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March 4, 2014

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March 4, 2014

Downloads and Digital Collections

Stream movies & more from anywhere

IndieFlix, and its collection of award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries, is the latest addition to our growing digital collection -- materials you can access fast and from anywhere with an Internet connection, your Oak Park Public Library card and PIN. Get started with IndieFlix now. You can also browse a list of our latest ebooks, and take a look at all the resources in our digital collection. Have a question about a title or service? We're here to help! Ask us any time ›

New Arrivals

Electricity by Candlelight

Electricity by Candlelight
Alex Chilton

A Mad, Wicked Folly

A Mad, Wicked Folly
Sharon Biggs

The Visionist

The Visionist
Rachel Urquhart

What We've Lost is Nothing

What We've Lost is Nothing
Rachel Louise Snyder

Current Happenings

The Great Magazine Giveaway

Our annual Great Magazine Giveaway returns Saturday, March 8. Find and browse boxes of past issues in the Main Library Lobby, through Monday, March 10. All magazines are free, and available to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. So bring your reusable shopping bags, stock up, and help keep us green. These magazines have plenty of life left in them - for reading or crafts. Leftovers will be recycled by the library.

The Great Magazine Giveaway

Explore 'More than Mona'

Explore "More than Mona: The Portraits of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo," at the Main Library, Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 pm. Italian Renaissance historian Professor Munman will share the portraits of Leonardo and Michelangelo, demonstrating parallels and differences of the artists. Join us to learn more about these masters and their bodies of work. Enjoy local artist exhibits monthly in our Main Library Art Gallery. Art is part of who we are ›

More than Mona

Tween fun at all locations

Get creative, learn something new, and hang out with friends at Tween Only programs. Just for kids in grades 4-6 this month: Express yourself with inkless banana tattoos, Monday, March 10, 6:30 pm, at Maze Branch. At Main Library, challenge your friends and conquer the world of Roboblox (March 7 at 3:30 pm), join The LAB to help plan future tween activities (March 13 at 4:30 pm), and learn the basics of filmmaking (March 28 at 3 pm). Find monthly tween events on our Children's calendar ›

For tweens

Teen Rockumentaries rock on

Rockumentaries, a series of rock documentaries for music lovers ages 13+, continues at Maze Branch through April. Bring some friends, enjoy tunes (with popcorn!) and perform your own, Sundays at 1:30 pm. On March 16, see performances from the White Stripes in Under the Great White Northern Lights, followed by a bit of Rock Band fun. On April 6, learn about the birth of British synthesizer groups with Synth Britannia, then create your own synth music (instruments provided). Find more on our new teen webpage ›

Teen Rockumentaries

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Art Reception: Printmakers
of Oak Park Art League
Sunday, March 9, 4 to 6 pm
Main Library Art Gallery

Friends of the Oak Park Public
Library Annual Member Meeting

Open to everyone

Thursday, March 20, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Teen Freestyle Friday
Friday, March 21, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.

Book Discussions

Read & Reflect: Call the Midwife
Friday, March 21, Noon
Dole Branch Library

Truth is Stranger: Maus
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 pm
Maze Branch Library

genre X: We Need New Names
Tuesday, March 25, 8 pm
Molly Malone's, Forest Park

Find more library book discussions.


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