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Castle on hill

What to read next: Gothic revivals

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Gothic novels have a reputation for being dark, foreboding, and full of creepy houses. But they're also known for ...
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Many Voices, Many Stories: Spotlight on ‘1919’

Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens, Many Voices, Many Stories, features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. This ...
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Dark thrillers for a not-so-typical summer

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Summer is here, but it looks nothing like how we imagined it. In a pre-pandemic world, this would be ...
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The Refugees on pastel-colored boards

Many Voices, Many Stories: Spotlight on ‘The Refugees’

Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens, Many Voices, Many Stories, features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. This ...
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Six weeks into summer reading: ‘Kids are blowing us away’

Our prize fairies have been busy delivering summer reading beads all over Oak Park! We've already given out more than 11,000 beads and plan to ...
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