We suggest: 2021 fall reads for teens

Fall reads book covers

by Alexander Gutierrez, Teen Services Librarian With summer coming to an end and classes back in session, it’s a great time to fall into a fresh new read!  These titles aren’t pumpkin spice-flavored or apple cider-infused, but they are a pretty sweet pick-me-up for the upcoming chilly weather that will hopefully chase away this tedious … Read more

We suggest: ‘Candyman’ readalikes

Book covers splattered with blood

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Can—nope. Not gonna catch us slipping! Nia DaCosta’s sequel to the 90s horror film—and fourth movie—in the Candyman series follows the return of the ghost of an enslaved man with a hook for a hand. It releases on August 27, and if you’re not ready … Read more

We suggest: The 2021 Booker Prize longlist

Longlisted: The 2021 Booker Prize book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton The UK’s most prestigious literary award, The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland. Check out the longlist titles below—featuring all of the titles currently available in the U.S.—and look for the shortlist announced … Read more

We suggest: Celebrity book club round-up, August 2021

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 … Read more

Best of 2021 (so far): Movies, TV shows & music

Best of 2021 (so far) Movies, TV Shows & Music

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff loved so far in 2021, so you’ll find our favorite movies, TV shows, and music on this page. Or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | … Read more

Best of 2021 (so far): Teen books

Best of 2021 (so far) Teen Books

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff loved so far in 2021, so you’ll find our favorite books for teens on this page. Or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen books … Read more

Best of 2021 (so far): Adult fiction & nonfiction

Best of 2021 (so far) Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff loved so far in 2021, so you’ll find our adult fiction and nonfiction favorites on this page. Or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen … Read more

Black Music Month: Pride edition

Album covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph As we close out June, we also remember that in addition to Pride Month, it is Black Music Month. Enjoy these contemporary and classic sounds from Black queer musicians. Albums honoring Black Music Month & Pride Month Please note: All catalog links will direct you to our new beta … Read more

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