Library events, Aug. 24-31
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.
Record Breakers Club: How would you like to get your name in the "Guinness Book of World Records"? If you help us build the world's tallest tower of cookies, you could do just that. Teens are invited to join the fun, and help us break a record at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglass Branch.
Games, games, games: Grab a friend and unwind after school with all sorts of board games, and snacks, of course. Middle and high school students are invited to the main library at 3 p.m. Thursday. No registration is needed. This event is part of the Teen Thursdays @ the Library series.
It's the last week to save at the Friendshop sale. All regularly priced used books are half-price in August. Shop Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library.
For more information, visit champaign.org.
Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.
The Friends of The Urbana Free Library Fall Used Book Sale continues from 1 to 4:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in Lewis Auditorium. Browse for treasures and support Friends through your purchases. For more information about the sale and Friends, visit the library's website.
At 2 p.m. today in the MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room, attend UFL Reads Wild Card. This month, we'll read and discuss "My Beloved World," the memoir written by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the United States Supreme Court. UFL Reads, our book club for adults, meets on the fourth Sunday of most months.
At 2 p.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium, children 4 to 8 and their families are invited to Music Up Close and Personal. In this interactive concert by staff of the Community Center for the Arts, we'll listen to classical music, sing folk songs, learn about musical instruments and try some kid-sized instruments.
For more about programs and services at the library, visit urbanafreelibrary.org.
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.
Fans of the "Oz" stories by L. Frank Baum and Gregory Maguire won't want to miss the Danville Library Foundation's From Page to Stage, Vol. IV, "Oz" concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at the library, Old National Bank or at Eventbrite.com. The family friendly concert is directed by David and Jennifer Woodrow and features the North Ridge Redcoats and veterans of local theater. Tickets also are available for the elegant Saturday night Emerald Ball at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. "Oz" is sponsored by the Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation; the Emerald Ball is sponsored by Meijer. All proceeds benefit the Danville Library Foundation. For more information, call 477-5220, extension 114, or visit http://www.DanvillePublicLibrary.org/foundation.htm.
For more information, visit http://www.danvillepubliclibrary.org/.