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February 19, 2013

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Oak Park Public Library News

February 19, 2013

job seeker using library books

Job search tools for every need

For free help with your job search, make use of many resources at your library. Register for our job seeker seminars to learn more about specific aspects of the job search. Attend a technology class to brush up on your computer skills. Check out books to help with career exploration, job testing, job training, resume and cover letter writing, and interviews. Access online tools like ReferenceUSA to research potential employers. You can also use the library as your job search office with our free computers and wifi and pay-to-use printers, copiers, and fax. Find more resources for job seekers ›

New Arrivals

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Andrei Codrescu

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A Little History of Science
W. F. Bynum

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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

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Stuck in the Middle
Ariel Schrag, editor

Current Happenings

Planned SWAN work to result in better, faster service

We’re always working toward new ways to improve your library experience. To deliver better, faster service, planned system work is scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday. As a result, there will be no access to the catalog, cardholder accounts, and digital collections and online tools starting at 7:00 pm Monday. By noon Wednesday, full service should be restored. Learn more about how you may be affected ›

planned service interruptions: Monday & Tuesday, February 25 & 26

Folk music concert:
Ben Bedford performs

Ben’s original music delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, and their victories and struggles. Enjoy a free performance on Monday, February 25 starting at 7:00 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room. Meet Ben and purchase his CDs after the free concert. Find more free events at the library ›

folk singer Ben Bedford ©2010 Kari Bedford

Coming up in ‘America’s Music’

Explore free lectures, movies and more with these upcoming events:

  • Documentary Films & Discussions: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley, tonight 7:00 pm; Swing Jazz Tuesday, February 26; Country & Bluegrass Tuesday, March 5; and Rock Tuesday, March 12
  • ‘Pitch Perfect’ Films & Discussions: La Bamba (1987) Monday, February 25; What's Love Got to Do With It? (1993) Monday, March 4; and Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) Monday, March 11
  • Live Discussion: “Music Criticism in the Digital Age” with Jim DeRogatis & Val Camilletti Thursday, February 7

Learn more about upcoming 'America's Music' events' ›

stills from Coal Miner's Daughter and International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Jezebel Production

Join a March book discussion

Delve into character motivation, question the facts, share your perspective, and hear how others felt about the book. Our upcoming discussions include:

  • Places of Mystery: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith Tuesday, March 5
  • Graphic Novels: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Thursday, March 7
  • I Love Romance!: Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas Sunday, March 10
  • Read and Reflect: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Friday, March 15
  • Brown Bag: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny Tuesday, March 19

Check out a book and join one of our discussions ›

a discussion in the library's Book Discussion Room

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Book Discussion: Happiness by Thich Nhat Hanh
Sunday, February 24
2:00 pm Dole Branch Library

Teen Improv Workshop
Tuesday, February 26
6:30 to 8:00 pm Maze Branch Library

Read Across America Seussathon!
Saturday, March 2
2:00 pm Maze Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.


Twitter 101
Thursday, February 21
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Introduction to Computers
Thursday, March 7
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Job Searching Online
Wednesday, March 13
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Main Library Computer Classroom

Learn more about our classes here.


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