April is Arab American Heritage Month: See artifacts on display at the Main Library & find books, videos & more

Arab American Heritage Month

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Arab American history and culture all year long. On this page, you can: Browse suggested fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens, and kids, all hand-selected by our librarians. Find information about an upcoming display in the Main … Read more

We suggest: 2021 audiobook award winners

Audie Award Winners Book Covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Love listening to audiobooks? Each year the best of the best are honored at the Audie Awards, a ceremony held to recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Check out a selection of winners that were announced at this year’s virtual event, held on March 22. The Audies & their … Read more

We suggest/Recomendamos: Spanish Conversation Hour/Conversación en español

Book covers and movie posters

Browse our Latinx media suggestions from Oak Park Public Library’s Spanish Conversation Hour facilitators: Nora, Jeanine, and Beronica! Mira nuestras sugerencias de medios Latinx, de los facilitadores del Conversación en Español: Nora, Jeanine, y Beronica! Books & movies/Libros y peliculas Join us/Acompañenos Spanish Conversation Hour is open conversation with other Spanish speakers. All levels are … Read more

Coming soon: Fiction titles to put on hold now

New fiction book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Love to be among the first to discover an amazing new book? We’re switching it up this month and sharing some books that you might get to brag about being the first among your friends to read. Put a hold on these fiction titles before everyone else does! Fiction titles … Read more

We suggest: 2021 award winners

2021 Award Winners

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph This year, we’ll take any reason to celebrate! But this year’s book award season was one we’re still buzzing over—with historic wins and really good titles for all ages. Here are some of the year’s winning titles, all written by women. 2021 award-winning titles by women Fathoms: The World in the … Read more

Honoring Women’s History Month with books, resources & more

Women's History Month

Held yearly in March, Women’s History Month celebrates women’s contributions to history, culture, and society in the U.S. On this page, you can: Find suggested fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens, and kids, all hand-selected by our librarians. Log in with your Oak Park card and PIN to use online resources for self-paced learning … Read more

We suggest: New(ish) nonfiction titles

Book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Looking for some nonfiction reading suggestions? Discover these recently released under-the-radar gems just waiting for you! Recently new nonfiction titles Girl, Gurl, Grrrl by Kenya Hunt Why you should try it: When you are reading, do you love the feeling that you and the author are having a genuine, … Read more

Meet Dr. Eve L. Ewing, then join the discussion

Dr. Eve L. Ewing with Ghosts in the Schoolyard and 1919

Join us in March for three virtual programs centered on the work of Educational Sociologist Dr. Eve L. Ewing, award-winning author and assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, as we begin a new series of programming inspired by our Anti-Racism Resources. Dr. Ewing’s research is focused on racism, social inequality, … Read more

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