March 2017

 

 

 

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

March

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, March 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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March

Crafty Teens: Potpourri

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Middle and high school students can make their own potpourri at this delightfully pungent program! Snacks, too. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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March

DIY Kids: Paper Cookie Basket

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own paper basket and fill it with cookies 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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March

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, March 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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March

Babies Love Books

Thursday, March 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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March

Teen STEAM: Wearable LEDs

Thursday, March 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Teens can learn to make and sew their own accessories featuring soft circuits with colorful LEDs! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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March

Movie Matinee Magic - Zootopia

Thursday, March 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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March

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, March 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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March

Toddler Tales

Friday, March 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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March

¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS

Saturday, March 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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March

Babies Love Books

Monday, March 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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March

Teen STEAM: Retro Tech

Monday, March 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate YALSA's Teen Tech Week by exploring retro technology and playing some vintage video games. Snacks and fun provided. 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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March

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, March 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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March

Teen STEAM: Chemistry

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Chemistry's never been this fun! Guest presenters from the University of Illinois REACT program will lead middle and high school students in hands-on activities highlighting chemical principles. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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March

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, March 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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March

BioCafe: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Dr. Wilson is Professor of Microbiology in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wilson's research focuses on mechanisms of infectious disease and host-microbe interactions. She has served on advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Her talk will discuss genetically modified organisms and their impacts on food insecurity and the global food supply.

This event is part of the BioCafe: Science For Your Community, From Your Community series, presented in cooperation with the University of Illinois School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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

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March

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, March 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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March

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, March 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.

March Sales:
• 50% Off Gardening
• March 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
• March 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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March

Crafty Teens: Spring Wreaths

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Make a wreath to celebrate the coming of spring! 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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March

DIY Kids: Tic Tac Toe Bag

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own tic tac toe game that will go wherever you go 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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March

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, March 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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March

Babies Love Books

Thursday, March 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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March

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, March 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.

March Sales:
• 50% Off Gardening
• March 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
• March 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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March

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, March 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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March

DIY Teens: Terrariums

Thursday, March 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Middle and high school students are welcome to stop by after school and make their own mini terrariums or snow globes. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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March

Movie Matinee Magic - Incredibles

Thursday, March 09, 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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March

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, March 09, 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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March

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, March 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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March

Toddler Tales

Friday, March 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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March

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, March 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.

March Sales:
• 50% Off Gardening
• March 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
• March 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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March

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, March 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.

March Sales:
• 50% Off Gardening
• March 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
• March 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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March

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, March 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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March

Babies Love Books

Monday, March 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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March

Teen STEAM: Bubbles and Slime

Monday, March 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Engineering graduate students from the University of Illinois will showcase plastics with hands-on projects 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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March

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, March 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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March

Teen STEAM: Gadget Garage

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Want to look inside an old computer or learn a quick fix for your phone? Guest presenters from the Illini Gadget Garage will bring their expertise and old tech in this cool program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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March

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, March 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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March

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, March 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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March

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, March 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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March

Teens @ the Library

Wednesday, March 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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March

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 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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March

DIY Kids: Paper Bowl Catch All

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a cute decorative bowl using paper and glue 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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March

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, March 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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March

Dollar-a-Day Boys

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

Bill Jamerson will present a fun, nostalgic look at the 1930s Federal Works Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men, many from central Illinois. "Dollar-a-Day Boys" is his musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps. Enjoy heartfelt stories, hilarious tales, foot-tapping music, and a short video.

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

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March

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, March 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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March

Babies Love Books

Thursday, March 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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March

Movie Matinee Magic - Moana

Thursday, March 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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March

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, March 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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March

Toddler Tales

Friday, March 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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March

Power of Poetry Workshop with Tasleem Jamila

Saturday, March 18, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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 C

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March

Foam Flight - Drones and Gliders!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Join us for an exciting interactive exploration of the principles of flight. You'll learn about rotary wing aircraft, plus design and fly an FPG-9 Glider, and fly a foam drone with a remote sensory system. This STEM program is presented by Champaign County 4H.

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

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March

Babies Love Books

Monday, March 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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March

DIY Kids: Cloud Bottle

Monday, March 20, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Join us Monday through Thursday during Spring Break for a different do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids. Today you'll learn how clouds hold water and what causes them to rain by making your own cloud bottle.

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

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March

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, March 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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March

DIY Kids: Rainbow Wind Chime

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Join us Monday through Thursday during Spring Break for a different do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids. Today you'll make a colorful wind chime just in time for spring.

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

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March

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, March 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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March

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, March 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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March

DIY Kids: Funny Face Flip Book

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Tell stories with your own funny face flip book 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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March

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, March 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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March

Babies Love Books

Thursday, March 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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March

DIY Kids: Lava Lamps

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Join us Monday through Thursday during Spring Break for a different do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids. Today our most popular DIY project returns! Make your own lava lamp with food coloring, glitter, and Alka-Seltzer tablets.

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

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March

Movie Matinee Magic - Storks

Thursday, March 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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March

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, March 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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March

Toddler Tales

Friday, March 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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March

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, March 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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March

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, March 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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March

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, March 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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March

In Concert @ CPL: We the Animals

Sunday, March 26, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Local supergroup "We the Animals" features musicians from bands like Take Care, Barrowe, and The Annas, showcasing the gorgeous vocals of the inimitable Kayla Brown. Their laid-back rock still brings a powerful guitar sound that will appeal to fans of all genres of modern music. Check out their sound on Bandcamp (wetheanimalsmusic.bandcamp.com) and join us for a lovely afternoon.

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

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March

Babies Love Books

Monday, March 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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March

Crafty Teens: Friendship Bracelets

Monday, March 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Friendship and crafts are the focus of this program for middle and high school students. Come create something great and keep it or share it with a friend. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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March

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, March 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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March

Teen STEAM: Model Rocket Science

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Learn more about the science behind how model rockets work from members of the Central Illinois Aerospace club. 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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March

Community Talks: Scams and Fraud

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Join us every month for a new topic at our Community Talks @ Douglass series, co-sponsored by the Champaign Park District. This month, a fraud expert from Busey Bank will discuss how to avoid common scams and avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

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

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March

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, March 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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March

Mindfulness: What's All the Fuss?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

The New York Times, Time Magazine, and 60 Minutes have all featured the practice of mindfulness in the last few years. Google and other major companies have included the technique in meetings. Hundreds of studies show engaging in the practice can cause changes in the brain resulting in less stress. Seasoned practitioners and teachers Ann Flanagan Petry, Mia Donovan, and Suja Thomas will discuss mindfulness and guide you through some exercises to help bring more peace into your lives. This event is part of the Wellness Series.

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

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March

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, March 29, 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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March

Geek Wednesdays: Botany

Wednesday, March 29, 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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March

DIY Kids: LED Flashlight

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Learn about circuits while making your own simple flashlight 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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March

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, March 30, 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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March

Babies Love Books

Thursday, March 30, 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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March

DIY Teens: CD Art

Thursday, March 30, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Come turn CDs into a work of art with easy scratch off art. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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March

Movie Matinee Magic - Jungle Book

Thursday, March 30, 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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March

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, March 31, 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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March

Toddler Tales

Friday, March 31, 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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April

Edison Middle School Jazz Band Concert

Saturday, April 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

The Edison Middle School Jazz Band will be shakin’, rattlin’, and swingin’ in the library. Come listen to an afternoon of cool jazz. For all ages.

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Monday, April 03, 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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April

Teen STEAM: New Tech for Teens

Monday, April 03, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Wanting to try the latest gadget? Middle and high school students are invited to test hot technology provided by guest presenters from Best Buy. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, April 04, 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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April

Teen STEAM: Engineering

Tuesday, April 04, 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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April

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, April 04, 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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April

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, April 05, 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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April

Geek Wednesdays: Pokemon

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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April

DIY Kids: Recycled Material Bird Feeder

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Welcome the birds back with this fun and easy recycled 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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April

Knitting Workshop: Top Down Shawl with Stephen West

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Registration for this program opens on Friday, March 3 at 9 AM.

Stephen West uses his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will start a triangular shawl shape while exploring the garter tab cast on, increases, adding textures/colors, and learning about Stephen's favorite bind offs and finishing tricks. This workshop is suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond. A supply list will be provided to registered participants.

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

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April

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, April 06, 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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April

Babies Love Books

Thursday, April 06, 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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April

Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

Thursday, April 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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April

Movie Matinee Magic - Mary Poppins

Thursday, April 06, 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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April

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, April 07, 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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April

Toddler Tales

Friday, April 07, 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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April

Knitting Circle with Stephen West

Saturday, April 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Join knitter, dancer, and knitwear designer Stephen West for a casual, drop-in knitting circle. Beginners are welcome!

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

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April

Music & Dance Performance with Stephen West's Knitted Creations

Saturday, April 08, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Costumed in knitter Stephen West's creations, 10 musicians and dancers will perform in and around the library. The performers are students in COLAB, an interdisciplinary class at the University of Illinois, taught by Kirstie Simson, associate professor of dance. Stephen West is based in Brooklyn and known world-over for his inventive and beautiful knitting patterns. He will talk about his work after the performance.

Love to knit? Just learning? Stop by before the show, 3-4 pm, to join a Knitting Circle with Stephen West. You'll have a chance to talk with him and meet other area knitting enthusiasts.

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

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April

Human Library

Sunday, April 09, 2017

2:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Chat with a human book! The Human Library Champaign-Urbana offers a chance to break down barriers and chat with a community member about an aspect of their identity. “Book” titles include: Borderline Personality Disorder, Black Muslim, Woman in Technology, and more!

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Monday, April 10, 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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April

Teens @ the Library : Teen Lounge

Monday, April 10, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Come join us for food and fun during our Teen Lounge. Try out our collection of LittleBits circuits, or compose a symphony using a makey-makey machine. We'll have some games and activities and of course a snack. 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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April

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, April 11, 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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April

Tuesdays at Ten: AARP Tech Nest

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

In 2016, AARP embarked on exciting new partnership with the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to work with students and faculty developing technology to support their mission. The technology lab, named The Tech Nest, creates an environment conducive to learning, innovation, and growth. Led by Miranda Kemp, the lab is equipped to scale up to 22 student contractors, who work full time during the summer and part time during spring and fall semesters.

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

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April

Teens @ the Library : National Library Week

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of bookish fun, including book page crafts, lively discussion, snacks, and a raffle! 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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April

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, April 11, 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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April

Goodnight Storytime: Spanish, Portuguese & English

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

On February 9, our Goodnight Storytime program will welcome guest presenters from the UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for a tri-lingual storytime experience. The program will be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

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

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April

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, April 12, 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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April

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, April 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.

April Sales:
• 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
• April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• April 28, 29, 30: 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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April

Geek Wednesdays: Bookmarks

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Come to the library to geek out with friends. Play games, have a snack, and use cool tech. 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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April

DIY Kids: Recycled CD Clock

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own clock out of an old CD disc 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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April

Meet Peter McCarty – Author of Hondo & Fabian

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7:00 PM — 7:45 PM

Join us for a fun and entertaining evening with children’s author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Peter McCarty. Peter has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including Bunny Dreams, Fall Ball, Chloe, which received four starred reviews, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Peter’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

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

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April

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, April 13, 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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April

Babies Love Books

Thursday, April 13, 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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April

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, April 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.

April Sales:
• 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
• April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• April 28, 29, 30: 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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April

Teen STEAM: Forensics

Thursday, April 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Use a variety of fingerprinting techniques, see luminol glow in the presence of blood, find the blood type in a blood sample, and look at animal hairs under a microscope in this hand-on forensic science introduction. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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April

Movie Matinee Magic - The Tale of Despereaux

Thursday, April 13, 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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April

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, April 14, 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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April

Toddler Tales

Friday, April 14, 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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April

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, April 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.

April Sales:
• 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
• April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• April 28, 29, 30: 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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April

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, April 15, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

April Sales:
• 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
• April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
• April 28, 29, 30: 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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April

Physics Van

Saturday, April 15, 2017

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

The Physics Van is coming! Join the scientists for exciting demonstrations and explanations. They’ll show you that science is worthwhile and fun, and they’ll challenge your mental picture of what kind of people scientists are. As long as you want to learn and have fun, there's a world of physics waiting to be discovered! The Physics Van is an outreach program of the University of Illinois Physics Department.

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

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April

Design a Game with CUDO Plays!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Want to design your own board game? CUDO, the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization, will walk you through every step, from coming up with a concept to creating the rules and picking out pieces. At the end of the event, teams will present their games to the group and celebrate their hard work. A selection of game pieces and prototyping materials will be provided. Also, games from past CUDO Plays events will be showcased for inspiration. This is a great chance for a family to make a game together, or a group of friends to share ideas.

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

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April

Library Closed - Easter

Sunday, April 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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April

Babies Love Books

Monday, April 17, 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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April

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, April 18, 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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April

Tuesdays at Ten: Technology in Dance Performance

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

EVER WONDER what kinds of high-tech innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.No registration, no fees, just fun. Come and bring a friend! Part of the Tuesdays at Ten series.

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

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April

Teens @ the Library: Sewing 101

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Need to sew on a button? Learn some sewing basics at this program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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April

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, April 18, 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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April

Poetry Jam with the CU Poetry Group

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the poets from the CU Poetry Group performing their poetry in a casual, informal setting. The CU Poetry Group meets weekly to share poems and exchange honest feedback to make the poems better with an eye toward publication and public performance.

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

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April

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, April 19, 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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April

Teen STEAM: Herbs

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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April

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 19, 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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April

DIY Kids: Poetry

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Create original poetry inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

This special DIY Kids event is in honor of Gwendolyn Brooks’ centennial.

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

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April

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The April 19, 2017 meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library.

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

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April

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, April 20, 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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April

Babies Love Books

Thursday, April 20, 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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April

Teen STEAM: Screen Printing

Thursday, April 20, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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April

Movie Matinee Magic - The Lego Movie

Thursday, April 20, 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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April

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, April 20, 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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April

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, April 21, 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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April

Toddler Tales

Friday, April 21, 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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April

Frugal Poets' Guide to Life

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Chicago-based poet Cynthia Gallaher will read from her recent book, Frugal Poets' Guide to Life, and present a talk on creativity. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is part memoir, part life-coaching for poets (or those who’d like to live like one), part creativity guide, with a special section on the history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is a book to nurture any creative person, whether he or she is a musician, dancer, visual artist, fiction or nonfiction writer, or a poet.

Cynthia Gallaher’s published works include three full poetry collections and two poetry chapbooks, as well as the Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life. The Chicago Public Library lists her among its “Top 10 Requested Chicago Poets.”

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

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April

Babies Love Books

Monday, April 24, 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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April

Teens @ the Library: Comic Book Crafts

Monday, April 24, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate World Book Day with comic book jewelry, games, and snacks. 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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April

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, April 25, 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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April

Tuesdays at Ten: A Telescope at the South Pole

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

EVER WONDER what kinds of high-tech innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

No registration, no fees, just fun. Come and bring a friend! Part of the Tuesdays at Ten series.

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

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April

Teen STEAM: Engineering

Tuesday, April 25, 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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April

Community Talks: Fire Safety and Prevention

Tuesday, April 25, 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, Fire Deputy Janet Maupin will present a seminar on fire safety and prevention.

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

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April

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, April 25, 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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April

An Introduction to Seated Yoga

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

The Living Yoga Center's Steve Willette presents an introduction to seated yoga, a gentle, breath-focused practice that encourages flexibility and relaxation. This interactive program is appropriate for all fitness levels.

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

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April

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, April 26, 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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April

Crafty Teens: Knitting and Crocheting

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something exciting to do after school? The iSchool Knitting Circle will show us how to create a really cool project using knitting and crocheting techniques. Middle and high school students can stop by the library for this amazing program that will include 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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April

DIY Kids: Q-Tip Flowers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Looking for signs of Spring? Come and make a unique bouquet of flowers using q-tips 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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April

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, April 27, 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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April

Babies Love Books

Thursday, April 27, 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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April

Teen STEAM: Jungle in a Bottle

Thursday, April 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Create your own self-enclosed ecosystem using a soda bottle, dirt, charcoal, and a small plant! Open to Middle and High School students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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April

Movie Matinee Magic - Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1

Thursday, April 27, 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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April

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, April 28, 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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April

Toddler Tales

Friday, April 28, 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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April

Tag Bag Sale

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

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April

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, April 29, 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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April

Build a Rocket

Saturday, April 29, 2017

12:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Build your own model rocket! The Central Illinois Aerospace Club will help students in grades 4 through 12 put together and launch their own model rocket. All materials will be provided. Please call the Douglass Branch at 217/403-2090 to sign up for this very special program today.

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

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April

¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS

Saturday, April 29, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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April

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, April 30, 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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April

In Concert at CPL: Girls Next Door

Sunday, April 30, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Come enjoy the compelling and dynamic music of University of Illinois' first female a cappella group, Girls Next Door. These twelve women perform music from almost every genre and captivate audiences of all ages.

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

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      March

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, March 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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      March

      Crafty Teens: Potpourri

      Wednesday, March 01, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Middle and high school students can make their own potpourri at this delightfully pungent program! Snacks, too. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      March

      DIY Kids: Paper Cookie Basket

      Wednesday, March 01, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own paper basket and fill it with cookies 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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      March

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Teen STEAM: Wearable LEDs

      Thursday, March 02, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Teens can learn to make and sew their own accessories featuring soft circuits with colorful LEDs! Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      March

      Movie Matinee Magic - Zootopia

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, March 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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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, March 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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      March

      ¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS

      Saturday, March 04, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, March 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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      March

      Teen STEAM: Retro Tech

      Monday, March 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Celebrate YALSA's Teen Tech Week by exploring retro technology and playing some vintage video games. Snacks and fun provided. 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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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      Teen STEAM: Chemistry

      Tuesday, March 07, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Chemistry's never been this fun! Guest presenters from the University of Illinois REACT program will lead middle and high school students in hands-on activities highlighting chemical principles. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      March

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      BioCafe: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

      Tuesday, March 07, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      Dr. Wilson is Professor of Microbiology in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wilson's research focuses on mechanisms of infectious disease and host-microbe interactions. She has served on advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Her talk will discuss genetically modified organisms and their impacts on food insecurity and the global food supply.

      This event is part of the BioCafe: Science For Your Community, From Your Community series, presented in cooperation with the University of Illinois School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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

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      March

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, March 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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      March

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, March 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.

      March Sales:
      • 50% Off Gardening
      • March 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • March 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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      March

      Crafty Teens: Spring Wreaths

      Wednesday, March 08, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Make a wreath to celebrate the coming of spring! 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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      March

      DIY Kids: Tic Tac Toe Bag

      Wednesday, March 08, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own tic tac toe game that will go wherever you go 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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      March

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, March 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.

      March Sales:
      • 50% Off Gardening
      • March 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • March 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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      March

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      DIY Teens: Terrariums

      Thursday, March 09, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Middle and high school students are welcome to stop by after school and make their own mini terrariums or snow globes. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      March

      Movie Matinee Magic - Incredibles

      Thursday, March 09, 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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      March

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, March 09, 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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      March

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, March 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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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, March 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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      March

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Friday, March 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.

      March Sales:
      • 50% Off Gardening
      • March 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • March 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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      March

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, March 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.

      March Sales:
      • 50% Off Gardening
      • March 8-12: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • March 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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      March

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, March 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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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, March 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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      March

      Teen STEAM: Bubbles and Slime

      Monday, March 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Engineering graduate students from the University of Illinois will showcase plastics with hands-on projects 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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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      Teen STEAM: Gadget Garage

      Tuesday, March 14, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Want to look inside an old computer or learn a quick fix for your phone? Guest presenters from the Illini Gadget Garage will bring their expertise and old tech in this cool program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      March

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, March 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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      March

      Teens @ the Library

      Wednesday, March 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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      March

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, March 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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      March

      DIY Kids: Paper Bowl Catch All

      Wednesday, March 15, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make a cute decorative bowl using paper and glue 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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      March

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, March 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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      March

      Dollar-a-Day Boys

      Wednesday, March 15, 2017

      6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

      Bill Jamerson will present a fun, nostalgic look at the 1930s Federal Works Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men, many from central Illinois. "Dollar-a-Day Boys" is his musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps. Enjoy heartfelt stories, hilarious tales, foot-tapping music, and a short video.

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

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      March

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Movie Matinee Magic - Moana

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, March 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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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, March 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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      March

      Power of Poetry Workshop with Tasleem Jamila

      Saturday, March 18, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      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 C

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      March

      Foam Flight - Drones and Gliders!

      Saturday, March 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Join us for an exciting interactive exploration of the principles of flight. You'll learn about rotary wing aircraft, plus design and fly an FPG-9 Glider, and fly a foam drone with a remote sensory system. This STEM program is presented by Champaign County 4H.

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

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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, March 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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      March

      DIY Kids: Cloud Bottle

      Monday, March 20, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Join us Monday through Thursday during Spring Break for a different do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids. Today you'll learn how clouds hold water and what causes them to rain by making your own cloud bottle.

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

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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      DIY Kids: Rainbow Wind Chime

      Tuesday, March 21, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Join us Monday through Thursday during Spring Break for a different do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids. Today you'll make a colorful wind chime just in time for spring.

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

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      March

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, March 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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      March

      DIY Kids: Funny Face Flip Book

      Wednesday, March 22, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Tell stories with your own funny face flip book 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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      March

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      DIY Kids: Lava Lamps

      Thursday, March 23, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Join us Monday through Thursday during Spring Break for a different do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids. Today our most popular DIY project returns! Make your own lava lamp with food coloring, glitter, and Alka-Seltzer tablets.

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

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      March

      Movie Matinee Magic - Storks

      Thursday, March 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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      March

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, March 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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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, March 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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      March

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, March 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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      March

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, March 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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      March

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, March 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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      March

      In Concert @ CPL: We the Animals

      Sunday, March 26, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Local supergroup "We the Animals" features musicians from bands like Take Care, Barrowe, and The Annas, showcasing the gorgeous vocals of the inimitable Kayla Brown. Their laid-back rock still brings a powerful guitar sound that will appeal to fans of all genres of modern music. Check out their sound on Bandcamp (wetheanimalsmusic.bandcamp.com) and join us for a lovely afternoon.

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

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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, March 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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      March

      Crafty Teens: Friendship Bracelets

      Monday, March 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Friendship and crafts are the focus of this program for middle and high school students. Come create something great and keep it or share it with a friend. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      Teen STEAM: Model Rocket Science

      Tuesday, March 28, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Learn more about the science behind how model rockets work from members of the Central Illinois Aerospace club. 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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      March

      Community Talks: Scams and Fraud

      Tuesday, March 28, 2017

      6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

      Join us every month for a new topic at our Community Talks @ Douglass series, co-sponsored by the Champaign Park District. This month, a fraud expert from Busey Bank will discuss how to avoid common scams and avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

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

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      March

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, March 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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      March

      Mindfulness: What's All the Fuss?

      Tuesday, March 28, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      The New York Times, Time Magazine, and 60 Minutes have all featured the practice of mindfulness in the last few years. Google and other major companies have included the technique in meetings. Hundreds of studies show engaging in the practice can cause changes in the brain resulting in less stress. Seasoned practitioners and teachers Ann Flanagan Petry, Mia Donovan, and Suja Thomas will discuss mindfulness and guide you through some exercises to help bring more peace into your lives. This event is part of the Wellness Series.

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

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      March

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, March 29, 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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      March

      Geek Wednesdays: Botany

      Wednesday, March 29, 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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      March

      DIY Kids: LED Flashlight

      Wednesday, March 29, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Learn about circuits while making your own simple flashlight 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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      March

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, March 30, 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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      March

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, March 30, 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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      March

      DIY Teens: CD Art

      Thursday, March 30, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Come turn CDs into a work of art with easy scratch off art. For middle and high school students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      March

      Movie Matinee Magic - Jungle Book

      Thursday, March 30, 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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      March

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, March 31, 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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      March

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, March 31, 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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      April

      Edison Middle School Jazz Band Concert

      Saturday, April 01, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      The Edison Middle School Jazz Band will be shakin’, rattlin’, and swingin’ in the library. Come listen to an afternoon of cool jazz. For all ages.

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, April 03, 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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      April

      Teen STEAM: New Tech for Teens

      Monday, April 03, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Wanting to try the latest gadget? Middle and high school students are invited to test hot technology provided by guest presenters from Best Buy. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, April 04, 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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      April

      Teen STEAM: Engineering

      Tuesday, April 04, 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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      April

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, April 04, 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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      April

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, April 05, 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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      April

      Geek Wednesdays: Pokemon

      Wednesday, April 05, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      April

      DIY Kids: Recycled Material Bird Feeder

      Wednesday, April 05, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Welcome the birds back with this fun and easy recycled 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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      April

      Knitting Workshop: Top Down Shawl with Stephen West

      Wednesday, April 05, 2017

      6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

      Registration for this program opens on Friday, March 3 at 9 AM.

      Stephen West uses his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will start a triangular shawl shape while exploring the garter tab cast on, increases, adding textures/colors, and learning about Stephen's favorite bind offs and finishing tricks. This workshop is suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond. A supply list will be provided to registered participants.

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

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      April

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, April 06, 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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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, April 06, 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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      April

      Teens @ the Library: Teen Lounge

      Thursday, April 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      April

      Movie Matinee Magic - Mary Poppins

      Thursday, April 06, 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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      April

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, April 07, 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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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, April 07, 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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      April

      Knitting Circle with Stephen West

      Saturday, April 08, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Join knitter, dancer, and knitwear designer Stephen West for a casual, drop-in knitting circle. Beginners are welcome!

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

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      April

      Music & Dance Performance with Stephen West's Knitted Creations

      Saturday, April 08, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Costumed in knitter Stephen West's creations, 10 musicians and dancers will perform in and around the library. The performers are students in COLAB, an interdisciplinary class at the University of Illinois, taught by Kirstie Simson, associate professor of dance. Stephen West is based in Brooklyn and known world-over for his inventive and beautiful knitting patterns. He will talk about his work after the performance.

      Love to knit? Just learning? Stop by before the show, 3-4 pm, to join a Knitting Circle with Stephen West. You'll have a chance to talk with him and meet other area knitting enthusiasts.

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

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      April

      Human Library

      Sunday, April 09, 2017

      2:00 PM — 5:30 PM

      Chat with a human book! The Human Library Champaign-Urbana offers a chance to break down barriers and chat with a community member about an aspect of their identity. “Book” titles include: Borderline Personality Disorder, Black Muslim, Woman in Technology, and more!

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, April 10, 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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      April

      Teens @ the Library : Teen Lounge

      Monday, April 10, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Come join us for food and fun during our Teen Lounge. Try out our collection of LittleBits circuits, or compose a symphony using a makey-makey machine. We'll have some games and activities and of course a snack. 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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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, April 11, 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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      April

      Tuesdays at Ten: AARP Tech Nest

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      In 2016, AARP embarked on exciting new partnership with the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to work with students and faculty developing technology to support their mission. The technology lab, named The Tech Nest, creates an environment conducive to learning, innovation, and growth. Led by Miranda Kemp, the lab is equipped to scale up to 22 student contractors, who work full time during the summer and part time during spring and fall semesters.

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

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      April

      Teens @ the Library : National Library Week

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join us for an afternoon of bookish fun, including book page crafts, lively discussion, snacks, and a raffle! 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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      April

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, April 11, 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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      April

      Goodnight Storytime: Spanish, Portuguese & English

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

      On February 9, our Goodnight Storytime program will welcome guest presenters from the UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for a tri-lingual storytime experience. The program will be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

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

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      April

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, April 12, 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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      April

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, April 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.

      April Sales:
      • 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
      • April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • April 28, 29, 30: 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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      April

      Geek Wednesdays: Bookmarks

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Come to the library to geek out with friends. Play games, have a snack, and use cool tech. 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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      April

      DIY Kids: Recycled CD Clock

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own clock out of an old CD disc 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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      April

      Meet Peter McCarty – Author of Hondo & Fabian

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      7:00 PM — 7:45 PM

      Join us for a fun and entertaining evening with children’s author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Peter McCarty. Peter has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including Bunny Dreams, Fall Ball, Chloe, which received four starred reviews, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Peter’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

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

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      April

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, April 13, 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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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, April 13, 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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      April

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, April 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.

      April Sales:
      • 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
      • April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • April 28, 29, 30: 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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      April

      Teen STEAM: Forensics

      Thursday, April 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Use a variety of fingerprinting techniques, see luminol glow in the presence of blood, find the blood type in a blood sample, and look at animal hairs under a microscope in this hand-on forensic science introduction. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Movie Matinee Magic - The Tale of Despereaux

      Thursday, April 13, 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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      April

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, April 14, 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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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, April 14, 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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      April

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Friday, April 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.

      April Sales:
      • 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
      • April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • April 28, 29, 30: 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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      April

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, April 15, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

      April Sales:
      • 50% Off DIY & Hobbies
      • April 12-15: Members' Half-Price Sale
      • April 28, 29, 30: 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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      April

      Physics Van

      Saturday, April 15, 2017

      11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

      The Physics Van is coming! Join the scientists for exciting demonstrations and explanations. They’ll show you that science is worthwhile and fun, and they’ll challenge your mental picture of what kind of people scientists are. As long as you want to learn and have fun, there's a world of physics waiting to be discovered! The Physics Van is an outreach program of the University of Illinois Physics Department.

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

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      April

      Design a Game with CUDO Plays!

      Saturday, April 15, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Want to design your own board game? CUDO, the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization, will walk you through every step, from coming up with a concept to creating the rules and picking out pieces. At the end of the event, teams will present their games to the group and celebrate their hard work. A selection of game pieces and prototyping materials will be provided. Also, games from past CUDO Plays events will be showcased for inspiration. This is a great chance for a family to make a game together, or a group of friends to share ideas.

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

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      April

      Library Closed - Easter

      Sunday, April 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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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, April 17, 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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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, April 18, 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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      April

      Tuesdays at Ten: Technology in Dance Performance

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      EVER WONDER what kinds of high-tech innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.No registration, no fees, just fun. Come and bring a friend! Part of the Tuesdays at Ten series.

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

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      April

      Teens @ the Library: Sewing 101

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Need to sew on a button? Learn some sewing basics at this program for middle and high school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, April 18, 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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      April

      Poetry Jam with the CU Poetry Group

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

      Celebrate National Poetry Month with the poets from the CU Poetry Group performing their poetry in a casual, informal setting. The CU Poetry Group meets weekly to share poems and exchange honest feedback to make the poems better with an eye toward publication and public performance.

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

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      April

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, April 19, 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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      April

      Teen STEAM: Herbs

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      April

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, April 19, 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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      April

      DIY Kids: Poetry

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Create original poetry inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.

      This special DIY Kids event is in honor of Gwendolyn Brooks’ centennial.

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

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      April

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

      The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The April 19, 2017 meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library.

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

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      April

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, April 20, 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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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, April 20, 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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      April

      Teen STEAM: Screen Printing

      Thursday, April 20, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      April

      Movie Matinee Magic - The Lego Movie

      Thursday, April 20, 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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      April

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, April 20, 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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      April

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, April 21, 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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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, April 21, 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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      April

      Frugal Poets' Guide to Life

      Saturday, April 22, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

      Chicago-based poet Cynthia Gallaher will read from her recent book, Frugal Poets' Guide to Life, and present a talk on creativity. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is part memoir, part life-coaching for poets (or those who’d like to live like one), part creativity guide, with a special section on the history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is a book to nurture any creative person, whether he or she is a musician, dancer, visual artist, fiction or nonfiction writer, or a poet.

      Cynthia Gallaher’s published works include three full poetry collections and two poetry chapbooks, as well as the Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life. The Chicago Public Library lists her among its “Top 10 Requested Chicago Poets.”

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

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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, April 24, 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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      April

      Teens @ the Library: Comic Book Crafts

      Monday, April 24, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Celebrate World Book Day with comic book jewelry, games, and snacks. 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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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, April 25, 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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      April

      Tuesdays at Ten: A Telescope at the South Pole

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

      EVER WONDER what kinds of high-tech innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, at “Tuesdays at Ten,” with time for coffee, socializing, and learning something new.

      No registration, no fees, just fun. Come and bring a friend! Part of the Tuesdays at Ten series.

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

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      April

      Teen STEAM: Engineering

      Tuesday, April 25, 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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      April

      Community Talks: Fire Safety and Prevention

      Tuesday, April 25, 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, Fire Deputy Janet Maupin will present a seminar on fire safety and prevention.

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

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      April

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, April 25, 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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      April

      An Introduction to Seated Yoga

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      The Living Yoga Center's Steve Willette presents an introduction to seated yoga, a gentle, breath-focused practice that encourages flexibility and relaxation. This interactive program is appropriate for all fitness levels.

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

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      April

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, April 26, 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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      April

      Crafty Teens: Knitting and Crocheting

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something exciting to do after school? The iSchool Knitting Circle will show us how to create a really cool project using knitting and crocheting techniques. Middle and high school students can stop by the library for this amazing program that will include 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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      April

      DIY Kids: Q-Tip Flowers

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Looking for signs of Spring? Come and make a unique bouquet of flowers using q-tips 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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      April

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, April 27, 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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      April

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, April 27, 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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      April

      Teen STEAM: Jungle in a Bottle

      Thursday, April 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Create your own self-enclosed ecosystem using a soda bottle, dirt, charcoal, and a small plant! Open to Middle and High School students. Part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.

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

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      April

      Movie Matinee Magic - Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1

      Thursday, April 27, 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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      April

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, April 28, 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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      April

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, April 28, 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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      April

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, April 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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      April

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, April 29, 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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      April

      Build a Rocket

      Saturday, April 29, 2017

      12:30 PM — 3:30 PM

      Build your own model rocket! The Central Illinois Aerospace Club will help students in grades 4 through 12 put together and launch their own model rocket. All materials will be provided. Please call the Douglass Branch at 217/403-2090 to sign up for this very special program today.

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

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      April

      ¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS

      Saturday, April 29, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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      April

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, April 30, 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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      April

      In Concert at CPL: Girls Next Door

      Sunday, April 30, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Come enjoy the compelling and dynamic music of University of Illinois' first female a cappella group, Girls Next Door. These twelve women perform music from almost every genre and captivate audiences of all ages.

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

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