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Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
{ music, kids }

Learn to write music and listen to live performances.
Children, teens, and adults welcome. (Free Admission)

All Score Urbana is an action learning-based initiative that increases access to music composition resources for the Urbana community.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium

Enjoy a musical tale composed by Seymour Barab based on Norman Rockwell's story Willie Was Different, plus other musical treats performed by Mary Chapman (flute), Solomon Baer (clarinet), Sarah Schwartz (piano), and Ronald Hedlund (narrator).

Free for children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
1401 West Green St. Urbana IL 61801
{ dance, music, kids }

The Illini Swing Society is hosting a free swing dance night at the Illini Union (1401 W Green St. Urbana IL) in room 200. We will have a free one-hour beginner swing dance lesson at 8pm followed by a free social dance from 9pm to midnight. There will be a raffle at the entrance for the chance to win 10 weeks of swing dance lessons!

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
{ kids }

Bring your family, and come visit the Krannert Art Museum for a couple hours of fun hands-on art activities specially for caregivers and children ages 3-8.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Children's Services (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ kids }

On August 21, 2017 the moon will pass in front of the Sun, causing a spectacular partial solar eclipse (93% coverage). Join us for this special project -- To build your own pinhole camera that can be used to safely view the eclipse.

For children of all ages.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Cherry Alley at The Urbana Free Library

Join us on the giant sidewalks of Cherry Alley for sidewalk chalk fun. We'll channel our inner artists and create optical illusions with chalk and a digital camera!

For families.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Let's help change our world through intentional kindness and make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is calling on young artists to participate.

For children of all ages (7 and under with an adult).

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Come make some fun bookmarks to help begin our Reading By Design summer reading program. We provide all the examples, directions and materials and you just provide your crafting skills. Lots of fun ideas to help you keep your place in your favorite summer read! This is a program for preschool through tweens with a variety of skill levels. Snack is also provided. It is a drop in, make and take program.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Draw a story with pictures and and make a mini "film" using stop motion photography.

For children entering grades 2 to 6.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
The Art Theater Co-op (126 W Church St., Champaign IL 61820)

The Illini Swing Society and The Art Theater Co-op are hosting a one-night special screening of the new swing dance revival documentary "Alive and Kicking"! Come see what swing dance is all about, and don't forget to bring some friends!

Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one's circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. ALIVE & KICKING gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. (Susan Glatzer, 2017, US, 88 min, NR, DCP)

"It’s impossible to watch this film without a tapping toe and a smile." -The Seattle Times

"The dancers in Alive and Kicking all share a rapturous expression, and Glatzer makes the case for this Depression-era diversion as a modern tonic for isolation." -Village Voice

" ... the jaw-dropping improvisations and physical intimacy of the dancers make it an action film par excellence — joy-fueled and gravity-defying." -Los Angeles Times

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