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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

Help with Access to Literacy

The Access to Literacy Program at Triton College is looking for volunteers who are passionate about serving the community. Would you like to help native and non-native English speakers improve their literacy skills? Call 708-456-0300 ex3365 or email to …

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2024 Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British children’s book publisher John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Beside the Newbery Medal, the committee usually awards Newbery Honors to other books worthy of attention.

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Teen Space Update

After the sprinkler system flood, the staff area behind the Answers Department was unusable and our librarian workspaces were temporarily moved to the Teen Space. Now they have moved again and the Teen Space is open for use by teenagers …

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Winter Reading 2024

January 01 – February 29, 202.

It's the chilliest time of year! Grab your coziest blanket, your fuzziest socks, and warm up with a good book with our Winter Reading Challenge!

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Campfire Tales Club: Trafik

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 6:30 PM.

Escape the ordinary with monthly discussions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novellas. This month's book is Trafik by Rikki DuCornet.

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An Evening with Adam Kinzinger

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 7:00 PM.

Former Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger discusses his bestselling memoir Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty In Our Divided Country, which captures one of the most transformative periods in recent history, and recounts his time in public service.

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2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 by the American Library Association to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.

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Saturday’s Magic Show Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performer of Total-T: Sharing the Wonders of Magic! is unable to perform at Eisenhower Library this coming Saturday (January 27th). But, you still have the chance to see some great magic! The show, Total-T: Sharing the Wonders of Magic!, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 24 from 10 am- 11 am.
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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 including those listed below. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on february 2nd at 3:30 PM. If you’d like to tell us about some books or hear what your fellow readers suggest, join our Zoom chat.

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Practice Battle Recap

We hope everyone enjoyed attending the Practice Battle. As mentioned, the points earned yesterday do not count towards the season's overall battle points. Practice Battle is really just a bit of fun to help acclimate players to Battle of the Books. Even so, it is kind of exciting to see how the teams stacked up!

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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store Wins 2024 Sophie Brody Medal

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has named James McBride's novel, The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, winner of the 2024 Sophie Brody Medal. The Medal is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature.

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February 2024 LibraryReads List

LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. Rather than picking “the best” of anything, LibraryReads represents collective favorites—the books library staff across the U.S. loved reading and cannot wait to share. The December 2023 LibraryReads list includes:

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Flooding Disruptions

Workers will be in the Library today, Monday, January 22nd, 2024, and possibly over the next few days, addressing some of the damage incurred from our sprinkler system mishap last week. There may be some noise while they are doing …

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Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2023

Every year, President Obama releases a list of the best books he's read recently. The list is always interesting for its variety. This year’s selections include award-winning literary fiction, history books, and a lot more.

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Flooding Update

After last Tuesday’s burst sprinkler valve, we had to close the Adult Answer Department to the publci. Tomorrow Saturday, January 20th, 2024, the department will once again be open for you to browse books, movies, games, CDS, etc. The Teen …

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More for Fans of The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins

One of the hottest books of the last few weeks has been The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins. If you read it already and need something similar, or if you're looking for something to read until your hold comes in, here are a few readalikes.

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2024 Storyprize Shortlist

The Story Prize is an annual book award honoring the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction. This year's shortlist is comprised of Wednesday’s Child by Yiyun Li, Other Minds and Other Stories by Bennett Sims, and The Hive and the Honey by Paul Yoon.

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