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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Story

Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30pm

Meet the real Laura Wilder as portrayed by Laura Keyes from Historic Voices. Discover the real history of Laura Ingalls Wilder with its hardships and tragedies along with the times and places and people who inspired her wonderful books.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Palos Heights Public Library!

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Family Olympics

Thursday, July 28, 4pm

Family friendly competition, fresh air, and games that are sure to have everyone cheering to the very end. Participants can expect an ice cold treat to help cool off!

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National Teen Lock In: Game On

Friday, July 29th at 6 pm

Join this national event that connects teens, librarians, and authors across the country. There will be fun contests, crafts, games, and of course... FOOD!

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Multi-Library Geocache

June 1 - August 6

Pick up a score card and visit 11 of the participating libraries in the area; find the hidden cache and stamp your card at each place. Multiple winners will be chosen. (Winners must have a library card in good standing with a participating library.)

Pick up your score card starting on June 1 by visiting the Public Services desk downstairs or the Youth and Teen Services Desk upstairs.

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Check out the Palos Heights Library App

Palos Heights library cardholders can stay connected with the latest bestsellers, library events, downloadable ebooks, music, magazines and more with the Palos Heights Library mobile app. Everything library users used to do on their desktops can now be done on the go. Register for events, search the catalog, place holds, access library databases for research, download digital books, music, and magazines. Library users can also scan barcodes of items found at a book store to check if they are located in the library.

Download the free app, PHPL2GO, to your phone or tablet for easy, on the go, one-click access to your library. The app is now available on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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