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Ofrenda inside the Main Library Idea Box

Celebrate Dia de Muertos with your library

Dia de Muertos is a joyful celebration of loved ones who have died. It is celebrated every November 1 and 2. Altars known as ofrendas ...
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All about astrology: A virtual tutorial, books & more

By Children's Librarian Hal Patnott Astrology and astronomy are similar words that are easy to confuse! Both relate to space and the universe, but astronomy ...
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Artist at work: Jacob Hashimoto at the Main Library

Artist Jacob Hashimoto stopped by the Main Library in September. While in the area for the opening of his show at a Chicago gallery, he ...
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It’s Terror Time! Terrifying tales for Halloween

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph The time of ghouls, ghosts, and otherworldly creatures is upon us! Are you ready to have the stuffing scared ...
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/ Authors & Books, We Suggest
Indigenous Peoples' Day: October 11

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

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 ...
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Reponse to COVID-19

Our approach to putting people and safety first »

Anti-Racism Resource Challenge

Track your progress on this self-guided reading program for adults and high schoolers »

Virtual programs

Let’s connect through virtual programs »

Program proposal

Have a suggestion or an idea for a program at the library? We want to hear it »

Photo & video policy

The library has a photography and video policy as well as this language posted in all meeting spaces and on promotional materials: “Library visitors are often photographed and/or recorded for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you prefer not to be photographed or recorded.”

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