Library events, July 8-15, 2018

Library events, July 8-15, 2018

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

Want to create your own app? From 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through July 16 at the Douglass Branch, youths ages 9 to 11 are invited to develop their own app at Kids Create Apps, presented in partnership with the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in July at the main library, drop by to read together and enjoy funny, cheesy activities at the Geronimo Stilton Book Club for Kids.

At 3 p.m. Saturday at the main library, meet magnificent tropical birds and learn about their care from Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue, a nonprofit based in Mahomet.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 11 a.m. Thursday in Lewis Auditorium, children ages 3 and older with a caregiver are invited to attend Tracking Down Nature. Participants will learn how to look for clues about what goes on behind the scenes in nature when we're not watching! Special guest Jennifer Wick from the Champaign County Forest Preserve District will help participants learn how to tell a story about the plants and animals that share our environment.

At 10 a.m. Friday in the MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room, community members are invited to attend Connections Cafe, a social event in which attendees can learn about community resources and wellness opportunities. Coffee, technology support, blood pressure screenings and other vital checks will be offered. Connections Cafe is co-sponsored by Age Friendly Champaign-Urbana, Clark-Lindsey, Family Service, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Synergy Home Care and the Urbana Free Library.

At 5:30 p.m. Friday in Lewis Auditorium, teens are invited to attend Teen Video Game Night — a special after-hours event! Minecraft, vintage video games, board gaming, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart and more will be available for teens to test their skills.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Hanson family relates inspiring stories while performing amazing juggling and unicycle tricks. An event for all ages in the first-floor meeting room.

At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, play games and make friends and healthy choices for a drug-free you during "I'm a SMARTY! Too Good for Drugs." in the Children's Program Room. For children ages 8 to 11.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, the Page Turners Book Club will discuss "The Art of Arranging Flowers," by Lynne Branard, in the second-floor conference room.

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