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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

2021 Additions to the National Film Registry

Recently the Library of Congress announced the 2021 additions to the National Film Registry, a list of films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” that are earmarked for preservation. These films are not selected as the ‘best’ American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation.


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Hoopla BingePass Offers Unlimited Access to Magazines and Videos

Hoopla, one of our digital library material providers, has launched BingePass, a new type of Instant Borrow that provides Eisenhower cardholders access to The Great Courses Library Collection, over 300 popular video courses ideal for lifelong learners looking for in-depth instruction from some of the world's greatest professors. BingePass also offers access to Hoopla's new digital magazines including popular periodicals such as Cosmopolitan, HGTV, Elle, Fast Company, and Time for Kids.


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December 16, 2021 Special Board Meeting Agenda

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday December 16, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. In the Library Building, 4613 N. Oketo

This will be an in-person meeting. Members of the public …


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BYO Book Club Recommendations

At the last meeting of the Bring Your Own Book Club, a bunch of book lovers chatted about the books we’ve all been reading lately. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on December 17th if you’d like to join us.


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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends Named 2021 Business Book of the Year

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends by Nicole Perlroth has been named the 2021 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year. About the book, Roula Khalaf, FT editor and chair of judges, said: “Cyber security isn’t featuring highly enough on CEOs’ agenda. I hope this award will prompt them to read this book and pay attention.


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Criterion Collection: The Breakfast Club

Each week we're recommending a movie from the film lover's favorite home video company, Criterion. The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film. This week, The Breakfast Club.


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Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

“Hers was tougher than tough love. It was brutal, industrial-strength. A sinewy love that never gave way to an inch of weakness. It was a love that saw what was best for you ten steps ahead, and didn't care if it hurt like hell in the meantime. When I got hurt, she felt it so deeply, it was as though it were her own affliction. She was guilty only of caring too much. I realize this now, only in retrospect. No one in this would would ever love me as much as my mother, and she would never let me forget it.”


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Classic Superhero Serials: Part Six

Mondays, December 06 - March 14, 7:00 PM.

Today, superheroes rule the big screen. But that isn't a new phenomenon. Each week this winter, join us on our Facebook page for online screenings of the classic serial adventures of Batman, Captain America, The Green Hornet, and Captain Marvel.

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Goldenrod by Maggie Smith

The poems in Maggie Smith’s 2021 collection Goldenrod urge their reader to sit still with life’s troubles until something clarifying shines through. Consider these first lines of “At the End of My Marriage, I Think of Something My Daughter Said About Trees:”


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Criterion Collection: Blue Velvet

Each week we're recommending a movie from the film lover's favorite home video company, Criterion. The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film. This week, Blue Velvet.


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Classic Superhero Serials: Part Five

Mondays, December 06 - March 14, 7:00 PM.

Today, superheroes rule the big screen. But that isn't a new phenomenon. Each week this winter, join us on our Facebook page for online screenings of the classic serial adventures of Batman, Captain America, The Green Hornet, and Captain Marvel.

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Stephen Graham Jones Wins 2021 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award

The Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award is given by The Mark Twain Museum Center to the work of fiction published in the previous calendar year (in this case, 2020) that best exemplifies or expresses a uniquely American voice, much in the way that Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn does.


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A Hundred Thousand Welcomes by Mary Lee Donovan

This lovely picture book depicts the word “welcome” across a dozen languages and cultures, portraying diverse families who invite family/friends/strangers to come in and share a meal. We are reminded that hospitality is offered and celebrated across all cultures.


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2021 National Book Awards Winners

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation. A pantheon of writers such as William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Toni Morrison, Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Pynchon, Alice Walker, E. Annie Proulx, Jesmyn Ward, and Ta-Nehisi Coates have all won National Book Awards.


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Writing in the Margins: Winter 2021-22

Former Library Director, Ronald V. Stoch has died. He was 70 years old.

For those of you who don’t know, Ron was the Eisenhower Public Library District’s third Director, a position he held for 35 years. Before that, he served …


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