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New library in Monticello could be finished by end of 2015

MONTICELLO — A new, 12,350-square-foot Allerton Public Library building could be constructed by the end of next year, according to an architect who presented the first preliminary site plan to the library board.

"We think that if we can break ground in probably March or April of 2015, the project will be complete by the end of 2015," said Mark Misselhorn of Peoria's Apace Design.

Examining the animal instincts a tough read

"Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil" is the latest book from ex-psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, who also wrote "When Elephants Weep" and "Dogs Never Lie About Love." In "Beasts," Masson sets out to explore why humans with their intelligence and advanced abilities are more violent against each other than animals are.

C-U Haiku, Aug. 10, 2014

Edited by Lee Gurga

For The News-Gazette

parking deck shade is

brief relief before meeting

lawyer one last time

— Dean Karres

Library events, Aug. 10-17, 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.

It's difficult to tell the whole story

These two books show that everyone has things they keep to themselves

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

Artists make an impression

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, Aug. 10, 2014

By Ted Kooser

U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, Aug. 3, 2014

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

Here's a poem by an Indiana poet, Shari Wagner, that has a delightful time describing the many sounds of running water.

Creek-Song

It begins in a cow lane

with bees and white clover,

courses along corn, rushes

accelerando against rocks.

It rises to a teetering pitch

as I cross a shaky tree-bridge,

Library events, Aug. 3-10

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.

Great readable history of military segregation in World War II

During World War II, the United States was fighting for freedom while denying its black citizens their rights and freedom.

In "The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights" (Roaring Brook 2014), Steve Sheinkin paints a picture of the segregated armed forces. Rather than being assigned to battle, blacks worked in the mess hall. Or worse.