Monday, October 29, 2012

We've moved the teen blog!

The Urbana Free Library has a snazzy new website, and with it comes a new location for this blog.You can find all future posts from us at our new address: Make sure to update your bookmarks and feeds in order to keep up with everything new and exciting at The Urbana Free Library!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Carver Young has lived in the same orphanage ever since he was a baby.  But now New York City is shutting the orphanage down, selling the land to property developers to build high-end apartments.  With nowhere to go, Carver decides to join the Pinkertons—the best detective agency in the country.  Using their resources maybe he’ll be able to figure whom his parents actually were and where he comes from. 
Before he has a chance to leave the orphanage, Detective Albert Hawking, the best detective working for the Pinkertons, adopts him.  Under Detective Hawking, Carver learns the rules of the trade: observation, deduction, and, sometimes, a little bit of trickery.  He settles into his new life of becoming a detective until a new serial killer comes into town.  Wealthy New Yorkers are dying in an eerily similar fashion to the Jack the Ripper victims in London eight years before. 
Carver and Delia, his best friend from the orphanage, work with the Pinkertons to catch the killer, but will they be able to before more people are killed?  And what connection might Carver have to Jack the Ripper?
Ripper, by Stefan Petrucha, is a fast-paced read through 1890s New York City.  Filled with witty characters and real-life gadgets, it is a good, spooky mystery just in time for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


OH wait. That was a false alarm, it's not actually the Zombie Apocalypse... but zombies are coming to the library in TWO days for ZOMBIE PROM!!!! (October 26th from 7-9pm in the Lewis Auditorium. Enter at the Elm Street Emergency Exit!)

Zombie sightings are all over the library. Be prepared. They just might turn you into a zombie too...

Zombies emerging from the ground!!!

These zombies are losing limbs everywhere...

They're headed for the library!

Almost to the doors...

They've invaded the 1st floor, but haven't reached the 2nd yet...

The teen space has been compromised. Be forewarned. Those who enter may become... ZOMBIES!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

3 days until... ZOMBIE PROM!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sugar Skulls!

We had a great time at Art Day decorating sugar skulls, check out these works of art!



Today at 4pm in the Lewis Auditorium- Join us for Art Day! This month we're decorating Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls-The skulls are all made and ready for you to decorate and take home. We'll see you there!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Join us Monday for ART DAY!

Come join us Monday, October 22, at 4pm in the Lewis Auditorium for Art Day @ Your Library. We'll be celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by decorating sugar skulls that you can keep or give to a friend! See you there!