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April 16, 2013

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Oak Park Public Library News

April 16, 2013

Michael Smith

Friends welcome Michael Smith

On Tuesday, April 23, Friends of the Library host a very special annual membership meeting. In addition to an overview of the past year by the president of the Friends, and the opportunity to mingle and talk with Friends board members and supporters, the evening will feature a performance by one of Chicago’s best known and most prolific folk singer/songwriters, Michael Smith. Admission is free for current Friends and $5 at the door, which includes an annual membership. Please join us and become a Friend ›

New Arrivals

Sound City

Sound City:
real to reel

Middle C

Middle C
William H. Gass

Map of Tulsa

Map of Tulsa
Benjamin Lytal

Midcentury Modern

Midcentury Modern
Judith Miller

Current Happenings

New library leadership

On April 4, David Seleb was selected by the Board of Library Trustees to serve as executive director. David begins his new role on May 1. Learn more about David ›

Also in April, the community chose four library trustees. Pending official results from the April 9 election, they will be sworn in for four-year terms immediately before the board's regular May 21 meeting. Welcome returning trustees Bruce Samuels and Matthew Fruth, and new trustees Matt Baron and Winifred "Win" Fox. Learn more about the Board ›

New director David Seleb

Meet author Alec Nevala-Lee

On Wednesday, May 8, Maze Branch Library welcomes local author, Alec Nevala-Lee. Hear him read from and discuss his new novel, City of Exiles, follow up to his widely praised debut, The Icon Thief.

This evening is presented in collaboration with The Book Table, who will be selling copies of Nevala-Lee's books at the event. Join us


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Follow us on Pinterest

We're excited to announce that we're expanding our social media family. Check out our Pinterest virtual pin boards to find themed book lists and recommended reads for kids and adults, beautiful book covers, Children's librarian-approved kid crafts, Oak Park photos, and so much more. Follow us ›

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more fun links and engaging updates from our staff.

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Value your library card

Money Smart Week is April 20-27. Are you making the most use of the smartest card in your wallet? Our value calculator makes it easy to estimate a dollar amount of your annual library use. Enjoy borrowing music and movies, attending events, checking out museum passes and getting books through interlibrary loan? Enter a few quick details on the materials and services you use to see how your use stacks up ›


Author Alec Nevala-Lee

More library news

Upcoming Events

Building the Canal to Save Chicago:
Richard Lanyon & Lindsay Olson

Wednesday, April 17
7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Pinata Making Party
Sunday, April 28
3:30 pm, Dole Branch Library

Navigating Life, Roller Derby Style
Tuesday, April 30
7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.


Intermediate Word
Wednesday, April 17
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications
Thursday, April 18
7 to 8:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Excel for Beginners
Tuesday, May 7
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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