The National Park Service is celebrating its 100 birthday this summer, on August 25th, and there have been several books published recently to mark the occasion. I wish I could take part in the celebration by visiting one of our 59 National Parks this year, but it doesn't look like that will happen. I can, however, get a taste of the beauty and power of the diverse American landscapes our National Parks encompass with a little armchair travel!
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Stories of immigrants come to life through the lenses of documentary and feature filmmakers.
You 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.
I recently read two excellent new graphic memoirs that combine text and striking artwork to depict the authors' lives as young girls.
The Urbana Free Library offers an intriguing collection of books printed in larger font sizes. Enjoy recent bestsellers, old classic friends, selected teen titles, and a broad variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.
The library's popular spoken word series Read My Lips! is happening Monday night (April 11) at 7pm.