TUSCOLA — Tuscola Tourism will bring Laura Keyes to the Douglas County Museum on Dec. 5 for a Christmas presentation on author Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Selected events at local libraries
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
It is the year 2030. Peri Reed lives in Detroit and works for a top-secret elite government agency. She lives life in the fast lane, enjoying high-end clothes, cars, wine and chocolate.
She is a Drafter. A Drafter is someone who has the skill to alter time. The down side: The longer she is altering time, the more of her own past she forgets.
Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette
Leaves leap from high limbs
Bright jumpers who catch the air
Then glide to the ground
— John Brown, Hoopeston
With the last leaves of autumn quickly blowing away and Thanksgiving peeking around the corner, these two new picture books give the perfect flavor of warmth and joy to the season.
The first is "Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story" (2015, Schwartz & Wade Books, written by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Jill McElmurry, ages 4-8).
I thought about giving you a list of holiday cookbooks this week but decided that if you haven't planned out your Thanksgiving meal by now, then maybe I'd just let you wing it.
I can say that because I am well acquainted with the notion of flying by the seat of your pants.
As I write this, I too have not completely planned out the menu for my party of 14 on Thursday.
By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06
Marge Saiser is a Nebraskan who has written a number of deeply moving poems about love. Here's one for our holiday season:
Thanksgiving for Two
The adults we call our children will not be arriving
with their children in tow for Thanksgiving.
We must make our feast ourselves,
LOS ANGELES — Bill Nye is discussing his new book on climate change from an apt location: behind the wheel of a Tesla.
While electrically navigating the streets of New York City, Nye offers a supercharged warning about the dangers ahead if the problem isn't tackled, and now.