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  • Library hosts cultural extravaganza

    Library hosts cultural extravaganza
    The sound of Afro-Brazilian drumming was so strong and gripping that everyone within earshot paused. A toddler stopped whining and wandered toward the sound, while a woman in mid-checkout left her books on the counter to peek in. The powerful...
  • Library hosts lively, diverse celebration

    Library hosts lively, diverse celebration
    Julia Sanna pounded the djembe drum with a torrid beat and husband Julius strummed a Kenyan melody on his guitar as part of an event entertaining more than 70 youngsters at the West Boca Branch Library. At the Positively Africa program, authentic Kenyan...
  • Hinsdale native shows Civil War in art work

    Hinsdale native shows Civil War in art work
    The portraits hanging in the Hinsdale Public Library's Quiet Reading Room are elegant, with a timeless formality about them though the people depicted are in attire worn 150 years ago. This exhibit deserves a visit as it is the product of a local artist:...
  • Put Mother Teresa Painting Back Up

    Put Mother Teresa Painting Back Up
    Can Mother Teresa, staunch opponent of birth control and abortion, and Margaret Sanger, who popularized the term "birth control" and fought for women's reproductive rights, co-exist in a depiction of notable women? Common sense says yes. In Trumbull,...
  • Why the Orlando Philharmonic's music library honors Linda Chapin

     Why the Orlando Philharmonic's music library honors Linda Chapin
    Among the most recent donations to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra was $50,000 from board president Michael Elsberry and his wife, Sally Blackmun. Their gift is part of the orchestra's campaign to raise $250,000 for its music library, which will be...
  • Leesburg expo features tips on new homes, remodeling

    The third annual Lake-Sumter New Home & Remodeling Expo is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Leesburg National Guard Armory, 400 W. Meadow St. The free event will feature the latest in home construction, home maintenance and housing trends. More than 50...
  • How to raise a reader

    How to raise a reader
    Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there’s one key book that captures a kid’s imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks...
  • Removal of library painting stirs Trumbull free speech fight

    A painting in Trumbull's library depicting Mother Teresa and Margaret Sanger, an early birth control advocate, is at the center of a free speech fight. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1Gjej9J ) that First Selectman Tim Herbst last week...
  • Stepping stones to success: WHRO educational efforts support success in school, life

    Recent headlines have drawn attention to the significant impact pre-school education has on the future of our children. Early childhood education has proven to be the most critical foundation for future success in school and in life. By providing very...
  • When pets, not just their owners, volunteer

    When pets, not just their owners, volunteer
    Volunteering consistently ranks among the top New Year’s goals, and those resolutions can be much easier to keep if you’ve got a buddy. Someone to share the experience. Someone to hold you accountable. Someone to wag his or her tail at the...
  • Chicago native to share Irish tales

    Chicago native to share Irish tales
    Stories are a big part of Irish history, perhaps because there are so many tales worth telling. "The Irish had a rich oral tradition and a wonderful language," said Mary Pat Kelly, author of the newly released "Of Irish Blood" (Forge Books), a sequel to...