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LIBRARY NOTES from August 1, 2013

Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522
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  A crochet club for teens and adults will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 13. Beginners should bring an H/8 crochet hook; yarn will be provided. Non-beginners should bring a current project. Registration required.
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  The library will be closed on Sundays until Sept. 8.
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  The library is accepting donations of hardcover books, paperbacks, music CDs, videos and DVDs. Magazines, encyclopedias and textbooks are unacceptable.
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  The library is accepting applications for exhibits at its Mini Maker Faire to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The event will celebrate the do-it-yourself mind set by showcasing various projects in a show-and-tell format. Submit projects at evergreenparklibrary.org.
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  The library booth at the Evergreen Park Farmers Market will be offering samples of strawberry shortcake, strawberry recipes and strawberry themed stories and crafts from 10 to 11 a.m. at the market, 89th Street and Kedzie Avenue.

Green Hills
  The Green Hills Public Library is at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills. The phone number is 598-8446.
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  Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Clinic with Frank Tsiones will be Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. Registration required.
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  Learn what makes the Midwest soil special, how it is created, and what everyone can do to save it Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. For persons 5 years and older. Registration required.
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  Children 5 years and older may paint a ceramic pig Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. Registration required.
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  International Vintage Desserts in which attendees can sample and hear the history of desserts brought here area from other parts of the world, as depicted in 1940s through 1980s cookbooks, will be Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Registration required.
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  Green Team Time with Miss Emily featuring nature-themed stories and activities for youths 6 to 8 years old will be Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required.

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  Art Glass Done Wright, about Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art glass windows and doors, will feature a presentation on Wright’s art glass designs Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Children will be guided in creating their own art glass designs using tracing paper, colored pencils, construction paper, and examples of Wright’s art glass designs. Registration required.
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  Family Movie Time featuring “Up” will be Friday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. All attendees get popcorn and lemonade. Registration required.
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  A recycling information session will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Registration required.
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  A “Dork Diaries” party featuring trivia questions and prizes for children 8 years and older will be Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. Registration required.
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  An electronics recycling drive will be held in the Interlochen Drive parking lot at the library Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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  Teen Manicure Night will be Monday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The library will provide a Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail kit. Teens will do their own nails but an instructor will be present to help. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.
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  The foreign film “Amour” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. The film is about Georges and Ann, retired music teachers whose lives change after Anne suffers a stroke. Amour was the 2013 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Refreshments will be served and an AMC gift card will be raffled. Registration required.
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  The library is seeking teen volunteers to help with tis Summer Reading Program. Parental permission is required and volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Sign up at the library. For more information contact Youth Services at 598-8446, Ext. 117.
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  The library offers IndieFlix. Get unlimited access to Award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series that can be viewed on a home computer or portable device. Go to greenhillslibrary.org to start streaming free movies.
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  The library offers books for parents and teachers to borrow for a three-week period. Resources may be helpful for lesson planning and obtaining creative ideas. Books are in the Youth Services Department.
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  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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  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.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Library is at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The phone number is 422-4990.
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  The free family movie “The Croods” (PG) will be Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. After their cave is destroyed, a cave family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy. No advance registration required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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  The free movie “Anna Karenina” (R) will be Wednesday, July 31 at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Set in late 19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
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  Donate gently-used books, magazines, CDs and videos to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale at the Oak Lawn Public Library. The Friends will not accept Readers Digest condensed books, encyclopedias and older text books. The donation drop-off area is near the library’s Cook Avenue entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the Reception Booth to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost five cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases that are beyond their regular budget.
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  The library sponsors three adult writers groups that meet year-round. A general interest group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Writers interested in screen-writing meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Budding children’s authors meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Thursday each month. Meetings include readings, critiques and writing exercises. New members are welcome anytime. No registration required.
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  The library would like to add photos of patrons reading or listening to library books to the library’s Pinterest page, pinter est.com/OakLawnPL. Send photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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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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  “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.

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).