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  • Kids ask about history of droughts Jan 2, 2013 6:14 AM
    "What was the biggest drought in the world?," asked students in Jen Janik's third grade class at Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside.

  • Mutual UFO Network to host symposium at Starved Rock Oct 30, 2012 10:38 AM
    Jen Janik's third-graders at Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside asked, "Have there been any sightings of aliens in this area?" Some say the possibilities are endless. The Mutual UFO Network sends investigators out to explore possible UFO sightings, most recently in Wisconsin. The group will host its symposium at Starved Rock State Park.

  • William Hill Brown wrote the first American novel Aug 21, 2012 2:28 PM
    "Who was the first American to write a novel,?" asked students in Jen Janik's third grade class at Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside.

  • Lake Villa writer presentation Jul 10, 2012 6:21 PM
    Illinois-based independent writer and journalist Derek Monroe will give a video-photo presentation called "Japan: One Year After the Disaster in the Tohoku Region" at the Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

  • 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.

  • BMX bike star to perform at Lake Villa library Jun 20, 2012 1:58 PM
    Matt Wilhelm's amazing BMX bike tricks have earned him three X Games medals, two National Championships and a host of other awards. A recent semifinalist on “America's Got Talent,” Matt will be riding at the BMX-travaganza! Friday at the Lake Villa District Library.

  • Lake Villa reading program Jun 7, 2012 4:57 PM
    The Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., is opening its reading incentive program this summer with the theme of "Once Upon a Summer."

  • Lindenhurst receives grant to build bike path on Grand Avenue May 30, 2012 4:45 PM
    With help from a $250,000 state grant, an asphalt bike path is planned for a four-mile stretch of Grand Avenue from Munn Road to Deep Lake Road — a project Lindenhurst residents have labeled as a number-one priority. It will link Engle Memorial Park to the Lake Villa District Library and received the priority designation in 2008.

  • Can a bare bear bear it? Fun with homonyms, homophones Mar 13, 2012 10:52 AM
    Is it an animal, vegetable or mineral? In the game Charades, those categories guide players to figure out the winning answers. Words have categories, too, including homonyms, homophones, homographs and heterographs. These identify word meaning or spelling when differences might not be obvious.

  • Schools take steps to stop bullying Feb 14, 2012 11:22 AM
    Jen Janik’s third-graders at Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside asked, “Why do other people need to bully kids that are smart?”

  • CLC visiting libraries Feb 6, 2012 12:44 AM
    College of Lake County recruiters plan to visit local libraries this month to answer questions about academic programs and the enrollment process.

  • Lake Villa library celebrates 60th anniversary Jan 20, 2012 8:07 AM
    Lake Villa District Library celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2012, marking a long journey from the Cedar Avenue storefront.

  • Lake Villa library kicks off reading program Jan 6, 2012 3:07 PM
    The Lake Villa District Library is offering children and teens the opportunity to make a difference in their community just by reading in January.

  • Lake Villa Library celebrates 60 years Dec 27, 2011 2:21 PM
    The Lake Villa District Library, 1001 East Grand Ave., next week will begin a yearlong celebration of activities, events and challenges to mark its 60th anniversary.

  • Lake Villa library to host ‘A Night at the Library’ Dec 19, 2011 6:41 AM
    The Lake Villa District Library’s “A Night at the Library” event and the Lake Villa District Library Foundation’s silent auction will be conducted at Lake Villa District Library during the evening of Feb. 9.

  • Lake Villa library announces contest winners Dec 4, 2011 1:00 AM
    The Lake Villa District Library announced the winners of its BookArt Annual Contest for Kids, a yearly celebration of reading and creativity.

  • Lake Villa library trustee appointed Nov 6, 2011 5:18 PM
    The Lake Villa District Library Board has appointed Bob Engelmann to fill a vacant trustee position.

  • Two Lake County libraries get NEA grants Oct 15, 2011 9:19 AM
    The Lake Villa and Fremont public libraries have been awarded a grant to fund weeklong writing workshops and related programming next year. The $10,000 Arts Education in America matching grant is from the National Endowment of the Arts.

  • Learn about ancient sites: Sep 30, 2011 4:55 PM
    Illinois-based writer and journalist Derek Monroe will present the Hidden Trail of Ancient Mayan Ruins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Lake Villa Public Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave.

  • Kids read over 150,000 pages in Lake Villa library contest Sep 15, 2011 3:46 PM
    In the friendly “Top Ten Reader” competition that is part of the Lake Villa District Library’s youth summer reading program, Angela Rauch, a fifth-grade student at Prince of Peace, topped the list with 30,024 pages.

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