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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 the high-energy, soulful sounds of Hot Sauce Universe with Jenae and Jay Thomason during this month’s In Concert at CPL performance. Their music combines elements of funk, soul, jazz, rock and hip-hop.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday at the main library, explore books, songs and activities designed for children 3 to 6 on the autism spectrum or with other special needs at the new Sensory-Friendly Storytime. Storytime is followed by sensory play and socialization.

At 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the main library, hear holiday stories for children 3 to 5 — and a costume parade inside the library — at the annual Pumpkin Patch Parade & Storytime. Anyone who comes in costume will get a free book at the FriendShop Bookstore on the library’s lower level.

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Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St.

From 2 to 2:45 p.m. today in Lewis Auditorium, children 4 to 10 and their caregivers can attend Monster Mash. Families will hear monster stories, sing monster songs, eat a monster snack and do a monster craft. Costumes are welcome but not required.

Gather in Cherry Alley (parking lot side of the library) at 5 p.m. Wednesday for fun and games for the whole family, including a pop-up photo booth, pumpkin decorating and a costume contest. There will be cider, and the Champaign County History Museum’s historic popcorn truck will on on site. Bring your costumes and your picnic blankets and chairs. At 6 p.m., the movie “Hocus Pocus” will be screened. If there is inclement weather, the movie will be moved inside to Lewis Auditorium.

From 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Lewis Auditorium will become an old-school video arcade during Teen Video Gaming, featuring several gaming systems to enjoy.

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Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

From 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the children’s program room, children 2 and under accompanied by a caregiver can attend Wee Wigglers Storytime, featuring songs, stories and serious silliness.

From 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s program room, youths 8 to 11 can take part in Tween Gaming.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor meeting room, attend the Halloween Night Horror Movie featuring the latest film with Michael Myers. This movie is rated R and is open to those 17 and older; those under 17, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. IDs will be checked at the door.

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