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Title
Date
Wednesday, May 27, 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, May 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
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description

We are kicking off the 2015 Summer Reading Program with an outdoor party for everyone. Enjoy live music with The Mean Lids, juggling, crafts, activities, and free snow cones! You also can sign up for one of the Library's summer reading programs.

The Mean Lids are only as mean as they need to be to keep the grit in their tones and the edge on their tunes. Spot them by their hats, their long lonesome sounds, and the kicking baritone grooves emanating from their mean, mean fiddle fingers.

The Mean Lids are Miriam Larson (flute and jaw harp); Ben Smith (fiddle and banjo); Matt Turino (guitar, fiddle, and feet).

If it rains, the festivities will move to the Lewis Auditorium.

This concert is generously sponsored by Larry and Margaret Jobe in honor of grandsons Arlin and Berk Orr
Location
Cherry Alley
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Guitar recital
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Click here to read the June 2015 edition of This Month at The Urbana Free Library.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Big Bluestem string band performs a broad array of musical styles and songs from bluegrass breakdowns and country heart songs to mining ballads, Cajun laments, and cowboy blues. The band takes their name from the tall native prairie grass that used to cover most of Illinois.


Big Bluestem is a five-member acoustic ensemble featuring Kathleen Everingham (fiddle), Jose Agusti (guitar), Rebecca Grosser (guitar), Drew Phillips (mandolin), and Todd Kinney (bass).

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 02, 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, June 03, 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, June 04, 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, June 05, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Did you know that June’s Manga Club takes place on National Donut Day? Join us at this delicious monthly meeting, and celebrate all things Manga!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 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 June, Read at the Market will kick-off the Library's annual Summer Reading Program. Stop by to sign up!

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, June 07, 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 chance to socialize with friends. All ages welcome!
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Have you ever wanted to get your hands on a real drum? Now is your chance! The Urbana Pops Orchestra will bring their instruments to the Library for a percussion petting zoo.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 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
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Did you know? The ballpoint pen was patented on this day in 1943. Celebrate this handy invention by doodling and drawing during our regularly scheduled Teen Open Lab (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, June 11, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
During TOL, join us for a special celebration of Superman!

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, June 12, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Myron the Magnificent will surprise you with illusions and magical effects that are impossible to believe.

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

Title
Date
Friday, June 12, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Calling all teen competitive gamers! Join us at this special gaming competition and challenge your friends by wielding Wiimotes, cards, paddles, pawns, and joysticks, with some pizza in-between the action.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program where you can choose a game to play from the Library's collection of board games. 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.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Library Staff will be at the Urbana Middle School, to participate in an event with the Urbana Pops Orchestra, when they perform Peter and the Wolf.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Central Illinois English Country Dancers and Flatland Consort Band will teach everyone how to dance.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 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
Tuesday, June 16, 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 whole family!

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 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, June 18, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Come sing some favorite children's songs with Sarah and Janet.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 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, June 19, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Try out your skills as a percussionist when Jason Finkelman shows us how to create internationally inspired beats and rhythms. Jason also will introduce us to instruments from around the world.

For children ages 4 and up.

Jason is a percussionist with a focus on cross cultural improvised music. As a freelance musician he has composed for dance, theater and film. As director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, he curates concerts at UIUC featuring a wide range of music, from world traditions to avant-garde jazz.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join us for Brazilian and Portuguese storytelling, music, and craft activities. This program is in cooperation with the Multicultural Program, a local non-profit organization.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
There’s no better way to celebrate that feeling than with live music and your favorite summertime treat! Enjoy musical performances and taste fresh strawberries over ice cream (while supplies last). Join us for this free family event. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or lawn chair for a good old-fashioned fun time.

Meadowbrook Park, Race Street entrance
Overflow parking at Stone Creek Church
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description


Almost “A” features some of the most talented and in-demand performers in the area: Dorothy Martirano (violin), Armand Beaudoin (bass), George Turner (guitar), Sam Gingher (piano & melodica), and Ricardo Flores (percussion). The musicians have strong and diverse backgrounds in classical, contemporary art music, jazz, and Latin jazz with folk, gypsy, gypsy jazz, tango,and klezmer.

A family friendly event.

UFLive! concerts offer a diverse lineup of local performers 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, June 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
It's Father's Day! Come on into the Library with Dad and learn how to tie some knots. We'll learn the bowline, the sheepshank, the square knot, and more.

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 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, June 25, 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

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This summer, make time to read the books you love and win prizes as you go! Read books of your choice (including eBooks and audiobooks), write book reviews, and attend fun programs and events. The more you participate, the better your chances of winning prizes!

What are the prizes? Read four books and you can select a title from an enticing cart of popular books. Throughout the summer, we'll have drawings for drinks from the Library Cafe. Read more than four books during the program, and you might win a grand prize gift card to Barnes and Noble.

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 Reading Rewards, click HERE. Questions? Call Adult Services at 217-367-4405.

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





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