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Transgender Day of Remembrance Idea Box display in the Main Library

Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance

Extended: 'Gender Is a Galaxy, Gender Is a Weapon' This Idea Box exhibit has been extended to hold space for mourning and to honor the ...
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Scoville Park’s Holiday Light Show to affect library garage access on Saturday, Dec. 3

Weather permitting, the Village of Oak Park's professional, holiday-themed drone art show this Saturday will feature unmanned aerial vehicles flying in a coordinated fashion with ...
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National Book Awards & readalikes 2022

Check out the 2022 National Book Awards winners and our readalike title suggestions, curated by Oak Park's fantastically well-read librarians! The National Book Awards were ...
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Gift Guide 2022

Looking for gift ideas for this holiday season? Might we suggest a great book? Our collection management librarians have gathered some of their favorite recently ...
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1619 series was a ‘journey of love, history, learning’

For the third year in a row, the library was proud to collaborate with local partners to host a Family and Community Discussion Series focused ...
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Especially for older adults: Get ready for the holidays with help from your library

By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian Somehow, it’s November! Which means that the holidays are quickly approaching. If you’re like me you haven’t ...
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/ Older Adults, Your Digital Library
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Tech Tips: How to use Consumer Reports

By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian Are you thinking about buying a new car, appliance, gadget, or literally anything else, but feeling overwhelmed ...
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Joslyn Bowling Dixon

Joslyn Bowling Dixon is library’s new executive director

Today is the first official day for the library's new executive director, Joslyn Bowling Dixon. Last month, the Board of Library Trustees was thrilled to ...
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