September 2019
Library closed Sunday, September 1 &
Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
We'll be out in the community signing people up for cards all month long! Tell a friend to get their Library card today!
Manga Club
Friday, September 6 4:00 - 5:00 p.m .
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

All things manga! Draw, watch anime, or just talk about your favorite series!
4-H Hopstars Rabbit Agility Show
Saturday, September 7
11:00 a.m. - noon
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
For children of all ages and their families

Can a rabbit complete an obstacle course? You bet!

Come check out this one-of-a-kind event at The Urbana Free Library. The Hopstars, a local 4-H Rabbit Agility club, will demonstrate their amazing abilities. The bunnies will hop crawl and leap through an obstacle course, guided by their 4-H handlers.
Teen Art in the Library Opening Reception
Thursday, September 12 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Join us for an opening reception featuring teen artists that contributed their work to the Teen Art in the Library project. Teen Art in the Library is made possible by the  Urbana Arts & Culture Program   Urbana Arts Grant , the Urbana High School Art Club, the  Urbana Neighborhood Connection Center , and The Urbana Free Library.
Crafty Story Time
Saturday, September 14 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
For children ages 2 - 6 years old and their caregivers

Come to this Saturday Story Time filled with books, songs, and a craft.
Spanish Story Time
Saturday, September 14
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Megan's Reading Room
(Ground Floor Children's Area)

Stories in Spanish and English!

Come with your children to listen to 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!

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Para niños de todas las edades y sus familias.

Co-sponsored by  The Urbana Free Library  and the  Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois .
MakerSpace Jr.!
Saturday, September 14
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Do you like to make stuff?

Would you like to try a 3D printer, drawing tablet, vinyl cutter, sewing machine, or guitar? Join us for an afternoon of makerspace fun - just for elementary age students!
Mayor Marlin's 2019 Summer Reading Challenge Celebration!
Sunday, September 15
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)

Celebrate beating Mayor Marlin's 2019 Summer Challenge!

You did it, Urbana! Another successful Summer Reading program is in the books, and we want you to come celebrate with us! Stop by between 1:00-2:00 p.m. for all-ages crafts, refreshments, and a fun photo booth. At 2:00 p.m., we’ll announce the winners of our summer reading prizes and hear from Mayor Diane Marlin. Then keep the party going with the UFLive! concert featuring the Emily Anne Band. We’d love to see you there!
Young Artist's Studio: African Drum DIY Workshop
Sunday, September 15 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
For children ages 5 to 11 (7 and under with a caregiver)

Come explore the arts!

Join local artists Susan and Cindy Ogwal (Co-Founder of the C-U Black & African Arts Festival) for a workshop on the art of African drumming! Drums play an important role in every aspect of African life, including the physical, emotional, and spiritual. African hand drums are played to communicate, celebrate, mourn, and inspire. In this workshop, you will create an African drum and learn the history and different types of drums played throughout the many countries in Africa. Dress comfortably and get ready to test out new performance skills!

The Young Artist's Studio is a series of free public art workshops sponsored by  The Urbana Free Library  and the  The Urbana Arts & Culture Program ,  designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts.
Write On! - Story Club
Friday, September 20
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Do you like to create stories with words and pictures?

Join us for time to write and illustrate your own stories. Led by librarian and story-maker Elaine Bearden.

For grades K-8.

Register HERE or call 217-367-4069.

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