What are the inner workings of a microwave oven? How about a cash register? A computer printer? Kids from age 5 through 15 got to experience first hand how simple machines work when the Homewood Public Library hosted Tech Take-Apart on July 6.
Little Tabitha Waita, 4, of Homewood drew the bow across the fiddle strings and got a nice steady note.
"I did it!" she said.
Tabitha was following her big sister, Hadassah, 7, in giving the fiddle a try at the second annual "Play On" musical instrument petting zoo at Homewood Public Library on Sunday, April 30.
Homewood Public Library employees are forging a new path becoming the first library staff to unionize in the South Suburbs. In February 2016, employees reached out to the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. All but two of the nearly 60 non-management employees signed on to unionize. [Updated Saturday, April 22]
Five candidates are running for three six-year terms on the Homewood Public Library board: Adrienne River, Jacoba Ward, Percy Harris, Lorea Farley and Andrea Stilts. Harris is an incumbent. There are also two unexpired terms on the Homewood library board. Patricia Mosley Smith is the only candidate for the four-year term. There are no candidates for the two-year term.
“Tales to Wet Your Whistle,” a storytelling open mic program for adults with something to share and those who enjoy listening, starts Feb. 8 and continues on Wednesdays through July.
The program, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Homewood Public Library and Grape & Grain Co. The shows will start at 7 p.m. at Grape & Grain, 18031 Dixie Highway in Homewood. There is no cover charge.