Library events, Sept. 9-16, 2018

Library events, Sept. 9-16, 2018

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

From 2 to 3 p.m. today at the main library, grandparents and grandchildren can make a craft together, enjoy a snack and listen to fun music to celebrate Grandparents Day. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Douglass Branch, kids can spend time with a Grandma, Grandpa or another special person, celebrating together with bingo, crafts, games and snacks. Sign up by calling the Champaign Park District at 217-398-2573 or Douglass Branch at 217-403-2090.

At 7 p.m. Monday at the main library, learn Photoshop basics from instructor Sarah Christensen, including how to use layers to enhance photos in creative ways. This workshop is taught on Windows 10 laptops. Registration is required; sign up online ( or by calling 217-403-2070.

At 7 p.m. Thursday at the main library, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Colson Whitehead will talk about his latest novel, "The Underground Railroad," which won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. In April 2017, he was also named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People." A signing will follow the talk, and copies of "The Underground Railroad" will be available for purchase. His appearance is presented by the Table Talk Book Club. It is part of the Great Authors at the Library series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 6 p.m. Monday in the Satterthwaite Conference Room, adults can attend the Free Legal Advice Clinic, a workshop in which a licensed attorney will provide support for various concerns such as DUIs, landlord/tenant problems, a court summons, traffic tickets and other general issues. Support will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. It's co-sponsored by La Linea, CUFAIR and the library.

From 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Lewis Auditorium, youths can attend Teen Open Lab, featuring music recording, 3-D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, gaming and filmmaking. On Monday, it will feature a special robotics presentation by CTRL-Z, the teen STEM group and robotics team. View their 6-foot robot and learn about the concepts the team used to build it.

At 11 a.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium, children 4 and up with a caregiver can attend a workshop with physics demonstrations by the University of Illinois Physics Van.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the second-floor conference room, girls 12 to 18 can take part in the Girls Who Code Club, which teaches basic elements in computer science.

At 5 p.m. Thursday in the children's program room, kids 5 to 11 can take part in the Wonder Garden Club, which teaches children about plants and how to care for them. This week, youths will talk about apples and taste different varieties. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

At 1 p.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room, attend the Pages and Pictures Book and Movie Club. Read the book and then watch the movie at the library and then discuss both afterward. This month's pick is "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams.

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