September 2017

 

 


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

September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 01, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 01, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

Last Day of Butterflies in Lobby

Saturday, September 02, 2017

10:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Look up! This is your chance to see the butterflies one last time.

"Transformation Takes Flight" by Adriane Binky Donley is a magical installation of 1700 hand-painted butterflies soaring above the Main Library lobby (April – September, 2017). The artwork was commissioned by the library and will be on view through September 2. Open all library hours. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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September

Library Closed - Labor Day

Monday, September 04, 2017

All Day

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

» All Branches

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September

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge : Tassel Keychains

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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September

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

DIY Kids: Slime Time!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

Presented in partnership with United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders of Champaign County.

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

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September

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, September 07, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Babies Love Books

Thursday, September 07, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge : Safety Pin Bracelets

Thursday, September 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

Afterschool Adventures: Mummies!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Explore mummies from around the world with expert Sarah Wisseman, then join the fun by helping her "make" a mummy.

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

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

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September

Teen Scene

Thursday, September 07, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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September

Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

Thursday, September 07, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 08, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, September 08, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 08, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

Meet the Reptiles

Saturday, September 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Have an up-close encounter with a native Eastern box turtle and a beautiful corn snake from the Anita Purves Nature Center. While we're enjoying these and other Illinois reptiles, we'll find out how box turtles differ from other turtles and learn how corn snakes help local farmers.

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

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September

In Concert @ CPL: The Coneflowers

Sunday, September 10, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

The September installment of In Concert @ CPL features The Coneflowers, an ensemble of fierce women who love to make music on their day off. Their influences include traditional folk, roots, and bluegrass music, as well as artists such as Iris DeMent, Gillian Welch, the Badgett Sisters, and Bob Marley.

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

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September

Babies Love Books

Monday, September 11, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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September

Crafty Teens : Washi Tape Wonders

Monday, September 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us as we create some artistic masterpieces using washi tape. Middle and high school students are welcome to hang out at the library.

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

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September

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge : Duct Tape Projects

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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September

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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September

Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Jose Angel N. entered the U.S. in 1993, via a tunnel from Tijuana to San Diego. He traveled to Chicago, where he found work, earned his GED, and graduated from college and graduate school. But despite his education and his well-paying job, his lack of legal documentation became a barrier. Jose Angel will discuss his experiences and read from his book, Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant, published by the University of Illinois Press. A book signing will follow.

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

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September

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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September

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge : Tae Kwon Do

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

DIY Kids: Origami Rings

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own origami ring out of paper at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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September

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, September 14, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Babies Love Books

Thursday, September 14, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, September 14, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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September

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, September 14, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge: Percussion ABCs

Thursday, September 14, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

This workshop will explore the foundational building-blocks of playing percussion as a way to set-the scene for a creative musical world to be explored. Open to middle and high school students.

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

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September

Afterschool Adventures: Apples & Pumpkins

Thursday, September 14, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Apples and pumpkins! Learn all about two of our fall favorites - the different varieties available, which ones are best for eating, and how they're grown and go to market.

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

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

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September

Family Game Night: Minute-to-Win-It Games

Thursday, September 14, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Play outrageously fun minute-to-win-it games like Junk in Your Trunk, Stack Attack, Defy Gravity, and more.

Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 15, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, September 15, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 15, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, September 15, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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September

Champaign County Immigrant Conference & Benefits Fair

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

How do I get my green card? Am I eligible for a fee waiver? What are the requirements to become a U.S. Citizen? What is the naturalization interview like? Join us to learn about these topics (and more!) from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Representative. Come ready with your questions about immigration for our panel of experts. You will also have an opportunity to meet local social service providers. Childcare will be provided.

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

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September

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, September 16, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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September

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, September 17, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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September

Babies Love Books

Monday, September 18, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge: Candy Sushi and Frushi

Monday, September 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Create and eat colorful, aesthetically pleasing snacks that look like sushi but are made of candy and fruit in this program for middle and high school students.

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

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September

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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September

Tuesdays at Ten: Granular

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge : Wonder Woman Movie

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? We'll be showing the newly released movie Wonder Woman, decorating cookies, and making a themed craft. Middle and high school students welcome.

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

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September

Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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September

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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September

"Where It Begins" with John Isberg

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Watch scenes from local filmmaker John Isberg's film "Where It Begins", a documentary about the rise of Champaign-Urbana's independent music scene from the 80s to today. He'll speak about his experiences making the film, and will be joined by such local music legends as Terry Lutrell (REO Speedwagon), Rose Marshack (Poster Children) and Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins) and more!

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

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September

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge: Cross Stitch

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Learn how to cross stitch on plastic canvas, play fun games, and enjoy a snack. 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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September

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

3:30 PM — 5:30 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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September

DIY Kids: Venus Flytrap Puppet

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own Venus flytrap puppet at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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September

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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September

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, September 21, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Babies Love Books

Thursday, September 21, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

Afterschool Adventures: Falling Self Portraits

Thursday, September 21, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Create a drawing of yourself in mid-fall. These drawings are fun, silly, and very easy to make. FYI - You'll need to take off your shoes so you can trace them into your drawing.

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

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

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September

Family Makers Night: Personalized dog tags

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Decorate and personalize dog tags to wear or clip to your backpack.

Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 22, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, September 22, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 22, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, September 22, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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September

An Evening with Anthony Marra

Friday, September 22, 2017

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Join us for an evening with Anthony Marra, the award-winning author of the novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and the short story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno. Set in rural Chechnya, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena features a cast of characters struggling to survive amid the destruction and sorrow of war. Described by critics as "deeply emotional" and "extraordinary," Marra's debut novel is an unforgettable and immersive reading experience. Marra will read from both of his books and share his insights on writing. A book signing will follow.

Part of The Pygmalion Festival and the Great Authors at the Library series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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September

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, September 23, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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September

¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS

Saturday, September 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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September

Young Artists Workshop with Javaka Steptoe: Collage

Sunday, September 24, 2017

11:00 AM — 12:30 PM

Young artists are invited to a special before-hours collage workshop with Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe. This event requires pre-registration and is limited to kids in grades 2-5. Registration opens at 10am on Tuesday, September 5 and can be completed online, over the phone 217-403-2030, or in person at the Champaign Public Library. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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September

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, September 24, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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September

An Afternoon with Javaka Steptoe

Sunday, September 24, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon with author and artist Javaka Steptoe, who is this year's winner of the highest honor for children's picture books - the Caldecott Medal. He will talk about his recent book, "Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat" which also won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. A book signing will follow.

Doors open at 1:30 pm for refreshments and book sales. Jane Addams Book Shop will be on site selling Javaka Steptoe's books.

Part of The Pygmalion Festival and the Great Authors at the Library series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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September

Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

Sunday, September 24, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate a new exhibition in the library's "The Art Connection: Schools to Library" series with kids, teens, and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Centennial High School (Stacey Gross), Jefferson Middle School (Scott Fernsberg), and Carrie Busey Elementary School (John Odum). The exhibition is on display in two areas. Be sure to visit both the children's area on the first floor and the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). On display through December. Next exhibition in series opens in January 2018. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.


>> Don't miss the rest of the day's art-related activities, including a free collage workshop for kids and a visit from this year's Caldecott winner, author and artist Javaka Steptoe:

• Sep 24, Young Artists Workshop with Javaka Steptoe: Collage, 11 am (Sign up!)

• Sep 24, An Afternoon with Javaka Steptoe, 2 pm
• Sep 24, Opening Reception: "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," 3:30 pm

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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September

Babies Love Books

Monday, September 25, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge : ENVISION Static Electricity

Monday, September 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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September

Tuesdays at Ten: Robotics, Automation, and Dance Lab

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

How do you get a robot to walk like a disco dancer? Or like a cheerleader? Or like a specific person? Amy LaViers strives to answer these questions. She is an assistant professor in Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and director of the Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab where she develops robotic algorithms inspired by movement and dance theory. This talk will discuss her research to facilitate the production of diverse robotic behaviors, the use of this taxonomy in teleoperation and robot programming, and a particular design of a bi-pedal walker, utilizing specific human-inspired, high-level motion primitives.

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

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September

Teen Lounge : Watercolor Landscape Painting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

Community Talks: Volunteering for Seniors

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

4:30 PM — 5:30 PM

Join us every month for a new topic at our Community Talks @ Douglass series, co-sponsored by the Champaign Park District. This month, a representative from the Stevick Senior Center will present a seminar regarding ways to volunteer time and skills to meet critical community needs. Also learn about free activities for seniors that are available at the Stevick Senior Center.

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

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September

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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September

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

DIY Kids: September Rewind

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our September 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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September

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, September 28, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Babies Love Books

Thursday, September 28, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

Teen Lounge : Trivia

Thursday, September 28, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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September

Afterschool Adventures: Ferocious Folding Paper Creatures

Thursday, September 28, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Bring to life drawn paper creatures who when folded up look sweet and small but when unfolded offer an unexpected surprise!

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

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

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September

Family STEAM Night: Balancing Robot

Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Experiment with the center of gravity and balance while you create and customize a balancing paper robot.

Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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September

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, September 29, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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September

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, September 29, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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September

Toddler Tales

Friday, September 29, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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September

Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

Saturday, September 30, 2017

1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Learn about Ikenobo Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, from Kimiko Gunji, former director of Japan House at the University of Illinois. Gunji will present “The Life Cycle of Flowers and Humans,” demonstrating how the many stages of our lives are reflected in flowers. Gunji, who has achieved the master level of both flower arranging and tea ceremony, received the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan in 2012.

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

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October

In Concert @ CPL: Sean Gaskell

Sunday, October 01, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 02, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Monday, October 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Hyve Touch Synth

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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October

Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

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

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

DIY Kids: Skeleton Hand

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

7:30 PM — 8:30 PM

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

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 05, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 05, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Afterschool Adventures: Captain Underpants Book Club

Thursday, October 05, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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October

Teen Scene

Thursday, October 05, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

Thursday, October 05, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 06, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, October 06, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 06, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Brazilian Children's Day Celebration

Saturday, October 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 09, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Build Equinox

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Current ventilation standards are inadequate for our homes, leading to reduction in cognition, productivity, health, and sleep quality. Build Equinox, located in Urbana, IL has developed the CERV; a smart ventilation system geared towards keeping the air in your home as healthy as possible. The CERV monitors carbon dioxide and volatile organic compound levels in the home and brings in fresh outside air when needed.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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October

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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October

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

DIY Kids: Animal Safari Mask

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, October 12, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
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» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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October

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 12, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Afterschool Adventures: Captain Underpants Book Club

Thursday, October 12, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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October

Family Game Night: Library Pirate Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 13, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, October 13, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 13, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, October 13, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
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» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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October

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, October 14, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
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» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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October

Shades of Blues in America with Joey Leone

Saturday, October 14, 2017

1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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October

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, October 15, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
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» Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 16, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge: Tribute to Pets

Monday, October 16, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Net-A-Home

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Jonathan Balthazar, co-founder of Net-A-Home, will tell us about how his team is using new technologies to save people from diseases like malaria in developing countries. They cost effectively mosquito proof homes for at risk communities by installing insecticide treated mesh on all entry points of a home to prevent pests from entering. They also teach community members how to do the installations and have them help perform the alterations to the homes in their community.

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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October

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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October

DIY Kids: October Rewind

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Afterschool Adventures: Captain Underpants Book Club

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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October

Family Makers Night: Survival Bracelets

Thursday, October 19, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 20, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, October 20, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 20, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

In Concert @ CPL: Rachel Therrien

Sunday, October 22, 2017

2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 23, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge : Perler Beads

Monday, October 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: Running & Jumping Robots

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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October

Screenagers: Documentary Screening

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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October

Screenagers: A Community Conversation

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:45 PM — 8:45 PM

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

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

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

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October

Pumpkin Patch Parade & Storytime

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge: Club Insecta

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

DIY Kids: Spooktacular Crafts

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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October

Main Street Illinois

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

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

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

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October

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, October 26, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Thursday, October 26, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Afterschool Adventures: Captain Underpants Book Club

Thursday, October 26, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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October

Family STEAM Night: Wings Wanted

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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October

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, October 27, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

Friday, October 27, 2017

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

» Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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October

Toddler Tales

Friday, October 27, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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October

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, October 27, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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October

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, October 28, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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October

Howl-o-ween!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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October

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, October 29, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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October

Babies Love Books

Monday, October 30, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge : International Games Day

Monday, October 30, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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October

Tuesdays at Ten: BikeMoves Illinois App

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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October

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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October

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 01, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 01, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    Last Day of Butterflies in Lobby

    Saturday, September 02, 2017

    10:00 AM — 6:00 PM

    Look up! This is your chance to see the butterflies one last time.

    "Transformation Takes Flight" by Adriane Binky Donley is a magical installation of 1700 hand-painted butterflies soaring above the Main Library lobby (April – September, 2017). The artwork was commissioned by the library and will be on view through September 2. Open all library hours. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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    September

    Library Closed - Labor Day

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    All Day

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

    » All Branches

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge : Tassel Keychains

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    September

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    DIY Kids: Slime Time!

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

    Presented in partnership with United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders of Champaign County.

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

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    September

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge : Safety Pin Bracelets

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    Afterschool Adventures: Mummies!

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Explore mummies from around the world with expert Sarah Wisseman, then join the fun by helping her "make" a mummy.

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

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

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    September

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    September

    Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

    Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    Meet the Reptiles

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Have an up-close encounter with a native Eastern box turtle and a beautiful corn snake from the Anita Purves Nature Center. While we're enjoying these and other Illinois reptiles, we'll find out how box turtles differ from other turtles and learn how corn snakes help local farmers.

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

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    September

    In Concert @ CPL: The Coneflowers

    Sunday, September 10, 2017

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    The September installment of In Concert @ CPL features The Coneflowers, an ensemble of fierce women who love to make music on their day off. Their influences include traditional folk, roots, and bluegrass music, as well as artists such as Iris DeMent, Gillian Welch, the Badgett Sisters, and Bob Marley.

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

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    September

    Crafty Teens : Washi Tape Wonders

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us as we create some artistic masterpieces using washi tape. Middle and high school students are welcome to hang out at the library.

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

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge : Duct Tape Projects

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    September

    Table Talk Book Club

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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    September

    Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    Jose Angel N. entered the U.S. in 1993, via a tunnel from Tijuana to San Diego. He traveled to Chicago, where he found work, earned his GED, and graduated from college and graduate school. But despite his education and his well-paying job, his lack of legal documentation became a barrier. Jose Angel will discuss his experiences and read from his book, Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant, published by the University of Illinois Press. A book signing will follow.

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

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    September

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    September

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge : Tae Kwon Do

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    DIY Kids: Origami Rings

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make your own origami ring out of paper at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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    September

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    September

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge: Percussion ABCs

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    This workshop will explore the foundational building-blocks of playing percussion as a way to set-the scene for a creative musical world to be explored. Open to middle and high school students.

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

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    September

    Afterschool Adventures: Apples & Pumpkins

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Apples and pumpkins! Learn all about two of our fall favorites - the different varieties available, which ones are best for eating, and how they're grown and go to market.

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

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

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    September

    Family Game Night: Minute-to-Win-It Games

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Play outrageously fun minute-to-win-it games like Junk in Your Trunk, Stack Attack, Defy Gravity, and more.

    Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

    Hours:
    Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
    Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
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    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St., FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)

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    September

    Champaign County Immigrant Conference & Benefits Fair

    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

    How do I get my green card? Am I eligible for a fee waiver? What are the requirements to become a U.S. Citizen? What is the naturalization interview like? Join us to learn about these topics (and more!) from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Representative. Come ready with your questions about immigration for our panel of experts. You will also have an opportunity to meet local social service providers. Childcare will be provided.

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

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    September

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    September

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge: Candy Sushi and Frushi

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something to do after school? Create and eat colorful, aesthetically pleasing snacks that look like sushi but are made of candy and fruit in this program for middle and high school students.

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

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    September

    Tuesdays at Ten: Granular

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge : Wonder Woman Movie

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? We'll be showing the newly released movie Wonder Woman, decorating cookies, and making a themed craft. Middle and high school students welcome.

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

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    September

    Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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    September

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    September

    "Where It Begins" with John Isberg

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

    Watch scenes from local filmmaker John Isberg's film "Where It Begins", a documentary about the rise of Champaign-Urbana's independent music scene from the 80s to today. He'll speak about his experiences making the film, and will be joined by such local music legends as Terry Lutrell (REO Speedwagon), Rose Marshack (Poster Children) and Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins) and more!

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

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    September

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge: Cross Stitch

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Looking for something exciting to do after school? Learn how to cross stitch on plastic canvas, play fun games, and enjoy a snack. 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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    September

    Library Friends Board Meeting

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    3:30 PM — 5:30 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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    September

    DIY Kids: Venus Flytrap Puppet

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Make your own Venus flytrap puppet at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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    September

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    Afterschool Adventures: Falling Self Portraits

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Create a drawing of yourself in mid-fall. These drawings are fun, silly, and very easy to make. FYI - You'll need to take off your shoes so you can trace them into your drawing.

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

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

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    September

    Family Makers Night: Personalized dog tags

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Decorate and personalize dog tags to wear or clip to your backpack.

    Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    September

    An Evening with Anthony Marra

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

    Join us for an evening with Anthony Marra, the award-winning author of the novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and the short story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno. Set in rural Chechnya, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena features a cast of characters struggling to survive amid the destruction and sorrow of war. Described by critics as "deeply emotional" and "extraordinary," Marra's debut novel is an unforgettable and immersive reading experience. Marra will read from both of his books and share his insights on writing. A book signing will follow.

    Part of The Pygmalion Festival and the Great Authors at the Library series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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    September

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    September

    ¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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    September

    Young Artists Workshop with Javaka Steptoe: Collage

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    11:00 AM — 12:30 PM

    Young artists are invited to a special before-hours collage workshop with Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe. This event requires pre-registration and is limited to kids in grades 2-5. Registration opens at 10am on Tuesday, September 5 and can be completed online, over the phone 217-403-2030, or in person at the Champaign Public Library. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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    September

    Tag Bag Sale

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    September

    An Afternoon with Javaka Steptoe

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

    Join us for an afternoon with author and artist Javaka Steptoe, who is this year's winner of the highest honor for children's picture books - the Caldecott Medal. He will talk about his recent book, "Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat" which also won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. A book signing will follow.

    Doors open at 1:30 pm for refreshments and book sales. Jane Addams Book Shop will be on site selling Javaka Steptoe's books.

    Part of The Pygmalion Festival and the Great Authors at the Library series. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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    September

    Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

    Celebrate a new exhibition in the library's "The Art Connection: Schools to Library" series with kids, teens, and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Centennial High School (Stacey Gross), Jefferson Middle School (Scott Fernsberg), and Carrie Busey Elementary School (John Odum). The exhibition is on display in two areas. Be sure to visit both the children's area on the first floor and the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). On display through December. Next exhibition in series opens in January 2018. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.


    >> Don't miss the rest of the day's art-related activities, including a free collage workshop for kids and a visit from this year's Caldecott winner, author and artist Javaka Steptoe:

    • Sep 24, Young Artists Workshop with Javaka Steptoe: Collage, 11 am (Sign up!)

    • Sep 24, An Afternoon with Javaka Steptoe, 2 pm
    • Sep 24, Opening Reception: "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," 3:30 pm

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge : ENVISION Static Electricity

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    September

    Tuesdays at Ten: Robotics, Automation, and Dance Lab

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    How do you get a robot to walk like a disco dancer? Or like a cheerleader? Or like a specific person? Amy LaViers strives to answer these questions. She is an assistant professor in Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and director of the Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab where she develops robotic algorithms inspired by movement and dance theory. This talk will discuss her research to facilitate the production of diverse robotic behaviors, the use of this taxonomy in teleoperation and robot programming, and a particular design of a bi-pedal walker, utilizing specific human-inspired, high-level motion primitives.

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge : Watercolor Landscape Painting

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    Community Talks: Volunteering for Seniors

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    4:30 PM — 5:30 PM

    Join us every month for a new topic at our Community Talks @ Douglass series, co-sponsored by the Champaign Park District. This month, a representative from the Stevick Senior Center will present a seminar regarding ways to volunteer time and skills to meet critical community needs. Also learn about free activities for seniors that are available at the Stevick Senior Center.

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

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    September

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    September

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    DIY Kids: September Rewind

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our September 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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    September

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    Teen Lounge : Trivia

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    September

    Afterschool Adventures: Ferocious Folding Paper Creatures

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

    Bring to life drawn paper creatures who when folded up look sweet and small but when unfolded offer an unexpected surprise!

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

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

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    September

    Family STEAM Night: Balancing Robot

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

    Experiment with the center of gravity and balance while you create and customize a balancing paper robot.

    Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    September

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    September

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    September

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    September

    Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

    Learn about Ikenobo Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, from Kimiko Gunji, former director of Japan House at the University of Illinois. Gunji will present “The Life Cycle of Flowers and Humans,” demonstrating how the many stages of our lives are reflected in flowers. Gunji, who has achieved the master level of both flower arranging and tea ceremony, received the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan in 2012.

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

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    October

    In Concert @ CPL: Sean Gaskell

    Sunday, October 01, 2017

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: Hyve Touch Synth

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Good Luck Soup Documentary Screening

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    DIY Kids: Skeleton Hand

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Chinese Moon Festival Celebration

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    7:30 PM — 8:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Afterschool Adventures: Captain Underpants Book Club

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Teen Scene

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

    Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    October

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, October 06, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, October 06, 2017

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, October 06, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    October

    Brazilian Children's Day Celebration

    Saturday, October 07, 2017

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: Build Equinox

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Current ventilation standards are inadequate for our homes, leading to reduction in cognition, productivity, health, and sleep quality. Build Equinox, located in Urbana, IL has developed the CERV; a smart ventilation system geared towards keeping the air in your home as healthy as possible. The CERV monitors carbon dioxide and volatile organic compound levels in the home and brings in fresh outside air when needed.

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Table Talk Book Club

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    October

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    DIY Kids: Animal Safari Mask

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    October

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    October

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Afterschool Adventures: Captain Underpants Book Club

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Family Game Night: Library Pirate Scavenger Hunt

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

    Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    October

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    October

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    October

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    October

    Shades of Blues in America with Joey Leone

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge: Tribute to Pets

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: Net-A-Home

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Jonathan Balthazar, co-founder of Net-A-Home, will tell us about how his team is using new technologies to save people from diseases like malaria in developing countries. They cost effectively mosquito proof homes for at risk communities by installing insecticide treated mesh on all entry points of a home to prevent pests from entering. They also teach community members how to do the installations and have them help perform the alterations to the homes in their community.

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Library Friends Board Meeting

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    DIY Kids: October Rewind

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Afterschool Adventures: Captain Underpants Book Club

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Family Makers Night: Survival Bracelets

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

    Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    October

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    October

    In Concert @ CPL: Rachel Therrien

    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge : Perler Beads

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: Running & Jumping Robots

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Screenagers: Documentary Screening

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Screenagers: A Community Conversation

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    7:45 PM — 8:45 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Pumpkin Patch Parade & Storytime

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge: Club Insecta

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    DIY Kids: Spooktacular Crafts

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    October

    Main Street Illinois

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    October

    Afterschool Adventures: Captain Underpants Book Club

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

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

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

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

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    October

    Family STEAM Night: Wings Wanted

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

    Part of Family Fun Night, the new weekly series especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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    October

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Friday Tech Help @ Douglass

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

    » Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    October

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    October

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    October

    Howl-o-ween!

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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    October

    Tag Bag Sale

    Sunday, October 29, 2017

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    October

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge : International Games Day

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    October

    Tuesdays at Ten: BikeMoves Illinois App

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    October

    Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    October

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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