Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events provided by area libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) is the library's most laid-back book club. Meetings are monthly at a different popular Champaign location. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, join the group at Biaggi's Ristorante, 2235 S. Neil St. We'll discuss the novel "On Black Sisters Street" by Chika Unigwe and hand out copies of next month's book, "Outside the Lines" by Amy Hatvany. Newcomers are welcome.
Mancala Mania returns to the Douglass Branch this week. This friendly competition for all ages is a Black History Month tradition at the branch. All ages and skill levels, including beginners, are welcome to drop in for this free event at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Enjoy super book bargains when the price drops to $1 per bagful at the library's FriendShop bookstore. The Library Friends are hosting a Tag Bag Sale on Feb. 23-24 and 27 at the FriendShop on the lower level of the main library. Take your own grocery-sized bags and fill them with books tagged with the sale color for $1. The sale does not include specially priced books. The FriendShop is open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Proceeds benefit the library.
For more information, visit http://www.champaign.org.
Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.
At 2 p.m. today, you're invited to the Busey-Mills Reading Room for another UFLive! concert. Warm up with the sweet sounds of Desafinado, a seven-piece ensemble that plays bossa nova, samba and popular Brazilian music. UFLive! concerts take place on the third Sunday of most months and are made possible by a donation from The Urbana Free Library Foundation.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lewis Auditorium, children in grades K-5 can celebrate Presidents Day at our Parade of Presidents. Come dressed as your favorite president or first lady and learn fascinating facts, listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy a craft.
At 4 p.m. Friday in Lewis Auditorium, we invite you to come meet children's book author Linda Sue Park. The Newbery Award-winning author will join us for a discussion about her books, share her life as a writer and sign copies of her books. Copies of the author's books will be available for purchase at the presentation. For more information, visit lindasuepark.com.
For more information, visit http://www.urbanafreelibrary.org.
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.
The outreach department's free Monday matinee will present "People Like Us," the 2012 film starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer. Refreshments will be available at 1:30 p.m., and the film begins at 2. Public performance rights are made possible by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation.
If you already own a Nexus tablet or are thinking about buying one, come to our free, informal class for adults. The class runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room. Class size is limited to five people, so call the children's department at 477-5225 to sign up. If you have questions, contact Marcie in the children's department or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans of teen author Kimberly Pauley will want to come to the library from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday as we Skype with Pauley in the first-floor meeting room. The author of the popular, award-winning "Sucks to Be Me" series and "Cat Girl's Day Off" might live in London, but she'll be video chatting with us in Danville on our big screen. Copies of her books will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit http://www.danville.lib.il.us.