Learn for the fun of it: How-to, hobby & craft books, magazines & more

A collage of photos: A rainbow of crayons in a row, colorful flowers in a field, a stack of colorful yarn, and a row of veggie skewers

Dive deep into a hobby you love, develop a new skill, or expand your knowledge on a topic you’ve always wanted to explore with these how-to books and resources our librarians love. How-to books How-to resources from your digital library Browse how-to ebooks, videos, and other resources available digitally with your Oak Park library card … Read more

Disability Pride books, displays & supported events

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

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

Teens: Challenge yourself & have fun this summer

Summer is here, and Teen Services wants to make sure you have a great one. Sign up for library emails to keep up with what’s going on all summer! Do stuff, earn prizes Sign up for our Teen Summer Activities Challenge on Beanstack, for ages 14-18. The challenge runs June 6 through July 22. Here’s … Read more

Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage: Books, an in-library display, videos & more

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that honor Asian Pacific American history and culture all year long. On this page, you can: Browse: Curated title suggestions for all ages. Attend: Upcoming in-person events. Experience: A special exhibit on display in the Main Library Idea Box (coming … Read more

LETAB launches ‘The Essentials Drive’

Main Library Lobby

This message was originally sent to library staff from our Teen Services Librarian Alex Gutierrez. Thanks, Alex, for capturing the spirit of the LETAB Essentials Drive (which continues through May 16) and what it provides to our community! Donations will benefit three local charities: Sarah’s Inn, New Moms, and Housing Forward. Hello everyone, As some … Read more

Mothers and Others for Peace

Flower petals arranged in the shape of a peace sign

Celebrated the second Sunday each May (this year on May 8), Mother’s Day was first proposed by abolitionist and poet Julia Ward Howe. In her 1872 “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” Howe suggested that people observe Mother’s Day as a day dedicated to peace and supported the importance of coming together during challenging times. In honor of these … Read more

Celebrating Arab American Heritage: Books, a video & more learning experiences

Celebrating Arab American Heritage

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: Title suggestions for all ages. Celebrate: Ramadan with books and a craft and a special Idea Box display at the Main Library, and a … Read more

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