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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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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 Free Weekly Summer Movie Series will present “The Verdict” (R) at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23

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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. 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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“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.