Celebrating Disability Pride Month: Books, an in-library display, supported events & more

Celebrating Disability Pride Month written on the Disability Pride flag

Your public library is here to connect you with books, learning experiences, events, and online resources that celebrate people with disabilities and disability as an identity in July and all year long. On this page, you can: Browse: Curated title suggestions for all ages. Attend: Upcoming supported events. View: A special display in the Main Library Idea … Read more

ICYMI: Recently released nonfiction

ICYMI Nonfiction written on a rainbow background with a collage of book covers of the titles featured on this page

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Spring and summer are filled with excellent book releases. So many that it can be easy to miss a book that could be your next fav. Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Check out these recently released books that we think you’ll love. See our list of recently released fiction … Read more

Sizzling summer reads 2022

Sizzling Summer Reads written on an orange- and lemon-themed background

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Get a jump on your summer reading with these books we think will be hot, hot, hot all summer. Place your hold today! Fiction More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez Publication date: June 7 Why you should try it: Mashing up literary and crime fiction, this is … Read more

Celebrating Pride Month: Books, learning experiences & more

Pride Month in one text on a rainbow background

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: Curated title suggestions for all ages. Attend: Upcoming events. View: A special display in the Main Library Idea Box through June 15 and test … Read more

Not your typical beach read

A collage of the book cover images featured in the post below

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton We hear a beach read is supposed to be a light, often feel-good, easy read. But some of us prefer a little horror, some suspense, a nonfiction deep dive, or even something just plain strange to fill our long summer days. So grab your beachwear, towel, and lounge chair … Read more

Titles for, by & about older adults

A collage of covers of books featured on this page

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Fiction & nonfiction titles From nonfiction about aging better to fiction or documentaries starring older folks, here are a few titles celebrating seniors. Plus, check out more resources for older adults from your public library » Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias & How to End It by Tracey Gendron … 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

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