Library events, Nov. 25-Dec. 2, 2018

Library events, Nov. 25-Dec. 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 Brandon T. Washington perform. The ACE Award-winning vocalist and guitarist will share originals, as well as songs from bands he's been part of, at this month's all-ages In Concert at CPL.

From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Douglass Branch, youths can test their skills and win prizes at the second annual chess tournament. Registration is required, and space is limited. Call 217-403-2090 to sign up.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 6 p.m. Monday in the second-floor study rooms, the library is partnering with La Linea, a program based at the University YMCA that can provide free and confidential referrals in English and Spanish (other languages available on request). La Linea staff are available for consultation on a first-come, first-served basis. Resource referrals may include (but are not limited to): child support, child care, immigration, legal assistance, DACA and other immigration legal assistance, TVDL assistance, education, employment issues, general information, health care, housing, interpretation, mental health, work permits, and food and clothing assistance. For more information, call 217-417-5897. The referrals are co-sponsored by the library and the New American Welcome Center — UIUC YMCA.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Satterthwaite Conference Room, adult writers can attend Bucket List Basics: Finish Your Novel. Visit the Urbana Park District's open writer's forum and connect with others as passionate about sharing their stories as you are. The program is free and open to the public.

At 10 a.m. Thursday in Lewis Auditorium, preschool groups and children 3 to 5 and their families are invited to Preschool Story Time., featuring songs and stories.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

In July 2006, 2-year-old Reagan Williams was the victim of child abuse at the hands of a caregiver. In her memory, a public charity, Reagan's Rescue, was created to bring awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome to East Central Illinois. Reagan's grandfather, a local educator, author and internationally recognized child advocate, Greg Williams, will share his family's journey. The evening will include SBS facts, a summary of the organization's advocacy efforts and readings from Williams' recently published book. It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor conference room.

At 5 p.m. Wednesday in the first-floor meeting room, youths 12 to 18 will make T-shirt totebag at this month's Teen DIY. Materials will be provided.

From 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the second-floor conference room, take part in National Novel Writing Month. Local author Brian K. Morris will give advice and answer questions about the editing and publishing process to help you finish your novel.

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