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Evanston Public Library Awarded a "Project Next Generation" Grant

Evanston Public Library has been awarded a grant through the Illinois State Library's Project Next Generation Grant. The $39,899 award will be used for programs that give local youth the opportunity to gain technology and computer skills, promote their confidence and personal growth, and help...
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Fossil Ridge Public Library

It is with great sadness that the Fossil Ridge Public Library announces the passing of Library Director Richard Ashley. Richard passed away on October 23rd due to a lingering illness. He will be greatly missed by the library community and all who knew him. Service information will be available on...
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Bartlett Library Updates Hours and Services Available to Public

On Monday, Oct. 19, the Bartlett Public Library District Board of Trustees voted in favor of reducing the Library's hours in which it is open to the public. This will be re-evaluated at the January Board Meeting. Temporary hours for Oct. 26, 2020 – Jan. 18, 2021: Monday – Thursday: 12 to 8 pm...
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Gwendolyn Brooks Library Announces 23rd Black Writers Conference

We are pleased and excited to invite everyone to the 23rd Black Writers Conference . This year it is a free and virtual conference that brings writers and artists together to celebrate creativity. "Quite a time for Loving" is the theme of the conference and much needed in this COVID environment...
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The Check Out Podcast Features Karen Danczak Lyons

Evanston Public Library Executive Director Karen Danczak Lyons is on the latest episode of The Check Out podcast from Evanston Public Library. Karen has been at the helm of the Library since 2012 after nearly two decades in the Chicago Public Library system. In this conversation, we explore how the...
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Palatine Library Receives Grant and Awards Renovation Contracts

Palatine Library District was recently awarded a Public Library Construction Act Grant in the amount of $1,841,568.05 from the Illinois State Library, a division of the office of Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian. Palatine Library applied for this grant in April 2020, after the...
New Lobby rendering
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Take Another Look: Original Video Series for Banned Books Week

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) produced an original video series in celebration of Banned Books Week 2020 (Sept. 27-Oct. 3) and the freedom to read. Each of the three videos featured a banned book or titles and the voice of an AHML staff member or community partner sharing their...
Quote by George Orwell highlighting Banned Books Week
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Never Too Late: Author to Discuss Mom's Philosophy of Living Fully

What happens when a 93-year-old tries ice climbing for the first time? Find out on October 21 at 2:00 pm, in this live virtual event hosted by Chillicothe Public Library. Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman lived a full and active life into her nineties, fueled by the philosophy that it's never too late to try...
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Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois

The course of justice rarely runs smooth, and the path to women's suffrage in Illinois was no exception. Explore the trail with anthropologist Jeanne Schultz Angel in a virtual event at 6:30 p.m. on October 19, hosted by Chillicothe Public Library and produced in part by Illinois Humanities Road...

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