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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
We're celebrating the Library's 140th Birthday with our friends from the Boneyard Jazz Quintet. They are seasoned jazz players that play beloved jazz tunes that people know--Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. The quintet plays a variety of styles (swing, Latin, ballads, etc). Stop by and enjoy some great music.

The Boneyard Jazz Quintet is Armand Beaudoin (bass and cello); Gary Peyton (drums); Morgan Powell (slide trombone); Randy Salman (Saxophone); Shab Wirtel (trumpet) and Donnie Heitler (piano).
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time
3:00 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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time
3:00 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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time
3:00 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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Experience one of the greatest escapes of the Underground Railroad. Actress Jennifer Goran will portray Ellen Craft, who escaped slavery in 1848 by posing as a white man. The program also features Doug Peterson, author of The Vanishing Woman, on which this production is based.

For adults and children in grades 4 and up
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Time
3:00 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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Time
3:00 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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Time
3:00 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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Harry Potter Book Night is a worldwide event that will give fans a chance to share J.K. Rowling's unforgettable stories. We'll have a sorting hat, trivia, games, and magical fun!

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

Title
Date
Friday, February 06, 2015
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
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Use your untapped creative skills to make a card or bookmark for your Valentine! We will have examples and materials. All you need to bring is your creativity to create your one-of-a-kind, heartfelt Valentine.

For children and their families and creators of all ages.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Stop by Children's Services to learn more about eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can check out with your library card from The Urbana Free Library.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Stop by Children's Services to learn more about eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can check out with your library card from The Urbana Free Library.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
This recital will feature Evan Tammen, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois. He currently serves as principal oboist for Urbana Pops Orchestra and second oboist in Sinfonia da Camera.

For more information about the Urbana Pops Orchestra, visit urbanapops.org.

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This week's Teen Open Lab will feature special Valentine's Day crafts for you to make for yourself or for a friend!

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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This week's Teen Open Lab will feature special Valentine's Day crafts for you to make for yourself or for a friend!

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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join the Student Life and Culture Archives and the Champaign County Historical Archives for an exploration of the early African American history in Champaign County. Speakers will discuss the rich African American history of the area from the earliest soldiers to the first black female students on campus.

Speakers will be Tamara Hoff, Doctoral Candidate in Education; Roy Cunningham, Mayor of Homer, IL; and Barbara Oehischlaeger-Garvey, Director of the Museum of the Grand Prairie.

This event will be the Douglas Branch of Champaign Public Library, located at 504 E. Grove Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
Library
The Urbana Free Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This week's Teen Open Lab will feature special Valentine's Day crafts for you to make for yourself or for a friend!

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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Friday, February 13, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
In February, the Library will highlight 140 years of community support during our year-long birthday celebration!

Who on the Library staff plays piano? Bass? Flute? Find out when you join us for some warm tunes and lively beats.

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
5:15 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 14, 2015
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
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
In February, the Library will highlight 140 years of community support during our year-long 140th birthday celebration!

We invite you to come enjoy high-energy music when local singer/songwriters Kenna Mae Reiss and Emily Otnes join forces to create a perfect blend of sweet and soulful.

Emily Otnes is a singer-songwriter from Urbana and is the front woman of local alternative band Tara Terra. She is a versatile vocalist and writer, always looking for new influences.

Kenna Mae Reiss is a singer-songwriter based in Urbana. Her music draws from a variety of styles, but it truly comes to life in the veins of soul and bluegrass.

The February UFLive! concert is generously sponsored by
Evan and Lee Melhado in honor of their new granddaughter


Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Come in costume and celebrate Brazilian carnival with joyful Brazilian music, dance, crafts, and much more.

This program is co-sponsored by the Multicultural Program, a local non-profit organization.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time
3:00 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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time
3:00 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
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We're celebrating the Library's 140th birthday! In February, we're highlighting the community--those who love and support The Urbana Free Library.

Join us for a fun musical experience with the talented local and young musicians of the Bow-Dacious String Band.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:45 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time
2:30 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
3:30 PM

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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
    Minecraft Redstone Handbook
    Author
    Nick Farwell
    Rating
    5
    Review
    Has some really good redstone designs with good instructions.
    Title
    Harry Potter
    Author
    J.K Rowling
    Rating
    5
    Review
    Best book series ever!