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SWAN beta test catalog

July 12: A new & improved catalog experience

Want all the details? Watch the short video (just click on the image above). As an Oak Park library cardholder, you have access to more ...
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Pride Month

June is Pride Month: Find books, virtual activities, online resources & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, virtual programs, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community all year long ...
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Juneteenth Idea Box exhibit at Main Library

Juneteenth 2021: Celebrate in community

Juneteenth is the June 19 holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Long celebrated by the African American community, it is now ...
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Easter Realness #2

A presidential portrait artist’s earlier work is on permanent display at your library

The Obama Portraits are on display at the Art Institute of Chicago June 18-August 25For Illinois Residents, museum admission will be free June 18–25, the ...
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Become a chess champ

Become a chess champ: A virtual tutorial & more at-home activities for kids

Chess challenges young minds to think critically. It teaches sacrifice and strategy, and exercises the ability to think ahead. And it's fun! Whether kids are ...
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Reponse to COVID-19

Our approach to put people and safety first »

Anti-Racism Resource Challenge

Join the new, self-guided program for intentional learning experiences for adults and high schoolers »

Virtual programs

We miss seeing you in person! 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 »

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