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

New Books: 07/30/2019

Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon
On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer’s twin sister Summer walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again―the door to the roof is locked, and no footsteps are found. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing woman, Autumn must pursue answers on her own, all...

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Classic Film Series: Scarface

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 1:00 PM.

During the Prohibition era, an ambitious and insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success to gain control over the Chicago mob. Starring Paul Muni. 1932. Unrated. 1h 33m.

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Workshop Closed in August

The Workshop will be closed during August while we do some cleaning and rearranging to make the space even more inviting.

Get ready for a whole new Workshop experience in the fall.…

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

He might be gone but he’ll never be forgotten. Drop by the Answers Desk to pick up a free Chance the Snapper coloring sheet drawn by own own librarian, Molly.…

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Classic Film Series: The Big Knife

Thursday, August 08, 2019, 1:00 PM.

To protect his career, a Hollywood actor is pressured into a criminal cover-up. Starring Jack Palance and Ida Lupino. 1955. Not Rated. 1h 51m.

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New Books: 07/23/2019

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know—everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good...

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Maria by Callas

In Maria by Callas, we witness the talent and drama that surrounded the career and life of one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century: Maria Callas. Born and raised in New York and pushed into music at …

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August 2019 LibraryReads List

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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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

“Sometimes she heard night-sounds she didn’t know or jumped from lightning too close, but whenever she stumbled, it was the land who caught her. Until at last, at some unclaimed moment, the heart-pain seeped away like water into sand. Still …

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Central Baptist Book Club: The Last Castle

Friday, August 16, 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 Last Castle by Denise Kiernan
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New Books: 07/16/2019

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
Maddie and Theo have two things in common: 1. Alexa is their best friend. 2. They hate each other.

After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together...

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Modern Times Film Series: First Man

Tuesday, August 13, 2:00 PMTuesday, August 27, 6:00 PM

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library’s movie collection.

This month’s movie will be First Man. A riveting look at the life of the astronaut Neil …

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After Hours Teen Time: Footloose & ‘80s Pins

Friday, August 09, 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 make ‘80s themed lapel pins after …

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Classic Film Series: Pal Joey

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM.

A charming singer woos a rich widow until an innocent chorus girl comes along. Starring Rita Hayworth and Frank Sinatra. 1957. Not Rated. 1h 51m.

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