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.
Magazine fans, load up on back issues of popular titles for 25 cents each at the annual magazine clearance sale in the FriendShop, the used bookstore on the main library's lower level. The sale starts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and continues during all shop hours through Jan. 26. On the weekend of Jan. 25-26, any remaining magazines will sell for $1 per bagful during the shop's Tag Bag Sale. Proceeds support the library. FriendShop hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Did you get a new eReader or tablet over the holidays? Let us show you how to use free eBooks and audiobooks from the library. Visit the ebook drop-in clinic between 1 and 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at the main library for step-by-step, one-on-one help. Bring your tablet, eReader or mobile device. If your eReader doesn't connect to the Internet, bring a laptop if you have one. You'll also need a library card from a local library. For more details, call 403-2070 or visit bit.ly/ebook_clinic_jan18.
For more information, visit http://www.champaign.org.
Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.
At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, children and their families are invited to Lewis Auditorium for our annual Noon Year's Eve. Are you afraid you won't last until midnight? Come join us as we count down the minutes until noon and ring in the New Year with stories, food and fun. For more information about children's programs, visit the library's e-calendar on the website.
Come exercise your brain with Dr. G's Brainworks. At 11 a.m. Saturday, children in elementary school are invited to Lewis Auditorium to explore some of the latest brain games that can help expand your mind. For more information about Dr. G's Brainworks, visit drgsbrainworks.com.
For more information, visit http://www.urbanafreelibrary.org.
For an up-to-date listing of other community activities, visit http://www.news-gazette.com.