The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)

Preschool Story Time: A Visit with Author Alice McGinty!

Join award-winning author Alice McGinty as she shares stories, rhymes, and fun with her picture books like Ten Little Lambs and Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World.

Bitter Kola Tastes Sweet

A public celebration of Black voices across cultures, times, and literary genres. Come hear people from our community read favorite poems, orations, historical speeches, prose, and more from Black writers around the world.

Cosponsored by the University of Illinois Center for African Studies and the African Studies Library


I-Cash is the state fund for lost and abandoned assets. It includes an unclaimed property fund of over $2 billion that belong to residents and businesses in Illinois. Learn about I-Cash and how to use it. Check to see if your name is on the list. Typically, one in four people who use the I-Cash service will find lost assets for themselves or their relatives. You might be surprised at what you discover!

Brazilian Carnival!

Come in costume and celebrate Carnival! Enjoy beautiful Brazilian music by the Elis Artz Quartet, including Elis Arts (vocals), Heitor Almeida (guitar) and Marco Bonomo (piano). Dance, make crafts, and celebrate at this all ages party!

UFLive! presents Vinny Santanelli

Vinny Santanelli is a folk ‘n blues artist who combines harmonica, acoustic guitar, vocals, and other instruments in a unique and unforgettable way. Having been influenced by folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and Celtic music, he creates an eclectic musical experience rich in story and vibrant in sound. He has been featured at various venues, including TV, radio, festivals, restaurants, clubs, coffee houses, and other special events.

An Evening with Frank & Allie Lee with Sam Payne

Join Frank & Allie Lee (and local favorite Sam Payne) for an intimate evening performance. You're in store for an evening of songs and tunes from the rural South, spanning bluegrass, old time, blues, and spirituals. Allie and Frank, from popular old time band The Freight Hoppers, play guitars, banjos, harmonica, and fiddle - and sing nearly every piece in harmony. You'll have more fun than a barrel of...banjos!

UFLive! presents Brandon T. Washington

Join us for a performance by the multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Brandon T. Washington.

Brandon T. Washington has been a prominent figure in the Champaign-Urbana music scene since the late nineties as a lead vocalist and songwriter. Currently, he can be seen as a solo performer, as well as one third of the acoustic rhythm and blues trio New Souls. He is also the General Music Teacher at Dr. Howard Elementary School.

Coffee with the Mayor

You are invited to join us for coffee, conversation, and a chance to hear news about Urbana.

This is an opportunity to talk with the Mayor in a relaxed and comfortable setting. If you would like to discuss issues, share ideas, ask questions, and connect in a friendly, casual environment, please stop by. Mayor Marlin is looking forward to meeting with you!

The event is FREE to attend and all are welcome!

Prairie Breezes presents Music & Magic

Join musician Mr. Stephens for super-fun kids music for super-fun kids and magician Greg Loschen for dazzling magic tricks.

For families of all ages.

First Fridays: Game Night

Come play board games during this Imbibe First Fridays event!

The Library will be open until 8:00 p.m. for this Imbibe Urbana event.