Library events, Aug. 5-12, 2018

Library events, Aug. 5-12, 2018

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

At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglass Branch, kids and teens are invited to power up their soccer skills at Power Up! Soccer Tips & Tricks, a free, family-friendly workshop lead by head coach Janet Rayfield and the Fighting Illini Soccer team.

From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the main library, join us for the third annual Food Truck Rally in the library parking lot. Enjoy delicious dishes from 14 local vendors, live music on two stages, face painting, and more.

From 10 a,n, to noon Thursday at the main library, middle- and high-school students are invited to a hands-on workshop creating stop-motion animation videos. Registration is required. Sign up online at or call (217) 403-2070.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 9:30 a.m. Monday in Satterthwaite Conference Room, adults are invited to Introduction to Tutoring with Project Read. Prospective tutors will combine this face-to-face session with online training and observations to become a certified Project READ tutor. To register or to get more information, contact

At 3 p.m. Friday in Lewis Auditorium, children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to attend Robot Ruckus!. Join local robotics team Ctrl-Z for a fun afternoon of STEM activities including programming, building robots, making prosthetic hands, testing aluminum boats and much more.

At 2 p.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium, children of all ages and their families are invited to attend 4-H Hopstars: A Rabbit Agility Show. The Hopstars, part of a local 4-H club, will offer a demonstration. Bunnies will hop, crawl and leap through an obstacle course while being guided by their handlers.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

At 9:30 a.m. Monday in the downstairs meeting room, children 5-11 will take part in the Wonder Garden Club, which teaches kids about plants and how to care for them in the library's outside Wonder Garden. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Aug. 6-13: Vermilion County Conservation Literacy Program 2018 Naturalist Exhibit. Look at "touch and feel" items used by naturalists in the wild! Located in front of the Children's Department.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor meeting room, explore books and tools used by naturalists in the field. The Vermilion County Conservation District presents a naturalist program for kids of all ages, under 8 with a caregiver.

At 5 p.m. Thursday in the second floor conference room, the Page Turner's Book Club will discuss "The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters.

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