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Library Notes from 1-2-14

Green Hills
  Green Hills Public Library District is located at 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills. For more information, call 598-8446. Registration is made online at greenhillslibrary.org.
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  Jan 3: The winter reading carnival will kick off The Winter Reading Program. Registration is required. Patrons are asked to register for one time slot, either from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., or 4 to 5 p.m. There is a limit of 60 per session. The kick-off will feature carnival games, prizes, and snacks. All ages welcome.
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  Jan. 3 through 31: Library patrons are invited to join the 2014 Winter Reading Program. Children in grades Pre-K through 12 can earn weekly prizes. Adults will also win prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants, bookstores, and more. Everyone is encouraged to read to win. Registration is necessary.
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  Jan. 6: Clarence Goodman will take patrons on a virtual tour of Chicago and its pivotal role in Black history at 7 p.m. when he presents “Emancipation to Inauguration: The Black Experience in Chicago.” The journey will explore Chicago’s first settler to the nation’s current president. Registration is required.
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  Jan. 7: In a class for residents only, patrons can learn computer basics from 5 to 8 p.m. The class focuses on how to find programs and documents, where to start, and customizing a desktop. Registration is limited to four per class. Laptops will be provided.
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  Jan. 8: Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to a Team Day Lego Club meeting at 2:30 p.m. The library will supply the Legos, and students are asked to supply the imagination and building-skills. Registration is required and limited to 25.
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  Jan. 8: Green Team Time with Miss Emily begins at 6:30 p.m. Children 6 to 8 will hear nature themed stories and participate in activities. Registration is required.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Public library is located at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. For more information, or to register for a program, call 422-4990.
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  Jan. 3: Registration begins for middle school and young high school students, ages 11 to 15, seeking service hours. They may earn 10 hours at the library. Their duties will include assisting the Youth Services Department with programs, cleaning and preparing materials for children. The winter session will run Monday, Jan. 13 through March 22. Orientation: will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13.
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  Week of Jan. 6: Local History Coordinator Kevin Korst’s new book, “Images of America: Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967,” is scheduled for release the week of Jan. 6. The book will feature 180 tornado-related images with caption and chapter introductions and will be available at the reception booth for $21.99 (cash or check). Korst’s first book, “Images of America: Oak Lawn,” is still available.
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  Week of Jan. 6: Local History Coordinator Kevin Korst’s new book, “Images of America: Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967” is scheduled for release this week. The book will feature 180 tornado-related images with caption and chapter introductions and will be available at the reception booth for $21.99 (cash or check). Korst’s first book, “Images of America: Oak Lawn” is still available.
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  Jan. 8: The Oak Lawn Community Partnership will hold free health screenings at the library from 10 to 11 a.m. in the lower level meeting room. Personnel from the Oak Lawn Fire Department will give blood pressure screenings. In addition, glaucoma testing will be available. The Oak Lawn Community Partnership is a cooperative alliance between the Village of Oak Lawn, Advocate Christ Medical Center, service organizations, educators, interested community members and business leaders.
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  Jan. 11: In-person registration begins for Chef Kate Bradley’s next visit to the library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Bradley will review her favorite Tex-Mex family recipes, including beef brisket in a slow cooker, chicken posole, cheese and corn casserole, and Texas-style tabbouleh. The fee is $5 and the fee will be returned. There is a limit of 60.