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Creation Technology at Your Library

 Create at The Urbana Free Library! Join our two newest partners as we explore ways to make cool stuff- using both old and new technology.



Staff Favorite Reads of 2012

When people think of libraries, the first things that come to mind are—you guessed it—books. New books, old books, tall books, short books, the library has them all. With such an extensive collection of titles, it’s only natural that people are sometimes at a loss about what to read next.

The Impossibly

The Impossibly, by Laird Hunt, is a spy story. Sort of.

Flight Behavior

A Different Take on Holiday Music!


Looking for something new? Or a different take on an old favorite? Look to these recordings to find ways to add some spice to your holiday season:


Cee-Lo’s Magic Moment
Cee-Lo brings his unique voice to the classics, and brings in his friends Christina Aguilera and the Muppets (among others) to join in the fun.

The Truth Spinner, by Rhys Hughes, truth spinner

The Urbana Free Library now has one of the funniest books I've read in, well, ever: The Truth Spinner by Rhys Hughes. Each of these stories is (more or less) about Castor Jenkins, Welsh raconteur and teller of tales tall and of all heights, whose adventures strain the limits of time, space, believability, genre, and the printed page.

The Movie or the Book?

The movie or the book: which is better?  This is the perennial question and one that seems quite pertinent now with the release of films like Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas, The Life of Pi, and Breaking Dawn.




The Value of a Life

Since my official job title includes both adult and teen services, I try to balance my reading habits between the

Real Life on Film

Besides travel, cooking and how-to titles, our educational DVD collection contains deep, wonderful documentaries offering glimpses of people’s real lives, issues and struggles.

Here’s a selection of notable films we’ve added to our collection recently.

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