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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

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

Sweety by Andrea Zuill

“Occasionally Sweety did things that others had a hard time comprehending. Like the day she gave her book report through interpretive dance.”

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June 2022 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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The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele

So many post-apocalyptic stories are dismal and cynical, focusing on evil people capitalizing on a new chaotic paradigm to do terrible things to other people. Whenever I've read books like Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Steven King's The Stand, or even when watching The Walking Dead, I've often thought that, in a real post-apocalyptic scenario, people would probably work together to rebuild society, rather than tear each other down.

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Voting Information

Find nonpartisan information on registering to vote, where and when to cast your ballot, which candidates are running for office, and more.

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Love, Gilda

In this wonderful documentary, we bear witness to the life and many talents of the late great comedienne and actress Gilda Radner.

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An Evening with Author/Musician Michelle Zauner

Thursday, June 30, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Join us for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart. Jessica Hopper joins her in conversation.

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The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

“You know, I read somewhere that sixty percent of us can’t go more than ten minutes without lying. Little slippages: to make ourselves sound better, more attractive, to others. White lies to avoid causing offence. So it is not like I’ve done anything out of the ordinary. It’s only human.”

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2022 Maine South Summer Reading Selections

At Main South High School, all incoming 9th through 12th graders are required to read one book during the summer. The English Department, with the assistance of school librarian, Suzanne Kowalski, has created a diverse list of titles to choose from. And don't forget that any books you read for school can be counted for Eisenhower's Summer Reading program and help your win stuff like a Nintendo Switch, a $150 Dicks Sporting Goods card, or other great prizes.

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Comfort Me with Apples by Catherynne M. Valente

Sophia lives peacefully with her beloved husband. He’s well-respected in the community and spoils his wife. She is so in love, so content to be his, that her first thought upon waking is “I was made for him.” But who came before?

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Central Baptist Book Club: The Feather Thief

Friday, June 24, 2022, 3:30 PM.

Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the CBV library to discuss a book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

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Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke

“Lonely people tend to scoop out larger spaces of isolation to burrow into by cutting themselves off from others - triggering the self-fulfilling prophecy of preventing rejection by avoiding opportunities for connection. Bonds are weakened, contact is reduced, loneliness fissures outward.”

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Camp Fire Tales Club: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6:30 PM.

Join us in the library's garden this summer for an evening discussion of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novellas. This month we'll discuss A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers.

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Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry

As a teenager I was obsessed with UFOs. For a year or two I read only books about cop circles, close encounters, or alien abductions. I became very well versed in UFO lore. So when I heard the title of Brian Castleberry's debut novel I knew that it was a reference to the 1947 sighting of "nine shiny objects" by pilot Kenneth Arnold, the first widely reported UFO sighting and the incident from which the term "flying saucers" was coined.

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