Homewood Public Library

Library’s first SmackDown open to young readers

The Homewood Public Library is hosting its first ever young readers Book Trivia SmackDown at 6 p.m. on July 26. 
 
SmackDown is a trivia game that will test knowledge on the 2018 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award master list for middle school readers. The event is similar to the Battle of the Books, but SmackDown is an individual challenge.
 

Three new board members serving Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library board of trustees welcomed three new members and approved its 2018 budget at the May 17 meeting. Outgoing board president Murray Barr administered the oath of office to three members. Percy Harris, Adrienne River and Patricia Mosley Smith.

Play On: Where the music starts


Little Tabitha Waita, 4, of Homewood drew the bow across the fiddle strings and got a nice steady note.

"I did it!" she said.

Tabitha was following her big sister, Hadassah, 7, in giving the fiddle a try at the second annual "Play On" musical instrument petting zoo at Homewood Public Library on Sunday, April 30.

One-Minute Movie Festival open to creative filmmakers

The Homewood Public Library is hosting its second annual One-Minute Movie Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. June 29 at the library, 19717 Dixie Highway.
 
“Creativity is the key,” said Kelly Campos of the Homewood Library staff. “Last year’s winners proved you can do some interesting presentations in 60 seconds.” The 2016 videos are at https://youtu.be/4_WIffNwZzM
 

Homewood library staff members join union

Homewood Public Library employees are forging a new path becoming the first library staff to unionize in the South Suburbs. In February 2016, employees reached out to the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. All but two of the nearly 60 non-management employees signed on to unionize. [Updated Saturday, April 22]

Candidates for the Homewood Library Board of Trustees

Five candidates are running for three six-year terms on the Homewood Public Library board: Adrienne River, Jacoba Ward, Percy Harris, Lorea Farley and Andrea Stilts. Harris is an incumbent. There are also two unexpired terms on the Homewood library board. Patricia Mosley Smith is the only candidate for the four-year term. There are no candidates for the two-year term.

Storytelling by and for adults begins Feb. 8

“Tales to Wet Your Whistle,” a storytelling open mic program for adults with something to share and those who enjoy listening, starts Feb. 8 and continues on Wednesdays through July.  

The program, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Homewood Public Library and Grape & Grain Co.  The shows will start at 7 p.m. at Grape & Grain, 18031 Dixie Highway in Homewood. There is no cover charge.

Junior Friends organization sponsors 'food for fines' to help Respond Now

  Three boys, from left, Gehrig Lucas, 7, with Lucas Miller,
  6, and Oliver Weberg, 9, make a game out of sorting

Homewood Public Library hosts International Games Day on Nov. 19

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Homewood Public Library is joining with more than 2,000 libraries around the world for the ninth annual International Games Day @ Your Library celebration.

The library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Patrons will enjoy games from the regular collection, including Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Sushi Go, King of Tokyo and more.

Letters flow into words at Homewood Library’s Spell Check

The teams huddled to finalize the correct spelling of words in the Homewood Public Library’s Spell Check event on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Queen Bees team eventually prevailed at the fundraising event.

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