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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Enjoy stories and songs about Christmas trees, then make your own yummy, candy Christmas tree to take home.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
'Tis the season for CRAFTING and SINGING! Come make some easy holiday gifts that your friends and family will love. After your hard work you can have a holiday snack and join the Urbana High School Choir Christmas Carol sing-a-long at 3:00 p.m.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 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 deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. 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

Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Get in the holiday spirit with a performance from Urbana High School's A Cappella groups--VCR (Vocal Chords Required) and VHS (Vocal Harmonies Supplied).

VCR and VHS will perform a number of holiday classics as well as pieces from their set this year. You won't want to miss out on this family-friendly performance!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 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

Title
Date
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Calling all dog lovers! Take a "paws" from the seasonal rush for an hour of dogs and crafts. Yes--it's real, live therapy dogs in the Library, courtesy of Canine Connection. Join us for an opportunity to read with some furry, four-footed friends and make a seasonal craft.

For families
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Drop in for this coloring program where the entire family can select pictures to color. Relax and enjoy! No skill needed, and the Library will supply everything you need.

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bring your favorite words and join us to make magnetic poetry to take home or give as a gift.

For children in grades 3 to 6.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Come have some holiday paper-folding fun! Once again, Ailing and Yukimi, two local origami artists, will help you make holiday-themed creations to take home or give as gifts.

For children ages 5 and up (7 or under with an adult).
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 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

Title
Date
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Enjoy the creative artwork by the students of Hua Nian Art Studio on display in Children's Services December 18 - January 8.

For more information, visit Hua Nian Art Studio.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Escape the winter blues with our annual holiday concert with the amazing local Dixieland sextet, the New Orleans Jazz Machine, led by Carl Johnson on clarinet. Your spirits will be lifted and your toes will be tapping as you listen to NOJM’s swinging New Orleans-style jazz.

UFLive! concerts are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months. This month's concert is generously sponsored by Bob and Bonnie Switzer.


Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Come enjoy this evening with stories, music, and a craft!

For children ages 3-6 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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 families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Support group for people living with multiple sclerosis. Anybody is welcome.
Location
The Satterthwaite Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 07, 2017
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Young audiences are invited to a lively introduction to Baroque music, accented with Baroque Violin and Viola da Gamba.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 07, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Celebrate the beginning of 2017 with treats! 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

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Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library