All Ages

41st Annual Urbana Model Railroad Show

Saturday, April 1 • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 2 • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lincoln Square Village
100 West High Street
Urbana, IL

All aboard! View operating model railroad layouts in all popular gauges. There will be a wide variety of railroad and model railroad merchandise and books for sale from vendors throughout the Midwest. Watch the trains, then stop by The Urbana Free Library to check out books and videos on trails and models. Free admission.

UFLive! presents the BBL Fine Arts Academy

Enjoy the sounds of young musicians from the Banks Bridgewater Lewis Fine Arts Academy. The academy serves students in elementary through high school focusing on musical skill building using jazz, gospel, and popular music. We'll hear from the BBL Intermediate Ensemble, the Mo' Betta Music Small Ensemble, and the BBL Vocal Ensemble. We will also be joined by Nathaniel C. Banks, co-director of the Academy.

For music lovers of all ages.

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.

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, 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

Friends of The Urbana Free Library Spring Book Sale

You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join ONLINE or download the handy membership form, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any library service desk.

Friends of The Urbana Free Library Spring Book Sale

You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season! Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night).

Not a member yet? Join ONLINE or download the handy membership form, which you can drop in the mail or turn in at any library service desk.

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.