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  • Author Stephen King visits Florida to support libraries

    BRADENTON (AP) — Author Stephen King came to southwest Florida to support local libraries. The Library Foundation supporting the Manatee County Public Library System asked King to speak Thursday at an annual author event. The Herald reports that...
  • Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push

    Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push
    City voters overwhelmingly support Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use public parkland for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. But Emanuel's effort to bring movie mogul George Lucas' narrative art museum to a...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 1 5K race The 20th annual 5K Penguin Pace will be held beginning at 7:45 a.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Proceeds support the Bain Center Council which sponsors a variety of health, educational, art, social and...
  • Park Ridge leaders could reevaluate relationship with library

    Park Ridge aldermen on Monday agreed to take a closer look at establishing who is responsible for the upkeep of the city-owned building that houses the local public library, but for which library leaders do not pay rent. Where ultimate responsibility...
  • Alibaba invests $10 million in Santa Monica game console maker Ouya

    Alibaba invests $10 million in Santa Monica game console maker Ouya
    Chinese internet giant Alibaba has invested $10 million in Santa Monica video game console maker Ouya, sources close to Ouya said. The injection of cash could help boost Ouya’s presence in Asia as it expands its platform business into markets such...
  • Another idea for the library location

    Putting the Obama presidential library on the site of the closed Cook County Hospital building should be considered. The hospital is closed and is deteriorating, is expensive to maintain and provides no useful service. It is also centrally located with...
  • Think outside the box for library/museum plans

    President Barack Obama should say “thanks, but no thanks” to the proposal to put his presidential library in Washington Park or Jackson Park near the University of Chicago. It would be a shame to scar these pristine crown jewels of the...
  • Avon Library To Host Comic Book Convention

    Avon Library To Host Comic Book Convention
    AVON — The annual New York Comic Con event attracts thousands of comic book fans. Now the Avon Free Public Library is hoping to harness a bit of that energy and enthusiasm locally. The library is planning its own comic-book themed event, dubbed...
  • Rocky Hill's Programming Librarian To Retire

    ROCKY HILL — Unlike the fictional characters of The Librarian films, or its spin-off television series, real-life librarian Carole Fisher has not spent her career recovering priceless artifacts or battling supernatural threats. What she has done...
  • African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events

    African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events
    The African-American Heritage Festival will kick off with a free cultural event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 with a performance by "American Idol" contestant David Oliver Willis in the Tavares High gym, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave. The Community Choir of...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. Printers Row members receive priority seating at the above...