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Manga, a style of Japanese comics/graphic novels, is all the rage. Chances are, even if you haven’t read any manga, you might know of animated adaptations of manga such Naruto, Read more about We have manga and graphic novels too!
Here in Urbana we love everything local: goat cheese, live music, handknitted mittens, coffee shops, artwork, bike co-ops, etc. If you make it locally this community will support it. The librarians here at Urbana Free Library want to give a special shout out to some of the local "gems" you can check out from our stacks.
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With 2015 nearly upon us, many people are thinking about the coming year and ways to make it a happy and healthy one. I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions personally, as for me they tend to focus on the negative and can sometimes set people up for failure (as the short-lived rush of people to the gym in the next couple of weeks will illustrate), but I do love the idea of reading resolutions. Read more about Make a reading resolution for 2015!
I was never a fan of slapstick humor, sitcoms, or one liners… I tend more toward dark humor, and edgy satire. My favorite humor of all is the joke shared between people who are in a tough situation. Some of my funniest moments have been in camaraderie with the ones I love – at funerals, hospital bedsides, or in the middle of a sleepless night with my kids. Read more about You May Not Find This Funny...
Tuberculosis is one of those diseases that Americans don’t think of too often. This dismissal may change, given how the recent Ebola outbreak has made the entire world feel vulnerable to the spread of disease. Read more about Breaking the Silence
It’s the time of year to buy presents, or take advantage of holiday bargains being touted online or at local stores. Are you looking for the latest electronic gadget? Is it the right time to get that heavy-duty snow blower? Read more about ConsumerReports.org: ‘Tis the Season