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Chicago Ridge
  The library will present author and Chicago Ridge resident Rod Czlonka at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18. Czlonka survived brain cancer after choosing against accepting doctors’ diagnosis and conventional treatments. He will share his story and discuss how environment affects health. Rod’s book will be sold for $20.
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  The Chicago Ridge Library is at 10400 Oxford Ave. The phone number is 423-7753.

Evergreen Park
  A Billions of Beans contest will be held March 16 through 27. Youths in grades 5 and under may guess the number of jelly beans in the jar on the Youth Services desk. Whoever guesses the closest without going over wins the jellybeans.
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  Weekend Quilters will meet Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Penny Nichols will share her knowledge of quilt of how to make Main Street houses, month by month. Receive the patterns each month to construct a calendar of quilts that can be used alone, as wall hangings or assembled into a quilt top. No sewing machine required. For beginner or veteran quilters.
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  A trip to “Tour Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute” will be Saturday, April 6. A bus will depart the Library at 9:30 a.m. Picasso and Chicago is the first large-scale Picasso display organized by the museum in almost 30 years, and celebrates the 100 year relationship with an exhibit of over 250 of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and ceramics. The bus will return at 2:45 p.m. Lunch is not included. Registration deadline is Monday, March 18; $25 fee is required.
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  Learn to Crochet for adults and teens will be Tuesdays, March 19 through April 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginners bring an H/8 crochet hook; yarn will be provided. All others should bring a current project. Registration required.
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  “Wreck it Ralph” (PG) will be shown Wednesday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. Children may bring their own snacks.
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  Piping Cookies for teens with chef Kate Bradley will be Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Bradley will demonstrate how to create cookie masterpieces by piping frosting designs.
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  Magician John Measner will celebrate Harry Houdini’s birthday with magic and illusion Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
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  Sunday Lego Club for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will meet Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Children will create Lego art using a different theme. The library will supply the Legos.
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  Teen Yoga for youths in grades six through 12 will meet Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. Instructor Joan Zigulich leads through different asanas. Registration required.
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  A Movie Matinee for adults featuring “Gosford Park” and celebrating “Downton Abbey” will be Thursday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. Please register.
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  “Below Stairs: A Servant’s Life in Early 20th Century England” featuring Leslie Goddard will be Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Goddard portrays British domestic servant Margaret Powell based on Powell’s best-selling memoir “Below Stairs.” Program will give a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era and the eccentricities often found among employers. Powell’s 1968 book was among the inspirations for the popular television series “Downton Abbey” and directly inspired the 1970s series “Upstairs, Downstairs.”
  Registration required.
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  After 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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  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.
Green Hills
  The library is collecting Legos to be used in a Lego club that will begin this summer. Bring donations to the library.
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  The library offers the eBook platform 3M Cloud Library, and has a touch-screen Discovery Station where patrons can browse and checkout eBooks. Cloud eBooks can be read on most eReaders, computers, tablets and smart phones. Check out a 3M eReader at the circulation desk. Visit greenhillslibrary.org to get started.
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  Oscar Movie Night featuring “Argo” will be Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. One attendee will win an AMC gift card. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.
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  Paint a birdhouse for youths 5 years and older will be Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. Registration required.
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  Family Movie Time featuring “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” popcorn and lemonade for all ages will be Friday, March 22 at 4 p.m. Registration required.
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  A meet-and-greet with state Sen. Bill Cunningham and state Rep. Kelly Burke will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Registration required.
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  A spring program with Miss Emily will be Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required.
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  Family Bingo featuring trivia between rounds will be Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. Registration required.
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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 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 Friends of the Oak Lawn Library will hold a “Chicago’s Historic Hotels & Tea at The Drake” bus trip Thursday, April 18. In-person registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9 in the library lobby. The trip will visit Chicago’s historic hotels including the Chicago Hilton & Towers, the Blackstone Hotel and the Palmer House. Tea will be held in The Drake Hotel’s Palm Court. Eat finger sandwiches, fresh-baked scones, sweet breads and French pastries. The afternoon wraps up with a tour of the Gold Coast historic district. Trip departs at 10:15 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. Cost is $77 for Friends, $82 for others. Members must present a membership card or receipt to receive the $5 discount. Two-ticket limit. Trip is not wheelchair accessible.
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  The library now offers movie check-out for free. Check-out periods are seven days with no renewals. Oak Lawn residents may check out up to 10 films at a time.
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  The library offers “Temporary Online Patron Registration.” Fill out a registration form at oak lawnlibrary.org/librarycards2.shtml, and visit the Circulation Desk within 14 days to receive a permanent card. Proof of residency in Oak Lawn is required.
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  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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  “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 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 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).