Books

Library events, July 13-20, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events provided by area libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.


The informed traveler

Before taking off, check out library's guidebooks

I just returned from a vacation to Washington D.C., the Jersey shore and Annapolis, Md. It was — interesting.


New picture books get adventurous

Summer is a time for adventure! Here are two new picture books with their own take on adventure, both the glories and the risks.


Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, July 6, 2014

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

I'm especially fond of sparklers because they were among the very few fireworks we could obtain in Iowa when I was a boy. And also because in 2004 we set off the fire alarm system at the Willard Hotel in Washington by lighting a few to celebrate my inauguration as poet laureate. Here's Barbara Crooker, of Pennsylvania, also looking back.


C-U Haiku, July 6, 2014

Edited by LEE GURGA/For The News-Gazette

morning dew dries:

the ball rolls quickly

into the hole

— John Murray, Champaign


'Windswept' continues new fantasy series

"Windswept" by Jadie Jones is the second book in a beautifully written young adult/new adult fantasy series, full of reincarnation, immortal villains, horses, a strong heroine and a hunky hero.


Library events, July 6-13, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events by area libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.


Ludlow to get Little Free Library

LUDLOW — A Little Free Library is coming to Ludlow, thanks to a grant provided to the grade school by the Normal Mid-State Reading Council's Carol Berry Memorial.

With no library in Ludlow and no summer school or other access to the school's library during breaks in the school year, the council felt this was a good project for Ludlow Grade School and could go far in promoting chi


Book sale as fundraiser set for next week

URBANA — Presence Covenant Medical Center Foundation's employee giving group will hold a book fair as a fund-raiser on July 7 and 8.

It will be held in the hospital auditoriums A&B from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8.

Included for sale will be a wide variety of gifts and books at less than retail prices, according to the hospital.


Soccer books: Cup runneth over

Soccer has finally made it in the U.S. While the rest of the world is full of rabid fans for the game they call football, or futbol, it has been slow to catch on in America. Maybe it's the proliferation of other sports and recreational activities. I'm not sure, but I've always been a soccer fan.


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