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Calendar of Events
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
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

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 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 30, 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, July 01, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 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, July 02, 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
Tuesday, July 05, 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, July 06, 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, July 06, 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, July 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
Saturday, July 09, 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
Monday, July 11, 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, July 11, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Kick back with the New Orleans Jazz Machine - the amazing local Dixieland sextet 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.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 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, July 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join us as we remember and sing some of Woody's best songs. We will tell our favorite stories by and about this American folk singer.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 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, July 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
How far can a frog jump? How well can an owl see? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the athletic abilities of critters with Chelsey Walsh from the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. We’ll compare “wingspans,” test our speed, and play Animal Olympics Jeopardy. This hands-on program is an exciting way to learn about animal capabilities and adaptations.

For children ages 3 and up.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 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
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Stop in for a fun, musical experience with the talented, young musicians from the area featured in the Bow-Dacious String Band. Bring your lunch!

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

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Fulfill your high-flying dreams. Grab your broom, dodge the bludgers, and catch the snitch! Pick your house and join us for a Quidditch match that would make the World Cup proud.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
The two major political parties are meeting this week and next week to decide their nominees for the 2016 election in November. What do you know about the 44 Americans who have been President of the United States so far? Join us for trivia and more... all about these 44 Presidents!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 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, July 19, 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, July 20, 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, July 20, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
orientation
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Come explore outer space at the Library. Parkland Planetarium will be bringing their shuttle space suit and space slide show to the Library.

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Do you like Clue? What about Ticket to Ride? Have you ever thought, "I could make that."? Well, now is the time to shine. Join us as we make fun and zany tabletop games.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 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
Monday, July 25, 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, July 26, 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

This summer, make time to read the books you love and win prizes just for reading! Read books of your choice (including eBooks and audiobooks), and attend fun programs. Get ready to Read for the Win!


  • For adults who love to read. Why let kids have all the fun?

  • Read books of your choice and record your reading progress.

  • After your read 4 books, stop by the Library to select a free book from our selection of popular books.

  • Keep reading! After August 14, anyone who has read an additional 4 books can select a second free book.

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 Program 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 Adult Services at 217-367-4405 or visit the information desk.

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

Reviews
Title
Now You See Me
Author
SJ Bolton
Rating
3
Review
murder mystery
Title
Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong
Author
Joyce Carol Oates
Rating
5
Review
Deeply disturbing collection of short stories by one of my favorite authors. I listened on audiobook, and a different reader read each story to heighten the experience. There are a lot of triggers if you are very sensitive to child abuse and sexual violence.