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(A general calendar of Danville-area events is available here)
|Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays||Preschooler Programs in the Children's Department, 10 a.m.|
|Mondays||Children's Department Book Clubs for kids of all ages, 4-5 p.m. Includes group or individuals reading aloud, a craft that is related to the book, and a small snack. The book clubs are free and no registration is required.|
|Tuesdays||Children's Department Garden Club for kids of all ages, 3 p.m.|
|June 1-July 15||Exhibit: Living Through the Forgotten War: Portrait of Korea. Exhibit features 36 photographs from the U.S. National Archives, and five photographs by AP photographer Max Desfor including his 1950 Pulitzer winner.|
|June 5, 12, 19, 26||
Free "Young Pup Yoga" classes for kids, 10 a.m., at the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the Danville Public Library lawn. For more information, call Leslie at the library at (217) 477-5227.
At the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the Danville Public Library lawn, 7 a.m.–Noon: Featured organization is Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center. Hula Hoop for Kids, 10 a.m. Learn about the culture and foods of India with Mira Bhavsar as she shares stories in her native language, 11 a.m.
Opening reception for "Living Through the Forgotten War: Portrait of Korea" and film screening of "A Spoken Portrait of Local Korean War Vets," excerpts from interviews with six local Korean War veterans conducted by DACC Journalism students. Panel discussion with area Korean War veterans will follow the screening. 6:30 p.m., first floor Meeting Room, Danville Public Library.
At the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the Danville Public Library lawn, 7 a.m.–Noon: Featured organization: CARA. Learn about Australia with Andrew Phillips. Sidewalk Chalk for Kids, 10 a.m.
|June 17||Monday Matinees — Call 477-5220 for film. Refreshments at 1:30, film at 2 p.m.|
At the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the Danville Public Library lawn, 7 a.m.–Noon: Music by Sarah Rodger & Todd Gallagher Trio. Featured organization: American Red Cross. June 22 – Alberto Bello, Cuba. Jump Rope for Kids, 10 a.m.
At the Downtown Danville Farmers' Market on the Danville Public Library lawn, 7 a.m.–Noon: Republican Women’s Club. Learn about the Navaho culture with Dean Dempsey. Jacks and Other Board Games for Kids, 10 a.m.
|July 4||Library CLOSED for Independence Day.|
Monday Matinees — Call 477-5220 for film. Refreshments at 1:30, film at 2 p.m.
Summer Used Book Sale, 9 AM to 4:30 PM, first floor meeting room. To volunteer, sign up at the Checkout Desk. Earn one free book (excluding collectibles) for every hour worked!
|August 12 (& September 9, October 14)||Dr. John Flattery presents a 3-part series about the peoples along the Afro-Eurasian Silk Roads. See p. 2. of library newsletter for details.|
|August 19||Monday Matinees — Call 477-5220 for film. Refreshments at 1:30, film at 2 p.m.|
|September 2||Library CLOSED for Labor Day.|
|September 16||Monday Matinees — Call 477-5220 for film. Refreshments at 1:30, film at 2 p.m.|
Historian returns for book signing June 21
West Virginia author and Ward Hill Lamon historian Bob O'Connor will return to the Danville Public Library to talk about his newest book, The Return of Catesby, on June 21 from 3-5 p.m. in the library's first floor meeting room.
The book is a sequel to O'Connor's Civil War historical fiction based on the real life of a slave who was captured in John Brown's raid. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and autographing following his remarks. O'Connor will also appear as Ward Hill Lamon at the Lamon House during Arts in the Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23.
Library hosts Korean War exhibit
To commemorate the final year of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the Danville Public Library is hosting a traveling exhibit, "Living Through the Forgotten War: Portraits of Korea," from June 1 through July 15.
The exhibit features 36 photographs from the U.S. National Archives, and five photographs by AP photographer Max Desfor, including his 1950 Pulitzer winner. The exhibit comes to Danville courtesy of The Korea Society and through a generous grant from the Danville Library Foundation. The exhibit can be viewed on the second floor of the library during normal business hours (Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.).
The photographs in this exhibition (except for the five taken by Max Desfor for the Associated Press) have been selected from among thousands taken by the American military photographers. Originally taken for propaganda and military intelligence, these photographs of people in a war lay mostly unused for a half century, witness to a reality too few wanted to remember. The prints in this exhibition, from the negatives of the National Archives and Record Administration, were made by R. J. Phil, East Hampton, Connecticut.
The library will also augment the Korean Society’s exhibit with a display of Korean War memorabilia, maps, and timelines on the first floor that were donated to the library by the late Hershall E. Lee and other area Korean War veterans to help the library honor the veterans who served in that war and to educate the public about this period in history.
Farmers' Market every Wed. & Sat.
Spring is finally here, and with it the annual Downtown Danville Farmers' Market. This year's market kicked off on May 22 and runs through Oct. 5. The market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon on the Danville Public Library lawn, 319 N. Vermilion St. The market is a partnership between Downtown Danville, Inc. and the Danville Public Library.