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Library Notes from 9-12-13

Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.
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  Kindergarten and first grade students are invited to a meeting of My First Book Club on Friday. Participants will read “Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover” by Cece Bell. The book club meeting includes a discussion of the book, activities, and other stories. Copies of the book selection will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion.
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  Members of the community are invited to drop in for an informal conversation with State Senator Bill Cunningham (18th District) and State Representative Kelly Burke (36th District) on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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  The library offers a Pokémon Club for children, grades first through fifth at 2 p.m. Sunday. Participants are asked to bring their Nintendo DS, games, and trading cards to the meeting.
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  The library invites children of ages 3 to 5 years to Preschool Story Time on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from September 16 through October 25. Children will try to have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills.
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  On Tuesdays or Wednesdays from September 17 through October 23 kids ages 18-35 months are invited to Toddler Time, an interactive story time. Registration is required. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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  The library will host a culinary program for adults at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Chef Kate will teach you to take advantage of fall’s bountiful harvest of squash and make it your star ingredient. Samples to taste and copies of her recipes are provided. Registration and a $3 tasting fee are required. The class is limited to 60 participants. For more information, call 708-422-8522.

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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  The Library offers morning and evening sessions of story time and toddler time for your child. Classes are available for children from 18 months to 5 years of age. Call the Youth Services Department to find out when the next session starts!
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  Leslie Goddard portrays Margaret Powell, a kitchen maid and cook who worked in several stately English homes in the 1920s. Powell’s 1968 best-selling memoir, Below Stairs was a key inspiration for the television programs Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. This presentation is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
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  Learn how to create letterheads, charts, tables, and to customize layouts for flyers with Microsoft Word 2010 at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18. Registration is limited to four per class. Laptops will be provided. Residents only.
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  It’s time for crazy craft day. Come and make a craft that you missed or would like to make again. It is open to ages 5 and older and registration is limited to 30. The event is at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 19.
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  Come with the family to enjoy the movie Oz the Great and Powerful. Each person gets popcorn and lemonade. The all-ages event is at 4 p.m. Friday, September 20.
Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Library is at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The phone number is 422-4990.
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  The library hosts is Donuts With Daddies event from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Stories, a craft and donuts are provided for children ages 3-8.
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  The library will host a showing of “The Great Gatsby” at 10 a.m. on Friday. It is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. 2013. PG-13. 143 min.
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  The official dedication of illustrator Kevin Luthardt’s “Imagination” mural in the Youth Services Department is at 2 p.m. Sunday. Luthardt will also read his latest book “When Edgar Met Cecil” and take questions about the mural process. Books will be available for purchase, and Luthardt will autograph copies after the presentation.
  Guests are also invited to check out what’s new in our remodeled Kids’ Corner (a kitchen area, new seating, trains and more). Crafts and snacks will be available from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Worth
  The Worth Public Library District, 6917 W. 111th St., will hold a lecture program at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 with magic by William Pack about “Houdini: His Life and His Legend”. Mr. Pack goes beyond the myths to bring to life the true story of this American icon.
  Pack recently wrote a book titled “The Essential Houdini”. Copies of this book will be available for purchase. This program is suitable for adults, teens and families with older children and uses some audience participation.
  Please register at the library or call 448-2855.
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  The Worth Public Library District, 6917 W. 111th St., will hold a slide / lecture program at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 by Colleen McElroy about the history of Worth.
  McElroy recently wrote a book about the history of the village titled “Worth”. It is published by Arcadia Publishing in the Images of America Series. Copies of this book will be available for purchase. Colleen McElroy is the curator of the Worth Historical Museum.
  Please register at the library or call 448-2855.