All Ages

Urbana Pops Orchestra Concert

Join us for a free recital series at the Library that will feature solo performances by some of the professional and student musicians of the Urbana Pops Orchestra .

Sunday, February 12
Tamra Gingold, violin with students from Urbana High School

Sunday, March 12
Christopher Raymond, bassoon

Sunday, April 9
Robin Kearton, viola with students from Community Center for the Arts

Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Pops Orchestra

One Love: A Valentine Card-Making Party for All Ages

One Love. One Heart. Let's get together and we'll feel alright.

Show some love to family and friends with a homemade Valentine's card. We'll have creative ideas and lots of crafty materials to get you started, and a chocolate treat to keep you smiling.

For all ages.

First Friday Valentine's Day Warm-up with John McMahon & Alyssa Gambill

Warm up your heart with an evening of music and creativity at this very special Valentine's Day First Friday event.

Joining us will be local duo John McMahon and Alyssa Gambill who will share their unique blend of acoustic rock and folk, with a few Beatles tunes thrown into the mix. Stop by to enjoy the music and to make something creative for your sweetie (or yourself!) for Valentine’s Day.

Read IN the Market with The Urbana Free Library

You can visit with Library staff at Read in the Market, an event at Urbana's Lincoln Square in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read in the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Urbana Business Association.

A Taste of Gullah for Families: A Black History Month Program

Join us for stories, crafts, food, and a live drumming demonstration from the Gullah culture.

The Gullah people live in South Carolina and Georgia but they have cultural roots in West Africa. Come learn and have fun at this Black History Month program.

Co-sponsored by the Krannert Center for Performing Arts, The Rotary Club of Urbana and The YMCA of the University of Illinois?

UFLive! presents Traditional Jazz Orchestra

Come listen to hot music from the early 20th century when jazz was young. Enjoy the music of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, and other popular composers from the period.

Featuring Jeff Helgesen on cornet, Mike Miller on banjo, Morgan Powell on trombone, and Randy Salman on clarinet.

For music lovers of all ages.

UFLive! concerts are generously sponsored by The Urbana Free Library Foundation and are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months.

Second Saturday Board Games

Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the Library's collection of board games. We have old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago.

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.

Expand Your Dream to Infinity

The Art of Living will host a Google Hangout Session with Rajesh Jagasia.

First Friday Game Night @ The Urbana Free Library

Join us for a special Urbana Imbibe First Fridays event featuring the Library's amazing board game collection. Relax and play board games that you loved as a kid or discover a new classic. Expect a few surprises, including a giant Scrabble® board. We challenge you not to have fun!

The Library will be open until 8:00 p.m. for this special Imbibe Urbana event!