Podcast: Runaway Animals in Libertyville

Have you subscribed to the Cook Memorial Public Library Podcast? You don’t want to miss our latest episode. Local history librarian Jenny Barry shares news articles she has uncovered of different animals running wild throughout Libertyville. Listen Now Additional Reading Subscribe to the Cook Memorial Public Library Podcast so you won’t miss the next episode.

Motion Pictures Come to Libertyville

How many movies have you watched from home over the last few years? What TV shows have you been binge watching? Today we take for granted the wide range of visual and audio entertainment that is available to us on demand, whenever and wherever we want it, but it was not much over one hundred…

The Beginnings of Hawthorn Mall

Anyone who has driven by the Vernon Hills Hawthorn Mall recently can see big changes are in store (no pun intended). But how did it all start? From millionaire farmers to small scrappy towns, there’s a surprisingly rich history prior to the arrival of the mall in early 1970’s. During the late 19th and early…