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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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  Family Movie Time featuring “Madagascar 3,” popcorn and lemonade for all ages will be at 4 p.m. Friday, May 24. Registration required.
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  The library will be closed Monday, May 27.
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  Tasty Tapas with chef Kate Bradley will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Bradley will introduce spicy almonds, vegetable paella, patatasbravas, Spanish meatballs and lemon bar dessert. Samples will be provided. Registration required.
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  Tie Dye for Teens will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. A white t-shirt will be provided; participants may bring their own clothing. Event may be held outdoors, weather permitting. Registration required.
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  The library is collecting Legos to be used in a Lego club that will begin this summer. Bring donations to the library.
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  The library offers the eBook platform 3M Cloud Library, and has a touch-screen Discovery Station where patrons can browse and checkout eBooks. Cloud eBooks can be read on most eReaders, computers, tablets and smart phones. Check out a 3M eReader at the circulation desk. Visit greenhillslibrary.org to get started.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  The library has a scanner available to the public. Pictures, documents, etc., can be scanned and sent to an email, printer or USB device.
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  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.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Library is located at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The phone number is 422-4990.
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  High school students can prepare for final exams with friends at the Oak Lawn Public Library from 2 to 9 p.m. May 20 to 23. Snacks will be provided in the lower level meeting rooms, but extra study supplies will be available throughout the library at the reference, youth services and Help Desk. A schedule of tutor times and a list of available textbooks will be available shortly.
  All high school students are welcome to study throughout the entire library. Staff will assist with wireless access and tracking down project sources.
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  The library will be closed May 26 and 27 for the observance of Memorial Day. 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, 1-5 p.m.

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  Donate your “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library ongoing book sale. The Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias and older text books. The donation drop-off area is near the library’s Cook Avenue entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the Reception Booth to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation.

  The Friends Ongoing Book Sale provides an ever-changing variety of books, magazines and other forms of media at bargain prices. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost five cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases that are beyond their regular budget.
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  Oak Lawn Artists Group Show.
  The Oak Lawn Public Library will host its sixth annual Oak Lawn Artist Group Show from June to August 2013. Oak Lawn artists who wish to participate in this special exhibit can print an application from www.oaklawnlibrary.org or pick one up at the reception booth or art gallery. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 15.
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  Maura Maloney, licensed clinical professional counselor with Genesis Therapy Center in Oak Lawn, will present “Parenting Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the library. She will discuss the challenges that accompany parenting a child diagnosed with ADHD or other autism spectrum disorders including obtaining a diagnosis, how to advocate for your child at school, when and what form of therapy is appropriate, long-term expectations for your child, and reflecting on your own feelings as a parent.
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  The Oak Lawn Public Library will host a free concert featuring “The Convertibles” on Sunday, May 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. This talented barbershop quartet will present ballads from the 1940’s; doo-wop from the 50’s and pop music from the 60’s — plus a few jokes and surprises. Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library. No advance registration required.
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  A free movie screening of “The Impossible” will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24. An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophies of our time. Starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.
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  An evening of good food and fellowship awaits you at the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library 35th Annual Dinner Meeting on Thursday, June 6 at the Hilton Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner program begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per person.
  This event includes a full dinner, early summer trip registrations and the annual free book raffle drawing. Registration is required. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 22.

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  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 time.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  “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.

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  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 perspectives.
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  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.
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  Recycle “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos by donating them to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale. The Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias or older text books. The donation drop-off area is near the library’s Cook Avenue entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the Reception Booth to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost five cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases beyond the regular budget. For more information call 422-4990 or visit oaklawnlibrary.org.

Worth
  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.
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  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).