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  • Obama library will be the jewel of the South Side

    Obama library will be the jewel of the South Side
    Standing on stage during last week's announcement that the Obama presidential center will be on Chicago's South Side, I felt that a long journey was returning to its source. We will all define what this center means to Chicago and the world. For me,...
  • Library recognizes teen poets

     Library recognizes teen poets
    The Niles Public Library held a Poetry Lounge for teen winners of its annual poetry contest. While the contest has been around for 17 years, this was the first time the library had an event to recognize any of its winners. During the Poetry Lounge,...
  • Create, invent during Northbrook library's Make It Month in June

    Create, invent during Northbrook library's Make It Month in June
    There's a maker in everyone, said Cathleen Doyle, digital services manager with the Northbrook Public Library, who is gearing up for her staff's first Make It Month in June. "We're seeing a rise of the maker culture these last three or four years, and...
  • Speak Out: Callers aren't stupid, they're ignorant

    Speak Out: Callers aren't stupid, they're ignorant
    Stupid versus ignorant: People sometimes use the words "stupid" and "ignorant" and don't understand the difference between them. Stupid is when a person willingly acts in a way that defies logical reason. Their behavior doesn't make sense. Ignorance is...
  • Broward wins Florida's 'Library of Year'

    Broward wins Florida's 'Library of Year'
    To visit Florida's Library of the Year, drive no further than your closest Broward County branch. The Broward library system was named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association. Broward's library system has crawled back to success...
  • Circulation up as library patrons check out free services

    Circulation up as library patrons check out free services
    Where can a person go in Deerfield for one-stop, free shopping for document scanning, notary services, computer use, voter registration and technology tutoring? The answer is the Deerfield Public Library. The library offers these services and more...
  • Slithering, crawling creatures draw delight at library

    Slithering, crawling creatures draw delight at library
    When a 13-foot-long yellow snake was pulled out of a box Tuesday evening at Elmwood Park Public Library, the room was filled with shrieks. But the yellow albino python wasn't brought to the library by mistake May 20 — it was part of a program...
  • Library Board hires architect for Nichols work

    Fresh off the completion of their $1 million renovation project of the Naper Boulevard Branch, officials and staff of the Naperville Library are ready to dive into their next task at the older and larger Nichols branch downtown. Wednesday night...
  • Library hires firm to help develop strategic plan

    Library hires firm to help develop strategic plan
    Naperville library officials and staff are looking to make a good thing even better, and believe that a consulting firm will help them do just that. Wednesday night during its monthly meeting, library trustees approved a contract for just under $17,...
  • Guest column: Hogan, Schuh have started shortchanging state, county

     Guest column: Hogan, Schuh have started shortchanging state, county
    Maryland's Gov. Larry Hogan, when running for office, claimed to be a supporter of the arts. Just as his buddy, County Executive Steve Schuh, claimed he would not cut the funding for libraries in Anne Arundel County. Talk is cheap, but actions matter...
  • Lawyer Charged With Stealing $1.8 Million From Town Of Oxford

    An estate lawyer accused of throwing the town of Oxford's finances into disarray by stealing $1.8 million from a bequest to the town was charged with fraud by federal authorities Thursday morning. Woodbury attorney Peter M. Clark was presented at...