The Friends of the Chicago Ridge Public Library will present Dinner and a
Movie featuring "The Quiet Man" at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. There will be
corned beef sandwiches, and Chicago Ridge resident and bagpiper Bruce Quintos
will perform. Movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the
Circulation Desk for $10. Registration and payment required by Friday, March 1.
Microsoft Word 2007 Part I will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. Learn how to
create a basic document. Computer mouse skills are required to attend. Register
at the library and pay $5 fee.
Microsoft Word 2007 Part II will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. Learn how
to format a document and work with graphics. Word I or document creation
experience required to attend. Stop by the library to register and pay $5 fee.
The library will present author and Chicago Ridge resident Rod Czlonka at 7
p.m. Monday, March 18. Czlonka survived brain cancer after choosing against
accepting doctors' diagnosis and conventional treatments. He will share his
story and discuss how environment affects health. Rod's book will be sold for
The Chicago Ridge Library is at 10400 Oxford Ave. The phone number is
After School Homework Help is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Both teachers are bilingual (English and Spanish).
The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is
The library has an eBook service, Axis 360, through which users can download
bestselling eBooks for as many as 21 days directly onto a device using the Blio
software application. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending
period and there are no late fees. Place holds on items that are checked out.
Service is only available to Green Hills cardholders. To start browsing visit
http://ghpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com. For more information call 598-8446.
The library is collecting first-person accounts of stories of military
service to be donated to the Veteran History Project of the Library of Congress.
The library is seeking photos, memoirs, and wartime diaries from World War II,
Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Call 598-8446 for more information.
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.
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.
The library has a scanner available to the public. Pictures, documents, etc.,
can be scanned and sent to an email, printer or USB device.
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.
The Green Hills Public Library is at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills. The
phone number is 598-8446.
The library will hold "Kids & Families Rock," a free family program for
children of all ages, from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3. Oak Lawn natives
ScribbleJim and ScribbleJane of ScribbleMonster will present a play-along rock
concert. ScribbleMonster's performance encourages audience participation and
opportunities for creative expression. No advance registration required.
The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library will hold a "Chicago's Historic Hotels &
Tea at The Drake" bus trip Thursday, April 18. In-person registration begins at
9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9 in the library lobby. The trip will visit Chicago's
historic hotels including the Chicago Hilton & Towers, the Blackstone Hotel and
the Palmer House. Tea will be held in The Drake Hotel's Palm Court. Eat finger
sandwiches, fresh-baked scones, sweet breads and French pastries. The afternoon
wraps up with a tour of the Gold Coast historic district. Trip departs at 10:15
a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. Cost is $77 for Friends, $82 for others. Members
must present a membership card or receipt to receive the $5 discount. Two-ticket
limit. Trip is not wheelchair accessible.
Landscape Historian Barbara Geiger presents "The Making of Downton Abbey:
Setting the Scene" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Geiger will show a slide lecture
about landscape designers, land ownership patterns and inheritance laws, and why
changes were inevitable.
The library now offers movie check-out for free. Check-out periods are seven
days with no renewals. Oak Lawn residents may check out up to 10 films at a
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.
The library has the newest and most popular titles and resources in its
collection of eBooks, Blu-Ray and DVDs (movies and TV series), CDs for a range
of music interests, and hard copy books. The library also has a language
learning program and databases. During September, new library card-holders will
add a leaf to the tree in the Cook Avenue foyer and be eligible to enter a
drawing for a book of their choice (one child prize and one adult/young adult
prize up to $35 value each). Cards are available to Oak Lawn residents at the
Circulation Desk. Bring an ID and proof of address.
Books, tapes and CDs not found at the library can be requested online from
another library. For more information call the Interlibrary Loan department or
stop by the Help Desk on the first floor.
"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.
The library offers "Accessible Archives," an electronic resource available at
oaklawnlibrary.org. Click on the "Research" tab and select the icon for
"Accessible Archives." The collection features historic periodicals and books
and provides eyewitness accounts and editorial observations of events,
genealogical records, county histories and Godey's "Lady's Book" - a magazine
published to entertain, inform and educate women of America. The Civil War
collection is noteworthy and presents coverage based on various historical
The Freegal music service is available on the library's website,
oaklawnlibrary.org. Patrons may download up to three songs a week from the Sony
catalog with their library card. Freegal includes millions of songs and requires
no software to install. Files that can be played on any device including iPods.
For more information visit oaklawnlibrary.org.
The Oak Lawn Public Library is at 5300 W. 95th St. The phone number is
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.
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).