January 2018

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

January

Library Closed - New Year's Day

Monday, January 01, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 02, 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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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 02, 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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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 03, 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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January

DIY Kids: Snowy Day Crafts

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Join us for snow-themed crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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January

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 04, 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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 04, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Afterschool Adventures: Newspaper Critters

Thursday, January 04, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Create whimsical critter portraits using mostly newspaper. 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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January

Teen Scene

Thursday, January 04, 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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January

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, January 04, 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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January

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, January 05, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 05, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Can YOU be a Jr. Paleontologist?

Saturday, January 06, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join us for exciting hands-on paleontology activities from the Orpheum on Wheels.

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 08, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 09, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 09, 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.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 09, 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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January

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

Jan. 9: Lies My Teacher Told Me by J. Loewen
Feb. 13: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Mar. 13: Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Apr. 10: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs and will be held at the Main Library (200 W. Green Street, Robeson Pavilion Room A/B
May 8: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 10, 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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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, January 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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January

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, January 10, 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

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

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January

DIY Kids: Paper Fox

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a cute fox out of fan paper at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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January

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 11, 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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 11, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, January 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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January

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 11, 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! Spring 2018 titles are:

Jan. 11: Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell
Feb. 8: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Mar. 8: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Thursday, January 11, 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.

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

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January

Afterschool Adventures: Indoor Snow

Thursday, January 11, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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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January

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, January 11, 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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January

Family Fun Night: Bingo!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

B-I-N-G-O! It's Family Bingo Time! We'll have prizes and lots of bingo fun. There might even be some singing... See you there!

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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January

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, January 12, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 12, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, January 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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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, January 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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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, January 14, 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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January

Library Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 15, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 16, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 16, 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.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 16, 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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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 17, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, January 17, 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.

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

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January

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 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., Library Friends Conference Room (215)

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January

DIY Kids: Slime Time!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your very own 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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January

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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January

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 18, 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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 18, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Thursday, January 18, 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.

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

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January

Afterschool Adventures: Quechua/English/Spanish Storytelling

Thursday, January 18, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Join us for a trilingual storytelling of the book: “Klavilinapa chitachankuna” / “Clavelina's little lambs” / “Los corderitos de Clavelina” with the UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. We'll also sing songs and make a craft.

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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January

Teen Scene

Thursday, January 18, 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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January

Family Fun Night: Kaleidoscopes

Thursday, January 18, 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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January

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, January 19, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 19, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Teddy Bear Hospital

Saturday, January 20, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal in for a check up! VSOP members will check their weight, temperature, and more, plus address any additional troubles your stuffed friend might be having. Everyone will go home healthy with a sticker and a lollypop!

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 22, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Monday, January 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.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 23, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 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.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 23, 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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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 24, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, January 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.

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

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January

DIY Kids: Rainbow Fish

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a fun rainbow fish that you can take home with you at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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January

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 25, 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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 25, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Thursday, January 25, 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.

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

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January

Afterschool Adventures: Button Making

Thursday, January 25, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. to design and create your own pin-back button.

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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January

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, January 25, 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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January

Family Fun Night: Music Makers

Thursday, January 25, 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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January

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, January 26, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 26, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, January 26, 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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January

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, January 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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January

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, January 28, 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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January

In Concert @ CPL: Katie Flynn

Sunday, January 28, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Come hear the jazzy vocal stylings and musical performances of CU local Katie Flynn!

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 29, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Monday, January 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.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 30, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 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.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 30, 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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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 31, 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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January

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, January 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.

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

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January

DIY Kids: January Rewind

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 01, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 01, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Teen Lounge

Thursday, February 01, 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.

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

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February

Afterschool Adventures: Stick Dog Book Club

Thursday, February 01, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during February for a dog-gone good time in our Stick Dog Book Club! We'll read from the book Stick Dog by Tom Watson each week then enjoy funny and furry activities!

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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February

Teen Scene

Thursday, February 01, 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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February

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, February 01, 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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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 02, 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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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 02, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

A Cappella with The Other Guys

Saturday, February 03, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Bring the entire family to sing and laugh along with The Other Guys, the University of Illinois’ premiere men’s a cappella group.

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 05, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Monday, February 05, 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.

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

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February

Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

Monday, February 05, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

Join us for this monthly series on:
Feb. 5
Mar. 5
Apr. 2
May 7

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 06, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, February 06, 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.

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 06, 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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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 07, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, February 07, 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.

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

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February

DIY Kids: Black History Bingo

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Learn about famous people, places, and events in Black History by making your own bingo card and playing together at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 08, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 08, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 08, 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! Spring 2018 titles are:

Jan. 11: Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell
Feb. 8: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Mar. 8: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

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

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February

Teen Lounge

Thursday, February 08, 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.

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

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February

Afterschool Adventures: Stick Dog Book Club

Thursday, February 08, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during February for a dog-gone good time in our Stick Dog Book Club! We'll read from the book Stick Dog by Tom Watson each week then enjoy funny and furry activities!

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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February

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, February 08, 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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February

Family Fun Night: Olympics

Thursday, February 08, 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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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 09, 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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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 09, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 12, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Monday, February 12, 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.

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 13, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, February 13, 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.

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 13, 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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February

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

Jan. 9: Lies My Teacher Told Me by J. Loewen
Feb. 13: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Mar. 13: Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Apr. 10: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs and will be held at the Main Library (200 W. Green Street, Robeson Pavilion Room A/B
May 8: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

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

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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 14, 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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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, February 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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February

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, February 14, 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.

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

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February

DIY Kids: Valentine Animals

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a menagerie of animals out of hearts for Valentine’s Day at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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February

Heart-to-Heart Trivia

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

This Valentine's Day show off your knowledge of love songs, quotes, and famous couples at Heart-to-Heart Trivia! Prizes will be awarded for the winner of each of the 6 rounds, whoever has the best, library-friendly team name, and a grand prize will be awarded to the most knowledgeable team. Trivia participants are welcome to play in teams of 1 - 4 people.

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 15, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 15, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, February 15, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Thursday, February 15, 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.

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

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February

Afterschool Adventures: Stick Dog Book Club

Thursday, February 15, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during February for a dog-gone good time in our Stick Dog Book Club! We'll read from the book Stick Dog by Tom Watson each week then enjoy funny and furry activities!

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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February

Teen Scene

Thursday, February 15, 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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February

Family Fun Night: Agamographs

Thursday, February 15, 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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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 16, 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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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 16, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, February 16, 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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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, February 17, 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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February

Tech Test Drive

Saturday, February 17, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 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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February

Illini Service Dogs

Saturday, February 17, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

A service dog can be a most valuable helper and lifelong friend for a person with disabilities. Meet some dogs learning to do the job and discover how University student volunteers foster and train them to recognize over 40 different commands.

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

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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, February 18, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 19, 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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February

African-American Read-In

Monday, February 19, 2018

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Readers of all ages are invited to join us at the Douglass Branch to read and share books by African-American authors. Choose from our selection of titles or bring a favorite of your own. All ages are welcome.

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 20, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, February 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.

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 20, 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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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 21, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, February 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.

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

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February

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 21, 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., Library Friends Conference Room (215)

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February

DIY Kids: Mancala Board

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Create your own mancala board and then join in our annual Mancala Tournament at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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February

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 22, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 22, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Teen Lounge

Thursday, February 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.

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

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February

Afterschool Adventures: Stick Dog Book Club

Thursday, February 22, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during February for a dog-gone good time in our Stick Dog Book Club! We'll read from the book Stick Dog by Tom Watson each week then enjoy funny and furry activities!

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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February

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, February 22, 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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February

Family Fun Night: Indoor Snow

Thursday, February 22, 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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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 23, 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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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 23, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, February 23, 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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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Morning Battle

Saturday, February 24, 2018

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 15th annual Battle of the Books. Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by Thur., Feb. 1, 2018; call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals.

Click to see the list of Battle books:
• In the library catalog
• As a print-friendly PDF

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

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February

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, February 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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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Afternoon Battle

Saturday, February 24, 2018

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 15th annual Battle of the Books. Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by Thur., Feb. 1, 2018; call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals.

Click to see the list of Battle books:
• In the library catalog
• As a print-friendly PDF

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

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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Finals

Saturday, February 24, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Leading teams from the morning and afternoon Battle of the Books Playoffs will be invited to participate in the finals. Find more information under the playoff listings (Feb. 24 at 11 am and 1:30 pm).

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

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February

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, February 25, 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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February

In Concert @ CPL: Noah I. Brown & Company

Sunday, February 25, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of gospel music from the notable Noah I. Brown & Company, who will perform both contemporary gospel classics and original songs in the African American tradition.

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 26, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Monday, February 26, 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.

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 27, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, February 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.

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 27, 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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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 28, 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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February

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, February 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.

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

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February

DIY Kids: February Rewind

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Library Closed - New Year's Day

      Monday, January 01, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 02, 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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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 02, 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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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 03, 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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      January

      DIY Kids: Snowy Day Crafts

      Wednesday, January 03, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Join us for snow-themed crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      January

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, January 04, 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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 04, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Afterschool Adventures: Newspaper Critters

      Thursday, January 04, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Create whimsical critter portraits using mostly newspaper. 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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      January

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, January 04, 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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      January

      Family Yoga Night

      Thursday, January 04, 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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      January

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, January 05, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 05, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Can YOU be a Jr. Paleontologist?

      Saturday, January 06, 2018

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Join us for exciting hands-on paleontology activities from the Orpheum on Wheels.

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 08, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 09, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 09, 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.

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 09, 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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      January

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, January 09, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

      Jan. 9: Lies My Teacher Told Me by J. Loewen
      Feb. 13: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
      Mar. 13: Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby
      Apr. 10: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs and will be held at the Main Library (200 W. Green Street, Robeson Pavilion Room A/B
      May 8: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 10, 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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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, January 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, January 10, 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

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: Paper Fox

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make a cute fox out of fan paper at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      January

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, January 11, 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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, January 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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      January

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, January 11, 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! Spring 2018 titles are:

      Jan. 11: Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell
      Feb. 8: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
      Mar. 8: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, January 11, 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.

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

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      January

      Afterschool Adventures: Indoor Snow

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      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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      January

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, January 11, 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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      January

      Family Fun Night: Bingo!

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      B-I-N-G-O! It's Family Bingo Time! We'll have prizes and lots of bingo fun. There might even be some singing... See you there!

      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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      January

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, January 12, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 12, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Friday, January 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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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, January 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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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, January 14, 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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      January

      Library Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

      Monday, January 15, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 16, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 16, 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.

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 16, 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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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 17, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, January 17, 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.

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

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      January

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, January 17, 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., Library Friends Conference Room (215)

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      January

      DIY Kids: Slime Time!

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your very own 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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      January

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

      5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, January 18, 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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, January 18, 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.

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

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      January

      Afterschool Adventures: Quechua/English/Spanish Storytelling

      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Join us for a trilingual storytelling of the book: “Klavilinapa chitachankuna” / “Clavelina's little lambs” / “Los corderitos de Clavelina” with the UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. We'll also sing songs and make a craft.

      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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      January

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, January 18, 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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      January

      Family Fun Night: Kaleidoscopes

      Thursday, January 18, 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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      January

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, January 19, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 19, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teddy Bear Hospital

      Saturday, January 20, 2018

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Bring your favorite stuffed animal in for a check up! VSOP members will check their weight, temperature, and more, plus address any additional troubles your stuffed friend might be having. Everyone will go home healthy with a sticker and a lollypop!

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 22, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, January 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.

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 23, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 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.

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 23, 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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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 24, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, January 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.

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: Rainbow Fish

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make a fun rainbow fish that you can take home with you at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      January

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, January 25, 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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 25, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, January 25, 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.

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

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      January

      Afterschool Adventures: Button Making

      Thursday, January 25, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. to design and create your own pin-back button.

      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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      January

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, January 25, 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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      January

      Family Fun Night: Music Makers

      Thursday, January 25, 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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      January

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, January 26, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 26, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, January 26, 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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      January

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, January 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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      January

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, January 28, 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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      January

      In Concert @ CPL: Katie Flynn

      Sunday, January 28, 2018

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Come hear the jazzy vocal stylings and musical performances of CU local Katie Flynn!

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 29, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, January 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.

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 30, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 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.

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 30, 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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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 31, 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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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, January 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.

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: January Rewind

      Wednesday, January 31, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 01, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 01, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, February 01, 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.

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

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      February

      Afterschool Adventures: Stick Dog Book Club

      Thursday, February 01, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during February for a dog-gone good time in our Stick Dog Book Club! We'll read from the book Stick Dog by Tom Watson each week then enjoy funny and furry activities!

      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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      February

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, February 01, 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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      February

      Family Yoga Night

      Thursday, February 01, 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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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 02, 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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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 02, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      A Cappella with The Other Guys

      Saturday, February 03, 2018

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Bring the entire family to sing and laugh along with The Other Guys, the University of Illinois’ premiere men’s a cappella group.

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 05, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, February 05, 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.

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

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      February

      Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

      Monday, February 05, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

      Join us for this monthly series on:
      Feb. 5
      Mar. 5
      Apr. 2
      May 7

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 06, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, February 06, 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.

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 06, 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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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 07, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, February 07, 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.

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Black History Bingo

      Wednesday, February 07, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Learn about famous people, places, and events in Black History by making your own bingo card and playing together at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 08, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 08, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, February 08, 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! Spring 2018 titles are:

      Jan. 11: Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell
      Feb. 8: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
      Mar. 8: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

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

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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, February 08, 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.

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

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      February

      Afterschool Adventures: Stick Dog Book Club

      Thursday, February 08, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during February for a dog-gone good time in our Stick Dog Book Club! We'll read from the book Stick Dog by Tom Watson each week then enjoy funny and furry activities!

      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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      February

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, February 08, 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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      February

      Family Fun Night: Olympics

      Thursday, February 08, 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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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 09, 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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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 09, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 12, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, February 12, 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.

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 13, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, February 13, 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.

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 13, 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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      February

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, February 13, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

      Jan. 9: Lies My Teacher Told Me by J. Loewen
      Feb. 13: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
      Mar. 13: Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby
      Apr. 10: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs and will be held at the Main Library (200 W. Green Street, Robeson Pavilion Room A/B
      May 8: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

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

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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 14, 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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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, February 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, February 14, 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.

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Valentine Animals

      Wednesday, February 14, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make a menagerie of animals out of hearts for Valentine’s Day at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      February

      Heart-to-Heart Trivia

      Wednesday, February 14, 2018

      6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

      This Valentine's Day show off your knowledge of love songs, quotes, and famous couples at Heart-to-Heart Trivia! Prizes will be awarded for the winner of each of the 6 rounds, whoever has the best, library-friendly team name, and a grand prize will be awarded to the most knowledgeable team. Trivia participants are welcome to play in teams of 1 - 4 people.

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 15, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 15, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, February 15, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, February 15, 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.

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

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      February

      Afterschool Adventures: Stick Dog Book Club

      Thursday, February 15, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during February for a dog-gone good time in our Stick Dog Book Club! We'll read from the book Stick Dog by Tom Watson each week then enjoy funny and furry activities!

      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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      February

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, February 15, 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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      February

      Family Fun Night: Agamographs

      Thursday, February 15, 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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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 16, 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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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 16, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Friday, February 16, 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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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, February 17, 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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      February

      Tech Test Drive

      Saturday, February 17, 2018

      2:00 PM — 4:00 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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      February

      Illini Service Dogs

      Saturday, February 17, 2018

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      A service dog can be a most valuable helper and lifelong friend for a person with disabilities. Meet some dogs learning to do the job and discover how University student volunteers foster and train them to recognize over 40 different commands.

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

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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, February 18, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 19, 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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      February

      African-American Read-In

      Monday, February 19, 2018

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Readers of all ages are invited to join us at the Douglass Branch to read and share books by African-American authors. Choose from our selection of titles or bring a favorite of your own. All ages are welcome.

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 20, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, February 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.

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 20, 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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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 21, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, February 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.

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

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      February

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, February 21, 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., Library Friends Conference Room (215)

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      February

      DIY Kids: Mancala Board

      Wednesday, February 21, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Create your own mancala board and then join in our annual Mancala Tournament at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      February

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, February 21, 2018

      5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 22, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 22, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, February 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.

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

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      February

      Afterschool Adventures: Stick Dog Book Club

      Thursday, February 22, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during February for a dog-gone good time in our Stick Dog Book Club! We'll read from the book Stick Dog by Tom Watson each week then enjoy funny and furry activities!

      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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      February

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, February 22, 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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      February

      Family Fun Night: Indoor Snow

      Thursday, February 22, 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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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 23, 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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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 23, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, February 23, 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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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Morning Battle

      Saturday, February 24, 2018

      11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 15th annual Battle of the Books. Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by Thur., Feb. 1, 2018; call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals.

      Click to see the list of Battle books:
      • In the library catalog
      • As a print-friendly PDF

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

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      February

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, February 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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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Afternoon Battle

      Saturday, February 24, 2018

      1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

      Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 15th annual Battle of the Books. Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by Thur., Feb. 1, 2018; call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals.

      Click to see the list of Battle books:
      • In the library catalog
      • As a print-friendly PDF

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

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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Finals

      Saturday, February 24, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Leading teams from the morning and afternoon Battle of the Books Playoffs will be invited to participate in the finals. Find more information under the playoff listings (Feb. 24 at 11 am and 1:30 pm).

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

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      February

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, February 25, 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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      February

      In Concert @ CPL: Noah I. Brown & Company

      Sunday, February 25, 2018

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Enjoy an afternoon of gospel music from the notable Noah I. Brown & Company, who will perform both contemporary gospel classics and original songs in the African American tradition.

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 26, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, February 26, 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.

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 27, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, February 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.

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 27, 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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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 28, 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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      February

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, February 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.

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: February Rewind

      Wednesday, February 28, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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