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A little scary to terrifying: Choose your own Halloween reading adventure!

By Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, Collection Management Librarian Want to get into the spirit of Halloween, but don’t want to be too scared? We’ve got you! We've created a scary rating system ...
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Scary stories, horrifying tales & lots of Halloween fun

It's officially Halloween season! And your Oak Park librarians are back with spine-chilling reads, creepy tales, and lots more Halloween fun: Browse: 13 curated titles each for adults, teens, and ...
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Celebrating National Coming Out Day

First celebrated in 1988, National Coming Out Day celebrates "coming out"—living life openly as a member of the LGBTQ community—and raises awareness of the community and civil rights movement. Below, find ...
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Indigenous Peoples Day October 10

Honoring Indigenous People

By Kathy Sexton, Collection Management Librarian In 2017, the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a proclamation declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day. This day ...
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Barbara Ballinger Lecture 2022: ‘The Billboard’ readalikes

By Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, Collection Management Librarian 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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Autumnal Equinox: Books & movies for fall

by Dontaná McPherson-Joseph & Andrea Trejo, Collection Management Librarians The equinox is upon us! That means it is officially fall and time to get cozy, make all the comfort food, ...
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Browse books, attend events & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, events, learning experiences, and online resources that celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture this month and all year long. On this ...
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Banned Books Week 2022

Every year during Banned Books Week (September 18-24 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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