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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
708-867-7828

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

2020 Women’s Prize Shortlist

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most respected, most celebrated and most successful literary awards in the world. An annual award, it celebrates the very best full length fiction written by women throughout the world.

The shortlist …


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Virtual Bus Trip: The Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, May 06, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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May 2020 LibraryReads List

Every month at libraryreads.org, 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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The Beekeeper of Aleppo Wins 2020 Aspen Words Award

During a virtual daylong celebration on April 16th, Christy Lefteri was announced as the winner of the third annual Aspen Words Literary Prize for her novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo. “We see wars on our screens and cross paths with …


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Cookbook Club: The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Sunday, May 24, 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

Do you like to cook and talk about food? Pick a recipe or two to try from any of the Pioneer Woman Cooks ebooks available on Libby/Overdrive or Hoopla Digital. You can also find recipes on The Pioneer Woman website. Then join us on a Zoom video chat to let us know how it turned out.

Get cookin' at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86949345401 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 869 493 45401.

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Resumption of Service Plan

We are dedicated to the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community. Therefore we are taking a measured approach to reintroducing library services.

We are currently open with some limited services and new safety precautions, including mask requirements.

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Learn to Draw with Hoopla

Escape to the world of your imagination with nothing but a pencil and paper. Start out small and draw a circle with intense shading or challenge yourself with a self portrait. Regardless of what you draw, you will find that …


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The Chicago Bears and the NFL Draft

The NFL Draft (which will be held virtually this year) begins Thursday and will run through Saturday. While the event has always been available on cable, ABC will also be broadcasting the draft this year for anyone who does not …


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Excited About Kanopy?

I have known about Kanopy for awhile, as a video streaming service, and I am actually SO EXCITED that we are now to our patrons it at the library!

If you have used Hoopla before, this is a similar model …


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Virtual Bus Trip: The Library of Congress

Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Five Books for Earth Day

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses, and hundreds of cities to protest environmental …


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Harry Potter at Home

Have you been wishing to escape away into a magical fantasy land lately? I know have.

J.K. Rowling has launched a movement called Harry Potter at Home, making the series far more accessible to everyone as we navigate …


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Animal Tails, Human Tales

Charming animal characters can be a lovely standin for the humanity in all of us. Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad in The Wind and the Willows, our WE ALL READ book selection, express all kinds of human sentiments and …


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Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman

Fifty-year-old formerly famous childrens’ book author Judy Vogel is anxious. Separated from her anxious, failed musician husband, they still live in the same house in order to support their anxious thirteen-year-old Montessori school attending son.

One day, Judy dons a …


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What We Do in the Shadows

With the premiere of season two of What We Do in the Shadows on FX and Hulu, fans can enjoy the continuing misadventures of Nandor, Nadja and Laszlo as they navigate modern day Staten Island…as vampires.

For anyone who hasn’t …


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