Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading game for infants to 5th graders | January 1 to May 15

   Rocket Readers | Fall 2016   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

Presented in partnership with United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders of Champaign County.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Learn from a genuine cartooning pro when V.G. Myers shares his talents with 2nd – 5th grade kids.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, October 02, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for an afternoon movie matinee at the Douglass Branch.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

Presented in partnership with United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders of Champaign County.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join professional sports memorabilia appraiser Michael Osacky for a fascinating overview of the history of sports memorabilia, from vintage baseball cards of the late 1800s to contemporary memorabilia. Bring your favorite sports collectibles--after the presentation, Osacky will provide you with a verbal appraisal.

Made possible with support from the Library Friends.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room C
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join rappers CJRun, babynoface, and Ausar Bradley for an all-ages afternoon of mind-expanding lyrics and music.

Made possible with support from the Library Friends.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for an afternoon movie matinee at the Douglass Branch.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

Presented in partnership with United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders of Champaign County.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft star in The Miracle Worker, the 1962 classic that tells the inspiring story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Both Duke and Bancroft won Oscars for their moving performances, and The Miracle Worker is ranked #15 on the AFI's list of the 100 Most Inspiring Films of All Time.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room C
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to galaxies to the beginning of the Universe.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
October's edition of In Concert @ CPL, presented in partnership with the C-U Jazz Fest, features the Dimitrije Vasiljevic Quartet. Vasiljevic, a native of Serbia, is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and New York University, and has performed at a variety of prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Vasiljevic's sound has been described as "an original music mixture that incorporates modern jazz and traditional Balkan music resulting in a perfect synthesis of modern jazz and world music."

Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
On October 18, our Goodnight Storytime program will welcome guest presenters from the UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for a tri-lingual storytime experience. The program will be presented in Spanish, Quechua, and English. The event is part of the “Explore Your Star Library” National Library Week celebration.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make your own sugar cube pyramid model and learn how the Egyptians use to make their pyramids in ancient times at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
For kids and their families.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Meet Newberry Honor award-winning author and illustrator, Eugene Yelchin, creator of favorite children's novels including Breaking Stalin's Nose and Arcady's Goal. His visit is part of the University of Illinois Youth Literature Festival, October 20-22. Made possible with support by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Enjoy special holiday stories to hoot over, lots of silliness, and a costume parade inside the library, for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. (Note: This is a special Halloween edition of our regular weekly "Ready, Set, Read!" event.) Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

Presented in partnership with United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders of Champaign County.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

How It Works / Reading Log
ROCKET READERS!

Join in any time, from September 1 to December 15, 2016. Register online here, then get a reading log at the library, or click here to download and print your log and start right away! (Be sure to register first, so we know you're participating.)

Each day you read for 20 minutes or more, fill in a circle. Earn your prize book the first time you complete all 25 circles!

Pick up your next reading log and BLAST OFF into READING!