Books

Books

Library events, July 12-19, 2015

Selected events from local libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, July 12, 2015

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

One of the first uses of language must surely have been to tell others what happened beyond the firelight, out in the forest. And poems that do just that seem wonderfully natural and human to me. Here's Anya Krugovoy Silver telling us something that happened far from home. She lives and teaches in Georgia.

Joan Griffis: 'Evidence Explained' is essential reference

There probably are no other technical genealogical guides that begin by stating, "Step 1. Smile." Author Elizabeth Shown Mills continues, "This manual is hefty. Don't sweat the size. What you are about to learn will help you resolve many research problems."

'Spinster' is a must-read for young women

"Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own" (Crown 2015), Kate Bolick's adult memoir, should be read by all women, but in particular, by young adult women. There are so many points to ponder and discuss.

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, July 5, 2015

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

I love short poems, and Wendy Videlock is very good at writing them. This is from her book "Slingshots and Love Plums" from Able Muse Press. She lives in Colorado.

A Relevance

One

teeny tiny

worm

making the earth

turn.

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

Music scene

'Magic Flute' presentation

Grand opera returns to the prairie this weekend for the 13th year with the Watseka-based Sugar Creek Opera's presentation of "The Magic Flute" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clifton High School's Harold and Jean Minor Auditorium, about an hour north of Champaign.

C-U Haiku, July 5, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

Japanese ladybugs

are illegal aliens in my house

Sayonara!

— Mary Ruth Garza, Champaign

The perfect gift for Hepburn fans

Most of the time when you see "Audrey" in the title, you think of the most famous one — Audrey Hepburn. You would be correct once again, because here is another book about this famous beauty who fans still adore.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

A dance with structure

Library events, July 5-12, 2015

Selected events at local libraries, provided by the libraries.

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.