Books

Books

Library events, May 8-15, 2016

Selected events at local libraries

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, May 8, 2016

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

Don Follis: Memoirs give words to life's most enduring questions

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.

Joel Shoemaker: Don't be afraid to branch out with your reading

I get it. You want to watch cartoons. You want to read books.

Care to make an exception?

C-U haiku, May 8, 2016

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

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

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Interesting high school project

Entertainment listings, May 5-12, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

 

Special events

This weekend

2016 DANVILLE JAYCEES CIRCUS

Area update: Lincoln's Challenge classes last to leave Grissom Hall

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.

C-U haiku, May 1, 2016

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

Kelly Strom: Motherhood in fiction

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.