Anthony Horowitz Mystery Venn Diagram

Mom mom Karen and I each read an Anthony Horowitz novel to compare plot details. Of Magpie Murders, my mom says, “It was decent. I would recommend it to someone I knew likes manor house English murder mysteries.” I …


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New DVDs and Blu-rays Without Holds

A whole bunch of DVDs and Blu-rays have just been processed and are waiting to be delivered right to your door. If you live in Norridge or Harwood Heights, place a hold in the library catalog or by calling 708-867-7828. …


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Right Around the Corner

We’ve been busy processing all the book deliveries that came in during the shutdown. These new books are on their way up to get processed and made ready to be checked out by you.Residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights can …


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Hot off the Presses

We’ve been busy processing all the book deliveries that came in during the shutdown. These new books have just finished getting ready to come hang out with you, and currently have no holds!Residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights can place …


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Beaucoup Fish by Underworld

When I was in college for my undergraduate degree, I had an incredibly tough first year. I would go to the park near my dorm, lie on the grass and stare up at the trees and listen Beaucoup Fish by …


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Animal Tails, Human Tales

Charming animal characters can be a lovely standin for the humanity in all of us. Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad in The Wind and the Willows, our WE ALL READ book selection, express all kinds of human sentiments and …


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Quarantine Quizzes & Puzzles

Get your brain going with a COVID-themed puzzle challenge!

Check back each day this week for a new puzzle, each one harder than the last. Let us know when you’ve solved a puzzle and we’ll add your name to a …


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Sloth Crafts by Ellen Deakin

Craft books usually focus on a material theme, i.e. knitting, paper, beads – but Sloth Crafts uses the sloth image to explore all kinds of media.

Projects range from stunning-yet-simple (like the crepe paper sloth suncatcher) to the more complex …


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Shades of White from Country Living Magazine

If you have never thought of white as a complex color, think again. Shades of White explores the versatility of this timeless color in the home setting. With breathtaking photos of rooms whose only common denominator is the thoughtful use …


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Whimsical Stitches by Lauren Espy

I’m the kind of person who thinks eyes and a smile make any inanimate object instantly adorable and irresistible. If that speaks to you (or your inner child) you will delight in every page of Lauren Espy’s Whimsical Stitches: a


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Woodcraft by Barn the Spoon

Even if you never end up crafting with wood, Woodcraft is one of those books that gets you excited about the possibilities. 

The book starts out exploring how to think about sustainable wood as a resource, the best part of …


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Modern Memory Quilts​ by Suzanne Paquette

Modern Memory Quilts goes beyond a sewing instructional book and looks at the emotional drive behind creating. 

Author Suzanne Paquette stresses the importance of celebrating human stories and connections through the medium of quilt making.  Modern Memory Quilts is …


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Quilled Christmas by Alli Bartkowski

Quilling is one of those vintage crafts that has seen a resurgence in the last few years. Alli Bartkowski’s Quilled Christmas elevates the traditional, relatively flat construction of quilled scenes and shows how quilling can be used to construct three …


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Country Living: Christmas at Home

While the snow blows outside, blow away the chill with a bright blast of cheer by flipping through the pages of Country Living’s Christmas at Home.

Half luxurious design spreads, half fun tips for decorating/hosting/baking, this idea book is …


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Cutting Machine Crafts by Lia Griffith

From well-known DIYer Lia Griffith comes a stunning book of hip, modern and fun projects for the home and entertaining.

The designs elevate natural elements and adorable themes into true art objects – the paper plant projects are especially beautiful. …


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Living Libraries

Some library users read to expand their views, learn new things, and surprise themselves. Imagine if instead of getting those elements from a book, you could get them from a real person.

That’s the concept behind Europe’s Living Libraries initiative. …


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Educated by Tara Westover

There’s nothing like a book that makes you cry and laugh out loud.

I brought Tara Westover’s memoir Educated on a cross-Atlantic flight and was excited to spend several hours immersed in this story of extreme culture shock. Tara was …


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