Adult Services Blog

Young House Love

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a special fondness for home decoration.

Trek On!

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

If these words resonate with you, you’re not alone. The Star Trek movies and TV series are immensely popular, here in Urbana and all over the world.

Get Happy!

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.