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Library Notes from 10-10-13

Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.
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  The library invites children of ages 3 to 5 years to Preschool Story Time on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays through Oct. 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 through Oct. 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 Monarch Club for children in kindergarten through third grade will meet at the library, 9400 on Oct. 16 and 23. Participants will listen to Illinois children’s choice book award nominations and have fun with crafts and games. Registration is required. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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  On Thursdays through Oct. 24 kids ages birth to 17 months are invited to enjoy songs, action rhymes, and stories, during Baby Bookworms. The program is offered at either 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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  Yoga for children in grades 3-5 will be offered Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, and 24 at 4 p.m. Certified instructor Joan Zigulich will teach participants to exercise, relax, focus, and strengthen their mind and body through postures, breathing exercises and relaxation. Children should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration is required. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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  The library is offering a Learn to Crochet class for adults and teens on Tuesdays, through Oct. 29 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. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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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. 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.

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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  Meet State Representative Mary E. Flowers (31st District) at the Green Hills Public Library District from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Thursday. Flowers is a strong advocate for seniors and affordable health care. She represents most of Hickory Hills and will answer questions about legislation and any issues that you may be concerned about. Refreshments will be served.
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  There will be Teen Scary Movie Night at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday.
  Hang out at the library to snack on some pizza, pop, and popcorn while we watch “The Grudge.’’ Bring your friends.
  Celebrate Teen Read Week from Oct. 13–19. This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library.” Submit a book review at the Youth Services Desk to enter for a chance to win a gift card. All book reviews will be posted on the Library’s Tumblr Page: greenhillslibraryteens.tumblr.com.
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  There will Microsoft Word 2010 program from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Learn how to create letterheads, charts, tables, and to customize layouts for flyers. Registration is limited to four per class.
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  Award-winning astrophysicist and national lecturer Kevin Manning will guide both young and old on an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Manning uses an engaging style, hands-on activities, and assorted visuals throughout this fascinating exploration.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Library is at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The phone number is 422-4990.
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  The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, has an all-new Kids’ Corner. Highlighted by colorful murals from children’s author and illustrator Kevin Luthhardt, this spacious area offers plenty of outlets for creative play. Younger children can use the sensory wall allowing them to experience various textures, movements and sounds. Others can use the blocks, puzzles, trains and play kitchen.
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  The library will host story-telling, read-alouds, songs and games at “After school Storytime” on at 4:45 p.m. today, Thursday and Oct. 24. Thursdays, Oct. 10 and 24 from 4:45 p.m.
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  The library will host “Baby Time!” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, and Oct. 24 and Oct. 31. Stories, music and free-play are available for ages 6 months to 23 months with an adult. Registration is not required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information about this and other youth programs at the Library, call 708-422-4990 or visit www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
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  The library will offer a “Science Club” for ages 4-13 that will specialize in math and science. Students will be completing hands-on activities in a variety of areas that utilize science, technology, engineering and math topics starting Oct. 21. For more information about this and other youth programs at the Library, call 708-422-4990 or visit www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
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  The library will offer Teen Read Week next week.
  From 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the Young Adult area there will be a raffle of Fierce Reads tote bags, signed book plates and copies of four Fierce Reads.
  From 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, in the lower level meeting rooms dolls will be turned into zombies. All supplies will be provided. Bring your own doll, or use one from the library.
  From 6 to 7 p.m., Manga Mania — Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Young Adult area there will be a discussion of Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa.
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  The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library will host an “Incredible Edibles” bus trip on Thursday, Oct. 17. In-person registration begins Saturday at the Library from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  The tour begins with a one-hour visit to the Long Grove Confectionary Candy Factory in Buffalo Grove, complete with samples and time to shop in the outlet store. Enjoy a deep dish pizza and Chicken Louie lunch at Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg.
  The visit concludes with a trip to Lynfred Winery in Roselle. Tour the cellars of this century old house and taste seven different fruits of the vine. The cost is $79 for members and $84 for non-members. Members must present a current membership card or receipt to receive the $5 discount. There is a two-ticket limit. This trip is not wheelchair accessible.
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  Due to changes with the Village of Oak Lawn’s battery recycling program, the library will now only accept rechargeable batteries. Alkaline batteries do not need to be recycled anymore, since they no longer contain mercury. Rechargeable batteries should be dropped off at the first floor reception booth.
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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.