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Earth Day 2021

Posted April 8, 2021

By Marsha Lotz – Adult Services Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin proposed in 1969 to have annual national “teach-ins.” Patterned after the 1960’s Vietnam War teach-ins, they were a forum to promote awareness of our growing ecological crisis. About twenty million Americans nationwide participated in the first Earth Day in 1970, and today it engages […]

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3 Big Events Coming In April

Posted March 26, 2021

National Library Week “Welcome To Your Library” April 4-10 National Library Week is the annual celebration of libraries, their staff, and what they stand for in our society.  It has been a long and hard year, but we hope the tide is turning, and we will be able to welcome you once again into your […]

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20 Films To Watch For Women’s History Month

Posted March 4, 2021

By Hope S. – Adult Services Kanopy has some really great documentaries about the History of women. Here are five films that are part of a list of over twenty movies that we have highlighted on Kanopy this month. Here is the link to the rest of the documentaries that are part of a great […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

Posted March 2, 2021

  By Lisa K. of Adult Services Did you know Women’s History Month started out as a week? However, in 1987, Congress passed law 100-9  designating the month of March as Women’s History Month. The country celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to this nation. Here are a few resources that you can use […]

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Black History Month With Kanopy

Posted February 9, 2021

By Hope Standifer – Adult Services Librarian February is Black History Month and there is a curated list of films to enjoy during February. Here are a few summaries of the movies in the list that you can find here: Roots (2016): The classic American saga is reimagined for a whole new generation. This epic 4-part […]

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Black History Month Virtual Tours

Posted February 2, 2021

By Lisa Korajczyk – Adult Services Manager The idea of a celebration of African American achievement was conceived and brought to life by Carter G. Woodson and some of his associates in 1926 with Negro History and Literature Week. Woodson was a Harvard trained historian that believed that people created history, and not just “great […]

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day Virtually With Kanopy

Posted January 14, 2021

Hope Standifer – Adult Services Martin Luth King Day is Monday, January 18th . Here is a selection of movies that you can watch for free on Kanopy: 1) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective: He was the conscience of the struggle for civil rights–and one of its many heroic martyrs. this documentary […]

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Tax Season Updates

Posted December 29, 2020

Last year, the Library was fortunate enough to host AARP and their free tax services, but unfortunately Covid-19 has made it impossible for them to be here this year.  At this time, AARP does not yet know what type of services they will offer throughout the state. There are still some sites through-out the state […]

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Holiday Movies on Kanopy and Hoopla

Posted December 11, 2020

By Hope Standifer – Adult Services Do you know you can watch Holiday movies on Kanopy and Hoopla? When you login to each service you can search for the term “holiday” or specific holiday. Here is a selection of each of some movies from Kanopy and Hoopla: Kanopy The Man Who Invented Christmas: “ This […]

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Holiday Drives 2020

Posted November 30, 2020

Hello all! We are running our annual Holiday Drives! Call the library at 708-748-4431 to schedule your drop off time. Items can be dropped off between 8 AM and 5 PM. Have things bagged so that it is easy for library staff to grab them. From now until January 15 (or until further notice) you […]

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