Library events, Oct. 7-14, 2018

Library events, Oct. 7-14, 2018

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday at the main library, Beckman Institute research scientist Melih Sener will speak about "What Is the Value of a Life?" as part of the Tuesdays at Ten series introducing area innovators.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the main library, get your tech questions answered at a new series of Getting Started workshops. This week's topic is "Getting to Know Android Phones and Tablets." Sign up online ( or by calling 217-403-2070.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the main library, trivia fans are invited to Spooky Trivia Night. Participants are welcome to play in teams of one to four. Prizes will be awarded in six rounds, plus a grand prize for the most knowledgeable team.

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Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

At 9:30 a.m. Monday in Lewis Auditorium, adults can join the Project Read staff, library staff and volunteers for drop-in tutoring. Free tutors are available most Mondays to help adults who are learning English or working to improve their reading or math skills. No registration is required.

At 5:15 p.m. Friday in Megan's Reading Room, children can bring their favorite stuffed animals for Furry Friends Overnight. Come in for a story time with your child and your child's stuffed animals and tuck the stuffed animals into bed for a night at the library. Then, pick them up Saturday morning and stay for stories and a pancake breakfast.

At 2 p.m. Saturday in the MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room, community members are invited to attend Second Saturday Board Games.

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Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

Do you know how to spot signs of depression? Jim Russell from Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board will give a presentation on depression and suicide prevention at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the first-floor meeting room.

At 5 p.m. Thursday in the children's program room, youths 5 to 11 can take part in the Wonder Garden Club, which teaches children about plants and how to care for them. Kids will learn about spiders, the insects and plants. All participants will take a spider plant home. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the first-floor meeting room, meet local writers at the annual Author's Fair. They will sign copies of their books and speak about their works and the publishing process. Bring the kids for a variety of fun activities.

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