Library events, April 15-22, 2018

Library events, April 15-22, 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, Brandon Dohman will introduce Syngenta's Digital Innovation Lab based at the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign during this week's Tuesday at Ten presentation.

From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the main library, join Tasleem Jamila for a Freedom Poetry Workshop as part of National Poetry Month.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the main library, explore local options for home-schooling. Get your questions answered during a panel discussion and Q&A from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 3 p.m. today in Megan's Reading Room, children 5 and up with a caregiver can attend the Young Artist's Studio. Navajo artist and educator Beverly Smith will lead participants in a storytelling and arts workshop featuring Baje Whitethorne's Sunpainters. Participants will hear a story and then be guided in creating artwork inspired by their own stories.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lewis Auditorium, children 2 to 4 with a caregiver can attend Toddler Time, a themed story time with songs, rhymes and a craft or activity.

At 2 p.m. Saturday in the Busey-Mills Reading Room, youths 5 to 18 (and those young at heart) are invited to attend an Earth Week workshop hosted by the East Central Illinois section of the American Chemical Society. The workshop will explore marine chemistry and offer the opportunity to hold or touch a variety of marine creatures.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the second-floor meeting room, the library will introduce and cover the basics of popular social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. Participants should register for social media accounts before class; otherwise, they may stay after class for assistance.

At 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room, physical anthropologist Dawn Cobb and retired archaeologist Hal Hassen will present "Mounds to Mausoleums: A Historical Review of Above Ground Practices in Illinois." This presentation will introduce different ways people have chosen to bury their dead and then focus on mausoleums in more detail.

From 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room, Money Smart Week starts with Money Smart Read for kids 5 to 11. Those under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Children will listen to a story read by Patrick Williams from Country Financial, make a bank and receive a free copy of "Little Critter: Just Saving My Money," while supplies last.

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