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Champaign Library 20h
Want to learn about Google tools like Docs and Slides? We can help! Today at 2pm, our Tech Series will spotlight Getting Started with Google Tools. For more info and to sign up: And here’s what tech-related programs will be coming up in May:
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Champaign Library Apr 19
Both locations are closed this Sunday, April 21. The Main Library opens Monday at 9 am and the Douglass Branch opens at 10 am. We look forward to seeing you Monday!
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Champaign Library Apr 18
Check out this piece from for updates to the American Library Association's 'Most Challenged' book list. The new additions are very timely and topical for today's America
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Champaign Library Apr 18
Come on by and visit our FriendShop Bookstore! There's still time left this month to receive 50% off all titles related to Gardening. AND as you know, most of our items are $2 or less :) Come visit us on the lower level!
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Champaign Library Apr 17
Have questions about technology? We can help answer them! Today we have a Getting Started with Pinterest workshop at 2pm. For more info or to sign up click here: We have more tech-related workshops coming up too! 🖥️
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Champaign Library Apr 14
Happy Birthday to comic book illustrator Dave Gibbons, maybe best known for his work as the co-creator and artist on the comic books Watchmen and Rogue Trooper.
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Champaign Library Apr 11
Does your cat come when you call them? Probably not! But, a new study shows that they do recognize their names. Check out this article in Scientific American to get the details on your indifferent feline!
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Champaign Library Apr 11
Do you find it difficult to commit to a lengthy book? suggests choosing "bite-sized" books. "If you don’t feel like you have the time to read more, or struggle to finish a book, this method will help."
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Champaign Library Apr 8
Happy Birthday to Okorafor, author of Akata Witch and the Binti series! We were lucky enough to have been visited by this wonderful writer just last October!
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Champaign Library Apr 7
Happy First Day of National Library Week! *New* You can now order your own library T-shirt ($20): available in adult, youth, toddler, baby, and teddy bear sizes. Place your order online and pick up at the library a few days later.
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Champaign Library Apr 6
Come celebrate National Library Week with us starting tomorrow - free rentals, new t-shirt and lots of GREAT events.
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Champaign Library Apr 4
Join the scientists from the UI chapter of SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences) for hands-on demonstrations and experiments. It might get messy but will be a whole lot of fun! Presented in Spanish and English.
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Champaign Library Apr 4
The Twilight Zone is even more popular today than it was when it began its original run. We're very excited for Jordan Peele's new iteration of the show! Click the link to check out the 10 Greatest original episodes of The Twilight Zone!
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Champaign Library Apr 1
Don't hold your breath hoping that the Thanos-copter will be in Avengers: End Game.
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Champaign Library Mar 28
Visit our FriendShop Bookstore today through Sunday for our Tag Bag Sale! You still have time left in March to receive 50% off all titles related to sports. AND as you know, most of our items are $2 or less :) Come visit us on the lower level!
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Champaign Library Mar 28
This shy and adorable creature is the pangolin! Unfortunately, they've been poached to near extinction. Click the link to learn more about these dire circumstances and more about the pangolin itself:
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Champaign Library Mar 27
Women’s History Month may be ending soon, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning about amazing women from history! Check out these great books if you’re interested in doing just that:
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Champaign Library Mar 27
Replying to @genkitten
lol wow! I am so curious to know how our book ended up all the way in Mexico! What a life that item has had 😆
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Champaign Library Mar 27
This Friday at the Douglass Branch, from 2-3p, join best-selling and award-winning author for a talk about her work! She has written a multitude of wonderful children’s and teen books about issues affecting kids from all walks of life!
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Champaign Library Mar 25
Happy Birthday! Born on this day in 1942, Aretha Franklin, singer, songwriter, activist, actress, and, of course, Queen of Soul. Franklin is one the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. She passed way just last year at the age of 76
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