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 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Library spotlights great Windy City reads

Watching "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" at Northbrook Court in 2002, I did not understand why the line, "I'm going to the Jewel," drew howls of laugher from the rest of the theater. It... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Online events bring authors to library, living rooms

A sure sign of success is when your brand becomes a verb. Whether it's Xeroxing a form, Ubering to a meeting or Googling an answer, some services become synonymous with how they are... — Updated 1/26/2022

 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Enjoy games galore at Hinsdale Public Library

Often, people use the library to learn more about something they don't know. Why are my stupid houseplants turning yellow? How do I make a tagine? What does Doris Kearns Goodwin... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Fictional characters offer vicarious return to school

A friend of mine recently texted me a picture of the iconic children's book character Miss Viola Swamp with the message, "I can't go into it right now. But I need to know what book... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Life, liberty and the pursuit of libraries

My fourth-grader is studying the American Revolution. Which means our family is constantly being told or quizzed about the American Revolution. ("No, I don't know the date of the Bo... — Updated 1/22/2020


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