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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

    The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS...
  • Candidate forums set for La Grange and LT races

    La Grange area voters can see candidates for four boards address the issues at two forums leading to the April 7 election. The Citizens Council of La Grange is sponsoring a forum at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Village Hall, 53 S. La Grange Road. Residents are...
  • Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra to perform at library

    A romance-themed string set highlighting works from Beethoven and from the movie "Beauty and the Beast" will fill the Lincolnwood Public Library with classical music during a free concert in March. The Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra will perform the hour-...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Lobby for your dream library

    What do you think should be included in a public library in Costa Mesa? Have you seen something elsewhere that appeals to you? You have a chance to have your idea heard at a community meeting with the architect working on the preliminary design, as...
  • Bring back TTS, Kindle

    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...
  • Cambodian-American Muses On Culture Clash With Exhibit At Hartford Library

    Cambodian-American Muses On Culture Clash With Exhibit At Hartford Library
    How a person reacts to Joe Bun Keo's artwork, now on exhibit at Hartford Public Library's ArtWalk, may depend on his or her cultural upbringing. Take the installation that features two blue satin pillows, each with a pair of flip-flops on it. A person...