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April 1, 2014

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April 1, 2014

Summer Volunteer Fun

Teen summer fun at your library

Our annual Teen Summer Volunteer Program returns this June, with opportunities for teens to build skills, engage their talents, and give back to the community. Teens going into grades 8-12 are invited to join us to create, read, write, perform, and more. Applications will be available beginning Monday, April 7. Learn more ›

New Arrivals

Rave Tapes

Rave Tapes

Side Effects May Vary

Side Effects
May Vary
Julie Murphy


Daniella Martin

Age of Radiance

The Age of Radiance
Craig Nelson

Current Happenings

Creative ways to save

Join us at Main Library to celebrate Money Smart Week®. Learn creative ways to save with your library card at two programs: How I Saved $5,000 a Year Using My Library Card, Saturday, April 5, at 11 am, and Download Digital Music and Movies, Thursday April 10, at 7 pm. Our popular Craft Swap, a great opportunity to re-use and save, returns on Saturday, April 12. Read more about Money Smart Week ›

Craft Swap

Join us to meet great authors

This spring we welcome a fantastic lineup of authors, sharing their newest books. At the Main Library, meet Jeanne Nolan, Matthew Algeo, Michael Lotus, Iris Krasnow (pictured), and Janis Johnston, plus the authors of Curbside Splendor Publishing at a special after-hours event. At the Carleton Hotel, enjoy an evening with Jack Bishop of America's Test Kitchen, presented by Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, Midwest Media & The Book Table. See the full lineup and dates ›

Iris Krasnow

Pop-Up Book Fair fun for all

Curbside Splendor Publishing brings their Annual Book Fair to Oak Park, where it pops up at Hemingway Museum, Saturday, April 12, 11 am - 5 pm. Browse 40+ independent publishers and booksellers and enjoy literary DJ sets at this family friendly, free event. At 6 pm, head over to the Main Library for Words + Music: A Pop-Up Book Fair After-Party featuring readings by Curbside Splendor authors, live music, cash bar and more. 21+. Learn more about both events ›

Pop-Up Book Fair

Let's battle! Call for teen bands

Calling all teen bands! Here's your chance to play in the annual Teen Battle of the Bands, Saturday, June 14 in Scoville Park. Winners take home prizes and a chance to advance to regional and state levels. New in 2014: audition live at School of Rock. All bands must submit registration by May 2. This event is sponsored by the Park District of Oak Park, Oak Park Public Library and School of Rock. Read the rules and register today ›

Battle of the Bands

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Teen Rockumentaries:
Synth Britannia

Sunday, April 6, 1:30 pm
Maze Branch Library

Justice: What's The Right
Thing to Do?

Join the discussion
Thursday, April 10, 7 pm
Maze Branch Library

Awaken the Inner Genius:
Listen to Your Dreams

Thursday, April 24, 7 pm
Dole Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.

Book Discussions

Truth is Stranger: Gang Leader for a Day
Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 pm
Maze Branch Library

genre X: The Teleportation Accident
Now on tour!
Tuesday, April 22, 8 pm
Lou Malnati's, Oak Park

Living Life Mindfully: Daring Greatly
Sunday, April 27, am
Dole Branch Library

Find more library book discussions.


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