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September 4, 2012

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September 4, 2012

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Show off the smartest card in your wallet

"Love Your Library! Show Your Card!" every day this September and help us celebrate library card sign-up month. Simply show your Oak Park Public Library card at any of our partner businesses for special offers.

Want more ways to show your library love? Stop by our Main Library Idea Box and strike a pose with fun backdrops and accessories. Or post a photo of you and your card on Facebook, then tag our page. You’ll be entered in our “Share Your Card Love” random giveaway. Someone you know need a card? Apply online, and learn more about Love Your Library! Show Your Card!

New Arrivals

The Bravest Man in the Universe
Bobby Womack

How to Live Forever

Doctor Who: Shada
Douglas Adams

Steed and Mrs. Peel
Grant Morrison

Current Happenings

Nooks are here

Request one, or check one out starting Monday, September 10. We have 50 new NOOK ereaders (Simple Touch and Color), which come preloaded with ebooks selected by our staff with you in mind. Find them in our SWAN catalog by searching for “OPS NOOK.” You can place a hold today in person or online. Read more about nooks ›

Food for Thought: Baked and Baked Explorations

To help us joyfully wade through the backlog of recipes in our “to try” pile, we created Food For Thought, a quarterly cookbook discussion group. This quarter we’ll delve into Baked and Baked Explorations, two cookbooks by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Make and bring your favorite recipe from either book to share at a discussion and tasting on Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 pm at the Main Library. Copies of both books are available at the Main Library. Read more about Food for Thought ›

Folk music concert with
Debra Cowan

Debra Cowan performs in the great tradition of musicians like Joan Baez and Judy Collins. In her newest release, Fond Desire Farewell, she’s taken contemporary and time-honored public domain songs and put them in a modern setting. Hear Debra perform on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 pm at the Main Library. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm. First-come, first-seated. Meet Debra and purchase her CDs following the concert. This free concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library. Keep up with the Friends by liking them on Facebook. Read more about Debra Cowan ›

photo by Paul Emmel

Silence Is Golden film series

Want to escape from the world of cell phones, tablets, and 3D films? Join us as we head back to the days before the “talkies.” Our film series begins Wednesday, September 12 with Safety Last, a romantic comedy made in 1923 starring the death-defying Harold Lloyd. We’ll screen two other classics: on October 10 The General (a 1926 comedy starring Buster Keaton) and on November 14 City Lights (a 1931 comedy starring Charlie Chaplin). The series concludes on December 12 with The Artist, a 2011 romantic comedy about the transition from silent film to talkies. All four films will be shown at 1:30 pm at the Maze Branch Library. Read more about Silence is Golden ›

photo by Paul Emmel

More library news

Upcoming Events

Literary Politics Series: All the King's Men
Thursday, September 13
7:00 pm Maze Branch Library

Speed Dating for 40s+
Saturday, September 15
7:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Author Chris-Tia Donaldson with Thank God I'm Natural
Sunday, September 16
2:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.


Computer ABCs: About the Computer
Wednesdays, September 5 and 12
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Tech Skills: Microsoft Word 2007 for Beginners
Tuesday, September 11
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Tech Skills: Genealogy on the Internet
Thursday, September 13
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Learn more about our classes here.


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