The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

First Friday Event: A Reading and Book Signing with Patricia Hruby Powell

Award-winning author, dancer, and storyteller Patricia Hruby Powell will be reading from and signing her recently-released documentary novel Loving vs. Virginia. The novel recounts the powerful love story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose civil rights victory made history. As part of her program, Patricia will show clips from Nancy Buirski's acclaimed documentary, The Loving Story. (Courtesy Icarus Films)

*Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Jane Addams Book Shop.

The Art of Yellowstone Science: Beautiful Photos and Cutting Edge Science

Art and science both originate from the same human desire to understand the world within and around us. In the recently released book The Art of Yellowstone Science, photographic art at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park is melded with cutting-edge natural sciences to search for common laws of nature. The story combines the power of observation and a willingness to embrace the unexpected. Mammoth becomes a window on the universe, through which fundamental understandings of nature can be directly applied around the world and throughout the cosmos.

Preschool Story Time

Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 and their families.

Tales for Tots

Have fun with rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.

All Score Urbana - CANCELLED

Community music writing program with live performers on site

Urbana Pops Orchestra Concert

Join us for a free recital series at the Library that will feature solo performances by some of the professional and student musicians of the Urbana Pops Orchestra .

Sunday, February 12
Tamra Gingold, violin with students from Urbana High School

Sunday, March 12
Christopher Raymond, bassoon

Sunday, April 9
Robin Kearton, viola with students from Community Center for the Arts

Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Pops Orchestra