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Champaign council finds proposed budget a real page-turner

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign City Council members Tuesday expressed their thoughts on proposed increased library hours and started shaping possible regulations on video-gambling cafes.

Library events, May 7-13, 2017

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

C-U haiku, May 7, 2017

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

The rain-jeweled leaf

gracing the storied forest:

illumination

— Stewart Berlocher, Urbana

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.

Patricia Hruby Powell: 'Girl Rising' may inspire activism

Be warned. You could become an activist after reading "Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time" (Wendy Lamb Books 2017) by the remarkable Tanya Lee Stone. Follow 25 girls worldwide who were denied education, fought back and won.

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, May 7, 2017

By TED KOOSER
U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Entertainment listings, May 4-11, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

WORLD WAR II REMEMBRANCE DAYS

What: Uniformed re-enactors, representing Allied and Axis units as well as civilians from 1939 through 1945, will gather at the Bunker Hill Historic Area. View living history displays, public battles, tactical skrmishes and more at this free event.

Joel Shoemaker: Introduce your kids to the Boxcar Children

Nostalgia is a billion-dollar business.

Just consider recent movies as an example. Sequels have always been big, but more and more, it seems like the newest and hottest movies are reboots.

C-U haiku, April 30, 2017

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

moonlight

in a sleeping child's palm

stolen coin

— Justice Joseph Prah, Ghana, West Africa

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.

Kelly Strom: Playful tales of wit and romance

After reading some emotional and intense books and watching Netflix's "13 Reasons Why," I was ready for something lighter. I picked up a few titles to read and was pleasantly distracted by novels with wit and light-heartedness. All of them were delightful and would be perfect companions to sitting outside in the sun with birds chirping and a glass of lemonade at your side.

Library events, April 30-May 6, 2017

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 2 p.m. today at the main library, attend a family-friendly concert by the University of Illinois' first female a cappella group, Girls Next Door.