Cozy Mystery Book Club: Toured to Death

Tuesday, August 24, 7:00 PM.

This month will be discussing Toured to Death by Hy Conrad. Mother and daughter duo Amy and Fanny Abel run a mystery tour travel business. While conducting a tour in Monte Carlo, the writer of their fictional mystery script ends up murdered. So suddenly on top of running their new business venture together, mother and daughter must also solve a real-life case of foul play.

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Family Storytime

Tuesday, August 24, 10:30 AM.

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. You may request a Storytime Kit with items that can be used with all of our storytimes.

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Throwback Thursday: Among the Missing

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Among the Missing by Dan Chaon was first published.

In this haunting, bracing collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering …


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Young Adult & Kids Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, August 21, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

It's time for some great deals on kids and young adult books with the added benefit of free comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Draw with Shapes

Saturday, August 21, 10:30 AM. Ages 4-8 with an adult

Grab your pencil and paper! Follow along step-by-step in an online chat as we use simple shapes to draw a scene.

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August 2021 LibraryReads Hall of Fame

Every month at libraryreads.org, librarians across the county nominate their favorite upcoming books. Any writers who appear on the list three times are moved into the Hall of Fame to recognize their new books while making room on the main list for less well known authors.


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My Favorite Lines: Reading in the Garden

Friday, August 20, 3:00 PM.

Bring a meaningful passage or two from your favorite books or poems to share aloud. In the library's garden, we'll exchange ideas, talk books, and enjoy the sunshine. Please wear your mask and keep socially distanced.

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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

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August 2021 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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Crochet-a-Long: Sunburst Granny Square Bag

Wednesdays, August 04 - 25, 3:00 PM.

Every Wednesday in August we'll work on sunburst granny squares that we will join to create a handy bag. These squares could also be used for any project, such as a baby blanket or pillow, that uses granny squares. Join us each week to share your progress on this or any other fiber based projects you are currently working on.

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The Cellist by Daniel Silva

Master of international intrigue Daniel Silva follows up his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestsellers The Order, The New Girl, and The Other Woman with this riveting, action-packed tale of espionage and suspense featuring art restorer and spy …


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160 Minutes: The Race to Save the Titanic

Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 PM.

At 11:40 PM, the largest ship in the word tragically struck an iceberg. At 2:20 AM, her lights blinked out and left 2229 people thrashing in 25-degree water. Author William Hazelgrove explores the race against time that saved 710 lives and the missed opportunities that might have save 1519 more.

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Family Storytime

Tuesday, August 17, 10:30 AM.

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. You may request a Storytime Kit with items that can be used with all of our storytimes.

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Story Walk & Draw

July - August

Enjoy reading and the outdoors as a story unfolds flower by flower around the library property. Draw art to go along with the story with the provided chalk. The story walk will change throughout the summer so be sure to stop by more than once for some family fun.

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Pen & Ink Writers Group

Monday, August 16, 7:00 PM.

The Pen and Ink Writers Group gathers on the third Monday of each month to read short stories, poems or essays, all inspired by a common theme. Build up your writing skills through practice, presentation and positive critique.

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Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Library Solution helps Norridge and Harwood Heights residents build language skills with dozens of online language lessons and a mobile app that enables learners on the go. Get started using Rosetta Stone with our video tutorial.


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Throwback Thursday: The Fourth Hand

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, The Fourth Hand by John Irving was first published.

The Fourth Hand asks an interesting question: “How can anyone identify a dream of the future?” The answer: “Destiny is not imaginable, except …


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