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Cook Memorial Public Library District
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The event will be held May 1. Registration is required.
The Cook Library’s popular Authors Out Loud program continues with a May 1, 7 p.m. appearance by fiction writer Joshua Henkin. His latest novel, “The World Without You,” was named an Editor’s Choice Book by the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times, which describes it as “insightful…poignant…and pointed.” Registration is required for this free event, co-sponsored by Lake Forest Book Shop. Called “blazingly alive” by The Boston Globe, Henkin’s “The World Without You” focuses on a grieving family who gather at their summer home in the Berkshires after the youngest sibling, journalist-adventurer Leo, dies in Iraq. As in his previous works, Henkin delves into the complexity that exists within any family. Entertainment Weekly calls “The World …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Have you checked out the new redesign of the lower level at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville?
New Lights? No. New paint? Nope. New shelves! Lighter shelves brightened our lower level at Cook Park Library. Check out the before and after photos, then come see for yourself, states the library on its Facebook page. This welcoming area houses collections galore, including genealogy, music, mysteries, sci-fi, graphic novels, romance novels, book club selections, world language, and English language learning. Browse! Sit! Read! Enjoy! Learn more at www.cooklib.org. Information and photos courtesy of the Cook Memorial Public Library District.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Get results here for the April 9, 2013 election.
Update, 8:49 p.m.: With all 47 precincts reporting, Incumbent Cook Memorial Library Board Trustees Bonnie Quirke and Ann E. Oakley, along with newcomer Joe Bean, are the projected winners, with 23.27, 26.08 and 17.01 percent of the votes, respectively. The results do include early voting and vote by mail ballots, but they do not include provisional or late-arriving vote by mail ballots. -------------- Update, 7:51 p.m.: With 43 of 47 precincts reporting, Ann E. Oakley, Bonnie Quirke and Phyllis A. Dobbs are in the lead for the Cook Memorial Library Board race. -------------- Original story: Patch is your source for local election results. This is where we will post updated election results once the polls close on April 9, 2013. There were …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
O Magazine calls Levine's Treasure Island!!! an "irrevernt comic novel of self-empowerment."
Chicago author Sara Levine will read from her comic novel Treasure Island!!! at Cook Memorial Library in Vernon Hills at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Openings are still open for this program. Register here. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store. Treasure Island!!! is the story of a 25-year-old woman who makes the odd choice to remodel her life according to what she thinks are the core values of Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure book. The New York Times calls Levine’s debut "a rollicking tale, shameless, funny and exuberant." O Magazine calls Levine's debut an "irreverent comic novel of self-empowerment." For more information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's a look at the contested races affecting Libertyville.
Election Day is April 9. Patch sent questionnaires to candidates running in contested races. Visit the pages below to learn more about the various races before you head to the polls. Meet the Candidates for Cook Memorial Public Library Board Meet the Candidates for College of Lake County Board
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hundreds gathered Saturday to hear Picoult speak and have their books signed.
More than 300 people gathered to greet bestselling author Jodi Picoult March 16 at Libertyville High School. Picoult was in town as part of her national tour to promote her newest novel, The Storyteller. During the event, she read from the book, answered questions from the audience and signed fans' books. Her visit was sponsored by Cook Memorial Library and Lake Forest Book Store. Are you a Jodi Picoult fan? Which book is your favorite? If you've already read The Storyteller, what did you think? Tell us in the comment section below.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Six people are running for three Cook Memorial Public Library District board seats in the April 9 election. Read their candidate profiles to learn more about them.
Voters will select three Cook Memorial Public Library District board members from a pool of five candidates in the April 9 election. The candidates include: incumbent Bonnie Quirke (Libertyville), incumbent Ann E. Oakley (Libertyille), Hela Ben-ayed (Libertyville), Phyllis A. Dobbs (Vernon Hills), Joe Bean (Libertyville), incumbent Tommy Koo (Vernon Hills). Patch sent candidate questionnaires to all six contenders. Click on each candidate's name for information about their experience, goals and thoughts about issues affecting the library district. Joe Bean Hela Ben-ayed Phyllis A. Dobbs — Candidate did not respond. Tommy Koo Ann E. Oakley — Candidate did not respond. Bonnie Quirke
Bonnie Quirke is among six people seeking three spots on the Cook Memorial Public Library District Board.
Name: Bonnie Quirke Age: Candidate did not respond. Family: Married, 6 children, 11 grandchildren Education: Registered Nurse, Diploma Occupation: Retired, Former Intensive Care Nurse Previous Elected or Appointed Offices: Presently Cook Memorial Library District Board President Other community involvement: Active in Lake County Right to Life. I am running as an Independent. I am active in my church and other community orginizations. Position sought: Trustee Cook Library Campaign E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Campaign committee: None Campaign Website: None Campaign Facebook: None Campaign Twitter: None Why are you running? I have a great deal of experience with the library. I love the library and the staff. I want to continue in order…
Tommy Koo is among six people seeking three spots on the Cook Memorial Public Library District Board.
Name: Tommy Koo Age: 34 Family: Wife – Karen, 3.5 year old daughter Audrey, 14-month-old son Brendan Education: BS in Financial Planning from Purdue University Occupation: local small business owner Previous Elected or Appointed Offices: none Other community involvement: Worship Coordinator at my local church Position sought: Trustee in the Cook Memorial Public Library Board Campaign E-mail address: email@example.com Campaign committee: none Campaign Website: none Campaign Facebook: none Campaign Twitter: none Why are you running? A strong desire to be an active contributor in our community, and what better way than to help shape and lead the library system that my family constantly uses and loves. In what ways would the library …