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July 24, 2012

Oak Park Public Library News

July 24, 2012

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The Book Fair needs you!

Help our Friends at their biggest event of the year – the Annual Book Fair, held this year August 3 and 4 at Oak Park River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Avenue.


Volunteer. Many hands are needed to sort donated items. Now through July 31 drop by the high school during sorting times: Monday through Friday (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm) and Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 (10:00 am to 2:00 pm). Need extra incentive beyond the free air-conditioning? All new volunteers can purchase one book for each shift worked. And volunteers who reach 10 hours of sorting can purchase up to $10 worth of books a day, prior to the fair.

Donate. Books, movies, records, audiotapes in sellable condition are needed before August 2. Drop off at the high school’s main entrance.

Shop. Doors open Friday, August 3 (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, $5 admission, plus $5 per electronic device). The fair continues Saturday, August 4 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm, free admission).


Keep up with the count-down to the Annual Book Fair!

New Arrivals

NONFICTION
The Seasonal Baker
John Barricelli

MUSIC
That's Why God Made the Radio
The Beach Boys

GRAPHIC NOVELS
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 1
Brian Michael Bendis

FICTION
Building Stories
Chris Ware

Current Happenings

Job search tools for every need

You’re not alone in your job search. We offer support and resources. Attend our Job Seekers Seminars focused on specific aspects of the job search. Check out books to help with career exploration, job testing, job training, resume and cover letter writing, and interviews. Access job search tools at any time using your library card and PIN. Tools like Job and Career Accelerator can help you explore careers, write a resume, create a cover letter, and search for jobs. Safari Tech Books Online provides technology, digital media, and business books and videos. More services for job seekers.

Streamlined ebook and audiobook downloads

Our ebook and audiobook download service went live with a new look recently! New look and streamlined organization, same great service. Use Media on Demand to download thousands of popular titles to your ereader or mobile device. Check out more of our downloads and digital collections.

Idea Box wins award

What if you could get a new experience each month to create and collaborate? That’s what our Idea Box at the Main Library provides. This dynamic participatory community experience has won the 2012 DEMCO Library Innnovative Award from the Illinois Library Association. We’re very proud of our new cutting edge innovation which has surprised and delighted many of our visitors. Want to see what we've been up to? Video, photos, and more about Idea Box.

More library news

Upcoming Events

Teen Improv Workshop
Thursday, July 26
6:30 pm Maze Branch Library

Oak Park Readers' Party
Tuesday, July 31
7:00 pm Main Library Small Meeting Room

The First Detectives: Discussion of Sherlock Holmes Stories
Tuesday, August 7
12:00 pm Maze Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.

Classes

Tech Skills: Online Tools @ Your Fingertips!
Wednesday, July 25
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Genealogy on the Internet
Thursday, July 26
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Computer Help
Tuesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Maze Branch
(call 708-386-4751 to schedule your session)

Fridays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Dole Branch
(call 708-386-9032 to schedule your session)

Learn more about our classes here.

Locations

834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
708-383-8200
845 Gunderson Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304
708-386-4751
255 Augusta St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
708-386-9032
Open 24/7


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