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. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on July 30th if you’d like to join …


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Black Ice by Brad Thor

New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most intense thriller yet.

Scot Harvath is having his best summer ever. With a cottage on the fjord, a boat, and his beautiful girlfriend Sølvi, …


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Criterion Collection: Ace in the Hole

Each week we’re recommending a movie from film lover’s favorite home video company, Criterion. The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality with supplemental …


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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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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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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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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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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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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. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on July 16th if you’d like to join …


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Throwback Thursday: Stranger in a Strange Land

It’s Throwback Thursday! Sixty years ago this month, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein was first published.

Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, …


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The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

“There’s a trick to spinning lies. You have to embed the truth in there, just a glimmer of it. That’s the part that will catch people, and it’s what makes the rest of your lies sound like truth, too.”

Although …


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2021 Orwell Prize Winners

The Orwell Prizes are the UK’s most prestigious prizes for political writing. Every year, The Orwell Foundation awards prizes for the work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition “to make political writing into an art.”

Political FictionSummer by


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