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March 18, 2014

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March 18, 2014

Created Equal

Creating an equal Oak Park: the history

Created Equal, our dynamic series exploring Civil Rights, continues. Join us for two final panel discussions, sure to encourage stimulating conversation, at the Main Library: Why Oak Park Needs a Housing Center in 2014, Saturday, March 22, at 2 pm, and What Did It Take to Integrate Oak Park Schools?, Saturday, March 29, at 2 pm. Learn more about the series ›

New Arrivals

Because the Internet

Because the Internet
Childish Gambino

I Always Loved You

I Always
Loved You
Robin Oliveira

The Good Luck of Matthew Quick

The Good Luck
of Right Now

Matthew Quick

The Rooftop Beekeeper

The Rooftop Beekeeper
Megan Paska

Current Happenings

2013 annual report now online

We celebrated the Oak Park Public Library's 110th anniversary as a public library, and 10 years in the current Main Library building. We also experienced significant change. See more 2013 highlights, and read about 2014's focus on learning, and Turning Outward. Read the 2013 Annual Report ›

Turning Outward

Super fun while school's out

Spend Spring Break (March 24-28) at your library, where you can create, stretch, dance, and play. Program highlights include Kids Yoga at Main Library, Wednesday, March 26 at 10:30 am (ages 5+, register to attend), and a Just Dance Kids Party at Dole Branch, Thursday, March 27 at 1 pm (ages 3+). Find more free Spring Break fun ›

Super fun while school's out

An eReading Room for kids

Are your kids ready to choose their next ebook? Kids eReading Room from Overdrive features new, kids-only digital content that's accessible anytime, anywhere with an Oak Park Public Library card and PIN. This online collection just for kids is searchable by subject, including everything from Science & Nature to Comics & Graphic Novels, or by level, to help young readers find new ebooks and audiobooks fast. Visit Overdrive's Kids eReading Room ›

Kids eReading Room from Overdrive

Tweens explore film & comics

Our new So You Wanna series introduces tweens grades 4-6 to creative careers and new skills. So You Wanna Be a Filmmaker? at the Main Library, Friday, March 28, at 3 pm, presents film making basics, offering tweens a chance to direct and operate cameras. So You Wanna Be a Comic Book Artist? at the Main Library, Saturday, April 5, at 2 pm, features artist Gene Ha, sharing how he makes a living with his art. Register today, and find more tween fun ›

Tween Only events

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Teen Film & Discussion:
Women & Girls in Advertising
Sunday, March 23, 2 pm
Dole Branch Library

Friends Folk Concert:
Annie and Rod Capps

Monday, March 31, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Author Jeanne Nolan:
From the Ground Up

Wednesday, April 2, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.


Online Job Search 101
Thursday, March 20, 7 to 9 pm
Main Library Computer Classroom

Word for Beginners
Tuesday, April 15, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Excel for Beginners
Thursday, April 17, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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