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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 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

Vacationland by John Hodgman

I rarely laugh out loud when reading. No matter how funny the book is. I have a fine sense of humor and I recognize comedy. I acknowledge it in my head, I just don't laugh. But John Hodgman's new book Vacationland, made me laugh aloud multiple times. In public. While eating soup at Mariano's.

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When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger

Sometime in the 22nd century, after western civilization has given up the ghost, middle eastern countries have risen in importance to fill the gap left by the now-broken super powers, the United States and the Soviet Union.

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Battle Season is Kicking Into High Gear!

If you have not signed up to participate in Battle of the Books this year, contact your school’s Battle Coach! There are great books to read, friends to make, points to earn, and of course, a trophy to win!

Which …

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Bus Trip: Adler After Dark

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:30 - 9:30 PM. $30.00.

The Adler Planetarium's popular adults-only nighttime event offers unlimited access to all the astronomical exhibits, sky shows, and tours of the Doane Observatory (weather permitting). Not to mention the best view of the Chicago skyline in the city. Explore the Museum while enjoying drinks and entertainment.

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Modern Times Film: The Promise

Tuesdays, December 12, 2:00 PM & December 26, 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 Promise starring Oscar Isaac as a medical student involved in a love triangle during the Armenian Genocide. 2016. PG-13. 2h 13m.

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Murder on the Orient Express

Based on the trailer for Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express and its use of the song Believer by Imagine Dragons, you might think the new movie was going to be a stylish, modern, updated adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. It's stylish alright but modern ... not so much. In fact, it's a pretty classically plotted and filmed mystery.

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Bus Trip: Singin’ In The Rain at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 1:15 PM - 6:30 PM. $50.00.

Experience the greatest movie musical with Lennie Hayton’s score performed live by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. MGM’s Singin’ in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, features some of the most iconic dance sequences and enduring songs ever to grace the silver screen.

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Alias Grace

Hot on the heels of Hulu's critically lauded adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, Netflix is getting into the Margaret Atwood business. They have chosen to adapt Atwood's 1996 novel, Alias Grace.

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Landscaping the Library

This week you’ll see some landscapers beginning to work around the library. Some of our trees and shrubs have gotten a bit unruly. They look bad and cause sight line safety issues in the parking. They need to be replaced. …

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There Is No Good Card for This

When friends share their bad news, is it worse to say the wrong thing, or say nothing at all? Artist Emily McDowell compiled all the sentiments she wished her friends had said as she fought cancer and created Empathy Cards: a line of cards that give us the words we struggle to say when a loved one is hurting.

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Bus Trip: The American Writers Museum

Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. $25.00.

Chicago's newest museum explores how writers influence the history, identity, culture, and lives of Americans while honoring some of the nation's best novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, and essayists from Langston Hughes to Mark Twain to Dr. Seuss. Through innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, the American Writers Museum educates, enriches, provokes, and inspires.

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The Child by Fiona Barton

“Dangerous to think you know too much, sometimes, because who really knows someone else? You can scratch the skin, but you never get to the meat of someone else. Into their bones.”

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The Driver by Hart Hanson

If you know the name Hart Hanson, it's probably as the creator of the hit TV series Bones, loosely based on the life and writings of author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs. Bones somehow manages to remain breezy and light despite the grizzly and gory deaths the show's characters are always investigating.

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