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Moline Public Library Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

The Moline Public Library had the privilege to host a naturalization ceremony on Friday, January 17. Family, friends, and the community watched 47 of our newest United States citizens take their oath of allegiance in this moving, joyous event. This opportunity was due to the efforts of Adult...
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Dental Day with Dr. Jay

Come to the library on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 2 pm and learn on Dr. Jay will teach you how to take really care of your teeth. Proper brushing techniques and much more. Children will leave with a goodie bag filled with new toothbrush, tooth paste and other fun goodies. You must register for this...
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Winter Reading Program "Front Rowe" Closing Program

Join us Saturday, February 22 at 11am True history straight from the books. Artifacts from actual shipwrecks. Flags and other "tools" of the trade. Do you love Jack Sparrow? Join us as Joshua Godfredson give us Pirate and Nautical history through the eyes of the Pirates. With a hands-on approach...
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1893 Chicago World's Fair

1893 Chicago Worlds Fair Robert W. Rowe Public library Monday, Jan 27, 2020 6 pm Open to all ages We are handicapped accessible. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the turn of events that took place at the World's Columbian Exposition, later to be called the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Gibbons will...
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Homer Twp. Library Assistant Director Sara McCambridge is Retiring!

Sara McCambridge of the Homer Township Public Library District is retiring after 23 years of library service, 19 of those as Assistant Library Director. Sara has many plans to enjoy the next chapter in her life with husband Chuck. She will be greatly missed by the library board and staff, but we...
News from RAILS

RAILS Selects Four Projects for My Library Is... Grants

The Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS) announced that four projects have been selected to receive My Library Is… Grants. These grants provide an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for all types of...
My Library Is... Campaign.
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Evanston Public Library Launches Podcast: The Check Out

Today Evanston Public Library launched The Check Out, a podcast that introduces listeners to Evanston residents or people working in Evanston who are actively engaged in making the community better, and other noteworthy pursuits. The podcast, hosted by EPL Community Engagement Coordinator Jill...
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Getting Business Buy-In at your Library

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 9:30 AM- 12 PM Nichols Library: 200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL, 60540 Register Here Discover innovative ways that libraries can engage the business community and form mutually beneficial relationships. Panelists Brian Pichman and Dana Kaye will discuss strategies and...