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

Five Books to Watch for in May

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From …


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Bus Trip: Discover Fermilab

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM. $35.00.

Fermilab is America’s premier physics laboratory. Join us for a walking tour of the famous particle accelerator and main control room, see the grounds from the 15th floor of Wilson …


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New on DVD & Blu-Ray for May

A Dogs Purpose Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström, shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through …


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Queen of Katwe

Phiona Mutesi is a preteen girl living in Katwe, a Ugandan slum. When chess teacher Katende invites Phiona into his class he has no idea that she possesses a unique, natural talent for the game, able to think eight moves …


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Jon Shain and Joe Newberry: Crow the Dawn

Jon Shain and Joe Newberry have been friends and mutual admirers for years. After playing a few songs together at a benefit concert they became excited by the combination of their musical styles. Blues and bluegrass, fingerpicking guitar and clawhammer …


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Classic Film Series: Gladiator

Thursday, May 25th, 1:00 PM.

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

When a general is betrayed and his family murdered by the emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to …


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Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color

“Her name was Swatch, and she was a color tamer.”

Do you have a hard time choosing just one color to call your favorite? Then meet Swatch. This young girl collects breathtaking colors from all over and places them in …


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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premieres on HBO this weekend.

Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot, to …


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More X-Files

After last year’s X-Files revival mini-series, a lot of fans were wondering if we’d be seeing more of Agents Scully and Mulder. It turns out the answer is, “yes.”

Today, it was announced that Fox has ordered ten episodes for …


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J Dilla: Motor City

James Dewitt Yancey, better known by the stage name J Dilla, died in 2006 of lupus and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a rare blood disease that causes clots throughout the circulatory system. But during his short 32 years, J Dilla managed …


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Movie Monday: Sing

Monday, May 22, 6:00 PM. Ages 12 & under.

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

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts …


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13 Reason Why Soundtrack

Last weekend, my wife and I got hooked on the new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. If you haven’t seen it, 13 Reasons Why tells the story of a teenage girl who took who own life after recording a …


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2017 Pulitzer Prize

The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today. Established in 1917 by provisions in the will of newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer,  prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. For our purposes, we’ll skip the journalism awards and focus on the Letters …


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Modern Times Film: Sully

Tuesday, May 9th, 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 23rd, 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 Sully, starring Tom Hanks as the plane-saving pilot …


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Midnight Without a Moon

“But in Mississippi you never knew what little thing could spark a flame and get you killed. Registering to vote. Voting. Or even something as little as whistling at a white woman.”

Jim Crow laws are still affecting Mississippi in …


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New on DVD & Blu-Ray for April

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the evil Galactic Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. DVD | Blu-Ray


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