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Oak Park Public Library to offer new Multicultural Collection

The Oak Park Public Library and Oak Park Elementary School District 97 have joined to expand and increase access to resources focusing on diversity and world cultures for students, teachers, parents, and library cardholders. Established more than 30 years ago by District 97 and housed at one of its...
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I'm Still Me Exhibit

I'm Still Me: There is Life After Stroke and Brain Injury , is on display at the Peoria Public Library Main Library Gallery from November 2 to 28 . A former weekly newspaper reporter and editor, Monica Vest Wheeler creates books and materials that focus on human relationships, personalities and...
There can still be joy after a brain injury.
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Community Engagement Networking Group

Please join us for the inaugural Community Engagement Networking Group meeting. We'll be gathering at the Schaumburg Township District Library on Tuesday, November 29, at 10am to create a vision for the group, share ideas, talk about how we define engagement at our organizations, and enjoy each...
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20 years of book discussions

On Thursday, October 13, at 10 a.m., longtime Riverwoods resident Judy Levin will lead a discussion of the novel "Boy, Snow, Bird" by Helen Oyeyemi, at Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire. While the library's event calendar is dotted with book discussions, this one is of...
Judy Levin leads a book discussion at Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire
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Odell Public Library's Ties to Julia Child's Grandfather

One of the founders of the Odell Public Library District (Odell), John McWilliams, was the president of the local bank and played an integral role in the library's history. McWilliams was Julia Child's paternal grandfather. The library embraces its history and offers a collection of numerous...