August Reading Task: Dog Days of Summer

It’s August and we’re in the middle of the Dog Days of Summer. What a great time to read a book about man’s best friend or any other pets for our 2021 Reading Challenge. 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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Family Video Game Night

Get comfy on the couch with your family and these multiplayer games. There is something for everyone to check out no matter what system you have at home. Work together and overcome puzzles or have a big tournament to see who comes out on top.


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ComicFest 2021

September 03 & 04, 2021

Our annual comic convention is going online for the second year! Don your cape, tights, and mask, then join us for a two-day celebration of the best in pop culture.

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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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2020 Nebula Award Winners

Last week, the Science Fiction Writers of America announced 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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2020 Bram Stoker Award Winners

Named in honor of the author of Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards have been given every year since 1987 by the Horror Writers Association in celebration of horror writing in eleven categories, including novels, novellas, poetry, and screenplays. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, and Neil Gaiman.


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Ludwig Goransson and the Mandalorian

When the Mandalorian hit Disney+ last year, it kicked the Star Wars live action franchise in the pants, becoming an overnight sensation. One of the keys to the the show's success is the music by Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson, bringing a whole new feel to the Star Wars universe by getting about as far away from the iconic John Williams themes as you can get.


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Seven Unmissable Books from Molly

From Victorian London horrors to magical realism, here are a few books from Steven Johnson, Shaun Tan, Aimee Bender, Vivian Shaw, Alexander Dumas, Megan Whalen Turner, and Tara Westover that I think are unmissable.


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LitWorks Teen Book Fest: Kiku Hughes

Friday, May 07, 2021, 1:45 PM.

Meet Kiku Hughes, a cartoonist known for her science fiction and fantasy stories in various anthologies, including Avatar: The Last Airbender – Team Avatar Tales. Her new book, Displacement, tells the story of a teenager pulled back in time to experience the Japanese American incarceration camps alongside her grandmother.


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March is National Craft Month!

In 1994, the Craft & Hobby Association created National Craft Month to help people rediscover and learn about the benefits of crafting. Dabble in a fun new hobby, or pull out those trusty old needles, hooks, threads, paints, and spatulas for some fresh experimenting. Get started with dozens of crafting ebooks at hoopladigital.com if you prefer physical books try some from the library catalog.


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2021 Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.


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LitWorks Teen Book Fest: Mayra Cuevas

Friday, April 09, 2021, 1:45 PM.

Meet Mayra Cuevas. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Mayra is a professional journalist and fiction writer who adores love stories with happy endings. Her book Salty, Bitter, Sweet was selected as one of the “YA Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020” by BuzzFeed. It's a slow-burn romance in a cutthroat kitchen for 17-year old Isabella Fields who is trying to realize her dream of becoming a top chef.


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Five Unmissable Books from Katherine

From monsters and ghosts to historical adventures and outsider essays, here are a few books I've read recently from Kate Racculia, Neil Gaiman, R. Eric Thomas, Mackenzi Lee, and Akwaeke Emezi that I think are unmissable.


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