What’s trending, what we suggest for September

Book covers for What to Say to Get Your Way by John Boswell, Dial Down the Drama by Colleen O'Grady, What the F by Benjamin Bergen, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison, What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons, The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! Check out our top picks for September: For when you *can’t even*: belated coming-of-age novels In support of the freedom to read: banned or challenged books For when you’re not sure what to say: people and communication titles … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for August

Book covers for How To Be Safe by Tom McAllister, The Power by Naomi Alderman, Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya, The Book of M by Peng Shepherd, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed, Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! Check out our top picks for August: If you love ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ try one of these feminist dystopian novels If you just finished watching ‘When They See Us,’ try these read-alikes If you like political satire, try … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for July

Book covers for Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano, Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong, Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley, The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams, Taking Sudoku Seriously by Jason Rosenhouse, 100 Killer Licks & Chops for Rock Guitar by Phil Capone, Parlour Games by Katie Hewett

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! Whether you’re enjoying a day at the beach, beating the heat inside with a good read, or enjoying time with family and friends, we have a book for that! Check out our librarians’ top picks for July: Relax … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for June

Book covers of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby, The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara, Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta, Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo, Never a City so Real by Alex Kotlowitz, Nature's Metropolis by William Cronon, Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! This June, celebrate Pride Month with our librarians’ favorite reads, explore travel memoirs to inspire your next trip, and discover Chicago history. Celebrate Pride Month Explore travel memoirs Discover Chicago history What our librarians are loving Check what … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for May

Book covers for The Idiot by Elif Batuman, Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen, The Road Not Taken by Max Boot, Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crumble, The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell, Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick, Install Your Own Solar Panels by Joseph Burdick, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! Spring is finally here! And we’re celebrating with garden-themed mysteries and our top picks for helping you learn about sustainable living and being green. Plus, check out the books everyone is buzzing about: this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners … Read more

Want to live green? Resources to get started

Watering a garden

Want to reduce your use of the Earth’s natural resources and live a more eco-friendly life? Check out these titles and resources, handpicked by our librarians, to help you learn more about sustainable and eco-friendly living, just in time for Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Find it on the shelf (physical books) Read it … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for April

Book covers for The Little Book of Common Sense Investments by John C. Bogle, The Financial Diet by Chelsea Fagan, Bad With Money by Gaby Dunn, IRL by Tommy Pico, Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing, Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith, Monument by Natasha Trethewey, The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett, An Ember in Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! Can’t get enough of Game of Thrones? Check out our librarians’ favorite read-alikes, plus explore the works of some of our favorite poets in honor of National Poetry Month and build your financial skills with these helpful picks … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for March

Book covers for Spark Joy by Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, The Wangs Vs. the World by Jade Chang, The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli, We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! This month, cozy up with heartwarming reads, get a jumpstart on spring cleaning with top tidying picks, and browse titles that celebrate revolutionary women in honor of Women’s History Month. Plus, check out the new music just added … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for February

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole, We the Animals by Justin Torres, When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri, Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered! From romances and short stories to the books that inspired award-nominated films, you’re bound to find a new title to love. Plus, check out the new movies and TV shows just added to the collection. Books that inspired award-nominated films Hot romances Short stories … Read more

Best of 2018: What’s trending, what we suggest

Book covers for An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, The Power by Naomi Alderman, The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, Chicago by David Mamet, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Wondering what to read next? We’ve got you covered! Check out Oak Park’s “Best of 2018,” a curated selection of suggested reads for kids, teens, and adults, selected by our expert librarians! ADULTS | TEENS | KIDS Adults In case you missed it Noteworthy novels For armchair sleuths Love stories For history lovers Out-of-this-world tales … Read more

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