New! 22 soon-to-be released books, movies & TV shows

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Collection Management Librarians Get a jump on your summer reading with these books we think will be hot, hot, hot all summer. Place your hold today! And don’t forget to register and track your reading for adult summer reading. Sign up and start tracking now » Fiction The Late Americans by Brandon Taylor Publication date: May … Read more

Oak Park Creates: Spotlight on local creators in 2023

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Each week through June, we’re celebrating a different local creator from the Oak Park Creates collection on our social media pages. We’re highlighting just some of the novelists, nonfiction authors, comics creators, and more right here in our community. We hope you find inspiration in their accomplishments, or simply find some new books to check … Read more

Celebrating Pride Month: Books, learning experiences & more

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Your public library is here to connect you with books, learning experiences, events, and online resources that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in June and all year long. On this page, you can: Browse titles we suggest Just for kids From your digital library Ebooks, audiobooks & movies Magazines Join us for upcoming events Celebrate Pride: … Read more

Introducing adult summer reading!

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It’s May and the library is getting ready for summer reading! As a child and teen, I always loved the summer reading program at my local library, and I am so happy to announce that this year the library has expanded the summer reading program to include adults and older adults! “Find Your Voice” and … Read more

Adventures with audiobooks

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By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton By plane, by car, by train, by bus, by bike, by foot…however you travel, an audiobook is a perfect way to keep yourself (and your traveling companions) entertained. Audiobooks for your next trip The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell Where are you going: To find the ultimate dessert, or … Read more

Celebrating Seniors Week 2023

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By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian It’s finally spring! And Celebrating Seniors Week is right around the corner—May 11-18, in fact. If you’re new to the area, or maybe have not had the opportunity to participate in Celebrating Seniors Week before, let me share some of my favorite aspects of the week. What is Celebrating … Read more

10 movies that might be better than the books

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By Andrea Trejo, Collection Management Librarian Which was better: the book or the movie adaptation? We’ve all been a part of this discussion at one time or another! Book lovers will often argue that the original title is better than its movie adaptions. And there is supporting evidence for this! Movies can often just be … Read more

Honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander heritage

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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 as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by the White House but … Read more

Supporting the freedom to read

All across the United States, there is an unprecedented campaign to censor books in school and public libraries. In March, the American Library Association (ALA) reported that 2022 saw the highest number of attempted book bans in 20 years, nearly double the number in 2021. “Overwhelmingly, we’re seeing these challenges come from organized censorship groups … Read more

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