Library events, Aug. 3-10

Library events, Aug. 3-10

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.

Just for teens! Join us in TeenSpace and share the latest books you've read, get a sneak peek at new titles, add book reviews to the website, and give your advice on future teen programs. For middle and high school students. 4 p.m, Tuesday, at the main library.

Attention movie-goers: join library staff members and other film fans for a movie at The Art Theater Co-op. Afterwards dine and discuss at a nearby eatery. Saturday afternoon, first showing of the day, at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St. Call 403-2070 for more information.

Save at the Friendshop sale! All regularly-priced used books are half-price the during the month of August. Shop Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1:30 to 5, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 to 4 at the main library.

For more information, visit

Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, children of all ages and their families are invited to join Sandy Osborne from the Museum of the Grand Prairie for a trip to the past. You can learn about farm animals that lived with the settlers of Illinois through games and artifacts. Visit for more information about library programs and services.

Join us at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and/or Thursday, in the Lewis Auditorium, for "De-Mystifying Technology." You can sample the many different options for creative projects, such as 3D printing, video production, music recording, digital art, sewing, and vinyl cutting. Sponsored by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities Eliminate the Digital Divide program; The Center for Digital Inclusion, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois; in partnership with The Urbana Free Library.

It's time for "Furry Friends Overnight!" At 5 p.m. Friday, bring one of your stuffed animals for a story time to Meagan's Reading Room and leave it tucked in for an overnight stay in the library. On Saturday, August 9, at 9:30 a.m., come for a pancake breakfast and find out what adventures your stuffy had. For children age 2 and up and their families.

For more information about programs and services at the library, visit

Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

The Danville Public Library Outreach Department's free "Monday Matinee

Classic" will present the movie "Ghost", which asks the question: "Can a ghost reach beyond the grave to save the woman he loves from danger?" In the 1990 film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg, the answer might be "if he can find the right medium of communication". The refreshments begin at 1:30 p.m.; the film begins at 2 p.m. in the first floor Meeting Room. Public performance rights for the film are made possible by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation. Please call the Danville Public Library at 477-5220, or visit the library, for more information about "Monday Matinee Classic".

Did you know you can now give Downtown Danville Farmers' Market Dollars to friends, family and anyone you want to give a gift to? These are available in $1 increments for purchase at the Danville Public Library — the Market cosponsor. These can be redeemed this year at the market and can be used at ANY registered vendor's booth. You can feel good about giving them out as gifts because anything from hair ribbons, corn, books, art, jewelry, bread, popcorn, lemonade or cupcakes can be bought with the Market Dollars. It is also a great way to help your budget: buy them on payday and use them all month!

To commemorate National Minority Donor Awareness Week (August 1-7), representatives from the Secretary of State's Organ/Tissue Donor Program will be at the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the Danville Public Library lawn on Tuesday, to share information about the critical need for donors from various minorities. Now in its 18th year, this special observance honors minorities who have been donors, and encourages others to register as donors and take better care of their health in order to reduce the number needing a transplant. About 300 people die each year in Illinois waiting on an organ. More than half (57%) of all people on the waiting lists for organ and tissue transplants are minorities. Find out more about how to help end the waiting for thousands in need. The Farmers Market is open Tuesday's from 2 to 7 p.m.

On Tuesday Danville Public Library programs at the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the library lawn: Children's Dyslexia Center of Illinois; Story Time with Mr. Bob (Iverson) (3:15 p.m.); Young Pup Yoga for ages 12 and under (4 p.m.); Jackpot Raffle. Downtown Danville Farmers' Market is open on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, home-made baked goods and jellies, hand-made jewelry, dog treats, bags and clothing — and more.

On August 9, Danville Public Library programs at the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the library lawn: Girl Scouts; Animals (Dogs for the Blind). Downtown Danville Farmers' Market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, home-made baked goods and jellies, hand-made jewelry, dog treats, bags and clothing - and more.

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