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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

 Mayor Prussing is proclaiming that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month in... read more >

Meet & Greet the Urbana Sister Cities Delegation from Thionville, France

The City of Urbana invites you to a reception to meet the delegates from the city of... read more >

You're Invited to the Opening Reception of a New Artist of the Corridor Exhibition

Have you noticed the new artworks in the City Building lobby and The Urbana Free... read more >

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Children's Services Blog

Summer break is over, and the summer reading program ends on Monday, but the music continues at the Urbana Free Library! First up on Friday, September 4 is "Let's Make Music Together" with the... read more >

Adult Services Blog

I bet most of you don’t realize that August is Read-A-Romance Month (RARM).Currently in its third year, RARM was created as “an event where romance fans can come together from... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

This weekend is the 40th Annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival. In honor of that occasion the Archives wants to share a few pictures of the Midwest delicacy.As Rex Stout once said... read more >

Teen Services Blog

The Avengers flood the movie screens, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on TV, and all the bits interlock.  While we're between movies and seasons, I turn to comics to keep entertained.  I've always... read more >