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Chicago Ridge

The Friends of the Chicago Ridge Public Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale Sept. 7 to 9. Gently-used books, audio books, VHS tapes, DVDs, collectible books and CDs will be available at bargain prices. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday ($5 entry, Friends of the Library are free) and Saturday (no fee), and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 (no entry fee, $2 for a bag of books).

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The Chicago Ridge Library is at 10400 Oxford Ave. The phone number is 423-7753.

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 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 library has the newest and most popular titles and resources in its collection of eBooks, Blu-Ray and DVDs (movies and TV series), CDs for a range of music interests, and hard copy books. The library also has a language learning program and databases. During September, new library card-holders will add a leaf to the tree in the Cook Avenue foyer and be eligible to enter a drawing for a book of their choice (one child prize and one adult/young adult prize up to $35 value each). Cards are available to Oak Lawn residents at the Circulation Desk. Bring an ID and proof of address.

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Books, tapes and CDs not found at the library can be requested online from another library. For more information call the Interlibrary Loan department or stop by the Help Desk on the first floor.

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New titles for the Book-Club-In-A-Bag series are now available. Choices range from classics to humorous to young adult and non-fiction and include “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen, “Moloka’ I” by Alan Brennert, “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan, “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green, “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach, “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff and “Mr. Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson. Bags, brochures and bookmarks are located just behind the Help Desk on the first floor.

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The library will be closed Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2 to 3 for the observance of Labor Day, and Friday through Sunday, Sept. 7 to 9 for staff training and special projects. Parking close to the library will be reduced due to the Village’s Fall on the Green festival setup, which will affect the area Sept. 6 to 10. The library’s regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

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Registration for early fall Youth Services programs is currently underway and continues through Sunday, Sept. 16 or until full. Child’s library card must be presented at registration. Additional information regarding activities and events is listed in a program booklet that may pick up at the library or viewed at oaklawnlibrary.org.

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A free movie screening of “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” (PG-13) will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14. A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. Starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.

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Registration begins Saturday, Sept. 1 for the Oak Lawn Library’s CUB Phone Bill Clinic to be held Thursday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Bring phone bill and a Citizens Utility Board expert will meet one-on-one to explain any confusing charges and provide money-saving tips. Register by phone at 422-4990 or in person at the Reception Booth.

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“An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln,” a play in one act, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Max and Donna Daniels portray Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at the end of the Civil War, just before they leave for Ford’s Theater. As the President and First Lady reflect on the previous four years, the play flashes back to the beginning of their lives together.

Program is being held in conjunction with the library’s exhibit “Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America,” a traveling exhibit from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on display until Oct. 2. The exhibit features reproduction artifacts and photos from Lincoln’s birth, to his presidency and eventual assassination. The seven-kiosk exhibit is free to patrons during regular library hours and is on display on the second floor near the Periodicals Department.

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“Images of America: Oak Lawn” by Oak Lawn Library local history coordinator Kevin Korst contains more than 200 photographs with captions and chapter introductions, and highlights the many aspects of Oak Lawn’s history including Round-Up Days and the 1967 Tornado. The book is available for purchase at the library’s Reception Booth for $21.99 (cash or check). Book sales benefit the Oak Lawn Community Library Foundation.

A corresponding photo exhibit is on display and features more than 100 historic Oak Lawn images and dozens of artifacts. The display is in the Local History Room on the library’s second floor. For more information contact Korst at 422-4990.

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