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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
Enjoy the student artwork from Hua Nian Art Studio on display December 21 to January 15.

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

Title
Date
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Escape the winter blues with the amazing local Dixieland sextet, the New Orleans Jazz Machine, 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.

UFLive! concerts offer a diverse lineup of local performers and are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months.

This month's UFLive! concert is generously sponsored by Bob and Bonnie Switzer.
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Are you afraid you won’t last until midnight to welcome the New Year? Come celebrate with us! We will count down to noon and ring in the New Year with stories, food, and fun.

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:15 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description


Did you know that you could download and read free eBooks with your Urbana Free Library card? Many popular titles are available including bestsellers, award winners, and many eBooks for children and teens.

Stop by the round table near the library cafe to meet with staff who can help you try out our eBook services. Bring your own device and we’ll help you get started.


Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description


Did you know that you could download and read free eBooks with your Urbana Free Library card? Many popular titles are available including bestsellers, award winners, and many eBooks for children and teens.

Stop by the round table near the library cafe to meet with staff who can help you try out our eBook services. Bring your own device and we’ll help you get started.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 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
Wednesday, January 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
Thursday, January 08, 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, January 09, 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, January 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
At this monthly drop-in program for all ages, you can 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 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 at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
We are going to Lebanon! Through activities, music, and stories, we will explore the Middle East with Angela Williams of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois.

For children of all ages and their families.

Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:45 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 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
Thursday, January 15, 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, January 16, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join the Class Act Showstoppers for Sing & Swing: An Irving Berlin Revue. These talented young performers will delight audiences of all ages as they celebrate one of America's greatest composers.

Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:15 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
12:30 PM
Description
In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to balance writing the book that readers crave and the one you crave to write. Directing your story or future work-in-progress toward a more marketable path doesn’t have to mean sacrificing passion or originality. Learn how to compromise without compromising the part of your art that makes it yours.

For adults and teens.

Julie Cross is the author of seven published YA and NA novels, including the international bestselling YA novel, Tempest, as well as four forthcoming YA titles. She’s received starred reviews from Kirkus and Top Picking ratings from Romantic Times Book Reviews, and was a 2014 RITA award finalist for Letters to Nowhere. Julie has worked with a variety of publishing houses, which has given her a wealth of insight and real-world experience with children’s publishing.


This program is co-sponsored by the East Central Illinois chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Have you always wanted to try a family sewing project? We'll help you with ideas and advice - and a small project you can get started on.

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

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    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.





  • Reviews
    Title
    Hen of the Baskervilles
    Author
    Donna Andrews
    Rating
    5
    Review
    This is a book from later in a very funny mystery series that has lots of family and other animals.
    Title
    Insurgent
    Author
    Veronica Roth
    Rating
    5
    Review
    Edge of your seat Sci Fi adventure. Can't wait for the movie.