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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join us for rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Furball, The UFL summer reading ambassador, has been on loan from the Champaign County Humane Society and today is his last day! Let's bid a fond farewell to Furball and celebrate all things hamster with stories, songs, and fun. Thanks for the memories, Furball!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:45 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A 140th Birthday Event!


Join us when the premier a capella ensemble from the University of Illinois entertains with a blend of new and old favorites. Founded in 1968, the Other Guys continue to build on a tradition that is characterized by musicianship, comedic spontaneity, and time-honored dignity.

After the concert you can sweeten up your afternoon at the library's ice cream social.
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Friday, September 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Let's make music! Join us for a fun, free music class with the folks of the Champaign School of Music.

For children ages 1-5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:45 AM

Title
Date
Friday, September 12, 2014
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Join us for a spirited and energetic West African drumming and dance performance led by master drummer Bolokada Conde. For families.

Bolokada Conde, Born in Morowaya, Guinea, is one of the most celebrated master drummers in the world. He was the lead soloist of Les Percussions de Guinee for over a decade. He has taught workshops worldwide to beginning and advanced students. He currently lives in South Carolina, and previously he worked at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Visiting Professor and taught Mande drumming, rhythms, and songs.

Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss. Bolokoda Conde & Friends is presented in cooperation with the C-U West African Drum & Dance Collective's Midwest Mandeng 2014.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like Dominion, 7 Wonders, and Terra Mystica. Never heard of 'em? No problem. We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish for children of all ages. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the UIUC.

For children and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join us for rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Ahoy mateys! Arrrrrr you ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day? Join us to learn some pirate lingo, jokes, and all around pirate behavior. Costumes not required but are encouraged and welcome.

For children ages 5 - 10 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:45 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
8:00 AM
Description
Come visit with your library at the City's awesome farmer's market on the corner of Vine and Illinois Streets in downtown Urbana! Library staff will be there with information about programs and services and kids can enjoy a story on our Magic Reading Carpet.

For library lovers of all ages.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Come celebrate the Moon Festival! We'll learn how this holiday is recognized in various parts of Asia in an interactive story hour filled with crafts, activities, and a traditional moon cake.

For children and their families.

Co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center and The Urbana Free Library.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Inspired by jazz luminaries both past and present, the Bobby Lane Quintet is a group of young musicians committed to the performance of new, honest compositions. The Quintet was formed in mid 2014 and features students from the University of Illinois Jazz Studies program.

The Bobby Lane Quintet is Bobby Lane (trumpet and composition), Maddie Vogler (alto saxophone), John Merikoski (drums), Sam Peters (bass), and Jose Gobbo (guitar).
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come to this evening story time to enjoy stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For children ages 2-6 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2 -4 year and a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Take a swim over to the library for stories, songs, and a fish craft.

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Enjoy a selection of old and new favorites, picked especially by fellow book club members.

The End of Your Life Book Club

by Will Schwalbe


Will Schwalbe is sitting with his mother in the waiting room of a cancer treatment clinic shortly after her diagnosis, when he asks her what she’s reading. An ode to books, The End of Your Life Book Club is the chronicle of that conversation and the following months, in which mother and son create a book club for two, discussing the wide variety of books they've read, but also talking about life and anything else the reading provokes.


UFL Reads! our book club for adults, meets the fourth Sunday of most months.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Skip the pesky bugs and admission fee! Come make your own little car to sit in and watch a short animated movie. We'll provide the juice and popcorn.

For children ages 2-7 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs and a simple craft. This program is for our toddlers 2 years to 4 years old and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join us for rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

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