Library events, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2018

Library events, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2018

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

At 2 p.m. today at the main library, listen to soulful blues by Brazilian guitarist and composer Jose Gobbo and his Offline Band as part of the In Concert at CPL series.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the main library, community members can learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2016. Training laptops are provided for this hands-on workshop. Sign up online ( or call 217-403-2070.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the main library, children and their families will design and create colorful 3-D paper sculptures. The activity is part of the weekly Family Fun Night on Thursdays.

For more information about free activities and lifelong resources at the library, visit

Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 6 p.m. Monday in the second-floor study rooms, teens and adults can meet with La Línea staff members on a first-come, first-served basis. La Linea provides referrals for community resources for topics like child support, child care, immigration, legal assistance, DACA, TVDL assistance, education, employment issues, general information, health care, housing, interpretation, mental health, work permits and food and clothing assistance. La Línea staff members provide free and confidential referrals in English and Spanish, with other languages available upon request. This service is co-sponsored by the Urbana Free Library and the New American Welcome Center — UIUC YMCA.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lewis Auditorium, children 2 to 4 and their families can attend Toddler Time, featuring songs, crafts and other activities.

At 6 p.m. Thursday in Lewis Auditorium, community members of all ages can enjoy conversation, food and music at the closing reception for “Scenes of Downtown” by local artist Christopher Evans. Evans’ work explores downtown Urbana and its people in a wide variety of settings — from cafes to public parks to music venues to markets — and is part of the Artist of the Corridor series. Artist of the Corridor is a dual-site exhibition with artworks displayed at the city of Urbana and The Urbana Free Library and is sponsored by the Urbana Public Arts Program.

For information about services at the library, go to

Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

From 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the children’s program room, kids 2 and under with a caregiver can take part in the Wee Wigglers story time, featuring songs, stories and serious silliness.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday in the first-floor meeting room, children 2 to 6 with a caregiver can take part in the Preschool Pals Playgroup.

For information about programs and services at the library, visit

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