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Chicago Ridge

T he library will present "Beginning Knitting," a crafting lock-in, from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Bring size No. 7 or 8 single-point needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. It helps if the yarn and needles aren't the same color. Cost in advance is $5.

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T he library is accepting donations for its Hat and Mitten Tree. New and handcrafted winter wear such as hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for adults and children will be accepted at the library through December. All donations will be distributed to local families.

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

Evergreen Park

F ree Hatha yoga for adults and teens will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Classes will be taught by Evergreen Park resident and certified yoga instructor Joan Zigulich of Yoga Pathways. Attendees should bring a yoga mat. All ability levels welcome; no experience needed. Registration for each class required.

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A fter School Homework Help is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Both teachers are bilingual (English and Spanish).

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T he Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.

Green Hills

A dult Winter Reading Club through Feb. 25 will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Prizes include a Nook Color, Kindle Fire, gift certificates to local restaurants and bookstores, and more. Register at the information desk or at greenhillslibrary.org.

Y outh Winter Reading Club, "Reading is SNOW Much Fun!" for youths in kindergarten through eighth grade will be during the same period. Weekly prizes will be awarded. Register at the youth services desk or at greenhillslibrary.org.

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F amily Movie Time featuring Disney's "Brave" and popcorn and lemonade will be Friday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m.

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T hodos Dance Chicago featuring Melissa Thodos and members of her dance company will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Performance will embrace Chicago's history with "The White City: Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893," a one-act piece complete with period costumes and video projections by Chicago filmmaker Chris Olsen.

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M other Goose Story Hour will be Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.

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

Oak Lawn

T he Oak Lawn Community Library Foundation will present a "Movie and Dessert" fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 14. The Valentine's Day event includes a screening of the drama "Chocolat" (PG-13) and sweets provided by local area bakeries and restaurants. The film starts at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Register and pay (cash or check) by Sunday, Feb. 10 at the library's reception booth. Tickets will not be sold the day of the event.

I n "Chocolat" a woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. Starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Alfred Molina.

P roceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Oak Lawn Community Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization governed by volunteer community members. The Foundation was started in 1993 to seek private sector support for maintaining the excellence of materials and services offered by the Oak Lawn Public Library.

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T he library will host a free screening of "Moonrise Kingdom" (PG-13) at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, "Moonrise Kingdom" tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As authorities search for them, the peaceful island community is turned upside down. Starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand.

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L ocal writers can share own original poetry and short stories at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Five-minute time limit per reader. Light refreshments provided.

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T he library will hold a free family program for children of all ages from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 in the lower-level meeting rooms. Dave DiNaso will present a hands-on exhibit and educational experience about reptiles and amphibians. Audience members will be encouraged to touch animals under close supervision. Children need to be able to sit still and follow directions.

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A lecture about the opera "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. A member of the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps will explain the plot, play musical selections and give background on the composer.

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C ertified public accountant Gerald Knight of Tax Busters will present a FAFSA Seminar on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Knight will demonstrate how to estimate an expected parent contribution before submitting a FAFSA application. Strategies for becoming more eligible for financial aid, as well as an explanation of the American Opportunity Tax Credit will be included.

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"Wrigley Field's Last World Championship: The 1963 Chicago Bears" with sports historian Charles Billington will be Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Billington will discuss the uniqueness of pro football during that era, analyze rare film footage of the championship game and identify why so many years of failure followed this legendary team.

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Donuts with Daddies for children 3 to 8 years old will be Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Event will feature stories, crafts and delicious donuts. Advance registration required.

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

Worth

The library subscribes to Zinio, an online magazine stand that enables patrons to read magazines on computers, tablets or phones using web browsers and apps. Must have Worth Library card. Zinio is accessible at worthlibrary.com.

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The library offers Try-It Illinois, which allows access to 300 free databases from more than 40 vendors. Access Try-It at worthlibrary.com (login and password is available at the library).