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Year of the Butterfly: ‘United by biking, nature & gardening’

Judy Klem, Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Executive Director and Oak Park Temple member, talks about the temple's native and vegetable gardens during the ...
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Self-care on Scrabble titles

We suggest: Titles to take care of you

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton It's always important to prioritize self-care, but if you need an excuse (you don't), September is Self-Care Awareness Month ...
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‘Something has to be done about the climate crisis’

Two local students who care deeply about the environment and the climate crisis are spreading the word at the Main Library. Benjamin, age 12, created ...
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Fall reads book covers

We suggest: 2021 fall reads for teens

by Alexander Gutierrez, Teen Services Librarian With summer coming to an end and classes back in session, it's a great time to fall into a ...
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Tarot cards

Exploring tarot: A new monthly meet-up & virtual tutorial

By Children's Librarian Hal Patnott Tarot is a journey. The cards of the major arcana in the Rider-Waite deck—the most commonly seen deck in the ...
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/ Arts & Culture, Featured Home, Teens

Got a book club? Want to start one? Check out a kit

Whether you've got a long-standing book club or want to start a new one—make it easy for everyone and check out a ready-to-read Book Club ...
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Book covers splattered with blood

We suggest: ‘Candyman’ readalikes

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Can—nope. Not gonna catch us slipping! Nia DaCosta's sequel to the 90s horror film—and fourth ...
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Longlisted: The 2021 Booker Prize book covers

We suggest: The 2021 Booker Prize longlist

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Photograph by the Booker Prizes. The UK's most prestigious literary award, The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the ...
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