June 12, 2012

Oak Park Public Library News

June 12, 2012

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Shop the 42nd Annual Book Fair!

Join the thrilling hunt for treasures at the Annual Book Fair. Again this year, the Friends of the Library expect to offer 100,000 gently used books for sale. Shop categories like pets, home improvement, foreign language, picture books for kids, self-help, and romance. Popular titles, rare finds, and collectibles await! This year’s fair will be Friday, August 3 (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, $5 admission, plus $5 per electronic device) and Saturday, August 4 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm, free admission) at the OPRF High School, 201 N. Scoville Avenue. Donations and volunteers are needed to help make this sale another success.

New Arrivals

The Sandcastle Girls
Christopher Bohjalian

Beautiful No-Mow Yards
Evelyn J. Hadden

The Ultimate Collection: Live at the Ryman
Earl Scruggs

Attention All Passengers
William J. McGee

Current Happenings

Summer Reading is Sizzling!

It’s another hot year for summer reading. Lots of people of all ages are participating and there’s still space for you and your family to join! Visit the library to sign up your kids and teens and to drop off reading entries for the adults. Get the whole family to “Read Anywhere” with our virtual summer reading program. Now you can participate even if you’re traveling or if your summer days aren’t long, lazy, and filled with lots of time to come to the library. Read more ›

Pick the Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Prize committee could not decide on an award for fiction this year, so we will! Our summer discussion series gives you — the reader — the chance to vote.

The finalists are…
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
  discussion on Thursday, June 21
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  discussion on Thursday, July 19
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
  discussion on Thursday, August 16

Join us for one or more of these discussions at 7:00 pm at the Maze Branch Library and help crown our Pulitzer pick! Copies available at the Maze Branch Library one month prior to their discussion date. Read more ›

More ways to Spark our future

Thanks to you we were voted the most engaging booth at Day in our Village! Now we want to hear from even more of you. We’ll be asking throughout the summer which headline you most want to see about a future Oak Park. And we’ll be asking how the library can help you meet your goals and be ready to serve your future needs. Read more ›

More library news

Upcoming Events

Pilgrimage to Tibet
Thursday, June 14
2:00 pm Main Library Small Meeting Room

Hitchcock Film Series: Rebecca
Friday, June 15
1:30 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Teen Improv Workshop
Monday, June 25
6:30 pm Maze Branch

Find more library events on our calendar.


Tech Skills: Online Tools @ Your Fingertips!
Wednesday, June 13
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

LinkedIn 101
Thursday, June 14
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Tech Skills: Microsoft Excel 2007 for Beginners
Thursday, June 21
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Learn more about our classes here.


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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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