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  • Westminster and Finksburg libraries April 22-28

    Westminster Library Branch The Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, will offer the following programs this week. Registration is required only where noted. For more information, call 410-386-4488....
  • Inaugural fundraiser for Food Bank set

    Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has announced the date for its inaugural fundraising event, Superhero Soiree. The event is at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Banquets at the Croatian Center, 8550 Taft St., Merrillville. Tickets are $60 per person and include...
  • News briefs: $10,000 donated for new Park Ridge trees

    Check for trees presented Friends of the Parks recently presented the Park Ridge Park District with a check for $10,000 to be used toward the purchase of new trees. The funds were given during the April 16 meeting of the Park Ridge Park Board of...
  • Dance instructor gives free basic Salsa and Tango lessons at library

    Kids and adults of all ages learned the basics of Tango and Salsa dancing during a free lesson at Enfield Public Library on Friday, April 10. Daryll Sverisson of Ballroom Fever taught the group. "I've been teaching in Enfield for 13 years," she said. "I'...
  • Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago

    Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago
    For his first trick, Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey will mesmerize 400 excitable young children. The white cinder block gym at Pleasantdale Elementary School in La Grange buzzes and hums with excitement as hundreds of children take their seats on...
  • In the Pipeline: Timeless design has helped Huntington Beach library stand test of time

    In the Pipeline: Timeless design has helped Huntington Beach library stand test of time
    With cake, storytelling and shelves full of memories, the Huntington Beach Central Library turned 40 last week. In a day and age when some libraries are becoming like dinosaurs, the one in Huntington Beach keeps thriving. Beyond all the hard work from...
  • Literary democracy in action: 'The Little Free Library Book'

    Literary democracy in action: 'The Little Free Library Book'
    I’m a sucker for a Little Free Library. It is, to me, an almost perfect expression of literary democracy: Take a book, return a book, reading not as commodity exchange but exchange of identity, of ideas. Not long ago, I visited one in Echo Park,...
  • Beijing film festival: Marco Mueller back where his love of film began

    Beijing film festival: Marco Mueller back where his love of film began
    Marco Mueller, the former director of the Rotterdam, Locarno, Venice and Rome film festivals, is serving as a special advisor to the Beijing International Film Festival this year, programming the competition slate. The fifth annual event starts Thursday....
  • Library Notes: Tips on finding the right college April 20 in Grayslake

    Events and programs for the whole family are being held at libraries across Lake County. Grayslake Area Public Library 100 Library Lane (847) 223-5313; http://www.grayslake.info Frog Lady visit: Join the Frog Lady and learn the differences and...
  • Elgin schools, library promote Reading to the Rhythm

     Elgin schools, library promote Reading to the Rhythm
    In 2011, a total of 1,800 area children completed Gail Borden Public Library District's summer reading program, said Denise Raleigh, marketing director at the Elgin-based district. Last summer, that number had grown to 5,085 due to the work of community...
  • Northbrook Library Board members balk at director's bid to drop checkout limits

    Northbrook Library Board members balk at director's bid to drop checkout limits
    New Northbrook Public Library chief Kate Hall broached dropping the individual checkout limit for most library materials, and got more dissent than she bargained for. A mini-revolt against the idea bloomed at the April 16 Northbrook Public Library Board...