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A conversation with thought leaders in the national reparations movement

Register: 'From Here to Equality' on Dec. 14 » By Christian Harris Note: A version of this post first appeared in Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com ...
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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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/ Authors & Books, We Suggest
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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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/ Authors & Books, We Suggest
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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 on Libby ...
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/ Digital Learning, Tech Tips
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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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