February 2017

 

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

February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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February

Teens @ the Library

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

DIY Kids: Valentine Votive

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 02, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 02, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Teen STEAM: Holograms!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Did you know you can make a hologram with just some clear plastic, a video, and your phone or tablet? Join us to learn how! Open to middle and high-school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Movie Matinee Magic - Wall-E

Thursday, February 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 03, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 03, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

DIY Kids: Drive-In Movie Party

Saturday, February 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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February

Sunday Matinee: Lincoln

Sunday, February 05, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 06, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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February

Teens @ the Library : Glow Party

Monday, February 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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February

Teen STEAM : Solar Power

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join presenters from the Inspire Club from the University of Illinois as they teach teens how to make solar-powered motors. Middle and high school students are welcome. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Black History Bingo

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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February

Book Discussion: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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

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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February

Geek Wednesdays: 3D Valentine's Hearts!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

DIY Kids: Egg Carton Mask

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 09, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 09, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, February 09, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 09, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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February

Crafty Teens: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

Thursday, February 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun, and learn how to make your own tie-dye bleeding tissue paper art! Open to middle and high-school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Happy Birthday, Abe!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

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

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

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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 10, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 10, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, February 10, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, February 11, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February

A Visit with Mr. Lincoln

Saturday, February 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, February 12, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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February

In Concert @ CPL: Kittens Incorporated

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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

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

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February

Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

Sunday, February 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Celebrate the library's "The Art Connection: Schools to Library" exhibition series with kids, teens, and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Melissa Farley, Bottenfield Elementary; Andrea Cox, Westview Elementary; and Carol-Lynn Comparetto, Central High School. Be sure to visit both the Children's area on the first floor, and the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 13, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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February

Teens @ the Library: Chocolate Tasting

Monday, February 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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February

Valentine's Duct Tape & Karaoke

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Celebrate Valentine's Day with karaoke and duct tape! Middle and high school students can serenade their friends, create beautiful duct tape flowers, and eat a sweet treat at this Valentine's Day program. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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February

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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February

Teens @ the Library

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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February

DIY Kids: Mancala Board

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Teens @ the Library: Gaming Lounge

Thursday, February 16, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Movie Matinee Magic - Charlotte's Web

Thursday, February 16, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, February 16, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 17, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 17, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 20, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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February

African-American Read-In

Monday, February 20, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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February

Teens @ the Library

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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February

The Mystery of Pain

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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February

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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February

Teens @ the Library

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

DIY Kids: Bejeweled Sun Catcher

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 23, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Thursday, February 23, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Crafty Teens: DIY Bath Bombs

Thursday, February 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Movie Matinee Magic - Trolls

Thursday, February 23, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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February

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, February 24, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Friday, February 24, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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February

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, February 24, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Morning Battle

Saturday, February 25, 2017

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

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• In the library catalog

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

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February

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, February 25, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Afternoon Battle

Saturday, February 25, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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February

Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Finals

Saturday, February 25, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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February

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, February 26, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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February

In Concert @ CPL: Jasmine Field Orchestra

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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

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

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February

Babies Love Books

Monday, February 27, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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February

Teen STEAM : Astronomy

Monday, February 27, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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February

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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February

Teen STEAM: Microscopic Topics

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Try out an origami paper microscope--it really works!--and take a very close look at your fruits and vegetables in this neat program presented by graduate students from the University. 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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February

Community Talks: Tax Talk

Tuesday, February 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, representatives from Jackson Hewitt will present a seminar on tax information and answer your questions.

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

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February

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Craft 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 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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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 In the Classroom and Your Life

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

What's All the Fuss About Mindfulness? 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

Teens @ the Library

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

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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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 01, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Wednesday, February 01, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Valentine Votive

      Wednesday, February 01, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 02, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 02, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teen STEAM: Holograms!

      Thursday, February 02, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Did you know you can make a hologram with just some clear plastic, a video, and your phone or tablet? Join us to learn how! Open to middle and high-school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Movie Matinee Magic - Wall-E

      Thursday, February 02, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 03, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 03, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Drive-In Movie Party

      Saturday, February 04, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

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

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

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      February

      Sunday Matinee: Lincoln

      Sunday, February 05, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 06, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teens @ the Library : Glow Party

      Monday, February 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 07, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teen STEAM : Solar Power

      Tuesday, February 07, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join presenters from the Inspire Club from the University of Illinois as they teach teens how to make solar-powered motors. Middle and high school students are welcome. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Black History Bingo

      Tuesday, February 07, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 07, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Book Discussion: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

      Tuesday, February 07, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 08, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, February 08, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      February

      Geek Wednesdays: 3D Valentine's Hearts!

      Wednesday, February 08, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Egg Carton Mask

      Wednesday, February 08, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 09, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 09, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, February 09, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      February

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, February 09, 2017

      1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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      February

      Crafty Teens: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

      Thursday, February 09, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun, and learn how to make your own tie-dye bleeding tissue paper art! Open to middle and high-school students. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Happy Birthday, Abe!

      Thursday, February 09, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:45 PM

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

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

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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 10, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 10, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Friday, February 10, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, February 11, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      February

      A Visit with Mr. Lincoln

      Saturday, February 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, February 12, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      February

      In Concert @ CPL: Kittens Incorporated

      Sunday, February 12, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Opening Reception for "The Art Connection"

      Sunday, February 12, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Celebrate the library's "The Art Connection: Schools to Library" exhibition series with kids, teens, and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Melissa Farley, Bottenfield Elementary; Andrea Cox, Westview Elementary; and Carol-Lynn Comparetto, Central High School. Be sure to visit both the Children's area on the first floor, and the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

      » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 13, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teens @ the Library: Chocolate Tasting

      Monday, February 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 14, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      February

      Valentine's Duct Tape & Karaoke

      Tuesday, February 14, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Celebrate Valentine's Day with karaoke and duct tape! Middle and high school students can serenade their friends, create beautiful duct tape flowers, and eat a sweet treat at this Valentine's Day program. Part of the Teens @ the Library series.

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

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      February

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, February 14, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 14, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      3:30 PM — 5:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Mancala Board

      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 16, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 16, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teens @ the Library: Gaming Lounge

      Thursday, February 16, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Movie Matinee Magic - Charlotte's Web

      Thursday, February 16, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, February 16, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 17, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 17, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      February

      African-American Read-In

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 21, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Tuesday, February 21, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 21, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      The Mystery of Pain

      Tuesday, February 21, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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      February

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teens @ the Library

      Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      DIY Kids: Bejeweled Sun Catcher

      Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Crafty Teens: DIY Bath Bombs

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Movie Matinee Magic - Trolls

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, February 24, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, February 24, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      February

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, February 24, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Morning Battle

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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      February

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Afternoon Battle

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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      February

      Battle of the Books: Playoffs - Finals

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, February 26, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      February

      In Concert @ CPL: Jasmine Field Orchestra

      Sunday, February 26, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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

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

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      February

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, February 27, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teen STEAM : Astronomy

      Monday, February 27, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      February

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, February 28, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      February

      Teen STEAM: Microscopic Topics

      Tuesday, February 28, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Try out an origami paper microscope--it really works!--and take a very close look at your fruits and vegetables in this neat program presented by graduate students from the University. 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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      February

      Community Talks: Tax Talk

      Tuesday, February 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, representatives from Jackson Hewitt will present a seminar on tax information and answer your questions.

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

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      February

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, February 28, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      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

      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

      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

      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

      Craft 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 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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      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 In the Classroom and Your Life

      Tuesday, March 28, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      What's All the Fuss About Mindfulness? 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

      Teens @ the Library

      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

      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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