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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
In keeping with tradition, library staff will be on board at Urbana Middle School for Urbana School District #116 registration. Now parents can register all of their children for the 2014-2015 school year and get a library card at one convenient time and place!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
It's summertime! Beat the heat and come to the library for a family game night. We'll set up some Wii games, some board games, and other games as well. Fun for the entire family!

For children of all ages and their families.

Did you know the library's board games could be checked out? Board games are fun and recreational, but they are also educational, requiring players to exercise strategic skills to determine their next move. For a small investment of time, board games can expand your circle of friends and build community. Why not try one today! The library's board games are available by request at the Adult Services desk on the second floor.

Titles in The UFL Game Collection

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
7:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Learn about what toys and games children played during the 1800s. This program includes brief descriptions of some of the most popular children (and adult!) games from 200 years ago and ends with group participation in actual period games. Some highlights include cup and ball, Jacob’s Ladder, parlor games, sack racing, and more.

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
In keeping with tradition, library staff will be on board at Urbana Middle School for Urbana School District #116 registration. Now parents can register all of their children for the 2014-2015 school year and get a library card at one convenient time and place!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
9:00 AM
Description
In keeping with tradition, library staff will be on board at Urbana Middle School for Urbana School District #116 registration. Now parents can register all of their children for the 2014-2015 school year and get a library card at one convenient time and place!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
1:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
Click here to read the August 2014 edition of This Month at The Urbana Free Library.
Library
The Urbana Free Library
All Day

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Each year, libraries across the nation invite teens to a locally hosted lock-in on the same evening. Teens are invited to join teens across the nation at this special after-hours event filled with author visits, a nationwide Minecraft event, Minute to Win It games, crafts, and more!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Join Sandy Osborne from the Museum of the Grand Prairie for a trip to the past. Through games and artifacts, learn about farm animals that lived with the settlers of Illinois.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
All things manga. Snacks and prize drawings every month!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Bring one of your stuffed animals for a story time on Friday afternoon and leave it tucked in for an overnight stay in the library. Come for a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning and find out what adventures your stuffy had.

For children age 2 and up and their families

Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:45 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
9:30 AM
Description
If you dropped off your stuffed animal or doll at the library on Friday afternoon, you're invited to come back for a pancake breakfast. You can pick up your stuffy and find out about their adventures during their sleepover at the library.

For children age 2 and up and their families.


Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:15 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 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
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month, research nights are open to the public. Staff members are always available to assist with your beginning genealogical research or local history project.

Location
The Jean Evans Archives Room (Second Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come one, come all, to a paws-itively awesome Pet Show! Meet at The Tortoise and the Hare statue on Cherry Alley with your favorite pet to share. (Pets must be caged or on leashes.) Each pet entered will receive an award certificate. Rain date will be Thursday, August 14 at the same time and place.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
Cherry Alley
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:45 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 16, 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
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Enjoy a selection of old and new favorites, picked especially by fellow book club members.

This month, we will read and discuss My Beloved World, the memoir written by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the United States Supreme Court. This revealing memoir covers her life as a young girl in a Puerto Rican neighborhood of the South Bronx up to the time when she first became a judge in the early 1990s. Now, looking back, she counts “the blessings that have made me who I am, taking care not to lose sight of them, or of my best self, as I move forward.” [from the preface]

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, August 25, 2014
Time
9:00 AM
Description
You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join ONLINE or download the handy membership form, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any library service desk.

Each year, the Friends hold massive sales of great used books in April, August, and November. You can also browse a selection of gently used books year-round at The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop. Proceeds from book sales and the book shop support the purchase of library materials and library programs.

Thursday, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
Monday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
1:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Film-making, 3D printing, music, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

If you have already registered, enter your user name and password, click on the Login button, and you will be taken to your reading home page.

New users should click on the Sign Me Up button.

SPARK a Reaction by signing up for The Urbana Free Library Teen Summer Reading Program and get ready to read wherever you go! Teens who have completed grade 6 through seniors who have complete grade 12 can participate.

Read Books - Attend Programs - Win Prizes


To create an account:
  • 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 SPARK a Reaction, click HERE

    Questions? Call Teen Services at 217-367-4405

    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
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Dog Days.
    Author
    Jeff Kinney.
    Rating
    5
    Review
    i liked it it was funny.
    Title
    Lost Hero
    Author
    Rick Rordan
    Rating
    5
    Review
    good