Honoring Women’s History Month: Books, experiences & more

Celebrating Women's History

Your public library is here to connect us with each other through books, resources, and experiences that celebrate women’s history. On this page, you can: Browse: Title suggestions for all ages. Experience: A kids scavenger hunt in the library. Learn & play: With videos and activities for early learners. Attend: Programs via Zoom and in the … Read more

Meet Latonia, Manager of Teen Services

Latonia Jackson

Say hello to the newest member of our Teen Services team, Manager of Teen Services Latonia Jackson! “I am passionate about helping others reach their fullest potential,” Latonia says. “I am eager to grow and learn every day. If you’re willing, learning takes place in many forms.” Before joining the library in January, Latonia spent … Read more

Connecting you to Black history

Celebrating Black History

Your public library is here to connect us with each other through books, resources, and experiences that celebrate Black history and culture. On this page, you can: Watch: “My Black History” as community members give a glimpse of our culture beyond our neighborhoods. Find: Fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. Experience: A special exhibit … Read more

Honoring MLK Day: Activities, books, resources & more

Artistic rendering of Martin Luther King Jr. with an American flag in the background

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as a day on, not a day off on Monday, January 17. Below find title suggestions, online resources, and more to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the best-known leaders of the civil rights movement. And, yes, we’re open! The Main Library and Maze Branch … Read more

We suggest: Best of 2021 teen fiction

Best of 2021 teen fiction with thumbs up icon and sparkles on a geometric background

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See our teen fiction favorites on this page or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen fiction | Kids & picture books | TV shows, movies … Read more

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

Idea Box

Your public library is here to connect you with books, videos, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Native American heritage all year long. This commemorative month was officially designated as Native American Heritage Month by the U.S. Congress in 1990. More: nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov » Currently on display in the Main Library Idea Box North American, Lakota, … Read more

October 11 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Browse books, watch a video & explore online resources

Indigenous Peoples' Day: October 11

In 2017, the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a proclamation declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This day recognizes that Native peoples were the first inhabitants of North America and celebrates their history, traditions, and stories. We acknowledge that Oak Park is situated on the ancestral land of the … Read more

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