Homewood Public Library

Feb. 23 is deadline to sing at ‘Hamiltunes’ show

Come out and sing!

The Homewood Public Library is inviting singers to join the roster of those who will take part in the second presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a festive Homewood-style presentation of the hit musical.
 

Homewood library exhibit will help kids make sense of dollars and cents

The Homewood Public Library will be hosting a special exhibit in April to help kids ages 10 to 16 better understand how to make sound decisions when it comes to dollars and cents.
 

Cece Belue serving on Homewood library board

Cece Belue took her seat on the Homewood Public Library’s board at the Jan. 17 meeting. Belue said she stepped forward to take on the position because “it’s an opportunity for me to serve the community in a different capacity.” She is volunteering with the District 153 PTA as fundraising chair and serves with a number of other organizations.

Two new members join Homewood Library board

Two residents stepped forward to fill vacant seats on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees. Tom Nowak and Catherine Uecker were selected from a list of candidates who applied for the two spots. They were sworn in as trustees at the Nov. 15 meeting. 

Homewood Public Library levy shows no tax increase

The Homewood Public Library is not expecting to see an increase in its tax levy, according to Amy Crump, executive director.
 
The board will accept public comment on the proposed levy at a hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. The board’s regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
 

Homewood library hosts musician Phillip-Michael Scales on Nov. 17

The Homewood Public Library’s “Acoustic After Hours” program will feature musician Phillip-Michael Scales performing in a free program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.
 

The songwriter won an International Songwriting Award in 2013. His music crosses folk and soul through catchy melodies. He is the nephew of legendary blues guitarist B.B. King.
 

The intimate program will feature coffee and pastries.
 

Homewood library site for food drive

The Junior Friends of the Homewood Public Library are sponsoring a food drive Nov. 1 through 7 to benefit Respond Now, a social services agency in Chicago Heights.
 
Non-perishable foods will be accepted. For Homewood library patrons with outstanding fines, $1 in fines will be waived for each donated item.
 

Sign up to sing in ‘Hamilton’ karaoke event

If you find yourself singing songs from the hit show “Hamilton,” now’s your chance to say you’ve join the cast at a special Homewood Public Library sing-along event.

Banned Book Week focuses on freedom to select books

Did you know the Bible is the book most often requested for removal from libraries? The American Library Association (ALA) keeps track of how many books are challenged and banned from library shelves and celebrates Banned Book Week to remind people they have the freedom to read. Homewood and Flossmoor libraries are celebrating Banned Book Week through Saturday with displays, videos and a contest.

Tech Take-Apart lets kids see what’s inside

What are the inner workings of a microwave oven? How about a cash register? A computer printer? Kids from age 5 through 15 got to experience first hand how simple machines work when the Homewood Public Library hosted Tech Take-Apart on July 6.

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