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  • Program to discuss book about passenger pigeons Feb 16, 2015 10:50 AM
    “Books Between Bites” welcomes Valerie Blaine to the program at noon Thursday, Feb. 19, at Batavia Public Library. She will discuss Joel Greenberg’s book “A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.” The book tells the story of the passenger pigeon and the “perfect storm” of its destruction. With an eye to the future, he urges the reader to consider the lessons that can be learned from the disappearance of this iconic American species.

  • Batavia library announces One Book, One Batavia 2015 Feb 6, 2015 1:58 PM
    “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,” a riveting account of the days that followed Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, is the One Book, One Batavia 2015 selection.

  • ‘Books Between Bites’ welcomes author, poet Dec 15, 2014 9:18 AM
    Batavia’s popular monthly program “Books Between Bites” welcomes author and poet Janice N. Harrington at noon Thursday, Dec. 18.

  • ‘Books Between Bites’ looks at the 1933 World’s Fair Nov 17, 2014 8:38 AM
    Batavia’s popular monthly noontime book program “Books Between Bites” presents a program on the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair at noon Thursday, Nov. 20.

  • Batavia school board questions need to extend TIF district life Aug 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Batavia school officials are questioning why city officials want to extend the life of a downtown tax-increment financing district, which offers incentives for repair and development of properties. Especially since the district doesn't expire until 2027. “I did find the letter from the mayor to be a bit vague,” school board member Melanie Impastato said. “Why does it need to be extended for that long of a term?"

  • Meet the inventor of game Kitsune at Batavia library Jul 17, 2014 1:49 PM
    There's a new game in town, and Kitsune is its name. Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools is a card game for three to eight players based on Japanese folklore. The game's inventor, Ian Price of Warrenville, will be at the Batavia Public Library on Saturday, July 26, to teach students age 13 and older how to play this game of luck, strategy, and tactics.

  • Comic Book Fun at Batavia Public Library Jun 24, 2014 4:21 PM
    Kids create their own comic book characters at the Batavia Public Library.

  • Batavia library welcomes Rick Kogan to Books Between Bites Apr 7, 2014 9:04 AM
    Batavia’s popular monthly noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes back frequent guest Rick Kogan on Thursday, April 17.

  • Students test their egg capsules at Batavia library Apr 3, 2014 5:16 PM
    10 fifth- through eight-grade students Thursday participated in a raw egg drop competition at the Batavia Public Library.

  • Naturalist to visit season’s final Book Between Bites May 12, 2014 7:42 AM
    Page 3 On Thursday, May 15, Batavia's popular monthly noontime book program, "Books Between Bites," welcomes Pam Otto of St. Charles Park District for its final program of the season. Otto will discuss "A Girl of the Limberlost" by Gene Stratton-Porter, a book given to her by a neighbor when she was young and which inspired her to become a naturalist.

  • Sports commentator Lester Munson to speak in Batavia Feb 17, 2014 8:50 AM
    Sports announcer Lester Munson to be the guest at Batavia Public Library's Books Between Bites program.

  • The life of Amelia Earhart Nov. 30 at Batavia library Nov 22, 2014 12:14 AM
    Acclaimed aviatrix Amelia Earhart will be portrayed by actress Leslie Goddard at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Batavia Public Library. Goddard will chronicle Earhart’s life, aviation records she broke and her unconventional views of marriage. Earhart’s courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity in the early 20th century.

  • Learn about trek to North Pole at Batavia library Jan 27, 2014 1:46 PM
    “The North Pole ... The Hard Way” will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Batavia Public Library. Guest speaker is John Huston who iIn 2009, he and his expedition partner became the first and only Americans to reach the North Pole unsupported, after a journey of 55 days and 475 miles. This presentation features photographs and videos from the journey and a display of expedition clothing.

  • Kids read to dogs at Batavia Public Library Jan 11, 2014 6:31 PM
    Sasha Mix, 8, of Batavia read aloud to a dog for the first time at the Paws for Tales reading skills program at Batavia Public Library on Saturday. Bozeman the dog, 5, sat patiently by her side as she read “Bad Kitty School Daze” by author Nick Bruel. The goal of the ongoing program presented by the Naperville Area Humane Society is to create a positive, nonthreatening and fun environment in which reading aloud is enjoyed.

  • Mayor to discuss Batavia history at Book Between Bites luncheon Jan 10, 2014 3:42 PM
    Batavia’s popular monthly noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke on Thursday, Jan. 16, for his annual visit to the free monthly book discussion series. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Each year, the mayor shares stories and historical anecdotes about the city. This year he reveals a whole file of materials put together by the late Batavia historian Bill Wood about famous folk in “Batavia Celebrities, 1908-1909.”

  • Batavia's 'One Book' to focus on food, poverty, race, environment Dec 31, 2013 5:37 AM
    The politics of food, agriculture and race are up for discussion in Batavia this winter, as "The Good Food Revolution" has been chosen for the 2014 "One Book, One Batavia" campaign by the Batavia Public Library and Batavia High School. The book chronicles a black farmer's attempt to serve residents of Milwaukee on sustainable practices on a farm in the city.

  • Holiday tunes get Batavia crowd dancing Dec 22, 2013 5:32 PM
    Tom Malouf’s folksy musical spirit was so engaging at the Batavia Public Library on Sunday he had to encourage some audience members to get back in their seats during his Holiday Sing-Along.

  • Books Between Bites compares Lincoln, Obama styles Oct 14, 2013 1:54 PM
    On Thursday, Oct. 17, Batavia’s popular monthly noontime book program, “Books Between Bites,” welcomes Batavian Dan Van Haften to discuss the book he cowrote “Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason.”

  • Geneva-Batavia library lawsuit at an end? Maybe Sep 24, 2013 4:54 AM
    Neither of you get it: In a nutshell, that's what a judge told the Geneva and Batavia public libraries last week in an order that ruled both their attempts to annex about 1,500 acres were invalid. The libraries have been fighting each other in courtrooms for six years. But, “I do not believe this is over. It is an extremely complicated ruling,” Geneva Library Board President Esther Steel said.

  • 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.

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