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.
Here's a lovely poem about snow falling on San Antonio by Mo H. Saidi, an obstetrician and writer who, in addition to his medical training, has a master's degree in English and literature from Harvard.
The Night of the Snowfall
Snow falls gently in the Hill Country
covering the meadows and the valleys.
The sluggish streaks of smoke climb quietly
War looks imminent, and tensions are mounting. In 1812, at what is now Fort Wayne, Ind., James' family runs the trading post.
Anikwa, a Miami Indian, helps reinforce his family's reed house. The 12-year-old friends fight to survive a tough winter in "Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War" (Frances Foster 2013) by Helen Frost.
CHAMPAIGN — Some of Champaign-Urbana's best actors will offer two presentations this year of "Words in the Wind" — concert-style readings of children's books.
The first will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. The actors will present a more casual encore performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.
"Clueless Gringos in Paradise" is one of the funniest memoirs I've read in a long time.
Imagine Lara Croft with Indiana Jones' sense of humor, and throw in an exuberant love of adventure and disregard for danger.
It was altogether fitting and proper in 2011 that Illinois — the land of both Lincoln and corruption — became a home away from home for on-the-lam state lawmakers from Wisconsin and Indiana.
Pat Carr is an award-winning author of 16 books and numerous short stories. She's taught literature and creative writing in universities in the South and has her doctoral degree from Tulane University. Her expertise at fiction writing is apparent from page one of her latest novel, "The Radiance of Fossils."
On an autumn day
— Annie Cederoth, Urbana
Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour this morning? In the theme of setting the clocks back, I've decided to pick up a couple of well-received historical novels to get me in the mood.