Abortion resources

Patient and friend in clinic waiting room signing patient journal

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that established the right to an abortion, our librarians have compiled the resources listed below. Looking for something not listed here? Roe v. Wade Conversations Roe v. Wade Conversations (catalog list compiled in May 2022) Adult titles Nonfiction Abortion and the Politics … Read more

Driving resources, especially for older adults

Older adults posing by a car pulling a camper

By Health & Senior Services Librarian Rose Barnes Safety while driving is important at any age, but as you age, there are some additional factors to consider in regard to driving safely. Stiff joints or pain, slower reaction time and reflexes, changes in eyesight, and hearing loss all can affect your driving. However, with age … Read more

Coronavirus information

COVID-19

Get free at-home COVID-19 tests » Coronavirus updates from the village, county & state Village of Oak Park » Cook County Travel Guidance » Illinois Department of Public Health » Illinois COVID-19 response » Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s announcements, executive orders, and briefings (watch live or listen to audio only) Where to get more COVID-19 … Read more

Celebrating Seniors Week 2022

Two older adults looking at a tablet

By Health & Senior Services Librarian Rose Barnes Celebrating Seniors Week, May 12-19, is a wonderful way to engage with your community to honor, recognize, and serve the community’s older adults in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. The event series is organized by the Celebrating Seniors Coalition, a group of dedicated volunteers that are “passionate … Read more

Earth Day: 7 ways to get involved

Earth Day April 22

Earth Day has been celebrated every April 22 since 1970. Learn more about Earth Day and its history from EarthDay.org, and below find seven ways to get involved locally! 1. Turn trash into treasure Celebrate Earth Day with your friends at the Main Library after school! In the Earth Day Upcycle Crafts for Kids & … Read more

Take care of your body at any age: Chair yoga sessions, books, videos & more

Person meditating next to dog standing on its hind legs

By Health & Senior Services Librarian Rose Barnes Yoga is a mind and body practice with many benefits such as increased flexibility, strength, and balance. It can help: Reduce stress and anxiety, Develop inner awareness and focus, and Improve cognitive skills such as memory and understanding. Essentially, it’s a wonderful way to help take care of … Read more

Oak Park’s Climate Plan: Ways to get involved

Village of Oak Park Climate Plan

The Village of Oak Park is asking all residents to get involved and share thoughts on its equity-centered, community-driven Oak Park Climate Plan. Learn more about climate science & share your thoughts Check out the Oak Park Climate Plan website to: Learn more about the science behind climate change and local impacts, including more flooding, … Read more

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