We suggest: Celebrity book picks, January 2022

Celebrity Book Clubs: Read with the Stars

by Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Since Oprah’s first book club pick in 1996, we have been reading as the celebrities do, falling in love with—or hating—characters with our fellow book club readers. Book clubs offer an opportunity to be in community with others, even if we’re not together in person.  Other celebrities who love … Read more

Celebrating Betty White: Books, TV shows & more

Betty White smiling on the red carpet

Betty White was a television powerhouse. With a career that spanned over 70 years and included roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland, Betty White has touched the lives of generations. Born right here in Oak Park in 1922, Betty would have been 100 years old on January … Read more

We suggest: New year, new you 2022

New Year, New You 2022: Feel better, do better, play better, age better with fireworks and starburst graphics

Happy New Year, Oak Park! Each new year offers a fresh chance to start anew, but after two years of living in a pandemic, committing to a new challenge might feel like a bit much right now. We feel you. What about making a commitment to feel better, do better, play better, and/or age better … Read more

We suggest: Best of 2021 adult fiction & nonfiction

Best of 2021 adult fiction & nonfiction with thumbs up icon and sparkles on a geometric background

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See our adult fiction and nonfiction favorites on this page or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen fiction | Kids & picture books | TV … Read more

We suggest: Best of 2021 teen fiction

Best of 2021 teen fiction with thumbs up icon and sparkles on a geometric background

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See our teen fiction favorites on this page or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen fiction | Kids & picture books | TV shows, movies … Read more

We suggest: Best of 2021 TV shows, movies & music

Best of 2021 movies, music & more with thumbs up icon and sparkles on a geometric background

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See some of our favorite TV shows, movies, and music on this page or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen fiction | Kids & picture … Read more

We suggest: National Book Awards 2021

Book covers of the National Book Award 2021 winners: Hell of a Book, All That She Carried, Floaters: Poems, Winter in Sokcho, Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Check out the 2021 National Book Awards winners and our readalike title suggestions, curated by Oak Park’s fantastically well-read librarians! The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. Learn more about how the awards work from the National Book Foundation » Winners & readalikes

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