Adult Services Blog

Fiction Finders

Image of Fiction Finders spine labelHow do you decide what to read? Let me introduce you to an old-school but excellent technique—using books to discover books.

Memoirs by Rock Goddesses

It's the time of the year when all the "Best Of" lists start appearing, including the annual lists of staff favorites at The Urbana Free Library (you can find on the Staff Favorites 2016 page on the website) . I always find it fascinating to see what other people enjoyed reading over the past year. When I reflected on my reading from the last twelve months, I was surprised to discover that I read more non-fiction titles than I usually do, many of them memoirs .

Local Information—For Your Convenience

You may visit us for our books, computer lab, programs or genealogical resources, but The Urbana Free Library can also be your go-to source for local information. We can help make your life easier by providing one convenient place to obtain many different handouts or snippets of news or to take care of daily tasks.

Our cultural and community information bulletin boards are packed with posters announcing performances, meetings, official announcements, and local activities.

Learn a Language with Mango!

Mango LanguagesHave you ever tried our online language program, Mango Languages?  (It’s available to all Urbana Free Library cardholders.)   This year I’ve been working on my Spanish and – in anticipation of a trip – trying to learn a little Turkish.   

They Also Served

War Dogs book jacketDogs—man’s best friends. And for those in our armed services, man’s stalwart protectors and companions.

Discover more with these recent titles celebrating our canine heroes.