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Westchester Public Library Welcomes National Bestselling Author Alex Kotlowitz

For over three decades, Alex Kotlowitz has brought an acute and empathetic lens to on-the-ground reporting in many forms of media—print and radio journalism, documentary film, and books. His 1991 book, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America , was selected...
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Matteson Area Public Library District Awarded FY20 PNG grant

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded $464,469 in FY20 Project Next Generation (PNG) grants to 29 public libraries statewide. The Matteson Area Public Library District is the recipient of $18,400. PNG is a mentoring program administered through Illinois public libraries...
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Dementia Resource Center Opens At Evanston Public Library

Dementia can be an isolating illness, not only for those suffering from it but also for the care partners who help them on their journey. New funding has enabled the Evanston Public Library to expand its offerings for its patrons living with dementia and their care partners. The Library has opened...
Dementia Resource Kit
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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioners Honor Cook County Librarians

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, whose mother was a librarian, presented the Librarian's Resolution to library directors and librarians. The attendees accepted the resolution on behalf of the 205 libraries in Cook County. Cook County President Preckwinkle and...
Picture of Cook County librarians and Toni Preckwinkle for acceptance of Librarian's Resolution.
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EPL Hosts Free Summer STEM Camps for Underrepresented Youth

The Evanston Public Library (EPL), in partnership with Evanston/Skokie School District 65, is hosting summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camps for middle school students who are considered underrepresented in STEM education and careers—Black and Latino students, as well as...
Summer STEM Camp at Evanston Public Library
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Putnam County Public Library District Receives IEEE Grant

The Putnam County Public Library District will be one of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Chicago Section Grant Recipients for the Science Kits for Public Libraries this year. We will be able to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational...
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Westchester Public Library Receives IEEE Grant

Monday, July 15, 2019 — The Westchester Public Library is pleased to announce we are the recipient of a $985.00 award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Chicago Section's "Science Kits for Public Libraries" (SKPL) grant program. The full amount will fund the creation...