January 8, 2013

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January 8, 2013

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“Get Fired Up for Reading”

Join our Winter Reading Program, which runs through Saturday, February 2. Tweens, teens, and adults are reading 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 today ›

New Arrivals

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Envisioning Emancipation
Deborah Willis

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Deep Ancestry
Spencer Wells

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The Last Shepherd
Martin Etchart

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Cold Days
Jim Butcher

Current Happenings

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 for Jared Diamond now ›

author Jared Diamond and cover of The World Until Yesterday

Glow-in-the-Dark Party Celebrates New Tween Space

We created a tween space at the Main Library to appeal especially to kids at that “in between” age, 9 to 13. It features easy-to-browse fiction books and graphic novels for tweens, plus, laptops, games, and comfy furniture. Tweens are invited to the grand opening Glow-in-the-Dark Party on Thursday, January 24 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Hang out, play games, meet new friends, and enjoy refreshments! Discover more about our tween space ›

chairs and books in tween space

Recruit Your Team for Smartypants Trivia Night

Who will win the glory at the 4th annual trivia night fundraiser presented by the Friends of the Library? Form your team of 4 to 6 people and step up to the challenge on Saturday, March 2. Trivia will start promptly at 7:30 pm at the Main Library. $35 per person. Registration starts January 18 for Smartypants Trivia Night ›

Swashbucklers team in costume at 2012 competition

Volunteer at Your Library

Looking for ways to give back to your community? Volunteer at your library! Consider the opportunities and apply to volunteer at the library ›

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More Library News

Upcoming Events

Silence is Golden Film Series: The Temptress
Wednesday, January 9
1:00 pm Maze Branch Library

I Love Romance Book Discussion
Sunday, January 13
3:00 pm Dole Branch Library

Is Social Media Helping Or Hurting Your Job Search?
Thursday, January 17
2:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

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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