Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
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   Birdie Bingo | Spring 2014   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, April 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, April 18, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop, on the library's lower level, offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy monthly half-price savings on nearly everything. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All library locations are closed today. Book returns will remain open for you to return materials.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All library locations are closed today. Book returns will remain open for you to return materials.
Location
Foundation Conference Room (222)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All library locations are closed today. Book returns will remain open for you to return materials.
Location
Library Friends Conference Room (215)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All library locations are closed today. Book returns will remain open for you to return materials.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room C
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, April 21, 2014
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, April 21, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Krannert Art Museum takes its resources into the community with these free programs. Enjoy a lively presentation, discussion, and related hands-on art activities.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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, April 23, 2014
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, April 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
At the Tag Bag Sale, bring your own grocery bags and fill them for just $1 per bag with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
At the Tag Bag Sale, bring your own grocery bags and fill them for just $1 per bag with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
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, April 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Experts from U of I Extension lead this fun, hands-on cooking class for school-age children. Kids can sample what they cook! Registration is recommended; call 217/403-2090.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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, April 30, 2014
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, April 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Award-winning singer, songwriter, and author Mike Blakely has seen his songs recorded by Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez, Raul Malo, and others. His far-ranging talent has earned him two Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America: best western novel of the year and best western song of the year.

As a performer, Blakely has released 11 CDs, played across the U.S., and made 16 tours to Europe. As an author, he has published 18 books. His last two were co-written, the first with Willie Nelson, A Tale Out of Luck, and the most recent with Kenny Rogers, titled What Are the Chances and released in September.

At this free event, Blakely will sign books in addition to performing his music.

This monthly music performance series is made possible by funding from the Library Friends.




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

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop, on the library's lower level, offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy monthly half-price savings on nearly everything. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Immerse yourself in the sunny sounds of Trinidad and Tobago, performed on steel drums by students from the University of Illinois School of Music.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop, on the library's lower level, offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy monthly half-price savings on nearly everything. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
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, May 05, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Love Star Wars, you do? Origami as well? Then come and make an origami Yoda!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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, May 07, 2014
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, May 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend of the month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend of the month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
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, May 13, 2014
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.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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, May 14, 2014
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, May 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join children's author Lisa Graff as she shares her books and writing experiences. Lisa is the author of six middle-grade fiction books with the newest, "A Tangle of Knots" receiving rave reviews, including a place on Amazon's list of Best Books of the Year for children. Graff's books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. For grades 3 to 5.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop offers used books for all ages, plus movies, CDs, and audiobooks. Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy a week of half-price savings on nearly everything, starting the second weekend each month. Proceeds benefit the library. Open hours are: Wednesday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 to 5 pm.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
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
Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

How It Works / Reading Log
Take the Birdie Bingo challenge and spice up your reading this season.

Join any time, from January 2 to May 15, 2014. Register online here, then get a reading log at the library, or click here to print your log at home and start right away! (Be sure to register, so we know you're participating.)

Each time you complete four in a row or diagonally on your Birdie Bingo log, take it to the library for a special stamp.

Complete all of the squares to enter a monthly prize drawing. You could win a free book!