Beginning June 1st, library staff will be in the building taking phone calls from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday
Materials may now be returned in the drive-up book drops accessible from Wilson Avenue

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

Mastodon: Emperor of Sand

At a time when pop singles are ruling the charts, heady metal rockers Mastodon have put all their energy behind a full-length concept album, best listened to in one sitting.

With pounding drums, swirling guitars, and harrowing lyrics, Emperor of


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Bog Hollow Boys: A Series by C. B. Jones

“No animal is too small, large, cute, ugly, slimy, furry, feathered, stinky, or dirty… Bog Hollow to the rescue!”

A new chapter book series is hitting library shelves. The Bog Hollow Boys are part adventure, part ecology exploration, and part …


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Book Club: The Wonder

Monday, May 01, 2017, 7:00 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village …


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Classic Film Series: The Sea Wolf

Thursday, April 27th, 1:00 PM.

The spring season of our long-running Classic Film Series continues with The Sea Wolf. 

A trio of fugitives given refuge on a sailing ship find themselves at odds with the violent taskmaster of a …


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Twenty Short Story Collections

2017 may be the year of the short story. Many of our most well regarded novelists have highly anticipated collections of short stories coming out this year. And we’re hosting a conversation with Chicago’s preeminent short story writer Stuart Dybek …


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Happy Birthday, Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia on today’s date in 1925. Even though she earned her MFA in the North at the University of Iowa, she spent most of her life in the South, where she became a shining …


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The Jesus and Mary Chain: Damage and Joy

After almost 20 years since their last studio album, Munki, Scottish brothers Jim and William Reid have put aside their long-standing fraternal differences and reunited for a brand new Jesus and Mary Chain record.

Starting in the late ’80s, …


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Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

“Iz tak unk gladdenboot?” “Unk gladdenboot!”

This 2017 Caldecott Honor picture book leaves a lot to the imagination. Written entirely in seemingly nonsense words, readers follow a group of bugs discover, celebrate, and eventually abandon a flower throughout its life …


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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Loo is growing into a teenager and her dad decides it’s time to settle down. After years of constant moves, Loo finds it difficult to fit in at school, deal with boys, and interact with her estranged grandmother. But most


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2016 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

Today the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners o their annual literary award. Founded in 1974, the National Book Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor outstanding writing and to foster a national conversation about reading, criticism, and …


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Milky Chance: Blossom

The first song on the new album from German pop duo Milky Chance sets the stage for everything that follows. A simple, electronic melody and drum beat build until a clean, beachy guitar and singer-songwriter vocals kick in. And that’s …


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Movie Monday: Storks

Monday, April 17, 6:00 PM. Ages 12 & under.

Join us for free popcorn and a family movie on the big screen!

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the …


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Classic Film Series: Gentleman Jim

Thursday, April 13th, 1:00 PM.

The spring season of our long-running Classic Film Series continues with Gentleman Jim. 

As bareknuckle boxing enters the modern era, Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top …


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20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The story of a teenage girl destined to repeatedly save the world from monsters, witches, demons, and (obviously) vampires is celebrating its twenty-year anniversary today.

Created by Joss Whedon (who later wrote and directed the Avengers movies) Buffy the Vampire


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The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

It’s easy to imagine the life of a rock star: Write a song, it becomes a big hit, everyone hears it on the radio, and you make enough money to live the rest of your life in the lap of …


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Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure

“He was beginning to have new ideas about how the earth was formed and how animals evolved in order to survive.”

This picture book depicts Charles Darwin as a young man when he sails the HMS Beagle in 1831. The …


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And the final Battle Scores Are…

Congratulations to all the teams for their performance this Battle Season.

In the winner’s circle: Giles took the lead early during Battle 5 and held on, earning them first place overall. Union Ridge is in second place, and St. Eugene …


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Dark Night: A True Batman Story

In the early ’90s writer Paul Dini’s should have had the perfect life. As a longtime cartoon and comic book fan, he had his dream job, writing for Batman the Animated Series, and he had just won an Emmy …


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Banning A People’s History of the United States?

Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States has long been considered a classic. In it, Zinn tells the story of the U.S. from the perspective of “America’s women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers.” …


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