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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
This afternoon we'll be at the Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center after-school program. If you plan on being there, staff from the library will be on hand with information about library services and to help you sign up for a library card.
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

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
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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
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
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
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination and creativity and join local artist Cristen for this special art project. She will help you design special bookmarks to enjoy and to use during the coming school year. All art materials will be provided.

For children in elementary school.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:45 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
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
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
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
9:30 AM
Description
program
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us to explore the Korean culture through stories, songs, and activities.

For children of all ages and their families.

This program is co-sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center at the University of Illinois.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:45 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
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
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Get jazzy with toe-tapping, finger-snapping tunes from Dizzy Gillespie to Miles Davis and more.

For children and their families.

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
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. 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, October 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15. Let's celebrate Latin American culture through wonderful music, stories, and more.

For children and their families.

This program is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
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
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Learn the exciting art of juggling from local entertainer Michael Braswell. Juggling gear is provided, no experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome.

For children in elementary school.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us for a screening of films from the University of Illinois Archives and the Champaign County Historical Archives, which document local history and film-making.

The Town & Gown Speaker Series is sponsored by the Student Life and Culture Archives
at the University of the Illinois and the Champaign County Historical Archives
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
8:45 PM

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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
    my happy life
    Rating
    Review
    i did not like the story because people get killed in this.
    Title
    Nate the Great and the Pillow Case
    Rating
    Review
    It was funny!