Peoria Public Library http://peoriapublicradio.org en Families urged to read over the summer http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/families-urged-read-over-summer <div>District 150, the Peoria Public Library, and “Look. It’s My Book” are teaming up to remind parents of the importance of kids reading through the summer. Research says children who do not read over the summer fall further behind academically. District 150 Superintendent Granita Lathan says that impacts the beginning of the school year.</div><div> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:39:43 +0000 Denise Molina 24261 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Families urged to read over the summer Peoria's Hidden Treasures - October 21, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-hidden-treasures-october-21-2013 <p>As part of the Citywide Celebration of Women Artists, the Peoria Public Library is displaying the Balance Crazy Quilt and other works on loan from the Peoria Historical Society. The Peoria Women’s Club is furnished with multiple artifacts and works of art, including several paintings by sisters Nona and Emily White. And the Peoria Riverfront Museum is showing eight newly-acquired works by women artists.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:55:22 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13714 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - July 19, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-july-19-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with photographer Scott Cavanah. He and Matt Buedel are the creators of the exhibit "Every Other." Over the course of a year, the two took turns creating photographs based on a theme suggested by the other. The resulting photos are now collected in the exhibit. "Every Other" is on display through July 30th at the Peoria Public Library Main Branch. A reception with the artists is Saturday morning from 10:00 to noon.</P> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 9122 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - April 12th, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-april-12th-2013 <P><SPAN class=userContent>Congressman Aaron Schock joins us this week to talk about the 32nd Annual Congressional Art Show and Competition. The show includes works of art submitted by young artists from across the 18th Congressional District; one of the pieces will be displayed in the U. S. Capitol for the next. The show opens with a reception tomorrow&nbsp;at 10:00 AM. Schock will deliver remarks and announce this year’s winner at 11:00 AM.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN class=userContent>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P></P> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 3904 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Public Library has a new chief http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-public-library-has-new-chief <p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:05:10 +0000 Tanya Koonce 1224 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Public Library has a new chief