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February at Waukegan Public Library

There’s always something exciting happening at Waukegan Public Library! Check out what we’ve got in store for February! There are just three weeks left in our Winter Reading Program, Explore A Good Book. You’ll be able to complete a raffle entry for every book you read! Sign up at the Reference desk. For adults and […]

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Black History Month: Special Programming at WPL!

We’re excited to celebrate Black History Month with several special programs for all ages! Learn all about African-American contributions to history, add your own square to our freedom quilt, and more! Click on the program titles to learn more or register. For All Ages: Celebrating Amazing African-American Contributions Saturday, February 4, 2:00 – 3:30pm, Bradbury […]

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Giving Tuesday: Thank you!

On behalf of Waukegan Public Library staff, thank you! Each year, our staff hold a fundraising drive to raise money for our own organization, because we all believe in our mission: to provide the path to empower and support learning and discovery. Every dollar raised for our Foundation will be used to support our classes, […]

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Register to vote at WPL!

Today, September 27, is National Voter Registration Day – and if you’re not registered, stop in to the Library so that you can make your voice heard in November. You can register to vote at WPL until mid-October, but why wait? Our partners at Mano a Mano Family Resource Center will be here on Tuesdays […]

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Early Learning Center Party!

Children at Waukegan Public Library are set for an out-of-this-world experience on Sunday, August 28, when the award-winning Early Learning Center reopens with a brand-new exhibit! The Early Learning Center, generously sponsored by North Shore Gas, is an innovative space within the Library’s Children’s Department that teaches children essential preschool concepts – like literacy and […]

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Zachary Oxman chosen to sculpt Ray Bradbury

The Ray Bradbury Statue Committee (RBSC) is pleased to announce that it has selected artist Zachary Oxman to create a statue to commemorate the life and achievements of Ray Bradbury. The statue, titled “Ray Bradbury: Fantastical Traveler,” will celebrate the beloved author on the grounds of the Waukegan Public Library. Oxman, from Rockville, Maryland, was […]

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Heat Safety

Today, July 21, and tomorrow, July 22, will see temperatures rise to nearly 100º – but it will feel even hotter than that! The Library is a cooling center and will be open today, Thursday, from 10:00 am – 8:00pm, and tomorrow, Friday, from 10:00am – 6:00pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, we are open from […]

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