Adult Services Blog

Seasonal Music - For Your Ears

Yo-Yo Ma & Friends Songs of Joy and PeaceWe all know, and sometimes love, the most popular holiday songs…we’re looking at you Frosty the Snowman, but in the true spirit of giving we are here to provide you with some alternatives and additions  to those old favorites.  So, time to think outsi

Black Friday and the Ethics of Consumption

It's Black Friday - a perfect opportunity to analyze how our consumer habits affect our selves, our communities, and the world as a whole. As you get ready to take advantage of those Black Friday deals, think about the impacts of our collective consumption. This reading list will give you plenty to ponder. Click on each book cover to find it in the Library's catalog.

November Author Birthday—Chinua Achebe

Book cover for Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart"CHINUA ACHEBE, full name Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, was born in Ogidi, Nigeria on November 16, 1930.

National American Indian Heritage Month

Native American AlmanacWhat started in the early 1900’s as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., eventually resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose. In 1990 President George H. W.

NaNoWriMo!

The hero is you : sharpen your focus, conquer your demons, and become the writer you were born to beNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.  On November 1, participants begin working tow

(Cult) Classics

If you're looking for some movies to set the mood this Halloween weekend, your official watchlist is right here. From horror classics like Halloween and The Shining to the family-friendly flicks, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas, this list has something for everyone. Looking to find something beyond the classics? We've got you covered! Evil Dead 2, Re-Animator, and Suspiria are the cult classics you (never knew you) were waiting for.

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.