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  • Getting Help to Stay in Your Home

    Many individuals would like to stay in their homes as they grow older but need help to make this happen.  For people living in the Northwest Suburbs that help is now available.  North West Housing Partnership is administering the CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders) program.  The goal of this program… Read more »

  • Short Story Discussion: The Short of It

    Join our short story discussion – and find the stories here!

  • Book Discussion Questions: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Title: The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Atwood Page Count: 311 pages Genre: Dystopian Fiction, Literary Fiction Tone: Complex, Introspective, Disturbing, Reflective Summary: Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy. It is set in the near future in which women… Read more »

  • Community Resources Highlight

    Are you or someone you know dealing with homelessness or displacement? Below are a list of agencies who can help. Journeys | The Road Home Northwest Compass The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division The Salvation Army Des Plaines Corp Community Center Catholic Charities – North/Northwest The Harbour (For Youth) For a PADS Shelter schedule, more information… Read more »

  • Songs for the Whole Family

    Being able to break down words into smaller sounds is one of the biggest benefits of singing as it will help children sound out words into smaller parts when they get ready to read independently. We often spend a lot of time in our cars. Take advantage of this time to listen to some fun… Read more »

  • Jump for Jazz

    Digital literacy is the ability to understand, evaluate, and use information when it is presented by a computer, tablet, or other digital media. With so much technology present in our daily lives, we want to provide information to help you navigate the world of technology with your child. If your child just loves music, check… Read more »