Homewood Public Library

Voters Guide: Homewood Public Library District

The Chronicle's 2019 Consolidated Election Voters Guide: Three Homewood Public Library candidates responded to our questionnaire, 

International sci-fi author moves into Black Panther world

Nnedi Okorafor loves creating imaginary worlds. Her latest project is helping create the imaginary African country of Wakanda for Marvel’s Black Panther series.

“With Black Panther, I like to look around Wakanda through his eyes. Parts of writing within that universe is I finally got him to see Wakanda,” she told nearly 100 people who gathered at the Homewood Public Library Jan. 11 for her guest author visit. 

Interim director named at Homewood Public Library

Kathy Parker is serving as the interim director of the Homewood Public Library following the resignation of Amy Crump who left the director’s position in December.

Amy Crump steps down as Homewood library director

Amy Crump, director of the Homewood Public Library, submitted her resignation to the board. Her last day will be Dec. 7.
 
Crump has accepted a new position as director of the Bellwood Library.

Registration open to sing at ‘Hamiltunes’ show

Come out and sing!
 
The Homewood Public Library is inviting singers to join the roster of those who will take part in the final presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a festive Homewood-style presentation of the hit musical “Hamilton.”
 
Singers interested in performing the show must register by Nov. 17 at http://bit.ly/HomewoodHamiltunes.
 

Celebrating a summer of books

After you’ve had a summer of interesting reading, it’s time to celebrate with your new friends.
 
The reading program began June 1 with a Library Block Party. The program was for all readers – youth, teens and adults.
 
The staff at the Homewood Public Library gave kids the chance to meet up at Irwin Park on Saturday, July 28, to enjoy music for dancing, get a few summer treats and play games.
 
The summer reading program was funded by Friends of the Library, a volunteer group that sponsors book sales to raise money for the library. 

Library game will have participants on the search for Homewood's water tower

Homewood’s beloved “Home Sweet Homewood" water tower’s been stolen!
 
That's the premise of an investigative role playing game sponsored by the Homewood Public Library.

Homewood library board increases funding on collections

Homewood Public Library board members approved a $2.42 million budget in May for the 2019 fiscal year that starts July 1.
 
Amy Crump, the library’s executive director, said the board anticipates future revenues will remain stable or increase after several lean years due to declining tax revenue attributed to the continuing effects of the most recent recession.
 

Organizations promote Screen Free Week

Electronic devices are nearly omnipresents these days, but sometimes it's good to take a short break from them this week, according to three local organizations.

Discarded items can help kids learn at Tech Take Apart

It’s not junk — it’s a learning tool!
 
The Homewood Public Library is asking residents to donate used items with moveable parts for its second Tech Take Apart event on Thursday, April 26. The program allows kids ages 5 through 15 to experience first hand how simple machines work.

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