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February 5, 2013

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Oak Park Public Library News

February 5, 2013

African American History

Celebrate Black culture and history

February is Black History Month. Join us, local historian George Bailey and Afriware Books, Inc. owner, Nzingha Nommo, at “African American History Cavalcade” on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Main Library. Browse our book displays and reserve a great read for kids and young adults about African America history ›

New Arrivals

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The Alligators of Abraham
Robert Kloss

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Learn to Play the Ukulele
Bill Plant

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Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Wein

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In The Mood For Love

Current Happenings

Taste Spain Friday, February 8

Enjoy a small taste of an authentic Spanish dish and a cash bar of Spanish wines. Chef Emilio Gervilla of Emilio’s Tapas will present a short cooking demonstration while discussing Spanish food, wine, and culture. This free after-hours event will begin at 7:00 pm at the Main Library. The library will reopen at 6:40 pm and parking will be available in the parking garage. Find more free events happening at the library ›

A Taste of Spain flyer

Help launch 'America’s Music'

Discover America's Music, 25 dynamic events at the Main Library this February and March, including:

  • Live Discussion: “From the Roots to the Fruits: The Musical and Racial Legacy of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta” with Janice Monti on Thursday, February 7
  • After-hours Big Band Concert: Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble performs, 21+ with cash bar, on Saturday, February 9
  • Artist Reception: Nancy Rose Ortenberg exhibits photographs from her travels to Mississippi Delta, reception on Sunday, February 10
  • Live Discussion: “In the Belly of the Blues” with Terry Abrahamson on Monday, February 11

Coming up in 'America's Music' ›

“Say Amen, Somebody,” copyright 2012 George Nierenberg

Branches offer curbside pick-up

When the weather is bad, you’re short on time, or have the little ones all buckled in, there’s no need to leave your car to pick up your holds at our branches. Give us a call and we’ll bring your items out to the curb. For pick-up at the Dole Branch, call 708-386-9032. For pick-up at the Maze Branch, call 708-386-4751. Have your library card number handy when you call and we’ll let you know when your items will be ready for pick up.

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More for Macs (and PCs):
3M Cloud Library

The new 3M Cloud Library Mac app gives you easy access to even more ebooks with your Oak Park Public Library card. This library ebook service is now compatible with Macs, as well as PCs, iOS and Android devices, Kindle Fires, and many popular ereaders like NOOKs. Get started with 3M Cloud Library ›

3M Cloud Library on a tablet

More Library News

Upcoming Events

What's Cooking? A Beautiful Bowl of Soup by Paulette Mitchell
Sunday, February 10
2:00 pm Maze Branch Library

5th Annual Oscarthon
Saturday, February 16
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Wednesday, February 20
1:00 pm Main Library Book Discussion Room

Find more library events on our calendar.


LinkedIn 101
Wednesday, February 6
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Intermediate Word
Tuesday, February 12
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Seminar: Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?
Thursday, February 14
2:00 to 3:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Learn more about our classes here.


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