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November 12, 2013

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November 12, 2013

Main Library lobby

Check out what’s new at your library

Seventeen new checkout stations have replaced outdated, out-of-service equipment at all locations. These advanced, easy-to-use checkout stations enable you to borrow materials and log into your account to renew items and pay fines. You can choose to do things on your own or have us take care of you–our staff members are always here to help. In the Main Library Lobby, changes move the staff members you know and love onto the lobby floor with you. As a result, you can get a higher level of service, where and when you need us. Read more ›

New Arrivals



The Uninvited

The Uninvited


Donna Tartt

Heretics and Heroes

Heretics and Heroes
Thomas Cahill

Current Happenings

Thanks for helping us thrive

We are pleased to have received the highly coveted 5-Star Rating in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service for the second year in a row. And we couldn't have done it without you! The distinction means we are ranked one of the best and busiest libraries in the country, based on public library service output in four areas: circulation of collection materials, number of visits, program attendance and Internet use. Learn more about the 5-Star Rating ›

5-star Library Journal designation

Very Ready Reading workshop

Parents are invited to very special literacy workshop at the Main Library on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 2-4 pm. As your child’s first teacher, everything you share with them, from stories to songs to playtime, is getting them on the path to reading. Learn how to incorporate the 7 Days/7 Ways Ready to Read principles for babies, toddlers and preschoolers into your daily life, and have fun with it, just like we do in storytime. A play area for children will be available. Register now ›

Very Ready Reading program

Celebrate 50 years of Dr. Who

Doctor Who fans of all ages are invited to celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary at a Main Library party on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1-4 pm. The afternoon fun includes an episode screening courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment, plus button making, a costume contest, Doctor Who games of all sorts, and snacks. Try your hand at some trivia, write your name in Gallifreyan, and meet lots of like-minded Whovians. Best for ages 7+. Celebrate with us ›

Dr. Who 50th Anniversary

OPRF Show Choir performs

Join us at 7 pm Wednesday, Nov. 20 to enjoy a free Main Library performance by Noteworthy, Oak Park & River Forest High School's Show Choir. This highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members are sure to make you want to stand up and cheer. All ages welcome. On Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm, teens who love to perform are invited to our monthly after-hours Teen Open Mic Night. Find more teen events ›

OPRF Show Choir

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Family Feud Tournament
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 pm
Dole Branch Library

Lyric Opera Lecture Series: La Traviata
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

T.O. Watch: Adventure Time Mini Marathon
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.

Book Discussions

Words on Wednesday: There Are No
Children Here

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1 pm
Main Library Book Discussion Room

genre X: May We Be Forgiven
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 8 pm
Molly Malone's, Forest Park

Mystery Shorts: Miss Marple: The Complete
Short Stories

Tuesday, Dec. 3, Noon
Maze Branch Library

Find more library book discussions.


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