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May 15, 2012

Oak Park Public Library News

May 15, 2012

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Welcome to our newly redesigned Library News!

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New Arrivals

The Chemistry of Tears
Peter Carey

Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
Suzanne Joinson

How to Be Great at the Stuff You Hate
Nick Davies

Confessions of a Scary Mommy
Jill Smokler

Current Happenings

Curious teens: apply now to News Know-How campaign

Are you a curious teen who loves to get to the bottom of a good story? Want to work with a professional journalist? Then apply to the News Know-How campaign! With Oak Park Public Library as your “newsroom,” learn to distinguish facts from opinions; monitor and analyze a news media beat, journalist, or collection of news sources; and create a presentation to share what you’ve learned. If you’re an Oak Park teen starting your sophomore year, apply by May 22 to be considered. Older teens may be considered if space is available. Read more ›

Seniors and teens and a kids’ blog! Oh my!

We celebrate seniors next week with three events to help you keep your brain healthy, travel independently, and play video games. Learn to keep your memory sharp at Brain Health on May 22. Explore Turkey with Zygmunt and Irma Sokolnicki on May 24. And on May 25 dance and play games at Seniors Just Want to Have Fun. Call 708-452-3440 or visit our website for more about these events.

Teens preparing for finals can drop in at our study sessions to get help with tough questions, study as a group, indulge in some brain food, and chat with a reference librarian. Visit our teen site for more resources (and distractions) for teens.

On our News for Kids blog you’ll find new titles in our collections, photos, and quips and fun information from the gerbils. Subscribe to the RSS feed or visit the page to see the latest.

Summer Reading is Blooming on Harrison

Stop by our What’s Blooming on Harrison booth on Saturday, May 26 for a thrilling preview of our summer reading program. Summer reading for all ages kicks off on Saturday, June 2 and runs through July 27. Whatever your age, you’ll find fantastic reading and viewing choices at the library and be motivated to read for fun prizes. Read more ›

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Adult Improv Workshop
Tuesday, May 15
7:00 pm Maze Branch

Scrabble Tournament for ages 6+
Saturday, May 19
1:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Read & Reflect Book Discussion: River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Friday, May 18
12:00 pm Dole Branch

Find more library events on our calendar.


Tech Skills: Time Management Using Doodle/Google
Wednesday, May 16
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Main Library Computer Classroom

Tech Skills: Microsoft Excel 2007 for Beginners
Thursday, May 17
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Tech Skills: Genealogy on the Internet
Thursday, May 24
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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Oak Park, IL 60302
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