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July 21, 2018
This year the State of Illinois celebrates its bicentennial. Leading up to the December 3 anniversary, the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the State Journal Register are coordinating onl...
July 18, 2018
“Finding unreleased John Coltrane? It’s like discovering buried treasure.”
That’s how Ravi Coltrane, the late jazz icon’s saxophone-playing son, feels about the release of Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!).
July 14, 2018
On July 1, 1918, the Highland Park Hospital opened its doors. One-thousand visitors gathered to celebrate this community effort marking its centennial today.
Ravinia opera stars contralto Molly Wilson, mezzo-soprano Irene Pavlovs...
July 13, 2018
The Highland Park 150 year anniversary committee selected the official commemorative logo (above) to brand all sesquicentennial events. The winning design by Alison Galston incorporates the official city seal. Alison created her design in part us...
July 10, 2018
The inspirational rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team in Thailand is successfully complete, and people around the world breathe a sigh of relief. If you're interested in other dramatic rescues that drew worldwide attention, here are some library...
July 3, 2018
The Highland Park Theater has come down. The Theater´s iconic sign is now an artifact, a remembrance of the once novel world of cinematic screenings.
Koster and Bial´s Music Hall on 34st Street in New York City, the first theater to show movi...
June 27, 2018
With the newly acquired Tape to PC Recorder USB Walkman Cassette Player, you can convert all those cassettes into digital MP3 files. Want to experience the music as it actually sounded in the 80s? This nifty gadget can also play cassettes to give ...
June 12, 2018
ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Reporter Jodi Cohen and director of development Jane Nicholson discusses the importance of investigative journalism, and how reporters pur...
June 12, 2018
If you are intrigued by North Korea and want to learn more, here's a list of some available library resources:
Under the Sun (2016) DVD DOCUMENTARY UND
North Korea’s Deadly Dictator (2017) DVD DOCUMENTARY NOR
June 8, 2018
Over the last few years, 3D printing has opened up a wide variety of possibilities for instrument manufacturing. In this photo, The Boy Reader is strumming a travel ukulele printed on the library's 3d Printer. All the parts are 3D printed except t...