Chicago Consumers Checkbook

Did you know that you have access to Chicago Consumers Checkbook from home with your library card. This resource includes reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more. Click here for more information.

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The Peanuts eComic Now Available on Hoopla

Did you see the new Peanuts movie this weekend? You can read the eComic about Charlie Brown and his pals through your smart phone or tablet using the library's Hoopla service. Simply click here to create an account and begin laughing with Snoopy and company.

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Event Notifications

Patrons who have signed up for notifications about, or confirmations of, events happening at the Library, might receive an email requesting that they verify their email address. This email comes from Please follow the directions and verify your email address if you wish to keep receiving such notifications or confirmations.

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Automatically Check Out a Hold in My Media Mall

You can now set your preference to ‘auto-checkout’ a hold on a title when it becomes available. Users who select this option will receive a notification when their title is available confirming that it has been checked out and can be found on their Account bookshelf.

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Fantastic Halloween Entertainment with Hoopla

Scare up some great Halloween entertainment this month with Hoopla. Check out some great Halloween titles in October including movies, tv shows, and comics. Watch a scary movie like Halloween II, laugh at the spooky antics of The Addams Family, or read about the undead in the popular eComic, The Walking Dead. Click here to get started.

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And the winner is

With 20.9% of the vote, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle won the first annual Favorite Banned/Challenged Book poll.  Published in 1962, winner of the Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, this favorite of readers of all ages has never been out of print.

It is frequently challenged for undermining religious beliefs and allegations that it promotes witchcraft.  Thanks to everyone who voted!  Here is a rundown of the results.

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Check Out The National Geographic Magazine Archive

Did you know that you have full access to the online archive of National Geographic, 1888-present. Explore the articles and photographs that made this magazine so famous.  You can search by topic, photograph, or issue. With a Highland Park library card, you can even view this from home. For access, click here.

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Celebrate your freedom to read

Banned Books Week, September 27 to October 3, promotes awareness of challenges to library materials and celebrates freedom of speech.  This year, you can vote for your favorite banned or challenged book. A ballot is available on the Big Touch across from the checkout desk.  If you can't make it to the library, you can vote from your computer by clicking here .

There will be a ten minute pop up program, "The Power of Words: Banned Books That Shaped America" at the Big Touch on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00  PM and Saturday, October 3 at 11 AM.

To learn more about intellectual freedom, the American Library Association has information about bans and challenges to books through the years here .The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has information about challenges and bans to comic books and graphic novels here.


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Learn Something New at

Through the online service, you can gain technology expertise in such varied topics as music production, video production, web design, animation, game design, 3D modeling, programming, and more. is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Browse all of the site's offerings here

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Mango Premiere: Language Learning Through Film

 If you're interested in learning a new language, Mango has a new method that teaches you through foreign-language movies you'd love to watch anyway. Mango Premiere teaches you to understand both written text and speech with full subtitles in both languages as the movie plays.Videos are available now in six languages: Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish. Videos for Spanish speakers learning English are also available. To try it out, simply click here.

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