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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 will present “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Registration required. Refreshments will be served.

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The library will present “The Game Plan” at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Each attendee gets popcorn and lemonade. All ages welcome. Registration required.

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“Green Team Time” with Miss Emily featuring nature-themed stories and activities for children 6 to 8 years old will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Registration required.

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Teen Pizza Movie Night featuring “Zoolander” (ages 13 to 17) will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Registration required.

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The library will present “Lunch for 50!” for persons born in the 1960s at noon Friday, Sept. 21. Event will feature free lunch and music by Tim Wilsey. Bring ID for birthday verification purposes.

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