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Science on a Sphere at Northern Illinois University Libraries

On the first floor of the Founders Memorial Library hangs what may be the world's largest disco ball. It also may be the most detailed representation ever of Huskie hometowns around the world. Or a high- resolution view of the surface of Mars, Jupiter or any of the other planets. In fact, it can be...
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Discover the LTA Program at Discover JJC!

This Saturday, Discover the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate Program at Discover JJC! Your advisor will be on hand in the A Building at the base of the Library stairs with swag, treats and information on the Certificate. All prospective students and their families are invited to this...
Discover JJC Open House
News from RAILS

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Chicago History Museum

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Chicago History Museum in Chicago! Founded in 1856, the Chicago History Museum upholds its legacy as one of the city's oldest cultural institutions with more than 22...
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Oak Park library partners to offer free toiletries to kids & families

The Oak Park Public Library is partnering with the Oak Park Township to offer free personal hygiene supplies for youth at the library. Kids and their families can help themselves to soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, floss, deodorant, lotion, and menstrual products. The...
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NILRC Professional Development Webinar for November

Greetings! The next NILRC Professional Webinar is coming up soon -- just in time for the holidays. Date: November 15, 10 am Title: Healthy Holidays: Prioritizing Health Habits with Changing Schedules Presenter: Ashlyn Neisen, Coordinator of the Fitness Center at Illinois Central College Description...
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Explore More Illinois Welcomes Soulside Healing Arts

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Soulside Healing Arts Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Soulside Healing Arts in Peoria! Soulside Healing Arts is a non-profit yoga studio in downtown Peoria. Soulside's...
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LACONI TSS: Brave New World: Cataloging Books with RDA

Learn about the completely revised and reorganized RDA and the RDA Toolkit and how RDA now aligns with international standards. Friday, November 4, 2022 9:45 - 2:00 (We will break for lunch) Via Zoom. Register online on Eventbrite . RDA has been a part of our cataloging universe for over 20 years...
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Explore More Illinois Welcomes DuPage Symphony Orchestra

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, DuPage Symphony Orchestra in Naperville! The DuPage Symphony Orchestra is an award-winning local orchestra located in DuPage County and the 2021 Community Orchestra of...
Library News

Oak Park board resolves to support staff decisions on collections & more

In addition to approving the hiring of our new executive director , the Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees approved a new Resolution in Support of Library Staff, Collections, and Programming at a meeting on October 6. Resolution in Support of Library Staff, Collections, and Programming...
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Ahoy, mateys — Pirate Island exhibit, complete with ship and treasure hunt, ready to board at Elgin library

The excitement and adventure of "Pirate Island Educational Exhibit" sails into the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, Illinois starting Friday, October 7. It is a fantasy world of Pirate adventure brought to life with interactive games, stories and STEM activities that include...
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