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Entertainment listings, Feb. 23-March 2, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

TRIVIA NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION

What: Hosted by Unity West PTO. Arrive early to pick your own table, view and bid on the silent auction items. Maximum of eight players per table; work as a team to come up with the answers. 50/50 raffle and games between rounds. Bring your own food.

Library events, Feb. 19-25, 2017

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Douglass Branch, readers of all ages are invited to share books by African-American authors at this year's African-American Read-In.

Ruth Sibert: 'The Bad Kid' follows trend of offering more diversity

Author Sarah Lariviere has a background in social work, and she brings that hands-on experience to her first novel for middle grades, "The Bad Kid." Published by Simon and Schuster in 2016, Lariviere rings the bell when it comes to the children's market's focus on providing more diversity of characters and situations.

Lauren Chambers: 'Spontaneous' isn't for the faint of heart

By LAUREN CHAMBERS

High school can be hard. You have to decide what to do with your life. You make plans that will affect you for decades. You navigate between what you want to do, what your parents want you to do and what everyone thinks you can do. It can feel like a lot of pressure.

Kelly Strom: Examining World War II fiction

Andrew Gross has managed to pull together two of my favorite genres in the fantastic novel "The One Man."

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MUSIC SCENE

Ben Folds visiting the Canopy Club

Pianist Ben Folds, with vocalist Kadhja Bonet, will perform Saturday night at The Canopy Club in Urbana.

The show is sold out, but VIP tickets are available.

C-U haiku, Feb. 19, 2017

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

early spring sunshine

stirs sleeping daffodils

turning thoughts to fancy

— Jim O'Brien, Saint Joseph

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

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, Feb. 19, 2017

By TED KOOSER
U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

The next time you open your closet door, this poem will give you reason to pay a little more attention to what's hanging inside. Gary Whited is from Massachusetts, and his most recent book is "Having Listened," Homebound Publications, 2013.

My Blue Shirt

hangs in the closet

Entertainment listings, Feb. 16-23, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

TRIVIA NIGHT

What: Presented by the Save the Lorraine Foundation. Limited to 12 teams of up to five people; come alone and join a smaller team. Free theater popcorn, cookies and a small bottled water or soda. Winning team members receive refund of entry fee, and a door prize will also be awarded.

Library events, Feb. 12-18, 2017

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 2 p.m. today at the main library, check out a concert by Champaign's Kitten's Incorporated, featuring local musicians Bryan and Jolee Phelps. They will play selections from their 2016 album, "Like a Bubble," as well as other favorites.