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

Want to live green? Resources to get started

Watering a garden

Want to reduce your use of the Earth’s natural resources and live a more eco-friendly life? Check out these titles and resources, handpicked by our librarians, to help you learn more about sustainable and eco-friendly living, just in time for Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Find it on the shelf (physical books) Read it … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for March

Book covers for Spark Joy by Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, The Wangs Vs. the World by Jade Chang, The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli, We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! This month, cozy up with heartwarming reads, get a jumpstart on spring cleaning with top tidying picks, and browse titles that celebrate revolutionary women in honor of Women’s History Month. Plus, check out the new music just added … Read more

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