July 23, 2013

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July 23, 2013

Summer Reading finale event

Summer Reading goes out with a pop!

Friday, July 26, is the last day to share reading logs and redeem prizes as part of "20,000 Reads Under the Sea," our summer reading program. Since the program began May 30, Oak Parkers have borrowed close to 150,000 items! Help us celebrate these past eight weeks with an all ages finale event at the Main Library featuring beloved bubbleologist Geoff Akins. Register now to laugh and learn about the art and science of bubbles ›

New Arrivals

Personal Record

Personal Record
Eleanor Friedberger



Last Summer of the Camperdowns

We Need New Names
NoViolet Bulawayo

Last Summer of the Camperdowns

Last Summer of the Camperdowns
Elizabeth Kelly

Current Happenings

Teen technology demo

Test drive a variety of ereaders and tablets with our tech-savvy teen summer volunteers this afternoon or evening. The Teen Tech Gurus will be on hand to demonstrate popular devices and answer your questions about iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, Google Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy, Microsoft Surface and more. Drop into Maze Branch from 1 to 4 pm, or Dole Branch from 5 to 8 pm to take advantage, today only. Find out about more technology learning opportunities at the library ›

Test drive ereaders and tablets

Follow lobby progress

Main Library lobby reconfiguration is right on track. Though space is temporarily tighter, you can do everything you are used to doing when you visit, including check out and return materials, pick up holds, pay fines and ask questions. Our staff will greet you with a smile, as seen on our new Instagram feed, documenting behind-the-scenes progress. Follow us for updates, and watch the space transform. Read more about the project

Learn a new language online

Ever wanted to learn to speak Pirate without setting sail? You can! Log in to Mango and Muzzy, and choose from more than 40 language learning programs. Muzzy is the world's No. 1 language course for children, using stories and interactive games. Mango Languages offers foreign language courses for English speakers and ESL courses. Get started now ›

Language learning with Mango & Muzzy

ebooks just for you

Interested in the ease and portability of more free ebooks? We can help. The 3M Cloud Library offers you thousands of new choices, from action, intrigue and mystery to kids' readers and early chapters to teen science fiction and fantasy. It's easy to use and offers an exclusive digital collection not found in the SWAN catalog. Browse everything available today using the 3M Cloud Library app or 3M Cloud Library web portal, and see what's new this month, hand-selected by us just for you.

Lobby progress on Instagram

More Library News

Upcoming Events

See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!
Wednesday, July 24
7pm, Maze Branch Library

Author Bob Sullivan:
The Plateau Effect

Wednesday, July 31
7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

43rd Annual Book Fair
Friday, Aug. 2, 6 to 10 pm
Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 am to 9 pm
Oak Park and River Forest High School

Find more library events on our calendar.

Book Discussions

Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully:
Hundred Names for Love

Sunday, July 28
2 pm, Dole Branch Library

American Crime Noir: The Long Goodbye
Tuesday, Aug. 6
noon, Maze Branch Library

Words on Wednesday: The Great Gatsby
Wednesday, Aug. 21
1 pm, Main Library Book Discussion Room

Find more book discussions.


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