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BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

Veteran Bishop Noll Institute social studies teacher John Trafny has authored a fourth book on the history of Gary that was released in July by Arcadia Publishing.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Slideshow: 10 most-banned books

Slideshow: 10 most-banned books

September 24, 2014 10:49 am Photos

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Who you gonna call? When in doubt, try the library

Your local library is the place to come for great materials, fun and interesting events or classes, and easily accessible computers. And where do you go when you have questions and need help? How do you find the best resources and information for your research and education?

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Sept. 4, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Sept. 4, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Essay contest winners named by Hammond Reads Inc.

Essay contest winners named by Hammond Reads Inc.

HAMMOND | Hammond Reads Inc. recognized the winners of its 13th annual essay contest with a reception at Morton High School. The contest theme was, “If You Were Stranded on a Deserted Island, What Book Would You Want With You, and Why?”

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Award-winning mystery writer to visit library

Award-winning mystery writer to visit library

CROWN POINT | Award-winning author Ben H. Winters will visit the Crown Point Community Library for a 6 p.m. Thursday discussion of the third book in his Last Policeman trilogy, "World of Trouble," and mystery writing in general.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

A library card is the smartest card you can own

As the new school year arrives, the Lake County Public Library would like families to be aware how important a library card can be. That is why the American Library Association observes September as National Library Card Sign-up Month.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Rewarded for reading

Rewarded for reading

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing celebrates literacy

Lansing celebrates literacy

Brandi Smits, department head of Infants, Teens & In-Betweens, poses Saturday with several of the poster displays during the Literacy Fair at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing. This is the first year the library held the fair.

August 09, 2014 5:07 pm
The Lansing Public Library hosts a Literacy Fair in Lansing, Ill. Saturday August 9, 2014.Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Lansing Public Library hosts a Literacy Fair in Lansing, Ill. Saturday August 9, 2014.Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Byron Burnley, 7, of Lansing, poses Saturday next to his display during the Literacy Fair at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing. Children chose books based on state award lists based on their age groups and created tri-fold poster displays about their book. This is the first year the Lans…

August 09, 2014 5:07 pm
"Stir My Soul" by Roxie Kelley

"Stir My Soul" by Roxie Kelley

Author Roxie Kelley has new 168-page hardcover cookbook, illustrated by Kathleen Taylor, offering more than 100 recipes in their new "Stir My Soul: Recipes to Nourish and Inspire." It is $29.99 in stores or at andrewsmcmeel.com.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Three men rob pedestrian of books and papers in Gary

GARY | An early morning robbery netted thieves some books and papers.

August 07, 2014 7:55 pm
"The Animal Book" by Steve Jenkins

"The Animal Book" by Steve Jenkins

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $21.99, Ages 6 to 10"The Animal Book" by Steve Jenkins

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
"Big Bear's Big Boat" by Eve Bunting

"Big Bear's Big Boat" by Eve Bunting

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $21.99, Ages 4 to 8"Big Bear's Big Boat" by Eve Bunting

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
"Bats in the Band" by Brian Lies

"Bats in the Band" by Brian Lies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, Ages 4 to 8"Bats in the Band" by Brian Lies

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Aug. 7, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Aug. 7, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Tic Tac Tome: The Book That Will Beat You at Tic-Tac-Toe"

"Tic Tac Tome: The Book That Will Beat You at Tic-Tac-Toe"

Quirk Books worked with ThinkGeek industrial designer Willy Yonkers to create "Tic Tac Tome: The Book That Will Beat You at Tic-Tac-Toe." It is $12.95 in stores or at quirkbooks.com.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am

Writing workshop, dinner and reading planned

HAMMOND | The Indiana Writers’ Consortium and Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education have teamed up to host a second Turn the Knob Adult Creative Writing Workshop from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Interest young children in reading and you have a reader for life

By any measure, we know that to do well in school, reading is fundamental. That is not just a catchy phrase, but a fact that teachers will talk at great lengths about, no matter the subject area.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Searching the 'Web:' Lessons and laughter intertwine in Emerald City's new production of 'Charlotte's Web'

Searching the 'Web:' Lessons and laughter intertwine in Emerald City's new production of 'Charlotte's Web'

Actress Tosha Fowler, who has lived in Chicago for eight years, but still has a hint of an accent from her Savannah, Ga. family roots, was considered for a couple roles in the new stage production of "Charlotte's Web" produced by Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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