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 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

New ways to tell timeless stories

Whenever I talk about my Uncle Bob, my kids always say, "Is he the one who hated cats?" This is actually not something he is particularly known for. But, one of my dad's favorite... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Amy McCauley    Pulse

A few of my favorite holiday things

The first glimmers of the holiday season are here. So let the festivities and planning begin. I love the thought of twinkly lights, celebrations and time with family and friends.... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Zoheb Osman    Pulse

How to know when the flu is an emergency

Flu season is upon us, and that means getting a flu shot should be at the top of your to-do list. Influenza is a highly contagious illness that can occur in children or adults of an... — Updated 10/18/2023

 By Allison Peters    Pulse

Books & Brunch, Uncorked lead November's events

I don't know about you, but this (slightly) colder weather makes me want to curl up with a good book in front of a fire. And when I'm all snuggled in with my trusty (if somewhat... — Updated 10/11/2023

 By Amy McCauley    Pulse

The great Hinsdalean bakeoff

I love a good cooking challenge. So, I had no reservations when I agreed to write a 150th village anniversary column featuring a historic Hinsdale recipe. That was until I found... — Updated 10/4/2023


Help prevent suicide by knowing who is at risk

At this very moment, someone in your community is thinking about ending their life. In Illinois, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death, and the third leading cause of death for young adults aged 15 to 34. Thoughts of suicide... — Updated 9/28/2023

 By Katherine Wessel    Pulse

Find community at the Hinsdale Public Library

Finding and building community can be a challenge when you are somewhere new - or even somewhere you've lived for some time. As life changes, the communities you need shift, too.... — Updated 9/27/2023

 By John Kokoris    Pulse

September is Library Card Signup Month

As kids, we learn to associate fall with changes. We change our routine, meet new classmates and learn new things about the world. That tradition doesn't need to end when we... — Updated 8/30/2023

 By Molly Castor    Pulse

Hinsdale Library ready for summer fun to begin

Could the month of May be busier than December? With a flurry of end-of-school-year activities and attempting to plan for long summer days, it sure seems possible. Ask a librarian a... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Amy McCauley    Pulse

Sharing joy with lemon blackberry cupcakes

Homemade cake is one of life's great joys - something that should be enjoyed on more than just special occasions. Making time to bake is a wonderful way to celebrate the everyday.... — Updated 4/5/2023

 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 Lizzy Boden    Pulse

Library resources rival Amazon, Audible, Netflix

If you're doing more and more of your reading and watching online, you're not alone. Digital sales and streaming services continue to grow. But before you give your credit card... — Updated 2/22/2023

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Turning Green to Gold is goal for Misericordia

Patty Burke has worn many hats over her nearly two decades of service to the Misericordia Women's League, including serving as benefit chair and league president. However, this... — Updated 2/8/2023

 By Amy McCauley    Pulse

Silver linings, secret to a delicious southern biscuit

I know a good biscuit when I taste one, but baking them at home was always disappointing. That is, until the pandemic flour shortage changed everything. Suddenly, like a great... — Updated 2/1/2023

 By Molly Castor    Pulse

It's a new year, but the classics remain the same

Many of us set an intention, select a word to focus on, or resolve to do something at the start of a brand new year. In other words, we make a resolution; a firm decision to do (or... — Updated 1/25/2023

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Mend A Heart celebrates 16 years

When Clarendon Hills mother Bridget O'Meara was pregnant with her son Liam, doctors learned the left side of her baby's heart wasn't developing. It was a condition called... — Updated 1/11/2023

 By Amy McCauley    Pulse

Pieces of my culinary heart

Food is a fleeting experience. Yet, the taste and the thrill of its discovery captures our hearts. A cherished dish or restaurant can uniquely become a part of the fabric of our... — Updated 1/4/2023


What to know before you ghost someone

The title of this article might prompt the reader to think it would have been more appropriate for the Halloween season, but the timing of it is actually more apt in this current... — Updated 12/14/2022

 By Capri Pappas    Pulse

Library can help families cook up new traditions

One thing unites people of any age, with different backgrounds and from all walks of life: food! Each November, many of us come together with those we love to celebrate our bonds... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

TCH is Merry and Bright for mental health

Merry and Bright is the mindset The Community House is hoping to convey at this year's Holiday Ball to raise funds to support the vital mental health services offered by the... — Updated 11/9/2022

 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


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