May 2017

             

      

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

May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 01, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Completely Comics

Monday, May 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Tuesdays at Ten: Wildlife Conservation

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Cassandra Wilcoxen, from the UIUC Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, will discuss the impacts that agricultural practices have on wildlife, specifically in the bird and pollinator communities.The goal of the research is to identify how agricultural practices and conservation intersect in order to promote wildlife populations.

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Dogs!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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May

Teen STEAM: Bugs!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

DIY Kids: Glow in the Dark Bottle

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 04, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 04, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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May

Movie Matinee Magic - Sing!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

An Evening with Terry McMillan

Thursday, May 04, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

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

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

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

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 05, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 05, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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May

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 06, 2017

11:00 AM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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

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May

Damian Duffy author talk on Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 06, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 08, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Monday, May 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Tuesdays at Ten: Unlocking the Secrets of Mummies with Technology

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Teen STEAM: Green Screen Photography

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

DIY Kids: Mother's Day Gift

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, May 11, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 11, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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May

Teen STEAM: Screen Printing

Thursday, May 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Ben's Bells Project: Spreading Kindness Through Creativity

Thursday, May 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, May 11, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 12, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 12, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, May 12, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, May 13, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Class Act Showstoppers

Saturday, May 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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May

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, May 14, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 15, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Teens @ the Library

Monday, May 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Tea Tasting

Monday, May 15, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Tuesdays at Ten: The Product Manufactory

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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May

Crafty Teens: Beach Potpourri

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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May

DIY Kids: Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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May

Teen STEAM: Doodle Bots

Thursday, May 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join the Fab Lab in creating small motorized robots that will move around and make their own art! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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May

Movie Matinee Magic - Inside Out

Thursday, May 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 19, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 19, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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May

Bingo Blast!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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May

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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May

Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

Sunday, May 21, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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


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

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Monday, May 22, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Teen STEAM : Cosmic Creations

Monday, May 22, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Tuesdays at Ten: Photonicare Inc.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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May

Community Talks: Addiction

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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May

BioCafe: Fantastic Microbes and Where to Find Them

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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May

Teens @ the Library

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2:30 PM — 5:30 PM

Join us for a gaming lounge at the library! Middle and high school students are welcome.

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

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May

DIY Kids: Yarn Braid Key Chain

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, May 25, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Babies Love Books

Thursday, May 25, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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May

Movie Matinee Magic - Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, May 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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May

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, May 26, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Toddler Tales

Friday, May 26, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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May

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, May 26, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, May 27, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Read to the Dogs

Saturday, May 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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May

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, May 28, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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May

Library Closed - Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017

All Day

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

» All Branches

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May

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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May

Tuesdays at Ten: Zealous

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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May

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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May

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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May

DIY Kids: Collage Animal Marionettes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 01, 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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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 01, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

Teen STEAM Drop-In : Cubelets and Little Bits

Thursday, June 01, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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June

Live! Storytelling with Kath Brinkmann

Thursday, June 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join us for fun, interactive stories told by Kath Brinkmann. Kath combines humor and wit for stories that range from comical to moving. She’ll tell riddle tales, stories with a twist, and stories from her new book The Gift of the Unicorn and Other Animal Helper Tales.

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

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 02, 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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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 02, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

The Sky's the Limit with Steve Lundquist

Saturday, June 03, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join "The Master Facilitator of Fun" for musical comedy, silly magic, wacky balloon creations, and lot of laughs! Families will enjoy this fun, fast-paced, innovative show, then kids can sign up for The Sky's the Limit, our 2017 Summer Reading Game!

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

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June

Babies Love Books

Monday, June 05, 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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June

Kids Create Apps

Monday, June 05, 2017

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10

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

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June

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, June 06, 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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June

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
This week: Fresh from the Market
Find out how best to navigate the wonderful Market at the Square. Natalie Kenny Marquez will share tips and techniques for getting the most out of your Saturday morning shopping. She may even share a recipe of two.
Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.

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

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June

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, June 06, 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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June

U.S. Citizenship Information Session

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Are you interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? This informal drop-in session, presented by the University YMCA New Americans Welcome Center, will provide basic information about the steps to becoming a U.S. citizen. All are welcome.

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

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June

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, June 07, 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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June

DIY Kids: Duct Tape Carrot Pen

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Turn a regular pen into a fun carrot pen at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 08, 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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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 08, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion

Thursday, June 08, 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! Summer 2017 titles are:

Jun. 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Jul. 13: Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Aug. 10: Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff

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

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June

Teen STEAM Drop-In

Thursday, June 08, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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June

Live! Chat with a South Pole Scientist

Thursday, June 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join us for a live chat via satellite with a scientist at the South Pole! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live and work at the South Pole? During the Antarctic winter, it’s dark for six months straight with an average temperature of -76°F. It’s one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth, but it also offers one of clearest views of the universe. Each year astronomers travel from around the world to live and work there, and we’ll be talking to one of the astronomers currently working with the South Pole Telescope.

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

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 09, 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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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 09, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

Comedy Magician Richard Landry & his Magic Rabbit Snowball

Saturday, June 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Richard Landry and Snowball the Rabbit present a high-energy, fun-filled show of magic, storytelling, and puppetry celebrating what books can do for you! Registration is not required.

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

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June

In Concert @ CPL: Amasong

Sunday, June 11, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

In Concert @ CPL celebrates LGBT Pride with a performance by Amasong, Champaign-Urbana's Premiere Lesbian/Feminist Chorus. Please join us for a performance of beautiful harmonies, rounds and maybe a sing-along or two. Amasong has been a C-U musical institution since its founding in 1990, and was featured on the PBS program Independent Lens.

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

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June

Babies Love Books

Monday, June 12, 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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June

Kids Create Apps

Monday, June 12, 2017

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10

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

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June

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, June 13, 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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June

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
This week: Fabulous Flowers
Have you been out to Country Arbors Nursery yet this year? They have the most beautiful flowers anywhere. Donna Cultra will share which of those beauties might grow best together and how to recycle and reimagine interesting flowerpots to display them.
Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.

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

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June

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, June 13, 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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June

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, June 14, 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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June

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, June 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.

June Sales:
• 50% Off Mysteries
• June 14-18: Members' Half-Price Sale
• June 23, 24, 25: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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June

DIY Kids: Space Lander

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Design and build your own space lander then test it to see if your marshmallow astronauts stay inside at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 15, 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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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 15, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, June 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.

June Sales:
• 50% Off Mysteries
• June 14-18: Members' Half-Price Sale
• June 23, 24, 25: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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June

Teen STEAM Drop-In

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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June

Magnet Magic

Thursday, June 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Probe the mysteries of magnetism and polarity through experimentation, games, and activities! Explore the interaction of magnets with other magnets, metals, and non-metals, and discover how magnets are used in everyday life. Presented by Orpheum on Wheels.

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

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 16, 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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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 16, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, June 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.

June Sales:
• 50% Off Mysteries
• June 14-18: Members' Half-Price Sale
• June 23, 24, 25: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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June

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, June 17, 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.

June Sales:
• 50% Off Mysteries
• June 14-18: Members' Half-Price Sale
• June 23, 24, 25: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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June

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration

Saturday, June 17, 2017

12:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Join us in celebrating 152 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. This year's event also marks the 20th anniversary of the Douglass Branch Library in its current location on Grove Street. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District.

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

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June

Yoga Fun for Kids

Saturday, June 17, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, fly like a plane, breathe like a bunny, and stand strong like a tall tree – with music, stretching, and imagination you’ll enhance your flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Lola Pittenger is a certified life and nutrition coach, a bilingual elementary school teacher with 15 years of classroom experience, and a certified yoga instructor. For kids and their families.

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

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June

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, June 18, 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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June

Babies Love Books

Monday, June 19, 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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June

Kids Create Apps

Monday, June 19, 2017

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10

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

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June

Eclipse Chaser

Monday, June 19, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Andy Jones will be here to tell us about his exciting adventures chasing eclipses around the world and to teach us about the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21.

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

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June

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, June 20, 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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June

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
This week: Yoga for You!
Steve Willette from the Living Yoga Center will lead us through a stress- free seated yoga program. Everyone will enjoy the experience, as this is yoga anyone can do.
Don’t miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.


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

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June

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, June 20, 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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June

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, June 21, 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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June

DIY Kids: 3D Space Scene

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Make your own window to space with a view of planets and aliens at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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June

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 21, 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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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 22, 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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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 22, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

Teen STEAM Drop-In

Thursday, June 22, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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June

Fun with Science - Illinois Water State Survey

Thursday, June 22, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

See how much fun science can be! Join us for demonstrations and hands-on activities that highlight water chemistry. We’ll evaluate water quality with test strips, use indicators and meters to study the pH of water and other household materials, and demonstrate properties of supersaturated solutions.

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

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 23, 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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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 23, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, June 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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June

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, June 24, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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June

Live! Music for Kids: Transit Brass

Saturday, June 24, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join us for an interactive children’s concert by the Transit Brass octet featuring a mixture of jazz and classical music and a number of new compositions composed by members of the group.

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

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June

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, June 25, 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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June

Teen STEAM: Fab Lab - Cardboard Arcade

Monday, June 26, 2017

9:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Learn how to use a Makey Makey controller to turn a cardboard box into an arcade game of your own design! At the end of the workshop, participants will play each others arcade games. Open to middle and high school students. Registration is required. Two sessions are available to choose from.

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

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June

Babies Love Books

Monday, June 26, 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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June

Teen STEAM: Fab Lab - Cardboard Arcade

Monday, June 26, 2017

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Learn how to use a Makey Makey controller to turn a cardboard box into an arcade game of your own design! At the end of the workshop, participants will play each others arcade games. Open to middle and high school students. Registration is required. Two sessions are available to choose from.

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

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June

Kids Create Apps

Monday, June 26, 2017

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

This event takes place on:
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10

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

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June

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, June 27, 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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June

Fit and Fabulous

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
This week: Fun at the Forest Preserve!
Lisa Sprinkle from the Champaign County Forest Preserve will tell us the wonderful ways we can enjoy the fine Champaign County Forest Preserves. Best places to picnic, trails to walk, bike paths and of course, the great programs offered throughout the district are some things she will cover.
Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.


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

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June

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, June 27, 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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June

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, June 28, 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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June

DIY Kids: Star-Spangled Crafts

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Celebrate Independence Day with an afternoon of red, white, and blue crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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June

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, June 29, 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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June

Babies Love Books

Thursday, June 29, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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June

Teen STEAM Drop-In

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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June

Fish Fun, Fish Facts!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Learn about fish and other aquatic animals with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. We’ll focus on good stewardship, aquatic conservation, and raising interest in the sport of fishing. Plus, staff from the DNR will bring several live species so kids can have a close-up encounter with these aquatic conservation ambassadors!

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

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June

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, June 30, 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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June

Toddler Tales

Friday, June 30, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, May 01, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teens @ the Library: Completely Comics

    Monday, May 01, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Tuesdays at Ten: Wildlife Conservation

    Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Cassandra Wilcoxen, from the UIUC Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, will discuss the impacts that agricultural practices have on wildlife, specifically in the bird and pollinator communities.The goal of the research is to identify how agricultural practices and conservation intersect in order to promote wildlife populations.

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

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    May

    Teens @ the Library: Dogs!

    Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teen STEAM: Bugs!

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    DIY Kids: Glow in the Dark Bottle

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 04, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 04, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Movie Matinee Magic - Sing!

    Thursday, May 04, 2017

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    An Evening with Terry McMillan

    Thursday, May 04, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

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

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

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

    » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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    May

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, May 05, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, May 05, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Free Comic Book Day

    Saturday, May 06, 2017

    11:00 AM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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

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    May

    Damian Duffy author talk on Free Comic Book Day

    Saturday, May 06, 2017

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, May 08, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

    Monday, May 08, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Tuesdays at Ten: Unlocking the Secrets of Mummies with Technology

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Table Talk Book Club

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    May

    Teen STEAM: Green Screen Photography

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    DIY Kids: Mother's Day Gift

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    May

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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    May

    Teen STEAM: Screen Printing

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Ben's Bells Project: Spreading Kindness Through Creativity

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    May

    Class Act Showstoppers

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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    May

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teens @ the Library

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Tea Tasting

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Tuesdays at Ten: The Product Manufactory

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    May

    Crafty Teens: Beach Potpourri

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Library Friends Board Meeting

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    DIY Kids: Kaleidoscope

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teen STEAM: Doodle Bots

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

    Join the Fab Lab in creating small motorized robots that will move around and make their own art! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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    May

    Movie Matinee Magic - Inside Out

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Bingo Blast!

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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    May

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

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

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

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    May

    Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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


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

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

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teen STEAM : Cosmic Creations

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Tuesdays at Ten: Photonicare Inc.

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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    May

    Community Talks: Addiction

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    BioCafe: Fantastic Microbes and Where to Find Them

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    May

    Teens @ the Library

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    2:30 PM — 5:30 PM

    Join us for a gaming lounge at the library! Middle and high school students are welcome.

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

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    May

    DIY Kids: Yarn Braid Key Chain

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Movie Matinee Magic - Beauty and the Beast

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    May

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    May

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    May

    Read to the Dogs

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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    May

    Tag Bag Sale

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    May

    Library Closed - Memorial Day

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    All Day

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

    » All Branches

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    May

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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    May

    Tuesdays at Ten: Zealous

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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    May

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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    May

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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    May

    DIY Kids: Collage Animal Marionettes

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 01, 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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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    Teen STEAM Drop-In : Cubelets and Little Bits

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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    June

    Live! Storytelling with Kath Brinkmann

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Join us for fun, interactive stories told by Kath Brinkmann. Kath combines humor and wit for stories that range from comical to moving. She’ll tell riddle tales, stories with a twist, and stories from her new book The Gift of the Unicorn and Other Animal Helper Tales.

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

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 02, 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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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 02, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    The Sky's the Limit with Steve Lundquist

    Saturday, June 03, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Join "The Master Facilitator of Fun" for musical comedy, silly magic, wacky balloon creations, and lot of laughs! Families will enjoy this fun, fast-paced, innovative show, then kids can sign up for The Sky's the Limit, our 2017 Summer Reading Game!

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

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, June 05, 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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    June

    Kids Create Apps

    Monday, June 05, 2017

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

    This event takes place on:
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    July 3, 10

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

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, June 06, 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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    June

    Fit and Fabulous

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
    This week: Fresh from the Market
    Find out how best to navigate the wonderful Market at the Square. Natalie Kenny Marquez will share tips and techniques for getting the most out of your Saturday morning shopping. She may even share a recipe of two.
    Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.

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

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    June

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, June 06, 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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    June

    U.S. Citizenship Information Session

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    Are you interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? This informal drop-in session, presented by the University YMCA New Americans Welcome Center, will provide basic information about the steps to becoming a U.S. citizen. All are welcome.

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

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    June

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, June 07, 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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    June

    DIY Kids: Duct Tape Carrot Pen

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Turn a regular pen into a fun carrot pen at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 08, 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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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion

    Thursday, June 08, 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! Summer 2017 titles are:

    Jun. 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
    Jul. 13: Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    Aug. 10: Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff

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

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    June

    Teen STEAM Drop-In

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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    June

    Live! Chat with a South Pole Scientist

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Join us for a live chat via satellite with a scientist at the South Pole! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live and work at the South Pole? During the Antarctic winter, it’s dark for six months straight with an average temperature of -76°F. It’s one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth, but it also offers one of clearest views of the universe. Each year astronomers travel from around the world to live and work there, and we’ll be talking to one of the astronomers currently working with the South Pole Telescope.

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

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 09, 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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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 09, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    Comedy Magician Richard Landry & his Magic Rabbit Snowball

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Richard Landry and Snowball the Rabbit present a high-energy, fun-filled show of magic, storytelling, and puppetry celebrating what books can do for you! Registration is not required.

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

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    June

    In Concert @ CPL: Amasong

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    In Concert @ CPL celebrates LGBT Pride with a performance by Amasong, Champaign-Urbana's Premiere Lesbian/Feminist Chorus. Please join us for a performance of beautiful harmonies, rounds and maybe a sing-along or two. Amasong has been a C-U musical institution since its founding in 1990, and was featured on the PBS program Independent Lens.

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

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, June 12, 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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    June

    Kids Create Apps

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

    This event takes place on:
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    July 3, 10

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

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, June 13, 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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    June

    Fit and Fabulous

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
    This week: Fabulous Flowers
    Have you been out to Country Arbors Nursery yet this year? They have the most beautiful flowers anywhere. Donna Cultra will share which of those beauties might grow best together and how to recycle and reimagine interesting flowerpots to display them.
    Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.

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

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    June

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, June 13, 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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    June

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, June 14, 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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    June

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Wednesday, June 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.

    June Sales:
    • 50% Off Mysteries
    • June 14-18: Members' Half-Price Sale
    • June 23, 24, 25: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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    June

    DIY Kids: Space Lander

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Design and build your own space lander then test it to see if your marshmallow astronauts stay inside at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 15, 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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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Thursday, June 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.

    June Sales:
    • 50% Off Mysteries
    • June 14-18: Members' Half-Price Sale
    • June 23, 24, 25: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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    June

    Teen STEAM Drop-In

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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    June

    Magnet Magic

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Probe the mysteries of magnetism and polarity through experimentation, games, and activities! Explore the interaction of magnets with other magnets, metals, and non-metals, and discover how magnets are used in everyday life. Presented by Orpheum on Wheels.

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

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 16, 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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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Friday, June 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.

    June Sales:
    • 50% Off Mysteries
    • June 14-18: Members' Half-Price Sale
    • June 23, 24, 25: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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    June

    FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

    Saturday, June 17, 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.

    June Sales:
    • 50% Off Mysteries
    • June 14-18: Members' Half-Price Sale
    • June 23, 24, 25: Tag Bag Sale

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

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

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    June

    Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    12:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    Join us in celebrating 152 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. This year's event also marks the 20th anniversary of the Douglass Branch Library in its current location on Grove Street. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District.

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

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    June

    Yoga Fun for Kids

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, fly like a plane, breathe like a bunny, and stand strong like a tall tree – with music, stretching, and imagination you’ll enhance your flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Lola Pittenger is a certified life and nutrition coach, a bilingual elementary school teacher with 15 years of classroom experience, and a certified yoga instructor. For kids and their families.

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

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    June

    Members' Half-Price Sale

    Sunday, June 18, 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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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, June 19, 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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    June

    Kids Create Apps

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

    This event takes place on:
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    July 3, 10

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

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    June

    Eclipse Chaser

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

    Andy Jones will be here to tell us about his exciting adventures chasing eclipses around the world and to teach us about the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21.

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

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, June 20, 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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    June

    Fit and Fabulous

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
    This week: Yoga for You!
    Steve Willette from the Living Yoga Center will lead us through a stress- free seated yoga program. Everyone will enjoy the experience, as this is yoga anyone can do.
    Don’t miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.


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

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    June

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, June 20, 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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    June

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, June 21, 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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    June

    DIY Kids: 3D Space Scene

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Make your own window to space with a view of planets and aliens at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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    June

    Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    Wednesday, June 21, 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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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 22, 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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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    Teen STEAM Drop-In

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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    June

    Fun with Science - Illinois Water State Survey

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    See how much fun science can be! Join us for demonstrations and hands-on activities that highlight water chemistry. We’ll evaluate water quality with test strips, use indicators and meters to study the pH of water and other household materials, and demonstrate properties of supersaturated solutions.

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

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 23, 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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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    Tag Bag Sale

    Friday, June 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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    June

    Tag Bag Sale

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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    June

    Live! Music for Kids: Transit Brass

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Join us for an interactive children’s concert by the Transit Brass octet featuring a mixture of jazz and classical music and a number of new compositions composed by members of the group.

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

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    June

    Tag Bag Sale

    Sunday, June 25, 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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    June

    Teen STEAM: Fab Lab - Cardboard Arcade

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    9:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Learn how to use a Makey Makey controller to turn a cardboard box into an arcade game of your own design! At the end of the workshop, participants will play each others arcade games. Open to middle and high school students. Registration is required. Two sessions are available to choose from.

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

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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Monday, June 26, 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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    June

    Teen STEAM: Fab Lab - Cardboard Arcade

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Learn how to use a Makey Makey controller to turn a cardboard box into an arcade game of your own design! At the end of the workshop, participants will play each others arcade games. Open to middle and high school students. Registration is required. Two sessions are available to choose from.

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

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    June

    Kids Create Apps

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

    This event takes place on:
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    July 3, 10

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

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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Tuesday, June 27, 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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    June

    Fit and Fabulous

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Have a wonderful summer learning and trying new things.
    This week: Fun at the Forest Preserve!
    Lisa Sprinkle from the Champaign County Forest Preserve will tell us the wonderful ways we can enjoy the fine Champaign County Forest Preserves. Best places to picnic, trails to walk, bike paths and of course, the great programs offered throughout the district are some things she will cover.
    Don’t’ miss this! Everyone welcome. Enjoy light refreshments.


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

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    June

    Goodnight Storytime

    Tuesday, June 27, 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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    June

    Ready, Set, Read!

    Wednesday, June 28, 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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    June

    DIY Kids: Star-Spangled Crafts

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Celebrate Independence Day with an afternoon of red, white, and blue crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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    June

    Make & Take for Preschoolers

    Thursday, June 29, 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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    June

    Babies Love Books

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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    June

    Teen STEAM Drop-In

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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    June

    Fish Fun, Fish Facts!

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

    Learn about fish and other aquatic animals with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. We’ll focus on good stewardship, aquatic conservation, and raising interest in the sport of fishing. Plus, staff from the DNR will bring several live species so kids can have a close-up encounter with these aquatic conservation ambassadors!

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

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    June

    Play Date for Preschoolers

    Friday, June 30, 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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    June

    Toddler Tales

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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