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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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2016 Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced!

We’re excited to share the lineup for our summer concert series! This year’s artists include some returning favorites as well as some who are new to Waukegan. We hope you’ll join us on Fridays in June, July, and August from 12:00 – 1:00pm in our courtyard! Dockside Dogs will have delicious hot lunches available for […]

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2016 Winners of the Ray Bradbury Creative Contest

Waukegan Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 32nd annual Ray Bradbury Creative Contest! Learn more about the contest by clicking here. Congratulations to all the winners, and many thanks to all who shared their wonderful work with us! We truly enjoyed each submission and are very impressed by the depth of […]

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March at Waukegan Public Library!

Waukegan Public Library welcomes spring with a number of family-friendly programs this March, including a bilingual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The Library’s college prep series continues for young adults and their parents with programs focusing on scholarships, college and career readiness, as well as a Practice ACT. For early learners, the Library is again partnering […]

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Celebrate Black History Month at WPL!

Waukegan Public Library celebrates Black History Month with a trio of special programs – including a performance by outstanding award-winning storyteller Oba William King – for patrons of all ages! Join local historian and author TJ Morris for a discussion of her book, Blood Is Thicker Than Color, which combines black history and genealogy in a […]

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Get ready for college at WPL!

This spring, make sure that you and your student are ready to for success in college. Our YA team has invited experts from ISAC and TRiO to help make the college admissions process a little easier. Check out our upcoming college prep classes, including two full-length practice ACT tests: TRiO presents ACT Test Taking Tips Tuesday, February […]

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Get covered by the deadline!

(original post date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – 8:50am) The time to enroll or re-enroll in a health insurance is now! Open enrollment for plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace ends January 31, so it’s important to make sure you’re covered by the deadline.Lake County residents who enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Marketplace […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day of Service, the Waukegan Public Library has planned several special events to commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy. “I Have A Dream” Field Trip Waukegan Public Library will provide a bus to Highland Park’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service at the Highland Park Rec Center. The bus will […]

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January Events!

January at Waukegan Public Library Post date: Monday, January 4, 2016 – 1:31pm There’s a lot going on at the library this month – check it out! Want to receive our updates in your inbox? Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. The Library’s Big Read continues with a film showing and graphic novel workshop, as […]

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