Library events March 31, 2013

Library events March 31, 2013

Each week, The News-Gazette will offer a selection of events provided by area libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Meet Buddy the Dinosaur, star of the PBS show "Dinosaur Train," and test drive the hottest new devices. Come to Dino-Mite Devices, a free event for all ages at the main library from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Learn about free apps, eBooks and eMagazines for the whole family. This event is brought to you by Champaign Public Library, Illinois Public Media and Best Buy.

Civility Week is April 7-13, with an array of free events to help us all put more kindness and consideration into our lives. It kicks off with an all-ages concert at the main library at 2 p.m. April 7, when David Howie and Lou DiBello will rock the library with Howie's new "Civility" song and other civility-themed tunes. Additional events that week will focus on bullying, civility in politics and media, civility in the workplace and divorce and family mediation. Teens will make civility posters, and kids will practice everyday manners. Plus, everyone can join in by taking a civility pledge online. Read more at

Rudeness in the workplace has reached a crisis point, sabotaging productivity and customer service. At a free workshop, executive coach and trainer Jill Bremer will teach strategies for creating a more civil and more rewarding work environment. This program will be of interest to managers and employees of all types of workplaces. The workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon April 9 during the library's Civility Week. Registration is required by Thursday; call 403-2070 or sign up at

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Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

Did you just get a new eReader? At 4 p.m. Wednesday, you're invited to the Lewis Auditorium to "Learn How to Use Your eReader." Discover the features on your device and how you can download free eBooks from your library. Bring your eReader, your library card and a laptop (if you have one). Questions? Call 367-4405 and ask for Carol or Mary.

Come one! Come all! Children and their families are invited to the Fairy Tale Ball, a special after-hours event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Performers include the Central Illinois English Country Dancers and The Flatland Consort, the C-U Dulcimer Society and Ginger Lozar Puppets. Don your ball gown or suit of armor — or dress up as your favorite fairy tale character and enjoy music, dancing, games, crafts, and other royal merriment. The Fairy Tale Ball is sponsored by Fred Schlipf and Diane Hillard.

At 10 a.m. Saturday in the Satterthwaite Conference Room, learn tips for creating a professional cover letter, resume, curriculum vitae, and more at "TECH 21: Being Professional on Paper." About one hour of instruction will be followed by an hour of document creation. Some familiarity with Microsoft Word and the Internet are helpful. To register, call 367-4405. The class is made possible by an Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

The library will be closed for staff training Monday. It will reopen at 9 am Tuesday.

On April 11, the After-School Film for Teens (ages 12-18) will be "Dark Shadows," a Tim Burton film about vampire Barnabas Collins who returns home to help his dysfunctional descendants. The 2012 film stars Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film will begin at 4 p.m. in the first-floor meeting room. It is rated PG-13, so 12-year-olds will need a signed parental consent to attend. Public performance rights for the film are made possible by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation.

On April 15, Victor Hugo's classic novel "Les Miserables" comes to life as an Academy-Award-winning musical when the library's free Monday Matinee presents the film by the same name. The 2012 film set in France of the early 1800s stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Refreshments will be offered at 1:30 p.m.; the film starts at 2. Public performance rights for the film are made possible by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation.

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