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

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706

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

Thanks But No Thanks

Thanks for thinking of us when you have books to donate, but our Friends of the Library group just can’t keep up with your generosity. Therefore, book donation will be suspended for the summer. The Friends will be happy to

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New on DVD & Blu-Ray for June, 2017

The Young Pope In a surprise upset, American Lenny Belardo ascends to the position of Pope, beating out his mentor Cardinal Spencer. As Pope Pius XIII, Belardo navigates the intrigue of the Vatican while instituting one of the most conservative

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Five Books to Watch for in June

The Child by Fiona Barton – 6/27/2017 As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles …

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Little Nightmares

If you enjoyed the side scrolling puzzle games Limbo and Inside, you’re going to love Little Nightmares.

After waking up in the bowels of a pitch black prison, you guide the rain-coated little girl Six as she tries …

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At C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo last April, Image Comics and Shatterglass Films announced they’re producing a live-action adaptation of the comic book series Revival by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton.

Set in the town of Wassau in …

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Remembering Author Denis Johnson

“This life is but the childhood of our immortality.”

Writer, poet, and playwright Denis Johnson passed away this week at age 67. Best know for his 1992 collection, Jesus’ Son, a series of inter-related short stories about drug addicts …

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Justin Townes Earle: Kids in the Street

For the last ten years, singer Justin Townes Earle has been bearing up under the heavy comparisons to two musical luminaries, his father, alt-country godfather Steve Earle, and his namesake, Texas’ most revered songwriter, Townes Van Zandt.

But on his …

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2017 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

Every year since 1987, The New York Pubic Library has given the Helen Bernstein Book Award to a journalist whose book-length investigative journalism has brought “clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies.”

This year the Bernstein Award …

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Bill Gates’ Summer Reading Picks for 2017

Everyone’s favorite multi-billionaire-computer-geek is back with his annual summer reading picks. As usual, Gates is recommending a varied collection of mostly-nonfiction books that reveal a little bit about his current world view. According to Gates, these books could “make you …

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Classic Film Series: Roger & Me

Thursday, June 22, 1:00 PM.

The summer season of our long-running Classic Film Series continues with Roger & Me. 

A documentarian pursues General Motor’s CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did in Flint, Michigan by …

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2016 Nebula Award Winners

Yesterday, the Science Fiction Writers of America announced the winners of their annual Nebula Awards. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award. …

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Movie Monday: Beauty and the Beast

Monday, June 19, 4:00 PM. Ages 12 & under.

Drop in every other Monday this summer for popcorn and a family movie on the big screen! Look for announcement of movie titles soon.

Belle is taken prisoner by a beast …

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Tales of Sasha: The Big Secret

“Sometimes, I feel like I’m standing at the starting line of a race, waiting for the whistle to blow.”

Sasha is a small plucky young horse who just doesn’t fit into the herd. She admits, “I stink at staying still,” …

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Bus Trip: Lincoln Park Zoo

Sunday, August 06, 2017, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM. $20.00.

Meet Preston, Dudley, Mendela and the rest of the African penguins living in the Zoo’s all new Penguin Cove. Dive below the icy waters of the Arctic Tundra with Siku, …

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Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution

Forty years after debuting as the stereotypical “Angry Young Man” on vocals and guitar on In the City, the first album from The Jam, Paul Weller is back with his 13th solo full-length record.

A Kind Revolution is a …

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Freedom Over Me

“I was enslaved in Central Africa. In chained coffles, I survived the long walk to the coast.”

After reading an 1828 estate appraisement listing only the names, ages, and prices of a family’s slaves, author Ashley Bryan decided to bring …

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First Edition: Go Down, Moses

75 years ago, on today’s date in 1942, William Faulkner’s collection of inter-related short stories, Go Down, Moses, was first published.

Go Down, Moses is composed of seven interrelated stories, all of them set in Faulkner’s mythic Yoknapatawpha County. …

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Modern Times Film: The Girl on the Train

Tuesday, June 13, 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 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 The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt …

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Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

In this graphic novel based on Matt Faulkner’s family history, fourteen year-old Koji lives in San Francisco with his Japanese father and his white mother. Once Pearl Harbor is bombed, with his father stuck in Japan, San Francisco is no …

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