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Monday, December 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Join us for rhymes, music and songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

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.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - Children's Services

Join us for some fun activities that encourage families to read together.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:45pm to 5:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)

Bring your favorite words and join us to make magnetic poetry to take home or give as a gift.

For children in grades 3 to 6.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Enjoy this evening story ,time with stories, music and a craft!

For children ages 3-6 and their families.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
SoDo Theater, 111 S Walnut, Champaign, IL 61820

Ever wanted to try out improv? How about with some awesome coaches from the Chicago improv scene? How about pizza? You like pizza? Then come and find your inner improviser at Zoo Improv's 8th Annual Improv Festival Workshops. We will provide lunch from 12-1pm and then from 1-4pm you will learn improv skills you can immediately put into practice.

A kids and youth workshop will be held from 4-5:45pm with a showcase for those participating at 6pm.

See http://zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.com for more details.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum staff for a fun family afternoon. Admission is free. Schedule of activities:

musical instrument craft: 1:00–4:00 pm
cartoon (English): 1:30–1:40 pm and 3:00–3:10 pm
cartoon (Portuguese): 1:45–1:55 pm and 2:45–2:55 pm
Brazilian folktales: 2:00–2:20 pm
Cantigas de Roda (popular songs): 3:15–3:35 pm

The cartoon is based on the popular Brazilian comic Mônica and Friends.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Clothespin Puppets is an unusual organization dedicated to promoting the arts, along with art education and literature, all via storytelling brought to life with puppets. They offer one-of-a-kind shows that are custom adaptations of popular children’s literature, providing an entertaining and educational enrichment program every time they perform. For families.

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Join us as we celebrate award-winning author and illustrator duo Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson and their book Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker. Hear Patricia and Christian read-aloud from their book. Learn about how they worked together even before they met face to face. Try out the Charleston and other crazy dance moves. Watch Christian make magic with pen and paper. And eat cake, of course! Copies of Josephine will be available for sale, courtesy of Jane Addams Bookstore.

For All Ages.

This appearance made possible in collaboration with the University of Illinois Youth Literature Festival. http://youthlitfest.education.illinois.edu/

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana

Throw off the winter chill with a family storytelling concert by resident storyteller Kim Sheahan. Free admission. Contact Kim Sheahan at ksheahan@illinois.edu or (217) 244-3355.

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