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Why do we exist? To empower every voice in our community. What do we do? We share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations. Read news announcements and stories of library impact below.

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Host a kids’ remote learning day

Turn any day into a "learn from home" day with these fun, educational remote learning resources for kids. Login requires an Oak Park Public Library ...
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Print tax forms, file online at the library

Tax returns are due April 15 See a full list of calendar year 2019 e-filing Tax Day deadlines » At the library, you can print ...
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Martin Luther King Jr Day I Have a Dream

MLK Day at your library: A day on, not a day off

Yes, we're open! Commit to a day of service, reflection, and growth this Monday, January 21, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Looking ...
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Chess Club Champs With Luis Tubens

Chess Champs: Challenging young minds

Poet Luis Tubens has been working with young people at the Main Library since January 2017. That’s when he became the library’s first artist in ...
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More Than a Month widens the lens in 2019

Image courtesy of The Color of Art It started as a way to celebrate the black experience all year long, and not just during Black ...
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A look back: One Book in 2018

A People’s History of Chicago was at the center of our One Book, One Oak Park series in 2018. In 77 poems, author Kevin Coval ...
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Living History Project

Living History: Led by youth, for youth

"Some people have a tendency of underestimating young people," said Middle School Librarian Jose Cruz. "When sometimes it's that we're not providing them with something ...
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Digital learning at your library in 2019

Learn about new apps, websites, programs, and more; plus, get answers to your tech questions and explore your creative side during upcoming open maker labs ...
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