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Black History Month

Please plan to join us in celebrating our Black community this year! Our Black History Month celebrations kick off in January with library-wide service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout January and February, you’ll see a variety of book and media displays popping up around the Library to celebrate Black history, […]

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#GivingTuesday 2019: Funding Gap

This #GivingTuesday, we’re focusing on our adult learning services: throughout the day on Tuesday, Dec. 3, we’ll be sharing stories from our learners, volunteers, and staff members to help you see the impact of this work on our community. But did you know that our tax levy does not fund the full cost of those […]

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#GivingTuesday 2019: Adult Literacy Classes

You might know that the Library offers free programs to help adult learners reach their goals, whatever they may be, through our dedicated education and literacy services department. Adult learners come to the Library to learn how to use a computer, how to find a job, how to access health care and live more healthfully, […]

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#GivingTuesday 2019: Literacy Changes Lives

This Thanksgiving week, we’re thinking about the many things we’re grateful for. At the top of our list? The daily transformations that occur thanks to our adult education and literacy classes. Throughout the holiday weekend and into next week, we’ll be sharing information about our adult learning services in support of our #GivingTuesday campaign! #GivingTuesday […]

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Seasons in the ELC

Earlier this month, we celebrated the grand reopening of the Early Learning Center’s brand-new theme, “Seasons!” With a wind tunnel, green screen, brand-new reading nook and more, the ELC is full of new activities and experiences for kids from birth through second grade to enjoy. The ELC is designed to be a place for parents […]

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Ray Bradbury Sculpture: We’re Under Construction!

We’re excited to share that construction will soon begin just outside of our main entrance…as we make way for a new sculpture of Ray Bradbury! For the past four years, active community arts leaders have campaigned and fundraised to install a new piece of public art in downtown Waukegan: Zachary Oxman’s Fantastical Traveler. The sculpture features […]

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Choose Your Own Tech Workshop

Sign up for a free class to build your digital skills! Workshops are available in English and Spanish in June and July, and classes will be held from 1:30 – 3:30 in the computer classroom, main floor. Spend a couple of hours at the Library this summer and leave with new skills you can use […]

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2019 Summer Concert Series

It’s hard to believe, but summer’s almost here! We’re excited to announce our summer concert series lineup. We hope you’ll join us every Friday in June, July and August for great music in the Library’s courtyard, all thanks to the wonderful Friends of Waukegan Public Library. This year’s concert lineup represents a wide variety of […]

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Library closed 1/30/2019 due to extreme cold

Due to the extreme cold weather, we’re making some changes to our operating hours over the next few days: Tuesday, January 29: closing at 5pm Wednesday, January 30: closed all day Thursday, January 31: opening late at 1pm All programs, classes, and events hosted by other organizations will be canceled. If you have scheduled an […]

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