Books

Books

C-U haiku, Feb. 4, 2018

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

The fox waits alone

Beneath a brush pile I made

A world in its eye

— 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.

Black Lives Matter's book drive won't stop at Champaign schools

CHAMPAIGN — A book drive that the local chapter of Black Lives Matter hoped would include stops at Champaign schools is pushing on without Unit 4's participation.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 1-8, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What:Lumen Loves Wine! Gala to benefit for Imbibe Urbana, Love for All Poetry Crawl at The Urbana Free Library, dining at Pizza M, Broadway Food Hall and more, free acupuncture at Urbana Acupuncture, family fun at Spark Museum + Play Cafe, art shows at Urbana galleries and music at Blackbird Urbana and Iron Post.

C-U haiku, Jan. 28, 2018

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

mesmerized i gaze

through spotty panes as lithe flakes

float sans agenda

— Melissa Mitchell, 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.

Library events, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2018

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

At 2 p.m. today at the main library, hear vintage jazz vocals by local performer Katie Flynn at this month's In Concert at the Library.

Alice B. McGinty: Check out a couple of award-winners

It's that time of year when awards begin to flow in for books published in 2017. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators just announced the winners of its Golden Kite Awards, the only children's literature award judged by a jury of peers.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

LIONS IN WINTER LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018

What: An annual literary festival, featuring readings by three visiting authors, CM Burroughs, Rachael Hanel and Vu Tran, who will also lead craft talks on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; an editors' panel; a book fair and more.

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 27.

Library events, Jan. 21-28, 2018

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

From 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Douglass Branch, school-age kids will learn about coding and circuits by completing a special tech challenge at Tech 4 Kids Open Lab.

C-U haiku, Jan. 21, 2018

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

Blizzard winds blow strong.

Ice endangers life and limb.

California dreams.

— Vern Fein, Urbana

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: Perilous searches for the truth

The holidays are over and it's back to some semblance of normalcy. Fall brought an influx of new fiction, and a few thrillers are just waiting to be noticed. The cold weather brings with it the perfect opportunity to curl up in front of a fire and sort out the details of a good suspense novel.