Books

Books

Entertainment listings, July 19-26, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

FARMER CITY/DeWITT COUNTY FAIR

Robert Girard | Poland's most beloved fantasy series returns

By ROBERT GIRARD

An afternoon thunderstorm rolls overhead as I write this, hammering Champaign-Urbana with relentless rain and the rolling drumbeat of thunder. I can't help but think of how there's no better time to discuss Andrzej Sapkowski's new book, "Season of Storms."

C-U haiku, July 15, 2018

Eyes half closed in his

summer window, Buster the cat

breathes in, breathes out

— Joanne Haynes, Urbana

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Library events, July 15-22, 2018

Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday at the main library, try seated yoga with Steven Willette as part of the Fit & Fabulous series.

Alice B. McGinty | Two fantastic discoveries this summer

Summer's travels have brought me as near as the local library and as far as Toronto, Canada. Both ventures have led to the discovery of new and wonderful picture books.

Entertainment listings, July 12-19, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HISTORIC FARM DAYS

Urbana library looking to continue Drag Queen Story Hour after packed debut

URBANA — After receiving positive feedback about an event Friday that had more than 200 attendees, the Urbana Free Library is looking to continue hosting Drag Queen Story Hour.

The first-time event featured two drag queens reading aloud stories about inclusion and acceptance.

Kelly Strom | Gentle Reads for a sweet summer day

There is a genre of fiction books called Gentle Reads which may be of interest to some of our customers.

Deb Aronson | 'The Wish List' turns fairy tales on their ears

By DEB ARONSON

In any classic fairy tale, the fairy godmother shows up, wand in hand, grants the main character's wish and then — her job done — POOF! she disappears in a shower of sparkles.

C-U haiku, July 8, 2018

Fishing on blue lake.

No nibbles all afternoon — caught

A beautiful day!

— Vern Fein, Urbana

Submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.