Library events, Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2019

Library events, Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2019

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 improvisor and cross-cultural musician Jason Finkelman perform with guest Allen Wu. Finkelman blends the acoustic sounds of African and Brazilian percussion with laptop electronics in a participatory performance that's fun for the whole family. The event is part of the monthly In Concert at CPL series.

Curious about the free ebooks, audiobooks and movies available at the library? At 7 p.m. Monday at the main library, we will walk you through how to get started at Ebooks & More for Phones and Tablets. The workshop is part of the new Getting Started with Tech series. This is a hands-on workshop; please bring your own phone or tablet. Sign up online ( or by calling 217-403-2070.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the main library, kids and their families are invited to a Family Fort & Reading Night Party. Everyone gets to make a lantern, build a blanket fort, read together and enjoy s'mores and stories around a campfire.

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 3 p.m. today in Lewis Auditorium, join us for the next installment of our Young Artist's Studio, featuring local artist ElizaBeth Simpson. Youths 5 to 11 will create their own color collages through a guided exercise using assorted scraps of paper and their own imaginations. Each participant will have a collage to take home at the end. Arts supplies are provided. Dress comfortably and get ready to roll up those sleeves.

Families can celebrate the Chinese New Year at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Megan's Reading Room. It's the Year of the Pig, and we'll kick it off with crafts, music and books.

At 2 p.m. Saturday in Lewis Auditorium, attend the NEA Big Read Cultural Celebration. Celebrate the cultures of India at this all-ages event. Our featured performer will be Subhalakshmi Kumar, an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer (a form of Indian classical dance). You can also sample foods and spices of India, enjoy hands-on art activities and see a display of Indian clothing and artifacts. This program is part of the library's participation in a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program focusing on the novel "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion St.

The library will be closed from Tuesday through Thursday to shift the collection as part of a renovation. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday.

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