November

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, November 09, 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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November

Babies Love Books

Thursday, November 09, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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November

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, November 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.

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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November

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 09, 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! Fall 2017 titles are:

Sept. 14: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Oct. 12: Hissing Cousins: The Lifelong Rivalry of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc N. Peyser
Nov. 9: Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Dec. 14: The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner

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

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November

Teen Lounge

Thursday, November 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

Thursday, November 09, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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November

Family Game Night: Brain Teasers & Trivia

Thursday, November 09, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Strain your brain with tricky brain teasers and truly terrific trivia.

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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November

All Staff Training

Friday, November 10, 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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November

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, November 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.

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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November

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, November 12, 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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November

Babies Love Books

Monday, November 13, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Monday, November 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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November

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, November 14, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, November 14, 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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November

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

Sep. 12: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
Oct. 10: The New Jim Crow by M. Alexander
Nov. 14: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
Dec. 12: Catching a Story Fish by Janice N. Harrington

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

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November

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, November 15, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

DIY Kids: Magazine Silhouette Magnet

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Create a unique silhouette magnet out of recycled magazines at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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November

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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November

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 15, 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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November

Yuki Speaks Out: YWCA Community Read Keynote Lecture

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

As a young child, Yukiko “Yuki” Llewellyn and her mother Mikiko Hayakwa were interned at the Manazar Assembly Center, a Japanese-American internment camp. These experiences are the basis of the book Yuki Speaks Out, written by Karen Su. This lecture, which features both Yuki Llewellyn and Karen Su, focuses on Yuki’s personal experiences in the internment camp, as well as the process of writing the book.

Yuki worked at U of I for 37 years and served as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Registered Student Organizations at U of I for 22 years, retiring in 2002. Karen is a faculty member of Global Asian Studies at UIC.

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

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November

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, November 16, 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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November

Babies Love Books

Thursday, November 16, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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November

Teen Lounge

Thursday, November 16, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

Thursday, November 16, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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November

Family Makers Night: Magnifying Magnets

Thursday, November 16, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Make a magnet that magnifies your favorite picture.

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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November

An Evening with Jamie Ford

Thursday, November 16, 2017

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Author Jamie Ford will discuss the historical inspiration behind his bestselling novels Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost, and Love and Other Consolation Prizes. A book signing will follow.


Reserve a seat
via Eventbrite.

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

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

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November

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, November 17, 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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November

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, November 17, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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November

Toddler Tales

Friday, November 17, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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November

Star Wars Spectacular

Saturday, November 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Celebrate the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie - The Last Jedi - with out-of-this-world games, activities, and crafts.

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

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November

Babies Love Books

Monday, November 20, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Monday, November 20, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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November

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, November 21, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, November 21, 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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November

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, November 22, 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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November

DIY Kids: Turkey Treat Cup

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own turkey cup with treats you can eat later at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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November

Library Closed - Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 23, 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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November

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, November 24, 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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November

Toddler Tales

Friday, November 24, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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November

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, November 24, 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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November

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, November 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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November

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, November 26, 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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November

Babies Love Books

Monday, November 27, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Monday, November 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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November

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, November 28, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, November 28, 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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November

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, November 29, 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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November

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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November

DIY Kids: November Rewind

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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November

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, November 30, 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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November

Babies Love Books

Thursday, November 30, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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November

Teen Lounge

Thursday, November 30, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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November

Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

Thursday, November 30, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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November

Family STEAM Night: LittleBits of Fun

Thursday, November 30, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Learn about electricity using magnetic pieces called littleBits. Thanks to Illinois 4-H for assisting with this session.

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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      October

      In Concert @ CPL: Sean Gaskell

      Sunday, October 01, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Musician Sean Gaskell learned to play the kora, a 21-string harp native to West Africa, during numerous visits to its native country, Gambia. Kora music is part of the oral tradition, and celebrates the history of the Mandinka people of West Africa. Sean will perform songs on the kora and discuss its history and cultural significance in this program for all ages.

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

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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, October 02, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, October 02, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks.

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

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, October 03, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Tuesdays at Ten: Hyve Touch Synth

      Tuesday, October 03, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Skot Wiedmann will be here to discuss his musical invention, the Hyve Touch Synthesizer. The Synthesizer, which is about the size of an iPad, is a fun, expressive, musical instrument you can make, hack, and play. It's a 60-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer that is controlled by pressure: horizontal and vertical movements of each finger on the surface. Even the smallest wiggle of your finger makes the sound come alive, giving expression to the music you make. You create harmonies and tone combinations with small movements of your finger.

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, October 03, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, October 03, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening

      Tuesday, October 03, 2017

      7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

      Join the Champaign Public Library and the YWCA of the University of Illinois for a screening of the documentary Good Luck Soup. Created by Japanese-American filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi, Good Luck Soup explores the stories and experiences of the Hashiguchi family before, during, and after World War II. The film's companion web site expands the narrative of the film, sharing additional stories of immigration, integration, and identity. A panel discussion will follow. This screening is part of the YWCA's Fall 2017 Community Read series, which focuses on themes from Julie Otzuka's novel When the Emperor Was Divine.

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

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      October

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, October 04, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, October 04, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      DIY Kids: Skeleton Hand

      Wednesday, October 04, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Learn about the bones in your hand and create a working model at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      October

      Chinese Moon Festival Celebration

      Wednesday, October 04, 2017

      7:30 PM — 8:30 PM

      Join us for a celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival! The Jasmine Field Orchestra will perform traditional Chinese music, followed by moon cakes and a moon viewing on the library's patio.

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

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      October

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, October 05, 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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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, October 05, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, October 05, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

      Thursday, October 05, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

      Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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      October

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, October 05, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

      Thursday, October 05, 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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      October

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, October 06, 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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      October

      Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

      Friday, October 06, 2017

      10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

      » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, October 06, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      October

      Brazilian Children's Day Celebration

      Saturday, October 07, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, October 09, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, October 10, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Tuesdays at Ten: Build Equinox

      Tuesday, October 10, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Current ventilation standards are inadequate for our homes, leading to reduction in cognition, productivity, health, and sleep quality. Ben Newell, President of Build Equinox, will tell us about his company is improving ventilation. Build Equinox, located in Urbana, IL has developed the CERV: a smart ventilation system geared towards keeping the air in your home as healthy as possible. The CERV monitors carbon dioxide and volatile organic compound levels in the home and brings in fresh outside air when needed.

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, October 10, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, October 10, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, October 10, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

      Sep. 12: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
      Oct. 10: The New Jim Crow by M. Alexander
      Nov. 14: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
      Dec. 12: Catching a Story Fish by Janice N. Harrington

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

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      October

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, October 11, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      October

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, October 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.

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

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, October 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      DIY Kids: Animal Safari Mask

      Wednesday, October 11, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own animal safari mask at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      October

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, October 12, 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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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, October 12, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      October

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, October 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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      October

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, October 12, 2017

      1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

      This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Fall 2017 titles are:

      Sept. 14: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
      Oct. 12: Hissing Cousins: The Lifelong Rivalry of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc N. Peyser
      Nov. 9: Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
      Dec. 14: The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, October 12, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

      Thursday, October 12, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

      Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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      October

      Family Game Night: Library Pirate Scavenger Hunt

      Thursday, October 12, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Arrrrgghhh you up for a challenge? Scower the library in search of answers and treasure in our pirate themed scavenger hunt. Ahoy, thar be fun ahead!

      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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      October

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, October 13, 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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      October

      Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

      Friday, October 13, 2017

      10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

      » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, October 13, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      October

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Friday, October 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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      October

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, October 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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      October

      Shades of Blues in America with Joey Leone

      Saturday, October 14, 2017

      1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

      The history of American blues comes to life in this performance by music historian and blues musician Joey Leone and his band. Featuring songs, stories, and historical facts, Leone combines his years of experience as a touring musician with his love of the blues in this one-of-a-kind show.

      Leone is a virtuoso rhythm-and-blues guitarist who has shared the stage with numerous rock legends, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), and Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones). He is based in Woodstock, Vermont, where he performs with his band, Joey Leone's Chop Shop.

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

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      October

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, October 15, 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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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, October 16, 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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      October

      Teen Lounge: Tribute to Pets

      Monday, October 16, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Join us as we honor the animals that make our lives complete. You'll also get to take home a newly created pet of your own. Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks.

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

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Tuesdays at Ten: Astronomy & Telescopes

      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Erik Johnson, Associate Professor of Astronomy at Parkland, will teach us about telescopes and apps to understand what we are seeing in the sky. We will also have a chance to look at the sun through a solar telescope.

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

      Join us for this monthly series on:
      Sep. 19
      Oct. 17
      Nov. 7
      Dec. 5

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

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      October

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, October 17, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, October 18, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, October 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      DIY Kids: October Rewind

      Wednesday, October 18, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, October 18, 2017

      4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, October 18, 2017

      5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

      The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The October 18, 2017 meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library.

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

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      October

      Book Discussion: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otzuka

      Wednesday, October 18, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      About the Community Read and When the Emperor was Divine:

      Julie Otsuka’s stunning book details the experiences of a family with the Japanese internment camps set up by the U.S. government following Pearl Harbor. In partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center, the Champaign Public Library, and the Urbana Free Library, the YWCA of the University of Illinois is coordinating a Community Read of a book that challenges us to think more deeply about the lives of Japanese-Americans, our own American history, and today’s politically-charged atmosphere of xenophobia and fear.

      This second book discussion in the Community Read series centers around discrimination and immigration. Dr. Naomi Paik, author of Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II, will facilitate.

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

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      October

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, October 19, 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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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, October 19, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, October 19, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

      Thursday, October 19, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

      Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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      October

      Family Makers Night: Survival Bracelets

      Thursday, October 19, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Make a paracord survival bracelet and learn knot-tying skills. It's fun, they look fantastic, and they're useful in an emergency.

      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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      October

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, October 20, 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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      October

      Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

      Friday, October 20, 2017

      10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

      » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, October 20, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      October

      In Concert @ CPL: Rachel Therrien

      Sunday, October 22, 2017

      2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

      This special installment of In Concert @ CPL, presented in collaboration with the C-U Jazz Fest, features trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Rachel Therrien. A native of Quebec, Therrien has released three acclaimed albums, including her most recent, Why Don't You Try. She received the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award, as well as the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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

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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, October 23, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge : Perler Beads

      Monday, October 23, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Design a cool pattern with Perler beads, then iron it into a solid shape at this program for crafty teens.

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

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, October 24, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Tuesdays at Ten: Running & Jumping Robots

      Tuesday, October 24, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Hae-Won Park, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC, will present his research on running and jumping robots. Their main objective is to create a robot with the ability to change running speed over a wide range while handling variations in ground height and stiffness. The other robot has the ability to walk on uneven ground without prior information by encoding the adjustment of leg stiffness in response to unexpected changes in ground heights and reflex strategies to recover from tripping over obstacles.

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, October 24, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, October 24, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Screenagers: Documentary Screening

      Tuesday, October 24, 2017

      6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

      Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston examines the impact of screen time on the lives of teenagers in her latest documentary, which draws on her family's personal experiences. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

      A conversation about the film, hosted by school psychologist Ondine Gross, will take place in Room C following the screening.

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

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      October

      Screenagers: A Community Conversation

      Tuesday, October 24, 2017

      7:45 PM — 8:45 PM

      School psychologist Ondine Gross will lead a conversation about the issues featured in Screenagers.

      Ms. Gross is the author of Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning. Prior to her retirement in May 2017, she was the school psychologist and student services department chair at Centennial High School.

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

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      October

      Pumpkin Patch Parade & Storytime

      Wednesday, October 25, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

      Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Enjoy special holiday stories to hoot over, lots of silliness, and a costume parade inside the library, for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. (Note: This is a special Halloween edition of our regular weekly "Ready, Set, Read!" event.) Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge: Club Insecta

      Wednesday, October 25, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      DIY Kids: Spooktacular Crafts

      Wednesday, October 25, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Main Street Illinois

      Wednesday, October 25, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      John Lynn has visited and photographed all 2400 of Illinois's small towns. Tonight he shares his 30-year project to capture the many ways our Illinois towns offer Roots, a Hometown, and a Little America for us all. "Main Street, Illinois" is a memorable and fun-filled tour of the charms, traditions, and personalities of Illinois.
      Everyone is welcome.

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

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      October

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, October 26, 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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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, October 26, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      October

      Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

      Thursday, October 26, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

      Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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      October

      Family STEAM Night: Wings Wanted

      Thursday, October 26, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Design a pair of bat wings, learn a little about aerodynamics, find out whose wings work the best and why.

      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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      October

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, October 27, 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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      October

      Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

      Friday, October 27, 2017

      10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

      » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, October 27, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      October

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, October 27, 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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      October

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, October 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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      October

      Howl-o-ween!

      Saturday, October 28, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      October

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, October 29, 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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      October

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, October 30, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge : International Games Day

      Monday, October 30, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Today we'll explore the world of games on a mega scale. We'll play giant jenga, super duper big scrabble and more. Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks.

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

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      October

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, October 31, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      October

      Tuesdays at Ten: BikeMoves Illinois App

      Tuesday, October 31, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Join us as Matthew Yoder tells us about BikeMoves Illinois, a free mobile app for iOS and Android, developed by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC). BikeMoves provides cyclists with helpful information, like the locations of bike lanes and bike racks, and allows them to share their routes anonymously with transportation planners at CCRPC. The app has been used by cyclists in Champaign-Urbana to record and share more than 700 trips over the last year. The routes used in these trips are being analyzed to determine which streets and intersections cyclists prefer, which ones they avoid, and how funding for bicycle facilities can be used most effectively.

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

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      October

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, October 31, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      October

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, October 31, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      November

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, November 01, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, November 01, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      DIY Kids: Fall Decorations

      Wednesday, November 01, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make a variety of fun fall decorations at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      November

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, November 02, 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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      November

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, November 02, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, November 02, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

      Thursday, November 02, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

      Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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      November

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, November 02, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      November

      Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

      Thursday, November 02, 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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      November

      BioCafe: Confronting Science Denial

      Thursday, November 02, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      Dr. Eric Jakobsson, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, will discuss his personal, political, and scientific journey into climate science. Trained as a biochemist, Dr. Jakobsson became interested in the discussions and debates surrounding climate science and the effects of climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels. He will talk about the intersection between big money and deep ideology in American politics, how living systems have influenced climate throughout the history of Earth, and how a class of equations called Fokker-Planck equations might help to illuminate the dynamics of our climate.

      Dr. Jakobsson states, “when I began this journey, I was alarmed by what was happening in our nation and frustrated by the limits to my understanding. Today I understand more but am no less alarmed.”

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

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      November

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, November 03, 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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      November

      Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

      Friday, November 03, 2017

      10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

      » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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      November

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, November 03, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      November

      Clothespin Puppets Presents "The Picture Book Show"

      Saturday, November 04, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      "The Picture Book Show" brings to life some of the latest and greatest in children’s literature with a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets, and audience participation.

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

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      November

      In Concert @ CPL: Idea Garden

      Sunday, November 05, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Acoustic duo Idea Garden features musicians Dan Andree (fiddle/vocals) and Aaron Dorfman (guitar/vocals), performing original bluegrass tunes as well as contemporary covers and traditional classics. Idea Garden's local roots run deep--they're named for a garden plot at the University of Illinois Arboretum--and their combination of guitar, fiddle, and vocals will get the audience's toes tapping.

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

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      November

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, November 06, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, November 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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      November

      An Evening with Gregory Maguire

      Monday, November 06, 2017

      7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

      Join us for a magical evening with Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, After Alice, Mirror Mirror, and his newest novel, Hiddensee. Like all of Maguire's books, Hiddensee takes a well-known story--in this case, The Nutcracker--and transforms it by bringing the characters to vivid life and fleshing out details of the original work. Hiddensee explores the making of the Nutcracker, as well as the life of Drosselmeier, the man who carved the toy for his goddaughter, Klara. A book signing will follow. UPDATE: This free event is "sold out." Sign up for the waiting list via Eventbrite.com.

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

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

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      November

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, November 07, 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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      November

      Tuesdays at Ten: Beckman Institute & Self-Healing Materials

      Tuesday, November 07, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Jeff Moore, director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will provide an overview of the Beckman Institute: what goes on in that big building on University Ave. He'll also talk about some of his research in self-healing materials.

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

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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, November 07, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

      Tuesday, November 07, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

      Join us for this monthly series on:
      Sep. 19
      Oct. 17
      Nov. 7
      Dec. 5

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

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      November

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, November 07, 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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      November

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, November 08, 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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      November

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, November 08, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, November 08, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      DIY Kids: Spaghetti Tower Challenge

      Wednesday, November 08, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Create a freestanding tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      November

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, November 09, 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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      November

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, November 09, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      November

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, November 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.

      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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      November

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, November 09, 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! Fall 2017 titles are:

      Sept. 14: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
      Oct. 12: Hissing Cousins: The Lifelong Rivalry of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc N. Peyser
      Nov. 9: Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
      Dec. 14: The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner

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

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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, November 09, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

      Thursday, November 09, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

      Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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      November

      Family Game Night: Brain Teasers & Trivia

      Thursday, November 09, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Strain your brain with tricky brain teasers and truly terrific trivia.

      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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      November

      All Staff Training

      Friday, November 10, 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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      November

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, November 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.

      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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      November

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, November 12, 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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      November

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, November 13, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, November 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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      November

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, November 14, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, November 14, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, November 14, 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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      November

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, November 14, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

      Sep. 12: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
      Oct. 10: The New Jim Crow by M. Alexander
      Nov. 14: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
      Dec. 12: Catching a Story Fish by Janice N. Harrington

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

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      November

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, November 15, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, November 15, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      DIY Kids: Magazine Silhouette Magnet

      Wednesday, November 15, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Create a unique silhouette magnet out of recycled magazines at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      November

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, November 15, 2017

      4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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      November

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, November 15, 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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      November

      Yuki Speaks Out: YWCA Community Read Keynote Lecture

      Wednesday, November 15, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      As a young child, Yukiko “Yuki” Llewellyn and her mother Mikiko Hayakwa were interned at the Manazar Assembly Center, a Japanese-American internment camp. These experiences are the basis of the book Yuki Speaks Out, written by Karen Su. This lecture, which features both Yuki Llewellyn and Karen Su, focuses on Yuki’s personal experiences in the internment camp, as well as the process of writing the book.

      Yuki worked at U of I for 37 years and served as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Registered Student Organizations at U of I for 22 years, retiring in 2002. Karen is a faculty member of Global Asian Studies at UIC.

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

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      November

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, November 16, 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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      November

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, November 16, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, November 16, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

      Thursday, November 16, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

      Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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      November

      Family Makers Night: Magnifying Magnets

      Thursday, November 16, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Make a magnet that magnifies your favorite picture.

      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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      November

      An Evening with Jamie Ford

      Thursday, November 16, 2017

      7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

      Author Jamie Ford will discuss the historical inspiration behind his bestselling novels Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost, and Love and Other Consolation Prizes. A book signing will follow.


      Reserve a seat
      via Eventbrite.

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

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

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      November

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, November 17, 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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      November

      Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

      Friday, November 17, 2017

      10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Need help using a computer or mobile device? Get tech help free on Fridays from U of I School of Information Science students. Stop by with your questions. Offered through November 17.

      » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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      November

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, November 17, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      November

      Star Wars Spectacular

      Saturday, November 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Celebrate the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie - The Last Jedi - with out-of-this-world games, activities, and crafts.

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

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      November

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, November 20, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, November 20, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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      November

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, November 21, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, November 21, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, November 21, 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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      November

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, November 22, 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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      November

      DIY Kids: Turkey Treat Cup

      Wednesday, November 22, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own turkey cup with treats you can eat later at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      November

      Library Closed - Thanksgiving Day

      Thursday, November 23, 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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      November

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, November 24, 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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      November

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, November 24, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      November

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, November 24, 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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      November

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, November 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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      November

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, November 26, 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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      November

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, November 27, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, November 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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      November

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, November 28, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, November 28, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, November 28, 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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      November

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, November 29, 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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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, November 29, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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      November

      DIY Kids: November Rewind

      Wednesday, November 29, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      November

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, November 30, 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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      November

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, November 30, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      November

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, November 30, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      November

      Captain Underpants Book Club for Kids

      Thursday, November 30, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from October 5th through November 30th for a superhero kind of club…The Captain Underpants Book Club! We’ll read from the book each week and then make crafts, play games, and enjoy fun activities that go along with our Pilkey page readings.

      Part of Afterschool Adventures, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

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      November

      Family STEAM Night: LittleBits of Fun

      Thursday, November 30, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Learn about electricity using magnetic pieces called littleBits. Thanks to Illinois 4-H for assisting with this session.

      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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