What’s trending, what we suggest for October

Book covers for Hyde by Daniel Levine, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie, The Divorce Paper by Susan Rieger, The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick, Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer, Exercise for Mood and Anxiety by Michael W. Otto, The Mindful Way for a Good Night's Sleep by Trivia Cover, All My Colors by David Quantick

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! Check out our top picks for October: If you’re looking for a good scare: Horror titles New! Subscribe to receive horror title suggestions bi-monthly in your inbox » If you’re feeling voyeuristic: Epistolary novels (told through diaries or … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for September

Book covers for What to Say to Get Your Way by John Boswell, Dial Down the Drama by Colleen O'Grady, What the F by Benjamin Bergen, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison, What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons, The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! Check out our top picks for September: For when you *can’t even*: belated coming-of-age novels In support of the freedom to read: banned or challenged books For when you’re not sure what to say: people and communication titles … Read more

Building community: Hear from a range of voices at the One Book finale

The following post was originally published in the Wednesday Journal as “Sharing space, making room for all voices,” a One View column by Juanita Harrell, on Tuesday, July 30. Juanita Harrell is Oak Park Public Library’s One Book coordinator and Health & Wellness Librarian. ‘Who owns the public space?” asks Linda Francis in a recent Wednesday Journal column … Read more

Expanding our world languages collections

For those who speak and read in languages other than English, there’s even more to find at the library this year, as we expand our world languages collections for adults, teens, and kids. Since last year, our librarians have been analyzing the collections, researching Oak Park demographics, and meeting with local educators to learn which … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for June

Book covers of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby, The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara, Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta, Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo, Never a City so Real by Alex Kotlowitz, Nature's Metropolis by William Cronon, Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! This June, celebrate Pride Month with our librarians’ favorite reads, explore travel memoirs to inspire your next trip, and discover Chicago history. Celebrate Pride Month Explore travel memoirs Discover Chicago history What our librarians are loving Check what … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for May

Book covers for The Idiot by Elif Batuman, Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen, The Road Not Taken by Max Boot, Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crumble, The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell, Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick, Install Your Own Solar Panels by Joseph Burdick, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! Spring is finally here! And we’re celebrating with garden-themed mysteries and our top picks for helping you learn about sustainable living and being green. Plus, check out the books everyone is buzzing about: this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners … Read more

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