It's the time of year we've all been waiting for... our Summer Reading Program for kids, teens, and adults kicks off on Saturday, June 10! From architecture and engineering to graffiti and street art, this year's Summer Reading theme, Reading by Design, is meant to inspire readers to explore their own creativity.
What do haute couture and Chicago’s west side have in common? Mainbocher. You would not be the first person surprised to learn that Main Rousseau Bocher from East Garfield Park became one of only two American couturiers in history. While Mainbocher ended up in 1930s Paris and then spent decades
It's that time of year again... the time when everyone starts making their "Best of 2016" lists. We, of course, couldn't pass up the opportunity to make one of our own and share our staff's favorite books, movies, and TV on DVD from 2016. So here it is! We just
The number of deaths in Lake County attributed to substance abuse tripled from 1998 (30 deaths) to 2010 (92), according to a Chicago Tribune article. Last year, law enforcement acknowledged the "heroin epidemic" was still worsening, with the number of Lake County residents having died due to heroin and other opiates
Hope. Love. Opportunity. Partnership. These are just a few of the many amazing things to come from the success of Safe Humane Chicago, an organization that connects youth, military veterans, and at-risk dogs with community volunteers in interactive, educational programming to create safer, more humane communities. The organization's Court Case Dogs program,
Whether you're headed to the pool or beach, taking a road trip, or stuck in the house during a summer thunderstorm, our librarians have you covered! Here's our staff picks for this summer's best reads, road trip audiobooks, and rainy day movies. Some of our selections are new releases coming
Are you ready to get in the game and make this summer a slam dunk? We sure are, and we have just the thing to give your brain the workout it needs: Our annual Summer Reading Program! We’ll be keeping everyone’s brains engaged this summer with the Library’s Read for the
Managing your personal finances can often seem like the most daunting of tasks. Even after putting in lots of time and effort, there may still be things you don't quite understand, especially when new financial circumstances arise due to age, marital status, kids going to college, etc. Money Smart Week, created by the
Stress relief. Comfort. Smiles. Joy. These are just a few of the things therapy dogs and K-9 Reading Buddy teams bring to the people they interact with. If you've ever considered becoming a therapy dog or K-9 Reading Buddy team, there are a few requirements before you can begin: Registered therapy
Listening to stories is often one of the things we remember most from childhood. A good story can change how we think and act. It can help us navigate the ups and downs of life. A good story can captivate us for years to come. And yet, storytime is mostly considered a kids activity.