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?”
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
GARY | An early morning robbery netted thieves some books and papers.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $21.99, Ages 6 to 10"The Animal Book" by Steve Jenkins
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $21.99, Ages 4 to 8"Big Bear's Big Boat" by Eve Bunting
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, Ages 4 to 8"Bats in the Band" by Brian Lies
Our monthly round-up of new children's media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's on your “To-Do” list this month? Are you saving your vacation for the closing days of summer, or are you already gearing up for back-to-school? Whatever you are up to, don't forget to put the library on your list of places to visit.
Chef Bill Collins has written a handy guide to knife know-how. The 106-page hardcover is a clear, compact and easy-to-read, covering everything from proper storage and choosing cutlery to how to slice, chop, peel and dice fruits and vegetables with ease. It includes step-by-step instructions…
HOBART | Lake County is without a large chain bookstore for the first time in years, but readers shouldn't fret – the next chapter is a relocation.
Region native and multi-instrumentalist Crystal Taliefero has two passions in life -- music and mentoring.
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