Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title and this summer's selection for One Book, One Oak Park, the library's community reading program connecting neighbors, families, and friends over one great title.
For children up to 36 months, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious wanderers. We bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games.
All library buildings are closed for the holiday, so we're celebrating outside! After the Village of Oak Park's July 4 parade, join us outside Dole Branch for a special concert at the end of the parade route.
Chicago is a place, as one historian has said, of "messy vitalities," a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. It's one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For acclaimed author Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America's heart.
In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion.
In a galaxy far, far away, a special storytime is taking place. Join us for an action-packed storytime filled with spaceships, stormtroopers, and lightsabers! May the force be with you! Best for ages 3+.
On May 1, 1915, a German submarine sunk the ocean liner Lusitania, taking the lives of 1,195 passengers and crew members, including 123 Americans. Using historical records, letters, and journal entries, Erik Larson delivers a riveting account of one of the most tragic events of WWI.
In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.
Partly based on a true story, I Remember You: A Ghost Story, introduces Freyr, a young doctor, asked by the police to help investigate the apparent suicide of an elderly woman who was obsessed with Freyr's missing son. He becomes increasingly disturbed by what he finds out, especially when it involves the son he presumed dead.
Brown Bag is a lunchtime mystery lover's book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.
Let the magic begin! Join us for a mystical storytime filled with laughter, fun and imagination! Followed with a unicorn-themed craft. Best for 3+.
This event will also be taking place at the Main Library on Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30 am.
Hooray for beach days! Join us for this aquatic-themed storytime, filled with swimmingly wonderful songs, dancing, and crafting. Watch out for sharks! Best for ages 3+.
This energetic program is designed for children ages 2-6, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized in this new program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.