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

Six of the Best Young Adult Books of May 2019

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago's life has been about making the tough decisions -- doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her ...

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Drive-Up Book Drop Closed

The drive-up book drop will be closed on Friday, June 7th while the Wilson Avenue driveway is being resurfaced. Sorry for any inconvenience. …

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2019 IACP Cookbook Awards

Every year, the Industrial Association of Culinary Professionals gives its Cookbook Awards to “honor the authors, publishers, and other contributors behind the best cookbooks published each year.”

Awards are given in 16 categories, and one cookbook is selected as Cookbook …

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New Books: 05/28/2019

The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz
“You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late...” These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found ...

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Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

She’s a K-pop star trying to have one unstructured day, one day when she can do anything she wants. He’s a photographer working  on spec for Hong Kong’s most notorious scandal sheet.

16-year old Lucky is rescued by 18-year old …

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Summer Reading 2019

Registration for Summer Reading starts on May 28th. Sign up in Kids World or at the Answers Desk with any valid library card to get an awesome tote bag featuring Kevan Atteberry’s friendly, bunny-loving, bass-playing monster, Declan (while supplies last.) …

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David W. Blight Wins the Francis Parkman Prize

The 62nd annual Francis Parkman Prize has been awarded to David W. Blight for his biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.

The prize announcement calls the book “a biography of a ‘radical patriot,’ who was both a fierce critic …

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Will Eaves Wins 2019 Wellcome Book Prize

British author Will Eaves has been awarded the 10th anniversary Wellcome Book Prize for his novel Murmur, inspired by the life and legacy of Alan Turing.

Taking its cue from the arrest and legally-enforced chemical castration of Turing, Eaves fictionalizes …

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Classic Film Series: The Great McGinty

Thursday, June 06, 2019, 1:00 PM.

Dan McGinty has great success in the field of crooked politics, but he endangers it all in one moment of honesty. Starring Brian Donlevy. 1940. Not Rated. 1h 22m.

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Central Baptist Book Club: The Doll House

Friday, June 21, 2019, 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 The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
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New Books: 05/21/2019

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable ...

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Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore

Looking for something gory, lightning-paced, and sized for your carry-on? Consider packing Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You, Scotto Moore’s sci-fi/horror novella.

This Lovecraftian tribute to the power of song begins when Airee Macpherson, a music blogger, discovers a …

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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl

Fans of Ruth Reichl’s autobiographical works will want to continue the journey with her new book Save Me the Plums.

When Gourmet Magazine ceased publication in 2009, Reichl had been its editor-in-chief for ten years. She chronicles those years …

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June 2019 LibraryReads

Every month at, librarians across the county nominate their favorite books. Whichever books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. Place holds now to get these sure-to-be popular books as soon as possible after they're released ...

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2019 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

The James Beard Foundation Awards are annual awards presented by the James Beard Foundation. Sometimes called the Oscars of the food world, the awards are voted on by more than 600 culinary professionals to recognize the best chefs and restaurateurs …

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After Hours Teen Time: Grease & ‘50s Greeting Cards

Friday, June 14, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, 2019.

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 we’ll stamp, fold, and embellish greeting …

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New Books: 05/14/2019

The Night Window: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz
A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal. A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering ...

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