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Papermaking is about more than arts and crafts! Just ask Drew Matott of the Peace Paper Project whose organization utilizes papermaking for community engagement/activism as well as trauma therapy. Read more about Paper making and the Peace Paper Project
Sometimes you read a book for the characters or the action. And sometimes it's the place you can't forget. For the record, I will never, ever get tired of reading books set in London. EVER. So what do you do when you want more of a place? Read more about Location, Location, Location
Think you know what a library is and how it looks? It's a building full of books, movies, computers, and all kinds of technology and information, right? You might want to think again! Read more about Unexpected Libraries
As a librarian and avid reader, I have been excited to see the number of books about books that have been published over the last few years. It's fascinating to see the variety of topics that authors have found to explore under the broad subject of books and reading. Some of these books fall into the category of "bibliomemoirs", autobiographies in which an author focuses on their own reading lives, while others focus on books through history, the future of reading, or the appreciation of books as physical objects. Read more about New Books about Books!
Everything is going to the Princesses here at The Urbana Free Library. At least for tomorrow afternoon, March 26 at 2 p.m. Princesses from near and far are invited to join us for stories, songs, crafts and treats. Read more about Princesses Here and There
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.
Local Music Highlights:
The movie or the book: which is better? This is the perennial question and one that seems quite pertinent now with the release of films like Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas, The Life of Pi, and Breaking Dawn.