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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. The library’s[Read More…]

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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. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

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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[Read More…]

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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. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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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. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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