Ever wondered how your favorite storybook characters from around the world would celebrate Halloween? Discover new cultures through the Multicultural Collection, all while joining in for games, crafts, stories, and refreshments in a family-friendly atmosphere.
What kind of community do you want to live in?
You are invited to share your aspirations for your community of Oak Park. Executive Director David J. Seleb will moderate four Harwood Community Conversations, which are open to everyone, at the library this fall on:
Read stories, sing songs, create a craft and discover how you can make the world a better place. Ages 3-5.
*This program has been rescheduled for July 14th.
Enjoy this historical novel by best-selling author Helen Simonson when Linda Ivy Miller leads a book discussion of "The Summer before the War. " This book is full of the same wit, romance and insight into the manners and morals of small-town British life as her beloved "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand." It's the summer of 1914 and life in the sleepy village of Rye, England, is about to take an interesting turn as the shadow of the Great War looms ever closer to home.
The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
As an environmental activist, author Annie Leonard, travels the world to investigate how we as consumers dispose of our possessions. She advocates for an international cooperative effort to develop domestic and international policies and laws that will reverse our planet's ecological decline and leave a sustainable world for future generations.
The Skeleton Key by Val McDermid
In Edinburgh, a neglected Victorian Gothic building is under construction, when builders find human skeletal remains. Inspector Karen Pirie is called in to work the case. As the investigation progresses, Pirie is surprised to discover that the history of the Balkan wars could play a huge part in discovering the identity of those remains.