September 19, 2016
This year, we learned that local families want more resources and support for managing kids’ behavior, addressing children’s social-emotional needs, and helping new parents discover local connections. So we're offering more family-centered learning opportunities, like a two-part workshop on executive functioning. More >
September 14, 2016
Last week, we welcomed home two of the oldest items in the library's collection: volumes containing photographs and records for local Civil War veterans. The books had been decaying with time, but after receiving conservation treatment from The Conservation Center in Chicago, they are now available by appointment to genealogists, researchers, and local history buffs. More >
September 12, 2016
Banned Books Week, to be recognized in 2016 from September 25 − October 1, is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. More >
September 9, 2016
As part of this fall's NEA Big Read, join us for a special pre-screening and discussion of the new feature film, "The Magnificent Seven," on Thursday, September 22 at Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre. More >
August 29, 2016
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Superintendent Carol Kelley writes that the district's partnership with the library is "at the cornerstone of our efforts to ensure success for all students attending our schools." More >
August 26, 2016
The library's Community Resources Team was formed as part of the effort to rethink the ways we engage with all patrons, Executive Director David J. Seleb said. The goal is to make the library a safer, more welcoming place for everyone, and to provide the resources and information that our patrons need. More >

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