Adult Services Blog

Ellnora Artists in The UFL Collection

The biennial Ellnora guitar festival has been bringing amazing guitar music to the area since 2009 (and as the “Wall to Wall guitar festival” since 2005). This year's festival continues that tradition with some of the world's most acclaimed guitarists coming to the Krannert Center September 5th-7th. The Urbana Free Library music collection includes recordings by many Ellnora artists across many genres. Want to hear more of your favorite Ellnora performers? Check them out at The Urbana Free Library!

Border Collies and Sheepherding

If you’re looking for a fun free family activity this weekend within a couple hours drive of CU, discover sheepherding. It's a great spectator sport! The Land of Lincoln Border Collie Association is holding a Sheep Dog Trial at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois.  (In the spirit of full disclosure, my husband and I are members of this club, as we own border collies that compete in this sport.)

New Music at The Urbana Free Library!


We take great pride in bringing you not only the most popular new music titles, but also great artists whose work flies a little lower on the radar. Below are just a few of the new critically acclaimed records on their way to The Urbana Free Library:


Cold Cave- Cherish the light years

Shakey Ground

New Views on Time Travel

Partially as a result of my love for Doctor Who, and partially from my overly creative childhood imagination, there’s one thing that will always hold true for me: I LOVE the concept of time travel.

Two new coming-of-age novels.

While I love to read all sorts of fiction, my favorite books fall into the very general category of coming-of-age stories.