December 2017

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

December

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, December 01, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 01, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

Potential teen author event

Friday, December 01, 2017

1:00 PM — 9:00 PM

teen author event

» Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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December

Bow-Dacious String Band

Saturday, December 02, 2017

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Violins, cellos, violas, mandolins, and more! This is bound to be a rollicking time as Robin Kearton and the Bow-Dacious String Band kids perform popular tunes, from bluegrass to waltzes.

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

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December

In Concert @ CPL: Jess McIntosh & Dan Andree

Sunday, December 03, 2017

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Chicago-based songwriter, composer, and fiddler Jess McIntosh joins with local bluegrass favorite Dan Andree for an afternoon of alt-country with folk and roots influences. McIntosh's first album, Long Time Exhaling, is a blend of original, story-based lyrics and virtuoso musicianship.

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Monday, December 04, 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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December

Teen Lounge

Monday, December 04, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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December

CANCELLED - Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

Join us for this monthly series on:
Sep. 19
Oct. 17
Nov. 21
Dec. 5

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

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December

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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December

"Why Is It Hard to Be Happy?" with Becky Howell

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Join holistic success coach and happiness expert Becky Howell for an insightful and entertaining workshop explores the three most common reasons why we self-sabotage when it comes to our happiness. Learn how to start consciously creating a personal happiness practice AND walk away with techniques to use for a quick emotional boost!

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

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December

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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December

DIY Kids: Origami Fidget Spinner

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own origami fidget spinner at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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December

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, December 07, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 07, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Thursday, December 07, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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December

Afterschool Adventures: Holiday Cards

Thursday, December 07, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. for some Holiday card crafting fun. We’ll make several kinds of cards while we enjoy some holiday tunes. Help someone to feel special this holiday by crafting a one of a kind card made just for them by you.

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

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

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December

Teen Scene

Thursday, December 07, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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December

Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

Thursday, December 07, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

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

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

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December

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, December 08, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 08, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

Bingo Blast!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

B-I-N-G-O! It is Bingo Time! Come and have a blast with us! We will have popcorn, prizes and lots of bingo fun.
Free and Everyone is Welcome!

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Monday, December 11, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Monday, December 11, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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December

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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December

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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December

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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December

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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December

DIY Kids: Indoor Snow

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Build a mini-snowman when you make "snow-dough" at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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December

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, December 14, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 14, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Thursday, December 14, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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December

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 14, 2017

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Thursday, December 14, 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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December

Afterschool Adventures: Paperbag Gingerbread Houses

Thursday, December 14, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

It’s that time of year! It’s Gingerbread time! Drop by at 3:30 p.m. when we will be building and decorating paper bag gingerbread houses. They make wonderful holiday decorations!

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

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

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December

Family Game Night: Holiday Bingo

Thursday, December 14, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Celebrate the holiday season with a game of fun and festive Bingo at the Library.

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

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

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December

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, December 15, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 15, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Friday, December 15, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge: Life-sized Candyland

Friday, December 15, 2017

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join us as we transform the library space into life-sized Candyland! Help play test the Candyland game board where YOU get to be the game pieces. Snacks will also be provided.

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

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December

FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

Saturday, December 16, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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December

Life-size Candy Land

Saturday, December 16, 2017

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Whet your sweet tooth, as you play Life-Sized Candy Land! Follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises. You’ll find the library activity room transformed into a giant Candy Land game board. All ages are invited to play--and then try board games or a craft after.

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

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December

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, December 17, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Monday, December 18, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Monday, December 18, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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December

Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

Join us for this monthly series on:
Sep. 19
Oct. 17
Nov. 21
Dec. 19

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

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December

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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December

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2:30 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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December

DIY Kids: Giant Cardboard Dice

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your own giant dice at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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December

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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December

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, December 21, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 21, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

Teen Lounge

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2:30 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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December

Afterschool Adventures: Frozen Sing-along!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Don your best suit or gown, top hat or tiara for a magical afternoon of Frozen fun! Please join us at 3:30 p.m. as we dress our best and sing along with the movie!

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

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

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December

Family Makers Night: Origami Boxes

Thursday, December 21, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Make pretty boxes to wrap small gifts, hold tiny treasures, or organize your desk.

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

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

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December

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, December 22, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 22, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

Library Closed - Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24, 2017

All Day

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

» All Branches

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December

Library Closed - Christmas Day

Monday, December 25, 2017

All Day

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

» All Branches

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December

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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December

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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December

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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December

DIY Kids: December Rewind

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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December

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, December 28, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Babies Love Books

Thursday, December 28, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

Afterschool Adventures: Winter Wreath

Thursday, December 28, 2017

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Please join us at 3:30 p.m. to make a cool craft, a paper winter wreath! You can choose to make your wreath out of mittens or snowflakes! Welcome wonderful winter!

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

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

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December

Family STEAM Night: Craft Stick Catapults

Thursday, December 28, 2017

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

Craft Stick Catapults! Play with principles of physics when you construct a mini catapult, build structures, and use your catapult to knock them down.

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

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

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December

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, December 29, 2017

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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December

Toddler Tales

Friday, December 29, 2017

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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December

Tag Bag Sale

Friday, December 29, 2017

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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December

Tag Bag Sale

Saturday, December 30, 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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December

Tag Bag Sale

Sunday, December 31, 2017

1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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January

Library Closed - New Year's Day

Monday, January 01, 2018

All Day

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

» All Branches

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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January

DIY Kids: Snowy Day Crafts

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Join us for snow-themed crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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January

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 04, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Afterschool Adventures

Thursday, January 04, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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January

Teen Scene

Thursday, January 04, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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January

Family Yoga Night

Thursday, January 04, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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January

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, January 05, 2018

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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 05, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Can YOU be a Jr. Paleontologist?

Saturday, January 06, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Join us for exciting hands-on paleontology activities from the Orpheum on Wheels.

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 08, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Table Talk Book Club

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

Jan. 9: Lies My Teacher Told Me by J. Loewen
Feb. 13: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Mar. 13: Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Apr. 10: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs and will be held at the Main Library (200 W. Green Street, Robeson Pavilion Room A/B
May 8: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

DIY Kids: Paper Fox

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a cute fox out of fan paper at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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January

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 11, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Thursday, January 11, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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 2018 titles are:

Jan. 11: Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell
Feb. 8: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Mar. 8: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Thursday, January 11, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Afterschool Adventures

Thursday, January 11, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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January

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, January 11, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

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

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January

Family Fun Night: Bingo!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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January

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, January 12, 2018

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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 12, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Friday, January 12, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Saturday, January 13, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January

Members' Half-Price Sale

Sunday, January 14, 2018

11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January

Library Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 15, 2018

All Day

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

» All Branches

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Library Friends Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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January

DIY Kids: Slime Time!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make your very own slime at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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January

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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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January

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 18, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Thursday, January 18, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Afterschool Adventures

Thursday, January 18, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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January

Teen Scene

Thursday, January 18, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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January

Family Fun Night

Thursday, January 18, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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January

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, January 19, 2018

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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 19, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Teddy Bear Hospital

Saturday, January 20, 2018

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal in for a check up! VSOP members will check their weight, temperature, and more, plus address any additional troubles your stuffed friend might be having. Everyone will go home healthy with a sticker and a lollypop!

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 22, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Monday, January 22, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

DIY Kids: Rainbow Fish

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Make a fun rainbow fish that you can take home with you at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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January

Make & Take for Preschoolers

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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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January

Babies Love Books

Thursday, January 25, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Thursday, January 25, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Afterschool Adventures: Button Making

Thursday, January 25, 2018

3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

Drop by at 3:30 p.m. to design and create your own pin-back button.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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January

Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

Thursday, January 25, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

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

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January

Family Fun Night

Thursday, January 25, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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January

Play Date for Preschoolers

Friday, January 26, 2018

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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January

Toddler Tales

Friday, January 26, 2018

10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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January

In Concert at CPL: Katie Flynn

Sunday, January 28, 2018

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Come hear the jazzy vocal stylings of CU local Katie Flynn and her group!

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

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January

Babies Love Books

Monday, January 29, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Monday, January 29, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

Goodnight Storytime

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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January

Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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January

Teen Lounge

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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January

DIY Kids: January Rewind

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      December

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, December 01, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, December 01, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      Potential teen author event

      Friday, December 01, 2017

      1:00 PM — 9:00 PM

      teen author event

      » Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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      December

      Bow-Dacious String Band

      Saturday, December 02, 2017

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Violins, cellos, violas, mandolins, and more! This is bound to be a rollicking time as Robin Kearton and the Bow-Dacious String Band kids perform popular tunes, from bluegrass to waltzes.

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

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      December

      In Concert @ CPL: Jess McIntosh & Dan Andree

      Sunday, December 03, 2017

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Chicago-based songwriter, composer, and fiddler Jess McIntosh joins with local bluegrass favorite Dan Andree for an afternoon of alt-country with folk and roots influences. McIntosh's first album, Long Time Exhaling, is a blend of original, story-based lyrics and virtuoso musicianship.

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

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      December

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, December 04, 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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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, December 04, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, December 05, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, December 05, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      December

      CANCELLED - Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

      Tuesday, December 05, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

      Join us for this monthly series on:
      Sep. 19
      Oct. 17
      Nov. 21
      Dec. 5

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

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      December

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, December 05, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      December

      "Why Is It Hard to Be Happy?" with Becky Howell

      Tuesday, December 05, 2017

      7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

      Join holistic success coach and happiness expert Becky Howell for an insightful and entertaining workshop explores the three most common reasons why we self-sabotage when it comes to our happiness. Learn how to start consciously creating a personal happiness practice AND walk away with techniques to use for a quick emotional boost!

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

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      December

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, December 06, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, December 06, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      December

      DIY Kids: Origami Fidget Spinner

      Wednesday, December 06, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own origami fidget spinner at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      December

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, December 07, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, December 07, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, December 07, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      December

      Afterschool Adventures: Holiday Cards

      Thursday, December 07, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. for some Holiday card crafting fun. We’ll make several kinds of cards while we enjoy some holiday tunes. Help someone to feel special this holiday by crafting a one of a kind card made just for them by you.

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

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

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      December

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, December 07, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      December

      Family Yoga Night: Stretching Fun

      Thursday, December 07, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

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

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

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      December

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, December 08, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, December 08, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      Bingo Blast!

      Saturday, December 09, 2017

      1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      B-I-N-G-O! It is Bingo Time! Come and have a blast with us! We will have popcorn, prizes and lots of bingo fun.
      Free and Everyone is Welcome!

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

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      December

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, December 11, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, December 11, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, December 12, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, December 12, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      December

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, December 12, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      December

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, December 12, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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      December

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, December 13, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      December

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, December 13, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, December 13, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      December

      DIY Kids: Indoor Snow

      Wednesday, December 13, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Build a mini-snowman when you make "snow-dough" at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      December

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, December 14, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, December 14, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, December 14, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      December

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, December 14, 2017

      1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, December 14, 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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      December

      Afterschool Adventures: Paperbag Gingerbread Houses

      Thursday, December 14, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      It’s that time of year! It’s Gingerbread time! Drop by at 3:30 p.m. when we will be building and decorating paper bag gingerbread houses. They make wonderful holiday decorations!

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

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

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      December

      Family Game Night: Holiday Bingo

      Thursday, December 14, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Celebrate the holiday season with a game of fun and festive Bingo at the Library.

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

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

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      December

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, December 15, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, December 15, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Friday, December 15, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge: Life-sized Candyland

      Friday, December 15, 2017

      3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join us as we transform the library space into life-sized Candyland! Help play test the Candyland game board where YOU get to be the game pieces. Snacks will also be provided.

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

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      December

      FriendShop Bookstore: Member's Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, December 16, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      December

      Life-size Candy Land

      Saturday, December 16, 2017

      2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

      Whet your sweet tooth, as you play Life-Sized Candy Land! Follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises. You’ll find the library activity room transformed into a giant Candy Land game board. All ages are invited to play--and then try board games or a craft after.

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

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      December

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, December 17, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      December

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, December 18, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, December 18, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

      Looking for something to do after school? Middle and high school students can join in for fun, games, and snacks. Part of the Teens @ the Library series

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, December 19, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, December 19, 2017

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      December

      Beatz 4 Kidz Music Workshop

      Tuesday, December 19, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

      Join us for this monthly series on:
      Sep. 19
      Oct. 17
      Nov. 21
      Dec. 19

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

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      December

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, December 19, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      December

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, December 20, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, December 20, 2017

      2:30 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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      December

      DIY Kids: Giant Cardboard Dice

      Wednesday, December 20, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your own giant dice at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

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

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      December

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, December 20, 2017

      4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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      December

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, December 21, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, December 21, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, December 21, 2017

      2:30 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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      December

      Afterschool Adventures: Frozen Sing-along!

      Thursday, December 21, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Don your best suit or gown, top hat or tiara for a magical afternoon of Frozen fun! Please join us at 3:30 p.m. as we dress our best and sing along with the movie!

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

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

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      December

      Family Makers Night: Origami Boxes

      Thursday, December 21, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Make pretty boxes to wrap small gifts, hold tiny treasures, or organize your desk.

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

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

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      December

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, December 22, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, December 22, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      Library Closed - Christmas Eve

      Sunday, December 24, 2017

      All Day

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

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      December

      Library Closed - Christmas Day

      Monday, December 25, 2017

      All Day

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, December 26, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      December

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, December 26, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      December

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, December 27, 2017

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      December

      DIY Kids: December Rewind

      Wednesday, December 27, 2017

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      December

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, December 28, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, December 28, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      Afterschool Adventures: Winter Wreath

      Thursday, December 28, 2017

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Please join us at 3:30 p.m. to make a cool craft, a paper winter wreath! You can choose to make your wreath out of mittens or snowflakes! Welcome wonderful winter!

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

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

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      December

      Family STEAM Night: Craft Stick Catapults

      Thursday, December 28, 2017

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      Craft Stick Catapults! Play with principles of physics when you construct a mini catapult, build structures, and use your catapult to knock them down.

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

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

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      December

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, December 29, 2017

      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

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

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

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      December

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, December 29, 2017

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      December

      Tag Bag Sale

      Friday, December 29, 2017

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      December

      Tag Bag Sale

      Saturday, December 30, 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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      December

      Tag Bag Sale

      Sunday, December 31, 2017

      1:30 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      Library Closed - New Year's Day

      Monday, January 01, 2018

      All Day

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 02, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 02, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 03, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: Snowy Day Crafts

      Wednesday, January 03, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Join us for snow-themed crafts at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      January

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, January 04, 2018

      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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 04, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Afterschool Adventures

      Thursday, January 04, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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      January

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, January 04, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Family Yoga Night

      Thursday, January 04, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

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

      A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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      January

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, January 05, 2018

      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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 05, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Can YOU be a Jr. Paleontologist?

      Saturday, January 06, 2018

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Join us for exciting hands-on paleontology activities from the Orpheum on Wheels.

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 08, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 09, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 09, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 09, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Table Talk Book Club

      Tuesday, January 09, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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

      Jan. 9: Lies My Teacher Told Me by J. Loewen
      Feb. 13: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
      Mar. 13: Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby
      Apr. 10: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Note: This is a joint meeting with the library's other book clubs and will be held at the Main Library (200 W. Green Street, Robeson Pavilion Room A/B
      May 8: No book discussion. We will meet to select the books for next season.

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: Paper Fox

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make a cute fox out of fan paper at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      January

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      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 2018 titles are:

      Jan. 11: Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell
      Feb. 8: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
      Mar. 8: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Afterschool Adventures

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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      January

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

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

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      January

      Family Fun Night: Bingo!

      Thursday, January 11, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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      January

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, January 12, 2018

      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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 12, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Friday, January 12, 2018

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Saturday, January 13, 2018

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      Members' Half-Price Sale

      Sunday, January 14, 2018

      11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      January

      Library Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

      Monday, January 15, 2018

      All Day

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

      » All Branches

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 16, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 16, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 16, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Library Friends Board Meeting

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

      4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: Slime Time!

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make your very own slime at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      January

      Library Board of Trustees Meeting

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

      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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      January

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Afterschool Adventures

      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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      January

      Teen Scene

      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Family Fun Night

      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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      January

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, January 19, 2018

      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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 19, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teddy Bear Hospital

      Saturday, January 20, 2018

      3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

      Bring your favorite stuffed animal in for a check up! VSOP members will check their weight, temperature, and more, plus address any additional troubles your stuffed friend might be having. Everyone will go home healthy with a sticker and a lollypop!

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 22, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, January 22, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 23, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 23, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 23, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: Rainbow Fish

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Make a fun rainbow fish that you can take home with you at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.

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

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      January

      Make & Take for Preschoolers

      Thursday, January 25, 2018

      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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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Thursday, January 25, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Thursday, January 25, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Afterschool Adventures: Button Making

      Thursday, January 25, 2018

      3:30 PM — 4:15 PM

      Drop by at 3:30 p.m. to design and create your own pin-back button.

      Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.

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

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      January

      Tech 4 Kids Open Lab

      Thursday, January 25, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

      Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.

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

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      January

      Family Fun Night

      Thursday, January 25, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:15 PM

      A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for school-age kids and their families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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      January

      Play Date for Preschoolers

      Friday, January 26, 2018

      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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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Friday, January 26, 2018

      10:30 AM — 10:50 AM

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

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

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      January

      In Concert at CPL: Katie Flynn

      Sunday, January 28, 2018

      2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

      Come hear the jazzy vocal stylings of CU local Katie Flynn and her group!

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

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      January

      Babies Love Books

      Monday, January 29, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Monday, January 29, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Toddler Tales

      Tuesday, January 30, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Tuesday, January 30, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      Goodnight Storytime

      Tuesday, January 30, 2018

      6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

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

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

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      January

      Ready, Set, Read!

      Wednesday, January 31, 2018

      9:45 AM — 10:15 AM

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

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

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      January

      Teen Lounge

      Wednesday, January 31, 2018

      3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

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

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

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      January

      DIY Kids: January Rewind

      Wednesday, January 31, 2018

      4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

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

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

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