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 »
• 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:
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.
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 recent Legal Help webinar.
Enjoy writing? Hone your craft at a Writer’s Workshop. Chicago-based writer Maisie Sparks led a winter workshop on journaling.
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.
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.
Join the Teen Team for fun crafts designed especially for middle school and high school students.
You can enjoy songs and rhymes from our storytimes at home. Miss Kristin’s ”Thank You, Thank You” song has been viewed more than 569,000 times!
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.