On November 3rd we will be a polling place only and closed for regular library service.

Mon – Thur: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm | Fri – Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm | Fri – Sat: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Godless

The Western frontier—the source of many of America’s own myths, and the setting of choice for countless storytellers (some better than others). In Godless, a Netflix original released at the end of 2017, creator Scott Frank manages to tell a classic Western frontier tale while also showing some sparks of originality.

The most striking element of the show is the town of La Belle, New Mexico, inhabited almost exclusively by women after a disastrous mining accident kills most of the men in the town; many of the most compelling characters in this Western are these women. The nearby town of Blackdom, founded by black Civil War veterans, provides a window into the history of black soldiers and communities on the frontier. That history is explored further in some books on Eisenhower’s shelves, listed below.

Overall, Godless satisfies with a classic Western tale of good versus evil, while giving space for the show’s phenomenal actors to provide a fresh take on the well-worn genre.

Don’t have a Netflix account? Watch Godless by borrowing one of our Roku streaming devices and use our account.

 

Black Cowboys of the Old West: True, Sensational, and Little-Known Stories from History by Tricia Martineau Wagner
Book | eBook

Black Valor: Buffalo Soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898 by Frank N. Schubert
Book

Men of Color to Arms! Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Book | eBook

Categories: Adults and Blog.

Godless

The Western frontier—the source of many of America’s own myths, and the setting of choice for countless storytellers (some better than others). In Godless, a Netflix original released at the end of 2017, creator Scott Frank manages to tell a classic Western frontier tale while also showing some sparks of originality.

The most striking element of the show is the town of La Belle, New Mexico, inhabited almost exclusively by women after a disastrous mining accident kills most of the men in the town; many of the most compelling characters in this Western are these women. The nearby town of Blackdom, founded by black Civil War veterans, provides a window into the history of black soldiers and communities on the frontier. That history is explored further in some books on Eisenhower’s shelves, listed below.

Overall, Godless satisfies with a classic Western tale of good versus evil, while giving space for the show’s phenomenal actors to provide a fresh take on the well-worn genre.

Don’t have a Netflix account? Watch Godless by borrowing one of our Roku streaming devices and use our account.

 

Black Cowboys of the Old West: True, Sensational, and Little-Known Stories from History by Tricia Martineau Wagner
Book | eBook

Black Valor: Buffalo Soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898 by Frank N. Schubert
Book

Men of Color to Arms! Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Book | eBook

Categories: Adults and Blog.