Longtime Library Head Resigns

Emanuel selects San Francisco administrator as replacementWith the city's public library system in transition, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is replacing longtime Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey with a technology-focused administrator from the West Coast.

  • Living legacy: Madisonville library named for longtime Mayor Peter Gitz
    When it came time for him to address his well-wishers, Gitz did so with the same "aw shucks" demeanor that marked his nearly four decades as head of the town's government. "I just felt like we shouldn't be without a library," Gitz said of his drive to get ...
    12/13/2017 - 11:02 pm | View Link
  • Happy ending for the book on Valerie Gross, longtime head of Howard County Library System
    Jim Robey recalls the first one-on-one meeting he had with Valerie Gross, in 2001 after she took the reins of the Howard County Library System. Gross, whose final day as president and CEO of the county's network of six public library branches will be Aug ...
    08/27/2017 - 8:04 am | View Link
  • Library's longtime staff member calls it a day
    "I just knew it was time," she said, "when I woke up and didn't look forward to the day ahead." Brunswick Library head librarian, Suzanne Muniak, who grew up in the community, said, "It won't be the same without her! She was the constant face of the ...
    07/30/2017 - 11:39 pm | View Link
  • Debby Miller, longtime Schaumburg library board member, dies
    "She was responsible for creating a community library that was head and shoulders above all others. Excellence was the goal." Miller, 78, died July 23 at her Hoffman Estates home after suffering a fall, said her daughter, Tracy. A longtime Hoffman Estates ...
    08/17/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Former commissioner challenges longtime incumbent
    Voters head to the polls March 10. Long says he would focus on completing ... He would also make sure the city keeps its library, fire department and police department. "As a small city, we've taken pride in taking care of ourselves," Long said.
    02/11/2015 - 1:53 am | View Link
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    Creation . The Goomba was the last enemy created during the development process of Super Mario Bros. despite being the first encountered. During development, the only ...
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  • Passages: Kevin Polansky, 67, Longtime Coach, NCAA ...
    Kevin Polansky, a local legend in the Loveland, Colorado area, died at a masters swim practice over the weekend in Loveland. He was treated with CPR until an ...
    02/11/2018 - 9:05 pm | View Website
  • Vacaville Public Library
    Vacaville Public Library - Cultural Center Welcome to the Vacaville Public Library - Cultural Center Meeting Room. The conference room has a meeting capacity of up to ...
    02/11/2018 - 4:12 pm | View Website
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