Events & Activities

Countywide Residential Electronics Collection Event

May 21, 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

The next FREE Countywide Residential Electronics Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Parkland College (parking lot M-4); 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign.  Event traffic must enter at the Duncan Road entrance, and follow event directional signs.

With limited TV recycling options locally, this event is a great opportunity for residents of Champaign County to recycle unwanted TVs.  All TV sizes are accepted, both working and non-working.  Dismantled TVs or monitors will not be accepted.  All TVs and monitors must be intact.

The following items are accepted at the event:

Urbana High School Production of High School Musical

April 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to May 1, 2016 - 2:30pm

HSM PosterUrbana – Approximately 80 students are involved in Urbana High School’s upcoming production of High School Musical, one of that school’s largest theatre shows in recent years. The musical is set to be staged in UHS’s Cobb Auditorium April 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm, and May 1 at 2:30 pm.

Disney’s popular High School Musical has been performed on many a high school stage around the U.S. for nearly a decade, but the show’s message about avoiding stereotypes is not always one that’s easily lived out in actual school hallways. At Urbana High, however, theatre director Tim Broeker said he’s glad to see many students avoiding social boxes they might otherwise be put in.

“We have many different types of students at Urbana who like getting involved in theatre productions,” Broeker said. “It’s not just your stereotypical theatre kids—the students in the shows also play sports, excel at academics, and have a wide range of extracurricular interests.”

Mama Edie: Musician, Artist, and Storyteller

April 23, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Africa Library Project

Saturday, April 23 • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Busey-Mills Reading Room • First Floor

Let Mama Edie Armstrong take you on a journey through time and through space with stories you can tell, and percussion you too can play, as we re-awaken the storyteller in all of us.

Mama Edie is a bilingual storyteller (Spanish/English), published writer, percussionist, speech/language pathologist, and voice-over artist. Whether fun and frolicky or somber and serene, Mama Edie’s presentations are powerful reminders of our own beauty and strength and the gifts we are to the world.

Urbana Celebrates the Boneyard 2016

April 9, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

The City of Urbana Public Arts Program is presenting a free community arts event to celebrate local artists and commemorate the Boneyard. Titled Urbana Celebrates the Boneyard, this event will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project in Downtown Urbana (corner of Race Street and Griggs Streets).

The Friends of The Urbana Free Library Spring Book Sale

March 31, 2016 - 5:00pm to April 4, 2016 - 1:00pm

Spring Book Sale

You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season, the Friends of The Urbana Free Library Spring Book Sale.

Thursday, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. (members only)
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular-price sale)
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (half-price sale)
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (free giveaway)

Members of the Friends have access to a special preview on Thursday evening, March 31 (no electronic devices for scanning will be permitted on preview night). To become a member of the Friends of The Urbana Free Library, you can register online or download a membership form at