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July 8, 2014

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July 8, 2014

44th Annual Book Fair

44th Annual Book Fair is Aug. 1 and 2

The Annual Book Fair, hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, takes place Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2 at Oak Park and River Forest High School. One of the largest in the area, the book fair offers more than 100,000 books in every conceivable category, as well as records, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, rare books, collectibles and sets. Support the library and Friends by shopping the fair, donating books, or volunteering to sort beginning July 18. Learn more about the Book Fair ›

New Fiction

That Summer
That Summer
Lauren Willig

Midnight in Europe

Midnight in Europe

Alan Furst

The Farm
The Farm
Tom Rob Smith

The Bourne Ascendancy
The Bourne Ascendancy
Eric Lustbader

Current Happenings

Explore Afrofuturism

Join us for an introduction to and celebration of Afrofuturism, the world of African-American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Authors Bill Campbell and Ytasha L. Womack visit the Main Library Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 pm to share their recent works in this special program. Afri-Ware Books will sell copies of the author's recent works. Learn more about the authors ›


Consumer Reports for free

Considering a big purchase? Access trusted recommendations, expert buying advice, and ratings on hundreds of consumer products with digital access to Consumer Reports, free to you with your Oak Park Public Library card and PIN. Find other consumer guides and tools, and so much more in our collection of online tools ›

Consumer Reports

More Fizz Boom fun in store

Fizz Boom Read summer reading continues through Aug. 1 and with it, plenty of fun science fun for everyone. Kids of all ages will enjoy Getting Excited About Science Show at Maze Branch, Monday, July 28 at 7:30 pm. Kids 5+ can explore the wild world of chemistry with Spin Pop Fizz Boom Show at Dole Branch, Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 pm. Register to attend and find more on our Children's calendar ›

Getting Excited About Science Show

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Oak Park Tax Talk with Ali ElSaffar
Wednesday, July 9, 7 pm
Dole Branch Library

FOR TWEENS: Architecture & Nature Photography Workshop
Thursday, July 10, 6:30 pm
Pleasant Home, Oak Park

FOR TEENS: Girls Outside the Box
film and discussion series

Sunday, July 13, 4 pm
Dole Branch Library

Find more library events.

Book Groups

One Book, One Oak Park discussions:
Moonwalking with Einstein

Friday, July 18, Noon, Dole Branch
Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 pm, Maze Branch

genre X: Night Film
Tuesday, July 22, 8 pm
Piggyback Tavern, Forest Park

Living Life Mindfully: Home Game
An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Sunday, July 27, 2 pm
Dole Branch Library

Find more library book groups.


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