Library events, June 2-9, 2019

Library events, June 2-9, 2019

Champaign Public Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 7 p.m. Monday at the main library, learn tips and tricks for making travel arrangements, including how to use online resources available free for library cardholders. The program is part of the Get Curious at Your Library Summer Series.

From 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the main library, Carrie Harris, a career counselor at Parkland College, will share tips to help job seekers prepare for interviews and make a great first impression. Get That Job: Tips to Ace the Interview is part of the library's new Get That Job! series of career classes. Sign up at or call 217-403-2070.

From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Douglass Branch, celebrate Juneteenth Emancipation Day, marking 154 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last group of people enslaved there. The afternoon will include Chicago-based powerhouse performers, Ayodele Drum & Dance; gospel sensation Jean-René Balekita, who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Mr. Lincoln, aka Kevin Woods. Families are invited to enjoy a bounce house, win free raffle prizes, dance to music by local DJs and much more.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

Every Monday through Aug. 19, children and their families can take part in the library's craft events at the question desk.

Do you want to be a star of stage and screen? Come and practice your improv skills in a fun and informal acting program for youths 7-12. The class begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium.

From 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room, attend Second Saturday Board Games, a drop-in program for all ages.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

At 9:30 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room, kids 5-11 can attend the Wonder Garden Club, which teaches children about plants and how to care for them in the outside Wonder Garden. Youths under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room, adults 18 and over can attend the DPL Writers' Group, which brings together aspiring and accomplished writers of all levels to learn about writing and publishing and to share their work for helpful feedback. This week, join local author Brian K. Morris for a discussion.

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