Library events, Sept. 29-Oct. 6

Library events, Sept. 29-Oct. 6

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.

Need help using computers, email or the Internet? Go to the Douglass Branch for one-on-one help. Even the most basic questions are welcome. Help is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Oct. 3. No appointment is needed. Individual assistance also is available during other branch hours by appointment; call 403-2090. Volunteers are provided by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Project Next Generation is a free after-school mentoring program for middle school students at the Douglass Branch. Participants collaborate on creative projects that improve their computer, problem-solving and communication skills. Registration begins Oct. 1 for the fall session, which will meet from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 15 through Dec. 12. Call 403-2090. This program is sponsored by the Illinois State Library.

The creative upcycling experts from the I.D.E.A. Store will be at the main library from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday to help students create art from materials that might have been trash. This event is part of the Thursdays @ the Library series for middle and high school students. No registration needed.

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Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

At 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Lewis Auditorium, teens can join us for Open Lab. Filmmaking, three-dimensional printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming or just hanging out — Open Lab has something for everyone. For more information, call 367-4405.

At 7 p.m. Thursday in Lewis Auditorium, children and their families are invited to a Bedtime Math Pajama Party. Numbers are a blast. Wear your pajamas and come help us solve some wacky bedtime math problems. To learn more about other children's programs and services, visit the library's e-calendar on the website.

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, visit with library staff at the city of Urbana's Market at the Square. We'll have information about library programs and services, and kids can enjoy a story on our popular Magic Reading Carpet. Market at the Square is at Illinois and Vine streets.

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Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

On Oct. 2 at the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the library lawn, check out free Young Pup Yoga classes for kids at 10 a.m. For more information, call Leslie at the library at 477-5227. The market is open from 7 a.m. to noon.

From 7 a.m. to noon on Oct. 5 at the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market, the featured organization is the Boy Scouts; you can check out outdoor games for kids at 10 a.m.

You might have seen her hosting WDAN-TV's "Tots Revue" in the 1950s or "Tot and Teen Toppers," or you may have taken swim lessons from her. She may have waited on you at Kamp Music Store. A first-time author at age 92, Mandy Sexton Honold will have copies of her memoir, "Showers of Blessings," available for purchase and signing as we celebrate her book from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the library.

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