Books

Books

Alice B. McGinty | Two more great works from Illinois authors

Another highlight of the recent Illinois Reading Council Conference was the presentation of the 2019 Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children to Chicago-area author Barb Rosenstock.

Kelly Strom | Ease your way into frightening reads

There is only so much that people can tolerate. Are you frightened of the children's "Goosebumps" books, or can you make it up to Edgar Allan Poe? Is Ray Bradbury enough for you, or do you crave the horrors of Dathan Auerbach and Ramsey Campbell? We all have our limits of discomfort.

C-U haiku, Oct. 28, 2018

calico kitten

orphaned in the cold nursing

comfort from my ear

— Ruth Siburt, Decatur

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

Library events, Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 2018

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

At 2 p.m. today at the main library, experience the CU Jazz Festival with a performance by Jenelle Orcherton's jazzy JenTet for this month's all-ages In Concert at CPL.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

33RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FUN FEST

What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

Susan McKinney | Author of '7 1/2 Deaths' keeps you guessing

"The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle" is the first novel by Stuart Turton. It is amazing, phenomenal, mind-bending.

You're told on the inside cover blurb that Aiden Bishop has to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. He has 24 hours to do it. If he fails, the day will start over and he will be in the body of a different guest at the manor.

C-U haiku, Oct. 21, 2018

Bright gold on deep green

Sunlight dappling through tall trees

Wind moves earth's painting

— Eileen Gifford, Champaign

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

Library events, Oct. 21-28, 2018

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

Deb Aronson | Two stories with evil aunts

By DEB ARONSON

Recently, two different books I read featured unfeeling, tightly wound aunts. That is something I haven't seen much of and so, for that admittedly feeble reason, I'm going to talk about both books.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

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