Library events, Jan. 6-13, 2019

Library events, Jan. 6-13, 2019

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

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the main library, Linda Tortorelli, coordinator of The Autism Program at the University of Illinois, will give an overview of autism spectrum disorders and offer advice on navigating local resources. It's part of the new Growing Together parenting series.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday at the main library, learn how to use a tablet, including downloading apps and changing settings. The workshop is part of the new Getting Started with Tech series. This is a hands-on workshop; please bring your own tablet. Sign up at or by call 217-403-2070 to register.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday at the main library, keep January's darkness at bay by making a scented candle at Crafty Adults. Sign up at or call 217-403-2070 to register.

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

Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 3 p.m. Sunday in Lewis Auditorium, Drag Queen Story Hour returns. This all-ages 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 these events as a way of celebrating diversity, building empathy and helping to curb bullying of LGBTQ kids. The event is co-sponsored by the UP Center of Champaign County.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lewis Auditorium, children 1 to 5 can attend Let's Make Music Together, a class with folks from the Champaign School of Music. Kids must be accompanied by a caregiver.

At 11 a.m. Saturday in the MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room, adults are invited to discuss what they have been reading this winter.

For information about services at the library, go to

Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

From 4:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room, join our Teen Advisory Board and tell us what services, books or activities you want to see at the library. The meeting is open to youths 12 to 18. Applications are available in the teen space or children's department and are due Monday.

From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the children's program room, the Wonder Garden Club will learn about cool weather plants, such as lettuce and snap peas. The program is for children 5 to 11. Those under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the second-floor conference room, the DPL Writers' Group brings together aspiring and accomplished writers of all levels to learn about writing and publishing and to share their work for helpful feedback. This week's topic is writing a book: the basics. The workshop is for those 18 and over.

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