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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 Read more about Life After Death: The Story of Damien Echols
“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. Read more about Trek On!
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. Read more about Staff Favorite Reads of 2012
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. Read more about A Different Take on Holiday Music!
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. Read more about The Truth Spinner, by Rhys Hughes, truth spinner