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 708-867-7828

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

Modern Times Film Series: The Big Sick

Tuesdays, June 12, 2:00 PM & June 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 Big Sick. When a new relationship is interrupted by illness, a stand–up comedian struggles to figure out who he really is and what he truly believes. 2017. Rated R. 1h, 59m.

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Hear a Story Read from Space!

Storytime from Space is exactly what it promises to be. Astronauts have been recorded reading different space and science themed picture books while on the International Space Station. These readings have been posted online for you to enjoy as part of a project of the Global Space Education Foundation in conjunction with other organizations including NASA.

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Central Baptist Book Club: Our Souls at Night

Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:30 PM.

Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the Craft Room to discuss a book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

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Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

It's often said that the only thing that will end political strife on our planet is an alien invasion. Even Bill Clinton repeated that cliché. "Think of how all the difference among people on earth would seem small if we felt threatened by a space invader. Everybody gets together and makes nice."

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Velvet by Ed Brubaker

Ed Brubaker has been writing comics for a while now and he's done a lot of different things with the medium. He'll probably be remembered for his time writing Captain America where he turned the series into a political thriller and introduced the character of the Winter Soldier. His writing undeniably influenced the direction of Marvel's blockbuster movies.

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June 2018 LibraryReads

Every month at, librarians across the county nominate their favorite books. Whichever ten books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. Place holds now to get on the top of the list when these books come out next month.

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Polish Heritage Book Club: Death in Breslau

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Join us every other month for an English-language book discussion group focused on literature related to Poland and Polish culture. This month we're discussing Death in Breslau by Marek Krajewski.

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Bus Trip: Shopping in Lincoln Square

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 AM–2:30 PM. $20.00.

Chicago's Lincoln Square is the perfect place for a shopping spree. Visit The Book Cellar, Savory Spice, Laurie's Planet of Sound, Merz Apothecary, Timeless Toys, The Chopping Block, Gene's Sausage Shop, the Old Town School of Folk Music, and more. Enjoy lunch at any of the neighborhood's many restaurants

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Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff

How many islands did Odysseus pass on his voyage? Where in the castle did Hamlet kill his step–father? What was the footprint of the journey of Huck and Jim? Find out in this collection of maps by pop cartographer Andrew DeGraff.

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Bus Trip: The Science Behind Pixar

Monday, July 23, 2018, 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM. $30.00.

The Museum of Science and Industry takes you behind the scenes of the best animation studio in the business today, responsible for Buzz Lightyear, Dory, and WALL–E. More than just a trip down movie memory lane, this exhibition showcases the scientific concepts used by Pixar’s artists.

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Bus Trip: Butterflies and Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Gardens

Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM. $45.00.

Immerse yourself in a habitat filled with hundreds of beautiful butterflies. Peek into the pupa room to see butterflies emerging from their cocoons. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois. Registration fee includes lunch and tram rides.

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Paddington 2

The first Paddington Bear movie was a true surprise. Despite expectations of mediocrity, Paddington’s story of simple kindness and themes of acceptance won me over.

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