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It’s Terror Time! Terrifying tales for Halloween

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph The time of ghouls, ghosts, and otherworldly creatures is upon us! Are you ready to have the stuffing scared out of you? Dig into ...
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Indigenous Peoples' Day: October 11

October 11 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Browse books, watch a video & explore online resources

In 2017, the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a proclamation declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples' Day. This day recognizes that Native peoples were the ...
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We Suggest: 2021 Barbara Ballinger Lecture edition

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Each fall we gather to celebrate and recognize former head librarian Barbara Ballinger and her many years of dedicated service to the library and ...
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We suggest: Horror titles, scary stories & more Halloween fun

Halloween season is finally here! Looking for a spine-chilling read, a creepy tale, or a story that's just a little eerie and fun? Our Oak Park librarians have something for ...
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‘Velvet Was the Night’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton I love how much our community uses the library. Sometimes that means waiting for the hottest titles. Don’t fret! I can help you find ...
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Nonfiction titles to put on hold now

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Whether you like history, memoirs, poetry, self-help, or magic, there is something for you on this list of newly or soon-to-be-released titles. And because ...
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Books unite us; censorship divides us: Banned Books Week

We suggest: Banned Books Week 2021

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Every year during Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2 this year), the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates the freedom to read by recognizing books ...
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Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month: Find videos, books, online resources & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, videos, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Hispanic heritage all year long. On this page, you can: Watch Multicultural and ...
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