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STEAM Fest 2023 & more: Experience the wide world of STEAM at the library

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian We are so excited to partner with Oak Park Elementary School District 97 and the Oak Park Education Foundation to ...
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BingePass: A new way to explore online content on Hoopla

With Hoopla's new BingePass and your Oak Park library card, you can get unlimited streaming for seven days with a single borrow! Let's get started ...
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Oak Park artist awakens to new passion, displays paintings at Maze Branch in February

By Kristen Romanowski, Staff Writer & Editor "No harm in trying." That's what Oak Park resident Chris Brown told himself last fall when he put ...
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Celebrate Black Love Day

by Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, Collection Management Librarian Nestled in the middle of February's observance of Black History Month, and the day before Valentine's Day, Black Love ...
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How to listen to music with your library card

By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian There are so many benefits to having an Oak Park library card, and checking out digital music ...
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‘My lineage begins there. That’s a big part of my fascination and pursuit of documenting these wonderful people’: Photographer Jason Dorsey debuts portraits at Main Library

By Kristen Romanowski, Staff Writer & Editor Growing up, Jason Dorsey always knew he wanted to travel. "It's almost like I had a thread of ...
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Connecting you to Black history, then & now

Your public library is here to connect us with each other through books, resources, and experiences that celebrate Black history and culture. Browse: Curated title ...
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Resolved to read more this year? Check out 6 titles perfect for reading challenges

By Kathy Sexton, Collection Management Librarian Looking to read more this year? Or better yet, looking to expand your reading horizons? Reading challenges are great ...
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