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The University of Illinois is hosting the wonderful Youth Literature Festival for the Community on Saturday, October 22 from 10am - 3pm. This event is at the I-Hotel and is filled with family friendly activities. Read more about Youth Literature Festival on Saturday
Do you like to write and draw? We’ve got a great line-up of programs for you this fall. Just follow the Young Authors @ UFL image to find them. If you attend three or more of the programs marked with Young Authors @ UFL, you can even get a free book. (J Read more about Young Authors at UFL!
Today with celebrate all kinds, sizes, shapes, breeds, and types of dogs because it's National Dog Day! From sweet and cuddly to big and fiesty dogs, we love them all! More people in America have a dog for a pet (than any other animal). Read more about It's National Dog Day Today!
For all our comic and graphic novel fans (which are MANY!) remember tomorrow is Comic Con '16 here at the library. There will be a medieval combat demonstaration outside in Cherry Alley, Fablab will be here to help you create things, a drawing contest and a Cosplay Parade for people who want to dress up. Nina Paley and and Damian Duffy will also present! Carol Tilley will discuss great women in comics. Then in the evening My Neighbor Totoro will play at 8:30 in the drive-through lot of Busey parking lot so bring your lawn chairs and bug spray for that! Read more about Comic Con 2016!
Happy Birthday, Spiderman! Fifty four years ago today (August 1, 1962), Spiderman premiered in Marvel Comics. The ever popular Spiderman is widely available here in the Children's Department. Read more about Happy Birthday, Spiderman!