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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join Sam Araya from the Community Center for the Arts for music activities and folk songs from around the world. Sing songs you already know and learn new songs while moving and interacting together.

For children birth to age 5 with their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 03, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
All things Manga. Snacks and prize drawings every month!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your book and a blanket and join us for one of life’s best and simplest pleasures — reading! After we’ve had a chance to read quietly for 45 minutes or so, there will be lemonade and cookies, and an opportunity to socialize with friends. All ages welcome!

With special thanks to the Urbana Park District - 22 parks, recreation programs, and more for Urbana!


Carle Park in Urbana
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 05, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join Anine Singh and her students as they present dances about Hindu gods and goddesses, using the dance form Bharata Natyam. This classical dance originated in south India and uses graceful steps and hand mudras for storytelling.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 10, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Think you got game? Join teen librarians in this special after hours event and find out! Minecraft, vintage video games, board gaming, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart and more will all be available to test your skill! This is a teen-only event. Enter the library via the Elm street ramp after 6pm. Photo ID required for entrance, or with special permission from the Teen Librarians. UMS and UHS Good Night Rule will be enforced.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 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, June 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join us for Brazilian and Portuguese storytelling, music, and craft activities. This program is in cooperation with the Multicultural Program, a local non-profit organization.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

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

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
PCI Group from Crisis Nursery
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Today is Flag Day! Join us for stories, songs and a craft about our American flag!
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Come on in with the whole family and learn how to tie some knots. We'll learn the bowline, the sheepshank, the square knot, and more.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Library Staff at UPD Strawberry Jam - Meadowbrook Park
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take some time out for a fun mini-workshop that teaches basic Yoga and meditation techniques for calming the body and the mind. No experience or materials required, but wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Maggie has been practicing yoga for more than half of her life and has been teaching yoga for the past ten years. She currently teaches at The Living Yoga Center, Reflect Yoga Therapy, Parkland College, music festivals, national workshops, and for a mobile yoga teacher’s cooperative, Tadasana Yoga.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
You can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square, located at the corner of Illinois & Vine Streets in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Library Staff at Jettie Rhodes Neighborhood Day at King Park
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Let's help change our world through intentional kindness and make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is calling on young artists to participate.

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

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

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

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Drop in for this coloring program in the Children's Department where the whole family can select pictures to color. Relax and enjoy! No skill needed and we supply everything you need.

For families
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participate in music recording, 3D printing, sewing, reading, drawing, crafting, gaming, film-making, or just hanging out. The Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

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The Urbana Free Library
Summer Reading Program

Game on! Get ready for a summer of reading fun with themes centered on games, sports, fitness--and exercising your mind by reading!


  • For teens who have completed grades 6 through 12.

  • Select books of your choice and keep track of the number of pages read.

  • After you read 1,000 pages, come to the Library to pick out a free book from our selection of new books.

  • The more you read, the better your chances are of winning prizes!

Dates to Remember

May 19 • Summer Reading Program Kick-off @ Teen Open Lab

May 21 • First day to register

May 21 – August 31 • Log your reading progress

May 21, 3:00 PM • Summer Reading Kick-off Party


To sign up, click on the Sign Me Up button (above) and fill in all the required fields.

For information about Read for the Win!, visit the Library's website. Questions? Call Teen Services at 217-367-4405 or stop by the information desk.

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





Reviews
Title
The Lookinh Glass Wars
Author
Frank Beddor
Rating
4
Review
Haven't finished it yet-
So far it's good! It's a slow book and really straight forward but the story/idea is good so I like it.
Title
Twilight
Author
Stephenie Meyer
Rating
4
Review
This is a great book about desire for difficult love. Bella and Edward fight against their natural instinct to love each other through thick and thin.