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May 14, 2013

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May 14, 2013


Celebrating Seniors Week

Celebrating Seniors Week, May 16 - 23

Join us in “Celebrating Seniors Week” as we honor, recognize and serve seniors in our community. In its third year, the week-long celebration has expanded to include 25 communities offering more than 50 area events. Enjoy these free events at Main Library, which offers an onsite, underground parking garage, free for the first two hours, and elevator access: “Improve Your Memory” with Dr. Burton Fischman (May 16); a film screening of The Bucket List, featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman (May 20); and “Finding the Right Path to Age Gracefully” with Dr. Sheila A. Dugan (May 23). Learn more about Celebrating Seniors Week ›

New Arrivals



This is 40

This is 40

The Asylum

The Asylum
John Hardwood

The Audacity of Hops

The Audacity of Hops
Tom Acitelli

Current Happenings

Free family concert

Come enjoy a live concert and indoor beach party as we launch “20,000 Reads Under the Sea,” our unique summer reading program, on Tuesday, June 4, at 10:30 am in the Main Library Veterans Room. Do the limbo, join a conga line and dance up a storm while taking a musical cruise through Reggae, Caribbean, Latin, and Calypso with Grammy-nominated Dave Rudolf. All ages, no registration required. Learn more about Summer Reading for the entire family ›


Summer Reading kick off concert

Love free music?

Join us for "What's a Freegal?" on Facebook, Monday, May 20, from 7 to 9 pm. Virtual Services librarians Tara and Gretchen will answer your questions live, share great tips, and a fun playlist or two. Tried Freegal yet? Using your Oak Park Public Library Card and PIN, you can download and keep up to three songs a week. The catalog includes millions of songs from over 10,000 labels, and new artists are added weekly. Find out more about Freegal Music ›


Live Freegal help

Closed Memorial Day, May 27

All Oak Park Public Library locations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, but we’re always open at oppl.org. Log in to search for items, place holds, or renew materials anytime of day or night, even when the library buildings are closed. See a list of all 2013 library building closings ›

Closed Memorial Day

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Upcoming Events

Children's Book Week Kid Craft:
Daffodil Pinwheel

Friday, May 17
3:30 pm, Dole Branch Library

Rescheduled: Earth Day Sculpture
Family Program

Saturday, May 18
2 pm, Maze Branch Library

Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, May 24
7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.


Word for Beginners
Wednesday, May 15
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

The Importance of a Strong Resume
Wednesday, May 15
2 to 3 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Online Job Search 101
Thursday, May 16
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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