Harvard Community StoryWalk

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  The Library might be closed for renovations in February, but the Harvard Community StoryWalk is open every day! Bundle up and head to the Library to read the latest book installation, "Winter is Here" by Kevin Henkes. The Harvard Community StoryWalk begins at the Library entrance and runs through the path in Lion's Park.

History of the Service Flag

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Join us at Harvard Diggins Library with Mark Hutson, author of So Costly a Sacrifice: The Forgotten Story of the Borgstroms. the Only Four-Gold-Star Family of WW2. Mark will discuss the history of service flags given to military families and the fascinating story described in his book. Enjoy a display of a few of many […]

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Bring Your Own Book Club

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Join us at a NEW book club for adults at the Library. At the Bring Your Own Book Club, you bring a book to share with the group! Who wouldn't love a session of grown-up Show-And-Tell? We meet on the last Thursday of the month at 10:00am in the Burbank Meeting Room. There is a […]

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CANCELED Beginner’s Poetry Workshop

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****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED*****   Beginners are welcome to join us at the Library for a free poetry workshop with Do Art Productions who will bring energy and a dynamic perspective to poetry.  This workshop will focus on short free verse and Haiku poems and will emphasize the awareness of the moment when not […]

Danny Trejo Talks Tacos, Hollywood, and Redemption


Join us for a live virtual event with actor, author, and restauranteur Danny Trejo on Zoom, courtesy our participation in Illinois Libraries Present.  You can register for the event here. Please make sure to select Harvard Diggins Library as your library so we may receive participation credit. Questions? Contact Leticia at This event is […]

Identifying the Signs of Bullying, Dating Violence, & Abuse

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Did you know 24 people per minute are victims of intimate partner violence? Intimate partner violence is truly an epidemic and often goes unreported or noticed. By educating this community, we can work together to break the silence and help free survivors from abusive relationships. Join Turning Point Staff, the Outreach and Training Coordinator, Elissa […]

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Los Señales de Acosomiento, La Violencia Doméstica, y Abuso

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¿Sabías que 24 personas por minuto son víctimas de violencia de pareja? La violencia de la pareja íntima es realmente una epidemia y, a menudo, no se denuncia o no se nota. Al educar a esta comunidad, podemos trabajar juntos para romper el silencio y ayudar a liberar a los sobrevivientes de relaciones abusivas. Únase […]

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Comic & Graphic Novel Workshop

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Youth in grades 4 and up are invited to join us at the Library for a FREE comic book & graphic novel workshop with Jerry Moffitt of Do Art Productions. Attendees of all skill levels will learn how to create a six panel comic. Instructor Jerry will use the white board together with the group […]

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Make & Mingle

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Join us for Make & Mingle, the Library's monthly craft hour for adults. In April, we will be making decorative bee skeps/hives using jute twine and a terra cotta pot. All supplies provided. Free & open to the public. Registration is required. Register using the form below (if form is not visible, it is too […]

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Secrets of the Puzzle Master: A Conversation with Will Shortz


Join us on Zoom for a live, virtual conversation with Will Shortz, puzzle creator and crossword editor for the New York Times. This event is provided to you through Harvard Diggins Library's participation in Illinois Libraries Present. To register for this event, click here. Please make sure to sign up under "Harvard Diggins Library" so […]

Friday Morning Films: The Fablemans

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Join us at the Library for a free screening of the film "The Fablemans" (2022). Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks with a lid. Free and open to the public. Please register in advance using the form below. Movie screening rights provided by Swank Motion Pictures. Synopsis: Young Sammy Fabelman falls […]

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Putting Sears Homes on the Map: The Mail Order House Phenomenon of 1906-1982

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General merchandise mail order catalogs were established in the 1880’s, offering a wide variety of goods to the rural market. House plan books appeared at about the same time. In 1906 a combination of these two marketing techniques first came on the scene - mail order houses. Sears Roebuck is the best known of all […]

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