July 9, 2013

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July 9, 2013

The 43rd Annual Book Fair is coming

Annual Book Fair is Aug. 2 & 3

The 43rd Annual Book Fair, hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, takes place Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3 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, books on tape, rare books, collectibles and sets. Support the library and Friends by shopping the fair, donating books, or volunteering to sort beginning July 15. Learn more about all things Book Fair ›

New Arrivals

Silence Yourself

Silence Yourself



A Hundred Summers

A Hundred Summers
Beatriz Williams

Living the Good Life

Living the Good Life
Martha Stewart

Current Happenings

Lobby work begins

Giving you service the way you want it – that's what the Main Library Lobby reconfiguration is about. Starting tomorrow, July 10, construction begins. The end result – expected in early August – will bring you a more customized library visit and a more functional space. Want the freedom to renew your own items, pay any fines and email yourself check-out receipts? You can do that. Want a friendly library staff member to be available to help you soon as you walk in the door? You can have that, too. Learn more about the lobby reconfiguration

Lobby work begins

Get cooking with Karyn

Interested in exploring raw food? Join us in the Main Library Veterans Room tonight at 7 pm as we welcome Karyn Calabrese – owner of a portfolio of restaurants including Karyn’s Raw and author of Soak Your Nuts: Karyn's Conscious Comfort Foods. Karyn will demonstrate the raw food preparation techniques that have put her on the map. Sample some of her favorite raw food dishes, and learn how you can recreate them at home. Copies of her book will be available for purchase following the demonstration and tasting.

Summer family film fun

Take a break from the summer heat with cool, underwater-themed films for the whole family on Wednesdays at Maze Branch Library. The Summer Film Fest celebrating "20,000 Reads Under the Sea" kicks off with Finding Nemo on July 17, continues with Oceans on July 24, and ends with The Little Mermaid on July 31. All films begin at 4 pm. For more details, including run time, and additional library film series and screenings, select Event type "Film Screening" from our online calendar ›

Laptop check out at the branches

Magazines for everyone

Did you know you can find magazines for every age and interest at your library? Save on subscriptions, and save paper, by borrowing from the library's vast collection. Each location features a unique suite of titles to choose from. Browse and check out copies of kids' favorites from American Girl to Sports Illustrated for Kids; magazines with teen and tween appeal like Spin and Seventeen; adult periodicals for everyone from the cat lover seeking the new issue of Cat Fancy, to the adventurous cook in search of Lucky Peach. All locations keep copies of the daily papers, too. See full lists of what's available by location ›

The Dating Game

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Gloria Groom: Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity
Thursday, July 11
7pm, Main Library Veterans Room

aMAZEing Art demonstration: Art as an Intuitive Process with Jackie Lakely
Wednesday, July 17
7 pm, Maze Branch Library

Yarns and Yarn
Thursdays, July 11 & 25
2 pm, Dole Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.


Wednesday, July 17
7 to 9 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

WorkKeys Assessment
Wednesday, July 24
7 to 8:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

The Importance of a Strong Resume
Wednesday, July 31
2 to 3:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

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