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  • The healing process: How the body responds to scrapes and cuts Oct 20, 2014 2:27 PM
    “When you get a cut, how does the body heal? How does your skin heal?,” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classes at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee. 

     
  • ‘Veterans in Recovery’ Oct 12, 2014 4:23 PM
    The public is invited to a Wednesday, Oct. 29, free presentation to hear the stories of military veterans who faced drug and alcohol problems and found a different way to live their lives. “Veterans in Recovery,” is 6 to 8 p.m. at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee.

     
  • Leaving on top: Gurnee library boss wins state honor just before retirement Jul 24, 2014 4:33 PM
    Warren-Newport Public Library Executive Director Stephen Bero is heading into retirement next week on a career high. Bero has been named the state's librarian of the year. "I just feel good about the way I’m leaving now,” Bero said. “Leaving at the top of my game with honors.”

     
  • “Stories of War” at Warren-Newport library Jul 22, 2014 5:53 PM
    Daughters of a heroic veteran will be featured in a free presentation on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Road in Gurnee. The presentation is part of a series organized by the Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services program, which is affiliated with the Lake County Health Department.

     
  • You’re never too old to compete in a spelling bee May 13, 2014 5:43 PM
    Proving you’re never too old for a little friendly competition, 11 senior citizens participated in the Senior Spelling Bee on Tuesday at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee.

     
  • Experts see incidents of asthma, allergies increasing Apr 14, 2014 12:45 PM
    “Why does asthma happen?” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classes at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

     
  • Possible action against trustee draws another packed house to Gurnee library board Mar 19, 2014 5:01 PM
    Warren-Newport Public Library District’s board meeting Tuesday in Gurnee drew a packed house in support of an elected library trustee — one week after a large crowd vocally backed the agency’s executive director. Trustee Jo Beckwith received the support because of an agenda item that called for her to be censured. Her board colleagues didn't put the proposal to a vote.

     
  • Trustee fails in effort to sideline boss at Gurnee’s Warren-Newport library Mar 12, 2014 5:41 PM
    As the five-hour board meeting inched toward midnight Wednesday, Warren-Newport Public Library District’s executive director finally learned whether he’d get to keep working until his retirement in July. A failed motion to place Stephen Bero on administrative leave means he's still at the Gurnee-based district.

     
  • Gurnee library executive director under fire Mar 12, 2014 5:13 AM
    Warren-Newport Library District board President Socrates Rivers outlined what he said have been several problems with the financial performance by the retiring executive director at a packed meeting Tuesday night. Stephen Bero, who's led the library for the past nine years, was placed in the spotlight by Rivers soon after several in the overflow crown of more than 100 spectators voiced support for the administrator.

     
  • Gurnee's Warren-Newport library board prepares to seek new director Feb 27, 2014 5:54 AM
    Board members at Warren-Newport Public Library District in Gurnee are forming a plan to find a new executive director who would start in the summer. Executive Director Stephen Bero plans to retire July 31.

     
  • Trustees stir controversy at Gurnee’s Warren-Newport library in attempt to obtain documents Feb 20, 2014 5:35 PM
    Warren-Newport Public Library District Executive Director Stephen Bero says two board members violated policy when they sought personnel and financial documents at the administrative offices in Gurnee last week. Bero said board President Socrates Rivers and Vice President Ron Friedman did not have authorization when they entered a restricted area on Feb. 14.

     
  • Warren-Newport library floats idea to include ‘book’ in Gurnee street name Feb 12, 2014 5:37 AM
    Officials at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee have an idea for a visible street name change that would reflect the facility's main business. Under the concept, Brookhaven Road would be changed to “Book Haven.” But Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik says the name of the east-west street that runs toward the libray should not be changed. She suggests an unofficial Book Haven sign on library property.

     
  • Gurnee library director retiring, plans more family time Feb 12, 2014 3:52 PM
    Saying he wants to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests, Stephen Bero is retiring as the longtime executive director of Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee.

     
  • Jackie Collins to visit Gurnee library on Wednesday Feb 11, 2014 6:00 PM
    Jackie Collins is scheduled Wednesday to be the latest in a line of big-name authors making an appearance at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee.

     
  • Gurnee library planning to expand public art collection Feb 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee is in the market for more public art, which officials believe will enhance a visitor’s experience and further its role as a place for culture. Five pieces were acquired and displayed for the first time at the O’Plaine Road library last year.

     
  • Jackie Collins visit: Jan 29, 2014 5:22 PM
    Best-selling author Jackie Collins will be at Gurnee's Warren-Newport Public Library on Feb. 12.

     
  • Gurnee-based library trustee wanted: Jan 24, 2014 6:14 PM
    Warren-Newport Public Library District in Gurnee continues to seek a replacement for a trustee who resigned last year.

     
  • It’s important to understand how your body works Jan 20, 2014 11:53 AM
    Students in Elise Diaz’s fifth-grade class at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth asked these questions about how the body works: “What determines traits like eye color? Why am I right-handed? How does your body grow taller?”

     
  • Warren-Newport library board vacancy Nov 11, 2013 5:19 PM
    Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Warren-Newport Public Library board. Trustee Mary Ann Bretzlauf recently resigned.

     
  • Stress-free flying Jul 19, 2013 4:15 PM
    An expert on flying will be a lunchtime guest at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee on Wednesday, July 24.

     
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