April 2017

        

 

 

   

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

April

Edison Middle School Jazz Band Concert

Saturday, April 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

The Edison Middle School Jazz Band will be shakin’, rattlin’, and swingin’ in the library. Come listen to an afternoon of cool jazz. For all ages.

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Monday, April 03, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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April

Teen STEAM: New Tech for Teens

Monday, April 03, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Wanting to try the latest gadget? Middle and high school students are invited to test hot technology provided by guest presenters from Best Buy. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, April 04, 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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April

Teen STEAM: Engineering

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Try some cool hands-on experiments and learn while doing when the Engineering Ambassadors from the University of Illinois visit. For Middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, April 04, 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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April

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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April

Geek Wednesdays: Pokemon

Wednesday, April 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

DIY Kids: Recycled Material Bird Feeder

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Welcome the birds back with this fun and easy recycled craft at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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April

Knitting Workshop: Top Down Shawl with Stephen West

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

This workshop is full. Please join us for the knitting circle featuring Stephen West on Saturday, April 8 at 3 PM.

Stephen West uses his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will start a triangular shawl shape while exploring the garter tab cast on, increases, adding textures/colors, and learning about Stephen's favorite bind offs and finishing tricks. This workshop is suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond. A supply list will be provided to registered participants.

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

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April

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, April 06, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Thursday, April 06, 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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April

Crafty Teens: Plushies

Thursday, April 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join Grace from the Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab to learn how to make your own miniature plushies! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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April

Movie Matinee Magic - Mary Poppins

Thursday, April 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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April

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, April 07, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Friday, April 07, 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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April

Knitting Circle with Stephen West

Saturday, April 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Join knitter, dancer, and knitwear designer Stephen West for a casual, drop-in knitting circle. Beginners are welcome!

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

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April

Music & Dance Performance with Stephen West's Knitted Creations

Saturday, April 08, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Costumed in knitter Stephen West's creations, 10 musicians and dancers will perform in and around the library. The performers are students in COLAB, an interdisciplinary class at the University of Illinois, taught by Kirstie Simson, associate professor of dance. Stephen West is based in Brooklyn and known world-over for his inventive and beautiful knitting patterns. He will talk about his work after the performance.

Love to knit? Just learning? Stop by before the show, 3-4 pm, to join a Knitting Circle with Stephen West. You'll have a chance to talk with him and meet other area knitting enthusiasts.

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

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April

Human Library

Sunday, April 09, 2017

2:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Chat with a human book! The Human Library Champaign-Urbana offers a chance to break down barriers and chat with a community member about an aspect of their identity. “Book” titles include: Borderline Personality Disorder, Black Muslim, Woman in Technology, and more!

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Monday, April 10, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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April

Teens @ the Library : Teen Lounge

Monday, April 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Come join us for food and fun during our Teen Lounge. Try out our collection of LittleBits circuits, or compose a symphony using a makey-makey machine. We'll have some games and activities and of course a snack. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Intro to Circus Arts

Monday, April 10, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Learn how to juggle, tumble, and clown at this circus-centric workshop taught by local ringmaster Joe Reichlin!

Part of "Libraries Transform!" National Library Week celebrations, April 8-15. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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April

Tuesdays at Ten: AARP Tech Nest

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

In 2016, AARP embarked on exciting new partnership with the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to work with students and faculty developing technology to support their mission. The technology lab, named The Tech Nest, creates an environment conducive to learning, innovation, and growth. Led by Miranda Kemp, the lab is equipped to scale up to 22 student contractors, who work full time during the summer and part time during spring and fall semesters.

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

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April

Teens @ the Library : National Library Week

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of bookish fun, including book page crafts, lively discussion, snacks, and a raffle! Open to Middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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April

Goodnight Storytime: Spanish, Portuguese & English

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

On April 11, our Goodnight Storytime program will welcome guest presenters from the UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for a tri-lingual storytime experience. The program will be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

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

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April

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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April

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, April 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.

April Sales:
• 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
• April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• April 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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April

Geek Wednesdays: Bookmarks

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Come to the library to geek out with friends. Play games, have a snack, and use cool tech. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

DIY Kids: Recycled CD Clock

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own clock out of an old CD disc at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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April

An Evening with Peter McCarty – Author of "Hondo & Fabian"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7:00 PM — 7:45 PM

“Creating a book is a slow but worthwhile process.”
—Peter McCarty, Author & Illustrator

Join us for a fun and entertaining evening with children’s author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Peter McCarty. Peter has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including Bunny Dreams, Fall Ball, Chloe, which received four starred reviews, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Peter’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

Peter McCarty is also the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes; T Is for Terrible; Little Bunny on the Move; and Moon Plane, a Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. Peter is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives with his wife and their two children in Clinton Corners, New York, where they get lots of snow.

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

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April

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, April 13, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Thursday, April 13, 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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April

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, April 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.

April Sales:
• 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
• April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• April 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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April

Teen STEAM: Forensics

Thursday, April 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Use a variety of fingerprinting techniques, see luminol glow in the presence of blood, find the blood type in a blood sample, and look at animal hairs under a microscope in this hand-on forensic science introduction. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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April

Movie Matinee Magic - The Tale of Despereaux

Thursday, April 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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April

Butterflies in My Backyard

Thursday, April 13, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Come learn about pollination on the prairie with Lesley Deem of the UI Pollinatarium! Kids will have a chance to learn about and taste a variety of honeys and get to plant and take home their very own butterfly-attracting flower. For school-age kids.

Presented in partnership with the Pollinatarium. Part of "Libraries Transform!" National Library Week celebrations, April 8-15. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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April

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, April 14, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Friday, April 14, 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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April

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, April 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.

April Sales:
• 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
• April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• April 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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April

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, April 15, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

April Sales:
• 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
• April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• April 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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April

Physics Van

Saturday, April 15, 2017

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

The Physics Van is coming! Join the scientists for exciting demonstrations and explanations. They’ll show you that science is worthwhile and fun, and they’ll challenge your mental picture of what kind of people scientists are. As long as you want to learn and have fun, there's a world of physics waiting to be discovered! The Physics Van is an outreach program of the University of Illinois Physics Department.

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

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April

Cinderella Pop-up Storytime

Saturday, April 15, 2017

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Do your kids love stories—and all things Cinderella? Stop by the library for a pop-up storytime with costumed characters from Champaign Urbana Ballet (CU Ballet)'s production of “Cinderella.” Any child who loves the magic of theater or is enchanted by fairy tales will enjoy having a chance to be up close to a real-live ballerina and prince.


Part of Libraries Transform! April 8-15 | Champaign Public Library National Library Week celebrations, including 39 events, live music, giveaways, and more! Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

In addition to pop-up events like this one, your family can enjoy 11 storytimes every week at the library!

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

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April

Design a Game with CUDO Plays!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Want to design your own board game? CUDO, the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization, will walk you through every step, from coming up with a concept to creating the rules and picking out pieces. At the end of the event, teams will present their games to the group and celebrate their hard work. A selection of game pieces and prototyping materials will be provided. Also, games from past CUDO Plays events will be showcased for inspiration. This is a great chance for a family to make a game together, or a group of friends to share ideas.

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

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April

Library Closed - Easter

Sunday, April 16, 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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April

Babies Love Books

Monday, April 17, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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April

Tuesdays at Ten: Technology in Dance Performance

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

John Toenjes, an associate professor and undergraduate director of Dance at Illinois, will be here to tell us about how Dance at Illinois is using technology to engage audiences during dance performances. Audience members at "February Dance: Designed Environments" were encouraged to download the CM2=E app that allowed them to hear interviews of the dancers, vote for their favorite dancing duet, and get invited onto the stage to join the dancers. John Toenjes is a pioneer in the use of mobile devices and apps in live performance; He said the aesthetic behind it is something he and his collaborators continue to experiment with.

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

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April

Teens @ the Library: Sewing 101

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Need to sew on a button? Learn some sewing basics at this program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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April

Poetry Jam with the CU Poetry Group

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the poets from the CU Poetry Group performing their poetry in a casual, informal setting. The CU Poetry Group meets weekly to share poems and exchange honest feedback to make the poems better with an eye toward publication and public performance.

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

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April

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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April

Teen STEAM: Herbs

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Want to start your own herb garden? Middle and high school students can stop by and plant seeds to grow during the spring. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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April

DIY Kids: Poetry

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Create original poetry inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

This special DIY Kids event is in honor of Gwendolyn Brooks’ centennial.

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

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April

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The April 19, 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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April

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Thursday, April 20, 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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April

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Thursday, April 20, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Stop by the library every Thursday for snacks and fun. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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April

Movie Matinee Magic - The Lego Movie

Thursday, April 20, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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April

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, April 20, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in and build both tech skills and confidence, trying a technology project especially for school-age kids.

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

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April

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, April 21, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Friday, April 21, 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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April

Frugal Poets' Guide to Life

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Chicago-based poet Cynthia Gallaher will read from her recent book, Frugal Poets' Guide to Life, and present a talk on creativity. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is part memoir, part life-coaching for poets (or those who’d like to live like one), part creativity guide, with a special section on the history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is a book to nurture any creative person, whether he or she is a musician, dancer, visual artist, fiction or nonfiction writer, or a poet.

Cynthia Gallaher’s published works include three full poetry collections and two poetry chapbooks, as well as the Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life. The Chicago Public Library lists her among its “Top 10 Requested Chicago Poets.”

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Monday, April 24, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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April

Teens @ the Library: Comic Book Crafts

Monday, April 24, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate World Book Day with comic book jewelry, games, and snacks. Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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April

Tuesdays at Ten: A Telescope at the South Pole

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Joaquin Vieira, Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Coordinator of Astronomy on Tap will discuss how the Universe began, its current status, and its eventual fate. He will talk about the history of the Universe, from the beginning, to the present day, and a bit about the future; with a focus on the empirical observations made over the past 100 years and describe how they were made and what they mean. He will also talk about his experience building a telescope on the South Pole.

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

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April

Teen STEAM: Engineering

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Try some cool hands-on experiments and learn while doing when the Engineering Ambassadors from the University of Illinois visit. For Middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Community Talks: Fire Safety and Prevention

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Join us every month for a new topic at our Community Talks @ Douglass series, co-sponsored by the Champaign Park District. This month, Fire Deputy Janet Maupin will present a seminar on fire safety and prevention.

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

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April

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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April

An Introduction to Seated Yoga

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

The Living Yoga Center's Steve Willette presents an introduction to seated yoga, a gentle, breath-focused practice that encourages flexibility and relaxation. This interactive program is appropriate for all fitness levels.

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

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April

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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April

Crafty Teens: Knitting and Crocheting

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? The iSchool Knitting Circle will show us how to create a really cool project using knitting and crocheting techniques. Middle and high school students can stop by the library for this amazing program that will include 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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April

DIY Kids: Q-Tip Flowers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Looking for signs of Spring? Come and make a unique bouquet of flowers using q-tips at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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April

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Michael J. La Due

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Drawing from his 30+ years as a poet, Michael J. La Due will talk about the art of poetry and read from his work at this National Poetry Month celebration. A longtime Champaign councilman, La Due has read verse across the U.S. and workshopped with Hettie Jones and and Willie Perdomo. He has participated in the Illinois Arts Council–funded Jazz Poetry Project; the U of I Jazz Threads program, Jazz Vespers; and No Struggle...No Progress: Honoring Frederick Douglass, a SPEAK Cafe event at Krannert Art Museum.

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

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April

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, April 27, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Thursday, April 27, 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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April

Teen STEAM: Jungle in a Bottle

Thursday, April 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Create your own self-enclosed ecosystem using a soda bottle, dirt, charcoal, and a small plant! Open to Middle and High School students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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April

Movie Matinee Magic - Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1

Thursday, April 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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April

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, April 28, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Friday, April 28, 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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April

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, April 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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April

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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April

Build a Rocket

Saturday, April 29, 2017

12:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Build your own model rocket! The Central Illinois Aerospace Club will help students in grades 4 through 12 put together and launch their own model rocket. All materials will be provided. Please call the Douglass Branch at 217/403-2090 to sign up for this very special program today.

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

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April

¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS

Saturday, April 29, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS
Join the scientists from the University of Illinois chapter of SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences) for hands-on demonstrations and experiments. It might get messy, but will be a whole lot of fun! Presented in Spanish and English.

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

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April

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, April 30, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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April

In Concert at CPL: Girls Next Door

Sunday, April 30, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Come enjoy the compelling and dynamic music of University of Illinois' first female a cappella group, Girls Next Door. These twelve women perform music from almost every genre and captivate audiences of all ages.

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 01, 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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May

Teens @ the Library: Completely Comics

Monday, May 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

With Free Comic Book Day just around the corner, enjoy all things comic related! Make our own comics, discuss favorites and enjoy comic-themed treats. Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 02, 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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May

Tuesdays at Ten: Granular

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Agriculture is the new frontier for the world’s best technology. For the past five years, over $4 billion has been invested in helping bring new tech to make the world's and America’s farmers more efficient in growing our food supply. Granular is a company in this space helping farms organize and track their data with tools like their management software and land valuation platform, AcreValue.

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Dogs!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Learn about agility training for dogs and get the chance to pet some pups at this fun, furry program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 02, 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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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 03, 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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May

Teen STEAM: Bugs!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Get up close with some exciting insects when entomology students from the U of I bring over some bugs for you to examine. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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May

DIY Kids: Glow in the Dark Bottle

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own glow-in-the-dark bottle that recharges with sunlight at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 04, 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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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 04, 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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May

Movie Matinee Magic - Sing!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

An Evening with Terry McMillan

Thursday, May 04, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

We welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan to talk about writing and life, at a special after-hours event. McMillan was born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan, and discovered her love of literature while shelving books at the local library. She burst onto the literary scene in 1987 with her New York Times bestseller Mama. Her signature humor, wisdom, and warmth made Waiting to Exhale, A Day Late and A Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Getting to Happy, Disappearing Acts, and Who Asked You? all New York Times bestsellers. Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were made into award-winning movies, and Disappearing Acts and A Day Late and A Dollar Short were adapted into made-for-TV movies. McMillan’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide. A signing will follow the talk, and copies of I Almost Forgot About You will be available for purchase. Part of the Great Authors at the Library series.

**Reservations required. Sign up starts April 20 at 10 am.**

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

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 05, 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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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 05, 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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May

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 06, 2017

11:00 AM — 4:00 PM

Free Comic Book Day is back and bigger! This year we'll have comic book giveaways and activities for all ages. Costume contest, photo ops, and pub-style trivia as well as a lounge showing superhero-themed movies and TV shows.

Schedule:
11 AM - begin giving out free comics
Noon - Pub-style Trivia
2 PM - Damian Duffy, author of NYT #1 bestselling Graphic Novel, "Kindred"
3 PM - book signing with Damain Duffy

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

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May

Damian Duffy author talk on Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 06, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

New York Times bestselling author will speak about his experiences adapting "Kindred" by Octavia Butler into a graphic novel. A question/answer panel will follow, so bring your questions, and Mr. Duffy will sign any of his works, so bring your personal copy! If you haven't bought one yet, G-Mart Comics will have copies to purchase.

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 08, 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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May

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Monday, May 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join us as we play some games, have a snack and enjoy our time at the library. Open to Middle and High School students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 09, 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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May

Tuesdays at Ten: Unlocking the Secrets of Mummies with Technology

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Looking Inside an Egyptian Mummy: Retired archaeologist and local mystery author Dr. Sarah Wisseman presents the fascinating results of X-rays and CT-scans of a Spurlock Museum mummy. This talk illustrates how University of Illinois and Carle Hospital researchers investigated Egyptian embalming techniques, the decoration on the outside of the mummy, and the life and death of the child inside.

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join us for a snack and some games and fun in this teen lounge. Open to Middle and High School students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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May

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 09, 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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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 10, 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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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

May Sales:
• 50% Off Computers & Business
• May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
• May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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May

Teen STEAM: Green Screen Photography

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Have you ever imagined yourself in outer space? Lunching with Beyonce? Middle and high school students are invited to use our green screen to make all sorts of dreams come true--or at least look that way! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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May

DIY Kids: Mother's Day Gift

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Show Mom or another special person in your life that you “love them to pieces” by making a gift with recycled puzzle pieces at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 11, 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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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 11, 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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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, May 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.

May Sales:
• 50% Off Computers & Business
• May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
• May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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May

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 11, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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May

Teen STEAM: Screen Printing

Thursday, May 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Learn how to print your own designs onto fabric! Teens will work in groups to create a design, transfer it to the screen, and then print it on canvas tote bags using screen printing ink. Open to Middle and High School Students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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May

Ben's Bells Project: Spreading Kindness Through Creativity

Thursday, May 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, May 11, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in and build both tech skills and confidence, trying a technology project especially for school-age kids.

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

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 12, 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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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 12, 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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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, May 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.

May Sales:
• 50% Off Computers & Business
• May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
• May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, May 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.

May Sales:
• 50% Off Computers & Business
• May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
• May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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May

Class Act Showstoppers

Saturday, May 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

The Class Act Showstoppers will entertain audiences of all ages with their musical revue featuring Broadway and popular songs. These talented young performers, ages 9-14, will brighten your afternoon!

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

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, May 14, 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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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 15, 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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May

Teens @ the Library

Monday, May 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Tea Tasting

Monday, May 15, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Stop by and sample the tea served by the café at the library. Columbia Street Roastery will be on hand to talk about all things tea. Part of the library's "Here's to Health: Mind & Body Wellness" spring series.

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 16, 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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May

Tuesdays at Ten: The Product Manufactory

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

The Product Manufactory is a team of designers, engineers, and creatives that bring the Research & Design department into businesses that do not have one, or are seeking a new prospective on current initiatives. With 9,000 square feet of dedicated design and prototyping space in Urbana, Illinois and a second office location in Chicago, they offer a variety of product development services, some of which include: product concept and development, PCB prototyping, product and project consulting, modeling and prototyping, color and shape design, electronic design and layout, mechanical design and analysis, packaging and design, product and industrial design.

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 16, 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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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 17, 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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May

Crafty Teens: Beach Potpourri

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Create the illusion of ocean breezes and sandy toes by making a potpourri that smells like the beach! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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May

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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May

DIY Kids: Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Learn about reflection by making your own colorful kaleidoscope at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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May

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 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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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 18, 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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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 18, 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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May

Teens @ the Library

Thursday, May 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Stop by the library every Thursday for snacks and fun. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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May

Movie Matinee Magic - Inside Out

Thursday, May 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 19, 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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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 19, 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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May

Bingo Blast!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

B-I-N-G-O...and Bingo is the game!

Everybody likes Bingo, an easy-paced game for all ages. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon filled with prizes, popcorn, and fun for the whole family!

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

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May

Blast Off with Summer Reading: The Sky's the Limit!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

LET'S GET READY to read together all summer long with The Sky's the Limit Summer Reading Club (May 21–Aug 21) for kids, teens, and grown-ups. Join us for an all-ages community celebration of reading--with live music, face painting, storytimes, and more!

Sunday, May 21, Schedule of Events
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Front porch:
1:00 Rocky Maffit & Chad Dunn Percussion Duo
3:00 Michael Moxie & Satina, Juggling & Hoops
5:00 Noah I. Brown Gospel Group

Robeson Pavilion:
2:00 Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music
3:00 Schlomo & The Schleptet Klezmer Band
4:00 Mo’ Betta Music Ensemble (ages 11-18)

Nate & Lillie Story Room:
1:30 Babies Love Books Storytime
2:30 & 3:30 David Howie "Kindie" Concert
4:30 Star Wars Storytime

Roving:
J.R. Thomas, Magician
Michael Moxie, Juggler
Face Painting

FriendShop Bookstore:
3:00 Opening Reception: "The Art Connection" An exhibition featuring 40+ student artists curated by their art teachers: Emily Young, Stratton Elementary; Grant Thomas, Barkstall Elementary; and Holly Hummel, International Prep Academy.
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Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

>> And on August 21 enjoy Eclipse Magic--when we'll party in the shadow of the moon! (Aug 21, 12-2 pm)


Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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May

Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

Sunday, May 21, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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


>> Don't miss the rest of the afternoon's fun, featuring live music, face painting, celebrity storytimes, and more! Blast Off with Summer Reading: The Sky's the Limit! 1-6 pm

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 22, 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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May

Teen STEAM : Cosmic Creations

Monday, May 22, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Come make a galaxy in a jar or a 3D printed planet at this exciting program for middle and high school students. We'll also have snacks that are out of this world!

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 23, 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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May

Tuesdays at Ten: Photonicare Inc.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Ryan Shelton, CEO and Co-founder of Photonicare, will be here to discuss his company and how they are revolutionizing healthcare by providing physicians with better diagnostic tools. With three young children, two of whom have experienced chronic ear disease, he set out to improve on the common otoscope and create one that can look through the eardrum and into the middle ear to enable a more accurate view of ear disease. Photonicare’s otoscope uses near infra-red light, in a way similar to ultrasound, using the light to build up images of the inner ear.

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Community Talks: Addiction

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Join us every month for a new topic at our Community Talks @ Douglass series, co-sponsored by the Champaign Park District. This month, a representative from Rosecrance Crisis Services will discuss addiction in adolescents and adults including prevention, intervention, and detoxification.

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 23, 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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May

BioCafe: Fantastic Microbes and Where to Find Them

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

The second installment of the BioCafe series, presented in collaboration with the University of Illinois School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, features Dr. Steven R. Blanke, Professor of Microbiology, discussing "Fantastic Microbes and Where to Find Them: Unexpected Ways the Hidden World of Microorganisms Affects our Health and Well-Being."

We live in a world where microorganisms are considered warily as
mysterious, invisible creatures, most often linked to human sickness and disease. However the vast majority of microbes are not dangerous, and many contribute to human health in complex and unexpected ways. In our own bodies, the human-microbe distinction has become blurred, as microbial cells outnumber our own cells, and more importantly, contribute novel functions important to our well-being. Upon leaving this discussion, you will have a completely new view of humans and their microbes, as well as exciting new ways that microbes could be used for personalized medicine.

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

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 24, 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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May

DIY Kids: Yarn Braid Key Chain

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own decorative yarn braid keychain with beads at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 25, 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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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 25, 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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May

Movie Matinee Magic - Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, May 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 26, 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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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 26, 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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May

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, May 26, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, May 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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May

Read to the Dogs

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Practice reading aloud with some of the best listeners around. Read to the Dogs will visit the library for a howling good time. We'll have some great dog stories with some wonderful guest dogs with which you can share them.

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

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May

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, May 28, 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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May

Library Closed - Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 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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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 30, 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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May

Tuesdays at Ten: Zealous

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Zealous Co-founder and CEO, Paul Min, will be here to tell us about his matchmaking platform that helps consumers find their optimal attorney. Zealous is making a usually complicated and stressful experience, finding a lawyer, so much easier. Users answer a few questions and Zealous’s algorithm filters according to user-defined features and preferences.

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 30, 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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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 31, 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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May

DIY Kids: Collage Animal Marionettes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your playful marionettes using paper rolls and yarn at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      April

      Edison Middle School Jazz Band Concert

      Saturday, April 01, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      The Edison Middle School Jazz Band will be shakin’, rattlin’, and swingin’ in the library. Come listen to an afternoon of cool jazz. For all ages.

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, April 03, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      April

      Teen STEAM: New Tech for Teens

      Monday, April 03, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Wanting to try the latest gadget? Middle and high school students are invited to test hot technology provided by guest presenters from Best Buy. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, April 04, 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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      April

      Teen STEAM: Engineering

      Tuesday, April 04, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Try some cool hands-on experiments and learn while doing when the Engineering Ambassadors from the University of Illinois visit. For Middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, April 04, 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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      April

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, April 05, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      April

      Geek Wednesdays: Pokemon

      Wednesday, April 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. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      DIY Kids: Recycled Material Bird Feeder

      Wednesday, April 05, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Welcome the birds back with this fun and easy recycled craft at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      April

      Knitting Workshop: Top Down Shawl with Stephen West

      Wednesday, April 05, 2017

      6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

      This workshop is full. Please join us for the knitting circle featuring Stephen West on Saturday, April 8 at 3 PM.

      Stephen West uses his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will start a triangular shawl shape while exploring the garter tab cast on, increases, adding textures/colors, and learning about Stephen's favorite bind offs and finishing tricks. This workshop is suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond. A supply list will be provided to registered participants.

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

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      April

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, April 06, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, April 06, 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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      April

      Crafty Teens: Plushies

      Thursday, April 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join Grace from the Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab to learn how to make your own miniature plushies! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Movie Matinee Magic - Mary Poppins

      Thursday, April 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      April

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, April 07, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, April 07, 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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      April

      Knitting Circle with Stephen West

      Saturday, April 08, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Join knitter, dancer, and knitwear designer Stephen West for a casual, drop-in knitting circle. Beginners are welcome!

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

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      April

      Music & Dance Performance with Stephen West's Knitted Creations

      Saturday, April 08, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Costumed in knitter Stephen West's creations, 10 musicians and dancers will perform in and around the library. The performers are students in COLAB, an interdisciplinary class at the University of Illinois, taught by Kirstie Simson, associate professor of dance. Stephen West is based in Brooklyn and known world-over for his inventive and beautiful knitting patterns. He will talk about his work after the performance.

      Love to knit? Just learning? Stop by before the show, 3-4 pm, to join a Knitting Circle with Stephen West. You'll have a chance to talk with him and meet other area knitting enthusiasts.

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

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      April

      Human Library

      Sunday, April 09, 2017

      2:00 PM — 5:30 PM

      Chat with a human book! The Human Library Champaign-Urbana offers a chance to break down barriers and chat with a community member about an aspect of their identity. “Book” titles include: Borderline Personality Disorder, Black Muslim, Woman in Technology, and more!

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, April 10, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      April

      Teens @ the Library : Teen Lounge

      Monday, April 10, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Come join us for food and fun during our Teen Lounge. Try out our collection of LittleBits circuits, or compose a symphony using a makey-makey machine. We'll have some games and activities and of course a snack. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Intro to Circus Arts

      Monday, April 10, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Learn how to juggle, tumble, and clown at this circus-centric workshop taught by local ringmaster Joe Reichlin!

      Part of "Libraries Transform!" National Library Week celebrations, April 8-15. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      April

      Tuesdays at Ten: AARP Tech Nest

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      In 2016, AARP embarked on exciting new partnership with the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to work with students and faculty developing technology to support their mission. The technology lab, named The Tech Nest, creates an environment conducive to learning, innovation, and growth. Led by Miranda Kemp, the lab is equipped to scale up to 22 student contractors, who work full time during the summer and part time during spring and fall semesters.

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

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      April

      Teens @ the Library : National Library Week

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join us for an afternoon of bookish fun, including book page crafts, lively discussion, snacks, and a raffle! Open to Middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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      April

      Goodnight Storytime: Spanish, Portuguese & English

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

      On April 11, our Goodnight Storytime program will welcome guest presenters from the UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for a tri-lingual storytime experience. The program will be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

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

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      April

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      April

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, April 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.

      April Sales:
      • 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
      • April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • April 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      April

      Geek Wednesdays: Bookmarks

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Come to the library to geek out with friends. Play games, have a snack, and use cool tech. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      DIY Kids: Recycled CD Clock

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own clock out of an old CD disc at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      April

      An Evening with Peter McCarty – Author of "Hondo & Fabian"

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      7:00 PM — 7:45 PM

      “Creating a book is a slow but worthwhile process.”
      —Peter McCarty, Author & Illustrator

      Join us for a fun and entertaining evening with children’s author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Peter McCarty. Peter has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including Bunny Dreams, Fall Ball, Chloe, which received four starred reviews, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Peter’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

      Peter McCarty is also the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes; T Is for Terrible; Little Bunny on the Move; and Moon Plane, a Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. Peter is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives with his wife and their two children in Clinton Corners, New York, where they get lots of snow.

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

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      April

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, April 13, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, April 13, 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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      April

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, April 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.

      April Sales:
      • 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
      • April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • April 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      April

      Teen STEAM: Forensics

      Thursday, April 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Use a variety of fingerprinting techniques, see luminol glow in the presence of blood, find the blood type in a blood sample, and look at animal hairs under a microscope in this hand-on forensic science introduction. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Movie Matinee Magic - The Tale of Despereaux

      Thursday, April 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      April

      Butterflies in My Backyard

      Thursday, April 13, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Come learn about pollination on the prairie with Lesley Deem of the UI Pollinatarium! Kids will have a chance to learn about and taste a variety of honeys and get to plant and take home their very own butterfly-attracting flower. For school-age kids.

      Presented in partnership with the Pollinatarium. Part of "Libraries Transform!" National Library Week celebrations, April 8-15. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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      April

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, April 14, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, April 14, 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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      April

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Friday, April 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.

      April Sales:
      • 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
      • April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • April 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      April

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, April 15, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

      April Sales:
      • 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
      • April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • April 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      April

      Physics Van

      Saturday, April 15, 2017

      11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      The Physics Van is coming! Join the scientists for exciting demonstrations and explanations. They’ll show you that science is worthwhile and fun, and they’ll challenge your mental picture of what kind of people scientists are. As long as you want to learn and have fun, there's a world of physics waiting to be discovered! The Physics Van is an outreach program of the University of Illinois Physics Department.

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

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      April

      Cinderella Pop-up Storytime

      Saturday, April 15, 2017

      11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Do your kids love stories—and all things Cinderella? Stop by the library for a pop-up storytime with costumed characters from Champaign Urbana Ballet (CU Ballet)'s production of “Cinderella.” Any child who loves the magic of theater or is enchanted by fairy tales will enjoy having a chance to be up close to a real-live ballerina and prince.


      Part of Libraries Transform! April 8-15 | Champaign Public Library National Library Week celebrations, including 39 events, live music, giveaways, and more! Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

      In addition to pop-up events like this one, your family can enjoy 11 storytimes every week at the library!

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

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      April

      Design a Game with CUDO Plays!

      Saturday, April 15, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Want to design your own board game? CUDO, the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization, will walk you through every step, from coming up with a concept to creating the rules and picking out pieces. At the end of the event, teams will present their games to the group and celebrate their hard work. A selection of game pieces and prototyping materials will be provided. Also, games from past CUDO Plays events will be showcased for inspiration. This is a great chance for a family to make a game together, or a group of friends to share ideas.

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

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      April

      Library Closed - Easter

      Sunday, April 16, 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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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, April 17, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      April

      Tuesdays at Ten: Technology in Dance Performance

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      John Toenjes, an associate professor and undergraduate director of Dance at Illinois, will be here to tell us about how Dance at Illinois is using technology to engage audiences during dance performances. Audience members at "February Dance: Designed Environments" were encouraged to download the CM2=E app that allowed them to hear interviews of the dancers, vote for their favorite dancing duet, and get invited onto the stage to join the dancers. John Toenjes is a pioneer in the use of mobile devices and apps in live performance; He said the aesthetic behind it is something he and his collaborators continue to experiment with.

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

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      April

      Teens @ the Library: Sewing 101

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Need to sew on a button? Learn some sewing basics at this program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      April

      Poetry Jam with the CU Poetry Group

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      Celebrate National Poetry Month with the poets from the CU Poetry Group performing their poetry in a casual, informal setting. The CU Poetry Group meets weekly to share poems and exchange honest feedback to make the poems better with an eye toward publication and public performance.

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

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      April

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      April

      Teen STEAM: Herbs

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Want to start your own herb garden? Middle and high school students can stop by and plant seeds to grow during the spring. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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      April

      DIY Kids: Poetry

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Create original poetry inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

      This special DIY Kids event is in honor of Gwendolyn Brooks’ centennial.

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

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      April

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

      The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The April 19, 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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      April

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, April 20, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, April 20, 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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      April

      Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

      Thursday, April 20, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Stop by the library every Thursday for snacks and fun. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Movie Matinee Magic - The Lego Movie

      Thursday, April 20, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      April

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, April 20, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Drop in and build both tech skills and confidence, trying a technology project especially for school-age kids.

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

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      April

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, April 21, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, April 21, 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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      April

      Frugal Poets' Guide to Life

      Saturday, April 22, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

      Chicago-based poet Cynthia Gallaher will read from her recent book, Frugal Poets' Guide to Life, and present a talk on creativity. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is part memoir, part life-coaching for poets (or those who’d like to live like one), part creativity guide, with a special section on the history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is a book to nurture any creative person, whether he or she is a musician, dancer, visual artist, fiction or nonfiction writer, or a poet.

      Cynthia Gallaher’s published works include three full poetry collections and two poetry chapbooks, as well as the Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life. The Chicago Public Library lists her among its “Top 10 Requested Chicago Poets.”

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, April 24, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      April

      Teens @ the Library: Comic Book Crafts

      Monday, April 24, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Celebrate World Book Day with comic book jewelry, games, and snacks. Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      April

      Tuesdays at Ten: A Telescope at the South Pole

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Joaquin Vieira, Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Coordinator of Astronomy on Tap will discuss how the Universe began, its current status, and its eventual fate. He will talk about the history of the Universe, from the beginning, to the present day, and a bit about the future; with a focus on the empirical observations made over the past 100 years and describe how they were made and what they mean. He will also talk about his experience building a telescope on the South Pole.

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

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      April

      Teen STEAM: Engineering

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Try some cool hands-on experiments and learn while doing when the Engineering Ambassadors from the University of Illinois visit. For Middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Community Talks: Fire Safety and Prevention

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

      Join us every month for a new topic at our Community Talks @ Douglass series, co-sponsored by the Champaign Park District. This month, Fire Deputy Janet Maupin will present a seminar on fire safety and prevention.

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

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      April

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      April

      An Introduction to Seated Yoga

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      The Living Yoga Center's Steve Willette presents an introduction to seated yoga, a gentle, breath-focused practice that encourages flexibility and relaxation. This interactive program is appropriate for all fitness levels.

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

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      April

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      April

      Crafty Teens: Knitting and Crocheting

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? The iSchool Knitting Circle will show us how to create a really cool project using knitting and crocheting techniques. Middle and high school students can stop by the library for this amazing program that will include 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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      April

      DIY Kids: Q-Tip Flowers

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Looking for signs of Spring? Come and make a unique bouquet of flowers using q-tips at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      April

      Celebrate National Poetry Month with Michael J. La Due

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      Drawing from his 30+ years as a poet, Michael J. La Due will talk about the art of poetry and read from his work at this National Poetry Month celebration. A longtime Champaign councilman, La Due has read verse across the U.S. and workshopped with Hettie Jones and and Willie Perdomo. He has participated in the Illinois Arts Council–funded Jazz Poetry Project; the U of I Jazz Threads program, Jazz Vespers; and No Struggle...No Progress: Honoring Frederick Douglass, a SPEAK Cafe event at Krannert Art Museum.

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

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      April

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, April 27, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, April 27, 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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      April

      Teen STEAM: Jungle in a Bottle

      Thursday, April 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Create your own self-enclosed ecosystem using a soda bottle, dirt, charcoal, and a small plant! Open to Middle and High School students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Movie Matinee Magic - Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1

      Thursday, April 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      April

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, April 28, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, April 28, 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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      April

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, April 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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      April

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, April 29, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      April

      Build a Rocket

      Saturday, April 29, 2017

      12:30 PM — 3:30 PM

      Build your own model rocket! The Central Illinois Aerospace Club will help students in grades 4 through 12 put together and launch their own model rocket. All materials will be provided. Please call the Douglass Branch at 217/403-2090 to sign up for this very special program today.

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

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      April

      ¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS

      Saturday, April 29, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      ¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS
      Join the scientists from the University of Illinois chapter of SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences) for hands-on demonstrations and experiments. It might get messy, but will be a whole lot of fun! Presented in Spanish and English.

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

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      April

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, April 30, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      April

      In Concert at CPL: Girls Next Door

      Sunday, April 30, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Come enjoy the compelling and dynamic music of University of Illinois' first female a cappella group, Girls Next Door. These twelve women perform music from almost every genre and captivate audiences of all ages.

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

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      May

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, May 01, 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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      May

      Teens @ the Library: Completely Comics

      Monday, May 01, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      With Free Comic Book Day just around the corner, enjoy all things comic related! Make our own comics, discuss favorites and enjoy comic-themed treats. Open to middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, May 02, 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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      May

      Tuesdays at Ten: Granular

      Tuesday, May 02, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Agriculture is the new frontier for the world’s best technology. For the past five years, over $4 billion has been invested in helping bring new tech to make the world's and America’s farmers more efficient in growing our food supply. Granular is a company in this space helping farms organize and track their data with tools like their management software and land valuation platform, AcreValue.

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

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      May

      Teens @ the Library: Dogs!

      Tuesday, May 02, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Learn about agility training for dogs and get the chance to pet some pups at this fun, furry program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, May 02, 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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      May

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, May 03, 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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      May

      Teen STEAM: Bugs!

      Wednesday, May 03, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Get up close with some exciting insects when entomology students from the U of I bring over some bugs for you to examine. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      DIY Kids: Glow in the Dark Bottle

      Wednesday, May 03, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own glow-in-the-dark bottle that recharges with sunlight at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      May

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, May 04, 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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      May

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, May 04, 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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      May

      Movie Matinee Magic - Sing!

      Thursday, May 04, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      May

      An Evening with Terry McMillan

      Thursday, May 04, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      We welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan to talk about writing and life, at a special after-hours event. McMillan was born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan, and discovered her love of literature while shelving books at the local library. She burst onto the literary scene in 1987 with her New York Times bestseller Mama. Her signature humor, wisdom, and warmth made Waiting to Exhale, A Day Late and A Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Getting to Happy, Disappearing Acts, and Who Asked You? all New York Times bestsellers. Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were made into award-winning movies, and Disappearing Acts and A Day Late and A Dollar Short were adapted into made-for-TV movies. McMillan’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide. A signing will follow the talk, and copies of I Almost Forgot About You will be available for purchase. Part of the Great Authors at the Library series.

      **Reservations required. Sign up starts April 20 at 10 am.**

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

      » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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      May

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, May 05, 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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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, May 05, 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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      May

      Free Comic Book Day

      Saturday, May 06, 2017

      11:00 AM — 4:00 PM

      Free Comic Book Day is back and bigger! This year we'll have comic book giveaways and activities for all ages. Costume contest, photo ops, and pub-style trivia as well as a lounge showing superhero-themed movies and TV shows.

      Schedule:
      11 AM - begin giving out free comics
      Noon - Pub-style Trivia
      2 PM - Damian Duffy, author of NYT #1 bestselling Graphic Novel, "Kindred"
      3 PM - book signing with Damain Duffy

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

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      May

      Damian Duffy author talk on Free Comic Book Day

      Saturday, May 06, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      New York Times bestselling author will speak about his experiences adapting "Kindred" by Octavia Butler into a graphic novel. A question/answer panel will follow, so bring your questions, and Mr. Duffy will sign any of his works, so bring your personal copy! If you haven't bought one yet, G-Mart Comics will have copies to purchase.

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

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      May

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, May 08, 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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      May

      Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

      Monday, May 08, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join us as we play some games, have a snack and enjoy our time at the library. Open to Middle and High School students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, May 09, 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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      May

      Tuesdays at Ten: Unlocking the Secrets of Mummies with Technology

      Tuesday, May 09, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Looking Inside an Egyptian Mummy: Retired archaeologist and local mystery author Dr. Sarah Wisseman presents the fascinating results of X-rays and CT-scans of a Spurlock Museum mummy. This talk illustrates how University of Illinois and Carle Hospital researchers investigated Egyptian embalming techniques, the decoration on the outside of the mummy, and the life and death of the child inside.

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

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      May

      Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, May 09, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join us for a snack and some games and fun in this teen lounge. Open to Middle and High School students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, May 09, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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      May

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, May 09, 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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      May

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, May 10, 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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      May

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, May 10, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

      May Sales:
      • 50% Off Computers & Business
      • May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      May

      Teen STEAM: Green Screen Photography

      Wednesday, May 10, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Have you ever imagined yourself in outer space? Lunching with Beyonce? Middle and high school students are invited to use our green screen to make all sorts of dreams come true--or at least look that way! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      DIY Kids: Mother's Day Gift

      Wednesday, May 10, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Show Mom or another special person in your life that you “love them to pieces” by making a gift with recycled puzzle pieces at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      May

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, May 11, 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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      May

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, May 11, 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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      May

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, May 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.

      May Sales:
      • 50% Off Computers & Business
      • May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      May

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, May 11, 2017

      1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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      May

      Teen STEAM: Screen Printing

      Thursday, May 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Learn how to print your own designs onto fabric! Teens will work in groups to create a design, transfer it to the screen, and then print it on canvas tote bags using screen printing ink. Open to Middle and High School Students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      Ben's Bells Project: Spreading Kindness Through Creativity

      Thursday, May 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      May

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, May 11, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Drop in and build both tech skills and confidence, trying a technology project especially for school-age kids.

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

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      May

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, May 12, 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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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, May 12, 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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      May

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Friday, May 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.

      May Sales:
      • 50% Off Computers & Business
      • May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      May

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, May 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.

      May Sales:
      • 50% Off Computers & Business
      • May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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      May

      Class Act Showstoppers

      Saturday, May 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      The Class Act Showstoppers will entertain audiences of all ages with their musical revue featuring Broadway and popular songs. These talented young performers, ages 9-14, will brighten your afternoon!

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

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      May

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, May 14, 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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      May

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, May 15, 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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      May

      Teens @ the Library

      Monday, May 15, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      May

      Tea Tasting

      Monday, May 15, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      Stop by and sample the tea served by the café at the library. Columbia Street Roastery will be on hand to talk about all things tea. Part of the library's "Here's to Health: Mind & Body Wellness" spring series.

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

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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, May 16, 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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      May

      Tuesdays at Ten: The Product Manufactory

      Tuesday, May 16, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      The Product Manufactory is a team of designers, engineers, and creatives that bring the Research & Design department into businesses that do not have one, or are seeking a new prospective on current initiatives. With 9,000 square feet of dedicated design and prototyping space in Urbana, Illinois and a second office location in Chicago, they offer a variety of product development services, some of which include: product concept and development, PCB prototyping, product and project consulting, modeling and prototyping, color and shape design, electronic design and layout, mechanical design and analysis, packaging and design, product and industrial design.

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

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      May

      Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, May 16, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      May

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, May 16, 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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      May

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, May 17, 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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      May

      Crafty Teens: Beach Potpourri

      Wednesday, May 17, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Create the illusion of ocean breezes and sandy toes by making a potpourri that smells like the beach! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, May 17, 2017

      3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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      May

      DIY Kids: Kaleidoscope

      Wednesday, May 17, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Learn about reflection by making your own colorful kaleidoscope at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      May

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, May 17, 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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      May

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, May 18, 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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      May

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, May 18, 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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      May

      Teens @ the Library

      Thursday, May 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Stop by the library every Thursday for snacks and fun. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      May

      Movie Matinee Magic - Inside Out

      Thursday, May 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      May

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, May 19, 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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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, May 19, 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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      May

      Bingo Blast!

      Saturday, May 20, 2017

      1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      B-I-N-G-O...and Bingo is the game!

      Everybody likes Bingo, an easy-paced game for all ages. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon filled with prizes, popcorn, and fun for the whole family!

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

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      May

      Blast Off with Summer Reading: The Sky's the Limit!

      Sunday, May 21, 2017

      1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

      LET'S GET READY to read together all summer long with The Sky's the Limit Summer Reading Club (May 21–Aug 21) for kids, teens, and grown-ups. Join us for an all-ages community celebration of reading--with live music, face painting, storytimes, and more!

      Sunday, May 21, Schedule of Events
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      Front porch:
      1:00 Rocky Maffit & Chad Dunn Percussion Duo
      3:00 Michael Moxie & Satina, Juggling & Hoops
      5:00 Noah I. Brown Gospel Group

      Robeson Pavilion:
      2:00 Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music
      3:00 Schlomo & The Schleptet Klezmer Band
      4:00 Mo’ Betta Music Ensemble (ages 11-18)

      Nate & Lillie Story Room:
      1:30 Babies Love Books Storytime
      2:30 & 3:30 David Howie "Kindie" Concert
      4:30 Star Wars Storytime

      Roving:
      J.R. Thomas, Magician
      Michael Moxie, Juggler
      Face Painting

      FriendShop Bookstore:
      3:00 Opening Reception: "The Art Connection" An exhibition featuring 40+ student artists curated by their art teachers: Emily Young, Stratton Elementary; Grant Thomas, Barkstall Elementary; and Holly Hummel, International Prep Academy.
      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
      Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

      >> And on August 21 enjoy Eclipse Magic--when we'll party in the shadow of the moon! (Aug 21, 12-2 pm)


      Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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      May

      Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

      Sunday, May 21, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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


      >> Don't miss the rest of the afternoon's fun, featuring live music, face painting, celebrity storytimes, and more! Blast Off with Summer Reading: The Sky's the Limit! 1-6 pm

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

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      May

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, May 22, 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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      May

      Teen STEAM : Cosmic Creations

      Monday, May 22, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Come make a galaxy in a jar or a 3D printed planet at this exciting program for middle and high school students. We'll also have snacks that are out of this world!

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

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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, May 23, 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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      May

      Tuesdays at Ten: Photonicare Inc.

      Tuesday, May 23, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Ryan Shelton, CEO and Co-founder of Photonicare, will be here to discuss his company and how they are revolutionizing healthcare by providing physicians with better diagnostic tools. With three young children, two of whom have experienced chronic ear disease, he set out to improve on the common otoscope and create one that can look through the eardrum and into the middle ear to enable a more accurate view of ear disease. Photonicare’s otoscope uses near infra-red light, in a way similar to ultrasound, using the light to build up images of the inner ear.

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

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      May

      Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, May 23, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      May

      Community Talks: Addiction

      Tuesday, May 23, 2017

      6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

      Join us every month for a new topic at our Community Talks @ Douglass series, co-sponsored by the Champaign Park District. This month, a representative from Rosecrance Crisis Services will discuss addiction in adolescents and adults including prevention, intervention, and detoxification.

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

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      May

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, May 23, 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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      May

      BioCafe: Fantastic Microbes and Where to Find Them

      Tuesday, May 23, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      The second installment of the BioCafe series, presented in collaboration with the University of Illinois School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, features Dr. Steven R. Blanke, Professor of Microbiology, discussing "Fantastic Microbes and Where to Find Them: Unexpected Ways the Hidden World of Microorganisms Affects our Health and Well-Being."

      We live in a world where microorganisms are considered warily as
      mysterious, invisible creatures, most often linked to human sickness and disease. However the vast majority of microbes are not dangerous, and many contribute to human health in complex and unexpected ways. In our own bodies, the human-microbe distinction has become blurred, as microbial cells outnumber our own cells, and more importantly, contribute novel functions important to our well-being. Upon leaving this discussion, you will have a completely new view of humans and their microbes, as well as exciting new ways that microbes could be used for personalized medicine.

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

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      May

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, May 24, 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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      May

      DIY Kids: Yarn Braid Key Chain

      Wednesday, May 24, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own decorative yarn braid keychain with beads at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      May

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, May 25, 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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      May

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, May 25, 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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      May

      Movie Matinee Magic - Beauty and the Beast

      Thursday, May 25, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      May

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, May 26, 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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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, May 26, 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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      May

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, May 26, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      May

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, May 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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      May

      Read to the Dogs

      Saturday, May 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Practice reading aloud with some of the best listeners around. Read to the Dogs will visit the library for a howling good time. We'll have some great dog stories with some wonderful guest dogs with which you can share them.

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

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      May

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, May 28, 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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      May

      Library Closed - Memorial Day

      Monday, May 29, 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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      May

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, May 30, 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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      May

      Tuesdays at Ten: Zealous

      Tuesday, May 30, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      Zealous Co-founder and CEO, Paul Min, will be here to tell us about his matchmaking platform that helps consumers find their optimal attorney. Zealous is making a usually complicated and stressful experience, finding a lawyer, so much easier. Users answer a few questions and Zealous’s algorithm filters according to user-defined features and preferences.

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

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      May

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, May 30, 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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      May

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, May 31, 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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      May

      DIY Kids: Collage Animal Marionettes

      Wednesday, May 31, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your playful marionettes using paper rolls and yarn at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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