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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Saturday, July 04, 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 July, Read at the Market, stop by to Gussy up Your Bike for Independence Day!

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
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Bring your book and a blanket and join us at Carle Park in Urbana. We’ll all get together under the trees on a beautiful summer day to relax and enjoy one of life’s best and simplest pleasures— reading! After we’ve all 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!
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 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, July 08, 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, July 09, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Chelsey Walsh from the Champaign County Forest Preserve District for games and crafts. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to identify the sounds of the prairie and forest.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 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, July 10, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
All things manga. Snacks and prize drawings every month!
Location
The Satterthwaite Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 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, July 11, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Ginger Lozar's Puppet shows are action-packed, educational, thought provoking, and entertaining. Today we'll explore the rhythms of the world in a variety show with puppets.

For children and their families.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
During our regularly scheduled Teen Open Lab, Makerspace Urbana and the CU Community Fab Lab will show you how to use a little sewing know-how, old clothing, yards of fabric, and other odds and ends to create your unique cosplay costumes for the 5th Annual Manga Mini-Con.

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, July 15, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
During our regularly scheduled Teen Open Lab, Makerspace Urbana and the CU Community Fab Lab will show you how to use a little sewing know-how, old clothing, yards of fabric, and other odds and ends to create your unique cosplay costumes for the 5th Annual Manga Mini-Con.

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, July 15, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This program will help participants learn how to communicate well with someone with memory loss.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
During our regularly scheduled Teen Open Lab, Makerspace Urbana and the CU Community Fab Lab will show you how to use a little sewing know-how, old clothing, yards of fabric, and other odds and ends to create your unique cosplay costumes for the 5th Annual Manga Mini-Con.

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, July 17, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
The Audacious Orchestra makes music come alive in a concert by kids for kids.

For music lovers of all ages.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join us for a fun, musical experience with the talented local and young musicians of the Bow-Dacious String Band. Bring your lunch!

For music loves of all ages.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join singer, songwriter, author, and world percussionist Rocky Maffit, for an interactive program of rhythm, song, humor, and unique musicianship.

For music lovers of all ages.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 20, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join Sandy Osborne from the Museum of the Grand Prairie for an exploration of musical eras through historical artifacts, activities, and a craft.

For children ages 4 and up with their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
During our regularly scheduled Teen Open Lab, Makerspace Urbana and the CU Community Fab Lab will show you how to use a little sewing know-how, old clothing, yards of fabric, and other odds and ends to create your unique cosplay costumes for the 5th Annual Manga Mini-Con.

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
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Too hot outside for you? Join us in the air conditioned Library for a family movie night. We'll show a few short movies and have a snack. Fun for the entire family!

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
During our regularly scheduled Teen Open Lab, Makerspace Urbana and the CU Community Fab Lab will show you how to use a little sewing know-how, old clothing, yards of fabric, and other odds and ends to create your unique cosplay costumes for the 5th Annual Manga Mini-Con.

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, July 23, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
During our regularly scheduled Teen Open Lab, Makerspace Urbana and the CU Community Fab Lab will show you how to use a little sewing know-how, old clothing, yards of fabric, and other odds and ends to create your unique cosplay costumes for the 5th Annual Manga Mini-Con.

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, July 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meeting Life's Challenges
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Have you ever wished you could go to a manga convention? Wish no more! Teens are invited to the library’s Fifth Annual Manga Mini-Con to hang out with others who enjoy anime, manga, and Japanese culture.

Events at the program include:
• Cosplay (costume) contest
• Manga trivia quiz
• Speed drawing competition
• Photo booth
• Prizes, raffles, snacks, and more!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 25, 2015
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 of all ages (7 and under with an adult).
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Library staff will be at Urbana Middle School for Urbana School District #116 centralized registration. Parents can register all of their children for the 2015-2016 school year and apply for a Library card at one convenient time and place!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 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, July 29, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Library staff will be at Urbana Middle School for Urbana School District #116 centralized registration. Parents can register all of their children for the 2015-2016 school year and apply for a Library card at one convenient time and place!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 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, July 30, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Library staff will be at Urbana Middle School for Urbana School District #116 centralized registration. Parents can register all of their children for the 2015-2016 school year and apply for a Library card at one convenient time and place!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 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
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.

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

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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
    The Maze of Bones
    Author
    Rick Riodan
    Rating
    5
    Review
    I liked all of the action and adventure in the book
    Title
    Rohan At The Louvre
    Author
    Hirohiko Araki
    Rating
    3
    Review
    A very eccentric story with semi-realistic but still manga-esque art style.