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April 2, 2013

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April 2, 2013

Craft drop & swap

Clean out & clean up at our Craft Swap

Calling all crafters who want to turn old supplies into new projects. Bring your unused supplies in good condition to the Main Library on Saturdays, April 13 & 20, from 10 am to noon. Then, return for our Craft Swap, Saturday, April 27. Your donations will have earned you early entry. Learn more about these thrifty events, and more ways the library can help you flex your financial muscle as part of Money Smart Week

New Arrivals

Chelsea Light Moving

Chelsea Light Moving
Chelsea Light Moving

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Hemingway and Gellhorn

Speaking from Among the Bones

Speaking from Among the Bones
Alan C. Bradley

Notes from Ghost Town

Notes from Ghost Town
Kate Ellison

Current Happenings

Easier ebooks

Download ebooks from a new and improved Media on Demand. Use any compatible device to browse our ebook and audiobook collections and try out their "next generation" updates: the in-browser reading experience, and simplified one-step checkout.

As always, we're happy to help you download to your device. Just visit any library service desk or call us at 708.452.3440 for assistance.

Easier ebooks

Let's celebrate Earth Day

For everyone: On April 20, aMAZEing artist Mary Ellen Croteau helps us create a colorful Earth Day Sculpture at Maze Branch Library - by re-purposing plastic lids. Be part of the process, register now

For kids: Beginning April 3, EcoExplorers offers kids 7 to 12 hands-on learning about how things grow. April 18, The Neighborhood Giving Project dives into fun with water and how to conserve our most precious resource.

More green facts: Did you know your library card is made with 100% recycled PVC? And our Main Library's green roof improves energy performance and reduces run-off into the storm sewer system? Watch the video

Mary Ellen Croteau sculpture

Calling all teens

Gain unique summer volunteer experience. The library is seeking teen volunteers ages 13 to 18 to create, read, write, perform, and more. Pick up a Teen Summer Volunteer Program application, available April 4 to May 4 at any library location.

Compete in Battle of the Bands. All teen bands welcome to apply. Submit registration and demo by May 3. This event is sponsored by the library and the Park District of Oak Park.

Teen summer volunteers

More library news

Upcoming Events

Beatles Fest with the Harrison Street
Ukelele Players

Tuesday, April 16
6 to 7 pm, Maze Branch Library

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine:
Master Class Demonstrations

Saturday, April 20
2 to 4:30 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

genre X book discussion:
The Signal and the Noise

Tuesday, April 23
8 to 9:30 pm, Molly Malone's, Forest Park

Find more library events on our calendar.


Tell Me About Yourself
Thursday, April 4
2 to 3:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

LinkedIn 101
Wednesday, April 10
9 to 11 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Thursday, April 16
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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