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 By Martha Kennedy    Pulse

Storytimes, book sale shelves, more in the works

I have a thing for books. Always have. Maybe it began with "Pat the Bunny," "The Story of Ferdinand" or "The Snowy Day." Perhaps it was when I attended my first library storytime.... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Color Walk to brighten mental health conversation

Walk a mile in my shoes. This phrase from days gone by encourages the practice of empathy. It fosters an understanding, awareness and sensitivity to others in need. It offers a... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Helen Baker    Pulse

Just because they can doesn't mean they do

Understanding of adolescent decision making has moved beyond simple "age differences in risk perception and reasoning" to include relevant social and emotional factors that... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Derby Day Party a trifecta of aid for families in need

The Hinsdale Auxiliary of the Children's Home + Aid Society has made America's run for the roses synonymous with empowerment through its trifecta of commitment to provide care and... — Updated 4/13/2022

 By Molly Castor    Pulse

Library keeping busy with virtual programs, more

Every year, all 645 public libraries in Illinois submit an annual report to the state library. We answer questions about how many people attended programs (2,724), the number of... — Updated 3/23/2022

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Annual HJWC benefit to support many in need

More than 50 nonprofits across the greater Chicago area are turning to the Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club this year with the hope of receiving vital grant money from the... — Updated 3/9/2022


How to make calorie counting work for you

If you've been trying to lose weight at the gym since New Year's, you may not be getting the results you wanted. The good news is it's not just you, and there is something you can... — Updated 3/2/2022

 By Lizzy Boden    Pulse

'Chop' up delicious new recipes with HPL

After a long and snowy winter, we are so excited that spring is just around the corner. It's the perfect season to flip through cookbooks and find new recipes that celebrate fresh,... — Updated 2/23/2022

 By Brooke Paulson    Pulse

Seven daily stretches to improve body and mind

Daily stretches have many benefits. Stretching can increase your flexibility to help prevent injuries and improve mobility. It also increases blood flow to your muscles, which... — Updated 2/16/2022

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Infant Welfare Tablescapes brings chalet chic to Midwest

Bringing luxury outdoors is the theme of one of the showcased tables at the Infant Welfare's annual Tablescapes charity event - inspired by one Hinsdale businesswoman's love of... — Updated 2/9/2022

 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 Stacia Miksys    Pulse

Many visits for many reasons to library this season

For many of us, winter is a season of welcome. We welcome each other home, we welcome family and guests, and we greet a new year. It's always fun to share the season with everyone i... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Hinsdale Assembly culminates year of service

Members of the Hinsdale Assembly Class of 2021 soon will be returning home from college to celebrate a year's worth of community service and fundraising for the Hinsdale Hospital Fo... — Updated 12/8/2021


Six healthy eating strategies for the holidays

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 1 in 2 U.S. adults have prediabetes (take a minute to check if you're at risk) or Type 2 diabetes. Now we're all... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Lisa Seplak    Pulse

Rescuing Josh a challenging task

I think we surprised ourselves when we got another dog right away. Cody had been gone only one week when I started looking at Siberian husky rescue sites. "Only for fun," I... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Jennifer Susina    Pulse

Library helps parents, kids cook up holiday memories

As the holiday season arrives, so do my childhood memories of baking in my family’s kitchen. Spending those moments together was always so exciting. I especially remember how important I felt when I got to help — following... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Lance Williams    Pulse

Tips for being the adult teens turn to with questions

One of the most common pieces of advice that is given to parents, guardians, teachers, grandparents and others alike is to be an "askable adult." Quite simply: An askable adult is... — Updated 11/17/2021

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Holiday Ball returns to The Community House

While it seems like the lights have always been on at Hinsdale's community mainstay, the holiday revelers who have graced Kettering Hall for decades to ring in the season... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Alisa Messana    Pulse

Tips for parents on managing conflict

Any parent knows conflict with your child is part of the territory. Certain ages and stages are known for higher parent-child conflict; however, they aren't the only time tensions... — Updated 11/3/2021

 By Lizzy Boden    Pulse

High schoolers invited to join Junior Advisory Board

Calling all high school students! Are you interested in learning more about the Hinsdale Public Library and helping plan the kinds of programs you and your friends would enjoy?... — Updated 10/27/2021

 By Susan Stutzman    Pulse

Neuroscience, therapy empowers families with ADHD

Parenting an ADHD child is exhausting. Your day is filled with looking for things your child "lost," dealing with careless mistakes, selective listening, fidgeting and epic amounts... — Updated 10/20/2021

 By Molly Castor    Pulse

Hinsdale library welcomes October with array of programs

Changing colors, warm apple cider and cooler days must mean October is around the corner. Anne (of Green Gables fame) once professed, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Alisa Messana    Pulse

Examining expectations as a new school year begins

The beginning of school is generally a steep climb for parents. Keeping up with the emails, forms to sign, supplies needed and scheduling extracurriculars is a major task. Add on... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Garden walk to help fund school's outdoor areas

What started off nearly 15 years ago as a home-based school for children and young adults living with autism has become a beacon of light for those families seeking to provide a... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Barb Thayer    Pulse

Sex education benefits preschoolers to young adults

Recently I was with my sister and her two young grandsons. Peggy needed to use the restroom and the boys joined her. Two-year-old Jack said, "You don't have a penis, right Grandma?"... — Updated 9/3/2021


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