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July 22, 2014

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Oak Park Public Library News

July 22, 2014

Author Joshua Foer

Join us; live video chat with Joshua Foer

Science journalist Joshua Foer, best-selling author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, joins us live via video chat at a special One Book, One Oak Park closing celebration. Don't miss a chance to connect with Joshua, Thursday, July 31, from 6 to 8 pm at the Main Library. He'll share details about his preparation for the 2006 U.S.A. Memory Championship, which he won, and answer questions, live. Plus, we'll have memory-boosting treats and memory games. Join us to connect with other Moonwalking readers, and Joshua! Learn more ›

New movies & TV

Like Someone in Love
Like Someone
in Love

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

Call the Midwife, Season 3
Call the Midwife
Season three

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life
of Walter Mitty

Current Happenings

Share your best library photos

Do you love your library and enjoy taking photos? Our Show Your Love photo contest continues through July 31, and participating is easy. Just take and share your best photos of our buildings and their unique architectural details. Email them to photos@oppl.org, and you may be one of three lucky winners to have your photo featured on a new library giveaway. One photo per library location will be selected. Learn more and enter today ›

Show Your Love

Re-discover Reginald Mars

This August the Main Library Art Gallery will feature newly restored paintings by Midwest artist Reginald Mars, whose work has been part of the fabric of the Oak Park community since being installed in Ridgeland Common in 1963. Re-discover his work, restored by local art conservation expert Tim Lennon in association with The Park District of Oak Park. Join us for a reception celebrating the exhibit, Sunday, Aug. 3 from 3 to 5 pm. Learn more about art in the library ›

Reginald Mars

Henson Highlights in Film

As Fizz Boom Read summer reading comes to a close on Aug. 1, we're gearing up for end of summer programs for kids. Join us at Maze Branch for some late summer entertainment. Henson Highlights, a special mini-film series celebrating the genius of Jim Henson, begins Aug. 6. Enjoy the unique and innovative puppeteering of Henson in six of his classic films, open to Henson lovers of all ages. See the full lineup ›

Henson Highlights in Film

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Yarns and Yarns
Thursday, July 24, 2 pm
Dole Branch Library

Origami Saturdays
Saturday, July 26, 10:30 am
Maze Branch Library

French Conversation Hour
Wednesday, July 30, 7 pm
Maze Branch Library

Find more library events.


Is Social Media Helping Your Job Search?
Wednesday, July 23, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Hoopla Training
Friday, Aug. 8, 10 am
Main Library Veterans Room

The Importance of a Strong Resume
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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