Adult Services Blog

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. Read more about Oh, the Horror!

Bees!

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 Read more about Bees!

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. Read more about Smells Like Teen Angst: Nineties Nostalgia with Daria Morgendorffer and Lisa Simpson

Summer Travel

Epic Bike Rides of the World book coverDo you have travel plans coming up?  Are you considering where to go next?  We can help!  We have books, DVD’s, magazines and more that can help you decide where to go, when to go, what to see and how to get there.  Maybe you are going by bus, train, c Read more about Summer Travel