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

November 08, 2017 - 22:42
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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.
 

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
 

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