For Fans of Firefly Lane

The new series Firefly Lane premiered this week on Netflix to great acclaim. Based on the novel by Kristin Hanna, Firefly Lane stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke as best friends who “support each other through good times and bad …


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Throwback Thursday: Infinite Jest

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest was published.

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most …


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Kids Books for African American History Month

February is African American History Month. Spend your stay-at-home time learning more about some amazing Black activists, scientists, musicians, and more.

These are just some of what the library has available, so call 708-867-7828 or search the library catalog to …


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February 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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Winter Reading 2021

December 21–March 06

The new year is a time for reflection and reinvigoration. What better way to do that than to cozy up with inspiring books?

This winter, you can use the website and mobile app, Beanstack to track your reading progress and earn virtual badges.

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The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting

Set in Norway in the 1880s, this novel is part history lesson, part romance, part haunting.

When the local pastor decides to sell the seven hundred year old village stave church to the German government to be reconstructed in Dresden, …


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Throwback Thursday: Intensity

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Intensity by best-selling author Dean Koontz was published.

Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her …


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Modern Romance

Maybe you hate corsets and carriages and you’d never be able to tell the difference between a duchess and a count, but that doesn’t mean you might not want a little romance in your life. For you we’ve skipped the …


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Three Celebrity Kids Book

Many famous people write books for kids. Here are three from last year that were written by an actress, a talk show host, and a pair of political figures.

The World Need More Purple People by Kristen BellActress Kristen …


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Coloring Sheets, Activity Pages, and More!

Hey kids, are you bored at home? In Kids World, we have coloring pages, activity sheets, crafts, hand writing sheets, and more fun ways to keep you busy. Ask an adult to call 708-867-2298 and find out how you can …


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The Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass

It’s January, a time when many library patrons place their holds on Whole30 and paleo-friendly cookbooks for help with their resolutions.

If you’re looking for Whole30 recipes, check out The Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass, available as a physical cookbook …


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Five Unmissable Books from Colleen

From dragons, sorcerers, and pirate ships to empowering romances for teens, here are a few books I’ve read recently from Erin Morgenstern, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Becky Albertali, Margaret Rogerson, and Rosaria Munda that I think are unmissable.

The Starless Sea by


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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 January 29th if you’d like to join …


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Five Movies for MLK Day

Martin Luther King day, observed on the third Monday of January each year, celebrates the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal …


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You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

A telenovela veteran and soap opera sensation fall in love in Alexis Daria’s You Had Me at Hola.

Ashton and Jasmine land leading roles on a new Netflix show, Carmen in Charge. Ashton needs this role to catapult …


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Mother Land by Leah Franqui

When New York native and newlywed Rachel moves to Mumbai with her Indian-born husband Dhruv, the last thing she expects is the arrival of her mother-in-law, Swati, suitcases in hand.

Rachel’s big adventure is turned on its head when the …


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