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Juneteenth banners and photos in the Main Library Idea Box; artist Tia Etu in her studio with Juneteenth-inspired artwork "The Call"

Juneteenth 2023: Celebrate in community

On Monday, June 19, all library locations will be closed for Juneteenth. This national, state, and Oak Park holiday celebrates African Americans' freedom from enslavement in the United States. Celebrate ...
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Friends Book Fair July 14-16

Friends Annual Book Fair set for July 14-16

Gently used item donations will be accepted at the Main Library only beginning June 1; ‘bulk drops’ to begin June 3 The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library are ...
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Introducing adult summer reading!

It’s May and the library is getting ready for summer reading! As a child and teen, I always loved the summer reading program at my local library, and I am ...
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Adventures with audiobooks

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton By plane, by car, by train, by bus, by bike, by foot...however you travel, an audiobook is a perfect way to keep yourself (and ...
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Celebrating Seniors Week 2023

By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian It’s finally spring! And Celebrating Seniors Week is right around the corner—May 11-18, in fact. If you’re new to the area, or ...
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10 movies that might be better than the books

By Andrea Trejo, Collection Management Librarian Which was better: the book or the movie adaptation? We've all been a part of this discussion at one time or another! Book lovers ...
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Honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander heritage

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander history and culture all year long ...
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Highlighting the role libraries play in our lives

Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), National Library Week is a weeklong celebration—held this year April 23-29—to highlight the essential role libraries play in strengthening the lives of individuals ...
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