Library events, Nov. 12-18, 2017

Library events, Nov. 12-18, 2017

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday at the main library, Manzanar survivor Yuki Llewellyn will return to Champaign to share her story about living with her mother in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese-Americans. Llewellyn and Chicago-based author Karen Su also will talk about the children's book they are creating about this experience. "Yuki Speaks Out" is the keynote presentation for the YWCA of the University of Illinois Community Read.

At 7 p.m. Thursday at the main library, New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford will talk about the historical inspiration for his books, including his newest novel, "Love and Other Consolation Prizes," as part of the Great Authors at the Library series. Advance reservations are available via Eventbrite. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

At 3 p.m. Saturday at the main library, celebrate the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, "The Last Jedi," with out-of-this-world games, activities and crafts at Star Wars Spectacular. Costumes are welcome.

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Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Busey-Mills Reading Room, book lovers of all ages can attend a book talk and signing — On Dreams and Werewolves — with bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

At 6 p.m. Thursday in Megan's Reading Room, attend Family Reading Night, an annual event to encourage families to spend quality time reading together.

The Friends of the Urbana Free Library Fall Sale will take place Nov. 16-24 in Lewis Auditorium. Members of Friends are invited to a presale on Thursday. Check out the library's website (below) to become a member of Friends and for sale hours.

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Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room, learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Participants must be familiar with how to use a computer. The class is free, but seating is limited.

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the children's program room, the Tween 3D Printer Class will be held. Registration is required; the class is limited to five participants ages 12 to 18.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room, the Builder's Club for kids 5 to 11 will work on Lego creations. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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