Waukegan Public Library
November 2011 Enewsletter
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Message from the director


I just returned from attending the Illinois Library Association's annual conference in Rosemont and while there, was honored to pick up two very prestigious awards for the library.  The first was the DEMCO/Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award for our Literacy Suite and the second was the ILA/Highsmith Award for our Early Learning Center.  Both awards are for innovation in librarianship.  


When was the last time you visited your award-winning public library?  Come visit us and see the changes we're making, and bring your neighbors and friends.  


Richard "my place is your place" Lee

Writers Revealed:  Mystery Writers Panel


author-andrew-grantSaturday, Nov. 5, 1 to 3 p.m.

Are you a fan of mysteries? Ever thought about writing one of your own? Learn more about the mystery genre and get firsthand advice from four published mystery writers: Andrew Grant of "Die Twice," Shane Gericke of "Torn Apart," Tasha Alexander, author of "And Only to Deceive," and Luisa Buehler of the Chicago-based Grace Marsden series.



Coming Soon:  The Creepy Crawlies!


They have bulging, compound eyes, hairy legs,praying-maintis-yellow mouthparts made for piercing and sucking ... and they're scurrying our way. Don't miss the grand opening of a brand-new exhibit in our children's department, Sunday, December 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.  Public welcome, refreshments will be served.  It'll be a scream.




Artist David Dallison Exhibits at Gallery 128

dallison paintingOpening reception for artist, David Dallison, Saturday, October 8, from 6-8 PM.  Refreshments will be provided.  Located in the Waukegan Public Library, Gallery 128 exhibits two and three-dimensional artwork of past and present Waukegan residents. Dallison's work will be on display in Gallery 128 until November 30.  For gallery information or to inquire about upcoming exhibits, call Mitch Siegel at (847) 623-2041, ext. 231.   See more about David Dallison


Bus to Us!

bus to usThe Under the Sea Exhibit in the Children's Department, generously sponsored by North Shore Gas, is making waves. The exhibit offers so many learning opportunities that the library began offering free field trips to District 60 classes to explore the displays.  The program will continue with free field trips until the exhibits close in November.  Bus to Us! is generously sponsored by the Harold M and Adeline S. Morrison Foundation.  
Request more information on Bus to Us! 


Read off your fines
Hey Kids!  All month long you can lower your library fines just by doing one of your favorite activities: reading!  Ask a children's librarian how.


Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL
Mon-Wed 10am-8pm
Thu-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm

Hinkston Park Branch
800 N. Baldwin Avenue
Waukegan, IL
(847) 263-8077
Mon-Thu 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat 1pm-5pm

Take advantage of the branch on Thursday nights when the main library closes at 6PM!

Library Closings
Jul 4 
Independence Day
Sep 4-5
Labor Day
Nov 24-25
Dec 24-26

Please Note
The library will be closed on November 11 for our annual staff day.

Donor Corner
Thank you to the top donors of the library in 2010!

Friends of the WPL
Gorter Family Foundation
Morrison Family Foundation
North Shore Gas
Office of the Sec. of State
Sec. of State Adult Basic Ed. Family Literacy
Sec. of State Adult Volunteer Literacy
Sec. of State ESL Family Literacy

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Contact Information
Linda Gfesser
Waukegan Public Library
Programs at a Glance


Age 0-5 


10:10 AM, Babies and Books storytime
10:10 AM, Terrific Twos storytime
10:10 AM, Three-Year-Old Art Time
10:10 AM, Two-Year-Old storytime
10:45 AM, Drop in Storytime
11:30 AM, Early Learning Center Camps
1:30 PM, Early Learning Club - English only
3:00 PM, Homeschoolers storytime
3:00 PM, Los Bilinguitos storytime
3:30 PM, Drop in Storytime
5:30 PM, Taste of Early Learning Club/Una Probada De Los Clubes De Aprendizaje a Temprana
6:00 PM, Los Bilinguitos storytime
6:00 PM, Taste of Early Learning Club/Una Probada De Los Clubes De Aprendizaje a Temprana 

6:00 PM, Los Bilinguitos Storytime 
6:00 PM, Los Bilinguitos:  Little Hands Design Time
6:00 PM, Los Bilinguitos Thanksgiving Pow Wow
6:30 PM, Early Learning Center Camp-Fallific Fun
6:30 PM, Drop in Storytime


Age 6-12


5:00 PM, Game Time! 

7:15 PM, Sensational Sixes and Sevens



Age 13-15


4:30 PM, Zombie Club

4:30 PM, Express Yourself

4:30 PM, Gala, Gala

5:00 PM, Got Science! 




10:00 AM, Adult Drop-in Tutoring and Computer Lab
10:30 AM, Computer Class - Advanced - English
1:00 PM, Adult Basic Education Class
1:00 PM, Writers Revealed:  Mystery Writers Panel

1:15 PM, Computer Class - Beginner - Spanish

2:00 PM, Bound to Please Book Club 

5:30 PM, Computer Class - Intermediate - English

6:00 PM, Adult Basic Education Class

6:00 PM, Writers Revealed:  Maria Duenas

6:00 PM, Las Diferencias Culturales Que Nos Pueden Unir

6:00 PM, Stop Foreclosure Seminar 

6:00 PM, Immigration Seminar Series: The Cultural Differences that Can Bring Us Together 

6:30 PM, Computer Class - Beginner - Spanish






9:30 AM, ESL Family Literacy Class 

12:30 PM, Family Literacy Class

2:00 PM, Family Movie - Pelicula Familiar Mensual-Winnie The Pooh



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