Books

Books

Patricia Hruby Powell | Author offers powerful story of survival

The voice of Zara, an aspiring teen photographer in Rhode Island, alternates with the story of her mother, Nadja who survived the 1990s Yugoslav war in "We Are All That's Left" (Philomel, 2018), a novel by Carrie Arcos.

Library events, Sept. 2-9, 2018

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

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at the main library, take part in a traditional Eritrean Coffee Ceremony and Tasting outside on the west lawn.

Kelly Strom | Literary suspense in hot locales

Since we are going through a hot spell here in Champaign County, I thought it was only right to read a few books set in similar conditions. When you do something like this, it's easier to commiserate with the characters.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

Don Follis | On defying one's family to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge

After I finished Tara Westover's memoir "Educated" (Random House, New York, 2018), I saw the book made President Barack Obama's summer reading list, too. He wrote on his Facebook page on Aug.

Library events, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 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, listen to soulful blues by Brazilian guitarist and composer Jose Gobbo and his Offline Band as part of the In Concert at CPL series.

Susan McKinney | Author tells story of Cinderella's stepmother

"All the Ever Afters" by Danielle Teller is a Cinderella retelling, but it's not. This is the story of Agnes, Cinderella's stepmother. This story is set in the real world of the 1300s in Europe. This is not a pretty fairy tale but a tale of the real world of medieval life, especially for women.

C-U haiku, Aug. 26, 2018

a stapler staples

a paper clip clips papers

birdsong stitches life

— Will Reger, 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.

Alice B. McGinty | Stories featuring friendship, adventure

Summer is winding down and the school year starting up. I hope, your young readers can look back at the summer and remember special adventures with friends and family. These two new picture books are a great way to celebrate adventures and friends.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 23-30, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

KRAZEE DAZE WITH HOMER SODA FEST