Tag: Homewood Public Library

Coping with COVID: May 8

Illinois sets a new record for COVID-19 tests administered in one day. Homewood and Flossmoor cases edge up. The unemployment numbers released Friday were grim, but the state is trying to meet the huge demand for unemployment benefits. A new program starts Monday that will provide benefits to contract workers.[Read More…]

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Coping with COVID: May 2

Homewood COVID-19 cases continue to rise. New cases and deaths drop slightly statewide. Markham testing site hours and procedures clarified. Homewood Public Library will open the book return during limited times for the rest of May. Flossmoor Public Library continues regular virtual programs.  You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free[Read More…]

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Homewood Library marks 30 years at its address

Hubert and Mary-Kathleen Stalling of Homewood accept cookies from Homewood Public Library librarian Sharon Lade during the 30th anniversary celebration of the library’s move to 17917 Dixie Highway. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle) You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Homewood library staff contract approved after nearly three years

After nearly three years, employees at the Homewood Public Library are now working under a contract. The library’s board voted unanimously to ratify the agreement at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21.   You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in[Read More…]

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Kids clown around Homewood library

It was craziness and laughter at the Homewood Public Library when Dr. Gesundheit made a clown therapy visit. When he introduced himself, Dr. Gesundheit’s appearance with his red bubble nose, red shoes, flowered pants held up by suspenders, orange shirt and crazy hat immediately brought smiles to the audience at[Read More…]

No contract yet for Homewood Library employees

It is more of the same as Homewood’s library staff tries to get its first contract with the library board.  The employees, who have joined the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), ratified the contract May 15, but the document was never shared with the Homewood Public Library[Read More…]

Homewood library employees still waiting for contract

The Homewood Public Library board failed on Wednesday to ratify a contract with its employees represented by AFSCME, saying the board never received a signed contract. At the library board’s May meeting, AFSCME members were anticipating the agreement would be ratified. The board went into an hour-long closed session meeting, and[Read More…]

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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[Read More…]

Fall events

SATURDAY, NOV 26

  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Small Business Saturday in Homewood and Flossmoor. Holiday shoppers can help local merchants succeed.

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