New ceramics display at Dole Branch

Glazed ceramic art figures of three people, a dog, and a cat, and a platter

The next time you’re at Dole Branch Library, come see a wonderful collection of ceramic pieces adorning the library shelves and walls. These pieces were created by participants in the Park District of Oak Park’s Active Adults ceramics class. We’ve included some photos here, but they’re really more impressive up close and in person! The … Read more

Adult summer reading returns June 1

Graphics of a movie projector, book, conversation bubbles, and headphones and a beachy background

By Ian Gosse, Older Adult Services Librarian The leaves are out and the flowers are blooming, and as spring draws to an end, we’re preparing for the summer and this year’s summer reading program at the library. Whether you are a casual book reader or an audiobook listener like me, the summer is a great … Read more

BingePass gives you 7 days of unlimited streaming

New! Hoopla BingePass with an icon featuring two tickets on a starbust background

With hoopla‘s new BingePass and your Oak Park library card, you can get unlimited streaming for seven days with a single borrow! Let’s get started… How do I use hoopla’s BingePass? Watch the video below for an overview but please note that this video shows how to access BingePass using an iPhone. For instructions on … Read more

Request for proposals: Executive search services

Request for proposals

The Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees (the Board) issued a Request for Proposals for qualified vendors to assist the Board in identifying the next Executive Director of the Oak Park Public Library. The Board seeks a partner to help identify an Executive Director to ensure that the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities … Read more

Celebrating Jewish American heritage

Book cover collage of Jewish American History Month titles

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Jewish American history and culture this month and all year long. On this page, you can: The month of May is recognized as Jewish American Heritage Month by the White House. Title suggestions for all ages Celebration event … Read more

Creative Studio turns 1

3D printer printing an octopus

We’re celebrating the first anniversary of the Creative Studio! Since the digital makerspace officially opened last April on the Main Library’s third floor, it’s been a fantastic year of learning, expanding offerings, and, of course, lots of creativity. “The Creative Studio provides access to technology and tools that help patrons realize their personal, professional, and … Read more

Honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander heritage

Collage of books

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander history and culture all year long. On this page, you can: The month of May is officially proclaimed by the White House as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month but … Read more

Tech Tips: Getting started with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning on laptop

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Check out LinkedIn Learning FAQs » Meet LinkedIn Learning With LinkedIn Learning you can: How to log in & get started Watch the LinkedIn Learning video tutorial on this page or follow … Read more

Explore your creativity with Creativebug

Collage of weaving, envelope making, and a cupcake

Interested in learning how to do something new? How about trying a new hobby or craft? Creativebug offers fun, easy-to-follow video classes on baking, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, drawing, jewelry making, and more. New classes are released daily, and the site also features downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes. Choose from more than 1,000 award-winning art … Read more

Celebrating Arab American heritage

Arab American Heritage Month display in the Main Lobby

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Arab American history and culture this month and all year long. On this page, you can: The month of April is recognized as Arab American Heritage Month in Illinois and the U.S. Title suggestions for all ages Celebration … Read more