Books

Books

Library events, March 18-25, 2018

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

At 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the main library, learn basic keyboard and mouse skills in the Getting Started series. Sign up at champaign.org/events or by calling 217-403-2070.

C-U haiku, March 18, 2018

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

What does a raindrop

Feel for a puddle, a stream,

A river, the sea?

— 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.

Kelly Strom | The dark and the light

The books discussed today are very different. They do have one thing in common, in that they both feature themes of the very ends of the spectrum of darkness and light in society.

Patricia Hruby Powell | If you have a sister, read this story

"Gem & Dixie" (Balzer & Bray 2017) by Sara Zarr is a story of two sisters who were once close but are now growing apart.

Gem, the older sister, has always taken care of Dixie, because their mother couldn't even put food on the table and their father was absent. Now that they're teens, Dixie is street smart and popular; Gem is friendless and still trying to care for her family.

Entertainment listings, March 15-22, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

'BRUNCH ON-STAGE'

C-U haiku, March 11, 2018

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

mudslide disaster

on my buried doll's face

an unfamiliar smile

— Justice Joseph Prah, Accra, Ghana

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 | Two American Library Association award-winners to check out

In browsing through many of the 2018 American Library Association award-winning books, here are two that caught my eye.

Library events, March 11-18, 2018

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

At 10 a.m. Tuesday at the main library, learn about soft robotics from Girish Krishnan, a UI professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, as part of the Tuesdays at Ten series that introduces area innovators.

Entertainment listings, March 8-15, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

EXPLORE ACES

C-U haiku, March 4, 2018

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

Rare, burning sunshine

Cracks through the icy window

I stand arrested

— W.A., Savoy

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.