Library events, May 12-19, 2019

Library events, May 12-19, 2019

Champaign Public Library

Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Douglass Branch, families from the Champaign Unit 4 School District are invited to Parent Lab. Dinner and child care will be provided. Parent Lab is designed to teach parents how to help their children with schoolwork and improve their own literacy in the process. Parents get to work with Project READ tutors to become familiar with the same skills their kids and grandkids are learning in school.

At 7 p.m. Monday at the main library, learn how to get started with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter as part of the Getting Started with Tech series. This is a hands-on workshop using library laptops. Reservations are encouraged. Sign up at or call 217-403-2070.

At both 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday at the main library, check out the Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show, a combination of magic, comedy and balloon creations inspired by classic Vaudeville.

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Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

Check out creative artwork by students from the Hua Nian Art Studio in children's services from May 13-25. For more information, visit

At 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium, kids 4 and under and their caregivers can take part in Baby & Toddler Yoga.

The library is kicking off summer reading with a party. The event begins at 3 p.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium. Dance to Zecca Bom — one of C-U's hottest bands. They play music that's inspired by Brazilian soul and reggae. The lineup includes Robert Sena (MC), Eddie Quiroga (trombone), Jason Finkelman (congas), Ben Juday (guitar), Cody Jensen (keyboard), Gordon Kay (drums) and Charlie Harris (bass). Also, channel your inner musician with one of the instruments from the library's music equipment collection. Then sport a fancy costume with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts' mobile photo booth. Enjoy crafts and free ice cream, and don't forget to sign up for summer reading. This concert is sponsored by Larry and Margaret Jobe in honor of grandsons Arlin and Berk Orr. The summer reading program is supported by the Friends of the Urbana Free Library.

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Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

From 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday in the archives room, the Genealogy Club will meet to assist new and experienced genealogy enthusiasts. This month's topic is 20 things your ancestors did that you probably never will.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the library lawn, check out family friendly activities, vendors and live entertainment by John McMahon at the farmers' market.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the second-floor conference room, the DPL Writers' Group will bring together aspiring and accomplished writers of all levels to learn about writing and publishing and to share their work for helpful feedback. This week, bring a few pages of your work in progress to read with the group. The program is for visitors 18 and over.

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