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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

Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye and Let Your Natural Light Shine

Taking a cue from metallic makeup trends, silver and platinum hair is having a cross–generational moment this spring. Beauty expert Lorraine Massey offers advice for maintaining gorgeous texture and color in her newest book Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye and Let Your Natural Light Shine.

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Loch Ness

When a human heart is found inside the bones and guts of a hoaxed sea monster carcass on the shore of Scotland's famous Loch Ness, small-town detective Annie Redford is assigned to investigate.

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Does It Fart? by Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti

"The African buffalo is among the largest species of ruminants; an adult male can weigh up to 1000 kilograms. African buffalo eat mostly grass, which can be hard to digest and must be consumed in huge quantities to provide enough energy to power such a large animal. Similar to cows, they have four stomach chambers, therefore they produce large quantities of farts."

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Local Flavor: Restaurants That Shaped Chicago’s Neighborhoods

I picked up Local Flavor imagining it was one of these books that lists a bunch of places to visit in the Chicago area. You've probably seen the type. On one page is a picture of a quirky landmark and on the facing page, a few paragraphs tell you why it's worth a trip. A good example is 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss. I like these books.

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Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson is probably best known for her short story The Lottery, an unsettling tale of life in a small east coast town. Her signature blend of darkness laced with pieces of humor shows too in We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House.

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Kendrick Lamar’s Damn Wins the Pulitzer Prize

Since the Pulitzers expanded to include music in the 1940s, the award has only ever been given to classical or jazz composers and artists. This year the selection board broke that tradition and awarded the Pulitzer Prize to rapper Kendrick Lamar for his hip hop masterpiece, DAMN calling it "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."

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Life. How did it come into being? What does it mean? A group of astronauts from all over Earth working on the International Space Station have made it their mission to find the answer.

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After Hours Teen Time: The Addams Family and Juggling

Friday, May 11, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft. This month, watch Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley welcome home their long lost Uncle Fester in the Addams Family movie then make your own juggling balls and learn some juggling basics.

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Good Guys by Steven Brust

In the middle of a crowded restaurant, a man is murdered. Three blasts from a shotgun and no one sees or hears anything. "One second everything is fine; next second there’s a dead guy messy on the floor with a shotgun next to him and blood spreading out and all the nice people freaking out and throwing up." Must have been magic.

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River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

In The Atavast Magazine, Jon Mooallem wrote an unbelievable, but true, story. This is the gist of it: In 1910 there was a meat shortage. The American frontier was all discovered and cattle ranching land was already being ranched. So a Louisiana Congressman named Robert Broussard came up with an idea to make swamps and bayous usable for raising meat animals, specifically hippos. That's right, Hippos. Remember, this is a true story. The American Hippo Bill failed to pass by a single vote.

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