Library events May 19-26, 2013

Library events May 19-26, 2013

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.

Join the library's easygoing book discussion group, BYOB (Bring Your Own Book). Each month, BYOB meets at a different Champaign food and drink destination. Everyone is welcome to join. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, find us at Big Grove Tavern, 1 E. Main St., C. We'll discuss "Defending Jacob" by William Landay and hand out copies of next month's book, "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Newcomers are welcome.

Get your car ready for summer at a hands-on program led by local experts. Park your car at the west end of the main library parking lot at 6:30 p.m. May 30. Ford City service manager Derek Scroggins will discuss how to help your car through the stress of summer, and parts manager Mark Shepherd will answer questions about parts and supplies. A technician will be available to look at your car and give you specific pointers. The program will start inside the library with an introduction to the online Auto Repair Reference Center, offering step-by-step repair instructions for more than 25,000 vehicles. Registration is not needed.

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Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

Looking for adventure? Get ready to take off on a summer-long journey when you sign up for Have Book — Will Travel!, the summer reading program for children and teens. Read books. Fill out your passport. Win prizes. Registration begins Monday. Check the library website for updates on how to plan your summer reading journey.

Release your artistic spirit. At 4 p.m. Monday in Lewis Auditorium, teens can join us for an hour of artistic creativity at Art Day @ Your Library. We'll get together on the fourth Monday of most months with different art projects planned each session — so come back often and bring a friend. For more information about teen programs at the library, visit Teen Space, the teen blog at the website.

At 4 p.m. Friday in Lewis Auditorium, children and their families will be astounded by the amazing miracles of Myron the Magnificent. Performing illusions and other surprising tricks, you'll find Myron's magic impossible to believe.

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Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

On Wednesday, teens can come and make an altered clipboard during the library's Teen Space Teen DIY class. Visit our blog,, for more details. The class is at 4 p.m. in the first-floor meeting room. Space is limited, so call 477-5225 or stop by the children's department or teen area to sign up. Classes are made possible by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation.

On Thursday, the after-school film for teens (ages 12-18) will be "Beautiful Creatures," based on the bestselling young adult novel by Kami Garcia. The 2013 film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons and will begin at 4 p.m. in the first-floor meeting room. It's rated PG-13, so 12-year-olds will need a signed parental consent form to attend. Public performance rights for the film are made possible by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation.

Robert A. Johnson, a specialist in genealogical research, will present a workshop for genealogists and historians titled Family Search — Getting the Best From the Best Resource Microfilms from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room. The workshop is free, but seating is limited. People interested in attending should call 477-5220.

At 1 p.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room, teens are invited to Skype with teen author Kasie West. Her first novel was "Pivot Point"; her second, "The Distance Between Us," will be released in July. Copies of her first book will be available for purchase during the program.

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