Danville Public Library Announces Upcoming Events | News


Future ! January 6, 2022: An Evening with LeVar Burton. Danville Public Library and Danville Library Foundation are presenting a very special live virtual event. LeVar Burton joins us via Zoom for a moderated conversation featuring the audience’s questions. We also organize a Watch Party in the meeting room on the 1st floor. Thursday January 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Register at bit.ly/DPL-LeVar

Holiday Hours: The Danville Public Library will be closed on Saturday January 1st. We will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday January 3.

Winter Reading Program for All Ages: Make yourself comfortable with a good book this winter. Our winter reading program runs from December 20, 2021 to February 28, 2022. Win books, fun stuff and tickets to participate in raffles for bigger prizes while reading. Register at tinyurl.com/DPL-Reading

December 20 – 31: End of school; the library is in! We will have a variety of crafts available throughout the day, everyday during the winter holidays. Stop by the children’s department to see what we have!

December 27: Anime Club. Meet up every Monday to watch cartoons, discuss our favorites, and have fun with anime / manga themed activities. Snacks will be provided. 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Zone.

December 28: Tween It! Tuesdays. Fun programs for tweens every Tuesday. This week: It’s nailed! Inspired by the Netflix TV series, tweens will be presented with crafts and supplies, but no instructions! 4.30 p.m. in the children’s program room. 8-12 years old.

December 28: Wee Wigglers Story Time. Nursery rhymes, stories and action songs for ages 5 and under. 10:00 am in the meeting room on the 1st floor.

December 29: Dungeons & Dragons. This program is aimed at teenagers, both those new to the game and those who already know the best way to slash an orc. In December we are starting a new campaign with GIANTS, so now is the perfect time for new players to join the group. New players are always welcome! Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Zone.

December 29: Wednesday craft evenings. Meet up every Wednesday for crafts of all ages. Each week we have a different profession that you can work your creative muscles on. This week, let’s create New Years Resolution Journals. 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the 1st floor boardroom.

December 30: Anything Tech for Teens: Introducing teens to some of the cool tech in the library. This week we’re covering 3D printing. 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Zone.

December 31: Senior Coffee Time: Enjoy a friendly moment with friends, old and new, over coffee (or tea!) And games. For seniors aged 60 and over. Friday at 10:00 am in the conference room on the 2nd floor.

Kids Art Challenge: Send us a photo of your (your kid’s) art and we’ll post it on Facebook and our website. The winners will be chosen at the end of the month. Submissions should be suitable for families. The December challenge is “Holiday Fun” To submit your work, visit tinyurl.com/DPL-KidArt

Coloring contest: color a picture, win a prize. Return of entries by the end of the month. Entries will be posted on the slatted wall in the children’s room. The winners will be notified. Preschool to adult ages. The December competition starts on December 1. Pick up coloring sheets from the library or visit danvillepubliclibrary.org/coloring-contest

Kids ‘Craft Kits: Available on a first come, first serve basis, the Danville Public Library has kids’ craft kits at Curbside Pick Up. This week’s craft is a snowman stocking ornament. You can also contact the Children’s Department at 217-477-5225 to reserve a kit.


Explore More Illinois: Danville Public Library is pleased to participate in this year’s Explore More Illinois, a program that allows cardholders to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and attraction gift shop purchases cultural attractions of Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more. Learn more at exploremore.quipugroup.net/?Danville

For Your Convenient Mailing Supply Store: If you need to print something to mail, you no longer need to go to the post office for a stamp! The library now offers stamps and envelopes to the reference office for a nominal fee.

Used Holiday Book Sale: We have been selling used books throughout the holiday season. Payment is a “pay what you want” gift at the loan counter.

Interactive cinematic experience: play games while watching your favorite movies! We have game packs available for 101 Dalmatians, Beetlejuice, Black Panther, Coco, Freaky Friday, Frozen, The Goonies, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Home Alone, Hotel Transylvania, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, upside down is the Big Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Karate Kid, Moana, Mulan, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Santa Clause and Toy Story. Available on a first come, first served basis. Call 217-477-5225 to reserve your movie package.

Visits to the library: The Danville public library takes to the road … with a bookmobile. We start with visits to local businesses and daycares. If you would like us to visit you, please fill out the form at tinyurl.com/DPL-Visits

Memory Lab: The Danville Public Library Memory Lab is now available. The lab is used to digitize your old photos, home movies, or other old media formats for archival purposes. Full details are available at https://danvillepubliclibrary.org/memory-lab/

Museum Adventure Pass: We are delighted to provide this new service to our customers. The Museum Adventure Pass program gives library users access to free or discounted passes to Chicago-area museums. So before you go on vacation or drive to visit your family, check out museumadventure.org for your Museum Adventure Pass!

Personal Shopping: Let our staff be your personal shopper. Give us a ring and we’ll choose something especially for you! Call 217-477-5228 for adult books and audiovisual materials, 217-477-5225 for children’s books, 217-477-5226 for teenage books and 217-477-5227 for wholesale characters.

Project Next Generation: Thanks to the Project Next Generation grant, we are now offering vocational skills programs for adolescents in veterinary science, vinyl panel manufacturing and hospitality services. Registrations are welcome, but registration is preferable: tinyurl.com/DPL-ProjectNG

Free services of the Danville public library. No sabe cómo usar algunos de nuestros servicios gratuitos? Tenemos una collection of tutorial videos for ayudarle! danvillepubliclibrary.org/spanish-guides Spanish services at the Danville Public Library. You don’t know how to use some of our services? We have a set of tutorial videos here for you!

StoryWalk®: Take a quiet walk and read a book! We have Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and James Dean on our back (south) windows. (The side facing Madison St.)

Tweens Subscription Book Box! Our December box features Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. Membership includes a book club meeting in January. Limited supplies. Open to children aged 10 to 14. To apply and for more details, visit tinyurl.com/DPL-SalGabi. Funded by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation.


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