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I have a dream: Martin Luther King Day

Honoring MLK Day: Virtual programs & more from your library

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as a day on, not a day off this Monday, January 18. Below find virtual programs and ...
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Ruthie and Miss Jenny talking

How to help young kids process upsetting events in the news

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Well, 2021 has certainly begun right where 2020 left off: with a lot of tough topics. Even our youngest kids ...
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Tech Tips: Cutting the cable cord

By Rose Barnes, Adult Digital Learning Librarian We’ve all been spending more time at home this year, and maybe during that time you’ve been watching ...
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Let’s discuss: ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

Please join the Anti-Racist Book Group on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 pm, as we dig deeper into How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram ...
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We suggest: New year, new you

After the year that was 2020, we know everyone could use some self-care and recuperation. And what better way to accomplish this than through books ...
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We Suggest Best of 2020: TV shows, movies & music

We Suggest: Best of 2020 TV shows, movies & music

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2020, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See ...
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Teen Services Librarian Alex Gutierrez

Meet Alex, our new Teen Services Librarian

Joining our Teen Services team is Librarian Alexander Gutierrez! "I've always wanted to be a librarian and have the opportunity to work with youths because ...
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Tech Tips: Google Drive Basics

Sign up for biweekly Tech Tips emails » By Adult Services Specialist John Gargiulo Do you have a Gmail account? Gmail provides you with access ...
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