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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Click here to read the August 2015 edition of This Month at The Urbana Free Library.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This summer 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. You can sign up for the Summer Reading Program, enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves. We'll have unique activities each month for everyone in the family!

In August, Read at the Market will help celebrate the 40th Annual Sweetcorn Festival, with books, displays, and activities. We also may get a visit from Corny, the mascot of the Sweetcorn Festival!

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
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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. 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, August 05, 2015
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. 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, August 05, 2015
Time
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
Members of Amy Hassinger's Elements of Story writing class will read excerpts from their stories-in-progress. Come be amused and amazed by the talent of our very own community members!

For adults and teens.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Young performers from Class Act Performing Arts Studio will present highlights from this musical comedy revue.

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
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, August 08, 2015
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, August 08, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish. This program is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the UIUC.

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

Title
Date
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, August 9 – 15 is Weird Contest Week. Watch out for silly, weird, and downright wacky contests at the Library!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, August 9 – 15 is Weird Contest Week. Watch out for silly, weird, and downright wacky contests at the Library!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, August 9 – 15 is Weird Contest Week. Watch out for silly, weird, and downright wacky contests at the Library!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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. 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, August 12, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, August 9 – 15 is Weird Contest Week. Watch out for silly, weird, and downright wacky contests at the Library!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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. 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, August 12, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Description
Channel your inner artist and create optical illusions with chalk and a digital camera.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, August 9 – 15 is Weird Contest Week. Watch out for silly, weird, and downright wacky contests at the Library!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 13, 2015
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. 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, August 14, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, August 9 – 15 is Weird Contest Week. Watch out for silly, weird, and downright wacky contests at the Library!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, August 9 – 15 is Weird Contest Week. Watch out for silly, weird, and downright wacky contests at the Library!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
We’re kicking off the UFLive! concert season with the powerful, soulful sounds of Dalipop. Lead singer Kenna Mae Reis, members of the ever-popular Duke of Uke and his Novelty Orchestra, and some new faces form Dalipop. They will entertain with pop song structures with powerful, soulful vocals.

Dalipop is Kenna Mae Reiss (vocals); David King (ukulele); Sarah Cramer (bass); Rebecca Burlingame (drums); Elizabeth Allen (keyboards/vocals); Dana Lynn (clarinet/vocals); and Doug Buscemi (guitar).

UFLive! concerts are generously sponsored by The Urbana Free Library Foundation and are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 17, 2015
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.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
20 Readers • 3 Minutes Each • Shocking, Funny, Moving Book Excerpts

Our End-of-the-Summer Party is something new. We’ve invited guest readers to perform a three-minute excerpt of one of their favorite books. We’ll also have live music and enjoy snacks and drinks from The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop.

But there’s more! Choose a three-minute excerpt from one of your own favorite books, and if your name is drawn, you can participate in the open mic portion of the evening’s performance. We hope you can join us!
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Did you know? August 18 is recognized worldwide as Bad Poetry Day. Show off your bad poetry skills with haikus, limericks, sonnets, and other forms of prose during Teen Open Lab.

The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. 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, August 19, 2015
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. 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, August 20, 2015
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. 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, August 20, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
meeting
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description

How to Enter Your Lego Project:
• Age categories are children (0 - 12 years); teen (13 – 19 years); and adult (20+ years)
• Registration will open on July 15. Last day to register is Saturday, August 15
• Bring your project to the Library on Friday, August 21 (4:00 to 6:00 p.m.) or Saturday, August 22 (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)
• After the contest, please pick up your project on Sunday, August 23 (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

Rules:
• You may use LEGO®, DUPLO®, Mega Bloks®, or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks.
• Entries will be judged on originality and must be your own creation (not a LEGO® designed kit or project found online, in a magazine, or a book).
• Your project must be on a base no bigger than 24 x 24 inches and can be wood, cardboard, or a LEGO® flat base.
• You may decorate your base to fit with your project. Your completed project may be no taller than four feet.
• Only one entry per participant or team (where applicable).
• Team projects will be categorized by the oldest participant on the team.
• Team participants may not submit individual entries (all members of a team will compete for a single prize).
• Make a sign with the name of your project. Do not put your name anywhere on the project. Your project will be assigned a number for judging.

On Saturday, August 22:

• Judging will take place 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. by a team of LEGO enthusiasts.
• During the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., attendees can vote for their favorite project in each age category.
• Awards will be announced at 3:00 p.m.
• Every winner will receive a prize!

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

Title
Date
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description

How to Enter Your Lego Project:
• Age categories are children (0 - 12 years); teen (13 – 19 years); and adult (20+ years)
• Registration will open on July 15. Last day to register is Saturday, August 15
• Bring your project to the Library on Friday, August 21 (4:00 to 6:00 p.m.) or Saturday, August 22 (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)
• After the contest, please pick up your project on Sunday, August 23 (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

Rules:
• You may use LEGO®, DUPLO®, Mega Bloks®, or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks.
• Entries will be judged on originality and must be your own creation (not a LEGO® designed kit or project found online, in a magazine, or a book).
• Your project must be on a base no bigger than 24 x 24 inches and can be wood, cardboard, or a LEGO® flat base.
• You may decorate your base to fit with your project. Your completed project may be no taller than four feet.
• Only one entry per participant or team (where applicable).
• Team projects will be categorized by the oldest participant on the team.
• Team participants may not submit individual entries (all members of a team will compete for a single prize).
• Make a sign with the name of your project. Do not put your name anywhere on the project. Your project will be assigned a number for judging.

On Saturday, August 22:

• Judging will take place 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. by a team of LEGO enthusiasts.
• During the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., attendees can vote for their favorite project in each age category.
• Awards will be announced at 3:00 p.m.
• Every winner will receive a prize!

Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description

How to Enter Your Lego Project:
• Age categories are children (0 - 12 years); teen (13 – 19 years); and adult (20+ years)
• Registration will open on July 15. Last day to register is Saturday, August 15
• Bring your project to the Library on Friday, August 21 (4:00 to 6:00 p.m.) or Saturday, August 22 (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)
• After the contest, please pick up your project on Sunday, August 23 (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

Rules:
• You may use LEGO®, DUPLO®, Mega Bloks®, or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks.
• Entries will be judged on originality and must be your own creation (not a LEGO® designed kit or project found online, in a magazine, or a book).
• Your project must be on a base no bigger than 24 x 24 inches and can be wood, cardboard, or a LEGO® flat base.
• You may decorate your base to fit with your project. Your completed project may be no taller than four feet.
• Only one entry per participant or team (where applicable).
• Team projects will be categorized by the oldest participant on the team.
• Team participants may not submit individual entries (all members of a team will compete for a single prize).
• Make a sign with the name of your project. Do not put your name anywhere on the project. Your project will be assigned a number for judging.

On Saturday, August 22:

• Judging will take place 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. by a team of LEGO enthusiasts.
• During the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., attendees can vote for their favorite project in each age category.
• Awards will be announced at 3:00 p.m.
• Every winner will receive a prize!

Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Library staff will lead a specialty outreach program for youth residing at the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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 March, 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 Library programs and the purchase of Library materials.

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 28, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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 March, 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 Library programs and the purchase of Library materials.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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 March, 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 Library programs and the purchase of Library materials.

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

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Why let your summer be ordinary, when it can be EXTRAORDINARY! Escape the Ordinary and sign up for the Library's Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens who have completed grade 6 through seniors who have complete grade 12 can participate. Read great books of your choice (including graphic novels and manga), write book reviews, and/or attend our fun teen programs. The more you participate, the better your chances of winning prizes!

Read Books • Attend Programs • Win Prizes


To sign up:
  • 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 Escape the Ordinary, click HERE. Questions? Call Teen Services at 217-367-4405.

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



  • Reviews
    Title
    One Piece Volume 64: 100,000 VS. 10
    Author
    Eiichiro Oda
    Rating
    5
    Review
    Cool
    Title
    Perfect couple
    Author
    Jennifer echols
    Rating
    5
    Review
    This was an amazing book. I would so recommend it to everyone.