URBANA — The harp duo Lilac 94 will perform contemporary music at 8 tonight at [co][lab], 206 W. Main St., U.
by Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06
A poem whose subject needs no introduction! Melissa Balmain lives in New York state, and her most recent book is "Walking in on People" from Able Muse Press.
Your TV cable's on the fritz.
Your Xbox is corroded.
Your iPod sits in useless bits.
Your Game Boy just imploded.
Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette
Last mote of twilight?
Escaped spark from neighbor's grill?
Oh — first firefly of summer!
— Rosemary Laughlin, Urbana
Selected events at local libraries
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
July events at bookstore
Barnes & Noble in Champaign will celebrate pop culture through July with its annual Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble, featuring events, author appearances, giveaways and other activities.
Here we are in the heart of the summer, so a beach read is the perfect book to introduce.
"Love Me Sweet," although set in the snowy winter of Michigan, provides the warmth, humor and love that only a well-written romantic comedy can.
The recent summer storms in our area chased all of us indoors for a time. Rainy days can lead to changes in plans and perhaps the occasional cry of "I'm bored."
That's when a good book helps. These two picture books will help give you and your kids the inside scoop on what to do during those rainy summer days.
URBANA — Failure is not final but rather pregnant with potential, according to a new book by eight African-American authors.
"The Reinvention Project," a self-published book, features eight chapters contributed by six Champaign-Urbana residents and two other writers.
I invite you to join three local authors — Donna Reed ("My Voice"), Lin Warfel ("Song of the Prairie") and Maureen Holtz ("Allerton Paradise" and "Robert Allerton") — in our downtown lobby at 4:30 p.m. today for a two-hour book-signing event.
Reed's book — her first — is a collection of columns that appeared in The News-Gazette.