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Joliet Public Library Selected for State Capital Appropriation Bill, Funding for Project Burnham

JOLIET — The Joliet Public Library is excited to announce that Project Burnham, the library's plan for the renovation of the interior of its Ottawa Street Branch at 150 North Ottawa Street, will be funded through library reserves and new state capital funding. In collaboration with State Senator...
Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch
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Bartlett Library to Resume Regular Operating Hours

Regular operating hours will resume at the Bartlett Public Library District starting on June 30. Library browsing, public computers and room reservations will be available for patrons, but it is unknown when in-person programming will resume. There are some general safety guidelines that people are...
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Glenview Public Library Director to Retire After 18 Years

After 18 years at the Glenview Public Library, Library Director Vickie Novak will retire on June 30, 2020. Novak has had a professional career in librarianship that has spanned three public libraries and 46 years as a Library Director. She has played an active role in a profession that has, at its...
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Join virtual chat: Cristina Henríquez, author of ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’

Join the Oak Park Public Library community on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm for a virtual interview and Q&A session with Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans. This live event kicks off this summer's Many Voices, Many Stories community reading program for adults and teens...
Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans
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Mount Prospect Public Library Responds to Death of Former Trustee Hinaber

MOUNT PROSPECT—Mount Prospect Public Library (MPPL) is saddened to announce the death of former Board Trustee Jackie Hinaber on Thursday, May 28. She was 78 years old. MPPL extends its deepest condolences to Hinaber's family and friends. Hinaber was a beloved, long-time steward of the library and...
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Lake Villa District Library Welcomes Maxwell King

It will be a beautiful evening in the neighborhood on Wednesday, June 17 at 7pm. Maxwell King, author of the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, will virtually visit Lake Villa District Library. The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers (Abrams Press, 2018) tells the story of the...
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Evanston Public Library Offers Anti-Racism Resource List

The Evanston Public Library stands in solidarity with our Black community members. We grieve the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. We condemn this brutal injustice, one of far too many killings that have preceded it, including those of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. We stand for...
Anti Racism protest in Evanston, May 2020


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