This February, the library will host 14 unique opportunities in the Main Library Idea Box to gather Oak Park's insights and answers to the question: what kind of community do you want? Please join us in the Main Library Idea Box to engage with your neighbors in a Harwood Community Conversation, led by formally trained library staff. More >
Civil War 150 is a lively series this February and March of films, author events, dramatic interpretations, and more that will mark the 150th anniversary of the end of America’s Civil War. The series was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Library of America. It is a collaboration between the library and the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. More >
Join us at your library for fun, educational programs, seminars, classes, and more this February and March. More >
The Oak Park Public Library will be able to offer unprecedented access to rare Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and library archives thanks to a grant from the Illinois Secretary of State to digitize Illinois history. These items will be included in the Illinois Digital Archives, which is open to everyone. More >
The Oak Park Public Library has the resources you need to get ready. More >
Oak Park Creates is a new opportunity for you as an Oak Park Public Library card holder to share your published work -- your book, your movie, your music -- and have it become an item in a unique and growing “local creators” collection. More >
Library staff focus on transforming tension into moments of compassion, and relationship building. More >
Please keep talking, we are listening, and want to know what kind of community do you want to live in, why is that important to you, how is that different from how you see things now, and what are some of the things that need to happen to create that kind of change? More >
All library buildings will close early (at 5 pm) today, Wednesday, Dec. 31, and will be closed all day tomorrow, Jan. 1. More >
Get them while they last! A limited print edition of "Gone But Not Forgotten Landmarks" custom note cards are now for sale ($20 for 15 blank cards and envelopes) at all library locations and the Visit Oak Park Visitors Center. More >
Looking for recommendations? Browse our staff picks for 2014, and see what's hot this holiday season, your most requested titles. More >
All library buildings are closed on Friday, Dec. 5, for Staff Day. It's the one day a year when we all get together to grow and to learn how to best connect in the coming year, with you individually and with our community overall! More >
Read Executive Director David Seleb's take on emerging themes from recent Community Conversations. More >
This social and philanthropic movement supports the idea of a dedicated day - December 2 - to support worthy causes. Remember your community, and your library. #GiveOP+RF. More >
Join us this December and January for fun, educational programs, seminars, and classes. More >