Friday, January 11, 2013
Get out this weekend and enjoy some fun family-friendly activities.
Every Friday we'll feature some family-friendly weekend events that are happening in the Lincoln-Way communities. It could be activities put on by the local park districts, libraries, community-hosted festivities, volunteer projects, church picnics and more. Help Keep the List Fresh. New Lenox SATURDAY, JAN. 12 Hickory Creek Volunteer Work Day Hickory Creek Volunteer Work Day, 8 a.m. till noon at Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Center and Preserve, 141 s. Schoolhouse Rd., New Lenox. Come and enjoy the cool crisp air and the hum of the chainsaw. Learn about native species and more, while helping to clean-up the preserve. To make sure there is enough equipment, register by calling 815-722-7364 or email email@example.com. FREE Duct Tape …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Though the Mokena Public Library District's facilities are located within walking distance of three area schools, it provides numerous programs and services to community members of all ages.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
The novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has people talking thank to its racy content. But that subject matter has also resulted in the book being banned. How have the Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox libraries handled the controversy?
Even if you're not an avid reader, odds are pretty good you've heard something lately about the novel Fifty Shades of Grey. It's one of those rare books—like Twilight, Harry Potter or The Hunger Games—that piques curiosity and courts controversy. But unlike those other books, Fifty Shades, written by E.L. James, is squarely aimed at adults thanks to its erotic themes and graphic sexual content. It's that subject matter that's saddled the novel with the term "mommy porn" and caused libraries in Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin to ban the book. But what about closer to home? Have the Lincoln-Way area libraries, which all carry the book, had any complaints? And what protocols do the libraries follow when it comes to pulling a book from their …