April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, this annual campaign is designed to raise awareness and educate the public on the prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Learn more about the history of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at nsvrc.org » In support … Read more

We suggest: National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

We’ll admit, we’re still feeling the poetry buzz from Amanda Gorman’s awe-inspiring reading at this year’s inauguration! And in honor of National Poetry Month, we’re extra excited to share these poetry titles we hope you’ll love just as much. Check out what our librarians are loving this month, including a commemorative book featuring Gorman’s inauguration … Read more

We suggest: New spring releases for teens

Teen Spring Reads Book Covers

by Alexander Gutierrez, Teen Services Librarian Spring is such an exciting time of year, and it’s also a great opportunity to crack open a new book while taking a break from that tedious spring cleaning! With so much happening this year, a fresh new book might be exactly what the doctor ordered, and it also … Read more

We suggest: Personal finance books for Money Smart Week

Virtual Money Smart Week: April 10-17

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Ready to get money smart? Try these titles that help you change bad habits and form good habits in the ways you think, talk, and feel about money, just in time for Money Smart Week (April 10-17). What is Money Smart Week? Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of … Read more

We suggest: Books about libraries

Books to Celebrate National Library Week

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Happy National Library Week! For one week in April each year (April 4-10 this year), we celebrate libraries and library staff for their contributions to their communities, big and small. Enjoy these library-centric books! Our favorite books about libraries The Library Book by Susan Orlean Libraries or librarians: Both! … Read more

April is Arab American Heritage Month: See artifacts on display at the Main Library & find books, videos & more

Arab American Heritage Month

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: Browse suggested fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens, and kids, all hand-selected by our librarians. Find information about an upcoming display in the Main … Read more

We suggest: 2021 audiobook award winners

Audie Award Winners Book Covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Love listening to audiobooks? Each year the best of the best are honored at the Audie Awards, a ceremony held to recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Check out a selection of winners that were announced at this year’s virtual event, held on March 22. The Audies & their … Read more

Updated with results: Let’s pick the best, together!

Bracket with trophy in center and book covers in background

And the Book Madness winner is… We started with 16 of Oak Park’s favorite titles competing for this year’s top prize. And after a close championship round, we have to 1 clear winner: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett! Thanks to everyone who voted online these last two weeks; more than 300 votes were cast. … Read more

Coming soon: Nonfiction titles to put on hold now

Coming Soon: Nonfiction book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Love to be among the first to discover an amazing new book? We’re switching it up this month and sharing some books that you might get to brag about being the first among your friends to read. Put a hold on these nonfiction titles before everyone else does! Nonfiction … Read more

We suggest/Recomendamos: Spanish Conversation Hour/Conversación en español

Book covers and movie posters

Browse our Latinx media suggestions from Oak Park Public Library’s Spanish Conversation Hour facilitators: Nora, Jeanine, and Beronica! Mira nuestras sugerencias de medios Latinx, de los facilitadores del Conversación en Español: Nora, Jeanine, y Beronica! Books & movies/Libros y peliculas Join us/Acompañenos Spanish Conversation Hour is open conversation with other Spanish speakers. All levels are … Read more

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