Adult Services Blog

Read in the Park! with Urbana Free Library

Read in the ParkYou are invited to come out to Carle Park at 2:00 on the first Saturday afternoon of every summer month (June 4, July 2 and August 6) for the library's Read in the Park!


This week a documentary film changed my perception of the banjo forever. The film? Béla Fleck’s How to Write a Banjo Concerto. I always thought of the banjo as an odd-looking, although fun to listen to, device esteemed by country musicians.

New graphic memoirs


I recently read two excellent new graphic memoirs that combine text and striking artwork to depict the authors' lives as young girls. 

Read My Lips! The Poetry Edition

Poetry The library's popular spoken word series Read My Lips!  is happening Monday night (April 11) at 7pm.

New book arrivals!


It's always exciting to see the new book arrivals each week, and sometimes it's hard to prioritize which of them to read next! Here are a few coming through from this week that look especially intriguing: