All Ages

UFLive! presents The Young and the Fretless

The Young and the Fretless plays old-time Appalachian Mountain fiddle tunes and songs for dances, festivals, and special events in the great prairie state of Illinois. The band members are Lyle Konigsberg (fiddle), Tom Bassett (fretless banjo), Hilary Valentine (guitar) and Rebecca Grosser (bass). The Young and Fretless say that they hope their "driving, rhythmic sound will make everyone want to jump up and dance!" The band’s most recent CD is Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow.

First Fridays Music & Magic for All Ages

Stop by the Library for First Fridays fun! Mr. Stephens has super-fun kids music for super-fun kids and magician Greg Loschen will dazzle with magic tricks.

The Library will remain open until 8:00 p.m. for this First Friday event.

Connections Cafe

What is Connections Café?

A "pop-up," FREE, fun, welcoming environment to relax and make new friends. All are welcome!

- Enjoy FREE coffee and the opportunity to learn something new! Ask questions and find out about community resources and wellness opportunities.
- FREE cell phone and tablet tech support.
- FREE blood pressure and vital checks.

This event is co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library.

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 and services, and find out what's new on the shelves.

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

Connections Cafe

What is Connections Café?

A "pop-up," FREE, fun, welcoming environment to relax and make new friends. All are welcome!

- Enjoy FREE coffee and the opportunity to learn something new! Ask questions and find out about community resources and wellness opportunities.
- FREE cell phone and tablet tech support.
- FREE blood pressure and vital checks.

This event is co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library.

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 for adults and families. We have some 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 at the library.

Artists' Talk featuring Lara Orr and Jill Miller

Attend the closing reception for Artists of the Corridor Lara Orr and Jill Miller. These amazing textile artists will talk about their work and take questions. There will be a hands-on art activity for families. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by the Urbana Public Arts Program, the City of Urbana,the Illinois Arts Council, and The Urbana Free Library.