September 22, 2015
Join us for author events, storytimes, digital learning, film screenings, and more this October and November. More >
September 14, 2015
“It’s about improving the ease of library use for everyone. We listen to what people share is—and isn’t—working for them. This is just the beginning of how we’re responding to that feedback to make everyone’s experiences better.” More >
September 8, 2015
Young Adult books are focus of this year's Banned Books Week, running Sunday, September 27, through Saturday, October 3. More >
August 19, 2015
Join your neighbors for events, discussions, performances, and screenings celebrating local creators who have works in the library's Oak Park Creates collection. More >
August 19, 2015
Humanity 101 returns to Oak Park in October, focusing on "Exploring Our Humanity" and headlining with a powerful exhibition on Jan Karski, a Polish World War II resistance fighter who reported eyewitness accounts of the horrors of the Holocaust and published his best-selling "Story of a Secret State" in 1944. "The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity" is a 22-panel traveling exhibition about Karski's courageous life and World War II legacy. More >
August 12, 2015
Work to add three new Group Study Rooms to the Main Library's Third Floor is almost complete. "Offering Oak Park more free spaces to learn and connect is key for us all," said Executive Director David J. Seleb. "Group Study Rooms at the Main Library are always in high demand." More >
August 3, 2015
Public library summer learning programs, resources, and service learning initiatives provide access to opportunities that assist families in achieving positive learning outcomes for their children. This in turn creates positive outcomes for our community. More >
July 31, 2015
You asked for shorter wait times and more availability of new and popular fiction. We've responded by creating Hot Picks, new in-the-library displays dedicated to new and popular adult fiction, non-fiction, and DVDs. More >
July 31, 2015
Changes on the Second and Third Floors of the Main Library were driven by goals to improve all customer experiences, support daily interactions, and better support learning environments for everyone. More >
July 30, 2015
Librarian Rashmi Swain connects a library patron with the resources she needs from the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center, enabling enjoyment of library services and stories in a whole new way. More >
July 14, 2015
Join us at your library for programs, seminars, classes, and more this August and September. More >
July 6, 2015
One Book, One Oak Park is extending its programming outside the library and into the community, hosting more events aimed at connecting us and starting conversations. Learn more about what’s been going on, and what is still to come this July. More >
July 6, 2015
Join your neighbors and friends on Thursday, July 9, in the Main Library Lobby Community Space for a open public reception celebrating the contributions made by long-time board member Lane Hart. More >
June 12, 2015
After getting involved in the Adult Improv Workshop at Maze Branch, one local psychologist decided to form his own troupe, now performing locally at Oak Park's Open Door Theater. More >
June 8, 2015
The library is building new learning bridges with staff and teens through a facilitated mentoring program this summer. More >