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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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RAILS Tournament of Polls: Summer Vacation Reads

RAILS is excited to announce our first tournament of polls: summer vacations reads! We've created a bracket (see attached) and each day on Facebook we'll be running two polls. Thank you to everyone who submitted title suggestions. Below is a voting schedule. Make your voice heard. Voting started...
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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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Evanston Public Library Publishes Community Quarantine eCookbook

The desire to cook and bake as a way to connect and nurture during the pandemic has been channeled into a brand new publication -- The Cozy Evanston Cookbook for Uncertain Times: Mastering the Art of Quarantine Cooking . The ebook, put together by the Evanston Public Library and authored by the...
The Cozy Evanston Cookbook for Uncertain Times
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COVID Chronicles: 19-Word Stories by the Brookfield and La Grange Public Library Writers Groups

We're excited to share a recently completed anthology created by the Brookfield Public Library and La Grange Public Library Writers Groups titled "COVID Chronicles: 19-Word Stories." While it is a record of individual experiences and perspectives during this pandemic, it is also a demonstration...