The settlers that followed: Colonial encounters, Native American expulsions, and the founding of Libertyville, 1634 – 1836 C.E.

Welcome back to my somewhat belated second installment on the history of the Native American peoples of Lake County! When we left off in my last post, it was the early 1600’s. In what would become Illinois, the Inoca Confederation had risen to become the most powerful tribal group, while on the East Coast of North America, French, Dutch,…

2018 Tony Awards

I am a Broadway musical nut, and the annual Tony Awards telecast is must-see TV at my house.  Sunday night’s telecast was no exception.  What’s not to like about amiable hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban serving up highlights from the hottest new shows on Broadway?  The Tony Awards now rival the Grammy Awards in…

The 10 Most Popular Lynda.com Courses in May

Do you ever hear chatter around the library about “Lynda this” and “Lynda that?” You’re probably wondering, “Who the heck is Lynda!?” Lynda is a wonderful website that provides thousands of courses ranging from computer software to animation! There’s an informative, captivating, and free(!) course on Lynda for everyone! All you need is a viable Cook…