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Library Videos on YouTube

WATCH WEBINARS, storytime songs, and crafts anytime on the library’s YouTube channel. You’ll find 400+ videos organized into playlists—career, business, tech workshops, writing, crafts, and more. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll get notified when we publish a new video. (YouTube is also available to watch on smart TVs.) Go to YouTube »

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Playlists by topic

Business Workshops | Launch at the Library
Career Workshops | Get that Job!
Children’s Special Events
Crafty Adults
Legal Help
Money Matter$
Songs & Rhymes from Our Storytimes
Special Events  & Partnerships
Tales & Travel Adventures
Tech Workshops
Teen Take ’n’ Make Crafts
Writer’s Workshops

Here are few samples:

Knit for Beginners | Crafty Adults

Like crafting? Want to try something new? Brigitte Pieke, owner of local knitting haven  Klose Knit, taught newbies to knit at a Crafty Adults webinar.

So You Want to Start a Business?

Local business leaders shared their expertise on starting a business, during National Small Business Week. They were open about their challenges and successes, including getting a business up and running during the pandemic. Part of our Start + Grow Your Business series.

Tenant + Landlord Issues | Legal Help

Access to help on legal issues isn’t easy to find.  John Roska, a lawyer from local nonprofit Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, answered questions about landlords and tenants at a Legal Help webinar.

Express Yourself! A Journal Writing Workshop

Enjoy writing? Hone your craft at a Writer’s Workshop. Chicago-based writer Maisie Sparks led a workshop on journaling.

Retirement Income | Money Matter$

Questions about finances? Our Money Matter$ series is a great way to gain sound strategies for the future. Chesser Financial representatives Scott Olthoff and Jennifer White shared tips on how to make the most of your income during retirement.


E-Library: Movies, Music & More

Watch a Tech Workshop to get started with streaming movies and listening to music for free using library apps, presented by Technology Librarian Susan Winkler.

Wire Plant Hangers | Teen Take ’n Make

 Join the Teen Team for fun crafts designed especially for middle school and high school students. 

“Thank You, Thank You” | Sign Language

You can enjoy songs and rhymes from our storytimes at home. Miss Kristin’s ”Thank You, Thank You” song has been viewed more than 578,000 times!

Greece | Tales & Travel Adventures

Tales & Travel Adventures is an elderhood series created in collaboration with Krannert Art Museum and the Urbana Free Library Archives. The videos are intended for caregivers and adult care receivers to engage in a shared moment of discovery, learning, and joy. Although the videos are only about 10 minutes long, they can provide up to 30 minutes of meaningful engagement.

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