50 Years of Hip Hop T-Shirt Design Contest

June 11 Fashion Show information

Above: Finalists will be announced at the Fashion Show: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style! Oak Park Public Library is thrilled to be one of more than 30 organizations around the country partnering for Collections of Culture: 50 Years of Hip Hop Inside Libraries, Museums, and Archives.  As part of our Oak Park celebration, we are … Read more

Oak Park Creates: Spotlight on local creators in 2023

Titles in the Oak Park Creates Collection

Each week through June, we’re celebrating a different local creator from the Oak Park Creates collection. We’ll learn more about some of the novelists, nonfiction authors, comics creators, and more right here in our community. The unique Oak Park Creates program and collection features local creators’ original books, movies, and music. Find it both in … Read more

Creative Studio open for staff-led digital learning

Creative Studio space under construction

Open now for staff-led digital learning events is a shiny new Creative Studio on the Main Library’s third floor. Offering 3D printers and laptops today, we expect to introduce a laser cutter, a large-format printer for posters and other oversize print jobs, a sound booth for professional-quality audio and video content creation, and digital preservation equipment … Read more

Virtual library programs connect regulars, draw new participants

Video chat screen

Like so much else these days, our monthly library groups for writers, performers, language learners, and more are now meeting virtually. While all in-person programs are canceled through August, these online programs are drawing new participants as well as regulars. For example, Oak Parkers who joined the virtual French Conversation Hour in April met new … Read more

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