April 2019
Celebrate National Library Week with Us!
April 7 - 13
Celebrate National Library Week at The Urbana Free Library! Participate in a scavenger hunt and then enter a raffle for the chance to win a prize! Or celebrate by attending a Library program, borrowing or downloading books, streaming movies, or checking out DVDs, CDs, musical instruments, games, and more from the Library! 
Prairie Breezes presents Vintage Disney:
A Boneyard Arts Event
Saturday, April 6
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
For families of all ages
Join the  Champaign Urbana Symphony's String Quartet as they perform favorite melodies from Pinocchio , Cinderella , Snow White , Sleeping Beauty , Beauty and the Beast , The Little Mermaid , Coco , and Frozen along with projected pictures. The concert will feature Janice Lee and Eun Namkung (violin), Jieyeon Schleicher (viola), Barbara Hedlund (cello), and Ronald Hedlund (narrator).

This Prairie Breezes concert made possible by the generous support of the  CU Symphony Guild  and  Illini Smiles Dental Group
Sunday, April 7
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

MakerGirl is a nonprofit organization that inspires girls to be active in STEM through 3D printing workshops. During each workshop, students learn how 3D printing works, how it is being used in the world, and they each will design and print their very own 3D object.
Wetland Wonders
Sunday, April 7
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Cherry Alley
(side of Green St. entrance)
Join wetland scientists from the University of Illinois to learn about wetland animals, soils, water, and plants through stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Mayor Marlin @
Preschool Story Time
Thursday, April 11
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 and their caregivers

Come celebrate National Library Week with Library staff and Mayor Marlin! Mayor Marlin will be a special guest this week and will read a story about libraries! Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.
Cat & Snack!
Saturday, April 13
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Cat lovers, mark your calendars for our 3rd annual Cat and Snack program! This year the wonderful volunteers of Catsnap will be bringing some kitty ambassadors for cat massages (as in you massage the cat obviously). We will be making cat crafts and cat toys, making our own delicious snack, and enjoying an endless loop of our favorite cat videos. This is an all ages, all skill level, drop in program. ME---OW!!
Wee Love Music: Spring Celebration
Sunday, April 14
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
The Lewis Auditorium
(Ground Floor)
Bunnies and chicks and eggs! Oh, my! Celebrate Spring with music, movement, and fun for your little one with Ms. Teresa.
Slavic Story Time
Saturday, April 20
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
The Lewis Auditorium
(Ground Floor)
For children of all ages and their caregivers
Come hear the story  At the Wish of a Fish: A Russian Folktale  and enjoy a fish craft!
This program is co-sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at UIUC and The Urbana Free Library
Make-It Take-It Puppets with the Central Illinois
Puppetry Guild
Saturday, April 20
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Celebrate National Puppetry Day with the Central Illinois Puppetry Guild! All ages are welcome to join in and make a simple puppet. Stop by the Puppet Petting Zoo too and try your hand at puppetry!
Young Artist's Studio: Madhubani Art
Sunday, April 28 | 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Explore traditional folk painting from Northern India! Join local artist Shraddha Tiwari as she shares Madhubani Art, practiced in the Mithila region of the Indian subcontinent. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, and brushes and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns.

Art supplies are provided. Dress comfortably and get ready to roll up those sleeves!

For children ages 5 and up (or younger with an adult helper)
The  Young Artist's Studio  is a series of art workshops sponsored by  The Urbana Free Library  and the  Urbana Public Arts Program  designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts!
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