September 3, 2013

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September 3, 2013

Storywalk at Cheney Mansion

Visit StoryWalk at Cheney Mansion

We've teamed with the Park District of Oak Park to bring you StoryWalk® at Cheney Mansion. Perfect for families, caregivers, teachers, and all picture book lovers, StoryWalk transforms the pages of Oh, No! by local author Candace Fleming and award-winning illustrator Eric Rohmann into a reading adventure on a trail, combining physical activity with literacy. This month-long special event kicks off with an opening reception and refreshments at 10 am Saturday, Sept. 7. Take a stroll through Oct. 5 at Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, whenever grounds are open. Learn more about StoryWalk ›

New Arrivals

That's It

That's It
Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Creative You

Creative You
David B. Goldstein


Simon Mawer

Current Happenings

Oct. 5, let's celebrate!

Please save the date (and night) to help us celebrate two library milestones: 10 years in the current Main Library building and 110 years as a public library in Oak Park. Daytime activities at all library locations as well as a Jim Gill concert in Scoville Park. An after-hours party will feature performances by The Boogers and R-Gang, an Instagram scavenger hunt, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar for beer and wine. Learn more about our anniversary celebration ›

Lobby phase 1 is complete

Let's get social

Want to keep up with what's new and cool at your library? We've got so much to share. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. In addition to social sharing, we offer apps to make your digital life even easier. Download our custom library app to keep the library in your pocket, and more. Get social with us ›

Early fall storytimes

Laugh it up, improv style

Join us for a special night of improvisational theater, Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 pm, as performers from the Kid and Teen Improv Workshops ham-it-up onstage at Maze in a special Improv Showcase. It's fun, funny and all are welcome. If you have a good laugh and think improv may be right for you too, attend an upcoming workshop, offered for kids, teens and adults. Reserve a space at the showcase now ›

Improv Showcase

Op Art & more for teens

Know a teen who loves optical illusions or can't put down their drawing pencil? They'll love Op Art Cubes. At 7 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 10, teens 13+ will make their own cubes at Maze Branch Library. Plenty of school year events are back at the Main Library too: Teen Open Mic night resumes on the third Friday of each month, and Open Gaming provides after-school fun on weekdays. The fall promises many more crafts and activities for teens at all locations. Follow the teen website for details ›

Teen Op Art

More Library News

Upcoming Events

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: A Grandparent's Day Celebration
Saturday, Sept. 7
2 pm, Maze Branch Library

School's Out: Kids Yoga
Friday, September 13
2 pm, Dole Branch Library

High-Rise Stories: Audrey Petty in Conversation with Alex Kotlowitz
Monday, Sept. 16
7 pm, Unity Temple

Find more library events on our calendar.


Things About the Job Search You May Not Know...But Should
Wednesday, Sept. 11
2 to 3:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Excel for Beginners
Thursday, Sept. 12
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Get Ready, Get Set, Get Hired
Wednesday, Sept. 25
2 to 3:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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