Beginning June 1st, library staff will be in the building taking phone calls from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday
Materials may now be returned in the drive-up book drops accessible from Wilson Avenue

Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm | Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm
Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

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

Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm

Remembering John Hurt and 1984

A few days ago, actor John Hurt passed away at the age of 77.

The sad news got me thinking about his nearly 60-year-long career. I love a lot of his movies. The Elephant Man, Hellboy, and Alien are all terrific. But, my favorite of Hurt’s roles was that of Winston Smith in 1984. Coincidentally, the book 1984 has recently been at the top of the bestseller lists.

It’s a cautionary, dystopian tale about Winston Smith, a low-ranking member of a totalitarian government that enforces its rule through extreme conformism, constant surveillance, and misinformation. Smith works in the Ministry of Truth, altering history text to reflect the wishes of the government. But he dreams of insurrection.

If you haven’t read 1984 or seen the film adaptation, now is a great time to get to it.

Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Download Audiobook

DVD Movie | Stream Movie

Categories: Adults.

Remembering John Hurt and 1984

A few days ago, actor John Hurt passed away at the age of 77.

The sad news got me thinking about his nearly 60-year-long career. I love a lot of his movies. The Elephant Man, Hellboy, and Alien are all terrific. But, my favorite of Hurt’s roles was that of Winston Smith in 1984. Coincidentally, the book 1984 has recently been at the top of the bestseller lists.

It’s a cautionary, dystopian tale about Winston Smith, a low-ranking member of a totalitarian government that enforces its rule through extreme conformism, constant surveillance, and misinformation. Smith works in the Ministry of Truth, altering history text to reflect the wishes of the government. But he dreams of insurrection.

If you haven’t read 1984 or seen the film adaptation, now is a great time to get to it.

Book | eBook | Audiobook CD | Download Audiobook

DVD Movie | Stream Movie

Categories: Adults.