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Hispanic Heritage Month

Our American : A Hispanic History of the United StatesEach year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, an

Oh, the Horror!

The Ruins book coverAs October fast approaches, I've compiled a list of some of my favorite horror novels available here at The Urbana Free Library. With titles ranging from gory to suspenseful to terrifying, this list is not for the faint of heart.

September Author Birthday--Agatha Christie

Cover to Agatha Christie's novel "Murder on the Orient Express"DAME AGATHA CHRISTIE was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright who was born on September 15th, 1890.


The bees in your backyard : a guide to North America's bees book coverFor some of us the only connection we think we have with bees is our irritation when they bombard our summer picnic, or they sting us when we walk in the grass without our shoes or they buzz around in our

Smells Like Teen Angst: Nineties Nostalgia with Daria Morgendorffer and Lisa Simpson

I’ve recently been getting back in touch with my angsty teenage days thanks to some amazing (!) finds at The Urbana Free Library Cafe and Friends Book Shop. I was lucky enough to find two of my favorite nineties TV series, Daria and The Simpsons, for sale. Of course, I couldn’t pass up such a perfect opportunity to relive the days of yore. Obsessively rewatching these shows has reminded me that both Daria Morgendorffer and Lisa Simpson are not only smart, snarky, and cynical; they’re also very well-read.

Back to School!

Back to School!   Student Body: an E.J. Pugh Mystery book cover