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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Books, artifacts, online resources & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, videos, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Native American heritage all year. Browse: Curated ...
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Celebrate Día de Muertos at library & in community

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 1 and 2. An ofrenda (altar) is built to honor, celebrate, and remember the ...
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Free toiletries for youth at Main Library, thanks to partnership

The library is partnering with the Oak Park Township to offer free personal hygiene supplies for youth at the library. Kids and their families can ...
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Celebrating Down Syndrome & AAC Awareness Months: Activities for early learners & families

By Shelley Harris, Children’s Librarian “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” That’s a quote from my favorite book, Anne ...
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Tech Tips: How to get started with PressReader

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Interested in a convenient way to read newspapers on your phone? With access to more than 7,000 ...
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New in 2022: Recently released scary movies

By Andrea Trejo, Collection Management Librarian Halloween season is in full swing, and there's no better time for a fright! As you rewatch all of ...
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A little scary to terrifying: Choose your own Halloween reading adventure!

By Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, Collection Management Librarian Want to get into the spirit of Halloween, but don’t want to be too scared? We’ve got you! We've ...
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/ Authors & Books, We Suggest
Jenny, Hal, and Shelley smiling in a virtual meeting

Tabletop roleplaying games: Activities for grade schoolers

By Hal Patnott, Children's Librarian Have you ever wished you could explore the worlds of your favorite characters? Do you dream of running off on ...
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