Movie night: Best of Me

The library will show the film Best of Me at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 5. Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) and Dawson (James Marsden) were once high-school sweethearts. They have a bittersweet reunion when they return to their hometown for the funeral of a mutual beloved friend. Seeing each other after 20 years re-ignites the love they've never forgotten, but Amanda and Dawson soon discover that the forces that drove them apart when they were younger pose even more threat today. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, rated PG-13. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Showing is free and open to the public.

Historian Ed O'Brien and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker


Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was truly one of America's unique heroes of World War I. Before the war he was a successful automobile racing drive and mechanic. Rickenbacker served with the U.S. Army in France as a fighter pilot and became America's highest ranking "Ace" with 28 victories in combat. Rickenbacker earned several medals for his bravery during the war, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later, he owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, built automobiles, pioneered air travel for the general public, owned and directed Eastern Arilines, and was an advisor during World War II. Eddie Rickenbacker was the first "superstar" of the 1920's and 1930's.

Historian Edward O'Brien of Harvard will share his impression of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's experiences and contributions to the Allied Victory in World War I at Harvard Diggins Library, Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30 pm.

Harvard Writers Group Seeks Members

Aspiring and accomplished writers are invited to join the Harvard Writers Group for their weekly meetings at 10:00 am, Wednesday mornings at the library. Meetings are open to all writing levels and genres. For more information call the library at 815-943-4671.

Preschool Storytime Resumes

Preschool Storytime will resume at the Harvard Diggins Library on Tuesday, January 13, at 10:00 am. Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Karen for stories, songs, fingerplay, and crafts. Registration is not required. For more information, call 815-943-4671.

Harvard High School Yearbooks Sought




Clean out your closet and check your book shelves. Got any Harvard High School yearbooks (The Hornet) that you don't need any more? The Harvard Diggins Library is currently seeking donations of Harvard High School yearbooks to enhance its local history collection. Yearbooks from 1952 through 2000 in good condition are needed. To make a donation, please contact Library Director Karen Sutera at 815-943-4671. Help us preserve this important piece of Harvard history.

Annual Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library will host their annual used book sale on Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21. Donations of gently used books are being accepted through Friday, February 13. Please, no textbooks or encyclopedas. The book sale hours are from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 20, and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 21. For more information, call the library at 815-943-4671.

New World Travel Databases Available

Thanks to the Harvard Rotary Club for funding three new world and domestic travel information databases. To see full descriptions or try them out, click on "A to Z World Databases" at the top right of this page, or in the left-hand column. (Users at home or on Wi-Fi connections in the library will need their library card number in order to connect.)

We also remind you that additional on-line data resources, including educational materials, auto repair, legal forms, and antiques and collectible pricing, are available under "Gale Databases" at the top right or in the left-hand column. All these resources are available to home internet users with a valid library card, or to any user at a library-owned computer station in the library itself.

Downloadable e-Materials Now Available

Zinio eMagazines are here! This free service offers 11 popular magazines in digital format. Browse our collection of full color titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. For more information about the service, click 'eDownloads' on the left or at the top right of this page.



Downloadable books for e-readers such as the Kindle™, Nook™, Kobo™, or Sony™ readers are now available to Harvard Diggins Library card holders. Audiobooks can also be borrowed and downloaded to your computer or portable player.



Additional audiobooks are available from OneClick Digital, a service of Recorded Books, Inc.

For the details on both services, CLICK HERE.

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E-Pay: a New Payment Option

Thanks to a program created by the State of Illinois, you can now use your credit card (Master Card, Discover, or American Express) to pay library fines and fees over the web or at the circulation desk. A convenience charge will be added to your payment, and you can find more details about the program at this link. The link to follow when you wish to make an online payment now appears in the left hand column of this page immediately beneath More Links. The library will also continue to accept cash or your personal check with ID, as always. Please call the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or if you have questions.

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