Books

Books

These folks all had a type(writer)

CHAMPAIGN — Hugh Hefner was many things — millionaire, publisher, celebrity and, of course, playboy.

But at heart he was a writer and editor, his daughter says.

When he was in grammar school in Chicago, Hefner published a neighborhood newspaper. In high school, he started a comic strip about his life.

Alice B. McGinty | Summer 2019 reading suggestions

Summer is library time. I had been hearing great things about both of these new books and was excited to find them at the Champaign Public Library.

C-U haiku, June 16, 2019

Bird feeder pecking order,

Crows rule the roost,

Pity the sparrows.

— Fred Olds, Sidney

Haiku submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city of residence, which will be published with your haiku.

Kathryn Theis | Check out these books before Netflix adaptations debut

By KATHRYN THIES

If you follow movie — and television show — news very closely, you may have heard that Netflix recently announced a television adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's young-adult novels: the Grisha trilogy (beginning with "Shadow and Bone," the title of the upcoming show) and the Six of Crows duology.

Library events, June 16-23, 2019

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

Deb Aronson | Author creates a lovable character

By DEB ARONSON

The first sign that "See You in the Cosmos," by Jack Cheng (Dial Books), is unusual is the opening, in which the narrator (Alex Petroski) speaks to aliens.

"Who are you?

What do you look like?

Do you have one head or two?

More?

Advocates throw the book at Danville prison

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DANVILLE — Holly Clingan had braced herself for the missing books.

C-U haiku, June 9, 2019

Near dark river banks,

Where the Sangamon mud slows,

Trilliums grow up.

— Kathleen Owen, Decatur

Haiku submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city of residence, which will be published with your haiku.

Nanette Donohue | Dad and I share same taste in books

By NANETTE DONOHUE

The older I get, the more I realize that my taste in books overlaps with my father's. We both like thrillers, especially ones with creative use of weapons; espionage novels; books about terrorists; and books about drug cartels.

Library events, June 9-16, 2019

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

At 7 p.m. Monday at the main library, learn tips and tricks for making travel arrangements, including how to use online resources available free for library cardholders. The program is part of the Get Curious at Your Library Summer Series.

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