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December 25, 2012

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Oak Park Public Library News

December 25, 2012

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An Evening with Jared Diamond

Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond at Oak Park’s Unity Temple on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 pm. He will discuss his new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies. Tickets are $21.50, and include $10 off the purchase of Diamond’s new book. The evening is presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library. Buy a ticket to hear Jared Diamond now ›

New Arrivals

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Keyhole Factory
William Gillespie

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Brooklyn Makers
Jennifer Causey

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Ellen Forney

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The Big Book of Hacks
Doug Cantor, editor

Current Happenings

"Get Fired Up for Reading"

Warm up this winter with dragons and an adventure to Middle Earth. “Get Fired Up for Reading,” our winter reading program, runs through Saturday, February 2. Our selection for tweens, teens, and adults is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Younger kids can join in with My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett, and There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent. "Get Fired Up for Reading" ›

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2013 Budget Approved

The library’s 2013 budget, approved by the Board of Trustees, aligns resources with strategic goals for 2013 and beyond. Learn what’s ahead in 2013, how library use has changed since the October 2003 opening of the new Main Library building, and how Oak Park property taxpayers contribute. Review our 2013 budget summary ›

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Your 5-Star Library, Always Open Online

We’re closed today for the holiday but you can always use your library online. Chat with a librarian, browse our catalog, place holds and renew materials, use subscription-based online tools for free, and download ebooks and music. Discover all your library offers ›

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Music Downloads for Free - Legally

Download and keep up to three popular songs per week with Freegal Music. Freegal offers millions of songs, including the whole Sony music catalog. All Freegal downloads are MP3s that can be played on any device, including iPods and iPhones. Have your library card and PIN ready to give Freegal a try and check out our other digital colletions ›

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More Library News

Upcoming Events

Speed Stacks
Thursday, December 27
2:00 pm Maze Branch Library

Old School Video Games for Families
Sunday, December 30
3:00 pm Dole Branch Library

Graphic Novel Discussion: Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
Thursday, January 3
7:00 pm Maze Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.


Introduction to Computers
Thursday, January 10
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

The Importance of a Strong Resume
Thursday, January 10
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Excel for Beginners
Thursday, January 17
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Learn more about our classes here.


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