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 or email 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.

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 or (217) 244-3355.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00am
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom, 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign IL

Come join us for Kids@Krannert, hands-on art activities for the entire family. Activities are design for children ages 3-8 and their parents. Enjoy art projects, family tours, demonstrations, and more from 10 am until noon. See you at the museum!

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 9:00am
1401 Parkland Ct, Champaign, IL 61821
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CU Woodshop is holding Benchworx, kid's woodworking classes, on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Children will engage in the art of woodworking while having fun and creating a special project to take home! There are three classes: 9 a.m. Grades 2-5, 11 a.m. Grades K-2, 1 p.m. grades 3-6. The cost is $29 per child for an 80 minute class. To register for this event, visit and click on the Event Registration tab.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821

The Common Mind Art Collective is once again teaming up with the Fluid Events Center to create a massive one of a kind art event. The Common Mind Experience at Boneyard Arts Festival will be filling over 15,000+ sq. feet of Exhibition and Performance space!!

DATE: April 8th and 9th , 2016
LOACTION: Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, Il 61820
- Friday April 8th, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Saturday April 9th, 12:00pm - 12:00am


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