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June 11, 2013

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June 11, 2013

Muslim Journeys

Take a Muslim Journey with us

As a new collection of books and movies funded by American Library Association and National Endowment for the Arts, “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” presents a diverse perspective on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Two Main Library evening events complement the addition of the collection: “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” on Wednesday, June 12, at 7 pm; and Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's autobiography of life under the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Discuss the book and view portions of the film on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 pm. Learn more about Muslim Journeys ›

New Arrivals

Volume 3

Volume 3
She & Him



The Originals

The Originals
Cat Patrick

Make Good Art

The Make Good Art Speech
Neil Gaiman

Current Happenings

Self-publish on a budget

Are you a writer aspiring to publication? Do you need help navigating the current landscape of tools available to you? Award-winning author Greg Stolze presents "Self-publish and Market Your Book on a Budget". Join us Saturday, June 15 at 10 am in the Main Library to explore two popular tools, lulu and kickstarter, in this workshop. Presented in collaboration with the Oak Park Writers Group. Learn more about this free event ›

Self-Publish and Market your book

Discuss American Crime Noir

Maze Branch's monthly Mystery book discussion shifts its focus to American Crime Noir this summer. Join us Tuesdays at noon to discuss genre classics including Double Indemnity by James M. Cain on July 2, and The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler on August 6. Books are available at Maze one month before discussion. Looking for more? Click "book discussion" to sort our calendar by type of event ›

American Crime Noir book discussion

Tween events = summer fun

This summer brings two new series of events just for tweens. At the Main Library, kids 9 to 12 are invited to make cool things, meet new people and hang out in the Locker Lounge at five separate "T.O." events. At Maze Branch Library, kids going into 4th to 6th grade can join in three different book discussions, each paired with a uniquely themed craft project. Learn more and register today ›

Tweens Only

Like Super Smash Bros.?

Calling all teens! Prove you're the best brawler in town at our Super Smash Bros. Tournament on Tuesday, June 18 from 5 to 8:30 pm. Teens age 13 to 18 can compete for prizes and glory. Pizza will be served. Dance Dance Revolution and more games will be available to play. Register now ›

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

More Library News

Upcoming Events

aMAZEing Artist Reception: Mary Strudeman's "Scenes from My Travels"
Thursday, June 13
7pm, Maze Branch Library

Crafternoon: Fathers Day Gifts
Saturday, June 15
2 pm, Main Library Storytime Room

Film Screening: Love Under Fire: Bertha and Potter Palmer
Thursday, June 20
7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.


Things About the Job Search You May Not Know...but Should
Wednesday, June 12
2 to 3:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Twitter 101
Thursday, June 13
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

LinkedIn 101
Wednesday, June 19
7 to 9 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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