Understanding the World of Islam: Academic Lecture Series
September 27, 2017
Expand your knowledge base and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam in a new academic lecture series starting this fall, with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago. On Wednesday, October 4, professor and Oak Park resident John Woods challenges common negative stereotypes about Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East. More >
Banned Books Week September 24-30 | Words have power! #BannedBooksWeek
September 24, 2017
Share your favorite banned book on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #BannedBooks and #OPPL from September 24 to 30. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. More >
September 18, 2017
Socks are consistently among the most requested items at homeless shelters. All October, we're collecting new pairs at all library locations to benefit the clients of Housing Forward and other organizations. Socks + October = Socktober! More >
100% College and Career Ready
September 13, 2017
Now seeking caring, compassionate, and committed individuals (high school sophomores and older) to serve as counselors to tutor, mentor, and lead local middle and high school students throughout the 2017-18 school year. More >
Share where your library has taken you
August 31, 2017
We hear such a range of unique answers to this question, we wanted to share. As well as ask you to share with all of us. So all September, please post your answers to the question "Where has your library taken you?" with #OPPL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. More >
August 28, 2017
This fall, join us at the library for new digital learning workshops, family creation programs, and a maker series. More >