Programs for students affected by the strike

Post date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:56am

The Waukegan Public Library welcomes all students affected by the teacher strike starting Thursday, October 2. While schools are closed, the Library’s Children’s Department will offer additional activities focused on learning and discovery starting at 10:00am every day. In addition to the free computers and internet, Library staff and volunteers will have homework help, reading areas, worksheets, games, puzzles, and family movies available and nutritious snacks, courtesy of Lewis Fresh Market, will be provided. Parents should note that the library is not able to provide child care or be responsible for unattended children. The Library will make every effort to contact parents/primary caregivers if children become disruptive. In the case that we are unsuccessful, the proper authorities will be summoned.

Support the Waukegan Public Library

Post date: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:18am

Consider joining the Board of Trustees and support the work of the Waukegan Public Library to meet the needs of our community.

Email a resume or short bio to wplboard [at] waukeganpl [dot] info.

Waukegan Library hosts Oktoberfest fun

Post date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:07pm

In Germany, Oktoberfest traditionally lasts 16 days from September 20 to October 5. However, the Waukegan Public Library is extending the festivity this year with a special concert by Die Musikmeisters on Friday, October 17 at noon in the Bradbury Room.

From the Midwest, Die Musikmeisters entertain crowds in Chicago and Milwaukee with traditional German favorites such as Edelweiss,  Beer Barrel Polka, The Happy Wanderer, Auf Wiedersehn, the Schnitzelbank Polka, E-I-E-I-O polka, and much more.With music that ranges from polka to waltzes and marches to oompah, Die Musikmeisters is a lively band that plays in both German and English. Wearing authentic German lederhosen, they regularly play Oktoberfest events and festivals, corporate events, trade shows, senior shows, weddings, anniversary parties, clubs, beer gardens, library concerts, fundraising events, and German themed parties and parades.

Dockside Dogs will have hot dogs and brats available for purchase. Drinks and donuts will be available for purchase by the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library. Waukegan Public Library concerts are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library.

To listen to a clip of the Die Musikmeisters Band, visit  For questions about library concerts, call Rena Morrow, Public Relations and Experiential Learning Manager, at (847) 623-2041, ext. 231.