Homewood Public Library

Homewood library welcomes new trustees, postpones contract OK

Tim Martin and Nancy Gildart were officially sworn in May 15 as the newest members of the Homewood Public Library board of trustees. Martin won a six-year term, and Gildart will serve for two years. Current member Tom Nowak was also sworn in. He won a six-year term.
 

Star Wars fans celebrate May 4th at Homewood library

May the 4th is a holiday for Star Wars fans, many who came out to mark the day at a “May the fourth be with you” program at the Homewood Public Library.

Write-in candidate ready to join Homewood Library’s board

Nancy Gildart is joining the Homewood Public Library board of trustees after winning a two-year term as a write-in candidate. Gildart, who has lived in Homewood more than 27 years, said she put her name forward in 2017 as a resident interested in a vacant seat on the board, but wasn’t selected. This year she decided to try again to get on the board.
 

Local organizations offer events to celebrate Screen Free Week and Children's Book Week

Two complementary observances this week will encourage families to disengage from digital devices and focus on reading and other sometimes-neglected activities. 

Local education organizations, libraries and Homewood's book store have planned a number of activities to help celebrate Screen Free Week and Children's Book Week this week, April 29 through May 5.

Friday deadline to apply for Homewood library director position

Candidates have until Friday, April 5, to apply for the job as director of Homewood Public Library. A new executive director is expected to be named May 9.
 

Homewood library supporters urge board members to settle union contract

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Multipurpose Room at Homewood Public Library on the evening of March 20 for the regular board of directors meeting. 
 
More than 100 people from Homewood and beyond converged in the space to pressure the board to take action on long-stalled employee union contract negotiations.
 

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.

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