Library events, March 11-18, 2018

Library events, March 11-18, 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, learn about soft robotics from Girish Krishnan, a UI professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, as part of the Tuesdays at Ten series that introduces area innovators.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglass Branch, school-age kids will learn how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly and make a model to take home at this week's DIY Kids.

At 3 p.m. Saturday at the main library, join scientists from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences for hands-on experiments presented in Spanish and English. The program is designed for school-age kids and their families.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday in Lewis Auditorium, families are invited to join the library and WILL-TV to celebrate International Pi Day, featuring everything circles. Hands-on activities and edible pie tasting will be part of the fun. Common Ground Food Cooperative and Pekara Bakery will provide the desserts.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Lewis Auditorium, adults are invited to attend a reading and book signing by local author Caleb Wilson for his debut novella, "Polymer." Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

At 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium, families are invited to make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is hosting the event.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

From 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in the children's program room, kids 2 and under can take part in Wee Wigglers with a caregiver. The program features songs, stories and serious silliness.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday in the second-floor conference room, girls 12 to 18 will take part in the Girls Who Code Club, teaching tweens and teens basic elements in computer science.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room, a Home School Fair will be held for those considering that option. Refreshments will be provided, as well as crafts for kids.

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