All Ages

First Friday Event: Comic Books!

Celebrate all things comic at this Imbibe Urbana First Friday event! Come read your favorite comic to yourself or your children. We'll also have coloring pages for those who want to color or draw their favorite superhero!

The first 25 people to stop by will receive a free comic in preparation for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday! We'll have more activities then!

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

UFLive! presents Guitarist Andreas Kapsalis

Chicago-born acoustic guitarist and film composer Andreas Kapsalis' unique Ten Finger Tapping Technique has brought him in front of audiences all over the world. He has performed at the Calcutta Guitar Festival in India, the Chicago World Music Festival, Philippines Guitar Festival, Canadian Guitar Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and most recently he was the only artist from the U.S. to perform at the 2016 Rudolstadt Festival in Germany, one of Europe's largest World Music Festivals.

Know Your Muslim Neighbor (KYMN)

Know Your Muslim Neighbor (KYMN) is a family friendly event where local community comes together in the celebration of diversity and unity. These public events provide an opportunity to meet new people, try new experiences, taste new food, and enjoy conversation with local Muslims. Hosted in public spaces and libraries in the Champaign-Urbana area, KYMN offers hands on Islamic art, activities for children, Henna hand painting, a poster exhibit on the history of Muslims in early America, and short presentations.

Red Herring Writers: A Boneyard Arts Event

Readings by members of the Red Herring Fiction Workshop, Champaign-Urbana’s longest-running writing workshop.

The Red Herring Fiction Workshop has been meeting at the Channing-Murray Foundation on the University of Illinois campus every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. since 1980. Writers at every level are welcome.

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. 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.

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.