Title Suggestion Lists, Built by Oak Park Librarians

Wondering what to read, listen to, or watch next? We’ve got you covered! Title suggestions come from a collaborative effort, and all work is grounded in the library’s Collection Strategy StatementDiscover even more suggestions and recommendations »

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Best of 2023: Movies, music & more

Best of 2023: TV shows, movies & music

Oak Park’s Best of 2023 is back! Our annual librarian-curated selection of titles features some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers. See some of our ...
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National Book Award Winners 2023

Check out the 2023 National Book Awards winners and our read-alike titles, suggested by Oak Park's fantastically well-read librarians! The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the ...
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Gift Guide 2023

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 published titles that are sure ...
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Transgender Awareness Week: Books, a workshop & resources

This November 13-19, we celebrate Transgender Awareness Week, an annual event dedicated to educating our communities about the lives of transgender people. Transgender Awareness Week takes place in the week ...
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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Books, an event, learning experiences & more

Oak Park Public Library acknowledges that Oak Park is situated on the ancestral land of the Bodewamiadkiwen (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Oceti Sakowin, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Peoria. We honor them and ...
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‘Tom Lake’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy 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 a ...
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Chilling reads, thrilling tales & lots of Halloween fun

Feel that chill in the air? Halloween season is here! And your Oak Park librarians are back with spine-chilling reads, creepy tales, and lots more Halloween fun: Browse: Book suggestions ...
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Banned Books Week 2023

Every year during Banned Books Week (October 1-7 this year), the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates the freedom to read by recognizing books that have been challenged, censored, and banned ...
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