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Green Hills

The library has an eBook service, Axis 360, through which users can download bestselling eBooks for as many as 21 days directly onto a device using the Blio software application. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Place holds on items that are checked out. Service is only available to Green Hills cardholders. To start browsing visit http://ghpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com. For more information call 598-8446.

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Family Movie Time featuring “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” will be Friday, July 27 at 4 p.m. Each person gets popcorn and lemonade. All ages welcome. Registration required.

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Movie Night featuring the documentary “Forks Over Knives” will be Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Registration required.

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The library is collecting first-person accounts of stories of military service to be donated to the Veteran History Project of the Library of Congress. The library is seeking photos, memoirs, and wartime diaries from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Call 598-8446 for more information.

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The library offers Mango Languages, an online language-learning system that can help one learn Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Visit greenhillslibrary.org for more information.

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The library offers Freegal Music, a downloadable music service that provides access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog. The catalog offers hundreds of thousands of songs in more than 100 genres of music.

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The library’s Media on Demand program enables patrons to download best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks, music and video. No late fees. Works include best-selling novels, well-known classics and self-improvement guides. For more information visit mediaondemand.org.

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The library has a scanner available to the public. Pictures, documents, etc., can be scanned and sent to an email, printer or USB device.

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The library offers TumbleBooks!, a collection of animated talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, and read-alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation). Visit greenhills.lib.il.us or call 598-8446, Ext. 117, for more information.

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The Green Hills Public Library is at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills. The phone number is 598-8446.

Oak Lawn

The Next Night Reads selection for August is “11/22/63: A Novel” by Stephen King. A discussion on the book about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will be Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 422-4990 or visit oaklawnlibrary.org.

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The Free Weekly Summer Movie Series will present “Emma” (PG) at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3; “The Accidental Tourist” (PG) at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6; “One for the Money” (PG-13) at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14; and “The Verdict” (R) at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23

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The library will present “Chicken Run” (G) at noon Friday, July 20. Patrons of all ages are invited to bring lunch and watch the comedy escape drama set on a sinister Yorks chicken farm in 1950’s England. No advance registration required. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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The library will hold a free family movie screening of “Ratatouille” (G) at noon Friday, July 27. Remy is a young rat in the French countryside who arrives in Paris, only to find out his cooking idol is dead. When he makes an unusual alliance with a restaurant’s new garbage boy, the culinary and personal adventures begin despite Remy’s family’s skepticism and the rat-hating world of humans. No advance registration required. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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Highway historian Dave Clark will discuss the story of Lincoln’s Illinois in pictures and music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. Clark will present a photographic road trip of Lincoln sites near and along Route 66 from Chicago to Springfield, the Great River Road from Alton to Gulf Port, and the Lincoln Highway from Dixon to Chicago Heights.

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The Local History Department will display a photo exhibit, “Images of Oak Lawn,” from Aug. 11 through the summer of 2013 in the Local History Room. Featuring over 100 images, the exhibit is inspired by the Local History Department’s soon to be published book, “Images of America: Oak Lawn,” and focuses on aspects of Oak Lawn’s history including schools, churches, businesses, Round-Up Days and the 1967 tornado.

“Images of America: Oak Lawn” by library local history coordinator Kevin Korst contains roughly 200 photographs with captions and chapter introductions. The book will be sold at the library’s reception booth for $21.99 beginning Aug. 6.

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“Mr. Lincoln’s Springfield” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Abraham Lincoln called Springfield his home before the presidency took him to Washington. During a tour of the Springfield that Lincoln knew, presenter Nancy McCully will explore Lincoln’s house, law office, the Old State Capitol and the train depot, and venture outside of the city of New Salem where Lincoln lived as a young adult. The tour will also feature highlights of the Lincoln Tomb and the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library will take a trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Springfield on Thursday, Sept. 13. In-person registration will be Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tour the historical exhibit “The Journey” covering the scope of Lincoln’s life, and view “Lincoln’s Eyes” — a multimedia presentation of his life and legacy — at the Union Theatre. Additional trip highlights include “Ghosts of the Library,” a memorable show mixing live actors with special effects, a tour of the Abraham Lincoln home and neighborhood, a visit to the Lincoln Tomb, and a delicious buffet lunch at the Chesapeake House Restaurant. Bus will leave the library at 7 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Cost of the trip is $81 for Friends members, $86 for others. Members must present a current membership card or receipt to receive discount. Two ticket limit. Trip is not wheelchair accessible.

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The library will present “Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax” (PG) at noon Friday, Aug. 12. Patrons of all ages are invited to bring their lunch and watch the story of a 12-year-old boy who searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. No advance registration required. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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“Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America,” a traveling exhibit from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, will be on display through Oct. 2. The exhibit will feature reproduced artifacts and photos from Lincoln’s birth to his assassination. The seven-kiosk exhibit will be free to patrons during regular library hours and will be on the second floor near the Periodicals Department.

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The library is holding the 5th annual Oak Lawn Artist Group Show through July in the second-floor public Art Gallery. Exhibit features dozens of original paintings, drawings and photographs by 19 Oak Lawn Artists including Sally Aleem, Nancy Canellis, Richard Forkin, Herb Forman, Karin Rae Fox, Debra Garelli, Jenny Gembala, Brigit Goudie, Virginia Jachna, Henry P. Keane, Mike King, Lawrence D. Kuhn, Daniel Linehan, Bridget Mitchell, Irene Rogers, Michelle Shinners, Robert R. Straits, Vesta Renee Wendtland and Ronald Williams.

Artists living in and around Oak Lawn who wish to participate in future art shows may pick up an art gallery application at the library’s Reception Booth or at oaklawnlibrary.org.

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The library offers “Accessible Archives,” an electronic resource available at oaklawnlibrary.org. Click on the “Research” tab and select the icon for “Accessible Archives.” The collection features historic periodicals and books and provides eyewitness accounts and editorial observations of events, genealogical records, county histories and Godey’s “Lady’s Book” — a magazine published to entertain, inform and educate women of America. The Civil War collection is noteworthy and presents coverage based on various historical perspectives.

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The Freegal music service is available on the library’s website, oaklawnlibrary.org. Patrons may download up to three songs a week from the Sony catalog with their library card. Freegal includes millions of songs and requires no software to install. Files that can be played on any device including iPods. For more information visit oaklawnlibrary.org.

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Recycle “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos by donating them to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale. The Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias or older text books. The donation drop-off area is near the library’s Cook Avenue entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the Reception Booth to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost five cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases beyond the regular budget. For more information call 422-4990 or visit oaklawnlibrary.org.

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The Oak Lawn Public Library is at 5300 W. 95th St. The phone number is 422-4990.