Event Calendar

August 12, 2017


Pens to Lens Screening & Awards Gala

From 1:00PM to n/a

A project of the Champaign Urbana Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers, and Champaign Urbana Design Organization, Pens to Lens invites K-12 students in East Central Illinois to write and submit original screenplays, which are then made into short films by local filmmakers with original posters by the local design community. At this special fifth annual gala and screening, the whole community is invited to see the finished films, walk the red carpet, and celebrate student writing and filmmaking, with awards presented! Tickets: $12 Pass and $8 Standard and ages 18 & under FREE. Tickets are now on sale here: https://goo.gl/vQf5XN.

Courthouse Rocks

From 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Looking for something different to do this weekend?  Head to downtown Monticello for the second Saturday, Courthouse Rocks event! Jim Markum’s Swing band will be playing live on Charter Street in historic downtown Monticello from 6-8:30 pm on Saturday, August 12.  Enjoy live music, take out dinners and refreshments from our downtown restaurants, dancing in the street, checking out a car show, and then topping the night off with the movie, “A League of Their Own” being shown outdoors on State Street.  What a great way to spend a Saturday evening!  See you in downtown Monticello! Get more details at https://monticellomainstreet.org/

St. Joseph Community Festival

Get information on this three day festival in St Joe featuring food, carnival rides, talent show and more at http://www.stjosephillinois.org/list-of-events.htm

2017 Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

From n/a to n/a

This summer, make time to read the books you love and win prizes just for reading!  Read books of your choice (including eBooks and audiobooks), and attend fun programs. Get ready for Reading by Design!  2017 Summer Reading Program Information Brochure (Printable PDF)

For Children

  •     For children birth through those entering grade 6 – both readers and listeners.
  •     Each time you read at least 15 minutes, mark your reading log.
  •     Bring your completed log to the Library to receive a free book plus coupons for local businesses.
  •     For each additional log you complete, you will receive another free book!
  •     Parents and caregivers who read to a child registered in the program receive a free book.

For Teens

  •     For teens who have completed grades 6 through 12.
  •     Select books of your choice and keep track of the number of pages read.
  •     Every time you read 1,000 pages, come to the Library to pick out a free book from our selection of new books.
  •     Reading also enters you in a weekly raffle to win a complete book series.

For Adults

  •     For adults who love to read. Why let kids have all the fun?
  •     Read books of your choice and record your reading progress.
  •     After you read 4 books, stop by the Library to select a free book from our selection of popular books.
  •     Keep reading!  For each additional four books you complete, you will receive another free book!

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.