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ICYMI: Recently released fiction & nonfiction

By Collection Management Librarians Dontaná McPherson-Joseph and Kathy Sexton Check out these recently released fiction and nonfiction titles that might have flown under your radar ...
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Children point to items on display in February's Idea Box exhibit, "The Work": Black History Museum

Black history in the making in the Idea Box

By Kristen Romanowski, Staff Writer & Editor Juanta Griffin was in third grade at Longfellow Elementary School when her teacher, Mrs. Simmons, turned her onto ...
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Resources to reflect on, to share & to take action

As your public library, we are here for you and have compiled a list of library, local, and regional resources focusing on: Mental health and ...
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How to watch Oscar-nominated films

The countdown to the big night has begun! The 95th Academy Awards airs Sunday, March 12, and your library has two ways to watch some ...
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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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/ Digital Learning, Older Adults
Three paintings by Chris Brown above the bookshelves at Maze Branch Library

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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/ Art, Arts & Culture
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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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