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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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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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