July 2018

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

July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 02, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Kids Create Apps

Monday, July 02, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16

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

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July

Fab Lab

Monday, July 02, 2018

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Try out your maker skills when experts from the Fab Lab with some of their cool equipment. Registration required.

Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
• June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
• June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
• July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
• July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
• Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

• Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Fit & Fabulous: Zumba Gold

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

This week: Zumba Gold with Rachel Z. If you like dancing, you'll love Zumba Gold!

Fit & Fabulous
Tuesdays at 10 am

6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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July

Fab Lab

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Try out your maker skills when experts from the Fab Lab with some of their cool equipment. Registration required.

Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
• June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
• June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
• July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
• July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
• Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

• Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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July

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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July

Library Closed - Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

All Day

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

» All Branches

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July

Start & Grow Your Business: Building Bylaws for Non-Profits

Thursday, July 05, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

If you're considering starting a non-profit organization or if you're in the early stages of setting up your 501(c)(3), this seminar is for you! We will show you how the library's resources can help you develop your mission, build your bylaws, and research your financial projections.

The seminar runs from 8:00-9:00 am, with optional networking from 9:00-9:30. Doors open at 7:45 am. Registration is recommended. We invite you to bring your own laptop, or you may reserve one by indicating so in the notes field below or by calling 217-403-2078. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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July

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 05, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Thursday, July 05, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Geronimo Stilton Book Club, week 1

Thursday, July 05, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!

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

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July

Teen Scene

Thursday, July 05, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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July

Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship

Thursday, July 05, 2018

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM

ADME is a seven week program that will assist entrepreneurs that have recently started businesses. Applicants will bring their great ideas, passion and drive to harness their business mindset to develop and grow.

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

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July

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, July 05, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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July

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, July 06, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Friday, July 06, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

$5 First Fridays

Friday, July 06, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Live! Music for Kids: The Dulcimer Guy

Saturday, July 07, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Mike Anderson brings songs, stories, a boingy-boingy thing, a clackity-clack thing, a noseflute, and more for a dynamic performance that keeps audiences, young and old, entranced.

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 09, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Kids Create Apps

Monday, July 09, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Fit & Fabulous: Virginia Theatre Happenings

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

This week: Virginia Theatre Happenings. Get the low down on all the great events going on this summer and fall at the beautiful Virginia Theatre.

Fit & Fabulous
Tuesdays at 10 am

6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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July

Government Grants for Your Small Business: USDA SBIR Workshop

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is an excellent opportunity for innovators, entrepreneurs, small business owners, startups and others with novel ideas to fund and commercialize their research. The SBIR Program was created to stimulate technological innovation, provide seed capital for early stage research and development with commercial potential, and increase private sector commercialization of innovations. This program is presented by University of Illinois Extension in partnership with the Champaign Public Library.

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is recommended.

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

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July

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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July

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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July

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

DIY Kids: Sea Creature Crafts

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Create a collection of underwater creatures at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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July

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 12, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Thursday, July 12, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, July 12, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, July 12, 2018

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Summer 2018 titles are:

Jun. 14: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman
Jul. 12: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande
Aug. 9: The Light of Paris Eleanor Brown

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

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July

Geronimo Stilton Book Club, week 2

Thursday, July 12, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!

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

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July

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, July 12, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

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

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July

The Big Crush

Thursday, July 12, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Calling all junior engineers! Your goal is to create, build, and test a structure made with every day stuff from around the house. Which designs will survive?

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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July

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, July 13, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Friday, July 13, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, July 13, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, July 14, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Wings of Wonder

Saturday, July 14, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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July

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, July 15, 2018

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 16, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Kids Create Apps

Monday, July 16, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Fit & Fabulous: Seated Yoga

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

This week: Seated Yoga with Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center

Fit & Fabulous
Tuesdays at 10 am

6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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July

Superhero Family Yoga

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Calling all superheroes! Power up your body and mind with Superhero Yoga for kids and families. We’ll stretch, breathe, and move like your favorite characters to enhance our superpowers: flexibility, strength, and coordination. Superhero costumes encouraged! Please bring a blanket or towel. For kids of all ages and their families.

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

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July

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM

ADME is a seven week program that will assist entrepreneurs that have recently started businesses. Applicants will bring their great ideas, passion and drive to harness their business mindset to develop and grow.

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

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July

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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July

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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July

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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July

DIY Kids: Pool Noodle Structures

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Build unique structures out of pool noodles and toothpicks at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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July

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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July

Business Roundtable

Thursday, July 19, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Do you have a burning question about your startup? Are you looking to expand your network and engage with a community of your entrepreneurial peers? Come to our roundtables! Guided by knowledgeable mentors, roundtables are a forum for entrepreneurs to workshop new ideas, find solutions to problems, and meet other entrepreneurs.

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

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July

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Geronimo Stilton Book Club, week 3

Thursday, July 19, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!

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

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July

Teen Scene

Thursday, July 19, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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July

Family Music Night

Thursday, July 19, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

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

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

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July

Marketing Workshop Series: Digital Marketing Metrics

Friday, July 20, 2018

9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

In order to make strategic marketing decisions, you need to understand your online audience, how customers found you, how effective your campaigns were, and more. Reviewing your digital marketing metrics will help you answer these questions. Start making smarter marketing decisions by simply understanding your digital marketing metrics.

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

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

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July

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, July 20, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Friday, July 20, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Live! Music for Kids: Super Stolie

Saturday, July 21, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Are you ready to rock? Super Stolie’s energetic, interactive show inspires the silliness in everyone. Performing on acoustic guitar and with her magical looping pedal, she serves up a dynamic batch of fun, original kids’ songs, nursery rhymes and popular cover tunes. Fueled by the energy of the kids in front of her, Super Stolie engages with a mix of singing, dancing, movement challenges, guessing games, balancing, jumping, freeze-dance, high fives, colorful scarves, and her signature ‘Rockstar Jump!’

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 23, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Kids Create Apps Showcase

Monday, July 23, 2018

1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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July

Getting to Know Android Devices

Monday, July 23, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

In this class, we’ll explore basic features of android tablets, including changing settings, how to download apps, and using hand gestures. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own android device to class. No prior experience with tablets is necessary. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Fit & Fabulous: Backyard Birding

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

This week: Backyard Birdwatching with Sara Johnson from Champaign County Audubon Society.

Fit & Fabulous
Tuesdays at 10 am

6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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July

Entrepreneurship 101 for Teens

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

10:00 AM — 2:30 PM

Business Specialist Stephanie Pitts-Noggle and Youth Entrepreneurship Expert Bob Nelson will show teens what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Part of the Power Up at the Library Summer Series. Registration required.

Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
• June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
• June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
• July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
• July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
• Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

• Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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July

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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July

Power Up with Healthy Eating: Reading Nutrition Labels

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Power up your knowledge of healthy eating and learn how to correctly interpret the nutrition labels on the back of food packages.

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

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July

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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July

3D Printing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Come in to the library and make 3D creations with UIUC's Mechanical Engineering Department. Registration required.

Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
• June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
• June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
• July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
• July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
• Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

• Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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July

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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July

Getting to Know iPhones and iPads

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

In this class, we’ll explore basic features of ipads, including changing settings, how to download apps, and using hand gestures. This is a hands-on class so please bring your ipad to class. No prior experience with tablets is necessary. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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July

DIY Kids: Melted Snowman Slime

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your very own melted snowman slime at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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July

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, July 26, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Thursday, July 26, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Geronimo Stilton Book Club, week 4

Thursday, July 26, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!

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

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July

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, July 26, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

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

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July

Family Fun Night - Games!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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July

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, July 27, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Friday, July 27, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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July

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, July 27, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, July 28, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

Magic with Tim Stolba

Saturday, July 28, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Get ready to be awed, dazzled, astonished, and even stupefied! Tim Stolba stands out as one of the Midwest's premiere magicians! He has amazed and entertained audiences of all ages for over three decades!

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

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July

Tech Test Drive

Sunday, July 29, 2018

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Did you know we have Chromebooks, Hotspots, and Kindles available for checkout? Drop in to talk with our technology experts. Get your questions answered about devices, ebooks, and more

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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July

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, July 29, 2018

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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July

In Concert at CPL: Kayla Brown

Sunday, July 29, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of music by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kayla Brown! Born and raised in the Champaign-Urbana area, Kayla's approach to folk and indie can be described as enchantingly soulful.

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

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July

Babies Love Books

Monday, July 30, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Monday, July 30, 2018

11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

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

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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July

Intro to Microsoft Word

Monday, July 30, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will guide you through learning how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word 2016, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and text-based formatting like font size and style. This is a hands-on activity-based class with training laptops provided. Knowledge of mouse and keyboard skills are helpful. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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July

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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July

Fit & Fabulous: Volunteering Opportunities

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

This week: Volunteering Opportunities with the United Way of Champaign County. Find out how you can help others in our community.

Fit & Fabulous
Tuesdays at 10 am

6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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July

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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July

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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August

Intro to Microsoft Word

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will guide you through learning how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word 2016, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and text-based formatting like font size and style. This is a hands-on activity-based class with training laptops provided. Knowledge of mouse and keyboard skills are helpful. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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August

Riggs Beer Company: Starting a Business When You Don't Have Daddy's Money

Thursday, August 02, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Part of the Start & Grow Your Business Seminar Series.

If your pedigree doesn't include family money, an Ivy League MBA, or a network of Wall Street cronies, starting a successful business takes considerable guts and guile. When Champaign County natives Matt and Darin Riggs and their wives Caroline and Gail decided to use their family's 5th generation farm to fulfill their dream of brewing beer, they knew they were taking an enormous risk--something foreign to a wealthy insider with lots of connections and little to lose. After years of careful preparation, meticulous research, and lots of hard work, the Riggs family has grown their brand to regional renown--and with it their understanding of how to make a seemingly rigged system work for them.

The seminar runs from 8:00-9:00 am, with optional networking from 9:00-9:30. Doors open at 7:45 am. Registration is recommended. We invite you to bring your own laptop, or you may reserve one by indicating so in the notes field below or by calling 217-403-2078. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 02, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Fun with "Green Eggs and Ham"

Thursday, August 02, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Please join us for summer fun featuring Dr. Seuss brought to you by the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation and presented by the Earth Partners Ag Literacy Program.

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

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August

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, August 02, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 03, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

$5 First Fridays

Friday, August 03, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Live! Music for Kids: Mystic Drumz

Saturday, August 04, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join the fun in this musical adventure to find Marshmallow Island. Meet the hilarious characters who color the show with a splash of silly. It's an adventure in world music blending multicultural themes, incredible sound effects, and electric instruments.

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

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August

Intro to Flower Arranging

Sunday, August 05, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

COME LEARN how to make your own bouquet from master flower arranger, Joan of Old Town Flowers. Each participant will create their own bouquet to take home with them.

Registration for this event will open on Monday, July 16.

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

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August

Babies Love Books

Monday, August 06, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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August

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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August

Power Up! Soccer Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

Power up your soccer skills with this family-friendly workshop lead by the head coach for women's soccer at University of Illinois, Janet Rayfield.

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

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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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August

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

3rd Annual Food Truck Rally

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

4:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Books and food—what could be sweeter? Join us in the parking lot for our 3rd annual Food Truck Rally!

We are back again this year with another round of music, street performers, and, most importantly, the best food trucks in Champaign!

FOOD:
Cool Bliss/Popped Bliss
Cracked
Dragon Fire Pizza
Fusilli Tony's Italian Food
Kona Ice
NitroCup
The Pop Stop Inc.
Smoked
Snack Shack
TK's Cheesesteaks

MUSIC & MORE:
Timbalú
Jenelle Ocherton Quartet
Schlomo & the Schleptet
Chase Baby
Katie Flynn
Michael Moxie, juggling
Joyful Bubbles
Wild Style Design Co. facepainting

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 09, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Stop Motion Animation

Thursday, August 09, 2018

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Join us to create your own stop motion animation videos. In this interactive event, you will use fun and unique apps and tools to make your own videos that you can share with your family and friends! Registration required.

Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
• June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
• June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
• July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
• July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
• Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

• Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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August

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, August 09, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, August 09, 2018

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Summer 2018 titles are:

Jun. 14: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman
Jul. 12: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande
Aug. 9: The Light of Paris Eleanor Brown

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

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August

Fun with "Oh the Places You'll Go!"

Thursday, August 09, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Please join us for summer fun featuring Dr. Seuss brought to you by the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation and presented by the Earth Partners Ag Literacy Program.

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

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August

Museum of the Grand Prairie

Thursday, August 09, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 10, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, August 10, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, August 11, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, August 12, 2018

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Babies Love Books

Monday, August 13, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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August

Tuesday Teen Drop-in

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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August

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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August

Business Roundtable

Thursday, August 16, 2018

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Do you have a burning question about your startup? Are you looking to expand your network and engage with a community of your entrepreneurial peers? Come to our roundtables! Guided by knowledgeable mentors, roundtables are a forum for entrepreneurs to workshop new ideas, find solutions to problems, and meet other entrepreneurs.

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

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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 16, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Afternoon Adventures: Exploding Books

Thursday, August 16, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Make a mini picture book with a colorful surprise inside.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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August

Music Makers

Thursday, August 16, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

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

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

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August

Power Up! Essentials for Empowering Your Life

Thursday, August 16, 2018

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Are you ready to finally create a life in alignment with your true desires? Join local author, businesswoman, and developmental powerhouse Mary Shores to discover the three pillars of transformation: focus, beliefs, and taking action. In this workshop, you will learn easy-to-follow, step-by-step practices to launch yourself to the next level and create the reality you’ve always dreamed about.

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

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 17, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Marketing Workshop Series: What's in a Brand?

Friday, August 17, 2018

12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Behind every logo is an invaluable brand that resides within the hearts and minds of customers. SBDC and Champaign Public Library team up to present a seminar to help you understand why people often choose products or services based on their perceived value rather than their actual value. Learn what makes a good brand and the best practices for developing your new company's brand or rebranding an existing one.

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

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

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August

Playtime for Infants & Toddlers with the U of I Child Development Lab

Saturday, August 18, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Play games, make crafts, and read books while learning about infant and toddler development from the University of Illinois Developmental Psychology Labs. It's a free and informative family play date!

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

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August

Power Up! Summer Reading Finale

Sunday, August 19, 2018

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Celebrate the end of a whole summer of reading fun at our Power Up! finale.

From 1:00-1:45 pm, join us for a spine tingling, hair raising, and interactive science program, provided by Absolute Science, filled with fun demonstrations and experiments designed to delight the whole family!

From 2:00-4:00 pm Absolute Science will have an array of exciting "creation stations" where kids can experience awesome hands-on experiments. A balloon artist and wandering puppets by Clothespin Puppets (from 2-3:00 pm) will round out the fun!

In addition from 2:00-4:00 pm we will have a Build-a-Lego-Car-Challenge to kickoff our new fall Lego Club!

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

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August

Babies Love Books

Monday, August 20, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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August

Financial Tips for Your Small Business

Monday, August 20, 2018

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Champaign Public Library, Champaign Center Partnership and Regions Bank team up to bring you savvy financial tips for your small business. In this free seminar, you'll learn about tools and rules that can help you succeed financially.

This event is presented in partnership with the Campaign Center Partnership.

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

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August

Ebooks & More for iphones and ipads

Monday, August 20, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Curious about ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and movies offered through the Champaign Public Library? Join us as library staff demo and connect you to the library's electronic media services. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own ipad or iphone. No prior experience needed. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Monday, August 20, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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August

Ebooks & More for Android Devices

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Curious about ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and movies offered through the Champaign Public Library? Join us as library staff demo and connect you to the library's electronic media services. This is a hands-on class so please bring your android phone or tablet. No prior experience needed. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 23, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Thursday, August 23, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Afternoon Adventures - Potentially Dangerous Science

Thursday, August 23, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Simple science experiments you may or may not want to try at home.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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August

Family Fun Night: Unplugged!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Join us for an evening of family board games, puzzles and activities - no batteries required!

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 24, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, August 24, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Friday, August 24, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, August 25, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

Explore the Stars with AstroIllini

Saturday, August 25, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Learn about stars and more with AstroIllini! AstroIllini is a group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates from the UIUC Astronomy Department interested in conducting astronomy related Education and Public Outreach on the UIUC campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community.

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

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August

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, August 26, 2018

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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August

In Concert at CPL: Jose Gobbo Offline Band

Sunday, August 26, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of soulful blues with this local trio lead by Urbana-based blues guitarist, Jose Gobbo.

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

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August

Babies Love Books

Monday, August 27, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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August

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Monday, August 27, 2018

11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

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

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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August

Intro to Microsoft Excel

Monday, August 27, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will give you an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016. We’ll discuss this spreadsheet software and its basic components. Explore the parts of a workbook and how to enter data. Practice using formulas and formatting your spreadsheet. Training laptops are provided. Knowledge of mouse/keyboard skills are helpful. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Monday, August 27, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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August

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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August

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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August

Intro to Microsoft Excel

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Library staff will give you an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016. We’ll discuss this spreadsheet software and its basic components. Explore the parts of a workbook and how to enter data. Practice using formulas and formatting your spreadsheet. Training laptops are provided. Knowledge of mouse/keyboard skills are helpful. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 30, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Thursday, August 30, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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August

Afternoon Adventures - Spinning Top Doodle Art

Thursday, August 30, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Have fun creating a unique piece of artwork using spinning tops and markers.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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August

Family Fun Night - 3-D Paper Sculptures

Thursday, August 30, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Design and create a fun, colorful, free standing paper sculpture. We’ll use many different paper folding and shaping techniques.

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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August

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, August 31, 2018

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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August

Teen Lounge

Friday, August 31, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, July 02, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Kids Create Apps

        Monday, July 02, 2018

        1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

        This event takes place on:
        June 11, 18, 25
        July 2, 9, 16

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

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        July

        Fab Lab

        Monday, July 02, 2018

        1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

        Try out your maker skills when experts from the Fab Lab with some of their cool equipment. Registration required.

        Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
        • June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
        • June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
        • July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
        • July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
        • Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

        • Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, July 03, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Fit & Fabulous: Zumba Gold

        Tuesday, July 03, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

        Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

        This week: Zumba Gold with Rachel Z. If you like dancing, you'll love Zumba Gold!

        Fit & Fabulous
        Tuesdays at 10 am

        6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
        6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
        6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
        6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

        7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
        7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
        7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
        7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
        7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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        July

        Fab Lab

        Tuesday, July 03, 2018

        1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

        Try out your maker skills when experts from the Fab Lab with some of their cool equipment. Registration required.

        Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
        • June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
        • June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
        • July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
        • July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
        • Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

        • Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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        July

        Tuesday Teen Drop-in

        Tuesday, July 03, 2018

        2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, July 03, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Library Closed - Fourth of July

        Wednesday, July 04, 2018

        All Day

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

        » All Branches

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        July

        Start & Grow Your Business: Building Bylaws for Non-Profits

        Thursday, July 05, 2018

        8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

        If you're considering starting a non-profit organization or if you're in the early stages of setting up your 501(c)(3), this seminar is for you! We will show you how the library's resources can help you develop your mission, build your bylaws, and research your financial projections.

        The seminar runs from 8:00-9:00 am, with optional networking from 9:00-9:30. Doors open at 7:45 am. Registration is recommended. We invite you to bring your own laptop, or you may reserve one by indicating so in the notes field below or by calling 217-403-2078. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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        July

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, July 05, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Thursday, July 05, 2018

        10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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        July

        Geronimo Stilton Book Club, week 1

        Thursday, July 05, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!

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

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        July

        Teen Scene

        Thursday, July 05, 2018

        4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship

        Thursday, July 05, 2018

        5:30 PM — 8:30 PM

        ADME is a seven week program that will assist entrepreneurs that have recently started businesses. Applicants will bring their great ideas, passion and drive to harness their business mindset to develop and grow.

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

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        July

        Family Yoga Night

        Thursday, July 05, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

        We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

        A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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        July

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, July 06, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Friday, July 06, 2018

        10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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        July

        $5 First Fridays

        Friday, July 06, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        Live! Music for Kids: The Dulcimer Guy

        Saturday, July 07, 2018

        3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

        Mike Anderson brings songs, stories, a boingy-boingy thing, a clackity-clack thing, a noseflute, and more for a dynamic performance that keeps audiences, young and old, entranced.

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, July 09, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Kids Create Apps

        Monday, July 09, 2018

        1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

        This event takes place on:
        June 11, 18, 25
        July 2, 9, 16

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, July 10, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Fit & Fabulous: Virginia Theatre Happenings

        Tuesday, July 10, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

        Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

        This week: Virginia Theatre Happenings. Get the low down on all the great events going on this summer and fall at the beautiful Virginia Theatre.

        Fit & Fabulous
        Tuesdays at 10 am

        6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
        6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
        6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
        6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

        7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
        7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
        7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
        7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
        7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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        July

        Government Grants for Your Small Business: USDA SBIR Workshop

        Tuesday, July 10, 2018

        1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

        The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is an excellent opportunity for innovators, entrepreneurs, small business owners, startups and others with novel ideas to fund and commercialize their research. The SBIR Program was created to stimulate technological innovation, provide seed capital for early stage research and development with commercial potential, and increase private sector commercialization of innovations. This program is presented by University of Illinois Extension in partnership with the Champaign Public Library.

        Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is recommended.

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

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        July

        Tuesday Teen Drop-in

        Tuesday, July 10, 2018

        2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, July 10, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Ready, Set, Read!

        Wednesday, July 11, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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        July

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Wednesday, July 11, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        DIY Kids: Sea Creature Crafts

        Wednesday, July 11, 2018

        4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

        Create a collection of underwater creatures at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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        July

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, July 12, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Thursday, July 12, 2018

        10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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        July

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Thursday, July 12, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

        Thursday, July 12, 2018

        1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

        This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Summer 2018 titles are:

        Jun. 14: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman
        Jul. 12: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande
        Aug. 9: The Light of Paris Eleanor Brown

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

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        July

        Geronimo Stilton Book Club, week 2

        Thursday, July 12, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!

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

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        July

        Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

        Thursday, July 12, 2018

        4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

        Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

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

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        July

        The Big Crush

        Thursday, July 12, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

        Calling all junior engineers! Your goal is to create, build, and test a structure made with every day stuff from around the house. Which designs will survive?

        A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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        July

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, July 13, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Friday, July 13, 2018

        10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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        July

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Friday, July 13, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Saturday, July 14, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        Wings of Wonder

        Saturday, July 14, 2018

        3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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        July

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Sunday, July 15, 2018

        1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, July 16, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Kids Create Apps

        Monday, July 16, 2018

        1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

        This event takes place on:
        June 11, 18, 25
        July 2, 9, 16

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, July 17, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Fit & Fabulous: Seated Yoga

        Tuesday, July 17, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

        Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

        This week: Seated Yoga with Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center

        Fit & Fabulous
        Tuesdays at 10 am

        6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
        6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
        6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
        6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

        7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
        7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
        7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
        7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
        7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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        July

        Superhero Family Yoga

        Tuesday, July 17, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

        Calling all superheroes! Power up your body and mind with Superhero Yoga for kids and families. We’ll stretch, breathe, and move like your favorite characters to enhance our superpowers: flexibility, strength, and coordination. Superhero costumes encouraged! Please bring a blanket or towel. For kids of all ages and their families.

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

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        July

        Tuesday Teen Drop-in

        Tuesday, July 17, 2018

        2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship

        Tuesday, July 17, 2018

        5:30 PM — 8:30 PM

        ADME is a seven week program that will assist entrepreneurs that have recently started businesses. Applicants will bring their great ideas, passion and drive to harness their business mindset to develop and grow.

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

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        July

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, July 17, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Ready, Set, Read!

        Wednesday, July 18, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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        July

        Library Friends Board Meeting

        Wednesday, July 18, 2018

        4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        DIY Kids: Pool Noodle Structures

        Wednesday, July 18, 2018

        4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

        Build unique structures out of pool noodles and toothpicks at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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        July

        Library Board of Trustees Meeting

        Wednesday, July 18, 2018

        5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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        July

        Business Roundtable

        Thursday, July 19, 2018

        8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

        Do you have a burning question about your startup? Are you looking to expand your network and engage with a community of your entrepreneurial peers? Come to our roundtables! Guided by knowledgeable mentors, roundtables are a forum for entrepreneurs to workshop new ideas, find solutions to problems, and meet other entrepreneurs.

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

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        July

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, July 19, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Thursday, July 19, 2018

        10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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        July

        Geronimo Stilton Book Club, week 3

        Thursday, July 19, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!

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

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        July

        Teen Scene

        Thursday, July 19, 2018

        4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Family Music Night

        Thursday, July 19, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

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

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

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        July

        Marketing Workshop Series: Digital Marketing Metrics

        Friday, July 20, 2018

        9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

        In order to make strategic marketing decisions, you need to understand your online audience, how customers found you, how effective your campaigns were, and more. Reviewing your digital marketing metrics will help you answer these questions. Start making smarter marketing decisions by simply understanding your digital marketing metrics.

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

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

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        July

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, July 20, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Friday, July 20, 2018

        10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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        July

        Live! Music for Kids: Super Stolie

        Saturday, July 21, 2018

        3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

        Are you ready to rock? Super Stolie’s energetic, interactive show inspires the silliness in everyone. Performing on acoustic guitar and with her magical looping pedal, she serves up a dynamic batch of fun, original kids’ songs, nursery rhymes and popular cover tunes. Fueled by the energy of the kids in front of her, Super Stolie engages with a mix of singing, dancing, movement challenges, guessing games, balancing, jumping, freeze-dance, high fives, colorful scarves, and her signature ‘Rockstar Jump!’

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, July 23, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Kids Create Apps Showcase

        Monday, July 23, 2018

        1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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        July

        Getting to Know Android Devices

        Monday, July 23, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

        In this class, we’ll explore basic features of android tablets, including changing settings, how to download apps, and using hand gestures. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own android device to class. No prior experience with tablets is necessary. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, July 24, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Fit & Fabulous: Backyard Birding

        Tuesday, July 24, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

        Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

        This week: Backyard Birdwatching with Sara Johnson from Champaign County Audubon Society.

        Fit & Fabulous
        Tuesdays at 10 am

        6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
        6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
        6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
        6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

        7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
        7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
        7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
        7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
        7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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

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        July

        Entrepreneurship 101 for Teens

        Tuesday, July 24, 2018

        10:00 AM — 2:30 PM

        Business Specialist Stephanie Pitts-Noggle and Youth Entrepreneurship Expert Bob Nelson will show teens what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Part of the Power Up at the Library Summer Series. Registration required.

        Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
        • June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
        • June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
        • July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
        • July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
        • Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

        • Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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        July

        Tuesday Teen Drop-in

        Tuesday, July 24, 2018

        2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, July 24, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Power Up with Healthy Eating: Reading Nutrition Labels

        Tuesday, July 24, 2018

        7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

        Power up your knowledge of healthy eating and learn how to correctly interpret the nutrition labels on the back of food packages.

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

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        July

        Ready, Set, Read!

        Wednesday, July 25, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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        July

        3D Printing

        Wednesday, July 25, 2018

        10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

        Come in to the library and make 3D creations with UIUC's Mechanical Engineering Department. Registration required.

        Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
        • June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
        • June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
        • July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
        • July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
        • Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

        • Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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        July

        Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

        Wednesday, July 25, 2018

        11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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        July

        Getting to Know iPhones and iPads

        Wednesday, July 25, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

        In this class, we’ll explore basic features of ipads, including changing settings, how to download apps, and using hand gestures. This is a hands-on class so please bring your ipad to class. No prior experience with tablets is necessary. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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        July

        DIY Kids: Melted Snowman Slime

        Wednesday, July 25, 2018

        4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

        Make your very own melted snowman slime at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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        July

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, July 26, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Thursday, July 26, 2018

        10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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        July

        Geronimo Stilton Book Club, week 4

        Thursday, July 26, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!

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

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        July

        Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

        Thursday, July 26, 2018

        4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

        Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

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

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        July

        Family Fun Night - Games!

        Thursday, July 26, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

        A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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        July

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, July 27, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Friday, July 27, 2018

        10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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        July

        Tag Bag Sale

        Friday, July 27, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        Tag Bag Sale

        Saturday, July 28, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        Magic with Tim Stolba

        Saturday, July 28, 2018

        3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

        Get ready to be awed, dazzled, astonished, and even stupefied! Tim Stolba stands out as one of the Midwest's premiere magicians! He has amazed and entertained audiences of all ages for over three decades!

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

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        July

        Tech Test Drive

        Sunday, July 29, 2018

        1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

        Did you know we have Chromebooks, Hotspots, and Kindles available for checkout? Drop in to talk with our technology experts. Get your questions answered about devices, ebooks, and more

        » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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        July

        Tag Bag Sale

        Sunday, July 29, 2018

        1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        July

        In Concert at CPL: Kayla Brown

        Sunday, July 29, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

        Enjoy an afternoon of music by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kayla Brown! Born and raised in the Champaign-Urbana area, Kayla's approach to folk and indie can be described as enchantingly soulful.

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

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        July

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, July 30, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

        Monday, July 30, 2018

        11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

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

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

        » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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        July

        Intro to Microsoft Word

        Monday, July 30, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

        Library staff will guide you through learning how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word 2016, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and text-based formatting like font size and style. This is a hands-on activity-based class with training laptops provided. Knowledge of mouse and keyboard skills are helpful. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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        July

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, July 31, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        July

        Fit & Fabulous: Volunteering Opportunities

        Tuesday, July 31, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

        Learn new ways to stay healthy and feel fabulous all summer! Fit & Fabulous meets Tuesdays at 10 am in June and July. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone.

        This week: Volunteering Opportunities with the United Way of Champaign County. Find out how you can help others in our community.

        Fit & Fabulous
        Tuesdays at 10 am

        6/5 Downsize & Declutter – Patrick Harness
        6/12 Flower Arranging – Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm
        6/19 Tai Chi – Philip Brewer
        6/26 Cancelled - Tasty & Healthy on a Budget – Emily DuPuis, head chef at Harvest Market

        7/3 Zumba Gold – Rachel Z
        7/10 Virginia Theater Happenings – Mitch Marlow
        7/17 Seated Yoga – Steven Willette, Living Yoga
        7/24 Backyard Birding – Sara Johnson, Champaign Audubon Society
        7/31 Volunteering – United Way of Champaign County

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        July

        Tuesday Teen Drop-in

        Tuesday, July 31, 2018

        2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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        July

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, July 31, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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        August

        Ready, Set, Read!

        Wednesday, August 01, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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        August

        Intro to Microsoft Word

        Wednesday, August 01, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

        Library staff will guide you through learning how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word 2016, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and text-based formatting like font size and style. This is a hands-on activity-based class with training laptops provided. Knowledge of mouse and keyboard skills are helpful. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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        August

        Riggs Beer Company: Starting a Business When You Don't Have Daddy's Money

        Thursday, August 02, 2018

        8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

        Part of the Start & Grow Your Business Seminar Series.

        If your pedigree doesn't include family money, an Ivy League MBA, or a network of Wall Street cronies, starting a successful business takes considerable guts and guile. When Champaign County natives Matt and Darin Riggs and their wives Caroline and Gail decided to use their family's 5th generation farm to fulfill their dream of brewing beer, they knew they were taking an enormous risk--something foreign to a wealthy insider with lots of connections and little to lose. After years of careful preparation, meticulous research, and lots of hard work, the Riggs family has grown their brand to regional renown--and with it their understanding of how to make a seemingly rigged system work for them.

        The seminar runs from 8:00-9:00 am, with optional networking from 9:00-9:30. Doors open at 7:45 am. Registration is recommended. We invite you to bring your own laptop, or you may reserve one by indicating so in the notes field below or by calling 217-403-2078. Light refreshments will be served.

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        August

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, August 02, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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        August

        Fun with "Green Eggs and Ham"

        Thursday, August 02, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Please join us for summer fun featuring Dr. Seuss brought to you by the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation and presented by the Earth Partners Ag Literacy Program.

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

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        August

        Family Yoga Night

        Thursday, August 02, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

        We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

        A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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        August

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, August 03, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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        August

        $5 First Fridays

        Friday, August 03, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        Live! Music for Kids: Mystic Drumz

        Saturday, August 04, 2018

        3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

        Join the fun in this musical adventure to find Marshmallow Island. Meet the hilarious characters who color the show with a splash of silly. It's an adventure in world music blending multicultural themes, incredible sound effects, and electric instruments.

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

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        August

        Intro to Flower Arranging

        Sunday, August 05, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

        COME LEARN how to make your own bouquet from master flower arranger, Joan of Old Town Flowers. Each participant will create their own bouquet to take home with them.

        Registration for this event will open on Monday, July 16.

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

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        August

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, August 06, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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        August

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, August 07, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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        August

        Tuesday Teen Drop-in

        Tuesday, August 07, 2018

        2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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        August

        Power Up! Soccer Tips & Tricks

        Tuesday, August 07, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

        Power up your soccer skills with this family-friendly workshop lead by the head coach for women's soccer at University of Illinois, Janet Rayfield.

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

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        August

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, August 07, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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        August

        Ready, Set, Read!

        Wednesday, August 08, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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        August

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Wednesday, August 08, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        3rd Annual Food Truck Rally

        Wednesday, August 08, 2018

        4:30 PM — 7:30 PM

        Books and food—what could be sweeter? Join us in the parking lot for our 3rd annual Food Truck Rally!

        We are back again this year with another round of music, street performers, and, most importantly, the best food trucks in Champaign!

        FOOD:
        Cool Bliss/Popped Bliss
        Cracked
        Dragon Fire Pizza
        Fusilli Tony's Italian Food
        Kona Ice
        NitroCup
        The Pop Stop Inc.
        Smoked
        Snack Shack
        TK's Cheesesteaks

        MUSIC & MORE:
        Timbalú
        Jenelle Ocherton Quartet
        Schlomo & the Schleptet
        Chase Baby
        Katie Flynn
        Michael Moxie, juggling
        Joyful Bubbles
        Wild Style Design Co. facepainting

        » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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        August

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, August 09, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        August

        Stop Motion Animation

        Thursday, August 09, 2018

        10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

        Join us to create your own stop motion animation videos. In this interactive event, you will use fun and unique apps and tools to make your own videos that you can share with your family and friends! Registration required.

        Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
        • June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
        • June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
        • July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
        • July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
        • July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
        • Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

        • Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm

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

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        August

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Thursday, August 09, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

        Thursday, August 09, 2018

        1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

        This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Summer 2018 titles are:

        Jun. 14: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman
        Jul. 12: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande
        Aug. 9: The Light of Paris Eleanor Brown

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

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        August

        Fun with "Oh the Places You'll Go!"

        Thursday, August 09, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Please join us for summer fun featuring Dr. Seuss brought to you by the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation and presented by the Earth Partners Ag Literacy Program.

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

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        August

        Museum of the Grand Prairie

        Thursday, August 09, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

        A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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        August

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, August 10, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        August

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Friday, August 10, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Saturday, August 11, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        Members' Half-Price Sale

        Sunday, August 12, 2018

        1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, August 13, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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        August

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, August 14, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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        August

        Tuesday Teen Drop-in

        Tuesday, August 14, 2018

        2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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        August

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, August 14, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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        August

        Ready, Set, Read!

        Wednesday, August 15, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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        August

        Library Board of Trustees Meeting

        Wednesday, August 15, 2018

        5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Business Roundtable

        Thursday, August 16, 2018

        8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

        Do you have a burning question about your startup? Are you looking to expand your network and engage with a community of your entrepreneurial peers? Come to our roundtables! Guided by knowledgeable mentors, roundtables are a forum for entrepreneurs to workshop new ideas, find solutions to problems, and meet other entrepreneurs.

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

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        August

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, August 16, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        August

        Afternoon Adventures: Exploding Books

        Thursday, August 16, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Make a mini picture book with a colorful surprise inside.

        Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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        August

        Music Makers

        Thursday, August 16, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

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

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

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        August

        Power Up! Essentials for Empowering Your Life

        Thursday, August 16, 2018

        7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

        Are you ready to finally create a life in alignment with your true desires? Join local author, businesswoman, and developmental powerhouse Mary Shores to discover the three pillars of transformation: focus, beliefs, and taking action. In this workshop, you will learn easy-to-follow, step-by-step practices to launch yourself to the next level and create the reality you’ve always dreamed about.

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

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        August

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, August 17, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        August

        Marketing Workshop Series: What's in a Brand?

        Friday, August 17, 2018

        12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

        Behind every logo is an invaluable brand that resides within the hearts and minds of customers. SBDC and Champaign Public Library team up to present a seminar to help you understand why people often choose products or services based on their perceived value rather than their actual value. Learn what makes a good brand and the best practices for developing your new company's brand or rebranding an existing one.

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

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

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        August

        Playtime for Infants & Toddlers with the U of I Child Development Lab

        Saturday, August 18, 2018

        3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

        Play games, make crafts, and read books while learning about infant and toddler development from the University of Illinois Developmental Psychology Labs. It's a free and informative family play date!

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

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        August

        Power Up! Summer Reading Finale

        Sunday, August 19, 2018

        1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

        Celebrate the end of a whole summer of reading fun at our Power Up! finale.

        From 1:00-1:45 pm, join us for a spine tingling, hair raising, and interactive science program, provided by Absolute Science, filled with fun demonstrations and experiments designed to delight the whole family!

        From 2:00-4:00 pm Absolute Science will have an array of exciting "creation stations" where kids can experience awesome hands-on experiments. A balloon artist and wandering puppets by Clothespin Puppets (from 2-3:00 pm) will round out the fun!

        In addition from 2:00-4:00 pm we will have a Build-a-Lego-Car-Challenge to kickoff our new fall Lego Club!

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

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        August

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, August 20, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        August

        Financial Tips for Your Small Business

        Monday, August 20, 2018

        1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

        Champaign Public Library, Champaign Center Partnership and Regions Bank team up to bring you savvy financial tips for your small business. In this free seminar, you'll learn about tools and rules that can help you succeed financially.

        This event is presented in partnership with the Campaign Center Partnership.

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

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        August

        Ebooks & More for iphones and ipads

        Monday, August 20, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

        Curious about ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and movies offered through the Champaign Public Library? Join us as library staff demo and connect you to the library's electronic media services. This is a hands-on class so please bring your own ipad or iphone. No prior experience needed. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Monday, August 20, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, August 21, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Tuesday, August 21, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, August 21, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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        August

        Ready, Set, Read!

        Wednesday, August 22, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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        August

        Ebooks & More for Android Devices

        Wednesday, August 22, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

        Curious about ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and movies offered through the Champaign Public Library? Join us as library staff demo and connect you to the library's electronic media services. This is a hands-on class so please bring your android phone or tablet. No prior experience needed. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Wednesday, August 22, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, August 23, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Thursday, August 23, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Afternoon Adventures - Potentially Dangerous Science

        Thursday, August 23, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Simple science experiments you may or may not want to try at home.

        Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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        August

        Family Fun Night: Unplugged!

        Thursday, August 23, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

        Join us for an evening of family board games, puzzles and activities - no batteries required!

        A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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        August

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, August 24, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        August

        Tag Bag Sale

        Friday, August 24, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Friday, August 24, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Tag Bag Sale

        Saturday, August 25, 2018

        11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        Explore the Stars with AstroIllini

        Saturday, August 25, 2018

        3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

        Learn about stars and more with AstroIllini! AstroIllini is a group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates from the UIUC Astronomy Department interested in conducting astronomy related Education and Public Outreach on the UIUC campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community.

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

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        August

        Tag Bag Sale

        Sunday, August 26, 2018

        1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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        August

        In Concert at CPL: Jose Gobbo Offline Band

        Sunday, August 26, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

        Enjoy an afternoon of soulful blues with this local trio lead by Urbana-based blues guitarist, Jose Gobbo.

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

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        August

        Babies Love Books

        Monday, August 27, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        August

        Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

        Monday, August 27, 2018

        11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

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

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

        » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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        August

        Intro to Microsoft Excel

        Monday, August 27, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

        Library staff will give you an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016. We’ll discuss this spreadsheet software and its basic components. Explore the parts of a workbook and how to enter data. Practice using formulas and formatting your spreadsheet. Training laptops are provided. Knowledge of mouse/keyboard skills are helpful. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Monday, August 27, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Toddler Tales

        Tuesday, August 28, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Tuesday, August 28, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Goodnight Storytime

        Tuesday, August 28, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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        August

        Ready, Set, Read!

        Wednesday, August 29, 2018

        9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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        August

        Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

        Wednesday, August 29, 2018

        11:15 AM — 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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        August

        Intro to Microsoft Excel

        Wednesday, August 29, 2018

        2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

        Library staff will give you an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016. We’ll discuss this spreadsheet software and its basic components. Explore the parts of a workbook and how to enter data. Practice using formulas and formatting your spreadsheet. Training laptops are provided. Knowledge of mouse/keyboard skills are helpful. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online or by calling (217) 403-2070. (10 participants)

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Wednesday, August 29, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Make & Take for Preschoolers

        Thursday, August 30, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Thursday, August 30, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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        August

        Afternoon Adventures - Spinning Top Doodle Art

        Thursday, August 30, 2018

        3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

        Have fun creating a unique piece of artwork using spinning tops and markers.

        Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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        August

        Family Fun Night - 3-D Paper Sculptures

        Thursday, August 30, 2018

        6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

        Design and create a fun, colorful, free standing paper sculpture. We’ll use many different paper folding and shaping techniques.

        A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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        August

        Play Date for Preschoolers

        Friday, August 31, 2018

        10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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        August

        Teen Lounge

        Friday, August 31, 2018

        3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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