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Banned Book Week focuses on freedom to select books

September 29, 2017 - 10:52
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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.

Library’s first SmackDown open to young readers

June 28, 2017 - 06:57
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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.
 

Play On: Where the music starts

May 21, 2017 - 23:25
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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

May 10, 2017 - 10:49
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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

April 21, 2017 - 14:53
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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

March 03, 2017 - 14:52
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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

February 02, 2017 - 15:13
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“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.

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