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  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a...
  • March a feast of literary events

    March a feast of literary events
    The major event this month is the annual Literary Feast, sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation, scheduled for March 28 and 29. In its 27th year, the Literary Feast has grown into the premier book event of the year in Fort Lauderdale. The...
  • Glencoe Public Library to host book sale Feb. 28-March 2

    The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library will host its three-day spring sale starting Feb. 28 at the library, located at 320 Park Ave. Available for purchase will be used books, DVDs, CDs and other items that might be of interest for both children and...
  • Illinois historic sites earn national designation

     Illinois historic sites earn national designation
    You may pass them on the street without a second glance. But tucked throughout Illinois communities are islands of history brimming with lessons from the past. As a testament to their place in time, the National Register of Historic Places added 24...
  • Library hosts free art classes

    Library hosts free art classes
    At the Stirling Road Branch Library in Hollywood, some stories are told through watercolors and collages. From 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, more than two dozen people gather for free art classes hosted by local artist Sandi Levy and the Friends of the...
  • Shouting, swearing in Park Ridge Library's 'quiet' area leads to police response

    Shouting, swearing in Park Ridge Library's 'quiet' area leads to police response
    A loud argument between two men inside the Park Ridge Public Library resulted in a call to police and concerns that one of the individuals may have been armed. Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said officers responded to the library, 20 S....
  • Gloucester Area Writers' Showcase

    The Gloucester Public Library wants to bring its local authors and readers together and has planned a “Local Author Open House” for Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to noon at the Main Library. From a press release: “There is so much talent...
  • Sociologist, author opens Women's History Month at Purdue Calumet

    A presentation by nationally respected sociologist and author Marianne Cooper kicks off Purdue University Calumet's Women's History Month observance at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the university's Student Union & Library — Room with a View. The...
  • Park advocates: More time needed on Obama library decision

    The president of a group opposing proposals to put President Barack Obama's library on South Side park land is skeptical of a poll saying area residents support the project. Friends of the Parks president Cassandra Francis expressed skepticism over how...
  • Bring back TTS, Kindle

    Amazon's Kindle is common enough in American life to be "the Official E-reader of the National PTA." But it could enrich the lives of many more people if recent E Ink models weren't missing text to speech (TTS) technology. TTS costs next to nothing and...
  • Niles Library wins transparency award for a second time

    Niles Library wins transparency award for a second time
    The Niles Public Library won the Illinois Policy Institute Sunshine Award for the second year in a row, according to an announcement at the Feb. 18 Board of Trustees meeting. The award was created by the Chicago-based Illinois Policy Institute as a...