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Titles honoring Malcolm X

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Learn more about the life of Malcolm X with these nonfiction and fiction materials—as we celebrate what would have been his 97th birthday on ...
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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage

Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage: Books, an in-library display, videos & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that honor Asian Pacific American history and culture all year long. On this page, you ...
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‘The School for Good Mothers’: 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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Mothers and Others for Peace

Celebrated the second Sunday each May (this year on May 8), Mother’s Day was first proposed by abolitionist and poet Julia Ward Howe. In her 1872 “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” Howe ...
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New on Kanopy: Upgraded web experience & Oak Park’s top films & shows

Noticed a new design on the Kanopy website this week? Earlier this month, Kanopy rolled out an upgraded streaming experience available in your web browser that's more intuitive, responsive, and ...
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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! And whether you love poetry or are looking to try something new, we hope you'll find a new favorite poem (or two!) in these lists ...
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Celebrating Arab American Heritage

Celebrating Arab American Heritage: Books, a video & more learning experiences

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Arab American history and culture all year long. On this page, you can: ...
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20th Anniversary Money Smart Week, April 9-16, 2022: moneysmartweek.org

Books we suggest for Money Smart Week 2022

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Money Smart Week turns 20! What is it? Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this national education program is designed to “empower ...
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