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 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

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Kitchen Walk to highlight Hinsdale's great outdoors

The coveted outdoor spaces of seven Hinsdale homes, with perennials in bloom, pristine pools and immaculately manicured gardens and pathways, will be showcased at this year's... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Gabriela Garcia    Pulse

Lessons I learned from my grandmothers

Growing up, my grandmothers were a source of calm, comfort and reason. When they spoke, I listened, and I was raised to always respect them. After all, it was their immense... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Martha Kennedy    Pulse

Library offerings great for vacations, even at home

The cover of the book was bumpy and grainy. A closer look revealed grains of sand. I smiled and ran a hand over the surface, imagining the reader laying the book on a beach towel,... — Updated 4/21/2021

 By Susan Stutzman    Pulse

Helping children find the light when darkness looms

A child exhibiting depressive symptoms can feel confusing, scary, overwhelming. It is common to question where it came from and how the feelings started and to wonder where to find... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Kitchen Walk Luncheon goes social this year

The Hinsdale Historical Society is taking to social media this month to bring timeless design inspiration to Hinsdale, culminating in its virtual luncheon, "Making Old, New Again"... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Noura Dabbouseh    Pulse

Four heart-health strategies for cancer survivors

There has been a true revolution in cancer therapy over the past few years. If you are one of the millions of American cancer survivors to benefit from this wave of new, effective... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Molly Castor    Pulse

Emerging from pandemic, library looks to turn page

When we closed the library on March 15, 2020, we could not imagine how long it would be until we finally opened the doors again. Staff worked from home by recording storytime... — Updated 3/24/2021


Guiding online activity requires open communication

What adult has not heard the sigh from a young person who has just been reminded of the need to be cautious around others they meet? The sigh is often followed by the young... — Updated 3/17/2021

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Infant Welfare Tablescapes to be weeklong affair

Ten days prior to hosting the 23rd annual Tablescapes Illuminate luncheon in March of last year, the Hinsdale chapter of the Infant Welfare Society was forced to postpone its event... — Updated 3/10/2021

 By Rachel Simmons    Pulse

Sex, drug ed are critical during unprecedented times

There are five main sources where students may learn about sexual health and drugs: school, friends, family, media and their environment. Many schools offer programs focusing on... — Updated 3/3/2021


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