Library events, Sept. 2-9, 2018

Library events, Sept. 2-9, 2018

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

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at the main library, take part in a traditional Eritrean Coffee Ceremony and Tasting outside on the west lawn.

From 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the main library, Marc Chagnon will talk about how he recently started his own business as a motivational speaker at Starting a Business When You Have Something To Lose. Doors open at 7:45. Reserve a spot online ( or call 217-403-2070.

At 3 p.m. Saturday at the main library, Springfield-based Wild Times Exotics will bring animals for everyone to hold.

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

Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Satterthwaite Conference Room, adults can attend a Bucket List Basics: Finish Your Novel forum. Have you dreamed of writing a novel or autobiography? Maybe you've started one but just can't seem to find the right time or environment to finish it. Attend the forum and connect with others just as passionate about sharing their stories as you are. The program is co-sponsored by the Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Park District.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday in Lewis Auditorium, community members of all ages can attend Drag Queen Story Hour. This event features local drag queens reading children's stories and doing crafts. Drag Queen Story Hour was developed by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions. Many libraries host the events as a way of celebrating diversity, building empathy and helping to curb bullying of LGBTQ children. The event is sponsored by the UP Center of Champaign County. The library will be open until 8 p.m. for this special Imbibe Urbana event.

At 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Megan's Reading Room, children and their families will listen to a book's storytelling in English and Spanish, hear traditional songs and make a craft. This program is presented by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois.

For information about services at the library, go to

Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the children's program room, youths 12 to 18 can take part in a 3-D printer class. Registration is required; the class is limited to five participants.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room, Jerrion Bates, the winner of the 2018 Illinois Drag Queen Wars, and friends will read, sing and make crafts with children. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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