Manager for Community Resources hired
February 10, 2016
Joining a handful of public libraries in cities (including Denver, San Francisco, and Washington, DC) with similar social services-based positions, the library has hired a new Manager for Community Resources. Robert A. Simmons will begin in his new role on March 7. More >
John Berry @ehfop waves farewell to #HackingHemingway objects to be scanned!
February 8, 2016
Expected online soon are the first of at least 300 digitized artifacts from the library, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, and the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. All the artifacts will be uploaded into the Illinois Digital Archives. In the photo: The foundation's John Berry waves farewell last year to artifacts on their way to be scanned. More >
Maze Branch closed February 29-March 4
February 3, 2016
Improved safety is driving the decision to replace flooring in the lower level at Maze Branch. The building will be closed while work is completed. More >
Kehinde Wiley’s Easter Realness #2, is part of the library's permanent art collection and is displayed on the Main Library's third floor.
February 2, 2016
Launching in February, this new health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora and its imprint on the contemporary black experience will take place throughout 2016. More >
Tax forms available in electrponic
January 26, 2016
No pre-printed paper forms or paper instruction booklets will be distributed to any library locations. At the Main Library, popular federal and state tax forms and instructions are now available in digital PDF format through a dedicated computer and printing station near the main entrance. More >
January 11, 2016
The library’s organizational commitment to staff learning translates into more engaged employees and exceptional customer experiences. More >