Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

“Or that when white people compliment her (“She’s so professional. She’s always on time”), it doesn’t always feel good, because sometimes people are gonna be surprised by the fact that she showed up, rather than the fact that she had something to say when she did.”


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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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Summer Reading Coloring Page

This year, the theme for our Summer Reading program is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path," taking you on an out of the ordinary reading adventure that takes you everywhere and let's you earn great prizes just for reading.


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Chicago Parent’s Big Book of Schools has arrived!

The Big Book of Schools is a free resource put out by Chicago Parent magazine. Inside its 70 pages is a directory of the schools (private and charter) in the Chicagoland area. Looking for a pre-school? Or, maybe a school for an older child with a particular emphasis? This magazine is for you!


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Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson

“It started with the layoffs, and then it just kept getting worse. I thought I’d get out, and I haven’t been able to, and it’s just a lot. I’m fine. It’s just exhausting to be around people sometimes.”


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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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On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

“There is no way to get around the fact that, whatever legitimate federalism-based issues were at play, slavery was a central reason Anglo-Texans wanted out of Mexico. Using unpaid labor to clear forests, plant crops, harvest them, and move them to market was the basis of their lives and wealth.”


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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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