This Month at The Urbana Free Library

Vol. 42, No. 12 December 2018

Archived Newsletters | Calendar of Library Events | Library Calendar (PDF)

Click here to sign up for e-notification of library events, including the Library’s monthly newsletter. Enter your email address and name, use the pull-down Event Type menu to select your notification preferences, select Save, and you're done!

Support the Foundation's Annual Campaign

The Urbana Free Library Foundation's had an amazing year. Donations supported repair of the Library's historic front porch (currently under construction!) and a visit from 2018 National Book Award winning author Elizabeth Acevado. Also thanks to the Foundation, 10 new WiFi hotspots are available for checkout and the Races sculpture on the corner of Race and Green Streets has lovely landscaping (coming soon!).

We want to do more in 2019! Please consider making a donation to the Foundation to support Library collections, programs, and facilities. Your gift can make a difference, no matter the size.

The Urbana Free Library has a special bond with its community, and we know we share that bond with you. Please help the Library deepen its impact in the community by donating generously. You can send a check to The Urbana Free Library Foundation care of the Library or click here to donate online.

Back to top

Colored Pencil 101: Art Technique for Adults

Wednesdays, December 5, 12, and 19 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Satterthwaite Conference Room (Ground Floor) • For adults

Come create a seasonal postcard-sized drawing using colored pencil in this fun class for adults. Artist and teacher Lori Fuller will provide step by step instructions, and go over basic drawing skills and colored pencil techniques such as layering and blending. This class meets for three sessions. All materials will be provided but registration is required and class size is limited.

Back to top

First Fridays Puppet Show: Punch & Judy's Christmas

Friday, December 7 • 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) • Free Admission • For all ages

Come see a performance of the holiday favorite, Punch & Judy’s Christmas! Anne Newman returns with her magical puppets and captivating storytelling for this special First Fridays event.

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

Back to top

Holiday Card Making

Saturday, December 81:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) • For all ages

Come make a heartfelt holiday card for a loved one in this all ages drop-in program. We will have supplies, examples, and a holiday snack to enjoy after you've exhausted your creative powers.

Back to top

An Evening with Artist of the Corridor Angela Inez Baldus

Thursday, December 13 • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) • For all ages

Join the Urbana Public Arts Program and The Urbana Free Library for an all ages program with artist Angela Inez Baldus. The evening will include an artist talk, art activities for all ages, and refreshments. These casual, family-friendly events give everyone a chance to meet local artists and create art together.

Artist of the Corridor is a dual-site exhibition series organized through the City of Urbana Public Arts Program and The Urbana Free Library.

Back to top

Sounds of the Season

Prairie Breezes presents Kurt Reeder & Friends Jazz Trio
Saturday, December 15 • 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
For all ages • Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Enjoy Vince Guaraldi's holiday music performed by jazz pianist Kurt Reeder & Friends.

UFLive! presents Carl Johnson and the New Orleans Jazz Machine
Sunday, December 16 • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
For all ages • Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Escape the winter blues with our annual holiday concert with the amazing local Dixieland sextet, the New Orleans Jazz Machine, led by Carl Johnson on clarinet. Your spirits will be lifted and your toes will be tapping as you listen to NOJM's swinging New Orleans-style jazz.
UFLive concerts are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months. This month's concert is generously sponsored by Bob and Bonnie Switzer.

Back to top

Children's Programs at The Urbana Free Library

Weekly Programs - Babies' Lap Time, Toddler Story Time, Preschool Story Time, and Chess + for Kids

Babies' Lap Time
Saturday, December 1 • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Baby and Toddler Yoga
Saturday, December 1 • 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program (registration required)
Monday, December 3
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. •  Second Floor Graphic Novel Area

Candy Christmas Trees
Saturday, December 8 • 11:15 a.m. - Noon

Wee Love Music
Sunday, December 9 • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Write On! Story Club (registration required)
Friday, December 14 • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Origami
Saturday, December 15 • 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Slavic Story Time
Sunday, December 16 • 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Young Artists Workshops
Sunday, December 16 • 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Crafty Story Time
Saturday, December 29 • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Noon Year's Eve
Monday, December 31 • 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Back to top


Back to top