Library events, Aug. 17-24

Library events, Aug. 17-24

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.

Is your teen looking for something fun to do after school? Check out what the library's got in store for middle and high school students at 3 p.m. every Thursday afternoon. No registration needed. At the main library.

Our free app is an easy way to check your due dates, renew and request items, download eBooks, and more. It includes Mobile Checkout, a way to scan items for checkout anywhere in the library. Get the app at

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

For more information, visit

Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

Mark your calendars and join hundreds of treasure seekers at "The Friends of the Urbana Free Library Spring Used Book Sale" in the library's Lewis Auditorium from Aug. 21 to 25. Members of the Friends are invited to a special presale from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Not a member of the Friends yet? Visit to join online and find information about book sale hours.

At noon Saturday, in the Lewis Auditorium, children ages 4 to 11 can join local artist and instructor Hua Nian for "Art Lessons for Children." We'll practice basic drawing skills that will lead to a story-drawing adventure.

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, children and their families can drop in to the Champaign County Historical Archives at the library for "Who Do You Think You Are?" Even the youngest children like to know about their family tree!

For more 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" will feature "The Monuments Men." Refreshments will be at 1:30 p.m.; the film begins at 2 p.m. in the first-floor Meeting Room. Call the library at 477-5220, or visit the library, for more information about "Monday Matinees".

Danville Public Library programs at the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the library lawn: Dr. G's Brain Works; Young Pup Yoga for ages 12 and under (4 p.m.). The market is open on Tuesdays from 2 to 7 p.m.

The Children's Wonder Garden Club moves to its after-school hour of 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Learn how to tend flowers, herbs and vegetables, harvest the produce and make tasty dishes. For details or to sign up, stop by the children's department or call 477-5225.

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