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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

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

Fan Con 2018!

Independence Day

Americans have been celebrating Independence Day in some form or another since immediately after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  During the summer of 1776 some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George III, as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty. Festivities including concerts, bonfires, parades along with the firing of cannons and muskets usually accompanied public readings of the Declaration of Independence.