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Remembering Elie Wiesel (September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016)

Elie Wiesel, best known for his autobiographical novel Night, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016. With his death, the world has lost not only a compelling author and an unwavering advocate for peace and tolerance, but also a "living memorial" who spoke of the unspeakable, recalling the atrocities of the Holocaust and rendering them indelible in the public conscience. Read more...

Civil War Artifacts

Local Civil War history buff, Dan Michalak, has shared some artifacts from his collection.

Come check them out next time you stop in at the library. You can find them in the display case near the Checkout Desk.

Remembering Prince


Prince, described by The New York Times as "a master architect of funk, rock, R&B and pop" and "a unifier of dualities," passed away Thursday, at his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota.

The multi-talented artist transcended the boundaries between music, fashion, and activism, and left an indelible mark each. Despite his talent and fame, Prince was a quiet, unassuming, and fiercely private individual and remained a dedicated, lifelong resident of Minnesota. His achievements include seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award, but Prince's activism is perhaps the most touching part of his legacy.


Love & Literature

Man and woman carrying stacks of books shaped like a heart

This introspective librarian often looks to literature to find the words that come closest to capturing the ineffable parts of human existence. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to hit the books in search of mankind’s most beautiful, flattering self-portrait— our capacity to love?

New Comics Added to Hoopla

You like your comics with a touch of the supernatural, or sci-fi? Hoopla, our new partner for digital media, has just added a bunch of new graphic novel series from Image Comics to their lineup. Currently, you can download The Walking Dead (volumes 1-23), Spawn Origins (volumes 1-10), Saga, Morning Glories, Invincible, and Chew.

Now you can get right into the action when you read these comics right from the Hoopla app (App Store or Google Play). Their new Action-View provides one-of-a-kind immersive panel-by-panel reading experience.

Remembering Oliver Sacks

Famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died yesterday, August 30th, 2015. People who loved his writings will surely miss his humor, charm, and insight.

In honor of his passing, I've put together a collection of his writings. Perhaps after seeing some of these you will recall a favorite passage of his in a book that you've already read, or you may discover something new you would like to read.

3rd Annual Geocaching Contest Winners

The drawing for this year's prizes is now complete in the Third Annual Multi-Library Geocaching Competition. Unfortunately, I'm sorry to say that no one from Tinley Park won this year. Winning geocaching teams were from Oak Lawn, Lansing, Palos Heights, and Alsip/Merrionette Park libraries.

I hope you had fun exploring the area's libraries and finding their geocaches. Thank you for playing, and come back next year for the Fourth Annual Multi-Library Geocaching Competition!