July 2022 LibraryReads List

Every month at libraryreads.org, 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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Facebook Movie Night: My Dear Secretary

Monday, August 01, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday night at 7:00 PM for an online screening of a classic movie. This week we’re watching Kirk Douglas and Laraine Day in My Dear Secretary.


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Facebook Movie Night: Mystery Liner

Monday, July 25, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday night at 7:00 PM for an online screening of a classic movie. This week we’re watching John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in McLintock!


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2021 Nebula Award Winners

The Science Fiction Writers of America named the winners of their annual Nebula Awards. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award.


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Campfire Tales Club: The Black God’s Drums

Wednesday, July 20, 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 The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark.


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Facebook Movie Night: McLintock!

Monday, July 18, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday night at 7:00 PM for an online screening of a classic movie. This week we’re watching John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in McLintock!


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The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors in Katterjin, an exclusive, wealthy subdivision in post-Apartheid South Africa. Katterjin's predominantly white status quo is broken when Hortensia, a hugely successful, black designer, purchases the first house that Marion, an equally successful, white architect, ever designed.


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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

The Scooby Gang taught Saturday-morning-cartoon-obsessed-kids that there's a rational explanation for everything and reason triumphs over superstition. Monsters are not real. But what if they were?


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Six Books Featuring Dads for Father’s Day

Father's Day is almost here, the one day of the year when we celebrate our dads. So here are six unforgettable books that feature dads and the complicated, rich, and rewarding role they can play in the lives of their children.


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June Reading Task: Antiracism Books

In honor of Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, this month's task for our 2022 Reading Challenge is to read a nonfiction book about anti-racism. Below you'll find a few recommendations to meet the task, but for even more suggestions, give us a call at 708-867-7828. Your librarians are here to help.


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Facebook Movie Night: Indestructible Man

Monday, July 11, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday night at 7:00 PM for an online screening of a classic movie. This week we’re watching the sci-fi thriller Indestructible Man.


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The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

About 15 years ago, Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg published The Plain Janes and its sequel, Janes in Love, through Minx, a young adult imprint of DC Comics. They were a bit ahead of their time. The graphic novels were critical darlings but sales were slow.


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Facebook Movie Night: Hook, Line and Sinker

Monday, July 04, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday night at 7:00 PM for an online screening of a classic movie. This week we’re watching the Wheeler and Woolsey comedy Hook, Line and Sinker.


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June 2022 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 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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Facebook Movie Night: The Ghost Train

Monday, June 27, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday night at 7:00 PM for an online screening of a classic movie. This week we’re watching the spooky thriller, The Ghost Train.


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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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Movie in the Parking Lot: Encanto

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 8:30 PM.

Motor into the nostalgic days of the outdoor theater as our parking lot is transformed for an in-car screening of Disney's newest hit, Encanto.


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