June 25, 2013

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June 25, 2013

Artist call for submissions

Call for entries: Literary Explorations

Coming in October, in celebration of the library’s 10 years in the Main Library and 110 years in Oak Park, the library will host a month-long community art exhibit in the Main Library Art Gallery, Maze Branch Library and Dole Branch Library. Literary Explorations will showcase work inspired by literature. Art can be serious or playful, come from a cherished author, specific title, literary character or another subject related to the theme. Entry deadline is Aug. 16. Artists who live in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest park are welcome to submit. Review guidelines and get a PDF submission form ›

New Arrivals

Trouble Will Find Me

Trouble Will Find Me
The National

Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson

He's Gone

He's Gone
Deb Caletti

Missing Out

Missing Out
Adam Phillips

Current Happenings

We love to share

Visit “Books and Media” each Tuesday for staff favorites, from recommended reads to movies and music. Want to see what’s new in the catalog? Check out hand-selected samplings of our “New Materials.” You can browse categories including adult fiction and non-fiction, movies, music, graphic novels, teen fiction and audiobooks. We love to suggest new reads tailored just for you, too, so feel free to chat with a librarian 24/7, or just ask us in person - we're here to help.

New items & Staff recommendations

Let's read more

Each week during our summer reading program, “20,000 Reads Under the Sea,” we’ll track and share the total number of materials checked out at all library locations. From May 30 through mid-June, our community has borrowed 58,270 materials. How high can we go? Like us on Facebook and visit our website to watch the total grow through the end of July ›

Let's read more

Explore art and fashion

Were the Impressionists fashionistas? What role did fashion play in their goal to paint modern life with a “modern” style? Join us on Thursday, July 11, at 7 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room to explore the fascinating relationship between art and fashion. Art Institute of Chicago Curator Gloria Groom shares stories and photographs from “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity,” on exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago now through Sept. 22.

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity

Fun for teens and tweens

Is your teen or tween looking for some indoor fun this summer? July offers some cool events. At the Main Library, kids 13 and older are invited on Wednesday, July 10, from 6 to 8 pm to “Txt 2 Scrn.” Viewers can text their witty comments to caption Hannah Montana: The Movie, taking the movie from goofy to hilarious. At Dole Branch, tweens ages 9 to 12 can dance, dance, dance -- in a Wii dance tournament on Friday, July 19 from 4 to 5:30 pm. Register beginning June 28 and learn about more tween summer fun.

Calling all teens and tweens

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Buildings closed for Independence Day
Thursday, July 4
Always open @ oppl.org

Karyn's Raw Cafe at Home
Tuesday, July 9
7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

6th Annual Chess Tournament
Saturday, July 20
1 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.

Book Discussions

What's Cooking? American Pie: Slices of Life
Sunday, July 14
2 pm, Maze Branch Library

Words on Wednesday: Lady in Gold
Wednesday, July 17
1 pm, Main Library Book Discussion Room

genre X: Tender is the Night
Thuesday, July 23
8 pm, Molly Malone's, Forest Park

Find more book discussions.


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