Library events, March 3-10, 2019

Library events, March 3-10, 2019

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

At 7 p.m. Monday at the main library, learn the basics of taking pictures with your phone or tablet. The event is part of the new Getting Started with Tech series. This is a hands-on workshop; please bring your phone or tablet. Sign up at ( or call 217-403-2070.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday at the main library, find out how hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) affects not just your hearing abilities, but also other aspects of your life. Dr. Fatima Husain of the University of Illinois Beckman Institute will be the speaker. The event is part of Tuesdays at Ten, a weekly series introducing innovations developed in Champaign-Urbana.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the main library, through April 4, join the Aaron Reynolds Book Club for Kids. Each week, one of his hilarious books will be read, along with crafts and other activities that go along with the stories. During National Library Week, you can meet this bestselling author as part of the Great Authors at the Library series (7 p.m. on April 9).

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Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St.

At 2 p.m. today in the Busey-Mills Reading Room, celebrate Carnival at the library. Listen to Brazilian music by the Elis Artz Quartet. Also, dance and make crafts at this all-ages party. Costumes are welcome.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday in Lewis Auditorium, attend a book release of local poet Matthew Murrey's debut poetry collection, "Bulletproof." The poems in "Bulletproof" look at the joy and dread of being alive in this world. Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($15). Some poems will include mature content.

Many teens in our community come from immigrant or refugee families, and some teens have even come on their own from another country. Come listen to these young people from our community talk about their experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Lewis Auditorium. This program is a 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.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Maker Space, youths 12 to 18 can participate in Teen Tech Week by experimenting with squishy circuits. Learn about electricity using Play Dough.

From 10 a.m. to noon every second and fourth Saturday in the first-floor conference room, those 18 and over can attend the DPL Writers' Group, which 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 literary agents — what do they do and why you might choose one.

From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, celebrate the grand opening of the library's newly renovated space at an open house. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for Teen Zone and a large group study room and the dedication of Brittany's Corner will begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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