Are you a new library cardholder who's interested in seeing behind the scenes and learning more about the library's role in our community? Register to join your like-minded neighbors as Community Relations Coordinator Debby Preiser takes you on an hour-long, behind-the-scenes tour of the Main Library. Hear about library history, get details about accessing the fullest benefits with your library card, and meet more dedicated library staff.
This exhibit is open now through August 31.
Why Black Lives Matter?
In support of the movement's desire to advocate for social justice, respect, and dignity.
Why the Idea Box?
The Idea Box is a space for interaction, art, and civics that is perfect for highlighting this important issue that affects many in our community. We hope to inspire dialogue and create understanding.
Why the Oak Park Public Library?
Trees are dying at an alarming rate largely due to climate change. After many seasons of enriching our cityscapes with beauty and our air with oxygen, these dead trees in Chicago's parks are being turned over to artists to extend their life into a fifth season; a season of art.
Using art as a vessel for public engagement, these three Oak Park artists are among the sculptors up-cycling trees into engaging and thought provoking experiences for the greater Chicago community.
In celebration, tribute and memorial of those past. Our Idea Box ofrenda awaits you in this Dia de Los Muertos spectacular. October 30 - November 25.
Crease, Tuck, Shape. Find yourself In The Fold in this month's Idea Box. October 5 - October 25.
Taste. Touch. Smell. See. Be...Blue. Find your own Blue Period in this month's Idea Box. September 4th - 28th.