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Why do we exist? To empower every voice in our community. What do we do? We share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations. Read news announcements and stories of library impact below.

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How to help young kids process upsetting events in the news

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Well, 2021 has certainly begun right where 2020 left off: with a lot of tough topics. Even our youngest kids ...
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Tech Tips: Cutting the cable cord

By Rose Barnes, Adult Digital Learning Librarian We’ve all been spending more time at home this year, and maybe during that time you’ve been watching ...
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/ Digital Learning, Tech Tips

Let’s discuss: ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

Please join the Anti-Racist Book Group on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 pm, as we dig deeper into How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram ...
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I have a dream: Martin Luther King Day

Honoring MLK Day: Virtual programs & more from your library

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as a day on, not a day off this Monday, January 18. Below find virtual programs and ...
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Our approach to put people & safety first

As we share information about COVID-19, here's information about how your public library is continuing to serve you during this pandemic. Questions? Contact us now ...
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/ Announcements, News & Events
The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

We suggest: Honoring the life & legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph One of the best known leaders of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolence, marched, and ...
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We suggest: New year, new you

After the year that was 2020, we know everyone could use some self-care and recuperation. And what better way to accomplish this than through books ...
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We Suggest Best of 2020: TV shows, movies & music

We Suggest: Best of 2020 TV shows, movies & music

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2020, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See ...
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/ Authors & Books, We Suggest

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