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Library Notes from 2-20-14

Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.
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  Ongoing: The Evergreen Park Public Library is asking residents to share their time, talents or hobbies with the library. Volunteering gives individuals the opportunity to enrich the quality of life in the community by investing in the public library. There are opportunites to fill an employment gap, enhance personal growth, earn service hours, and meet new people.
  Adult and teen volunteers perform a variety of tasks so that more resources can be directed toward library materials, services, and programs. All that is required is a positive attitude and a willingness to give back to our community.
  Interested residents will need to schedule a meeting with Volunteer Coordinator Kay O’Connor, by calling, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  Ongoing: Members of the community are invited to visit the Evergreen Park Public Library in November and December as it showcases a variety of artwork from Evergreen Park High School students enrolled in studio photography, beginning art, introduction to art, and ceramics/sculpture/jewelry design. For more information, call 422-8522, or visit evergreenparklibrary.org.

Green Hills
  Green Hills Public Library District is located at 8611 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills. For more information or to register for classes, call 598-8446, or visit greenhillslibrary.org.
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  Immediately: Parents wanting to get a jump on challenging their children to read Will 1000 books before kindergarten can stop by the Youth Desk before the official kick-off in June. They are invited to spark their child’s enthusiasm about reading by sharing 1000 books together.
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  Daily: The library offers daily sessions of story time for children 18 months–5 years of age. Parents can register online, or call the Youth Services Department at ext. 117 for more information.
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  February: The Friends of the Green Hills Library will be hosting a fundraiser for the entire month of February. Fannie May candy bars will be available for $1. There are a variety of flavors and no limit to how many patrons can purchase. Candy bars are available for purchase in the Friends Bookstore on the ground level, or at the circulation desk on the second floor. The Friends Bookstore also has put together selected romance novels wrapped in Valentine’s themed tissue paper.
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  Feb. 20: In the library’s Internet basics class, residents can learn how to operate various search engines, bookmarks, favorites, and social media from 5 to 8 p.m. next Thursday. Registration is limited to four per class and open to residents only. Laptops will be provided.
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  Feb. 21: The Green Hills Library will present “Despicable Me 2” during Family Movie time at 4 p.m. Each person receives popcorn and lemonade. All ages are welcome. Registration is required and available online.
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  Feb. 25: The second movie in Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, “Before Sunset,” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Green Hills Library. The trilogy collectively forms a rich experience of romance shaped by place, memory, and time. All three films star Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Céline. AMC gift cards will be raffled off at the end of each night. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required and available online.
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  Feb. 26: Bob Schlacks returns to the Green Hills Library to present strategies for what to do before, during, and after a job interview, the second step after submitting a resume. Patrons will learn how to be confident at their next job interview and stand out from the crowd at 6 p.m. Registration is required, limited to 25, and available online.
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  Feb. 27: In Green Hills Library’s Microsoft Word 2010 class, participants learn how to create letterheads, charts, tables, and to customize layouts for flyers from 5 to 8 p.m. Registration is limited to four per class, available online and open to residents only. Laptops will be provided.
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  March 4: The third and final movie in Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, “Before Midnight” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Green Hills Library. The trilogy collectively forms a rich experience of romance shaped by place, memory, and time. The three films star Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Céline. AMC gift cards will be raffled off at the end of each night. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required and available online.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Public library is located at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The library’s regular hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, or to register for a program, call 422-4990.
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  Tuesdays in February: Toddlers ages 2 to 3, with anaccompanying adult, can listen stories, and participate in fingerplays and movement during toddler time from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the library. Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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  Wednesdays in February: Children ages 2 to 3, with an accompanying adult, are invited to participate in a toddler art class at the library. Toddlers will hear a story, sing, make a process-oriented art project and dance. Aprons are provided. There are two sessions: from 9:30 to 10 a.m., or 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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  Wednesdays in February: The Chess Club is open to youngsters 8 to 15 years old from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Participants should bring their own chess set and clock if they have one. Instructions will be provided. Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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Preschool Art (Ages 3-5)
  Wednesdays in February: Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old can hear a story, sing, dance and make a process-oriented art project, and dance from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Aprons are provided. Registration begins 10 days before each session. The child’s adult must remain in the library.
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Story Break (Ages 5-7)
  Thursdays in February: Children can join in storytelling, reading aloud, songs and games from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library. Each week will feature a different story: Feb. 13: “Lazybones;” Feb. 20: “A Most Unusual Day;” and Feb. 27: “Rabbit Tails.” Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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  Thursdays in February: Children ages 5 to 7 years old can join in storytelling, reading aloud, songs and games from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the library. Each week will feature a different story: Feb. 6: “Tall, Tall Tales;” Feb. 13: “Lazybones;” Feb. 20: “A Most Unusual Day;” and Feb. 27: “Rabbit Tails.” Registration begins 10 days before each session.
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  Feb. 20: Cardiologist Dr. Dinker Trivedi and registered dietitian Mary Gregory of Advocate Christ Medical Center present “High Blood Pressure: How to Treat and Control High Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet” at 6:30 p.m. in the library.
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  Feb. 22: Some Native Americans believed that a spirit lives inside each popcorn kernel, while others used it as decoration instead of eating it. The library will uncover the science behind the pop and participants will eat the discoveries. Different age groups will meet at different times. Those ages 4 to 5 will gather from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; ages 6 to 7 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; ages 8 to 10 from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; and ages 11 to 13 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Registration begins Feb. 12.
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  Feb. 23: The library will host a free lecture on the opera “Rusalka,” at 1:30 p.m. A member of the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps will explain the plot, play musical selections and give background on the composer. Sponsoring this program are the Friends of the Oak Lawn Public Library.
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  Feb. 25: A free movie screening of “Enough Said” will be held at 2 and 6:30 p.m. in the library. The plot centers around a divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in, and learning he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. The movie stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. It is rated PG-13 and is 93 minutes long.
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Herbs for Home and Health
  Feb. 26: The Prairie Godmothers, who embrace nature and gardening, will teach participants what herbs to grow; how to grow them; how to use sweet and savory herbs in the kitchen; and how to blend healing herbs for the bath, at 7 p.m. at the library. In-person registration has begun. The fee is $5 per person. There is a limit of 20 per class.