January 2017

 

 

  

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

January

Library Closed

Sunday, January 01, 2017

All Day

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

Ebooks & More: We keep adding more ways to use the library 24/7 and on the go, on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Make the most of our great selection of downloadable and streaming media. All you need is a Champaign library card. champaign.org/ebooks

» All Branches

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 02, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 05, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Laptop Open Lab

Thursday, January 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Decompress after school with a little laptop time. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Movie Matinee Magic - Finding Dory

Thursday, January 05, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 06, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Yoga for Kids

Saturday, January 07, 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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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 09, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Movie & More

Monday, January 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Food, fun, and hanging with your friends at the library! 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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January

"Victoria" Sneak Peek: A Preview Screening with WILL-TV

Monday, January 09, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Join the Champaign Public Library and WILL-TV for a preview screening of the first hour of Victoria, the new PBS series that tells the story of England’s Queen Victoria, the 19th century monarch who gave her name to an era. The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.

Victoria premieres on WILL on January 15, but you can preview it here first.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teens @ the Library : Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 10, 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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January

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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January

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, January 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.

January Sales:
• 50% Off Personal Improvement
• Magazines 25¢
• January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• January 27, 28, 29: 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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January

Geek Wednesdays: Teen STEAM - Sims Lounge

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Drop in to play Sims & learn how to mod the game! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

DIY Kids: Snowman Mobile

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Chase those winter blues away with this bright snowman craft at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 12, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, January 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.

January Sales:
• 50% Off Personal Improvement
• Magazines 25¢
• January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• January 27, 28, 29: 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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January

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Teens @ the Library : Books, Baubles, and Baked Goods

Thursday, January 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Want to rave about your favorite books with others, or learn about upcoming titles? Join us for hot chocolate, snacks, lively discussion, and some bookish crafts! 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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January

Movie Matinee Magic - Pete's Dragon

Thursday, January 12, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 13, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, January 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.

January Sales:
• 50% Off Personal Improvement
• Magazines 25¢
• January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• January 27, 28, 29: 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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January

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, January 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.

January Sales:
• 50% Off Personal Improvement
• Magazines 25¢
• January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• January 27, 28, 29: 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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January

FriendShop Bookstore: Member’s Half-Price Sale

Sunday, January 15, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Monday, January 16, 2017

All Day

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teens @ the Library

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library to try some tech, eat a snack, and chill with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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January

Bears Can't Drift Grand Prix!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Face off against your friends in the racing game Bears Can't Drift! Prizes and snacks will be given. 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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January

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 18, 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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January

DIY Kids: Clothespin Animals

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make fun animal characters with clothespins 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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January

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, generally held on the third Wednesday of the month. The meeting this month will be held at Douglass Branch Library at 504 E. Grove Street, Champaign in the large meeting room.

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 19, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

National Popcorn Day!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate National Popcorn Day with one of the best pairings in existence: movies and popcorn! Relax and enjoy a funny film while trying out a variety of creative popcorn recipes! 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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January

Movie Matinee Magic - Kubo and the Two Strings

Thursday, January 19, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 20, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Build It!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Unleash your imagination at Build It! Kids are invited to create igloos, skyscrapers, and anything else they can dream up using all kinds of building materials.

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 23, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Crafty Teens: Washi Tape Wonders

Monday, January 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

An Evening with David Sheff

Monday, January 23, 2017

7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author David Sheff will discuss his memoir, Beautiful Boy, a candid chronicle of his son's drug addiction and his journey toward recovery. A book signing will follow.

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Think Summer

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Jolt out of winter blahs by pretending it's summer. Middle and high school students can enjoy summer treats and games with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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January

Community Talks: How to Deal with Trauma

Tuesday, January 24, 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, representatives from CU Neighborhood Champions will provide participants with the information, tools, and skills they need to better understand and deal with trauma as well as know how to help their friends, neighbors, family members and others who might be impacted by trauma.

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 25, 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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January

Calendar Crafting

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Get into the new year by designing your own personal calendar! Snacks and games will also be provided. 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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January

DIY Kids: Toy Workshop

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own simple toys like a ring toss, spinner, and puzzle 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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 26, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Crafty Teens: Art of Japanese Embroidery

Thursday, January 26, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Teens can learn about Sashiko, the art of Japanese embroidery, at this special program presented by members of the CU Spinners and Weavers Guild. 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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January

Movie Matinee Magic - The BFG

Thursday, January 26, 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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January

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, January 26, 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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 27, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

Friday, January 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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January

FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, January 28, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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January

FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, January 29, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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January

In Concert @ CPL: Ben Bedford

Sunday, January 29, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Springfield artist Ben Bedford refers to his style as "American portrait songwriting," drawing upon history for inspiration and presenting songs with a strong sense of time and place. With four albums to his credit, Bedford's music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots radio in the U.S. and Europe. Fellow singer-songwriter Diana Jones has described his work as "beautiful and unusual songs that take the listener to the heart of the matter."

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 30, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Movie & More

Monday, January 30, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teen STEAM: Engineering

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 01, 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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February

Teens @ the Library

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

DIY Kids: Valentine Votive

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Celebrate the sweetest holiday of the year with this special craft at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 02, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 02, 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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February

Teen STEAM: Holograms!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Did you know you can make a hologram with just some clear plastic, a video, and your phone or tablet? Join us to learn how! 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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February

Movie Matinee Magic - Wall-E

Thursday, February 02, 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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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 03, 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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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 03, 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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February

DIY Kids: Drive-In Movie Party

Saturday, February 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

We're recreating the drive-in experience! Come make your own car out of a cardboard box and then sit back and relax as we watch some of our favorite Cars stories on the big screen. Bring your own box or use one of ours. All materials supplied. For kids and their families.

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

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February

Sunday Matinee: Lincoln

Sunday, February 05, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Kick off our week-long celebration of "Lincoln at the Library" with a viewing of Stephen Spielberg's 2012 film "Lincoln". The biopic won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. Rated PG-13.

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 06, 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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February

Teens @ the Library : Glow Party

Monday, February 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Join us for some glow in the dark fun. We'll play some games, listen to some tunes and learn the science behind the magic of glow sticks. Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 07, 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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February

Teen STEAM : Solar Cell Phone Chargers

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join presenters from the Inspire Club from the University of Illinois as they help teens make solar-powered cell phone chargers. First come first served for creating a charger. Middle and high school students are welcome to attend this program. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Black History Bingo

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Black History Bingo! Be the first to fill your card featuring famous faces and places from black history. All ages are welcome.

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 07, 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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February

Book Discussion: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Join Adult Services Manager Kristina Hoerner for a discussion of David Sheff's bestselling memoir Beautiful Boy. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 08, 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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February

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, February 08, 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.

February Sales:
• 50% Off Romance
• Feb 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
• Feb 24, 25, 26: 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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February

Geek Wednesdays: 3D Valentine's Hearts!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate Valentine's Day by designing and 3D printing a heart for yourself or someone else! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

DIY Kids: Egg Carton Mask

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Need a mask for Mardi Gras? Come to the library to make your own egg carton mask at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 09, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 09, 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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February

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, February 09, 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.

February Sales:
• 50% Off Romance
• Feb 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
• Feb 24, 25, 26: 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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February

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 09, 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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February

Crafty Teens: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

Thursday, February 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun, and learn how to make your own tie-dye bleeding tissue paper art! 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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February

Happy Birthday, Abe!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with Lincoln activities, crafts, trivia, and more! For kids and their families. Part of our week-long "Lincoln at the Library" celebration.

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

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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 10, 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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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 10, 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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February

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, February 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.

February Sales:
• 50% Off Romance
• Feb 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
• Feb 24, 25, 26: 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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February

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, February 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.

February Sales:
• 50% Off Romance
• Feb 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
• Feb 24, 25, 26: 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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February

A Visit with Mr. Lincoln

Saturday, February 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Meet one of our nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures, Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln (Kevin Wood) quotes from his best-known speeches and writings while also providing some surprising and interesting perspectives. And while Mr. Lincoln talks about history, he also talks about his story: growing up on the frontier, his great desire to learn, his various jobs, why he liked to tell stories, what he keeps inside his hat, and more. Time for Q&A and photos with the president included. Part of our week-long "Lincoln at the Library" celebration. Mr. Lincoln's appearance made possible with support from the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition. For all ages.

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

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February

FriendShop Bookstore: Member’s Half-Price Sale

Sunday, February 12, 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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February

In Concert @ CPL: Kittens Incorporated

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Enjoy a taste of summer in the heart of winter with the breezy pop sounds of Champaign's Kittens Incorporated, featuring local musicians Bryan and Jolee Phelps. The duo will play selections from their 2016 album, "Like a Bubble," as well as other favorites.

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

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February

Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

Sunday, February 12, 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: Melissa Farley, Bottenfield Elementary; Andrea Cox, Westview Elementary; and Carol-Lynn Comparetto, Central High School. 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.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 13, 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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February

Teens @ the Library: Chocolate Tasting

Monday, February 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join us as we learn a little about how chocolate is made. Then discover your favorite chocolate brands and types from our selections. Record your impressions of taste, appearance, smell and texture in this program for middle and high school students. We'll also have palate cleansers and non-chocolate options. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 14, 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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February

Teens @ the Library

Tuesday, February 14, 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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February

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, February 14, 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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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 14, 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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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 15, 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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February

Teens @ the Library

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 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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February

DIY Kids: Mancala Board

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Create your own mancala board at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids. Then use your board at home to practice for the Mancala Tournament on February 28th! Don't know how to play this African board game? We'll teach you!

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

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February

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 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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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 16, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 16, 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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February

Teens @ the Library: Gaming Lounge

Thursday, February 16, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of video games, board games, and snacks! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Movie Matinee Magic - Charlotte's Web

Thursday, February 16, 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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February

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, February 16, 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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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 17, 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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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 17, 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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February

Power of Poetry Workshop with Tasleem Jamila

Saturday, February 18, 2017

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Poet, performance artist, and author Tasleem Jamila presents "Legacy: I Stand on Shoulders," an interactive workshop celebrating the power of poetry and spoken word.

Jamila writes: "We tell our own stories, reclaim the power to write our own futures. We recognize ourselves in the stories and memories of others and are awakened to the unity in us all. This workshop is focused and organized around poetry and spoken word as a means for social change and preserving our ancestors’ stories. It recognizes our poetry as being powerful and intentional. We give light and attention to those poets who were bold and took risks in raising their voices with words so that I may speak today. This workshop is a celebration of those who came before and those still speaking loud today."

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 20, 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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February

African-American Read-In

Monday, February 20, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 21, 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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February

Teens @ the Library

Tuesday, February 21, 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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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 21, 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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February

The Mystery of Pain

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Chronic pain is said to affect approximately 100 million Americans at an annual cost of about 600 billion dollars. Explore emerging advances and deepen your understanding of the science of pain with Douglas Nelson, author of The Mystery of Pain. In this presentation, you will learn how pain mechanisms affect the brain and how emotions, memory, thought patterns, and physical activity can positively influence the experience of pain. In essence, the more deeply you understand the process of pain, the more power you have to influence it.

Douglas Nelson is a licensed massage therapist and the owner of BodyWork Associates. The Mystery of Pain was published in 2013 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in London and was recently translated into Italian by Edizioni Mediterrannee.

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

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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 22, 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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February

Teens @ the Library

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

DIY Kids: Bejeweled Sun Catcher

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make an eye-catching bejeweled sun catcher at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 23, 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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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 23, 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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February

Crafty Teens: DIY Bath Bombs

Thursday, February 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Want bath bombs but not the price tag? Or maybe just want something a bit more custom? Learn to make your own bath bombs with us! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Movie Matinee Magic - Trolls

Thursday, February 23, 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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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 24, 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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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 24, 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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February

FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

Friday, February 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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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Morning Battle

Saturday, February 25, 2017

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 14th annual Battle of the Books. Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by Wed., Feb. 1, 2017; call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals.

Click to see the list of Battle books:
• In the library catalog

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

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February

FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, February 25, 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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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Afternoon Battle

Saturday, February 25, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 14th annual Battle of the Books. Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by Wed., Feb. 1, 2017; call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals.

Click to see the list of Battle books:
• In the library catalog

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

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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Finals

Saturday, February 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Leading teams from the morning and afternoon Battle of the Books Playoffs will be invited to participate in the finals. Find more information under the playoff listings (Feb. 25 at 11 am and 1:30 pm).

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

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February

FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, February 26, 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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February

In Concert @ CPL: Jasmine Field Orchestra

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

This bonus installment of our monthly In Concert @ CPL series features the Jasmine Field Orchestra, a student organization from the University of Illinois featuring Chinese undergraduates and graduates from various majors who are interested in cooperative music performance. The ensemble consists of two sections: Chinese instruments and Western instruments, and works on arranging pieces that incorporate a variety of musical elements, including Chinese folk music and pop music. The Jasmine Field Orchestra has performed at a variety of local venues, including the University of Illinois School of Music, Foellinger Auditorium, the Illini Union, and the University YMCA.

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 27, 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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February

Teen STEAM : Astronomy

Monday, February 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? Join us as we use a special telescope to learn and look at the sun, explore our backyard night sky and discover the science of solar eclipses. Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 28, 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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February

Teens @ the Library

Tuesday, February 28, 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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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 28, 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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      January

      Library Closed

      Sunday, January 01, 2017

      All Day

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

      Ebooks & More: We keep adding more ways to use the library 24/7 and on the go, on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Make the most of our great selection of downloadable and streaming media. All you need is a Champaign library card. champaign.org/ebooks

      » All Branches

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 02, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 03, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 03, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 04, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 05, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Laptop Open Lab

      Thursday, January 05, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Decompress after school with a little laptop time. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      January

      Movie Matinee Magic - Finding Dory

      Thursday, January 05, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 06, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Yoga for Kids

      Saturday, January 07, 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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 09, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Movie & More

      Monday, January 09, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Food, fun, and hanging with your friends at the library! 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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      January

      "Victoria" Sneak Peek: A Preview Screening with WILL-TV

      Monday, January 09, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      Join the Champaign Public Library and WILL-TV for a preview screening of the first hour of Victoria, the new PBS series that tells the story of England’s Queen Victoria, the 19th century monarch who gave her name to an era. The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.

      Victoria premieres on WILL on January 15, but you can preview it here first.

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 10, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teens @ the Library : Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 10, 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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      January

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, January 10, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 10, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      January

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, January 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.

      January Sales:
      • 50% Off Personal Improvement
      • Magazines 25¢
      • January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • January 27, 28, 29: 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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      January

      Geek Wednesdays: Teen STEAM - Sims Lounge

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Drop in to play Sims & learn how to mod the game! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: Snowman Mobile

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Chase those winter blues away with this bright snowman craft at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 12, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, January 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.

      January Sales:
      • 50% Off Personal Improvement
      • Magazines 25¢
      • January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • January 27, 28, 29: 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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      January

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, January 12, 2017

      1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

      Teens @ the Library : Books, Baubles, and Baked Goods

      Thursday, January 12, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Want to rave about your favorite books with others, or learn about upcoming titles? Join us for hot chocolate, snacks, lively discussion, and some bookish crafts! 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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      January

      Movie Matinee Magic - Pete's Dragon

      Thursday, January 12, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 13, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Friday, January 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.

      January Sales:
      • 50% Off Personal Improvement
      • Magazines 25¢
      • January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • January 27, 28, 29: 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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      January

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, January 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.

      January Sales:
      • 50% Off Personal Improvement
      • Magazines 25¢
      • January 11-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • January 27, 28, 29: 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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      January

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member’s Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, January 15, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

      Monday, January 16, 2017

      All Day

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

      » All Branches

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 17, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teens @ the Library

      Tuesday, January 17, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can stop by the library to try some tech, eat a snack, and chill with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 17, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 18, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      January

      Bears Can't Drift Grand Prix!

      Wednesday, January 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Face off against your friends in the racing game Bears Can't Drift! Prizes and snacks will be given. 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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      January

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, January 18, 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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      January

      DIY Kids: Clothespin Animals

      Wednesday, January 18, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make fun animal characters with clothespins 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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      January

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, January 18, 2017

      5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

      The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, generally held on the third Wednesday of the month. The meeting this month will be held at Douglass Branch Library at 504 E. Grove Street, Champaign in the large meeting room.

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 19, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      National Popcorn Day!

      Thursday, January 19, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Celebrate National Popcorn Day with one of the best pairings in existence: movies and popcorn! Relax and enjoy a funny film while trying out a variety of creative popcorn recipes! 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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      January

      Movie Matinee Magic - Kubo and the Two Strings

      Thursday, January 19, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 20, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Build It!

      Saturday, January 21, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Unleash your imagination at Build It! Kids are invited to create igloos, skyscrapers, and anything else they can dream up using all kinds of building materials.

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 23, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Crafty Teens: Washi Tape Wonders

      Monday, January 23, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      An Evening with David Sheff

      Monday, January 23, 2017

      7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

      Journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author David Sheff will discuss his memoir, Beautiful Boy, a candid chronicle of his son's drug addiction and his journey toward recovery. A book signing will follow.

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 24, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Think Summer

      Tuesday, January 24, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Jolt out of winter blahs by pretending it's summer. Middle and high school students can enjoy summer treats and games with friends. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      January

      Community Talks: How to Deal with Trauma

      Tuesday, January 24, 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, representatives from CU Neighborhood Champions will provide participants with the information, tools, and skills they need to better understand and deal with trauma as well as know how to help their friends, neighbors, family members and others who might be impacted by trauma.

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 24, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 25, 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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      January

      Calendar Crafting

      Wednesday, January 25, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Get into the new year by designing your own personal calendar! Snacks and games will also be provided. 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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      January

      DIY Kids: Toy Workshop

      Wednesday, January 25, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own simple toys like a ring toss, spinner, and puzzle 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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 26, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Crafty Teens: Art of Japanese Embroidery

      Thursday, January 26, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Teens can learn about Sashiko, the art of Japanese embroidery, at this special program presented by members of the CU Spinners and Weavers Guild. 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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      January

      Movie Matinee Magic - The BFG

      Thursday, January 26, 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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      January

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, January 26, 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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 27, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, January 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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      January

      FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, January 28, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, January 29, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      In Concert @ CPL: Ben Bedford

      Sunday, January 29, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Springfield artist Ben Bedford refers to his style as "American portrait songwriting," drawing upon history for inspiration and presenting songs with a strong sense of time and place. With four albums to his credit, Bedford's music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots radio in the U.S. and Europe. Fellow singer-songwriter Diana Jones has described his work as "beautiful and unusual songs that take the listener to the heart of the matter."

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 30, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Movie & More

      Monday, January 30, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 31, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen STEAM: Engineering

      Tuesday, January 31, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 31, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 01, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Wednesday, February 01, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Valentine Votive

      Wednesday, February 01, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Celebrate the sweetest holiday of the year with this special craft at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 02, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 02, 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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      February

      Teen STEAM: Holograms!

      Thursday, February 02, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Did you know you can make a hologram with just some clear plastic, a video, and your phone or tablet? Join us to learn how! 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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      February

      Movie Matinee Magic - Wall-E

      Thursday, February 02, 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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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 03, 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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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 03, 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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      February

      DIY Kids: Drive-In Movie Party

      Saturday, February 04, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      We're recreating the drive-in experience! Come make your own car out of a cardboard box and then sit back and relax as we watch some of our favorite Cars stories on the big screen. Bring your own box or use one of ours. All materials supplied. For kids and their families.

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

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      February

      Sunday Matinee: Lincoln

      Sunday, February 05, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Kick off our week-long celebration of "Lincoln at the Library" with a viewing of Stephen Spielberg's 2012 film "Lincoln". The biopic won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. Rated PG-13.

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 06, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library : Glow Party

      Monday, February 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Join us for some glow in the dark fun. We'll play some games, listen to some tunes and learn the science behind the magic of glow sticks. Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 07, 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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      February

      Teen STEAM : Solar Cell Phone Chargers

      Tuesday, February 07, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join presenters from the Inspire Club from the University of Illinois as they help teens make solar-powered cell phone chargers. First come first served for creating a charger. Middle and high school students are welcome to attend this program. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Black History Bingo

      Tuesday, February 07, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Black History Bingo! Be the first to fill your card featuring famous faces and places from black history. All ages are welcome.

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 07, 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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      February

      Book Discussion: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

      Tuesday, February 07, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      Join Adult Services Manager Kristina Hoerner for a discussion of David Sheff's bestselling memoir Beautiful Boy. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 08, 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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      February

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, February 08, 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.

      February Sales:
      • 50% Off Romance
      • Feb 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • Feb 24, 25, 26: 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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      February

      Geek Wednesdays: 3D Valentine's Hearts!

      Wednesday, February 08, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Celebrate Valentine's Day by designing and 3D printing a heart for yourself or someone else! For middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Egg Carton Mask

      Wednesday, February 08, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Need a mask for Mardi Gras? Come to the library to make your own egg carton mask at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 09, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 09, 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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      February

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, February 09, 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.

      February Sales:
      • 50% Off Romance
      • Feb 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • Feb 24, 25, 26: 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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      February

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, February 09, 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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      February

      Crafty Teens: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

      Thursday, February 09, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun, and learn how to make your own tie-dye bleeding tissue paper art! 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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      February

      Happy Birthday, Abe!

      Thursday, February 09, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

      Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with Lincoln activities, crafts, trivia, and more! For kids and their families. Part of our week-long "Lincoln at the Library" celebration.

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

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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 10, 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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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 10, 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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      February

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Friday, February 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.

      February Sales:
      • 50% Off Romance
      • Feb 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • Feb 24, 25, 26: 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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      February

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, February 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.

      February Sales:
      • 50% Off Romance
      • Feb 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • Feb 24, 25, 26: 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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      February

      A Visit with Mr. Lincoln

      Saturday, February 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Meet one of our nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures, Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln (Kevin Wood) quotes from his best-known speeches and writings while also providing some surprising and interesting perspectives. And while Mr. Lincoln talks about history, he also talks about his story: growing up on the frontier, his great desire to learn, his various jobs, why he liked to tell stories, what he keeps inside his hat, and more. Time for Q&A and photos with the president included. Part of our week-long "Lincoln at the Library" celebration. Mr. Lincoln's appearance made possible with support from the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition. For all ages.

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

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      February

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member’s Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, February 12, 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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      February

      In Concert @ CPL: Kittens Incorporated

      Sunday, February 12, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Enjoy a taste of summer in the heart of winter with the breezy pop sounds of Champaign's Kittens Incorporated, featuring local musicians Bryan and Jolee Phelps. The duo will play selections from their 2016 album, "Like a Bubble," as well as other favorites.

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

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      February

      Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

      Sunday, February 12, 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: Melissa Farley, Bottenfield Elementary; Andrea Cox, Westview Elementary; and Carol-Lynn Comparetto, Central High School. 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.

      » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 13, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library: Chocolate Tasting

      Monday, February 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join us as we learn a little about how chocolate is made. Then discover your favorite chocolate brands and types from our selections. Record your impressions of taste, appearance, smell and texture in this program for middle and high school students. We'll also have palate cleansers and non-chocolate options. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 14, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Tuesday, February 14, 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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      February

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, February 14, 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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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 14, 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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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 15, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, February 15, 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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      February

      DIY Kids: Mancala Board

      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Create your own mancala board at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids. Then use your board at home to practice for the Mancala Tournament on February 28th! Don't know how to play this African board game? We'll teach you!

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

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      February

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, February 15, 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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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 16, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 16, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library: Gaming Lounge

      Thursday, February 16, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join us for an afternoon of video games, board games, and snacks! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Movie Matinee Magic - Charlotte's Web

      Thursday, February 16, 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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      February

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, February 16, 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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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 17, 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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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 17, 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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      February

      Power of Poetry Workshop with Tasleem Jamila

      Saturday, February 18, 2017

      1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Poet, performance artist, and author Tasleem Jamila presents "Legacy: I Stand on Shoulders," an interactive workshop celebrating the power of poetry and spoken word.

      Jamila writes: "We tell our own stories, reclaim the power to write our own futures. We recognize ourselves in the stories and memories of others and are awakened to the unity in us all. This workshop is focused and organized around poetry and spoken word as a means for social change and preserving our ancestors’ stories. It recognizes our poetry as being powerful and intentional. We give light and attention to those poets who were bold and took risks in raising their voices with words so that I may speak today. This workshop is a celebration of those who came before and those still speaking loud today."

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 20, 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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      February

      African-American Read-In

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 21, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Tuesday, February 21, 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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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 21, 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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      February

      The Mystery of Pain

      Tuesday, February 21, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      Chronic pain is said to affect approximately 100 million Americans at an annual cost of about 600 billion dollars. Explore emerging advances and deepen your understanding of the science of pain with Douglas Nelson, author of The Mystery of Pain. In this presentation, you will learn how pain mechanisms affect the brain and how emotions, memory, thought patterns, and physical activity can positively influence the experience of pain. In essence, the more deeply you understand the process of pain, the more power you have to influence it.

      Douglas Nelson is a licensed massage therapist and the owner of BodyWork Associates. The Mystery of Pain was published in 2013 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in London and was recently translated into Italian by Edizioni Mediterrannee.

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

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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 22, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Bejeweled Sun Catcher

      Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make an eye-catching bejeweled sun catcher at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 23, 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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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 23, 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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      February

      Crafty Teens: DIY Bath Bombs

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Want bath bombs but not the price tag? Or maybe just want something a bit more custom? Learn to make your own bath bombs with us! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Movie Matinee Magic - Trolls

      Thursday, February 23, 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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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 24, 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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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 24, 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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      February

      FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, February 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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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Morning Battle

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 14th annual Battle of the Books. Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by Wed., Feb. 1, 2017; call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals.

      Click to see the list of Battle books:
      • In the library catalog

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

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      February

      FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, February 25, 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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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Afternoon Battle

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

      Students in grades 3 to 5 can celebrate Black History Month by challenging their book knowledge in our 14th annual Battle of the Books. Find copies of the required books at the Douglass Branch and Main Library. Every participant will receive a prize book. Teams can have up to 12 students. Contact your school to see if they are organizing a team. Register your team by Wed., Feb. 1, 2017; call 217/403-2090. Teams will be assigned to the morning (11 am) or afternoon (1:30 pm) battle when registering. Leading teams from the playoffs will advance to the 3 pm finals.

      Click to see the list of Battle books:
      • In the library catalog

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

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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Finals

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Leading teams from the morning and afternoon Battle of the Books Playoffs will be invited to participate in the finals. Find more information under the playoff listings (Feb. 25 at 11 am and 1:30 pm).

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

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      February

      FriendShop Bookstore: Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, February 26, 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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      February

      In Concert @ CPL: Jasmine Field Orchestra

      Sunday, February 26, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      This bonus installment of our monthly In Concert @ CPL series features the Jasmine Field Orchestra, a student organization from the University of Illinois featuring Chinese undergraduates and graduates from various majors who are interested in cooperative music performance. The ensemble consists of two sections: Chinese instruments and Western instruments, and works on arranging pieces that incorporate a variety of musical elements, including Chinese folk music and pop music. The Jasmine Field Orchestra has performed at a variety of local venues, including the University of Illinois School of Music, Foellinger Auditorium, the Illini Union, and the University YMCA.

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 27, 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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      February

      Teen STEAM : Astronomy

      Monday, February 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? Join us as we use a special telescope to learn and look at the sun, explore our backyard night sky and discover the science of solar eclipses. Middle and high school students can stop by the library for snacks and fun. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 28, 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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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Tuesday, February 28, 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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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 28, 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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