That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Museum scene

TUSCOLA — Tuscola Tourism will bring Laura Keyes to the Douglas County Museum on Dec. 5 for a Christmas presentation on author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Library events, Nov. 22-29, 2015

Selected events at local libraries

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Susan McKinney: 'The Drafter' offers a gripping story

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.

C-U Haiku, Nov. 22, 2015

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

Alice B. McGinty: Two selections offer a mix of warmth and joy

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).

Kelly Strom: Mesmerizing Mysteries

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.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 19-25, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, Nov. 22, 2015

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,

Science Guy getting heated up over climate change

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.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Art scene

Ceramic works