Books

Books

Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Kelly Strom | Grisham's latest book once again shows he's a master storyteller

In a state that is considered one of the poorest and least educated states in the country, Mississippi has produced an impressive array of Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as those honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nobel Prize and the National Book Award.

Deb Aronson | Knights, castles and dragons, oh my!

By DEB ARONSON

"Thomas and the Dragon Queen," a lively middle-grade novel, has knights, castles, mighty war horses, princesses and dragons.

The reader starts out thinking they know what they are getting from a book with those ingredients, but Shutta Crum turns almost every one of those characters and plot devices on their ears. So much fun!

Library events, Feb. 3-10, 2019

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

C-U haiku, Feb. 3, 2019

Above salted streets,

frozen, barren, and unfeeling,

a wayward goose calls

— Evan Tammen, Savoy

Submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include name and place of residence, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2019

EVENTSThis weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: The Love For All Poetry Crawl celebrating the poetic talent of Central Illinois residents and students. Poems, prose-poems and song lyrics will be chosen by the committee, printed and spread through participating downtown businesses. Also multiple readings by those interested in performing. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

C-U haiku, Jan. 27, 2019

snow knows transforming-

traveling — ice-water-gas

earth-sky-stratosphere

— Ruth Siburt, Decatur

Submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include name and place of residence, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

Patricia Hruby Powell | 'Poet X' offers an inspiring story

Xiomara’s strict and ultra Catholic mother fears for her daughter’s virtue. Xiomara seems to be doing pretty well taking care of herself. Males of all ages have been muttering, whispering, grabbing at her for a few years now. Of course she’s angry. Anger serves her well.

Susan McKinney | Books puts spotlight on dogs with special duties

In 1995, Wilma Melville volunteered as a canine search-and-rescue handler with her dog, Murphy, to help with the Oklahoma City Bombing. In 1995, there were only 15 FEMA-certified search-and-rescue dogs nationwide. After working that tragic site, she vowed to help 168 dogs (one for each victim).

Library events, Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2019

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

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