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Strengthening Your Child's Mind Muscle

Help strengthen your child’s ‘mind muscle’

Earlier this year, the Collaboration for Early Childhood circulated a community survey targeted at parents with kids ages 0–5, aiming to gather input on the ...
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/ Early Learners & Storytimes, Kids
Leigh Tarullo and Grand Army of the Republic Collections

Welcoming home local Civil War vets

Last week, we welcomed home two of the oldest items in the library: a pair of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) volumes containing around ...
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/ Special Collections
olmes Elementary teacher Drew Finkbeiner and Oak Park Public Library's Rob Simmons shaking hands.

A new experience model

Rethinking how we engage with all patrons In his first week as Social Services and Safety Director, Robert Simmons found the demand for his social ...
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/ Impact, Social Services
How we spent our Hemingway summer

How we spent our Hemingway summer

It would have been Ernest Hemingway's 117th birthday this July. The anniversary did not go unmarked here in Hemingway's hometown. To skim the surface: In ...
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/ Special Collections
Hacking Hemingway comic

A burst of creativity

See all student work here and by searching Twitter with #HackingHemingway Tweens and teens are digital learners, creators Inspired by old Hemingway family photos digitized earlier this year through a state ...
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/ Kids, Special Collections, Teens

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