poetry & lit

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:45pm to Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:45pm
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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to Monday, October 24, 2016 - 2:45pm
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.
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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/Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "UNC Patent" Obsidian/Blue Chill-White For Sale – KD 11 Sale

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 3:30pm
Booth Library, West Reading Room, Charleston IL

Tarble Arts Center and Booth Library present:

Book discussion led by Tarble Art Center's Director, Rehema Barber on Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric." This discussion is part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.”

All are invited to participate in a discussion of “Citizen: An American Lyric,” a 2014 book by American poet Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” is described as both criticism and poetry. In it, Rankine shares examples of racial aggressions – some intentional and some seemingly slips of the tongue -- in the media and in daily life, including in the classroom, at the supermarket and on TV.

The first 15 who register in advance for the discussion will receive a complimentary copy of the book to read prior to the event (additional copies are available for checkout). Rehema Barber, director of the Tarble Arts Center, will lead discussion of the book at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the West Reading Room of the library. To register for the book discussion, visit http://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/civilrights/discussion/.nike zoom kd easter images funny quotes birthday

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 11:45pm, Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00am to Monday, October 3, 2016 - 11:45pm, Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:00am to Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:45pm, Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:45pm, Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 12:00am to Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:45pm, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:00am to Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:45pm, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 11:45pm, Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00am to Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:45pm, Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00am to Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:45pm, Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:45pm, Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 12:00am to Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:45pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12:00am to Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 11:45pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 11:45pm, Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00am to Monday, October 31, 2016 - 11:45pm, Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:00am to Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 11:45pm, Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 11:45pm, Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00am to Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:45pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00am to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 10:45pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill 61801

Come & join us for a night of Greek food and music.
Greek Salad
Tzatziki, Hummus, Eggplant Dip & Grilled Pita Bread.

Main Course
Roast Lamb
Roast Potatoes
Stewed Green Beans

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Saturday October 1st, 2016 @7Pm
Please call for reservation @ 217 384 4800
312 West Green St
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:30pm to Friday, September 23, 2016 - 8:45pm
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (outside Colwell Playhouse), 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

Human Library is an international organization that aims to create a safe space for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. During a Human Library event, a ‘reader’ (any member of the community) browses our catalog and decides to have a conversation with a book. Volunteer books are individuals from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination/marginalization based upon race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life and who want to share their experiences to promote knowledge and challenge stigma surrounding their identity.

Books and readers at other Human Library events consistently have a great time participating in Human Library events. Volunteers have said that they gain insight into their own stories and experiences by listening to the questions of readers. They also find connections in unexpected places- through readers that enjoy sharing their stories as much as our books, through finding that there is more acceptance after the interaction, and through the mutual understanding of being human beyond a single identity. Furthermore, our volunteers meet other volunteers from all different backgrounds and forge friendships.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 1:45pm
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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Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 8:15pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana is back! Join us for Volume 21, where you’ll hear eleven inspiring community members discussing an array of topics in concise talks illustrated by 20 slides displaying for 20 seconds each. It’s sure to be an informative, fast-paced, and captivating evening.

Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Doors open at 7:45 pm, show at 8:20 pm
Admission: free
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended
Featuring a special PKN photo booth and music by DJ Mertz

Our Volume 21 Presenters:
Anthony Burkert | Love Should Be Benevolent
Lisa Cerezo | Random Acts of Kindness and Creativity
Austin Cyphersmith | Making New Friends
Jared Fritz | Driver’s Re-Education
Darrell Hoemann | Creative Logistics
Tom Layman | 4th of July Lamb Cakes: A Mother’s Folk Art Legacy
Cara Maurizi | Fine Arts Is So Much More Than The Fun Class
Molly M. McLay | Karaoke Saved My Life
Benjamin Moy | One Company’s Community Kindling
Erin Tarr | Girls…Choose Your Thoughts
Deke Weaver | BEAR
With emcee Kelly White, Executive Director of 40 North

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!


First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat. PechaKucha Nights are held in over 900 cities worldwide.

For additional info, or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, email at pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org.

Check out the www.pechakucha.org global website to get a sense of the magnitude of the event as well as our city page, www.pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana.

Follow us on Twitter: @pechakuchaCU
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org


Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:45pm
KAM Main Level, Espresso Royale Palette Cafe, 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign IL

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for poetry, hip-hop, activism, and black empowerment. It is about seeking, finding and giving voice to your experience.

Come give a listen or find your own voice to SPEAK.

The series is organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.sneakers


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