Articles filed under Batavia Public Library

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  • Celebrate Batavia’s historical windmills at symposium Sep 10, 2013 5:50 PM
    Every Batavian, history buff and school kid is invited to join in the landmarking celebration of Batavia’s famous windmills. Join the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and local officials at a special ceremony during which ASME will officially designate 17 Batavia windmills — all authentically reconstructed according to their pioneering designs — as landmarks of engineering history.

     
  • Batavia, Geneva libraries’ annexation battle resurfacing Jun 13, 2013 2:53 PM
    Did the Geneva Library annex a narrow piece of land to prevent the Batavia Library from annexing its land, or was it just the side effect of the Geneva Library pursuing its long-held objective of providing service to Geneva school district residents?

     
  • Batavia pastor to lead ‘Servant’ discussion at library May 10, 2013 2:27 PM
    Batavia's popular monthly noontime book program, Books Between Bites, completes its 2012-13 season by welcoming the Rev. David Newhouse on Thursday, May 16, to discuss James C. Hunter's book "The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership." The monthly series is held at the Batavia Public Library from noon to 1 p.m.

     
  • Batavia, North Aurora libraries close; Arcada show postponed Mar 5, 2013 1:18 PM
    The Batavia Library has decided to close early today, due to the snow. And the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles has postponed tonight's show.

     
  • ESPN editor to speak at Batavia library Feb 18, 2013 3:23 PM
    Page 3 Batavia's popular monthly noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes back ESPN editor Lester Munson Thursday, Feb. 21. He will discuss the books "Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter" by Frank Deford and "Dream Team" by Jack McCallum.

     
  • Suburban libraries go digital, add services Feb 17, 2013 10:40 AM
    Libraries across the suburbs have evolved in recent years to stay relevant in an increasingly digital age. Many have incorporated sophisticated new technology that allows users to create digital content. Area libraries have also diversified their programs and devoted more space and resource to teens, among other changes. The result? Near-record circulation levels for many libraries.

     
  • Diane Blodgett: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Diane Blodgett, running for Batavia Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Francine McGuire-Popeck: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Francine McGuire-Popeck, running for Batavia Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Douglas Sullivan: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Douglas Sullivan, running for Batavia Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • James Trefil: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for James Trefil, running for Batavia Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • M. Schuster: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for M. Schuster, running for Batavia Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Andrew Deitchman: Candidate Profile Mar 20, 2013 5:17 PM
    Candidate information for Andrew Deitchman, running for Batavia Library Board (2-year Term)

     
  • Batavia mayor’s talk to focus on Lincoln’s connection to city Jan 9, 2013 2:50 PM
    Batavia's popular noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes the annual visit of Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke on Thursday, Jan. 17. He will discuss newly found evidence of a connection between Batavia's Judge Lockwood and Abraham Lincoln.

     
  • Author Janice Harrington to visit Batavia library Oct 15, 2012 12:54 PM
    Batavia's popular noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes author and poet Janice N. Harrington on Thursday, Oct. 18 to discuss her new book of poetry, "The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home."

     
  • League of Women Voters wants to register voters Sep 17, 2012 11:56 AM
    Kane County League of Women Voters has scheduled several dates to register voters for the November election.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jun 29, 2012 4:40 PM
    The Batavia Public Library Tuesday reported to police the theft of books and DVDs, and accumulations of late fines, by four patrons. The total value is $1,221.72. A library spokesman said reporting to police is usually a last attempt to get the materials back.

     
  • Need to renew a book? In Tri-Cities, use your phone Jun 25, 2012 1:17 PM
    Patrons at the St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia libraries now have a new way to reserve and renew library items: Using their phones. The LINC consortium, which contains nine suburban library systems, including those from the Tri-Cities, has launched a service that allows patrons to manage their accounts via text messages on their phones.

     
  • Ghost author to speak at Books Between Bites Apr 17, 2012 3:08 PM
    Batavias Books Between Bites program welcomes Geneva author Donna Latham from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Batavia Public Library. Author of Ghosts of the Fox River Valley and Ghosts of Interstate 90, Latham will tell shivery tales from these books and share the area history that inspired her works.

     
  • ‘George Halas and the Chicago Bears’ topic at Batavia library lecture Mar 30, 2012 12:03 PM
    Patrick McCaskey, senior director of the Chicago Bears and grandson of the late George Papa Bear Halas will present George Halas and the Chicago Bears at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Batavia Public Library. This the third lecture in the library's New Lyceum Lecture Series.

     
  • Library Leader will be recognized at Sunday event Mar 16, 2012 12:15 PM
    Batavia Public Library will host a reception to recognize the late Marilyn G. Robinson for her contributions to the library at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Marilyn Robinsons two passions, books and Batavia, intersected at the Batavia Public Library, said her friend, Mary Ellen Heidgen, who nominated Robinson for the honor.

     
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