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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Library staff will be at the Urbana Middle School to facilitate a book club for students in grade 7.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:45 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time
8:30 AM
Description
Sixth Grade Book Club
Library
The Urbana Free Library
9:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 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
Thursday, April 30, 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
Friday, May 01, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
Click here to read the May 2015 edition of This Month at The Urbana Free Library.
Library
The Urbana Free Library
All Day

Title
Date
Friday, May 01, 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, May 02, 2015
Time
8:00 AM
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 May, Read at the Market will highlight all things Locally Grown.

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
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Please join Senator Scott Bennett and the Library for a shredding event.

Location: Parking lot on Cedar and Elm, just west of The Urbana Free Library
Limit: Two boxes per person. Residential shredding only (not for businesses)

Please plan to take empty boxes home with you. The shredding event will end at noon or earlier if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

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

Thanks to AT&T for providing the shredding truck and staff, and a big thank you to Blake Weaver for sharing his parking lot!
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description


Think Like a Director: Cinematic Techniques for Children's Writers

Thinking like a director means thinking with intention. It means standing back and analyzing your manuscript from a healthy, authoritative distance. Sarah will help writers consider the visual nature of cinema and the effect visual cues can have on story structure. This is what Robert Olen Butler called "omnisensual cinema," or cinema of the mind.

Sarah Aronson is the author of Beyond Lucky, Head Case, and Believe. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and loves talking about books and writing with readers of all ages. Sarah is also the co-founder and organizer of the Novel Writing Retreat at Vermont College of Fine Arts, teaches online classes for www.writers.com, and leads whole novel retreats at the Highlights Foundation. For more information visit www.saraharonson.com.

This event is presented by The Urbana Free Library in partnership with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.



Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Library staff will be at the Urbana Middle School to facilitate a book club for students in grade seven.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:45 PM

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Come learn how to use the force, you must! We will be training the next generation of Jedi fighters in important Jedi skills.

For children in kindergarten through grade five (7 and under with a caregiver)

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
7:15 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 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
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time
8:30 AM
Description
Library staff will be at the Urbana Middle School to facilitate a book club for students in grade six.
Library
The Urbana Free Library
9:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 06, 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, May 07, 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, May 09, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Let's celebrate moms on their special day with stories and songs. We'll also make a special card for you to take home to your mother.

For children ages 2 and up and their families
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 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, and new favorites like Dominion, 7 Wonders, and Terra Mystica.
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.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 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, May 13, 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, May 14, 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, May 16, 2015
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Matova Piano Studio's Spring Piano Recital. Children age 5 to 13 will perform their favorite piano pieces.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time
All Day
Description
Enjoy the student artwork from Hua Nian Art Studio on display May 17 to 31.

For more information, visit
huanianartstudio.com.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library
All Day

Title
Date
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us for this special program featuring works by Villa Lobos, Saint Saens, Guastavino, Finzi, Loudova, Debussy, and Piazolla.

Guest performers are Solomon Baer (clarinet); Amanda Pond (flute); and Rachel Jensen (piano).
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 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
Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 20, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Adults and teens (ages 12 and above) are invited to a beginner level 3D modeling and printing workshop where participants will learn how to design 3D objects in TinkerCad. Participants will also learn how to operate the Library's 3D printer, and will be able to print their creations, if time allows.

The Library will provide all the supplies, including a limited number of laptops. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop computers.

NOTE: Participants will need to have an email address in order to create a free account on TinkerCad.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, May 21, 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
Tuesday, May 26, 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

If you have already registered, enter your user name and password, click on the Login button, and you will be taken to your reading home page.

New users should click on the Sign Me Up button.

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us for Reading Rewards, the first Adult Summer Reading Program at The Urbana Free Library!

Read Books -- Win Prizes


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 Reading Rewards, click HERE

    Questions? Call Adult 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.





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