Selected events at local libraries
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06
Pat Emile is assistant editor and Jill of all trades for this column. Were it not for her help, I couldn't keep these weekly selections coming. Here she is in another role, as a poet, stopping in a little food market and noticing things the way a poet should notice them.
They Dance Through Granelli's
I never tire of knowing another person's story. Since the first of this year, five newly-published memoirs have thoroughly drawn me in. If you will put even one of these book on your summer reading list, your mind will stretch and your heart will grow.
I get it. You want to watch cartoons. You want to read books.
Care to make an exception?
By JIM O’BRIEN, ANN HARTand WILL REGER
Poets born into
this world forever in debt
Happy Mother's Day!
— Jim O'Brien, St. Joseph
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RANTOUL — Lincoln's Challenge Academy classes will be moved to a new location, and it won't be on the academy's new campus.
Cadets in the upcoming class will be taught on the second floor of Rantoul Business Center.
Edited by JIM O’BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER
Stone arm raised forever
spring flowers blooming and dying
at your feet
— Steve LaVigne, Savoy
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are single, some are married, but they all have one thing in common — children.
No matter how they get to the point of motherhood, it's an identity that changes them forever.
Typically, a mother's role is, of course, more than childbirth and rearing the next generation. There are matters of trust, companionship and leadership.