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January 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year
Virtual Book Talk

Join us for a virtual chat with author Stephen P. Kiernan. Author of The Curiosity, The Hummingbird, Universe of Two, and more.

Registration is Required

Photo Contest

The Champaign County Library is looking for photos taken in our community that capture the wonder of winter. Take a picture of a tree covered in snow, a bird at a bird feeder, a statue in the community or an old barn in a field. Get creative, but be sure to follow the rules for the contest. Learn more HERE.

Trivia Night

Quizzia - Bringing the pub trivia experience to the comfort of your own home! Join us for an evening of fun competition. Registration is required.
Saturday, January 30 at 7:30 pm on Zoom

Grab and Go Kits

Each month stop by the library to pick up a Grab & Go Kit for your child. We have kits for preschool, K-5 and Teens. The Library’s STEAM Club and Pokemon Club also offer grab & go kits each month.

Kits include crafts or activities that you can take and complete at home. Watch our online calendar for release dates. Supplies are limited.

Adults, we didn’t forget you. Take & Make Kits are available for adults each month.

Women of Champaign County

Monday, January 11 at 7:00 pm on Facebook Live

Learn about local women (prior to 1960) from all walks of life who helped make Champaign County what it is today.

Drive-Up Service Available

“My family and I are so thankful for the drive thru service at the Champaign County Library. I love that no appointment is required, which makes it not only quick, easy, and safe, but also super convenient.

Thank you to the library and staff for continuing to keep our community engaged and connected throughout this difficult season. We are truly blessed with this gem in our small town.”

All ages are invited to join us for the Winter Reading Challenge. You could win prizes just for reading! Log onto Beanstack today or download the Beanstack Tracker App from your app store.

What's New at the Library

Check on the status of an item in our Online Card Catalog or to place a reserve with your library card and PIN number.



A Christmas Carol (1951)

Come Away

The Craft: Legacy

Curious George: Fun with Animals and Great Outdoors

Death in Paradise: Season 9

Faith Under Fire

The First Alphabet A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

Force of Nature

Hallmark Channel Original Movies: Merry Matrimony, Help for the Holidays, Matchmaker Santa

Hallmark 2-movie Collection: One Winter Weekend, One Winter Proposal

Hammer Horror


Jurassic World: Double Trouble

Made in Italy

Perry Mason: Season 1

The Reason



The War with Grandpa

Yellowstone: Season 3


Alaric the Goth by Douglas Boin

Badass Habits by Jen Sincero

Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Body Talk by Kelly Jensen

The Book Collectors by Delphine Minoui

The Cancer Code by Dr. Jason Fung

Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise (Biography) by Scott Eyman

Chicano Eats by Esteban Castillo

The Complete Plant Based Cookbook (America’s Test Kitchen)

Cook’s Illustrated

Cross Stitch for the Soul by Emma Congdon

Do Less by Kate Northrup

Five Marys Ranch Raised Cookbook by Mary Heffernan

Food 5.0 by Robert Saik

Friends, the Television Series: The Official Cookbook by Amanda Yee

Frosty Treats & More (Taste of Home)

Heroines of Olympus by Ellie Mackin Roberts

How to Astronaut by Terry Virts

How May I Offend You Today by Savannah B. Lewis

How to Sleep by Rafael Pelayo, MD

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes

Instant Pot Bible: The Next Generation by Bruce Weinstein

It’s Never Too Late by Kathie Lee Gifford

The Last Days of John Lennon (Biography) by James Patterson

Long Time Coming by Michael Eric Dyson

The Look of the Book by Peter Medelsund

The Man Who Ate Too Much (Biography) by John Birdsall

Martha Stewart’s Cake Perfection

The Meateater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival by Steven Rinella

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

The New Southern Style by Alyssa Rosenheck

Notes on a Silencing by Lacy Crawford

Ohio: Off the Beaten Path by Jackie Sheckler Finch

Olive, Mabel, & Me by Andrew Cotter

The Sediments of Time by Meave Leakey

7 Days of Simplicity by Jen Hatmaker

The Spy Masters by Chris Whipple

Statement Macrame by Natalie Ranae

Talking to GOATs by Jim Gray

Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2021

Time to Eat by Nadiya Hussain

12 Seconds of Silence by Jamie Holmes

Twilight of the Gods by Ian W. Toll

Under a Gilded Moon (Biography) by Joy Jordan-Lake

Wellness by Design by Jamie Gold

Wicca Book of Spells by Lisa Chamberlain

Wintering by Katherine May

A World Beneath the Sands by Toby Wilkinson


After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy

Agatha Arch is Afraid of Everything by Kristin Bair

The All-Night Sun by Diane Zinna

Ararat by Christopher Golden

Ashes on the Moor by Sarah Eden

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen

A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen

The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia

Christmas at the Restaurant by Pamela Kelley

Cold Wind by Paige Shelton

The Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo Lily by Susan Wittig Albert

Daughter of Cana by Angela Hunt

Daughter of Rome by Tessa Afshar

The Daydream Cabin by Carolyn Brown

The Dazzling Truth by Helen Cullen

Dead West by Matt Goldman

The Deadly Hours

Death and the Maiden by Ariana Franklin

Death in Damascus by Karen Baugh Menuhin

Don’t Make a Sound by T.R. Ragan

Dracula’s Child by J.S. Barnes

Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1 by Frank Herbert

Eddie’s Boy by Thomas Perry

Fool Me Twice by Jeff Lindsay

The Girl Without a Name by Suzanne Goldring

The Golfer’s Carol by Robert Bailey

A Hanging at Dawn by Charles Todd

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

If For Any Reason by Courtney Walsh

Jest Right by Piers Anthony

Layla by Colleen Hoover

Lazarus by Lars Kepler

The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

Loverboy by Sarina Bowen

This Magnificent Dappled Sea by David Biro

Memorial by Bryan Washington

Midwinter Murder by Agatha Christie

Missionaries by Phil Klay

The Monks Hood Murders by Karen Baugh Menuhin

Murder is a Must by Mary Wingate

Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel

My Name is Anton by Catherine Ryan Hyde

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

Never Turn Back by Christopher Swann

Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han

NYPD Red 6 by James Patterson

Out of Her Mind by T.R. Ragan

Out of Time by David Klass

The Patient by Jasper DeWitt

Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley

Scorpionfish by Natalie Bakopoulos

Shadow Sands by Robert Bryndza

Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea

South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather Webber

Take It Back by Kia Abdullah

These Women by Ivy Pochoda

Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green

This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

Three Little Truths by Eithne Shortall

Three Single Wives by Gina LaManna

Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

The Way of Love by Tracie Peterson

Large Print

Celebrate the Season 2020

Christmas Card Murder by Leslie Meier

The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson

Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich

How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher

Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

The Marshal and the Sinister Still by C.M. Wendelboe

Matt Jensen, The Last Mountain Man: Die with the Outlaws by William Johnstone

Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam


Riviera Gold by Laurie King

The Second Wife by Rebecca Fleet

Shakeup by Stuart Woods

This Just Speaks to Me by Hoda Kotb

Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop

by Roselle Lim

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

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