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The library is closed until July 19. Book drops open daily. Chat and reference services unavailable July 4.
  • Reintroducing Services and Reopening the Library

    We're excited to announce that we plan to reopen the building to the community on July 19, with specific guidelines and modifications to keep you—and everyone—safe.

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  • Curbside Pickup

    While we're closed, we have started to offer curbside pickup for existing holds. We appreciate your patience as we work through a long list of holds, and if you have items on hold, our staff will contact you soon to schedule pickup.

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  • Summer Reading is Here

    July 1 – August 15: Summer reading is here! To keep everyone safe, we're making our traditional Summer Reading Challenge available online through Beanstack.

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  • Drop-off Digitization Service

    If all this time stuck at home has convinced you to clean out your closet full of dusty VHS tapes, you're in luck—we are now adapting our popular Conversion Station service for curbside drop-off and pickup.
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Next Events

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Programs & Clubs

Senior Friendly Events
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We host some of your favorite presenters and discussion topics that will enrich, enlighten, and entertain you.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Relive one of Chicago’s favorite amusement parks with historian Cheryl Brown as she revisits the history of the park through vintage photos and video. Signup required through Zoom.
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
See this fascinating woman brought to life in Jenny Riddle's dramatic book review, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie. Signup required through Zoom.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join in the fun as we recall moments from the '50s to the '90s. On the date and time of event, dial 1-312-626-6799 on any phone, then enter meeting ID: 882 0327 0839.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Discussion Group

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Monday, July 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Each week, we will discuss 3 episodes of this TV classic as we watch through the first season. We'd love to hear what you think! Signup required through Zoom.

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Join us online to discuss The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren Signup required through Zoom.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

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Friday, July 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us online to discuss Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. Signup required through Zoom.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Discussion Group

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Monday, July 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Each week, we will discuss 3 episodes of this TV classic as we watch through the first season. We'd love to hear what you think! Signup required through Zoom.

Fairy Tale Theatre Presents Fairy Tale Skits for a Rainy Day

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Friday, July 17, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
12 short & hilarious skits to entertain and amuse the whole family! Written by Alex Alfieri. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Denver, Colorado. Signup required through Zoom.

Fairy Tale Theatre Presents Fairy Tale Skits for a Rainy Day

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Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
12 short & hilarious skits to entertain and amuse the whole family! Written by Alex Alfieri. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Denver, Colorado. Signup required through Zoom.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Discussion Group

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Monday, July 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Each week, we will discuss 3 episodes of this TV classic as we watch through the first season. We'd love to hear what you think! Signup required through Zoom.

Medicare Made Easy

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Learn about eligibility, enrollment, and the benefits of Medicare and Medicare Supplements with Diane Adduci, a community educator and licensed insurance representative. Signup required through Zoom.

The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+

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Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us online to discuss The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ by Suze Orman. Signup required through Zoom.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Discussion Group

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Monday, July 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Each week, we will discuss 3 episodes of this TV classic as we watch through the first season. We'd love to hear what you think! Signup required through Zoom.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Discussion Group

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Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Each week, we will discuss 3 episodes of this TV classic as we watch through the first season. We'd love to hear what you think! Signup required through Zoom.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Discussion Group

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Monday, August 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Each week, we will discuss 3 episodes of this TV classic as we watch through the first season. We'd love to hear what you think! Signup required through Zoom.

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Join us online to discuss Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years. Signup required through Zoom.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Discussion Group

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Monday, August 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Each week, we will discuss 3 episodes of this TV classic as we watch through the first season. We'd love to hear what you think! Signup required through Zoom.

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

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Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us online to discuss Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. Signup required through Zoom.

Virtual Movie Discussion Group

  • Boy

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Watch at home and join us online through Zoom to discuss on July 8. Signup required. 2010 | NR| 88 minutes | Comedy, Drama Watch here: https://tplibrary.kanopy.com/video/boy
  • Wild Strawberries

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Watch at home and join us online through Zoom to discuss on August 12. Signup required. 1957 | NR | 91 minutes | Drama, Romance Watch here: https://tplibrary.kanopy.com/video/wild-strawberries