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Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Joann Boulles, of Griffith, reshelves books Wednesday morning at the Griffith-Calumet Township branch of the Lake County Public Library.

August 27, 2014 2:29 pm
Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Anya Gonzalez, 2, of Griffith, plays with a scarf during the Mother Goose on the Loose children's program Wednesday morning at the Griffith-Calumet branch of the Lake County Library. The program meets at 10:30a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

August 27, 2014 2:17 pm
Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Benjamin Dunbar, 19 months, of Munster, smiles while participating in the Goose on the Loose children's program Wednesday with is mother Aziza Dunbar, right and his aunt Sandra Khanam at the Griffith-Calumet Township branch of the Lake County Public Library. Babies and toddlers up to 23 mont…

August 27, 2014 2:17 pm
Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Benjamin Dunbar, 19 months, of Munster participates in the Goose on the Loose children's program Wednesday morning at the Griffith-Calumet Township branch of the Lake County Public Library. The program helps promote pre-reading skills, socialization and motor skills, said Melissa Boothe, ass…

August 27, 2014 2:09 pm
Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Melissa Boothe, assistant librarian at the Griffith-Calumet Township branch of the Lake County Public Library, reads to toddlers Wednesday morning during the Mother Goose on the Loose children's program. Babies and toddlers up to 23 months, accompanied by a caregiver, listen to stories and r…

August 27, 2014 2:09 pm
Crown Point Library Chess Club

Crown Point Library Chess Club

Kenjiro Nangin, 21, of Merrillville, center, plays chess against Gideon Joseph, 16, while Connie Betz, of Crown Point looks on Tuesday during the Chess Club at the Crown Point Library. The club meets in the community room each Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Hosted by Crown Point High School studen…

August 26, 2014 4:31 pm
Crown Point Library Chess Club

Crown Point Library Chess Club

Kenjiro Nangin, 21, of Merrillville plays chess against Gideon Joseph, 16, Tuesday during the Chess Club at the Crown Point Library. The club meets in the community room each Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Hosted by Crown Point High School student Gideon Joseph, an avid chess player, the club bega…

August 26, 2014 4:31 pm

Presidential library aiming for Adlai Stevenson exhibit

SPRINGFIELD | Officials at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are planning a new exhibit highlighting one of Illinois' political dynasties.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Card Workshop, Hebron Public Library

Card Workshop, Hebron Public Library

Card workshop instructor Sharon Parks, far right, works with Jackie Hilton, of Hebron, on a greeting card while Lynette Minto, of Hebron, left, also works on a card Monday at the Hebron Public Library. Parks holds the Greeting Card Technique Class or Card Workshop the first Monday of each mo…

August 04, 2014 7:44 pm
Card Workshop, Hebron Public Library

Card Workshop, Hebron Public Library

Zana Klaus, of Hebron, holds a greeting card she is working on at the Hebron Public Library during the Greeting Card Technique Class or Card Workshop. The class meets on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the library, 201 W. Sigler St.

August 04, 2014 7:44 pm
PNC Chancellor James Dworkin with Granddaughters Allison and Abby

PNC Chancellor James Dworkin with Granddaughters Allison and Abby

Purdue University North Central Chancellor James Dworkin and granddaughters Allison, left, and Abby, display copies of his new children's book, "The Dog and the Dolphin" at an event last month at the Michigan City Public Library.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Local libraries cater to growing Latino population

As the Latino population in the country has increased in recent years, some of Chicago’s south suburbs have seen significant increases in the number of Latino families.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Obama doesn't merit a presidential library

If you take the accomplishments of President Obama added all together, they would barely fill a cigar box.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
The Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District celebrates its 40th anniversary in Lywood, Ill. Saturday June 21, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District celebrates its 40th anniversary in Lywood, Ill. Saturday June 21, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Columbus McGee, 3, of Chicago, jumps in the bounce house outside the Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 7:58 pm
The Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District celebrates its 40th anniversary in Lywood, Ill. Saturday June 21, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District celebrates its 40th anniversary in Lywood, Ill. Saturday June 21, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Jana Davis, 4, right, and her sister Jayla Davis, 6, both of Lynwood, ride the train at the Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District in Lynwood on Saturday. The library celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for patrons and residents that included a magician, train rides, bounce house,…

June 21, 2014 7:58 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Library is great resource for Porter County

GUEST COMMENTARY: Library is great resource for Porter County

Responding to a recent guest commentary in The Times, we believe the Porter County Public Library System serves the residents well. We believe discussing the points raised with the director or board members before writing the article would have been most appropriate and beneficial to all and…

June 17, 2014 12:05 am
Lansing Public Library hosts its annual block party in Lansing, Ill. Friday June 13, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Lansing Public Library hosts its annual block party in Lansing, Ill. Friday June 13, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Having already visited the temporary tattoo booth, Jaydah Moore, 9, plays a game at the Lansing Association of Community Events (L.A.C.E.) booth during the Lansing Public Library's annual block party in Lansing, Ill. on Friday.

June 13, 2014 7:47 pm
Lansing Public Library hosts its annual block party in Lansing, Ill. Friday June 13, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Lansing Public Library hosts its annual block party in Lansing, Ill. Friday June 13, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Ian Hosick, 4, (left) and his brother Aiden Hosick, 7, visiting their Lansing grandparents, guest play the drums with The Unstoppables during the Lansing Public Library's annual block party in Lansing, Ill. on Friday. Residents and visitors enjoyed games on the lawn, live music, old-fashione…

June 13, 2014 7:46 pm
MARC CHASE: Don't yawn, library film is window to region

MARC CHASE: Don't yawn, library film is window to region

Hundreds of reels of microfilm are the storage vaults of our region's story — from casualty reports in the Civil War to local reactions to the first man stepping foot on the moon.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
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