Julie Duffin

Books in a Naperville Public Library bag

Summer Reads

Whether you’re hammocking or relaxing poolside, ’tis the season to log some reading…
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Its 17,000-square-foot market now

Celebrating 40 Years

From a humble closet to a regional hub, Loaves & Fishes Community Services has grown…
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Stacks of books on a table

Library Delivery

When James Nichols died in 1895, he bequeathed $10,000 to the City of Naperville, establishing…
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Simulation modules

Cultivating Compassion

A refugee experience simulation promotes understanding Imagine being in fear for your…
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From left, Moose & Me Baking Company employees Justin Elder, Sara Brinkman, Christine Pehlke, Michelle Anderson, Joannah Hanel, founder Megan Elder, Jake Lukens, and Ben Borden

Sweet Opportunities

Naperville bakery has a successful recipe for its employees with special needs Wonderfully…
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‘A Mark in the Road’ by Angelique Burrell

Making Her Mark

Naperville author Angelique Burrell released her debut novel, A Mark in the Road, last…
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Adoptable dogs: Promise and Emmy

Forever Families for All

Angel Dog Alliance supports animal rescues While Teresa Ryan has been helping rescue…
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‘The Death of Us’ by Lori Rader-Day

The Depths of a Murder

Inspiration can come from anywhere. For Lori Rader-Day’s latest crime fiction novel,…
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There’s No Place Like Sweet Home…

Think you know the Windy City? David Anthony Witter’s latest book, Amazing Chicago:…
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‘Beacons in the Darkness: Hope and Transformation Among America’s Community Newspapers’ by Dave Hoekstra

Newspapers in a New Light

Back in the early ’70s, when Naperville was still a small town, Dave Hoekstra began…
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Rory Andrlik

Roar for Reading

Rory Andrlik used to pretend she knew how to read; now she’s an author. A junior at…
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‘Nurturing Boys to be Better Men: Gender Equality Starts at Home’ by Shelly Vaziri Flais

Nurturing Equality

In her new book, Nurturing Boys to be Better Men: Gender Equality Starts at Home, Naperville…
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