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April 30, 2013

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April 30, 2013

Download free music with Freegal

Download free music from your library

Using your Oak Park Public Library Card and PIN, Freegal lets you download and keep up to three songs a week. It works on PCs and Macs, and with Freegal’s app (iTunes or Google Play for Android), lets you listen to songs on your mobile device. The catalog includes millions of songs from over 10,000 labels, and new artists are added weekly. Questions? Join our staff experts for "What's a Freegal?" sessions, live on Facebook - May 6 from 11 am to 1 pm, or May 20 from 5 to 7 pm. Download music now ›

New Arrivals

The terror

The Terror
Flaming Lips

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

The Blind Man's Garden

The Blind Man's Garden
Nadeem Aslam

The Design Cookbook

The Design Cookbook
Kelly Edwards

Current Happenings

Main Library lobby update

As part of the Library Board of Trustees’ plan to meet changing needs and ensure all library spaces serve you best, work is scheduled to begin on the Main Library Lobby in July. The reconfiguration is expected to take about a month, during which time a portion of the Main Lobby will be closed to the public. As we get closer to July, and final details and timelines are solidified, we'll be sure to keep you posted here ›

Main Library Lobby Construction Planned

Go cardless with CardStar

Want more apps to make your mobile life easier? CardStar lets you import your library card number using your phone’s camera. This app works with other membership and loyalty program cards, too. CardStar is available for iTunes, Google Play for Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. Goodreads, Mango Languages and 3M Cloud Library also offer apps to make your mobile life easier ›

Knitting events

Celebrate Japanese Comics

Calling all teens and tweens! Manga Cafe is coming to the Main Library Sunday, May 5 from 1 to 5:30 pm. Celebrate Japanese comics, explore manga, "cosplay", drawing techniques and more at this special event. Enjoy free comics from One Stop Comics (while supplies last), and a showing of Spirited Away at 3 pm. Presented in collaboration with FAASt (Families of Asian American Students) Join us ›

Laptop check out at the branches

Join us Under the Sea

Starting Monday, May 6, our Main Library Idea Box becomes a watery wonderland. Make a seascape of your own design and join our fishbowl. This interaction paves the way for “20,000 Reads Under the Sea,” our unique summer reading program for kids, teens and adults. Get ready for launch, online and at all library locations, on Thursday, May 30. More about Idea Box ›

The Dating Game

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Teen Summer Volunteer
Application Deadline

Saturday, May 4

Adult Improv Workshop
Tuesday, May 7
7 pm, Maze Branch Library

The Dating Game: A 40+ Singles Event
Saturday, May 18
7:30 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.

Book Discussions

Places of Mystery: Still Life
by Louise Penny

Tuesday, May 7
noon, Maze Branch Library

Living Life Mindfully: Conquering Fear
by Harold S. Kushns

Sunday, May 26
2 pm, Dole Branch Library

genre X: Take the Cannoli
by Sarah Vowell

Thuesday, May 28
8 pm, Molly Malone's, Forest Park

Find more book discussions.


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