Tech Tips: Introducing the Media Preservation Station

Media Preservation Station

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Have VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or film negatives you’d like to digitize and preserve? The library’s new Media Preservation Station has equipment to help you do just that. Located on the third floor of the Main Library in the Creative Studio, the station provides a VCR, a cassette player, and … 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

Highlighting the role libraries play in our lives

National Library Week April 23-29, 2023: There's More to the Story text with a collage of book covers below

Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), National Library Week is a weeklong celebration—held this year April 23-29—to highlight the essential role libraries play in strengthening the lives of individuals and their communities as a whole. It’s also about Supporting the Freedom to Read » So what better way to celebrate than by checking out … Read more

BingePass: A new way to explore online content on Hoopla

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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 BingePass? Watch the video below for an overview of how to use BingePass. Please note: The video shows how to access BingePass using an iPhone. For … Read more

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