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Mary Corrigan

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Mary Corrigan is a Naperville resident, wife, mother of five, and acknowledged bookaholic. Contact her at mary_corrigan@sbcglobal.net.

Naperville Wit & Wisdom

This column, written by a different Naperville resident every month, is dedicated to the wit, wisdom and practical advice that’s been passed down from...

Off the Shelf – Challenges and choices

My mother recently lent me her copy of Mary Higgins Clark’s new novel, Daddy’s Gone A Hunting. I have not picked it up to read yet, since I was...

Off the Shelf – Summer activities in the cities

As school ends, I am looking forward to tackling my very long, yet fun, list of summer activities. Last December, my son, Charlie, had given...

Off the Shelf – Mystery readers come to class

At the start of our Friday school day, the kindergarten class I work with enjoys a visit from a “mystery” reader. The “mystery” reader...

Off the Shelf – Family is set to celebrate Irish heritage

March is an exciting month in the Corrigan house with the variety of West Suburban Irish events scheduled to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. On Wed., March 13, our family will be...

Off the Shelf – Book dates on calendar

While glancing over the community calendar on Positively Naperville’s website, I noticed a variety of fun events listed for the upcoming weeks, including musicals, fish frys and fundraisers. Seussical the Musical, based...

Off the Shelf — Naperville reads again

Naperville Reads has announced the 2013 book selections at Napervillereads.com. "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio was chosen as the children’s book selection. Auggie Pullman, the young boy in Wonder, is enrolled in school after...

Off the Shelf — Happy holidays

On our drive home from celebrating Thanksgiving with family in Cleveland, we listened to the audio version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, in anticipation of the soon-to-be released movie, The Hobbit:...

Off the Shelf — Kindergarten Book-Making

Usually, after lunch, the kindergartners in room K3 have some time to color before the afternoon activities commence. The students’ interest this year has been in...

Off the Shelf — Fall into the homework routine

As is the case in a lot of homes this time of year, homework has been added to the family evening routine. With just...

Off the Shelf — Recommend a good book

With school back in session, the majority of the books I will be reading now will fall under children’s literature genre. My son, Kevin,...

Off the Shelf — Hola! from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Last fall while attending the Infant Welfare Society fundraiser with my Mom and sisters, I purchased a raffle ticket. Usually I tend to write...

Off the Shelf — Reading while camping

After a stop at the library to check out movies for our family camping trip up north, my son, Kevin, and I stopped at...

Off the Shelf — Summertime and ‘Reading is so Delicious’

Now that summer break is here, it is time to sign up for the summer reading program at the Naperville Public Library. The reading...

Off the Shelf

Books always make a difference I am just back from delivering books to the DuPage PADS shelter in Downers Grove, in honor of the first...

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