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Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm

How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett

The first draft of this book was not so good. Neither was the second draft. Or the third. Or the twelfth.

Want to learn how this book got made? Here we go! There are tigers, editors, pirates, illustrations, astronauts, machines, …


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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

This is one of only a few known first-hand accounts of the re-education system established by Maoist China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. This movement sought to eradicate bourgeois culture by sending elite youth into rural


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Good Omens

This week, Amazon Studios, The BBC, and Neil Gaiman announced an upcoming six part adaptation of Good Omens, the hilarious 1990 book written by Gaiman with Tery Pratchet.

In Good Omens, the end times have arrived. The Antichrist, Adam …


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Classic Film: L.A. Confidential

Thursday, February 16th, 1:00 PM.

The winter season of our long-running Classic Film Series continues on February 16th with L.A. Confidential. 

In 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen with their own brand of justice investigate a series of murders. Directed …


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Echo Echo by Marilyn Singer

“Ancient Greece: An age of marvelous myths, gone, but not forgotten. Heroes that rise and fall. Heroes that rise and fall, gone, but not forgotten. An age of marvelous myths: Ancient Greece.”

Enter the world of Ancient Greek mythology in …


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Modern Times Film: Going in Style

Tuesday, February 13, 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 pm

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library’s movie collection.

This month’s movie will be Going in Style, the story of three retirees …


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Guess who, Haiku! by Deanna Caswell

“two hands hold a book / guessing animals’ puzzles / written in haiku”

This playful treat of a picture book offers the simplest of haiku riddles to younger readers. The answer to each is an animal and each animal then …


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After Hours Teen Time: Jumanji

Friday, February 10th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

Hang out in the library after everyone else has gone home. Eat pizza, make animal magnets with artist Jessica Van Swol and watch the movie Jumanji. When two kids find and play …


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Friday the 13th

Inspired by the low budget-high box office of John Carpenter’s Halloween, producer/director Sean S. Cunnigham called his friend, writer Victor Miller, and asked him to write “the scariest movie ever made.” Miller went to work, creating a script called …


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The Terror

In 1845, two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror under the command of Captain John Franklin, left England in search of a northern water passage between Europe and China. The expedition never returned.

In The Terror, a fictional imagining …


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Classic Film: Night of the Hunter

Thursday, February 2nd, 1:00 PM.

The winter season of our long-running Classic Film Series continues on February 2nd with Night of the Hunter. 

A murderous religious fanatic marries a widow whose children know where their father hid money stolen …


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A Bike Like Sergio’s

“‘I wish,’ I say, but I know that wishes won’t make money appear.”

Sergio has a really great bike. Ruben only wishes he had a bike at all. With his birthday near, Ruben knows that even if he asked for …


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A New Year of Musicals

My wife and I spent New Year’s Eve with a musical double feature of La La Land and Sing. And it was a great night out at the movies.

La La Land stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as a …


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TV’s Upcoming Literary Adaptations

We’ve had a lot of luck with great TV series based on nook series lately. Game of Throwns, Outlander, Justified, and Orange is the New Black are just a few of the shows adapted from books that …


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