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Juneteenth banners and photos in the Main Library Idea Box; artist Tia Etu in her studio with Juneteenth-inspired artwork "The Call"

Juneteenth 2023: Celebrate in community

On Monday, June 19, all library locations will be closed for Juneteenth. This national, state, and Oak Park holiday celebrates African Americans' freedom from enslavement ...
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June 11 Fashion Show information

50 Years of Hip Hop T-Shirt Design Contest

Above: Finalists will be announced at the Fashion Show: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style! Oak Park Public Library is thrilled to be one of ...
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Titles in the Oak Park Creates Collection

Oak Park Creates: Spotlight on local creators in 2023

Each week through June, we're celebrating a different local creator from the Oak Park Creates collection. We'll learn more about some of the novelists, nonfiction ...
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Friends Book Fair July 14-16

Friends Annual Book Fair set for July 14-16

Gently used item donations will be accepted at the Main Library only beginning June 1; ‘bulk drops’ to begin June 3 The Friends of the ...
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Kids summer reading: Get ready to ‘Find Your Voice’

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian Summer is almost here, and it’s time to get excited about this year’s kids summer reading program: Find Your Voice! ...
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Visiting the Main Library Children’s Services: A virtual tutorial for kids & families

By Shelley Harris, Children’s Librarian Sometimes kids and adults get nervous about visiting a new place for the first time. We get it! It can ...
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Media Preservation Station

Tech Tips: Introducing the Media Preservation Station

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Have VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or film negatives you’d like to digitize and preserve? The library’s new ...
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Introducing adult summer reading!

It’s May and the library is getting ready for summer reading! As a child and teen, I always loved the summer reading program at my ...
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