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November 13, 2012

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Oak Park Public Library News

November 13, 2012

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5 Stars for Us!

One of the nation's best libraries is right here in Oak Park. We’ve received the highly-coveted 5-star rating in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. We also were ranked first in Illinois within our budget category. This rating recognizes how much you use the great services at your public library. Thank you, Oak Park! Read more about this distinction ›

New Arrivals

Lonely Planet Discover USA
Lonely Planet Publications

Raised from the Ground
Jose Saramago

Dusty in Memphis
Dusty Springfield

Pirate Cinema
Cory Doctorow

Current Happenings

Tell Us What You Think

What's important to you? Help us serve you better by taking this quick survey. If you can't take it online, stop by any library location to fill out and return a paper survey. Take our survey ›

Pintesting: Crafts for Adults

Want to try some of the crafts you've seen on Pinterest, but don't feel like investing in all sorts of supplies? We know how you feel! So on Sunday, November 18 we’ll provide the tools for you to try your hand at a few photo gifts. Bring a handful of photos and join us between 3:00 and 4:00 pm at the Dole Branch Library. We’ll even take care of the clean up for you! Be sure to register to let us know you’re coming. Call 708-386-9032 or register now ›

Closed November 30
for Staff Day

We're always challenging ourselves to innovate new ways to meet your needs. So we close our physical locations one day a year for staff development. This year we’ll be closed on Friday, November 30. This day will engage staff in learning opportunities and build our team as we make our library the best it can be for the Oak Park community. The library will also close early, at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21 and be closed Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Your library is open 24/7 at ›

Library Director Deirdre Brennan Leaves to Lead RAILS

Deirdre Brennan has announced her last day as Executive Director of Oak Park Public Library will be December 31, 2012. She has been selected to lead RAILS, an Illinois library system, to help empower more people with all that libraries can offer. Oak Park Public Library’s Board of Trustees is committed to providing award-winning service to its community, and has every expectation that the library’s plans will move forward. Read more about this announcement ›

Deirdre Brennan (right) as Harry Potter's Professor Trelawney

More library news

Upcoming Events

Becoming a Collector: Art on a Budget
Thursday, November 15
7:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Centennial Celebration of Tarzan
Saturday, November 17
2:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Author Maggie Anderson with Our Black Year
Sunday, November 18
2:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.


Tech Skills: Job Searching Online
Wednesday, November 14
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Tech Skills: Online Tools @ Your Fingertips!
Thursday, November 15
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Tech Skills: Microsoft Word 2007 for Beginners
Wednesday, November 21
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

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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