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We suggest: Best of 2021 adult fiction & nonfiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See ...
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We suggest: Best of 2021 kids & picture books

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See ...
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We suggest: Best of 2021 teen fiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See ...
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/ Authors & Books, Teens, We Suggest
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We suggest: Best of 2021 TV shows, movies & music

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See ...
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Daring Greatly Audiobook on phone with set of headphones plugged in

Tech Tips: How to listen to audiobooks in Libby

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo In an earlier Tech Tips post, I shared tips and tricks on how to read ebooks and digital magazines ...
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Library staff celebrating the holidays

Holidays Around the World

Our annual event is virtual! Library staff members have recorded videos and written stories to share their holiday traditions and memories with you, plus there ...
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Bomba music: Videos, books & more at-home activities for grade schoolers

By Children's Librarian José Cruz Welcome everyone! Today we will briefly explore a pillar of Puerto Rican cultural expression known as Bomba. We will learn ...
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Book covers of the National Book Award 2021 winners: Hell of a Book, All That She Carried, Floaters: Poems, Winter in Sokcho, Last Night at the Telegraph Club

We suggest: National Book Awards 2021

Check out the 2021 National Book Awards winners and our readalike title suggestions, curated by Oak Park's fantastically well-read librarians! The National Book Awards were ...
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