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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

January 2021 LibraryReads List

Every month at, librarians across the county nominate their favorite upcoming 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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Five Books for Fans of Andrew Krivak’s The Bear

I hope you enjoyed, The Bear by Andrew Krivak, the first selection for our new Facebook Book Club. If you did, hopefully you'll also like something from this list of books that, like The Bear, explore themes of nature, grief, and facing tragedy with decency and goodness. Head over to the group to find out what January's book will be and join in on our community conversations.

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Paul Farmer Wins 2020 Berggruen Prize

First awarded in 2016 with the overt purpose of becoming a "Nobel prize for philosophy" the Berggruen Prize is a million dollar award given each year to a significant individual in the field of philosophy.

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A Conversation with Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:00 PM.

Meet Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady series. Most recently, he has found acclaim with his memoir Hey, Kiddo, about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive.

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Basketful of Heads by Joe Hill and Leomacs

In the new graphic novel from horror writer (and son of Stephen King) Joe Hill and artist Leomacs, it's the end of the summer and June Branch is visiting Brody Island to meet up with her boyfriend, Liam. Liam has spent the season on the island interning with the police department. He's been taken in by Chief Clausen, famous for his museum quality collection of Viking artifacts.

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One of Us in Next by Karen McManus

"The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide."

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

The cleric and historian Chih is sent record the happenings in the court of the new Empress when the news breaks that Lake Scarlet, a location forbidden to visit by In-Yo, the previous Empress, is now open to visitors. Chih cannot resist the chance to explore the lake country where In-Yo war exiled after her reign.

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Five Books Featuring Costumes

Hooray for cosplay! Dressing up allows us to wear our fandom with pride and to express ourselves however we wish. These books all focus on costuming and feature characters who know how important cosplayers are.

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Cow Craft & Cow Books

Have you "herd" the big news?! Kids can ask for our take home craft when requesting materials for curbside pickup or home delivery. Right now, we're handing out some sweet cow crafts!

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Tiny Pretty Things

Based on the novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things started streaming on Netflix this week. After an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition.

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The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay

Primarily known for her books of social commentary and feminist essays and her opinion contributions to the New York Times, Roxane Gay's writing career has actually been very diverse. From novels and short stories, all the way to comics.

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