One Book, One Oak Park will return in 2015

Get ready to connect once again this summer with your neighbors, family, and friends over one great title! One Book, One Oak Park will return as the library's summer reading program for adults and teens. Based on last year's program debut, we'll try a few new things for adults and teens summer, and will return with some of the same great aspects you told us you loved last year.

What's new for 2015

To select our 2015 One Book, One Oak Park title, you will do the choosing! We'll collect community votes this Spring on five different titles, each based on a theme and values you've told us matter most to you, and to the future of Oak Park. Visit the library on Facebook and this page later this spring to get more details about this summer’s One Book title.

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed a summer of science in 2014

More than 3,500 kids birth through grade six signed up to discover, learn, and grow through new STEM-based themes, innovative learning toys and hands-on experiences in the summer of 2014. Checkouts of One Book, One Oak Park's Moonwalking with Einstein outpaced all other nonfiction titles by 10 to 1, helping connect our community as we explored the science of memory. And the Main Library processed 11,000 more items through the lobby's automated return this June and July (when compared to May.) 

We also hung out Google style with author Joshua Foer, who made a video appearance at the One Book, One Oak Park Community Celebration Party. Watch the video now.

  • Fizz Boom Read was the library’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-based summer reading program. Learn more about summer reading for kids birth through grade 6 and for teens.
  • One Book, One Oak Park was a new community reading experience for adults, aimed at bringing us all together over one great title exploring the art and science of memory. It was easy to join in the fun by discussing Moonwalking at open library book discussions, gettting social and posting your opinions and pictures on Facebook and Instagram, attending more free, fun One Book-themed events, and hosting your own book group discussion with a Book Group Discussion Kit.

Book Group Discussion Kit

Created just for you by our very own librarians, these kits come complete with discussion questions, author background, and more to help you organize and lead your own discussion on your own timeline. Access the book group discussion kit online.

Getting your copy of Moonwalking with Einstein

About Moonwalking with Einstein

Science journalist Joshua Foer’s best-selling title Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art & Science of Remembering Everything was named one of the best books of 2011 by, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Amazon says it “recounts Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top mental athletes. He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.”

More about author Joshua Foer