This Month at The Urbana Free Library

Vol. 43, No. 5 May 2018

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Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Saturday, May 26 • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium • Ground Floor • For families

Join Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi for a world dance party to kick off Reading Takes You Everywhere!  Enjoy crafts with Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, coral reef activities with Brandon Rutherford, and ice cream and lemonade. Then, of course, sign up for the Library’s Summer Reading Program!

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.

The concert is generously sponsored by Larry and Margaret Jobe in honor of grandsons Arlin and Berk Orr.

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Big Grove Cello Ensemble

Tuesday, May 1 • 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium • Ground Floor

Join the Big Grove Cello Ensemble for a lovely and varied program of classical music written and arranged for multiple cellos.

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First Fridays - Gussy Up Your Bike

Friday, May 4 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For all ages • Cherry Alley

Come to Cherry Alley to get your bike all decorated for the First Fridays fun in downtown Urbana! We will have all kinds of decorations to spruce up your ride. This is for all ages and all bikes!

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

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Free Comic Book Day Superhero Academy

Saturday, May 5 • Noon - 1:00 p.m.
For families • MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)

To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, come sharpen your superhero skills. Save the city, lift weights with ease, and pick your own free comic! Come in costume to show off your superhero style!

In partnership with Champaign Public Library and G-Mart Comic Books.

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La Línea Helpline @ The Urbana Free Library

Monday, May 7 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For all ages • Satterthwaite Conference Room (Ground Floor)

We are here to connect you with local resources on healthcare, housing, immigration, legal assistance, education, employment issues, food and clothing assistance, childcare, and mental health. Our services are free and confidential.

Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the New American Welcome Center - UIUC YMCA.

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When the Bough Breaks Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Sunday, May 16 • 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
For all ages • Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Sistering CU presents a free community film screening of When the Bough Breaks: A Documentary About Postpartum Depression followed by a Q&A with a panel of local experts.

This event is co-sponsored by Crisis Nursery, Healthy Beginnings, Idea Coalition, and The Urbana Free Library.

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UFLive! presents Schlomo and the Schleptet

Sunday, May 20 • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
For all ages • Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)

Come enjoy klezmer music--known as the mournfully happy music of the Jewish diaspora. Clarinetist Sol Baer will be joined by Frances Harris, Sam Gingher, Derick Cordoba, and Rob Sweedler.

UFLive! concerts take place on the third Sunday of most months and are made possible by the generous support of The Urbana Free Library Foundation.

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Young Artists Workshops: Imagination Station

Sunday, May 20 • 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
For children of ages 5 and up; 7 and under with a caregiver
Children's Area (Ground Floor)

Bring your imagination and creativity and join local artist Nika Lucks to make your own book to take home.

The Young Artists Workshop is a series of spring workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Public Arts Program.


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Read at the Market with The Urbana Free Library

Saturday, May 26 • 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Read at the Market is back! On the fourth Saturday of each month (May through October) from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Library staff will appear at Urbana's Market at the Square--the #1 Must-See Farmer's Market in Illinois!

At Read at the Market, you can enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and learn about programs, services, and what is new and exciting at the Library. You also can browse through a selection of books (and check one out) and pick up a free Read at the Market balloon. This summer, we'll see you at the Library AND the Market at the Square.

This season's Read at the Market dates are June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.

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Young Artists' Exhibition, May 14 - 26

Enjoy the creative artwork by the students of Hua Nian Art Studio on display in Children's Services May 14-26.

For more information, visit Hua Nian Art Studio.

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