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Free mental health assessments available

The library, in partnership with Rush University Medical Center is offering free mental health assessments (through prescheduled appointments) for children and adults on Wednesdays from ...
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Cradles to Crayons #GearUpForWinter

Help children #GearUpForWinter

On Saturday, October 19, donate new and like-new children’s essential items to Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that provides children living in low-income and homeless ...
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Shelley Harris with Adapted Boardmaker book

Inclusion is a driving force behind my library work

By Shelley Harris October brings us the sights, smells, sounds, tastes and textures of fall, and has been chosen to highlight awareness of many disability ...
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Horror and thriller films on Kanopy

Check out these titles… if you dare

As the leaves change and the nights grow longer, it's time to prepare for the spookiest time of year! From the creepy to the haunting, ...
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Socktober! Donate new socks here!

Socktober is here! Donations welcome

RELATED: Film Screening & Discussion: The Public, October 27 » Socks are consistently among the most requested items at homeless shelters. All October, we’re collecting ...
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