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September 17, 2013

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September 17, 2013

Celebrate with us Oct. 5

Join us Oct. 5 for an after-hours party

On Saturday, Oct. 5, help us celebrate two major milestones - 10 years in the current Main Library building and 110 years as a public library in Oak Park - with a Main Library after-hours party from 7 to 10 pm. Enjoy live performances by The Boogers (rock and roll for kids at 7:15 pm) and R-Gang (R&B, funk & soul at 8:15 pm), an in-the-library Instagram scavenger hunt, complimentary appetizers, sweets, and a cash bar for beer and wine. We'll be celebrating all day, too, so browse the full schedule of anniversary events and join us ›

New Arrivals

Paris Was the Place

Paris Was the Place
Susan Conley

Snow Hunters

Snow Hunters
Paul Yoon

Why Smart Kids Worry

Why Smart Kids Worry
Allison Edwards

Who I Am

Who I Am
Pete Townshend

Current Happenings

Get your "Read More" tees

Show your library love by wearing a limited edition "Read More" t-shirt. Featuring original artwork by Oak Park graphic designer Tom Deja, these celebratory shirts feature our "110" anniversary logo on the front and a colorful "Read More" building design on the back. Available in youth and adult sizes at all library locations for only $10 while supplies last. Buy a shirt now ›

Lobby phase 1 is complete

Censorship happens

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 22-28. At the Main Library, visit the 2nd floor service desk to take a "mugshot" with your favorite banned book beginning Thursday, Sept, 19. Enjoy “Books on the Chopping Block, a City Lit Theatre performance of dramatic readings from banned & challenged books, Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 pm. Visit Maze and Dole for displays featuring banned & challenged books all week. Learn more about Banned Books Week ›

Early fall storytimes

T.O. Lounge Advisory Board

Tweens: come tell us what you think. At Main Library on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, the LAB: Lounge Advisory Board is a new opportunity that gives kids ages 9-12 the chance to help us plan activities, recommend library purchases and shape the future of their dedicated first floor space, the Locker Lounge. No registration required. Learn about more new tween events ›

Improv Showcase

Bake and taste at Pie Off

Get your recipes ready. Join us for our 3rd annual pie baking contest on Saturday, Sept. 28. Bakers of any skill level, including teams, are invited. Make your favorite pie and arrive at 1pm for judging. Judges will rate each pie, and prizes will be awarded for Best Taste, Best Appearance and Best Overall. Pie tasting opens to the public at 2:30 pm. Enjoy a free slice, while they last. No registration required. See our calendar for more free fun ›

Teen Op Art

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, Sept. 7
7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Pop-Up Idea Box at Oaktoberfest
Saturday, Sept. 21
Noon to 5 pm, Downtown Oak Park

Lyric Opera Lecture series begins
with Otello
Wednesday, Sept. 25
7 pm, River Forest Public Library

Find more library events on our calendar.

Book Discussions

genre X: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and
the End of the World

Tuesday, Sept. 24
8 pm, Molly Malone's, Forest Park

Mystery Shorts: The Innocence of
Father Brown

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Noon, Maze Branch Library

Read and Reflect: Catherine the Great
Friday, Oct. 18
Noon, Dole Branch Library

Find more library book dicussions.


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