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Drum Fit Class

Here at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library District we have added a new fun fitness class. Every Friday morning starting at 10 am you can find us pounding on large rubber balls to the beat of some favorite tunes such as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight, or :New York, New York" and many more. Its a great lom...
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Glenview Public Library Assistant Director to Retire After 38 Years

After 38 years at the Glenview Public Library, Assistant Director Jane Berry will retire on March 31, 2021. Ms. Berry started her career at the Library as a substitute Librarian in the Youth Services Department in 1983 after earning her degree from Long Island University. Throughout her time at the...
Jane Berry
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Have I Got a Story for You: IPDPL Becomes First Location in US to Have New Short Story Cube

Metamora, IL — A child's first introduction to the world of literature is through short stories, whether told to them by a caretaker or read to them from one of the millions of children's picture books that have ever been published. While these stories vary in plot and tone, the one thing they have...
Short Story Cube
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Glen Ellyn Public Library registers eligible community members for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Staff at the Glen Ellyn Public Library are operating a call center to register community members in State-identified groups 1a and 1b who also live or work in Glen Ellyn for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The vaccines will be distributed by Jewel-Osco Pharmacy at a local pop-up clinic starting next...
Staff working on computers at the Glen Ellyn Public Library
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Oak Park contributes archival photos to new Ken Burns film

Hemingway , the new three-part documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick , premieres on WTTW and PBS on April 5-7. See the WTTW schedule » And if you watch the film, you'll see some archival images from the Oak Park Public Library, showing a young Ernest growing up in Oak Park. Our Manager and...
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Chicago Southland International Film Festival is Seeking Pre Screeners

Members of the Library at Governors State University were involved with the founding of the Chicago Southland International Film Festival CSIFF, www.govst.edu/csiff ., and are working to help recruit pre-screeners for this year's festival taking place October 15-17, 2021. If you are interested in...
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Public Scholarship in the Humanities: Book Panel and Discussion

Public Scholarship in the Humanities: Book Panel and Discussion Date: March 22, 2021 Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Zoom Webinar (RSVP required) Interested in learning more about public humanities engagement? Join us for a webinar featuring Public Scholarship in Literary Studies, a ground-breaking...
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Oak Park: A year of putting people & safety first, reinventing service

Oak Park Public Library 2020 Year in Review A public library is a place of possibility, where everyone is always welcome. That's why, when the world changed in March 2020, the idea of closing our physical doors felt so strange. Yet for us at the Oak Park Public Library it became clear very quickly...

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