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May 28, 2013

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Oak Park Public Library News

May 28, 2013

Summer Reading begins

Get ready to dive in this Thursday

"20,000 Reads Under the Sea", our summer reading program for everyone, launches Thursday at all library locations. This eight-week adventure brings leagues of opportunities for learning and fun to Oak Park toddlers, kids, tweens, teens and adults. Highlights include great prizes for all ages, a beach party kick-off party and free concert with Grammy-nominated children’s musician Dave Rudolf on June 4, and a grand finale event with bubbleologist Geoff Atkins on July 26. Times, details and more ›

New Arrivals

Letterpress Now

Letterpress Now
Jessica White

The Other Typist

The Other Typist
Suzanne Rindell

The Conditions of Love

The Conditions
of Love

Dale Kushner

Modern Vampires of the City

Modern Vampires of the City
Vampire Weekend

Current Happenings

See you in Scoville Park

Two great outdoor events will usher in the official grand re-opening of Scoville Park. Cheer on your favorite teen musicians at Battle of the Bands from 1 to 5 pm Saturday. Then get a taste of local flavor and all things Oak Park at the 40th annual Day in Our Village family festival from 11 am to 6 pm Sunday. We’ll be there both days, and have lots of experiences (and some treats) to share. Stop by to visit us and stay to enjoy the park ›

Scoville Park

Meet David, new trustees

Come meet new Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David Seleb and your elected library trustees at a community-wide open house from noon to 2 pm June 22 at the Main Library. David began May 1 in his new leadership role. Four Board of Library Trustees were sworn in May 21 by Village Clerk Teresa Powell: returning trustees Bruce Samuels and Matthew Fruth and new trustees Matt Baron and Win Fox. All newly elected trustees will serve four-year terms. Meet the board ›

Executive Director David Seleb

Your ticket to culture and fun

One great way to put your Oak Park Public Library card to work for you is to take part in the Museum Adventure Pass program. With it, you receive admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area cultural destinations. Some participating attractions include Cantigny Park, Chicago Botanic Garden, Legoland Discovery Center, Pleasant Home Foundation and The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. Learn more about Museum Adventure Pass ›

Museum Adventure Pass

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Hollywood Goes to War Film
Series: Sahara

Monday, June 3
1:30 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

What's Cooking? People's Pops
and Perfect Scoop

Sunday, June 9
2 pm, Maze Branch Library

Oak Park Photo Club presents: The Mystery & Moments of Vivian Maier
Monday, June 10
7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.


Seminar: Is Social Media Helping
Your Job Search?

Wednesday, June 5
7 to 8:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Intermediate Word
Thursday, June 6
7 to 8:30 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Intermediate Excel
Tuesday, June 11
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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