Library events, March 4-11, 2018

Library events, March 4-11, 2018

Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday at the main library, find out about the Illinois-China connection from Ian Wang, the Spurlock Museum curator, as part of the Tuesdays at Ten series that introduces area innovators.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the main library, kids and families will experiment together at this week's Family Fun Night: a home science evening.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, watch clips and discuss the 1968 Oscar winners with News-Gazette film critic Chuck Koplinski at Academy Awards Afternoon. Popcorn will be provided.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 6 p.m. Monday in the second-floor study rooms, teens and adults can receive free, confidential referrals from La Linea. Referral sessions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis and will include topics such as child support, child care, immigration, legal assistance, DACA and other immigration legal assistance, education, employment issues, health care, housing, interpretation, mental health, work permits and food and clothing assistance.

At 6 p.m. Friday, the library is hosting its 11th annual Fairy Tale Ball. Fairy tale lovers of all ages are invited to a family-friendly evening of stories, crafts, games and entertainment. Don your shiny suit of armor or sparkly ball gown, or dress like your favorite fairy tale character. The event is sponsored by Fred Schlipf and Diane Hillard.

At 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium, families can attend the latest Prairie Breezes concert, featuring the Transit Brass Trio. The group features Robert Sears on trumpet, Jessica Pearce on French horn and Ben Carrasquillo on trombone. The concerts are sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

At 7 p.m. Monday in the first-floor meeting room, Silk Roads historian John Flattery will present the ninth installment in his annual series of classes on the Silk Roads, which will focus on the current president of China, Xi Jinping, and his endeavor to bring the ancient Silk Roads into modern times. The program, made possible by a Danville Library Foundation endowment, is free and open to the public.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday in the second-floor conference room, tween and teen girls ages 12 to 18 will take part in Girls Who Code. The sessions will teach basic elements of computer science.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor meeting room, Danville native and author Candace Webb Henderson will speak about her mom being an inspiration for finishing her book "Blessed to Be Unwanted." She will touch on the topics of foster care and adoption, including the organizations Safe Haven Baby Boxes and Voices for Children.

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