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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
cover art for The Japanese Lover

On May 11th at 1:30pm we will host a discussion of Isabel Allende's most recent book. Pick up your hardcover, large print, or audiobook copy at the Adult Reference Desk on the lower level.
Spanning generation and continents, The Japanese Lover recounts the romance between Alma Belasco, exiled from Poland during the Third Reich, and Ichimei Fukuda, the son of Alma's adoptive family's Japanese gardener. A deep and tender exploration of questions of identity, redemption, and the role of fate in how our lives play out.

Borrow a Mac!

The Adult and Youth Services Reference Desks now lend MacBook Air laptops for in-library use.
photo of a MacBook Air at the library
These laptops are great for many projects, but you might also just want to browse the Web in a quiet corner of the library. Please visit one of the Reference Desks for details!

Preserve your Past

You may use the newly opened Conversion Station to convert your old analog media into modern digital formats.
Digitizing is a great way to preserve and get more use out of the media you already own.

We support the following formats:

  • VHS
  • Audio cassettes
  • 45 and 33⅓ vinyl records
  • 35mm film & slides
  • 8mm cassettes
  • Negatives
  • Photographs
  • Documents

Learn more about our Conversion Station and book your reservation online.

New Year, New Local Author Collection


We are excited to announce that beginning in January 2016 we are unveiling our new Local Author Shelves.
We will feature fiction and nonfiction books written for children, teens, and adults by authors from Tinley Park and neighboring communities.
Come check out what your friends and neighbors have written! The new shelves will be located behind the Adult Reference Desk on the Main Level and near the elevator upstairs.

*Update* Local authors are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the collection. Details are available on our Special Collections page.

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