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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 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). The Summer Book Sale will include a collection of aviation and military books donated by the Chanute Air Museum.

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 spring, summer, and fall .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
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 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). The Summer Book Sale will include a collection of aviation and military books donated by the Chanute Air Museum.

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 spring, summer, and fall. 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
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Library Staff will be DJing at the event and highlighting the Library's vinyl record collection.

Gourmet food trucks from around the Urbana-Champaign area will converge on the Urbana Civic Center located at 108 E. Water Street on the last Tuesday of each month in April, May, June, July, August, September and October. This series of events, brought to you by the City of Urbana Community Development Department, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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 31, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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 31, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
orientation
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 02, 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
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
The Urbana Free Library is popping up where you least expect it. We're teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to create "Everybody's Living Room," an outdoor spot where we'll have cozy couches and chairs (Thanks, Habitat for Humanity!) and lots of great library stuff (including comics/graphic novels, board games, popular books, and more).

Stop by "Curbana in front of Sipyard," (the sidewalk seating area @ 204 West Main Street) and get a library card, check something out, or just relax and socialize.

Cosponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and Restore and Imbibe Urbana.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Professional musical ensemble Jean René Balekita and Bomoyi will share African rhythms with flavors of gospel, jazz, and Congolese rumba. Jean René on acoustic guitar is joined by vocalists Laeticia Kyungu and Joyce Nkama with Victor Matondo on bass guitar and ibo.

For Families.

Prairie Breezes concerts are scheduled once a month and are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Earlier this year, the Champaign County Historical Archives measured public use during all service hours to assess whether the current schedule met the needs of the public. The three-month survey showed a distinct demand for afternoon hours.

At the recommendation of the Archives staff, the Board of Trustees of the Library voted on August 9, 2016 to change the Archives hours of service. Beginning September 6, 2016, the hours will be:

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday

We believe this change will better meet the needs of patrons who enjoy the local history and genealogy resources available at the Champaign County Historical Archives. Please visit us soon!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 07, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 09, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Kick off Teen Winter Reading Program with video games!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Let's makes some bubbles! Meet us on Cherry Alley to enjoy some sudsy fun. Be prepared to get soaked and soapy!

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

Title
Date
Saturday, September 10, 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, September 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Bring your favorite stuffed friend and join Melissa Guthrie from the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois for songs, crafts, games, tea, and a snack. You'll find out what the scouting program is all about with information about activities for boys and girls in Central Illinois!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come with your children to listen the book’s storytelling in English and Spanish, enjoy traditional songs and make a craft!

Vengan con sus niños a escuchar la narración del libro en inglés y español, disfrutar canciones tradicionales y hacer una manualidad!

This program is presented by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the UIUC.
Presentado por el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CLACS), Universidad de Illinois.

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

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Drop in for this coloring program in Children’s Services where the whole family can select pictures to color. Relax and enjoy! No skill needed, and we supply everything you need.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 14, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have you ever wanted to make animation? Learn to make stop motion animation at the Teen Open Lab! Participants will make a short stop motion video with stuffed animals and learn to communicate essential story concepts with camera techniques, visual cues, plot twists and more.

What is the TOL? 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, September 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Come and explore Slavic tradition with stories, songs and a craft. This program is presented by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the UIUC.

For families
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The talented trio Schlomo’s Schleppers are our UFLive! guests this month. They play Klezmer music – known as the mournfully happy music of the Jewish diaspora. Clarinetist Sol Baer will be joined by Derick Cordoba (on guitar) and popular bassist Josh Houchin.

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
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Prepare to be amazed, inspired and entertained when you hear storytelling favorites Dan Keding and Kath Brinkmann share stories of animal helpers from their new book Gift of the Unicorn and Other Animal Helper Tales for Storytellers, Educators and Librarians. Copies of their book and cds will be available for purchase.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 21, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 21, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Sign up for a creative problem solving team. Options are: Structural Engineering, Improv, Mechanical Engineering, Service Learning, Theater and Scientific.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Use TOL sewing machines, silhouette cutters and 3D printer to complete your look before Comic Con on Saturday, August 13. Bring your own material or use our supplies. No experience necessary, just bring your ideas to the Teen Open Lab!

What is the TOL? 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, September 22, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Members of the community are cordially invited to the grand opening of the Library's Bee & Butterfly Garden and Little Free Library, which is located at 203 West Green Street (across the street from The UFL).

The Library thanks Anna Merritt, the City of Urbana Environmental Sustainability Manager Scott Tess, the Urbana Park District, the Landscape Recycling Center, the Friends of The Urbana Free Library, City of Urbana Operations Manager William John Collins, and Tom and Jen Tepper for their support with the Bee & Butterfly Garden and the Little Free Library.





Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 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, September 24, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description

Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an epidemic in our communities. To raise awareness and to promote prevention, The Urbana Free Library and State Senator Scott Bennett are offering a paper shredding event for Champaign-Urbana residents.

Location: Parking lot on Cedar and Elm, just west of The Urbana Free Library

Enter from Elm Street.

Limit: Two boxes per person. Residential shredding only (not for businesses). Please plan to take empty boxes home with you.


Mini Recycling Fair

Recycle your used:

Ink-jet printer cartridges

Single use batteries--regular, lithium, or rechargeable

Please tape end terminals of the lithium or rechargeable batteries for safety



Thanks! AT&T for providing the shredding truck and staff. A big thank you to Blake Weaver for sharing his parking lot and to the City of Urbana Public Works and U-Cycle!


For more information, please call 217-355-5252 or visit www.SenatorBennett.com


* The shredding event will end at noon or earlier if the shredding truck reaches capacity.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us for a rare chance to hear the dynamic folkloric drummers of the Afro-Cuban group Sonic Liberation 8. You'll hear an amazing variety of traditional rhythms including drum toques saluting the AfroCuban Orishas and song adaptations to secular Rumba Guaguanco. All ages welcome.

This performance is supported by the Global Transfer Afterglow series at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music.
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us for stories and songs about butterflies and birds, then create a butterfly craft to take home. For children ages 2 years and up with their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up our community with an afternoon of music, food, art projects for children and special guests. This is a Welcoming Week event, part of a national week that brings together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity.

We will also recognize the winners of the Immigrant Friendly Awards which are given to individuals and organizations that have created a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in Champaign County.

1:00 - 2:00 Get the Facts on Immigrants in Champaign County (a workshop for anyone interested in learning more) with Susan Ogwal
2:00 - 2:30 Socializing and Refreshments
2:30 - 4:00 Awards Ceremony and Musical Performances (activities for children will also be available)

Cosponsored by the Immigration Forum, University YMCA, The City of Urbana, The City of Champaign, Welcoming America and the Urbana Free Library
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
Big Feedia
Author
Nicole Balin
Rating
5
Review
I watched Big Feedia on cable TV and really enjoyed his shows. The book about his life was very good.