Adult Services Blog

De-Mystifying Technology

Ever wonder how a computer works? How about networking? Want to know more about internet security? Are you frustrated that technology seems intent on, well, frustrating you? Ever wonder why computers are designed the way that they are?


Life After Death: The Story of Damien Echols

It’s a nightmarish scenario that reads like a crime novel.  Arkansas, 1993.  Damien Echols is an eighteen year old outcast – he’s from a troubled family and has a bad reputation in the small town of West Memphis.  Then the unbelievable happens:  he and two of his friends are falsely convicted of the brutal murders of 3 young boys.   In the midst of a surreal media circus, using the fl

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.