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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
Enjoy the student artwork from Hua Nian Art Studio on display December 21 to January 15.

For more information, visit huanianartstudio.com
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library
All Day

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Are you afraid you won’t last until midnight to welcome the New Year? Come celebrate with us! We will count down to noon and ring in the New Year with stories, food, and fun.

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:15 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Mark the start of 2015 with treats! Then join us if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:45 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description


Did you know that you could download and read free eBooks with your Urbana Free Library card? Many popular titles are available including bestsellers, award winners, and many eBooks for children and teens.

Stop by the round table near the library cafe to meet with staff who can help you try out our eBook services. Bring your own device and we’ll help you get started.


Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description


Did you know that you could download and read free eBooks with your Urbana Free Library card? Many popular titles are available including bestsellers, award winners, and many eBooks for children and teens.

Stop by the round table near the library cafe to meet with staff who can help you try out our eBook services. Bring your own device and we’ll help you get started.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
At this monthly drop-in program for all ages, you can 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.

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, January 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
We are going to Lebanon! Through activities, music, and stories, we will explore the Middle East with Angela Williams of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois.

For children of all ages and their families.

Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:45 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:45 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
3:45 PM
Description
Join members of the Champaign-Urbana Film Society as they help us get ready for the Pens to Lens screenwriting contest for students in grades K-12. We'll view some winning projects from last year and try some fun activities to get us started.

For children in grades 3 - 6. Register online or call the question desk at 367-4069. Questions? Contact Elaine at ebearden@tufl.info.

Pens to Lens is a joint project of the CU Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers and CUDO. For more information visit penstolens.com.

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, January 16, 2015
Time
7:30 AM
Description
Library staff at the Urbana School District Winter Institute.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
9:30 AM

Title
Date
Friday, January 16, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join the Class Act Showstoppers for Sing & Swing: An Irving Berlin Revue. These talented young performers will delight audiences of all ages as they celebrate one of America's greatest composers.

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.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:15 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Have you always wanted to try a family sewing project? We'll help you with ideas and advice - and a small project you can get started on.

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:45 PM

Enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.

Paws to Read is for children through grade 5 who read their own books. Read 10 books, write the titles on your reading "paws-port" and win a free book ad coupons for local businesses. Continue reading to enter our end-of-summer prize raffle.

Win prizes just for reading!


To create a reading "paws-port":
  • Click on the Sign Me Up button (above) and fill in all the required fields.
  • Click on Add/View Log to record your reading progress and more.

    For information about Paws to Read, click HERE

    Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069

    For dates and times of library programs and events, check the Calendar of Events list on the left or visit the library’s e-calendar at urbanafreelibrary.org.


    Book prizes for the Summer Reading Program are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.






  • Reviews
    Title
    The 26-story tree house
    Rating
    Review
    excellent book to read and entertaining story about Terry and Andy
    Title
    The Little Prince
    Rating
    Review
    This little prince crashes his plane! OH NO! Will he get back home or will he never see his family again? Read this scary book to find out more!