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The library is closed until further notice. Checkouts are due July 6. Board Meeting on May 27 will be virtual through Zoom.

June 2020

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine

Virtual Event

June 10 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Grammarians is available to download with your Tinley Park library card!

Click here for the eBook: https://mediaondemand.overdrive.com/mediaondemand-tinleypark/content/media/4538750

Click here for the eAudiobook: https://mediaondemand.overdrive.com/mediaondemand-tinleypark/content/media/4616141

This is a virtual event—it will not be held at the library. The live event is interactive, and you may be visible to other participants.

Need help using Zoom? Visit tplibrary.org/faqs#zoom to get started.


"This listen is for lovers of words, lovers of a great story, and lovers of a great narration. Hillary Huber does a fantastic job capturing this wonderful novel about twin girls, their love for each other, and their eventual rivalry." — AudioFile Magazine

An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language.

From the author compared to Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford, not to mention Jane Austen, comes a new audiobook celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language.

The Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. They speak a secret "twin" tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn, instead, to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war, absurdly but passionately, over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition.

Cathleen Schine has written a playful and joyful celebration of the interplay of language and life. A dazzling comedy of sisterly and linguistic manners, a revelation of the delights and stresses of intimacy, The Grammarians is the work of one of our great comic novelists at her very best.

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

Virtual Event

June 18 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The Reckless Oath We Made is available to download with your Tinley Park library card!

Click here for the eBook: https://mediaondemand.overdrive.com/mediaondemand-tinleypark/content/media/4548100

Click here for the eAudiobook: https://mediaondemand.overdrive.com/mediaondemand-tinleypark/content/media/4560311

This is a virtual event—it will not be held at the library. The live event is interactive, and you may be visible to other participants.

Need help using Zoom? Visit tplibrary.org/faqs#zoom to get started.


A new provocative love story from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.

"The story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read." —Brunonia Barry

Their journey will break them—or save them.

A moving and complicated love story for our time, The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic. Zee has never admitted to needing anybody. But she needs Gentry. Her tough exterior shelters a heart that's loyal to the point of self-destruction, while autistic Gentry wears his heart on his sleeve, including his desire to protect Zee at all costs. When an abduction tears Zee's family apart, she turns to Gentry—and sets in motion a journey and a love that will change their lives forever.

"[A] mind-blowing book that has left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of my brain and my shattered heart . . . Prepare to have your mind and heart expanded to their limits." —The Oklahoman