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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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IL Secretary of State Jesse White visits WPL!

We were so excited to welcome Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to Waukegan on Thursday, November 15 for a celebration of reading. Kids had the opportunity to meet White and Mayor Cunningham, ask questions, and receive books from the Illinois Literacy Foundation. During the event, families learned about the importance of reading together and […]

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Giving Tuesday: Spotlight on YA Services

Some of the most exciting additions to our services over the past fiscal year have been targeted to young adults in high school and early adulthood. In 2018, we’ve not only increased the type and number of programs created for young adults, but created a new space just for them on our main floor! In […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

We’re excited to announce our lineup of programs in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Highlights of the Library-wide series include a concert from the talented Mariachi Estrellas from Waukegan Public Schools, a culinary trip to Puerto Rico with our 6th-8th grade cooking club, a dance performance, and more.  Some programs require registration – please see […]

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Coming soon: a new YA space!

Over the summer, we’ll be making some exciting changes to The Corner, our Young Adult space on the main floor. The upgrades will create a fun, new home for our YA services –  including programming and some of our YA materials. These changes will align the space with best practices to support and mentor teens […]

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Open House at the Branch

Join us on Tuesday, May 8, for an open house at our branch at the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse! Thanks to a generous anonymous sponsor, we’ve been able to make some exciting changes to the services and resources available at our branch. Please stop by to see the changes (and pick up a treat or two) […]

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